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04/26/21

The frost event that hit vineyards in North Texas and the High Plains with record-breaking low temperatures on the night of April 20-21 also hit vineyards from Missouri and Michigan to New York and Pennsylvania. While Texas had a one-night event, the cold temperatures in other states lingered for two nights in many places. Hardest hit were vineyards in Missouri and Ohio.

04/26/21

The program was created to encourage people of color to pursue college degrees and careers in wine. Recipients receive $5,000 for tuition up to four years for $20,000 total. For the first round, the qualifying colleges and universities are: Napa Valley College, Cal Poly, Sonoma State and UC Davis.

04/26/21

More wine grape acreage was removed in 2020 than in any other year since the early 2000s. California wine grape acreage is estimated to Be 580,000 Acres.

04/26/21

Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy Jr. and the Lawrence family have launched a wine project, Brendel, with a portfolio of wines up to $40 a bottle and a new tasting room in downtown Napa that will open this summer.

04/26/21

Production subsidiaries Concha y Toro (Chile), Cono Sur winery (Chile) and Bodega Trivento (Argentina) also received this certification after meeting the requirements, joining Fetzer Vineyards (United States), which achieved B Corp certification in 2015.

04/26/21

In 10 additional markets including New York, Texas, Louisiana, as well as Control States.

04/26/21

Premier Cape Town Producer Becomes First South African Winery to Join Importer's Portfolio

04/26/21

The altar wine comes from two Californian producers: Mont La Salle Altar Wines and Cribari Premium Altar Wines. However, since the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) - the provincial liquor board - does not sell these products, the wines had to be imported from other Canadian provinces. Although that was the practice for many years, police now says it's illegal.

04/26/21

Currently, 15 states and the District of Columbia permit out-of-state retailers to sell directly to their residents, and fulfill those orders through a common carrier.

04/26/21

The Senate gave the final 27-22 vote on the measure. It now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee, who had requested the legislation.

04/26/21

The Washington Legislature awarded the Port of Mattawa $618,000 in the 2021-23 Capital Budget to expand and improve the infrastructure of the Port's Wastewater Treatment System to accommodate the increasing growth of the wine grape crushing/bulk wine-making industry in central Washington

04/26/21

The investor group which owns the 747 Supertanker is shutting the plane down.

04/26/21

Over the past decade, Jackson has been focused on sharing the stories of wine country, and was previously director of membership & international programs for Sonoma County Vintners.

04/26/21

Silver Trident Winery is a small production winery whose Yountville Tasting Home is a tasting room as well as an elegant showroom with décor and furnishings by the Ralph Lauren Home Collection.

04/26/21

Chef Melissa Rodriguez will bring three new concepts to the space this fall. Plus, California chef David Kinch's Manresa takes over New York's Intersect by Lexus, and Charlie Palmer Steak NYC replaces Aureole

04/26/21

The iconic NYC venue will have a new signature cocktail menu and will now be accepting reservations.

04/26/21

Despite those conditions, Newsom did not declare an emergency for the entire state. Republican Senator Andreas Borgeas Chair of the state's Agriculture Committee is pushing for a state-wide declaration.

04/26/21

Dwindling supplies, looming cuts make region an epicenter for wider state water crisis

04/26/21

In a series of filings made Thursday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, lawyers from three firms involved in the three successful Roundup trials alerted the court to what they said was an effort by Monsanto to "buy" a favorable appellate court ruling.

04/26/21

At Château Léoville Barton, ninth-generation vintner Lilian Barton-Sartorius gives us a Barton family history lesson and a tasting of recent vintages of Léoville, Langoa and Mauvesin Barton, including the stellar 2015 grand vin.

04/26/21

Flâneur Wines, which already has a destination tasting room in a century-old granary in Carlton, is remodeling an old warehouse building next door to become a wine production facility.

04/26/21

For somewhere cool and dark to lay down your wine, skip the cave and head for the ocean.

04/26/21

Although assessments are still ongoing, several wine regions are already reporting significant losses.

04/26/21

American tourists who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed back into the European Union this summer.

04/26/21

Shipping wine to the UK is now a "bloody nightmare" and it's only likely to get worse.

04/26/21

When frosts arrived in French vineyards the week of April 5, initial reports suggested the entire 2021 vintage would be destroyed. Fortunately, it's not as bad as that.

04/26/21

This week, the Bloomberg Agriculture Spot Index - which tracks key farm products - surged the most in almost nine years.

04/26/21

Our search for the world's most popular wines arrives at the hardest-working grape in the wine business.

04/26/21

"I've known Randall for most of his four decades in wine and have never heard him disparage a grape."

04/26/21

A Westminster company that makes aluminum cans and cups is buying land in northwest Georgia to build ...

04/26/21

Supermarket sales of so called "nolo" beer, wine and spirits have surged by 50% over the past year to exceed £200m for the first time as more young people go teetotal and established drinkers look to cut back.

04/26/21

Babcock Winery is preparing for its first weekend open indoors since the start of the pandemic. They redesigned their tasting areas to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions. Now they can reopen their 5,000 square foot tasting and shopping warehouse.

04/26/21

Speaking to the Napa City Council last week, Adam Ghisletta firmly pushed back on what he described as speculation that his family would quickly seek to build homes on family-held property off Foster Road, in a grassy corridor with expansive valley views that has been the target of an effort to create a greenbelt severely curbing future growth.