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Tuesday, April 6th

04/06/21

If something seems too good to be true, it often is just that.

04/06/21

This influx of new converts, "can only be cause for rejoicing", stresses Gwénaëlle le Guillou, director of the New Aquitaine organic wine producers' organisation (SVBNA).

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While Perrier-Jouët's brand ambassador, Jonny Simms, says going organic would be "nirvana", he believes practicing organic viticulture in the region is "almost impossible".

04/06/21

Updates on technologies to track vineyard water use and stress for irrigation management, new approaches to study wine oxidation, development of low-cost ET sensors, the latest update on the impacts of grape smoke exposure, the effects of applying compost to degraded vineyard soils, how to make grapevines more resilient to water stress, and more. In addition to five faculty presentations each day, there will be seven short (3 min) flash talks per day by postdocs and graduate students. Registration: $125

04/06/21

The Meritage Resort and Spa is hiring. Problem is - so is everybody else.

04/06/21

After 19 years as head winemaker Charlie Tsegeletos, has retired. He is succeeded by Tom Gendall, in a newly created position, Director of Winemaking and Viticulture.

04/06/21

Megan and Hilary Cline, part of the 2nd-generation at Cline Family Cellars, are proud to announce their debut release of Gust Wines from the Petaluma Gap, recognized as one of the best AVAs for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah.

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This wine will be made each year as a tribute to Charlie Barra, who planted his first vineyards in Mendocino County in 1955 and passed away in 2019.

04/06/21

Riverina and Barossa Valley-based Calabria Family Wines has bought 144-year-old Australian wine producer McWilliam's after the business went into administration last year.

04/06/21

Veuve du Vernay, the #1 French sparkling wine brand under $20 in the U.S. announces the launch of its Sparkling Brut Organic in the U.S. market. The wine will be available nationally in select retail stores with a suggested retail price of $18.99.

04/06/21

The Zoom live chat on Wednesday, April 7 at 9:00AM PST will bring together alcohol beverage industry leaders for a serious conversation in response to the surge in hate crimes against the AAPI community.

04/06/21

U.S. importers are struggling to find freighter space for their wines, as they feel the rippling effects of tariffs and the COVID-19 pandemic

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While this year's weekly themes shifted from the usual large wine and food tasting event-excitement is high for next year's festival, already scheduled for March 17-20, 2022.

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The quality of 2019's vintage meets a more limited supply.

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Registered wines will be accepted through June 5th, 2021.

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Wine tasting rooms are now allowed to begin operation within Newport Beach's industrial zone.

04/06/21

High-tech solutions like blockchain, IoT, NFC and DLT are increasingly used to authenticate fine wine and detect counterfeits in China and around the world.

04/06/21

House Bill 3296 would have raised the tax on beer from $2.60 a barrel to $72.60 and the tax on wine from 65 cents a barrel to $10.65. A tax on distilled spirits would have been set by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission every two years.

04/06/21

In his new role, Jim May will continue his involvement in Motion's strategic planning but will take on direct responsibility for advancing the Company's acquisition strategy and processes.

04/06/21

This April, Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance invites guests to experience Library Wine Tastings Month at participating wineries.

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The new size offers the same premium, award-winning wines and will be available beginning this April at select retailers throughout CA, IL, WI, MN, TX, and FL. The 250ml cans will be available for purchase in 4-packs for $19.99 or sold individually for $4.99.

04/06/21

The swing seat, which includes portions of Los Angeles County, Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley, as well as the cities of Palmdale Santa Clarita, Lancaster, and Simi Valley, is currently represented by multi-millionaire Republican Mike Garcia.

04/06/21

Grativas Wine Marketing has been selected to handle the winery's wholesale distribution and sales within the state of California. Founded in June 2020 by wine industry expert Aaron Campbell, Gravitas Wine Marketing is a California-based wholesale distributor focused on estate grown wines that truly have a sense of place.

04/06/21

The 2021 Cabernet Cookoff Home Edition, continuing in a virtual format for its second year, is an online food and wine pairing competition where contestants compete to create a recipe that best pairs with a HALL Cabernet Sauvignon.

04/06/21

It was mostly good news this week in the county's April 5 COVID-19 briefing: vaccination allocations are about to increase, and the county is poised to slip into the orange tier. However, there are still a few points of concern going forward, primarily the slight rise in case rates for the first time in weeks.

04/06/21

The Portland Trail Blazer and Oregon wine label owner has two new wines on the way, and the West Coast hip-hop star brings a Grenache-Zin blend to 19 Crimes

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A year after many New South Wales winegrowers lost their crops to smoke taint, they are now warning hazard reduction burns, which should protect them, could pose a new threat.

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The Paris prosecutor's office said Monday that an investigation was opened Sunday into possible charges of endangerment and undeclared labor, and to identify the organizers and participants of the alleged gatherings.

04/06/21

Back in the 1980s, when I was learning about wine, I used to cherish Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It seemed like an important and wonderful appellation. Certainly the bottles impressed me, with their ...