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02/11/20

Close to 200,000 tons may have been left behind. Tonnages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir crushed in 2019 were down significantly from 2018, yet Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir were two of the most widely planted varieties in recent years, indicated tons were unharvested

02/11/20

Zenith is a range of products containing potassium polyaspartate for tartrate and color stabilization in red, white and rosé wines. According to Enartis, which created and sells, Zenith, "We have calculated that wineries can save up to 80% of energy and drinking water, and greenhouse gas emissions can be cut by 90% simply by using this product."

02/11/20

B Cellars Vineyards said the wine had been produced from 4 tons of wine grapes harvested on Oct. 10, 2017, from Beckstoffer's To Kalon vineyard in Oakville. Smoke taint in that wine was discovered in June 2018, according to the lawsuit

02/11/20

In her new role, Gunderson will be responsible for the production and direction of all wines produced under the HALL, WALT, and BACA brands. Gunderson has been a member of the HALL winemaking team since 2005, and head winemaker for award winning WALT Wines since 2010.

02/11/20

Napa Green, the third-party certified sustainability certification program for vineyards and wineries in the Napa Valley, is now a new non-profit organization, with longtime program consultant Anna Brittain

02/11/20

Cape Classics is proud to announce that Robert Bradshaw has been named Chief Executive Officer. Founder, Andre´ Shearer, after 28 years as CEO, will elevate to the role of Executive Chairman.

02/11/20

Forty four men and women who excel in grape growing in Sonoma County were feted at Saralee and Richard Kunde's Barn at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in front of their families, winegrape growers, community leaders and Congressman Mike Thompson.

02/11/20

Printed with thermochromic - or temperature-sensitive - ink, the label transforms from a light cream color at room temperature to a blushing bright pink when properly chilled, at approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit

02/11/20

While U.S. wine merchants lobby to stop 100 percent tariffs on European wines, French winegrowers are already suffering from the 25 percent duties imposed last year

02/11/20

France's big wine industry, shaken by U.S. President Trump's painful tariff hikes and the threat of climate change, is hoping to re-energize global interest in its products with a big trade fair in Paris. Two thousand winemakers - including giant Moet-Hennessy - are wooing some 30,000 French and international visitors at the Vinexpo fair through Wednesday with a renewed focus on ecology and sustainability as well as tech innovation like robots.

02/11/20

This year, over 950 wines from both coasts competed for Best of Class honors in many categories. There were 38 entries in the final Sweepstakes Round:

02/11/20

The perfectly lightly shaded rosé is the ideal wine to celebrate Galentine's Day with your girlfriends this Thursday and beyond for picnics, beach days, and afternoon libations during the warming months we are all looking forward to.

02/11/20

A world-class program awaits visitors to the "same but different" trend show at ProWein 2020, International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits (March 15 - 17, 2020 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany). The center of the special exhibition in hall 7.0 will be the BAR, organized by prize-winning bar expert Stephan Hinz.

02/11/20

The winners took home cash, pruning tools, clothing, gift cards and other prizes. An ongoing crowd favorite award was a handmade silver belt buckle given to the 1st place winners.

02/11/20

Current 25% tariffs on European wine and looming threats of increasing those tariffs to 100% stem from a dispute over subsidies the EU provides to Airbus. The EU needs to comply with the WTO rulings, and the US is within its rights to impose fair and effective tariffs to ensure this happens.

02/11/20

The International Society of Appraisers is the leading professional personal property appraisal association, representing the most highly trained and rigorously tested independent appraisers in the United States and Canada.

02/11/20

Grady took inspiration for The Hermit from a period in French wine history when Bordeaux vintners blended their wines with Syrah from the Rhône Valley for added strength-a practice known as hermitagé. By adding a dollop of Syrah to a Bordeaux-style blend, Grady has created a deliciously fresh and distinctly Okanagan blend.

02/11/20

The value of the North Coast grape crop slid to $1.7 billion last year, down 15% from 2018 as wine sales leveled off across the United States and wineries reacted by crushing less fruit, according to the annual California grape harvest report released on Monday

02/11/20

The county Planning Commission heard these cases and rendered decisions. Opponents to the outcomes have filed appeals with the Board of Supervisors.

02/11/20

The average price of a ton of Napa Valley wine grapes rose almost 4 percent in 2019, according to the year's Grape Crush Report. But experts say the report may not reflect true market conditions

02/11/20

While most thought the 2019 harvest could the largest ever, "unpicked fruit" are the words of the day. Of note: red wine grapes were down 12.8 percent while white grapes were only down 4.3 percent, indicating that varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel may have been the varieties left on the vine.

02/11/20

"Very few grapes sold on the spot market. Most grapes were sold based on contracts sold years ago."

02/11/20

"In past years, the Crush Report would provide growers and wineries insight into the inventory position and possibly influence the market dynamic for bulk wine and grapes, but the current market dynamic is likely not illustrated in the 2019 Crush Report. Therefore, the influence and impact of the Crush Report for 2019 is not as relevant as in the past due to the fact that the 2019 spot market prices (one year contracts) are, in some cases, much lower than the district average, as described below"

02/11/20

The value of the 2019 North Coast wine grape crop fell 15.3% to nearly $1.7 billion, as the harvest across the region weighed in almost 17% lighter than the record 2018 crop but North Coast prices inched up just 1.5%, according to the annual grape crush report released Monday.

02/11/20

For aficionados, the lists of 160 single malt whiskies, 100 añejo tequilas and 80 aged rums provide endless discovery. For those in need of guidance, Wine.com offers the same easy tools it does for wine: professional ratings and tasting notes on its detailed product pages, and knowledgeable experts who make recommendations and answer questions via chat.

02/11/20

These three days of discussions and conversations between experts aim to paint a picture of current winegrowing models, accelerate the ecological transition in the industry and brainstorm together on how to build a sustainable future that's respectful of the environment.

02/11/20

The first ever "Bunny Becker Women in Wine Award" recipient is Brenda Canada of Canada Family Vineyards. Nominated by Dr. Richard Becker and many others, Canada was confirmed as the award recipient by the Executive Committee of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association.

02/11/20

A new generation of wine professionals are in pursuit of different kinds of balance.

02/11/20

Two 'major US wine trade bodies' warned that the tariffs imposed on European wine are damaging the American market, with exports to China and other markets "replacing" those to the US.

02/11/20

Niagara College's Teaching Winery will take over operations at a Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard property owned by Canopy Growth ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") (WEED.TO) (CGC), sowing the seeds for an environmentally sustainable site and new learning opportunities for the College's wine students

02/11/20

Growers and winemakers across bushfire-affected areas of New South Wales are starting to learn the potential fiscal damage caused by this summer's bushfires, with one estimate placing the possible loss to grape crops alone at over $100 million.

02/11/20

We dish on the pours and snacks of the Academy Awards. Plus: Who made a beeline for the Champagne?

02/11/20

In record time, the category has become freewheeling and heterogeneous, with a mix of techniques, traditions and regional iterations. That's a good thing.