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07/16/21

PGI status protects "Willamette Valley" as a registered place name worldwide. It also guarantees against counterfeits, ensuring authenticity and quality to over 450 million consumers in 27 EU countries.

07/16/21

Copper Cane argued labels state Elouan is bottled in California and therefore aren't deceptive, but a judge wrote Wednesday that it's "too close a call" to decide whether a reference to California on the back corner of the label would clear up a consumer's misunderstanding. ... While Copper Cane had also argued in its motion to dismiss that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau had approved its labels and given it "safe harbor" under federal preemption, the Judge said the "informal" nature of the bureau's procedures do not give it the force of law ...

07/16/21

The background ... Copper Cane's 2017 Elouan Pinot Noir's Label Lists three Oregon AVAs but the wine was made in California

07/16/21

More transactions coming. It continues to get harder to sell wine, not easier. As a result, there's going to be pressure for wine companies to review their portfolios as they seek to be more relevant with retailers and wholesalers.

07/16/21

Commission staff took a deep dive and found it in violation of the Coastal Act in several ways. In effect, the agency said: "The ocean is not your private wine locker, guys. So get the wine out of the water or face fines that could run in the tens of thousands of dollars." ... "This is marketing," said Andrew Waterhouse, professor of viticulture and enology at UC Davis. "voodoo ... a way to make a very scarce product that rich people can buy and brag about."

07/16/21

This month's report assesses official figures for the Southern Hemisphere's 2021 crops and provides updates on how the Northern Hemisphere's are shaping up.

07/16/21

Ciatti is expecting one of the largest Spanish harvests of the past five years.

07/16/21

Critical definitions and policies are being reviewed for adoption

07/16/21

These collective tasting rooms aren't a brand-new concept but at least five new ones opened in the past year

07/16/21

The Kitchen at Abeja offers dinner guests the choice of a five or seven-course prix fixe menu

07/16/21

The problem is that the new wave of early birds like to linger.

07/16/21

The historic Stellenbosch-based farm exports quality wines from South Africa.

07/16/21

Most of this alcohol growth is not in beer. It's in agave-based spirits, RTDs, low-alcohol wines and other trending beverage alcohol categories.

07/16/21

Liquibox and WestRock, two leaders in sustainable packaging, present a Ships In Own Container (SIOC) bag-in-box solution for Amazon that delights consumers, reduces waste and ensures products arrive undamaged.

07/16/21

Steven and Pamela Yoder entered the wine industry by planting Vingo Vineyard in 2015, which now has 31 acres under vine with seven grape varieties.

07/16/21

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a lower court ruling that dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that the discriminatory Missouri ban on shipments from out-of-state wine retailers constitutes an "essential element" of the "three-tier system" and is therefore not subject to judicial scrutiny under the Commerce Clause.

07/16/21

Sponsored by Toscana Promozione, Tuscany's regional tourism office and held in collaboration with Helvetia & Bristol Firenze, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze and The St. Regis & Westin Excelsior, Florence, Villa la Massa, DUCO Italy 2021 offers a platform to over 200 prestigious hotels, DMCs and special Italian experiences to engage with high-end travel advisors.

07/16/21

Lost Draw Cellars announces their partnership with Victory Wine Group for a statewide distribution of their 100 percent Texas-grown wine including labels such as Lost Draw Tempranillo, Texas High Plains Rose, and the Arroyo Series, along with their Grower Project 'The Source' Sangiovese to retail locations across Texas.

07/16/21

The survey of more than 2,000 spirits consumers, conducted for DISCUS in March 2021 by IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, was released this morning during a media briefing hosted by DISCUS.

07/16/21

Balletto Vineyards has partnered with Food Network award-winning celebrity chef Fernando Ruiz for "Balletto Summer Supper," an exclusive dining experience featuring a six-course farm-to-table meal paired with Balletto's award-winning estate wines.

07/16/21

Sunstone Winery announced the addition of Neil Redmond as General Manager and John Price as Director on Sunstone's Board of Directors. COO Dave Moser will take on the expanded role of Chief Marketing & Operations Officer.

07/16/21

When the Emmy-nominated film and TV star discovered Archer Roose wines, she saw opportunity in a can

07/16/21

With her sister Hilary Cline - children number three and four of the seven Cline siblings - the duo founded Gust Wines, a Petaluma Gap based project

07/16/21

The 2005 Bordeaux vintage will require decades to evolve and develop. Is that better than wines that are terrific sooner, but not as majestic?

07/16/21

Champagne's spat with Russia is a case of the region getting a taste of its own medicine.

07/16/21

Sales continue to surge as winemakers put more interesting wines in cans and start to stress quality over portability. Plus, get scores and tasting notes for 16 recently reviewed canned wines

07/16/21

The global pandemic, retaliatory tariffs, trade agreements providing tariff free access for competitors and a strong dollar were all factors in the 2020 outcomes.

07/16/21

A federal judge rejected arguments that the lawsuit should be dismissed because a federal regulator approved revised labels for Copper Cane's Elouan pinot noir in 2018.

07/16/21

While most alcohol-caused cancer cases were linked to heavy or "risky" drinking, even moderate or low levels of alcohol consumption were estimated to have caused cases.