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01/18/21

"We are delighted to join the IWSR family after nearly 10 years of our organisations partnering on behalf of our client base," Lulie Halstead, CEO of Wine Intelligence, said.

01/18/21

The wines were launched by Gallo in their early days when the brothers saw a need for domestic aperitif wines. Production is expected to remain in California.

01/18/21

The U.S. wine business is "moving towards a situation where a few firms acquire significant market power," says Karl Storchmann, a clinical professor of economics at New York University and the editor of the Journal of Wine Economics. "The transfer of brands from Constellation to Gallo will boost Gallo's market share by between 4-5%, to well above 30%. This will increase Gallo's monopoly power, particularly in the low-price segment."

01/18/21

Many events have moved online, offered virtually through Zoom or other apps - but organizers hope enthusiasm will remain high given the extra resonance that the holiday carries in a time of continuing social unrest.

01/18/21

Additional coverage from Thursday's Dollars & Sense seminar. The California wine grape crop last year was already set to be up to 12%-17% smaller because of weather conditions before the late summer wildfires. Ciatti estimates 165,000-325,000 tons of wine grapes were rejected or unsold in California, 100,000-200,000 tons in the North Coast.

01/18/21

One of Burgundy's biggest names has established a foothold in Sonoma, drawn by the quality of the Pinot Noir. Additional coverage with comments from Erwan Faiveley.

01/18/21

Sonoma has been through a brutal period over these last few years.

01/18/21

bw166 compiled data on how many suppliers submitted COLAs to the TTB from 2016 through 2020 to identify suppliers that consistently filed COLAs year over year, and identify suppliers that filed previously but not in the current term.

01/18/21

Subscriptions are fast becoming a way for pandemic-hit industries to get enough cash flow to hang on.

01/18/21

Several bills (Senate Bills 934, 1138, 1139, 1140) in Michigan were recently vetoed. Some of these bills such as SB 934 and SB 1338, which would expand self-distribution privileges for craft distillers and small wineries, did not become law, even though these bills enjoyed heavy bi-partisan support.

01/18/21

The 14th annual DTC Wine Symposium is 100% virtual this year. All Sessions and the virtual tradeshow take place on our event app, Whova. Registrants must download Whova using the same email they used to register on EventBrite.

01/18/21

HBO Max has ordered eight episodes of the series, which will "explore the emergence of public TV, feminism and the women's movement, the nature of celebrity and America's cultural growth."

01/18/21

Between Larkmead Vineyards and his own label, Dan Petroski had his hands full. Still, in 2018, he had an idea for another ambitious project: the launch of a lifestyle magazine.

01/18/21

Pandemic and border closure have spelled more pains for Hong Kong's wine market, as trade data shows the fine wine hub's role is quickly diminishing, a somewhat thorny and sensitive subject that will split wine crowds in Hong Kong.

01/18/21

At 1,498 yuan, or $209 for a half-liter bottle, it might not sound like the kind of bargain Costco shoppers in China usually go for - but in this case, it absolutely was.

01/18/21

As previously reported, Accolade Wines, put two of its well-known South Australian wineries on the market after deciding to close them last year

01/18/21

"If people break into my office and wave the Confederate flag around, I get to have a drink."

01/18/21

And 10 lessons learned along the way.

01/18/21

You and 33 of your friends can buy out this stunning French chateau for $7,900 a night - here's what it includes.

01/18/21

Michel-Jack Chasseuil, a 79-year-old Frenchman built a cellar under his house that he's billing as the "Louvre of wine."

01/18/21

So to that end, I'd like to suggest a few things that I find help me through an evening of wine consumption and social media:

01/18/21

"After each guest is here, we are using ozone sterilization equipment, which we use for all our processing," said owner Jim Czachorowski.

01/18/21

In the aftermath, some people are deciding to just begin new lives elsewhere. The pandemic and longstanding housing problems haven't made the choices any easier.

01/18/21

The wine, which sells for about US$60-70 (S$80-93) per bottle in the United States, is from the Benmosche Family Winery, which produces some 4,000 to 5,000 bottles of Zinfandel and Dingac a year.

01/18/21

It's a difficult thing to fathom, what with the economic collapse and the surge in the ranks of the jobless, the homeless and the hungry. But there's a whole class of people -- at least the top 20% or so of earners -- who've had to worry little about such matters.

01/18/21

President-elect Joe Biden announced Friday that he has chosen a pioneer in mapping the human genome - the so-called "book of life" - to be his chief science adviser and is elevating the top science job to a Cabinet position.

01/18/21

Even Covid can't kill off the infestation of shameless self-promoters on social media.

01/18/21

Anyone traveling to France from outside the European Union will have to show a negative test result and self-isolate for a week upon arrival.

01/18/21

It is telling, some climate scientists argue, that the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 2005.