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Tuesday, October 17th

10/03/17

The Agricultural Guestworker Act, or the AG Act, would replace the H-2A guestworker program ... administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, covers year-round employers ... allows experienced unauthorized agricultural workers to continue working in agriculture ... provides more flexibilityon housing, transportation, and touchback periods

10/03/17

the NVV Board of Directors voted unanimously: Suspend work on the compromise 2018 Watershed and Oak Woodland Initiative; Support a professionally-mediated, consensus-building process that includes leaders from both the local wine and environmental communities; Work toward a February 1, 2018 deadline for any new proposed initiative to qualify for the November 2018 ballot

10/03/17

The wine dispute -- initiated in the last days of the previous administration -- comes as negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico try to hash out a revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement

10/03/17

"In January of 2016 in the State of the Industry Report, we forecast a sales growth range of 9%-13%, so with 9.6% growth realized in the headline slide, our crystal ball apparently was again on target"

10/03/17

while not impossible, it is difficult to raise bottle prices. With the increased cost of fruit, as well as things like labor and other inputs, can wineries raise bottle prices high enough to remain profitable? Will consumers continue to "trade-up"?

10/03/17

Online Resource Offers Details on Common Beverage Alcohol Issues Covering 6,000 Data Points Across 50 States and D.C.

10/03/17

For retail stores that live by shipping wines, these are tough times, despite the booming wine market

10/03/17

In January of this year, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act was introduced. If passed, the bill would actually lower federal excise taxes

10/03/17

Vinventions unveiled its new logo landscape, giving both the Group as well as its successful House of 7 Brands a new and distinct look. Further, Vinventions announced today that all its production plants and commercial offices around the world, previously known by the names of its sub-brands "Nomacorc," "Ohlinger," or "Juvenal" (South Africa) are renamed to "Vinventions" as of October 1, 2017.

10/03/17

Winestyr "relies on a specific set of laws (and a lot of one-off state by state laws) for online wine marketplaces and/or third party providers and 'leverages winery partners' DtC licenses to ship wine on their behalf'

10/03/17

The new packaging will debut at retailers and restaurants nationwide beginning October 2017.

10/03/17

Liza joins John Anthony from E. & J. Gallo Winery where she's held multiple creative leadership positions since 2004. Her new role on the John Anthony Family of Wines executive team will be leading product and brand development, expanding the portfolio which today includes John Anthony Vineyards, FARM Napa Valley and JaM Cellars.

10/03/17

The spirits giant, which has headquarters on Pitts Bay Road, had first announced the planned transition in March

10/03/17

The fifth edition of ProWine China, International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits, will be held from November 14 - 16, 2017 in Halls W4-W5 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC).

10/03/17

Wildfires have burned more than 13,200 square miles nationwide this year.

10/03/17

Rain, snow, heat, bone dry and wildfire smoke? Welcome to Oregon's 2017 wine vintage.

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The class's malbec and blend of gewürztraminer and picpoul wines earned bronze medals in last year's New Mexico State Fair Wine Competition in Albuquerque.

10/03/17

Constellation Brands (STZ) is expanding its beer, wine, and spirits portfolio in the high-end or premium space. This strategy will boost its sales as well as its margins. The company is expanding in the premium space through organic innovation and strategic acquisitions.

10/03/17

New Jersey has tough growing conditions for grapes, with levels of humidity, rainfall, and pests that don't exist in prime growing regions west of the Rocky Mountains, Leitner said.

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"Santa Barbara is one of the most exciting and dynamic regions anywhere in the world"

10/03/17

A combination of positive press coverage, increased distribution in the United States and the country's frequent ranking at the top of "must-visit" lists has made 2017 a banner year for Portuguese wines - with the category poised to hit the 5 million gallon mark in volume of wines exported to the U.S

10/03/17

The Las Vegas area restaurant community scrambled all day Monday, eager to support victims

10/03/17

not all fundraising efforts are limited to just one month. We found five great wines supporting awareness campaigns and research efforts in October and beyond

10/03/17

Walmart has acquired Brooklyn-based delivery startup Parcel, the retail giant's sixth technology startup acquisition in the past 14 months.*

10/03/17

Changing rules keep Woodinville area vintners on their toes

10/03/17

Rain, snow, heat, bone dry and wildfire smoke? Welcome to Oregon's 2017 wine vintage.

10/03/17

Created to celebrate and honor the American heritage of innovation and craftsmanship, Stave & Steel has debuted its inaugural wine, a 100% bourbon barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon

10/03/17

"After 22 years making wine in Bordeaux I saw the maximum I could do due to French rules, but in Sonoma, after 20 years, there is still more to do, and the rules allow it, I can have a blend from different terroirs; I still haven't seen the maximum I can do ..."

10/03/17

How does this cultivar from the Finger Lakes compare in the world?

10/03/17

From reimagined historic buildings to cutting-edge tasting rooms, we look at the spaces and architects giving the wine industry a much-needed makeover