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02/17/20

On Friday, after markets closed ahead of President's Day Weekend, USTR announced that tariffs that have been imposed on French and other European wines remain in place. The 25 percent tariffs were put in place mid-October on still wines under 14 percent alcohol over a dispute over European subsidies on the commercial aircraft company Airbus. The industry feared the U.S. Trade Representative was poised to increase the tariffs

02/17/20

On Saturday, Garagiste Events hosted its 26th Garagiste Wine Festival at the Veteran's Memorial Hall in Sonoma, Calif. The event featured more than 40 small-lot Northern California winemakers - many of whom do not have their own tasting room

02/17/20

An online wine company and its founder have filed a defamation lawsuit for more than $1 million over a blog post, according to court records. Phillip James, founder and chief executive officer of Penrose Hill allege Paul Mabray, chief executive officer of Napa-based Emetry, allegedly defamed him in the blog post, Fakers Not Makers and The Return of Philip James, according to the complaint filed Friday

02/17/20

For now, Copper Cane's fate hangs in regulatory limbo. "We were painted as bad guys. But at the end of the day, what's important is we are now in compliance and still selling wine in Oregon and elsewhere"

02/17/20

Liviri Vino is a premium, reusable and protective shipping solution for fine wine and alcohol in four- and six-bottle configurations. Precision padding keeps bottles secure and separated while reusable coolant inserts and industry-leading insulation provide a safe, temperature-stable environment inside the box. Vino is easy to use and return - simply open the lid, remove the bottles, close the lid and add the included return label

02/17/20

Mark Albrecht of Roots Run Deep purchased the century-old downtown Napa home and plans to open a tasting room to showcase his wines, including his most popular brand: Educated Guess

02/17/20

Founded by John Keleher, the platform uses proprietary algorithms to measure the relative success of tasting rooms within a geographic area, and, through a private website, anonymously shares personalized, actionable metrics. SVVGA has partnered exclusively with Community Benchmark to bring this intelligence to all vintner members of the organization. Additionally, SVVGA will receive a regional subscription and gain insights and comparative analysis on the Sonoma Valley region compared to other wine regions in the United States, to unlock insights to new growth strategies

02/17/20

Wayfarer, creators of highly-regarded Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Wayfarer Vineyard in hills of the Sonoma Coast, Napa Valley-based Wade Cellars, and Newfound Wines have opened an office for day-to-day business operations at First Street Napa. The new lease on the 1,865-square space brings the office portion of the development to now be fully leased.

02/17/20

Francis Ford Coppola, proprietor of Inglenook, is pleased to announce that a significant milestone has been reached in the expansion of Inglenook's cave network. Yesterday the tunneling crew broke through the wall that separated the existing labyrinth of caves from the new cave.

02/17/20

The barrels used in the Barrique watch production are Allier oak barrels. Their story starts in 17th century in huge oak forests of France, where the oak trees are grown for the specific use for wine barrels. The beauty in Barrique watches lies in the value of the sustainable history they entail

02/17/20

A recurring theme in recent months is the big inventories of red wines around the world -varietals in Argentina, California, France and Spain, generics in Australia. This is in contrast to whites, which seem in better supply-demand balance

02/17/20

A small, but growing number of businesses are no longer accepting cash. Owners say that accepting only credit cards, debit cards or digital wallets like Apple Pay is more efficient and lowers the risk of being robbed. Electronic forms of payments are gaining popularity with consumers.

02/17/20

VINEXPO PARIS and WINE PARIS form the first business event of the calendar year dedicated to wines and spirits. In the heart of the world's lifestyle capital, the exhibition welcomed 2,800 exhibitors and 29,280 trade and industry members (1 in 3 of them from outside France). This first joint edition marks a major milestone and establishes Paris in February as the world's key annual event for the industry.

02/17/20

Informa Markets is postponing the inaugural FHA-Food & Beverage event to a later date due to global travel concerns in light of the latest developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The event was originally scheduled to take place from March 31 - April 3, 2020 at Singapore Expo.

02/17/20

City Winery Chicago is proud to announce the launch of its Centre Street Kitchen Cabernet Sauvignon, an homage to the new Lincoln Park restaurant Centre Street Kitchen, 1224 W. Webster Avenue, the latest entry in Big Onion Hospitality's restaurant portfolio.

02/17/20

This arrangement requires regular bilateral meetings to discuss implementation matters, with the parties meeting on a monthly basis at the "designated official" level, on a quarterly basis at the Deputy United States Trade Representative-Vice Minister level, and on a semi-annual basis at the United States Trade Representative-Vice Premier level.

02/17/20

At the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, experts discuss hard seltzer, wellness trends, e-commerce experiences, and how to reach millennials

02/17/20

In environmental news, a series of recent measurements are raising alarm bells about the accelerating climate crisis. Temperatures in Antarctica soared last week to nearly 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The World Meteorological Organization is reviewing the temperature reading to decide whether it qualifies as the continent's hottest temperature on record. Measurements from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, meanwhile, show the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record high Monday. And last month was the hottest January on record. NOAA says the four hottest Januaries on record have all occurred since 2016

02/17/20

Lapierre has spent two years at Vinfolio, first leading the buying team and then taking over collector sourcing and private client sales, before becoming president on 1 February.

02/17/20

Her medical background helped improve operations at her family's already iconic winery

02/17/20

The Trump administration in October imposed a 25% tariff on European products, including bottled table wine from France, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom with less than 14% alcohol content. Over a three-month period through the end of December 2019, the volume of imported packaged wine increased by 2.5% but its value declined by 4.8%. The drops in value were especially notable from November to December, according to bw166.

02/17/20

Since its first event in Paso Robles in 2011, the Garagiste Wine Festival has borrowed the term as a nod to those entrepreneurial renegades who chose an unconventional path. At the Garagiste Wine Festival in Sonoma on Feb. 15 (the Garagiste Festival Northern Exposure), you'll get to meet some of the rebels who are under the radar in Wine Country

02/17/20

Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon Valley Bank's Wine Division and author of the annual State of the Wine Industry report, predicts US wine consumers will enjoy the "best wine retail values in 20 years."

02/17/20

"I got it off of Craigslist. There was family here in Kansas," she said. "I had to drive an hour or so to grab it. Their family came over from Italy in the 1920s and they used to make wine out of that."

02/17/20

That's why those who crave a little variety with their vino head for the central and south Willamette Valley. The region stretches about 65 miles from Salem, Oregon, south to Eugene, offering everything from big college towns with thriving food-and-drink scenes to quaint hamlets steeped in history. Plus, the area gives incredible access to some of the best recreational spots in the state.

02/17/20

The Allied Grape Growers released its 2020 winter report on the wine industry and it highlighted that over recent years, California grape growers have planted too many grapes because of high demand.

02/17/20

It's healthy to assess your relationship with alcohol. But healthy relationships last longer than one month

02/17/20

My name is Lucas, and I have The Glow. The Asian Glow. It has taken me a long time to come to terms with it.

02/17/20

The winery bills itself as the nation's only "hemp-infused" winemaker ...

02/17/20

Trump's proposal asks for an additional $5 million next fiscal year for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate cannabis and its derivatives, including CBD.

02/17/20

In the last two years, county supervisors voted to allow grows of unlimited size and number, with little or no vetting, turning a county famous for its wine-tasting and scenic coastline into California's new and unexpected breadbasket of marijuana cultivation.... The Jan. 22 raid highlights how little officials knew about the operations they approved for state licensing