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09/04/20

California growers are reporting some wineries won't accept grapes they contracted unless lab results show the grapes aren't adversely affected by smoke exposure but with long turnaround times for smoke impact testing it's a no-win situation.

09/04/20

Noble Hearts Cellars makes wine from grapes donated by growers and wineries in Napa and Sonoma Counties. All profits from wine sales go to help people facing life threatening illnesses by providing free flights to obtain specialized medical care not otherwise accessible due to financial or other limitations.

09/04/20

The company billed itself as an aerial imagery service for farmers. Now, it seeks bankruptcy protection with a debt load of more $25 million.

09/04/20

"Eyes Wide Shut" meets abandoned mansion horror flick for the conspicuous consumption set

09/04/20

Ball plans to make an initial investment of more than $300 million in its Pittston facility over multiple years. The plant will supply customers with a portfolio of can sizes to serve the addressable market.

09/04/20

The biannual meeting of suppliers of the wine and spirits sector in Bordeaux will not be held physically this year. "The latest global changes in the health and economic situation, the uncertainties they convey in the short term, have strongly changed the opinion of our exhibitors and visitors in recent days, in favor of postponing the event."

09/04/20

Sonoma's Best Hospitality Group, a group of companies owned by real estate investors and developers Ken and Stacy Mattson, has purchased the Sonoma Cheese Factory. The deal closed Friday, Aug. 4, according to Karin Rogers, SBHG's director of operations and business development.

09/04/20

Robert Foye, the new chief executive of Australia's second largest wine company Accolade Wines, has made his first acquisition since taking the helm as the group buys Katnook Estate in Coonawarra.

09/04/20

The two companies plan to make a collaborated effort in express deliveries, air cargo, setting up a global logistics network and supply chain, and working on digital technologies.

09/04/20

The strikeout king known as Tom Terrific spent his retirement years farming Cabernet Sauvignon on Diamond Mountain

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As a young farmer, Voge began bottling his own wines and cultivating his Cornas and St.-Péray vineyards at a time when development threatened the hillside vines

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am Balakian, president and winemaster of SVP Winery in Paso Robles, passed away on August 31, 2020. With a winemaking career spanning more than 50 years, Balakian was respected as one of the most experienced winemakers in California and trusted for his steadfast commitment to producing quality bulk wines at a fair price.

09/04/20

Aimed at older millennials and gen-x wine consumers, Knotty Vines takes wine tradition and turns it upside down, tapping into the energetic, daring spirit of modern-day experience seekers and giving them permission to indulge and create everyday emotional connections.

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"In view of the quality of the wines and its history, it seemed obvious to us that Georges de Latour would fit perfectly within the selection of iconic wines already distributed by La Place de Bordeaux."

09/04/20

The 2019 Estate White is a Bordeaux-inspired white blend made up of 79% Sauvignon Blanc and 21% Sémillon, available for $50 with only 365 cases produced.

09/04/20

Joining their line-up of elegant and expansive Cabernet Francs and energetic Chenin Blancs, the 2016 North Coast Cabernet Franc is a worthy follow-up in a continuing string of twenty-two vintages of this singular and unique wine.

09/04/20

The Texas Winery PAC wants the government to enact laws allowing tasting rooms to reopen

09/04/20

"It's been and an incredibly exciting journey so far. Tasting and talking about wine is one thing, doing it with this crew of visionaries and heavy hitters is another. What an opportunity: not just for us, the producers, but the consumer, too." stated Jake Hawkes, President of the Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association.

09/04/20

By the third week in September, even the highest-elevation (2,900 to 3,000 feet) wineries like, Miraflores Winery and Kehret Vineyards will be in full pick.

09/04/20

Though predicting the future in the midst of the novel coronavirus has proved somewhat impossible, beloved Washington winery, H3 Wines, is giving Seattleites just a little glimpse into what the months ahead may hold.

09/04/20

The word "wine" means different things to different people.

09/04/20

Reconsidering the notion of 'varietal typicity,' in this week's Drinking with Esther newsletter

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The warning, which begins Saturday morning and expires Monday night, includes Sonoma and Napa counties, where temperatures may reach triple digits. A high of 107 degrees is predicted Sunday near the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

09/04/20

It makes some of the world's top wines, but it offers value too - if you know where to look.

09/04/20

"Zinfandel could invent and reinvent itself. Most recently, over the last 25 years, its identity has been that of an extravagant, alcoholic wine. Good producers could match power with precision."

09/04/20

Andrea Lonardi, winemaker at Bertani estate, said that 'huge damage has been caused in the lower part of Valpolicella, but as we are over the hills we were pardoned. So the Classico subregion was saved from the storm, but the extended Valpolicella [area] registered vineyards razed to the ground.'

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in Brno, in the heart of South Moravia

09/04/20

Halliday has welcomed Tyson Stelzer to the role of chief editor of the Wine Companion. Halliday's writing about wine continues with his weekly column in The Weekend Australian and its eagerly awaited annual Top 100. Moving forward, Halliday will guide the development of The Cellardoor Challenge as well as the advanced technology and digital wine business Junovate, to support wineries across Australia and encourage people to visit and buy direct.

09/04/20

During the meeting, which was streamed live online Wednesday, SLA Chairman Vincent Bradley and commissioners Lily Fan and Greeley Ford are shown bare-faced as they review bar and restaurant fines, according to the paper.

09/04/20

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery is thrilled to introduce the seven stars club, their limited edition sparkling wine collection for members.

09/04/20

Santa Margherita USA Founds National Chianti Day to Celebrate Beloved Chianti Classico Wines Bringing the Traditions and Flavors of Tuscany to Life

09/04/20

This means Coppola has now restored the films of his he believed could be improved, and his fervent desire is to get the chance to make the epic Megalopolis, which was close to a production start before it was derailed by the tragedy of 9/11.

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nd partnered with two French estates on his own label, Porte Noire.

09/04/20

The dollar's downtrend will continue into next year, driven largely by the U.S. Federal Reserve's shift to a new policy framework, although expectations for a deep fall in a sustained way have waned somewhat from last month, a Reuters poll found.

09/04/20

A new service called VINPay is designed to pay wine producers faster while allowing buyers to hold on to their cash longer.

09/04/20

Beth has overseen the vineyard's pioneering CCOF organic certification in 1992, and the building of the Spottswoode Estate Winery in 1999. She was elected in 1998 as the youngest president of the Napa Valley Vintners Association ...

09/04/20

September is California Wine Month.

09/04/20

Elaine, Esther and Kelli discuss the evolution of California wines - Featured wines: 2019 J. Lohr Estates Wildflower Valdiguié, Monterey; 2016 White Rock Claret, Napa Valley; 2018 Mountain Tides Petite Sirah, California

09/04/20

Volker Eisele Family Estate's 150-year-old redwood winery miraculously survived. Now comes the hard part: assessing the fire and smoke damage to the 60 acres of grapevines, on

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and declined -21% by value over the last three months.