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01/13/21

Premium wineries saw sales growth decline an average 7.1 percent in the first half of 2020 while cost-cutting created enough relief for them to turn a small profit. The data was released in Silicon Valley Bank's 2021 State of the Wine Industry Report. Rob McMillan will be discussing the annual report during a live videocast this morning.

01/13/21

"Even the best-run wineries in 2019 won't find the same level of success in 2021 unless they evolved in 2020 and continue to do so in 2021."

01/13/21

Total case volumes in IRI channels for the 52 weeks ending December 27 accelerated to a double-digit gain of 10.1%, while retail dollars rose even more, by 14%. That compares to an increase of just 2.1% in dollar terms for the prior 52 weeks in IRI channels, and a 0.7% decline by volume.

01/13/21

The 2020 wine grape harvest for the state fell well below the crop forecast of 260,000 tons, with growers harvesting about 175,000 tons according to estimates from the Washington Winegrowers Association.

01/13/21

The Geyserville vineyard and winery accused of flouting land-use rules last summer faces a $172,282 fine.

01/13/21

Interest from consumers for wine in cans led to an expansion. It was a move that proved strategic for further company revenue and serendipitous ahead of a deep dive in the restaurant business during the coronavirus pandemic.

01/13/21

The first of a kind BarrelWise Barrel Management System enables wine barrel sampling, topping, and the sulfite additions to be done without removing the bung.

01/13/21

He was a senior winery relations manager and winemaker in the Central Coast for Agajanian Vineyards & Wine Company, where he oversaw grape and bulk wine sourcing. Haddox worked in grower relations and other positions for well-known, multinational vintners in California and abroad.

01/13/21

Miracle is a 28-year veteran sales professional; most recently he oversaw national sales for Failla Wines and Day Zinfandel from lauded winemaker and vintner Ehren Jordan. Prior to his time at Failla, Miracle was a co-owner of Third Coast Wine Werks/AVA Wine & Spirits, a wine distributor located in Milwaukee, WI.

01/13/21

The longtime New York Times editor and wine writer was knowledgeable and kind, with a quick wit

01/13/21

Napa Valley experienced two stunning back-to-back vintages in 2018 and 2019 the likes of which I have never seen. Both vintages produced a bevy of breathtaking wines that will thrill Napa Valley fans. The 2018s are refined and vibrant, while the young 2019s have a bit more depth and energy.

01/13/21

Breweries were forced to adapt in 2020. Which pivots are poised to become permanent fixtures on the brewing landscape?

01/13/21

Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that it has closed its sale of the Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy brand, related inventory, and interests in certain contracts to Sazerac for approximately $265 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments.

01/13/21

Corinne Mui will bring a team of professionals to support her in this new role and is based in Hong Kong. Originally launched in the USA in 2005 as the French Wine Society, the organization rebranded to the Wine Scholar Guild as it added specialized study programs on the wines of Italy and Spain. All the programs mirror the depth and academic rigor of the industry-acclaimed French Wine Scholar certification program.

01/13/21

The Texas-based businesses launch innovation and augmented reality technology to bring wine to life

01/13/21

Kyle Anne Pallischeck will lead the organization's efforts in raising the visibility and reputation of the Finger Lakes AVA, its wines and wineries. Pallischeck brings longtime local winery experience to the Wine Alliance.

01/13/21

The carefully packed wine - each bottle nestled inside a steel cylinder to prevent breakage - remained corked aboard the orbiting lab. Space Cargo Unlimited, a Luxembourg startup behind the experiments, wanted the wine to age for an entire year up there. None of the bottles will be opened until the end of February. Months of chemical testing will follow. Researchers are eager to see how space altered the sedimentation and bubbles.

01/13/21

The US Supreme Court has made another surprising decision regarding the liquor industry.

01/13/21

As many consumers celebrated the holidays apart from family and friends and forewent traditional holiday parties, they turned to alcohol delivery as a way to celebrate the season despite pandemic restrictions.

01/13/21

Vertical Finance (verticalfinance.com) is proud to announce the addition of Erik Segelbaum to the Grand Reserve Rewards Wine Advisory Board, a team of wine industry professionals that support Grand Reserve Rewards and Grand Reserveā„¢ World MastercardĀ®, the credit card for wine enthusiasts.

01/13/21

A study published by the European Society of Cardiology analyzed data from 108,000 people in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Italy from 1982 to 2010. The results found that people who said they drank 12 grams of ethanol a day on average - the equivalent of one small glass of wine or beer - had a 16% increase in their risk of atrial fibrillation over the next 14 years compared with those who said they did not drink at all.

01/13/21

The SpaceX capsule will bring a case of Bordeaux back to Earth when it splashes down Wednesday - and it's no vin ordinaire after aging in outer space for more than a year.