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02/20/20

Join Wine Business Monthly for Innovation + Quality (IQ) on February 27, 2020 at the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, California. IQ is the premier wine industry event completely focused on the innovations that advance wine quality. Each year, IQ draws more than 400 luxury and ultra-premium winemakers from across the West Coast and beyond to learn about the best methods to produce the finest wines. Registration is now open.

02/20/20

To obtain stress levels of vines in a given block, growers take a short video of the plants with their iPhone. Photos from that video are then fed into a model. The Tule Vision App then gives midday leaf water potential readings for these vines. Tule Vision is less expensive and easier to use than a pressure chamber, according to the company. Using the App is also less error prone than relying on pressure chamber readings, according to Tule. Tule Vision does allow growers to obtain data on the spot

02/20/20

"As we preserve and increase access to these documents, we hope to uncover elements of Olmo's research that could provide new insight into modern-day viticulture practices," said MacKenzie Smith, university librarian and vice provost of Digital Scholarship. "This project is a powerful example of how, through digital scholarship, we can connect the past with the present to better inform the future."

02/20/20

Full tanks and ratcheting down of expectations for wine sales growth have sent pricing for grapes and wine vintners already have crushed down to levels about half of what they were just a year ago. While this means that consumers are expected to eventually get great deals on wine at the shelf, it is also affecting how much vintners can leverage the value of existing wine to operate

02/20/20

The tariffs implemented in October continued to have significant (and worsening) impacts on specific categories of Imports in December

02/20/20

"We have noted an uptick in activity on the bulk wine market in the past six weeks and - with the picture moving forward now a little clearer thanks to the preliminary harvest report"

02/20/20

According to the SEC, Diageo failed to publicly disclose how employees at its most profitable unit, Diageo North America, pushed distributors in its 2014 and 2015 fiscal years to buy more wine and spirits than they needed.

02/20/20

E.&J. Gallo-owned Barefoot is the second-largest wine brand in the U.S. by volume at more than 18 million cases

02/20/20

Consumers with the Winerytale app will be able to point their phone at almost any American wine label and have the story behind the wine and the winery come to life in virtual images, words and videos.

02/20/20

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance announced today the Paso Robles wine community's contribution of $94,324 for fire relief efforts dedicated to the Kincade Fire in Sonoma. Funds were raised through a collaboration with over 40 wineries and related businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country through the month of November 2019.

02/20/20

The Cape Wine Auction 2020 raised more than R17 million at a spectacular event held over the weekend at the Boschendal Wine Estate.

02/20/20

In addition to being one of fewer than 380 Masters of Wine in the world, Lapierre has a background in various industry roles, including as a supplier and a buyer.

02/20/20

Dimensional Insight, the maker of Diver Platform, a data management and analytics solution, announced that John Kievit has joined the company as vice president of goods and services, industry strategy, and business development.

02/20/20

The Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley. In the spirit of progress and improvement, the Symposium's Board of Directors has asked key stakeholders to participate in a summit that will help shape the Symposium's next chapter. With the aim of providing ongoing support for the global wine writing community, this unprecedented retreat is a milestone in the continued evolution of this celebrated annual assembly.

02/20/20

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.

02/20/20

Omni-ID will manufacture the tag that is central to the Keg Hounds keg tracking and data management solution. The partnership will help Keg Hounds meet the growing demand for their game-changing solution for a simple-to-apply, accurate, and reliable method for tracking kegs across a global fleet.

02/20/20

The first two "Oasis Sur" wines being released are a 2019 vintage Malbec and a Cabernet Sauvignon. They both reflect varietal characteristics unique to San Rafael because of the dramatically diverse micro-climates and soil compositions.

02/20/20

Ekos, the leader in business management software for independent craft makers, today announced two new appointments: Christina Kyriazi as Vice President of Marketing and Chris Smith as Vice President of Engineering. Kyriazi and Smith join Ekos following the company's $8 million funding round in October 2019.

02/20/20

Today, family-owned New Zealand winery Giesen launches the world's first alcohol-removed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The landmark innovation will allow discerning Sauvignon Blanc consumers around the world to enjoy a glass of New Zealand's popular and distinctive grape varietal on any occasion while moderating their alcohol intake.

02/20/20

When ProWein, International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits, returns from March 15 - 17, 2020, 6,900 exhibitors from 64 nations and 60,000 trade visitors from around the world will come together in Düsseldorf, Germany - renewing Düsseldorf's status as an attraction for gourmets, wine lovers and world explorers alike.

02/20/20

5 reasons to visit Wine Australia at ProWein 2020

02/20/20

TriMas announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Rapak® brand, including certain bag-in-box product lines and assets from Liqui-Box, after the completion of its acquisition of DS Smith Plc's Plastics Division.

02/20/20

Podcast offers insider perspective, tourism advice and resources for Sonoma wine tourists

02/20/20

Some dismantling work has already taken place, but the renovation of the Bourse building will start in earnest this summer. The lower floors will house a walk-through gallery with a restaurant, shops and exhibition spaces, which will be open to public free of charge.

02/20/20

After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory tests

02/20/20

2019 was a year filled with retail innovation, especially within grocery. Between robot delivery services and experiential pop-ups, it would seem as though we've mastered our understanding of consumer behavior and created products and services to meet those needs.