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02/23/21

Two professors found that organically grown wines score 6 points higher compared to conventional or sustainable wines and biodynamic wines see an increase of 11.8 points in their scores. "What was most surprising to me was that we found a significant difference between organic and biodynamic versus conventional, but no difference between conventional and sustainable," professor Magali Delmas of UCLA said.

02/23/21

Fox siphoned $45 million from about 9,000 customers. He used most of those funds to keep Premier Cru running but he took about $5 million to finance a lavish lifestyle. Fox also spent about $900,000 meeting young women online and paying for sex and their company.

02/23/21

Additional details: The veteran chief winemaker discusses the new California wine project and what the Aussie icon hopes to accomplish in similar global projects

02/23/21

Cuvaison Estate Wines has been planning for a few years to significantly upgrade the visitor experience at its 400-acre southwest Napa County bayview property.

02/23/21

The world leader in luxury announced a partnership with Shawn JAY-Z Carter through the acquisition of a 50% stake in Armand de Brignac, a leader in prestige champagne.

02/23/21

following posts at Valley of the Moon Winery in Glen Ellen, MauiWine, Mendocino Wine Company, and Columbia Crest Winery in Walla Walla

02/23/21

Jim Sabia assumes new role of Managing Director, Beer Division; Mallika Monteiro's role expanded to Chief Growth, Strategy and Digital Officer

02/23/21

David J. Michul joined Beckstoffer Vineyards in 1997 and has been the Director of Operations with Beckstoffer Vineyards Napa Valley since 1999.

02/23/21

Beck Family Estates, the exclusive importer and sales agency for South Africa-based Graham Beck and Steenberg Vineyards, and Oregon-based Angela Vineyards and Abbott Claim, announces their newly appointed E-Commerce Manager, Justin Rapolas.

02/23/21

Mike leads merchandising for San Francisco-based Wine.com and manages its key industry relationships. Wine.com revenues have surpassed $329 million, through December 31, 2020.

02/23/21

The California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) in cooperation with the USDA-NASS will present a webinar on March 18th from 2 to 4 p.m. focusing on the Grape Crush Report, a key publication for industry professionals that provides a reliable, timely and accurate snapshot of the grape market.

02/23/21

Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS), the leading membership organization, worldwide, dedicated to boldly pushing the wine, beer and spirits industry toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive era has announced program details for its first-ever free and public event, Raise Your Glass for Equality Virtual Toast, to be held March 8 from 12:30-1:30 PM PST, on International Women's Day.

02/23/21

Origins Organic Imports, an import company dedicated to bringing to market organically grown wines, launches today under its new name, with an expanded portfolio and new website. The new venture is part of a long-term business strategy from husband-and-wife team Labid Ameri and Anne Bousquet, owners of Domaine Bousquet, Argentina's leading purveyor of organically grown wines.

02/23/21

Effective immediately, Kobrand is exclusively responsible for all sales and marketing activities for Rebellious in California and other select markets.

02/23/21

TIME Family of Wines (dba Five Vines Cellars) announces Dandurand is their new distribution partner, adding Canadian brands TIME Wines, McWatters Collection, and Evolve Cellars to the agency's stellar portfolio.

02/23/21

INTRINSIC Wine Co. announces its partnership with GLAAD, the leading LGBTQ+ media advocacy organization.

02/23/21

Despite fire and smoke damage, excellent wines were produced from Anderson Valley to Santa Barbara

02/23/21

The family is planning an event to celebrate Kathleen's life, hopefully in the fall when everyone can gather safely. For now, the family has set up the Kathleen Rose Fund with the American Cancer Society, where people can make donations to advance colon cancer research at Cancer.org/KathleenYoung.

02/23/21

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Jeb Dunnuck and the International Wine Report all awarded TOR's 2018 Napa Valley Black Magic 100 points. TOR's 2018 Pure Magic received two 100-point scores, but for one wine to be awarded four 100-point scores is historic.

02/23/21

The Equitable Food Initiative has a web page with resources that growers/shippers can use to educate farm workers on the coronavirus vaccine.

02/23/21

California lawmakers on Monday cleared the way for 5.7 million people to get at least $600 in one-time payments, part of a state-sized coronavirus relief package aimed at helping lower-income people weather what they hope is the last legs of the pandemic.

02/23/21

Environmentally sustainable wine might sound great, but what if only rich producers can afford to make it?

02/23/21

A short crop and wildfires evened out the Central Coast bulk inventory market, one that had been long heading into the 2020 harvest. Now that inventories are depleted for Central Coast fruit and prices have risen, join Audra Cooper and William Goebel of Turrentine Brokerage as they walk us through what they expect to see in the market through the rest of the year. This session at the Central Coast Insights digital conference on March 30, 2020 will also address whether the vine pulls from Central Coast vineyards have helped the region attain better balance.

02/23/21

Changes are afoot across the whole of the Prosecco region in the north. Alessandra Piubello summarises shifts in styles and standards

02/23/21

Gavin Newsom announced a $9.6 billion COVID-19 relief package last week that includes funds that could assist restaurants and bars. The relief package still requires approval by the California legislature.

02/23/21

For anyone who has tried to traverse the patchwork of vaccine appointment sites around the country, for themselves or a loved one, they know the frustration of navigating such an inefficient system.

02/23/21

A Florida company seeking to turn Augusta, Missouri, into a national wine destination said Friday it has bolstered its footprint there with the acquisition of two more wineries.

02/23/21

and a traffic light at the corner of 8th street East & Higway 121 is very badly needed, says WBM editor ...

02/23/21

This year's Wairarapa wine vintage is shaping up to be a good one - that's if they can get the grapes off the vine.

02/23/21

New canned wine packaging regulations from the Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)-spearheaded by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer from New York-are expected to speed up production, reduce costs, increase quality offerings, and bolster the segment.

02/23/21

the fair's organisers chose not to go down the digitalisation route but are considering digitisation possibilities for 2022.

02/23/21

Loïc Pasquet-self-taught viticulturist and winemaker-sought to re-find a lost taste of Bordeaux wines. He did this by hunting down, obtaining and planting grape varieties on non-grafted rootstock-including some that were once grown in Bordeaux, but are no longer.

02/23/21

Napa County has the numbers to move from purple into red on the state's COVID-19 restrictions rating scale, but that's not enough. It must maintain the numbers for two consecutive weeks prior to making the jump.