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04/01/21

NVV developed a hybrid approach for this year's Premiere Napa Valley, allowing trade members to select either in person or online participation.

04/01/21

WarRoom Cellars founder Andrew Nelson, who put together the deal to buy Bonny Doon Vineyard, said when evaluating a brand for acquisition he likes to ask if it can scale to 1 million cases. Nelson said he gets some flak for that question, but in his keynote address during the Central Coast Insights conference, he said the simple metric provides an effective lens through which to evaluate deals.

04/01/21

Developed for trade, media, consumers and visitors who want to find sustainable wines, wineries and vineyards that are certified with a rigorous third-party audit, the website also illustrates how sustainable vineyards and wineries are making wine in an environmentally and socially responsible way.

04/01/21

The court rejected claims by Constellation Brands that it had a right to prohibit the employee from wearing the vest because its politically charged message could spur dissension among its workforce.

04/01/21

"We have weathered global upheaval before, and we are very hopeful for the future," Comité Champagne Appellation Protection & Promotion Director Gaëlle Egoroff said.

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comprising an advertising campaign, limited edition bottles and a sculpture designed by Lady Gaga.

04/01/21

The new packaging for the CHANDON portfolio of products will start to appear on shelves at retailers nationwide and on sale on chandon.com from April 2021.

04/01/21

A wave of new releases from some of Champagne's most famous houses - and growers - is shifting attention away from the region's fizz and on to its still wines. Essi Avellan MW explores the world of Coteaux Champenois

04/01/21

Race to Zero is a United Nations-backed, global campaign.

04/01/21

Wine buyers around the world will be able to discover and connect with Australian wines on a first-of-its-kind virtual platform launching 27 April, with help from Australian Wine Connect.

04/01/21

New Zealand wine exports to the United States reached another record high in 2020 as shipments increased 5% to $506.2 million

04/01/21

Launching in the better-for-you category Line 39 Spritzers are only 100 calories with 5 percent alcohol and ready to be enjoyed in convenient single-serving 250ml resealable aluminum bottles.

04/01/21

Steve Heckeroth created designs for five models of electric tractors, ranging in horsepower from 25 to 70. Solectrac is assembling and selling two models.

04/01/21

Anxiety is growing that the wellspring of special-purpose acquisition companies, a 2020s echo of the dot-com mania of the 1990s, is bumping up against the limits of both Wall Street and Washington ...

04/01/21

"The 2018 vintage is a great year for mountain fruit," admitted winemaker Chris Carpenter of Lokoya, Mt. Brave, Caladan, La Jota Vineyard Co., and Cardinale. His mountain-sourced wines from Lokoya were among my best Napa 2018s yet.

04/01/21

A fond farewell to a Dundee Hills original

04/01/21

New Public Health Orders place severe restrictions on the business operations of the hospitality sector including wineries.

04/01/21

Historically, career paths for Hispanics in the U.S. wine industry branch one of two ways: vine tender or bottling line worker. However, recent trends toward greater diversity translate into better opportunities for Latinos. Oregon already leads the way in this arena, from increased winery and vineyard ownership, to leadership roles.

04/01/21

NewAge Industries is proud to announce that it has achieved B Corp™ certification from B Lab™, a nonprofit organization serving a global network of companies using business as a force to benefit others.

04/01/21

The charity campaign raises funds for both hospitality workers in financial distress and for the new British Columbia Wine Industry Scholarship & Education (BC WISE) fund.

04/01/21

The new vintages will be launched soon, beginning with the Cavaceppo Passerina I.G.P. and Aurato Falerio Pecorino D.O.P. in April and the Navicchio D.O.C.G. Pecorino and Cavaceppo Offida Passerina D.O.C.G. in May.

04/01/21

This title follows a series of wins for Marlowe, including gold at the 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, 2019 NSW Wine Awards and the 2020 London Wine Competition as well as best Shiraz/Cabernet Blend at the 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards.

04/01/21

Crus Bourgeois du Médoc, a prestigious and historic Bordeaux classification and family of châteaux, announces today that it has named award-winning public relations agency Magrino PR as its agency of record to spearhead media relations and category strategy for the US market.

04/01/21

The McMinnville Wine & Food Classic completed its 28th annual wine competition on Saturday, March 27 despite Covid restrictions. Judging was postponed from January 9th due to the pandemic.

04/01/21

The American Distilling Institute (ADI) announces today two new national liquor retail partners - Binny's Beverage Depot and K&L Wine Merchants - which, in addition to Total Wine & More, are joining with ADI to help promote the top award winners of this year's Judging of Craft Spirits.

04/01/21

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is extending the entry deadline for the 2021 Clear Choice Awards from April 15, 2021, to April 30, 2021. The deadline for physical submissions has also been extended to May 28, 2021.

04/01/21

For the first time, this year's celebration will extend over three weekends-Wine & Family Weekend, Wine & Food Weekend, and Wine & Art Weekend to allow for additional social distancing procedures and create more unique opportunities to experience the best of Texas wine.

04/01/21

As a producer of nearly 240,000 bottles of wine each year, Fox Run Vineyards knew they had to do more to keep glass out of area landfills. Enter the Expelco GLSand Bottle Crusher: a compact machine designed to crush glass bottles into environmentally usable sand.

04/01/21

April 1-17 is the last chance to taste wines and visit the original SE Wine Collective location, as winemakers and co-owners Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe finalize plans for their new larger winery.

04/01/21

Kryss Speegle, lead of corporate wine and spirits sales with O'Neill Vintners & Distillers, and Clare Tooley, director of wine development for Lionstone International, are the two from the North Bay among the 10 new inductees into the Institute of Masters of Wine.

04/01/21

The North Coast Wine Challenge, hosted by the Press Democrat, is set for April 6 and 7, with Heidi and Chelsea Barrett breaking new ground as the first mother-daughter duo to serve as judges in the competition.

04/01/21

Surfacedesign specializes in creating colorful, inviting outdoor experiences for wineries.

04/01/21

"Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that building meaningful connections with customers and suppliers is paramount to our success. While the industry trend is to consolidate, automate and digitize, we continue to build personal relationships between our growers, distillers and customers" - comments Anton F. Wright, CEO.

04/01/21

President Emmanuel Macron said "we will lose control if we do not move now", adding France faces "a race against the clock".

04/01/21

There are many custom crush facilities in the Napa Valley, but The Wine Foundry's program is particularly interesting for its approach to offering aspiring entrepreneurs the tools they need to enact their vinicultural visions.

04/01/21

The covid pandemic's disruptions have carriers guessing about summer travel and posting 'placeholder' flight schedules that will change according to bookings

04/01/21

Laeticia Etourneau, head of microbiology at the Excell laboratory, participated in a webinar on 18 March on turbidity and deposits in wines.

04/01/21

'I have put everything into my winery'

04/01/21

Publicist allows brands to connect with talent in PR and marketing for freelance positions.

04/01/21

The number of distinct wine brands traded on Liv-ex last year was up 70%, from 996 in 2019 to 1,420. The total number of wines - including different vintages of the same wine brands - was 8,735, up 72% from the 2019's 6,367.

04/01/21

Google Trends data from March 2020 to the present shows what people across the U.S. are drinking the most.

04/01/21

In a stunning move that will have wineries worldwide grappling with the ramifications for years, a French law firm has successfully lobbied its government to formally adopt a form of appellation rights to six individual grape varieties, with more varieties likely on the cards.