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02/19/20

Wine Industry Metrics for January point to two bright spots: domestic table wines and direct-to-consumer shipments. Domestic table wines increased 6% while DtC shipments increased in value. Meanwhile, Oregon stood out. The state's wineries shipped more than $212 million worth of wines in 2019 ...

02/19/20

"Needless to say it is a challenging time in international trade," said Robert P. Koch, chief executive officer and president at Wine Institute. "But we are confident that as the world's fourth largest wine producer, there is great opportunity for significant growth in markets around the world"

02/19/20

As California vintners eye slowing sales growth in the U.S., they might find opportunity knocking more loudly in markets abroad, even though it's tumultuous time for the industry around the world, according to experts in foreign markets at a wine export conference in Napa on Tuesday

02/19/20

A combination of Brexit and US tariffs saw stockpiling of French wines and spirits in 2019 - but the outlook for 2020 isn't so rosy.

02/19/20

On May 6, 2020 Wine Business Monthly is hosting its annual Vineyard Economics Symposium, the premier wine industry conference covering vineyard economics and finances. Tickets are now on sale. This event is key for anyone in the winegrape growing business-from independent growers to corporate vineyard management firms and everyone in between.

02/19/20

Today, long-standing supporters who have held leadership roles throughout the Symposium's history, have travelled to the Napa Valley to bring varied perspectives and ideas to the discussion.

02/19/20

Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that one to two drinks a day lowered risk by 29 percent

02/19/20

China is one of the world's largest luxury alcohol markets?-accounting for 20% of Remy Martin profits, 10% of Pernod Ricard and 3% of Diageo. The country is the largest beer market in the world, with the United States and Brazil taking up second and third place.

02/19/20

Squirrel Biology IPM Plan Using Bait, Carbon Monoxide and more options Review of CDFA Bait labels Vertebrate Pest Control Laws and Regulations

02/19/20

The UC Cooperative Extension will be holding a Spray Application Workshop to present information on the safe and efficient use of spray applications. The information presented will be of interest to producers of all crops.

02/19/20

Industry leaders from around the world convened at Wine Institute's "Export 2020: California Wine Global Export Conference" to hear from influential voices in the global wine trade on Feb. 18 at COPIA in Napa Valley. Keynote speakers opened the program with insights and perspectives on opportunities for California wine in the global marketplace and afternoon sessions led by Wine Institute's international team provided in-depth discussion on how to grow export sales around the world.

02/19/20

Miner Family Winery, a family-owned winery known for its flagship Bordeaux-style blend, The Oracle, is thrilled to announce the completion of their new wine tasting spaces. Brought to life with the help of Kristin Martin Design and General Contractor, Andy Isdahl, the new space was designed with intimate tasting experiences in mind to create enjoyable, comfortable and memorable experiences.

02/19/20

The newest member of House of Saka's Senior Executive team, Bachorski will oversee operations, logistics and finance for the company as it continues to expand its portfolio of products as well as its national footprint.

02/19/20

One of Sonoma County's top destinations and home to some of the region's highest-scoring wines, Ledson Winery & Vineyards has been named one of 2019 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources.

02/19/20

The World's Best Vineyard is determined after each member of the Academy submits 7 vineyard nominations based on all the different elements that make for a rewarding visit for guests, including quality of tours, ambiance, cuisine, staff, views, accessibility, value and reputation. These nominations are then collated and converted into the Top 50 list.

02/19/20

The nation's largest mobile cannery now offers contiguous coverage east of the Mississippi, thanks to its latest acquisition. Iron Heart Canning Company, a mobile beverage packager serving breweries, cideries, wineries, distilleries, co-packing facilities, and non-alcoholic producers, announced today that it has acquired Michigan Mobile Canning, a mobile canning business operating out of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Indianapolis, Ind.

02/19/20

The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is proud to announce this year's Santa Barbara Wine Auction was a resounding success in its fundraising mission to bolster healthcare services for local farmworkers and their families.

02/19/20

The Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council, a land conservation and youth investment foundation, announces its next board of directors meeting will be held in Sacramento, CA on March 3, 2020. The agenda includes updates and important actions regarding the Land Conservation Program and other matters.

02/19/20

Using cool-climate Carneros fruit from Mitsuko's Vineyard, which vintner Jan Schrem famously gave to his wife for Valentine's Day (the gift was a box of soil from the 365-acre plot and carried the note "an acre for every day I love you"), this traditional-method sparkling wine (two fermentations with lees aging) is 98% Pinot Noir and 2% Chardonnay. Bright acid, vibrant red apple and guava fruit shine in this elegant sparkler.

02/19/20

The Virginia Wineries Association Governor's Cup® Wine Competition judging is complete, and 64 Virginia wines from 40 different wineries have been awarded gold medals. The competition, now in its 38th year, was held over a four-week period during late January and early February. During that time, 19 world-class judges sampled over 530 of the best Virginia Wines to determine gold medalists in one of the most stringent and thorough wine competitions in the country.

02/19/20

The scion of a famous brewing family has shifted focus to make wine in Santa Barbara County.

02/19/20

United will offer Herzog Lineage Cabernet Sauvignon and Herzog Lineage Sauvignon Blanc upon request in both directions between San Francisco and Aviv, and between Newark and Tel Aviv.

02/19/20

Combining both the rosé and sparkling categories that consumers crave, Astoria Sparkling Rosé is delicately pink in color with continuous fine bubbles and aromas of fresh raspberry and strawberry with white floral notes. The varietal is made up of 85% Glera and 15% Pinot Noir with an ABV of 11%. The new Sparkling Rosé is available in both single serve187ml and 750ml bottles for an SRP of $5.99 and $14.99.

02/19/20

HEC Paris will be opening its doors for its Summer School's seventh edition on June 8, 2020. Participants from over fifty countries will gather on the HEC Paris campus to attend cutting-edge programs on innovative topics in business management. This year, Europe's number 1 business school will be adding a new two-week program to its Summer School portfolio: the HEC Paris "Wine Business Program", its very first program dedicated to the wine industry.

02/19/20

Larkmead Vineyards is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, a milestone rivaled by few wineries in the United States. Founded as a wine estate in the late 1800s, Larkmead is now under the stewardship of proprietors Cam Baker and Kate Solari Baker, who have overseen Larkmead's elevation to a world-class estate winery over the last two decades. Larkmead produces some of the Napa Valley's top rated Cabernet Sauvignon under the guidance of celebrated winemaker Dan Petroski.

02/19/20

A to Z Wineworks is pleased to announce a fifteen-month Artist-in-Residence Program. Beginning with a harvest internship, the immersion program continues for a full vintage including a second harvest, offering the opportunity to work and respond artistically to a full vintage.

02/19/20

Marilyn Vogel, Wine Industry Leader with over three decades of experience building successful brands, is leveraging her skills, knowledge, integrity and relationships to create Vintners Collections & Consulting LLC; a platform to share her passion and expertise bringing together great wines and great people.

02/19/20

Yountville Live Includes the 27th Annual Taste of Yountville, Featuring Over 50 Tasting Opportunities from Renowned Wineries and Restaurants, as well as Live Music Performances and Cooking Demos.

02/19/20

According to Wine Intelligence's Canada Wine Landscapes 2020 report, published this week, the recalled wine knowledge index of all Canadian regular wine drinkers has significantly increased in the past 5 years, from 28.4 in 2014 to 35.0 in 2019.

02/19/20

Washington State wineries and wine grape growers are invited to be part of the Washington State Wine Commission's annual Research Review on February 25-26, 2020, at the Clore Center in Prosser. Industry members will be asked for input on the research proposals seeking grant funding through the wine research programs in Washington.

02/19/20

Wine Road, Northern Sonoma County presents their 43rd Annual Barrel Tasting, offering two weekends of barrel sampling and the opportunity to purchase "futures" at over 80 wineries. The event takes place in the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys, and is the perfect way for visitors to explore much of Sonoma County, March 6 - 8 and March 13 - 15, 2020 from 11am to 4pm.

02/19/20

the tide may be turning again, as pinot grigio runs into resistance from sommeliers and adventurous consumers seeking out terroir-driven wines with compelling stories. Soave, which has undergone a quiet renaissance since those early ad campaigns, can offer both, and tremendous value to boot

02/19/20

One writer wades into the heart of wine's conflict zone to see what he can learn about the values and anxieties that define its culture today