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07/15/21

Altria announced an agreement last week to sell Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to private equity firm Sycamore Partners. The $1.2 billion transaction is expected to close later this year.

07/15/21

Developing ... A WARN notice filing of pending layoffs (per state law) follows the announcement that the Francis Ford Coppola Winery is being sold to Delicato Family Wines. The transaction is scheduled to close August 1. Some Coppola employees received transition notices Tuesday. Ultimately, the head count may be less than 90 employees. ... As previously reported, Francis Ford Coppola will have a stake in the merged company and join the board. He retains Inglenook, Domaine de Broglie in Oregon, Cafe Zoetrope, as well as resorts in Belize, Guatamala, Argentina and Italy, etc.

07/15/21

The complaint alleged Krasilsa graded roads, installed culverts, removed trees and debris into streams and deep ripped soil in order to plant a vineyard beginning in September 2017 "without approvals or permits," according to the complaint filed in Sonoma County Superior Court in Santa Rosa.

07/15/21

A recap from yesterday's Business Journal Wine Industry Conference. The market is not returning to what was. Leisure travel is trending up but business travel and spending on wine to entertain clients may be trending downward.

07/15/21

The aim of this petition, which has surpassed a staggering 31,000 signatories, is to overturn a bill which would put biodynamic farming on the same standing as organic farming, thereby allowing biodynamic practitioners to receive state aid.

07/15/21

The Wyse family looks forward to the Kruger family's continued involvement in the business, with oversight from Wild Goose Founder, Adolf Kruger's youngest son, Roland Kruger, and Roland's nephews Nikolas Kruger (Winemaker) and Alex Kruger (Vineyard Supervisor).

07/15/21

Sacred Hill is based in Hawke's Bay with vineyards also in Marlborough.

07/15/21

Oculyze Fermentation Wine (FW) combines a 400x optical magnification with cloud-based image analysis software to enable you to accurately, easily and instantly analyze yeast concentrations onsite before and during the fermentation process. No special expertise or training is required.

07/15/21

As the first female Executive Director and CEO of nonprofit arts organization Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), Theobald helped to move the ninety-year-old institution into the digital age. She was previously with Procter & Gamble.

07/15/21

Known for his extensive work in chemical analysis and more recently, smoke exposure in wine, Dr. Tom Collins has been an active member of ASEV since 1993.

07/15/21

Democrats move toward ending the federal prohibition on cannabis, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances.

07/15/21

Third annual nationwide survey reveals the behaviors forged and tastes formed during the pandemic; competition heats up between hard seltzer and RTDs and Gen Z's influence on the industry grows stronger

07/15/21

a new generation of winemakers is bringing ancestral grapes back into the fold.

07/15/21

The vertical of Petrus, from 1945 to 2017, is the largest restaurant collection of the blue-chip Bordeaux in the US, and marks the end of an extensive rebuilding project after a 2018 mudslide destroyed Stonehouse in Santa Barbara.

07/15/21

Those with a small wine operation in a rural residential zone are required to pay an expensive major use permit. A winery use permit can range from $500,000 to $1 million.

07/15/21

Established in 1887 in Dufftown, Scotland, William Grant & Sons is a family-owned company with a network of production sites across the globe - including in the United States.

07/15/21

Van Ardi is an award-winning estate winery located in Ashtarak, Armenia; Shofer is a new brand built by the Storica team, with its flagship product a 2020 Areni Rose now available through the company's online store and in various retail outlets across the country.

07/15/21

ELISE Alsace will be collecting used KeyKegs® throughout the Alsace region, which will later be recycled to fulfil their circular design and re-used into new KeyKegs®.

07/15/21

Choinski is responsible for setting up and managing the new Santa Cruz Wine Bar and Tasting Room at 525 Pacific Avenue in addition to managing the Estate Winery and Tasting Room in Boulder Creek.

07/15/21

Eroica Single Berry Select Riesling is crafted in the traditional German Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA) style and is one of the few TBA-style wines in North America today.

07/15/21

Each 8.4oz can of Wynk is made with 2.5mg of both THC and CBD per can.

07/15/21

In 2015, Sokol Blosser received B Corp Certification. In its April 2021 B Corp recertification, Sokol Blosser increased its score by 22 percent compared to its 2016 recertification.

07/15/21

The proposal would impose tariffs on some imports from countries with looser environmental rules. It would also mean the end of sales in the European Union of new gas- and diesel-powered cars in just 14 years.

07/15/21

A handful of powerful companies control the majority market share of almost 80% of dozens of grocery items bought regularly by ordinary Americans, new analysis reveals.

07/15/21

The Napa Valley Region Guide with over 550 wineries and 7500 wines showcasing small and large wineries is now available to the public.

07/15/21

The Pure Bright lineup of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio joins the growing category of "better for you" wines

07/15/21

In 2020, the country's overall wine consumption dropped by 17.4%.

07/15/21

Global warming is poised to give Cabernet Franc a boost in France, not just in Livermore Valley.

07/15/21

Sogrape has teamed up with the University of Aveiro to help rehabilitate patients who have lost their sense of smell due to olfactory diseases like Covid-19.

07/15/21

Couples who got engaged during Covid-19 lockdowns are planning to tie the knot, and weddings that were postponed in 2020 are moving forward.