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09/03/21

The Virginia Peninsula AVA is located on the southernmost of three peninsulas on the east coast of Virginia. Wineries within it include Gauthier Vineyard, New Kent Winery, Saude Creek Vineyards, Upper Shirley Vineyards, and \The Williamsburg Winery

09/03/21

A new dormant Commerce Clause lawsuit has been filed in Arizona alleging that state law prohibits out of state retailers from shipping to consumers while allowing in state retailers that right.

09/03/21

In the past three years, Juan Pablo Torres Padilla has bought a historic winery, Sullivan Rutherford Estate; an undeveloped property in Napa's Soda Canyon area on which he's planting a new vineyard; and, as of late August, another vineyard that's been the source of critically acclaimed wines. ... Editor's note: Padilla bought Criscione Vineyard in July for $5.75 million, an 18-acre parcel. Only 8.5 acres are planted according to the 2019 CSA table.

09/03/21

predictions from Wine Australia

09/03/21

Overall, bottled South African imports were at 570,000 cases in the U.S. in 2020, according to Impact Databank, down 35% from the previous year. Cape Classics is the dominant importer by far, with three of its largest brands-Jam Jar, Excelsior, and Indaba-accounting for nearly 40% of bottled South African imports

09/03/21

Marquee Brands, DRINKS, and Martha Stewart Wine Co., the online wine collection featuring a selection of wines hand-picked by America's lifestyle expert Martha Stewart, celebrates a year of landmark partnerships, including new collections with Kroger, The Wine Shop on the Instacart Marketplace and Macy's Wine Shop.

09/03/21

In cae you missed it, additional reporting: PR representatives of Justin Vineyards asked for questions by email, but did not respond by the deadline. Wine Spectator broke the story as an "exclusive" on Wednesday, when the press release went out. Wine Spectator noticeably did not mention any of the controversies about Wonderful or Justin, while the San Francisco Chronicle used the headline "Controversial owners of Fiji Water just bought an esteemed Napa winery""

09/03/21

A new team will plan and produce the annual forum over the next two years.

09/03/21

Less than a decade after venture capital investor Garen Staglin and his wife, Shari, purchased the Rutherford Bench estate that would become Staglin Family Vineyard in Napa Valley, the couple learned the power of connecting wine with philanthropy. This was 1995, just a few years after the Staglins' son, Brandon, suffered a psychotic episode while the couple was away in Europe. Through their "connections and resources" the Staglins were able to find a doctor who diagnosed their son with schizophrenia.

09/03/21

Fire's cause is under investigation, Cal Fire says

09/03/21

Unlike in other parts of the country, September provides little relief from the summer heat in New Orleans, and without electricity - or backup generators - the weather can be inhospitable to just about everyone and everything.

09/03/21

Restaurants across the city are dealing with flooded basements and public transit delays in the wake of the deadly storm

09/03/21

Rising temperatures and the risk of wildfires have led some wineries to grow different types of grapes. And some regions that were long overlooked are now producing notable wines.

09/03/21

Robert Joseph reflects on Jancis Robinson's sale of her website - including some surprising parallels with a rock icon

09/03/21

The project is slated to open in November.

09/03/21

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation (FWF) hosted their annual Harvest STOMP fundraiser this past Saturday night, August 28, at Round Pond Estate's historic Pole Barn.

09/03/21

This determination reverses previous interpretations of Idaho's laws.