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Tuesday, December 5th

12/05/17

Conjunctive wine labeling, or the practice of labeling a wine to show both region and sub-regions of origin, is gaining more attention and traction in the U.S. wine industry. This growth in interest is driven by a variety of factors, including an increased desire from consumers to know a product's place of origin, as well as the growing number of AVAs (American Viticulture Areas), which can create some confusion in the mind of consumers if not linked to a recognized region or state. The big question is: does conjunctive labeling really work?

12/05/17

A concerted effort is underway to to get shipping laws before the Supreme Court. Currently residents of only 13 states and the District of Columbia can legally order wine online from an out-of-state retail store. This is a big contrast to ordering from a winery: residents of 42 states can order wine from out-of-state wineries

12/05/17

Star chef Thomas Keller, vintner Ann Colgin and other top winemakers and chefs headlined a blockbuster benefit for Napa and Sonoma wildfire relief

12/05/17

Eight weeks after the fire started, the picture is a little clearer. The fires on the North Coast consumed 245,000 acres, destroyed at least 8,889 structures and killed 44 people, according to Cal Fire. In Santa Rosa alone, that number includes 4,655 homes representing an estimated 12,000 people who are left to recover their lives. That's a fact that can't be minimized and the numbers reflect an historic level of pain.

12/05/17

More than 150 agricultural workers and their families from Sonoma County who were displaced by the fires in October will begin receiving a much needed helping hand today from a housing recovery fund recently established by the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation and the Sonoma County Farm Bureau

12/05/17

Cork Industry Makes Donation in Support of the California Wine Community

12/05/17

Oregon's iconic Adelsheim Vineyard makes just the fourth winemaking change in its 45-year history when it announces today the promotion of Gina Hennen to succeed Dave Paige, Great Northwest Wine has learned. Paige, 55, steps aside at the end of the year in order to focus on his new vineyard-based brand in the North Willamette Valley.

12/05/17

In 2016, heat applications on Foley Family Wine vineyards reduced fungicide by over 50% on three grape varietals. This experimentation continued in New Zealand where Fruition Science reported the same control was achieved with a normal fungicide program versus a Thermaculture protocol (both applied at 6 day intervals) on Merlot grapes. The control of Powdery Mildew was the same and in an incredibly difficult climate.

12/05/17

Women of the Vine & Spirits® (womenofthevine.com), the world's leading membership alliance dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry has launched its very own Brand Ambassador Program aimed at increasing awareness of the organization and driving engagement with women in the alcohol beverage industry.

12/05/17

Wine Road's Annual Weekend Event Offers Winter Opportunity for Visitors to Return Post Fires

12/05/17

Tickets to the 21st Annual Taste Washington on sale now. With Alaska Mileage Plan as the 2018 Taste Washington welcoming sponsor, this year's festival will delight your taste buds. Featuring more than 225 wineries, over 65 restaurants and some of the nation's top chefs, go to tastewashington.org to get your tickets today

12/05/17

Working directly with M.S. Walker's management team, Peter will support business plan execution and the division's operational activities as the company continues its significant growth in these dynamic markets.

12/05/17

Her current duties include: manages national sales team; directs and develops 3-Tier Distribution, National Key Accounts, pricing, forecasting, and brand marketing, as the company's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

12/05/17

The Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund will receive $50,000 and Redwood Credit Union Community North Bay Fire Relief Fund will receive $50,000.

12/05/17

Bill Berryhill of BB Vineyards in Ceres was elected chair. He succeeds Aaron Lange of LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards in Acampo, who served in the role for two years. Other directors elected as officers are Mike Testa of Coastal Vineyard Care in Buellton, and Bruce Phillips of Vine Hill Ranch in Yountville, as vice chairs; Mike Boer of Stipp Ranch in Ukiah, as secretary; and Jeff Bitter, winegrape grower in Madera, as treasurer.

12/05/17

The climate debate is pretty much over for the wine industry, and the focus has shifted to mitigation.

12/05/17

The Nuns fire that tore through the upper Sonoma Valley has transfigured the multimillion dollar views that inspired writers like Jack London and Michael Ondaatje.

12/05/17

China has positioned itself as a leading advocate of free trade, particularly since President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

12/05/17

Their role will be to support and develop the on-going growth in the number of applicants to the WSET programmes across the country. They will work with London-based David Wrigley MW who has been developing the US business to date.

12/05/17

Today, having the word Barolo on a label is no longer enough to guarantee sales.

12/05/17

A common complaint among people in the wine industry concerned the quality and tone of media coverage. Many considered it over-the-top and often inaccurate.

12/05/17

Unspoiled landscapes? Maple syrup? Polar bears and ice hockey? Or, if you've explored the world of wine, perhaps the quintessentially Canadian Icewine?

12/05/17

Launched by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, the "no escalator tax" campaign centres around a move by the Trudeau Liberals to hike federal liquor taxes by two per cent this year, and hike it every year after, in-line with inflation.

12/05/17

Wine delivery will roll out in Phoenix in January, but details are still up in the air. The company still hasn't decided which wines to deliver, or whether it should offer full bottles or single servings, Bourgeois said.

12/05/17

Winiarski maintains hope that his efforts to preserve Napa Valley, which has successfully revived that wine tradition, will endure. Among those efforts, for which he is also being lauded with Tuesday's induction, is his work at the forefront of the passage of the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve in 1968

12/05/17

"My favorite Davis Bynum story was when we planned a trip to New York City in honor of a dinner at the James Beard House ... "

12/05/17

Here are Matt Walls' top scoring wines from the Rhône 2016 vintage, all rated above 95 points

12/05/17

Following a formal complaint filed by French luxury group Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, the Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce has busted a local Chinese wine company which has been selling counterfeit Rhône wines it claimed were made by Moët Hennessy.

12/05/17

The companies are developing and nurturing cannabis brands

12/05/17

This isn't the first time Wines & Vines has steered into the lane populated by unmanned vehicles

12/05/17

The full list of leaders is now available online