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02/19/21

"Whether or not the Napa Valley Vintners resuscitate Auction Napa Valley in the future, it feels like a poignant moment - the end of an era."

02/19/21

While Friday's return is heavily symbolic, world leaders say they expect America to prove its seriousness. They are especially anticipating an announcement from the U.S. in coming months on its goal for cutting emissions of heat-trapping gases by 2030.

02/19/21

Featuring Francis Ford Coppola, Actor Mathew Goode, Golf Legend Ernie Els, Linkin Park ´s David Farrell And Rugby World Champion John Smit

02/19/21

Download them FREE. The winning enology paper is "Determination of Molecular and "Truly" Free Sulfur Dioxide in Wine: A Comparison of Headspace and Conventional Methods" by Todd W. Jenkins, Patricia A. Howe, Gavin L. Sacks, and Andrew L. Waterhouse. The winning viticulture paper is "Soil Temperature Prior to Veraison Alters Grapevine Carbon Partitioning, Xylem Sap Hormones, and Fruit Set" by Stewart K. Field, Jason P. Smith, Erin N. Morrison, R.J. Neil Emery, and Bruno P. Holzapfel.

02/19/21

Enartis, part of the Esseco Group, operating in the global market of winemaking products, announces the launch of Hideki, an innovative tannin with antioxidant, antiradical, metal removal and microbiostatic actions.

02/19/21

A busy week of dormant Commerce Clause litigation continues.

02/19/21

Orion Wine Imports claims California laws that prohibit out of state importers and wholesalers from serving California retailers while California importers and wholesalers are permitted violates the dormant Commerce Clause and Privileges and Immunities Clause.

02/19/21

Wine Intelligence suggested that although consumers are more aware of alternative wine types and sustainability in wine, they were not yet making the conscious decision to choose a sustainable wine over one without these credentials.

02/19/21

According to numbers released by the Comité Champagne this week, the shipments for last month totalled 14.6 million bottles, which was down 3.2m bottles on the same month in 2020, when the region shipped 17.8m bottles, representing an 18% decrease year-on-year.

02/19/21

Michelle Brampton, managing director of Treasury Wines Europe, Middle East and Africa, was overlooked for one of the top three positions in an internal restructure. She has been with the company or its predecessors for 19 years and worked across a variety of roles before being elevated to run the European division. She was one of the top executives with the group and one of the presenters on the Treasury Wine Estates' investor call on February 17.

02/19/21

The iconic winery will pay homage to the lofty dreams and pioneering spirits of its own history and that of its peers with the introduction of Founders' Stories, a 10-part interview series hosted by David Adelsheim, as well as the launch of several commemorative wines, including library selections of Elizabeth's Reserve, vintage artist labels and a brand new release called "The Deed."

02/19/21

This approach to blending French wines, which is deliberately modern and undeniably iconoclastic, aims to diversify Bordeaux Families' range of wines to respond to new drinking occasions.

02/19/21

Tonnellerie Billon, an artisanal family owned cooperage located in Beaune France and founded in 1947, announces it has just signed a French oak replantation contract with Naudet Nurseries for replanting oak trees in France's regional central forests. Through this project, 1000 trees will be planted in the autumn of 2021.

02/19/21

Operating as Naked Wines, LLC since 2005, the company navigated years of legal and marketplace confusion with the online wine club NakedWines.com. In order to avoid additional confusion, owner Peter Steinfeld made the decision to enter into a trademark purchase agreement with NakedWines.com at the end of last year.

02/19/21

As a fun way to learn the region and support local wineries, the interactive pairing tool prompts you to select from categories like flavor, comfort zone and travel vibe and gives your ideal pairing of New Mexico's finest wines and most unforgettable destinations.

02/19/21

Product of the Year is the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, chosen by 40,000 American shoppers in a national survey conducted by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research. Uptown Wine Cocktails has been awarded the top honors as the most innovative product in Spiked Beverages.

02/19/21

SIP Awards, the only consumer-judged international spirits tasting competition, has issued its last call for brands to enter the 2021 competition.

02/19/21

Ohza, one of the fastest-growing canned cocktail companies in the United States, adds a key position to their team with the hiring of a seasoned sales leader. Jeff Janisse, Ohza's new Director of National Accounts, will assist with the company's aggressive distribution goals in new and existing retail markets for Ohza in the United States.

02/19/21

Ekos, a winery management software company, is hosting a webinar on 2021 wine industry trends, in partnership with Paul Leary of Assemblage Strategy Group and Rob McMillan of Silicon Valley Bank.

02/19/21

Vino del Sol, a leading U.S. wine importer, announces the hiring of Bobby Wallace. Bobby will serve as the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager.

02/19/21

These wines are produced from sun-kissed grapes grown in the land of Israel, where the terroir and microclimate paired with expert winemaking techniques and technology produce award-winning wines.

02/19/21

California-based Cellar Ventures, Inc., the developer of wine app CELLR, announces the appointment of Steven Poe, Master Sommelier to the Company's Board of Advisors.

02/19/21

"We'll see counties move, not just from purple to red, but more and more red to orange, and I anticipate based on the number that are already in orange, you'll see many more in that yellow tier as well, which is the most permissive of the tiers we put out 24 weeks ago in our blueprint for a safer reopening."

02/19/21

Wine 201: An Exploration of Wines of the World. Offered 100% online, this intermediate course is jam-packed with 26 lessons, videos, interactive exercises, reviews, quizzes, and a final exam.

02/19/21

For more than 27 years, Dave Jachter owned and operated successful car dealerships in Oregon. Many in the Willamette Valley may recall his tagline in commercials - "And that's no bull!"

02/19/21

The wood-burning heater warms vines over 40 to 50 m². Depending on the lay-out of the plot, it takes 200 to 250 to protect one hectare of vines and their starting price is €240.

02/19/21

The movement shows no signs of imploding anytime soon, even amid a pandemic that has bridged divides elsewhere in Europe

02/19/21

Southern Italy's famed active volcano spews ash, lava and good luck for Etna vintners

02/19/21

In lab tests, tannins stopped an enzyme that the coronavirus uses to replicate

02/19/21

Due to the strong interest in diversity and inclusion issues, and the very positive response to the two sessions on the topic at the 2021 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, the Unified decided to make recordings of the sessions available to view for free.

02/19/21

The Natural Action Wine Club is working with others on promoting diversity in the wine industry.

02/19/21

What SPAC deals mean for the world of beverages. Pat Roney chats with Stephen Rannekleiv, Jim Watson and Bourcard Nesin.

02/19/21

A report produced using public records by Tom Wark, executive director of the National Association of Wine Retailers, shows that wholesalers gave politicians $40.6 million in state-level campaigns over the last two elections; more than double the amount donated by everybody else in the alcohol business, combined.

02/19/21

H-E-B, a major Texas grocery chain which has more than 400 stores in Texas and Mexico, said the "unprecedented weather event in Texas has caused a severe disruption in the food supply chain.