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Tuesday, January 9th

01/09/18

Regulation would restrict use of AVA names on wine labels to the state where the AVA is situated

01/09/18

In addition to available capital, the most often cited reason for these transactions is generational

01/09/18

The industry is pivoting and winery owners need to take specific actions or be caught behind the change curve .. Join Rob McMillan on Wednesday January 17th at 9:30am Pacific Time for a live videocast and discussion of the findings from the release of the 2018 SVB Wine Industry Report

01/09/18

Mike and Talley Henry announce their purchase of ACRE®, a small premium winery in the Napa Valley town of Oakville, founded by Dave Becker and Bob Babbe

01/09/18

"This important partnership with Vintage Point comes at a time when we're looking to expand our holdings in Maury, grow Department 66 and build new brands. With David and the Vintage Point team we can now augment our wholesale network as we build more momentum in the marketplace," said Dave Phinney, Department 66 winemaker.

01/09/18

Over $40,000 in Additional Wine Business Institute Scholarships Available in 2018

01/09/18

augmented reality, virtual reality and sensory reality - The $2.4-million project also includes expanding the capacity of CCOVI's research winery to include a state-of-the-art fermentation facility, as well as the purchase of several advanced analytical instruments

01/09/18

"We welcome Maverick Enterprises to the Sparflex family of leading brands. We're determined to strengthen business development in the U.S. and with this acquisition we are well positioned to offer customers better access to local production operations and service."

01/09/18

The price of fine burgundy has risen more rapidly than wine from any other fine-wine region over both the last six years and the shorter term, according to a new study

01/09/18

"All of the main erosion-control practices took place in the winter, right against the end of harvest, such as making sure all irrigation and drainage areas are clear." Viticulturists were pleased the rain was enough to drench the soil, but not enough to cause mudslides and major damage. "They can now see how their best practices and all the erosion control that they put in place is faring."

01/09/18

Dr. Ohmart - who prefers to be called, simply, Cliff - was Lodi Winegrape Commission's Sustainable Winegrowing Director for 14 years (1996 to 2009). During the past eight years he has been serving as Senior Scientist for SureHarvest (a sustainable agricultural management company).

01/09/18

The Research Director Request for Proposals (RFP) closes on February 9, 2018, with the contract to be awarded shortly thereafter.

01/09/18

Knapke most recently worked for Tyson Foods as Sponsorships & Event Manager. Prior to Knapke's time at Tyson Foods, she was the Director of Sales and Business Development for the American Culinary Federation. Knapke has her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from The Ohio State University.

01/09/18

Rutherford Ranch Winery has expanded its hospitality team. Fran Leach joins the Rutherford Ranch Winery team in the role of Hospitality Manager responsible for the winery's tasting room experience and events. Leach comes to the role after previously managing direct-to-consumer sales for Ca'Momi Napa Valley and a twenty year career in marketing.

01/09/18

After a successful career in corporate America, Baker made the leap to wine upon purchasing a Carneros vineyard. With 15+ years in the industry as a grower, winemaker, and General Manager, Baker fully understands the challenges of growing grapes, making wines, and managing winery operations.

01/09/18

Launched by Delicato Family Vineyards in January 2016, Z. Alexander Brown became the #1 new wine brand of the year and is now a top 150 brand.

01/09/18

Announces Keynote Speaker: Paul Wagner, wine educator & historian

01/09/18

Vines for wine grapes don't require as much water as most crops, but the level of precipitation in the Pacific Northwest for the first part of winter 2018 has acclaimed climate expert Greg Jones concerned for irrigators.

01/09/18

As we enter 2018, Dave McGee, owner and winemaker of Monochrome Wines is pleased to announce the opening of his tasting room in the burgeoning Tin City complex in Paso Robles.

01/09/18

President Trump became the first chief executive since George H. W. Bush to address the convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

01/09/18

The total cost blew past the previous record of $215 billion in 2005.

01/09/18

Evacuations have been ordered for communities below hillsides charred by California's largest-ever wildfire as the first major winter storm of the season brings rare rain and raises the risk of mudslides

01/09/18

While the American Farm Bureau Federation praised the Trump administration for regulatory reforms, the organization is nervous about potential impediments to international trade.

01/09/18

Cameron Jordan made good on his promise to send a bottle of wine to longtime rival Cam Newton as a mocking thank-you gesture after the New Orleans Saints completed a three-game sweep of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

01/09/18

A new winery is underway at a vineyard property off West Road in the valley. The site is already graded and prepared for construction, and final permits are being secured for the concrete slab to be poured early this year. It is on track to open in August, in time for the next harvest

01/09/18

Paradise Ridge Winery hosted an exhibit honoring renowned winemaker Kanaye Nagasawa, one of the first people of Japanese descent to immigrate to the U.S.

01/09/18

Alcohol e-commerce leader showcases best in creativity and connoisseurship among booze bloggers

01/09/18

"By walking through the cellar, you can go through the history of France, two thousand years of history."

01/09/18

Tempranillo, the bold red classic grape of Spain's Rioja region, is quickly becoming a favorite grape and wine across the Pacific Northwest

01/09/18

You don't think of Bordeaux as a great place to make rum. Yet soon several barrels of 20 year old rum will be aging in Entre-deux-Mers in used Sauvignon Blanc barrels.

01/09/18

Over the course of the past year, numerous winemakers stood out. Ted Edwards of Freemark Abbey and Darice Spinelli of Nickel & Nickel produced wines -- Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons in each case -- that inspired the rare 100-point score in the "Wine Talk" ratings

01/09/18

A Texas woman died after consuming raw oysters and contracting a flesh-eating bacteria

01/09/18

He raised £8 million from 87 investors to finance the project, which is aimed at making some of the world's rarest wines more affordable

01/09/18

Kate Atkinson was tired of spending her weekends-the only respite from a demanding public relations career and the grind of modern life-hungover. "It's the ultimate typical Saturday for the working person to wake up feeling foggy and ill," Atkinson says. "I wanted my days of not feeling horrendous back."

01/09/18

The piece aired over the weekend, the full episode is now online ... "Ambition, greed and gunshots at a Napa Valley winery -- how did a bag with $800,000 in cash lead to murder in a vineyard?"