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09/13/17

Six companies claimed prizes for producing the most innovative winemaking products. GAI earned an award for its Bottle Sorting Machine 45012, which verifies individual bottles' resistance to internal pressure and is able to identify micro-fissures in the bottle neck. ... Bertolaso claimed a Technical Innovation Award for its Optimized-Weight Level Bottling Plant, which weighs bottles before filling to automatically adjust actual fill volume ...

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... which has been designed to monitor vines in areas where human labor is in short supply. ... The new bot is named 'VineScout' and is the result of a cooperative effort between two Spanish universities, Valencia and La Rioja, the Wall-YE Robots & Software company in France,

09/13/17

Napa County is almost finished sharpening rules to deal with rural winery rule-breakers, with March 27 set to become a red-letter date. ... Violators who failed to take advantage of a grace period would have to follow their use permit terms for a year before asking for corrective changes, could face fines or penalties ...

09/13/17

"Tourism is a devil's bargain."

09/13/17

Held in Vienna from 11-12 September, the event saw 90 buyers

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Caroline Shaw, who is president of the board of directors for Sonoma County Vintners and executive vice president at Jackson Family Wines, said the producers of Sonoma County were "very excited" to show their wines to a new international audience

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honoring its national team of more than 3,000 professional truck drivers ... celebrations are taking place every day this week across the company's 44 U.S. markets ...

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Guests from across the wine writing world arrived at the Royal Academy of Arts in London for the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards 2017

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Clarice Turner is currently CEO and member of the Board of Directors of the Boudin Bakery restaurant group, Boudin SF - famous for The Original San Francisco Sourdough

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Prior to joining Dutton-Goldfield Erika was the Direct Sales and Marketing Manager at Pellegrini Wine Company in Santa Rosa. Under her leadership, tasting room traffic and all consumer direct sales increased substantially.

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He will oversee all aspects of winery operations including Sales and Marketing as well as manage and develop Due Vigne's expansive growth.

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Robyn Bentley is the founding partner of Wine Country Consultants, a family-run commercial real estate firm focused vineyards and winery businesses in California, Oregon and Washington.

09/13/17

"Our replicated trials on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon using heat alternated with fungicide produced the same clean results as a traditional chemical only protocol but reduced fungicide use by 50%," reported Dr. Douglas Gubler, one of the world's leading experts on Powdery Mildew.

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In "normal ice", water cools at ambient pressure and its molecules freeze into a solid crystal form arranged in hexagon shapes

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A lively, floral Greek white wine grape from the Peloponnese region of Mantinia, Moschofilero's expression is wide-ranging, as shown in 6 bottles to try

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When a heat wave hit, some wineries scrambled to pick, but they're pleased with quality ...

09/13/17

New Service Facilitates Direct to Consumer Wine Shipment from Highly Curated Vineyards, Expands Footprint to Serve 90% of the United States

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"The two harvests have been very costly to producers and have affected grape prices"

09/13/17

" I've come to cringe every time I get a press release that uses adjectives like "legendary" and "iconic" to describe everything from mayonnaise to shampoo. As a writer, however, I have to admit there are some - just a few - things that deserve these words, and one is Phelps"

09/13/17

New Service Facilitates Direct to Consumer Wine Shipment from Highly Curated Vineyards, Expands Footprint to Serve 90% of the United States

09/13/17

For the second year in a row, Elkhart Plastics ranked second in custom rotomolding sales and seventh in overall rotomolding sales. While the top ten positions are the same, the company's overall sales figures grew from $87 million to $89.6 million in just one year.

09/13/17

The Idaho Wine Commission will use a specialty crop grant to try to increase the expertise of the state's growers

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With increasing investment in vineyards and quality production, the best wineries in British Columbia are producing more single vineyard wines utilizing small parcels with unique expressions of terroir.

09/13/17

Extreme weather has not been helping those growing grapes, but it is at least driving scientific advances.

09/13/17

The incomes of middle-class Americans rose last year to the highest level ever recorded by the Census Bureau, as poverty declined and the scars of the past decade's Great Recession seemed to finally fade

09/13/17

One in five Californians lives in poverty, the highest rate in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau

09/13/17

Suntory Holdings has donated US$1 million to support the American Red Cross in recovery efforts for communities that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

09/13/17

"This is going to be a very, very lengthy restoration, arguably the longest and most complex in U.S. history," said Robert Gould, vice president for communications at Florida Power & Light ...

09/13/17

The Trump administration on Tuesday waived environmental laws and other reviews to replace a small stretch of border wall in Calexico, California, the second time it has exercised that authority in less than two months

09/13/17

A businessman and restaurateur, Smith has amassed an extraordinary collection of fine wines over the years and a portion of his cellar was previously offered by Sotheby's in 2006, making $5.3m and set a new auction record at that time for an auction lot with 50 cases of 1982 Mouton making a combined $1,051,600. It remains the second highest most valuable wine lot ever sold at auction

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Do you trust professional palates? Oliver Styles wonders how reliable they really are.

09/13/17

"Nine out of 10 package redesigns actually fail to deliver a meaningful impact to sales," said Jessica Gaedeke, vice president of The Nielsen Company's Innovation practice, at the Wines & Vines Packaging Conference ...

09/13/17

The history of the Sauza family and its tequila distilleries are deeply intertwined with the history of Jalisco and tequila. Not only were the Sauza's among the oldest families involved in the production of tequila, but they have also been responsible for many innovations that have shaped the modern tequila industry.