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Monday, November 20th

05/17/17

Join Rob McMillan, EVP and Founder, Premium Wine Division, Silicon Valley bank along with a panel of experts as they discuss the latest growth trends in direct-to-consumer wine sales from the annual Direct-to-Consumer Wine Sales Survey. The panel includes: Liz Mercer, owner of Mercer Hospitality Consulting, Mary Jo Dale, Marketing Director of Vinventions and Cyril Penn, Editor in Chief of Wine Business Monthly.

05/17/17

More wineries entering the bubbly market

05/17/17

Fourteen winery members of the Tri-County Grape Growers Association have launched a campaign to bring recognition to the Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes grown in northeast Ohio.

05/17/17

Join Silicon Valley Bank and a panel of experts today, May 17, to learn about the latest growth trends in direct-to-consumer wine sales from a panel of experts. Results of the 2017 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Survey and its highlights will be discussed. More than 800 wineries participated in the survey.

05/17/17

Taste Rhone rosés -- and hundreds of other delicious wines -- crafted by the trailblazing Rhone Rangers. Tickets on sale now.

05/17/17

Employees lend a helping hand in their local communities

05/17/17

With New Zealand's wines continuing to increase in popularity with U.S. consumers-just see numerous recent reports which show the country's wine exports to the U.S. outpacing Australia's for the first time ever[i]-Villa Maria, is launching a new campaign designed to help seize that momentum.

05/17/17

Elkhart Plastics, Inc. (Elkhart Plastics) has developed an Intermediate Bulk Container (IBCs) known as the Tuff Cube™ for the Canadian market. Designed to fit a variety of application and process uses, these IBCs are made using the highest-quality rotationally-molded plastic components. IBCs from Elkhart Plastics offer a more affordable option than steel-cage IBC designs.

05/17/17

After more than three decades making award-winning California wines, Jeff Hansen is stepping down as winemaker at Lula Cellars, the label he named after his grandmother. He will retain the title of Founder, and will also serve as Winemaker Emeritus of the limited production, ultra-premium winery. Hansen will be staying on in a consulting capacity for a year to assist in the transition. As Winemaker Emeritus, he will be available to Lula Cellars for special projects, grower development and production tastings.

05/17/17

In the 24th version of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017, which took place at the beginning of the month in the city of Valladolid, Spain, a Gold Medal was awarded to 1865 Limited Edition Syrah 2014 from the Elqui Valley.

05/17/17

As required under the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the groundwater sustainability agencies-or GSAs-will guide groundwater management in basins and sub-basins classified by the state as medium or high priority. Under SGMA, local agencies must work together and with groundwater users to develop local groundwater sustainability plans that will guide decisions affecting groundwater use and fees.

05/17/17

Food safety has always been the No. 1 concern of California farmers and ranchers. In addition to developing practices that successfully protect food safety, farmers must now comply with a new Produce Safety Rule being implemented under federal law. A cooperative effort called the Food Safety Training Partnership will help California farmers comply.

05/17/17

The EPA and the U.S. Army recently sent a letter to governors soliciting input from states on a new definition of protected waters that is in line with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's opinion in the 2006 Rapanos v. United States case. Scalia's definition explains that federal oversight should extend to "relatively permanent" waters and wetlands with a "continuous surface connection" to large rivers and streams.

05/17/17

Producers groups have been calling for USDA to create an undersecretary of trade position for quite some time.

05/17/17

Improving the scewcap by reducing its carbon footprint and fragility during transport is one aim of Vinventions, a company that sells all types of wine closure.

05/17/17

Does the SoCal region need a flagship varietal?

05/17/17

Far fewer people now doubt that Texas can make wine on par with California, France and other top winemaking regions of the world. With the reputation of the state's flourishing wine industry secure, a small but growing group of winemakers believe the next step should be authenticity - a law establishing that wine can only be granted Texas appellation if it's made from 100 percent Texas-grown grapes.

05/17/17

Mike McCay took the microphone and opened the first official meeting of the Lodi Association of Wineries last Thursday at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds. In his opening remarks, McCay mentioned how pleased he was with the range of Lodi winery owners and winemakers in the audience.

05/17/17

Majestic Wine PLC (LON:WINE) had its price target hoisted by Canaccord Genuity from GBX 290 ($3.74) to GBX 306 ($3.95) in a report issued on Thursday morning. They currently have a sell rating on the stock.

05/17/17

A Kent vineyard has launched its first wine after planting its first vines in 2014.

05/17/17

Wine educator WSET opens office in Hong Kong, its first outside the UK, to cater to growing interest in courses and programmes in the region

05/17/17

Georgia will see more Chinese investment in its power, financial services, railways and port construction sectors this year, said Dimitry Kumsishvili, the country's first deputy prime minister.

05/17/17

About 8,000 farmers in Georgia's top wine-making region of Kakheti will start receiving agricultural advice as free text messages on their mobile phones next month.

05/17/17

In terms of volume, global dressing vinegar market will soar at 4.7% CAGR, while global market for condiments will register a sluggish CAGR of 2.1%.

05/17/17

Driven by a wide range of industrial applications, the Sodium metabisulphite market is witnessing strong growth globally. According to FMI's research, the market is anticipated to thrive at a robust CAGR during the forecast period 2016-2026.

05/17/17

While Asia has been contributing impressive growth to Champagne Bollinger's exports, China, the region's economic powerhouse, still remains "the most difficult market" in the region for the Champagne house, says its export area manager.

05/17/17

Orbis research updated data for competitive structure of the Global White Wine market to devise effective growth strategies and facilitate better decision-making.

05/17/17

Hillman Co. boosted its position in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) by 27.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

05/17/17

05/17/17

But how would a boy from a small village in Ulundi on KwaZuluNatal's humid north coast find his way to the hot, dry vineyards of the Cape, and acquire the skills he'd need in the process to get his foot in the cellar door?

05/17/17

Returning to Olympia for its 37th year, the LWF will open its doors to the trade on Monday 22 at 10am for the three day trade-fest celebrating the UK wine industry. Though slightly smaller in size than last year, there is still plenty to keep you occupied over the three days.