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11/17/21

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd announced an agreement to acquire Frank Family Vineyards (FFV), including the historic winery, brand and vineyard holdings. The transaction is expected to close in December 2021. The company said the FFV portfolio is complementary to Treasury Americas, filling a key opportunity for luxury chardonnay.

11/17/21

The ink is dry on the $1.2 billion private equity purchase.

11/17/21

"Our comprehensive understanding of the wine marketplace - from go-to-market approach, to inventory management, to the unique financial structures - were instrumental in this milestone transaction."

11/17/21

Famille Boisset group restructures its southern French sites.

11/17/21

This system consists of adapting the fermentation tanks so the CO2 released during the wine fermentation process can be conveyed to large balloons positioned above these tanks. As the wine ferments and releases CO2, the gas is captured inside the balloons, which inflate. Then, using an air compressor, the gas is compressed to a pressure that allows it to be transferred to another tank where it is stored, to be reused later as an inert gas for filling the tanks with wine in order to avoid oxidation.

11/17/21

With guidance from the Lodi Winegrape Commission ...

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The impact of the short Northern Hemisphere harvests on the bulk wine market, soaring transport costs and declining shipping reliability ...

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Expansion of the wine education center to take place in three phases ...

11/17/21

To celebrate its 140th anniversary, the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis is hosting a homecoming! Register today for the Alumni Celebration. You won't want to miss this informative program, the chance to see old friends, and an opportunity to expand your network. We are planning a fun, information-packed day.

11/17/21

Detecting an industry ablaze with potential and government funding, San Francisco-based Pano has launched a pilot program with mountaintop camera stations that started to spot wildfires in the North Bay late last year.

11/17/21

There's growing tensions between agencies like Cal Fire whose resources have been stretched by the catastrophic burns of recent years and independent crews who officials say can obstruct firefighters, cause damage and risk lives.

11/17/21

This year's vintage of the young French wine makes a big splash in stores nationwide.

11/17/21

The designers of the hybrid bottle are targeting outlets offering a wide range of organic wines.

11/17/21

are they all too cheap?

11/17/21

Despite the recent legal battle over the updated classification system, Saint-Émilion still delivers some of the world's top wines.

11/17/21

The tenth international Master of Wine Symposium will take place in Germany in 2023, following the cancellation of the event in Adelaide, Australia, which had been planned for next year.

11/17/21

The strategy calls for a "circular economy" approach to recycling, with particular attention to environmental justice and climate impacts. But some say the plan is flawed.

11/17/21

Applewood Manor, a newly redesigned six-room bed & breakfast in Asheville, N.C., is flexing its culinary muscles with the announcement of two immersive guest chef events this winter.

11/17/21

The McMinnville Wine & Food Classic has unveiled the final roster of judges for the 29th anniversary event's wine competition, which will take place January 8, 2022.

11/17/21

Three-day festival to include a Winemakers Dinner to benefit Horses Help Foundation & two-days of wine tasting with 20 Arizona wineries pouring over 150 wines in downtown Phoenix

11/17/21

Join Renowned Chefs Mads Refslund and Xavier Mathieu for Intimate, Interactive Events at the Newly Relaunched B&B

11/17/21

High school seniors and current college students are encouraged to apply

11/17/21

Hailed as a complex and historic step, Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously endorsed plans to guide use and governance of groundwater relied on by rural residents, farmers and cities.

11/17/21

Coming from a career advocating for gender equality, wine director Virginie Naigeon-Malek is bringing those same principles to the wine list she oversees at Dallas' Avanti Restaurant

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Most white- or private-label wines lack this specificity and provide only the bare minimum information required by law.

11/17/21

Despite the charms of Washington and Oregon, wine investors looking to make their fortune should stick to California's most famous region, says Bruce Schoenfeld. For those looking to drink their wines, though, there is potential -- and value -- elsewhere

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11/17/21

Six master sommeliers will lose their prestigious wine titles following investigations into sexual misconduct allegations, pending appeals -- notably San Francisco's Fred Dame, who has been called "the godfather of the American sommelier community," and two other local figures: Robert Bath, a professor at St. Helena's Culinary Institute of America, and Matt Stamp, co-owner of Napa restaurant Compline.