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01/10/18

Registration is now open for WiVi Central Coast 2018

01/10/18

Every year, when Wine Business Monthly creates our annual list of Hot Brands, we look for vintners, growers, wineries and wines that are making a statement in our industry. Quality is always an important consideration, but Hot Brands is more than a list of the "best" or most interesting wines we've tasted during the year.

01/10/18

Michael Haney, director of membership and government relations for the nonprofit group, has been appointed interim executive director as its board conducts a search for a permanent head. Haney said he would apply for the permanent position

01/10/18

Silver led the business program during a decadelong period of growth, increasing student enrollment by about 40 percent, raising $20 million in donations and scholarships and carving a name for the school as one of the few programs focusing on the business and entrepreneurial aspects of the wine industry.

01/10/18

*Customers receiving a cork taint claim will be required to return the bottle and cork to the Cork Supply laboratory for inspection. The cork and wine will be tested, and if cork-derived taint is discovered, Cork Supply will reimburse the winery for the retail release price of the wine

01/10/18

The Sparflex Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Maverick Enterprises. Based in Ukiah, CA, Maverick is recognized as the leader in the production of PVC capsules, and polylam foils and capsules for still and sparkling wines in the U.S. wine packaging industry.

01/10/18

A tireless advocate for the Central Coast, Steve has played an important role in introducing the wines of Paso Robles to a global audience, while championing practices that have established the California wine industry at the forefront of sustainable farming.

01/10/18

Farmers are adapting to rising minimum wages around the Northwest through new technology and more efficient cropping systems, according to industry groups and economists.

01/10/18

"Michael has spent the last three years as Director of Membership and is a vintner himself. In addition, he has been a leader in government and community relations and raised much needed awareness about the wine community's positive impact to Sonoma County."

01/10/18

Some see a loophole foreign firms could exploit. If one foreign company were to act as if it were multiple companies selling different products to U.S. importers, its products might be eligible for the $2.70 tax rate on all sales, including those beyond the first 100,000 proof gallons, said Adam Looney, a former Treasury Department official now at the Brookings Institution. Theoretically, U.S. companies could try the same scheme but it would be easier to get away with abroad ...

01/10/18

the bachelor and his prospective here-for-the-right-reasons maybe-fiance sampled cabernet sauvignon wines from Hall's Platinum Collection and toured the winery's vineyards, modern art collection and historic Bergfeld building during filming for the episode, which will air on Jan. 15 at 8 p.m

01/10/18

Amber Falls Winery and Cellars in Hampshire contributed $11,112 from sales of its Presidential wines to the President James K. Polk Home and Museum in 2017

01/10/18

The Washington Hospitality Association is currently offering scholarships aimed at connecting workers with skills improvement classes for hospitality employees. Through a new Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) pilot program, these opportunities are available to all hospitality employees in the state.

01/10/18

Full-Day Format Offers Ease of Certificate Completion, Accommodates Working Professionals

01/10/18

Pruning demonstrations and an update on the benefits of crop insurance to be featured at the January seminar: "Pruning & Planning"

01/10/18

Vintage Point Partners in Wine, a winery sales and marketing company, announced today Department 66 from renowned winemaker Dave Phinney will be joining their portfolio of clients.

01/10/18

Robin Baggett, owner and managing partner of Alpha Omega was elected vice-chair and Delia Viader, owner and founding winemaker for Viader Vineyards & Winery, was named secretary/treasurer.

01/10/18

Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery announced today the creation of two new positions within its national sales organization and the hiring of two veteran wine industry sales professionals to fill these important roles. Lisa Lambertus has been hired as National Sales Manager East, while Diana Schweiger joins the winery as National Sales Manager West.

01/10/18

Diana Schweiger has extensive wine sales experience, most recently at Prestige Beverage Group where she served as National Account Manager West with distribution management and sales responsibility for chain stores and major on-premise accounts. She was previously Vice President of Sales for Schweiger Vineyards & Winery from 2003 to 2015.

01/10/18

After a career in the Restaurant and Hospitality business Bakich was hired by Donati Family Vineyards in early 2007 to assist in the opening of their tasting room in Templeton, California.

01/10/18

The winery, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017, is teaming up with Texas-based Multicarte, Inc. as its new national and Texas wine broker. The brokerage will help the legacy winery to increase volume, and open avenues of distribution in Texas and key states outside of Texas.

01/10/18

Tempranillo landed in the Northwest, thanks in no small part to the vision of Earl Jones, owner of Abacela Winery near Roseburg, Ore., who planted the state's first Tempranillo in 1995. Washington's first Tempranillo went into the soil at famed Red Willow Vineyard. The Yakima Valley vineyard first planted it in 1993.

01/10/18

USDA-ARS scientists have identified a chemical that enhances the attraction of pheromone traps to kill the notorious invasive pest, brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB, Halyomorpha halys).

01/10/18

A French aristocrat's attempt to uphold familial honor falls over as both sides pull out of court action.

01/10/18

Started in 1980, Frey Vineyards lost its bottling facility, offices and tasting room at 14000 Tomki Road in the middle of Redwood Valley. But all its owners and workers survived, as did the wine and most all the grapes and vines. And a new winery is under construction.

01/10/18

"Almost all of the law got upheld," said Gayle Batt, a former state representative who sponsored the bill in the Idaho House of Representatives. "The meat of the bill survived."

01/10/18

Evacuation orders were issued Monday as forecasters predicted mudslides in foothill neighborhoods where the state's largest-ever fire raged last month.

01/10/18

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee proposes energy tax

01/10/18

Drought is likely to continue through the winter and into planting season for most of the South.

01/10/18

The Napa Valley's Signorello Estate burned down in the October wildfires. But the cabernet sauvignon winery's previous experience with a major blaze before has helped it get ready quickly for the rebuild. It was quite a different story for the winery almost a dozen years ago to the day, when it lost two vintages - 15,000 cases - in the massive Wine Central warehouse fire on Mare Island in Vallejo. Miles away, Signorello Estate's property wasn't touched. The Oct. 12, 2005, arson blaze cooked 4.5 million bottles of wine stored for nearly 100 vintners and collectors, and the total value lost was about $250 million, according to Decanter.

01/10/18

two men admitted to conspiring to steal more than $870,000 of wine from The French Laundry, acclaimed chef Thomas Keller's Yountville restaurant, and two other California businesses

01/10/18

All of the three-day passes for the BottleRock Napa Valley music, food, wine and craft festival May 25-27 in downtown Napa, priced from $349 to $3,900, sold out in an hour.

01/10/18

"After raising $545,000 in equity, purchasing the wine brands Triumph Cellars and Calistoga Cellars, harvesting 100 tons of grapes at the 2017 harvest, Triumph Wine Group is offering the opportunity for small investors to own a piece of a Napa Valley winery"

01/10/18

The study, entitled The Causal Impact of Medals on Wine Producers' Prices and the Gains From Participating in Contests, has three main aims, although the primary purpose of the paper is to ascertain the affect of a medal on the price of wine, rather than the level of demand - which is a more common focus of investigation

01/10/18

CITIC seems to have indeed shifted its focus away from wine. Its CITIC Guo'an Wine company, which owns the Niya wine brand in China's Xinjiang province, recently acquired Guoan Lithium, a battery maker, to diversify its business ...

01/10/18

-The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is giving its world-renowned Harrah's College of Hospitality a world-class facility - The Hospitality Hall

01/10/18

Triennial VitiNord event will focus on cool/cold-climate viticulture and winemaking

01/10/18

A new appellation covering Burgundy is hardly likely to spark excitement among wine lovers.