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08/04/20

Handley became a role model for women winemakers in California while helping establish Anderson Valley as one of North America's most dynamic wine regions. Sadly, Handley passed away from COVID-19.

08/04/20

Gingin was believed by some to be derived from the same source material as a clone known as Old Foundation Block (OF) Chardonnay, but was also commonly thought of as being the same as another clone with similar traits called Mendoza. The new genomics research has revealed that all three clones have a shared heritage, in an old Californian source block at UC Davis. They are, however, quite distinct ...

08/04/20

As he walked through his Fountaingrove estate, Paradise Ridge Winery owner Rene Byck was just happy to focus on the changing colors in the vineyard rows as he prepared for the start of the 2020 wine grape harvest later this month.

08/04/20

The strong dollar tends to reduce the cost of equipment and supplies used in U.S. wine production including vineyard and cellar machinery, bottles, capsules, corks, .. and indirectly benefits companies that import and distribute or sell foreign wine. ... The falling dollar tends to reverse all this by increasing the cost of imported wine and wine production supplies and making U.S. exports relatively cheaper abroad.

08/04/20

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08/04/20

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08/04/20

Mr. Vassar will continue to report to Wayne Chaplin, CEO of Southern Glazer's, as well as continue to provide leadership and oversight of the Company's Exceptional Leaders Program, Southern Glazer's flagship leadership development program. He will also provide mentoring for the Company's key commercial leadership team.

08/04/20

With the 2020 grape harvest approaching, growers and farmworker support groups face new evidence that agriculture workers are being hit hard by the coronavirus.

08/04/20

Arizona-based IMH both owns and operates the MacArthur Place, a longtime Sonoma hotel fixture just off Broadway. In its chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, IMH lists the hotel as its only income-producing property on a corporate balance sheet that includes $129 million in debt. In the filing documents, IMH CEO Chadwick Parson describes MacArthur Place as his company's "most important operating asset."

08/04/20

The world's largest spirits maker reported a 8.7% reduction in net sales, which totalled £11.8 billion, in the year ending June 2020. Operating profit likewise fell by 47.1% to £2.1 billion.

08/04/20

The SWRCB estimates that over 2,000 wineries will be subject to the new WDR when it is issued ("General Order"), a significant increase in the number of wineries that must comply with wastewater discharge conditions and obligations.

08/04/20

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is forever in the shadow of Brunello and Chianti, but it is worth exploring.

08/04/20

Rewards and payments innovator Vertical Finance (www.verticalfinance.com) today reveals the Grand Reserve World Mastercard, a credit card for wine enthusiasts with distinctive rewards and benefits. The Grand Reserve World Mastercard is designed with a cardholder-first approach and focused on the passion cardholders have for discovering, enjoying and collecting fine wine

08/04/20

The mysterious origin of Margaret River's much-loved Gingin clone of Chardonnay has been solved in a study recently published in the Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research.

08/04/20

State law already allows ice cream to include 5 percent wine, cider and beer - but the new law expands that menu to include hard booze.

08/04/20

After record turnover last year, Champagne sales are down about $2 billion in 2020.

08/04/20

Cooler spring weather sees slow start in San Joaquin Valley, with overall volume revised down from pre-season estimates

08/04/20

In 2019-20, the average value of Australian wine exports grew to $3.89 per litre free on board (FOB), the highest level since 2004-05.

08/04/20

"What people are most desperately waiting for is good news on virus control, that I think is number one," said Stephen Jen, chief executive at Eurizon SLJ Capital Ltd. "The currency bet is mainly a bet on relative control of the virus, not reflecting the fundamental strength of the economies in question."

08/04/20

Familiar names and new faces are diving into the soon-to-be $200 million market for wine in cans, with greater quality and selection for consumers than ever before

08/04/20

Two new single vineyard reds and a re-branded Rosado reflect the virtues of their different locations.

08/04/20

Tamam Kitchen, which services Israel's El Al airlines, Turkish Airlines and other international carriers flying out of Tel Aviv, piloted the idea in late July as a way to stay in business.

08/04/20

"Wine is not a wellness potion. It's a snapshot of time, a manifestation of the place and the people who made it, which works a special magic when paired with friends and food"

08/04/20

Every year, the number of French vineyards and wineries falls, as people retire or exit the business. Robert Joseph asks what can be done to reinvigorate the sector.