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03/07/18

Lifestyle vintners' websites sag with paeans to nature, viticulture, and terroir (as well as, of course, themselves). But few truly embody the back-to-the-land credo of the '60s and '70s that made world-famous places like Napa Valley, now first choice for American lifestyle vintnerhood

03/07/18

Federal and state agents visited more than 30 wine-related businesses in Napa and Sonoma counties last week as part of a probe into consignment sales, in which a winery or wholesaler buys back bottles that don't sell at the retail level

03/07/18

Napa, California -This week, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) conducted a joint operation with Agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control into alleged prohibited trade practices in Napa and Sonoma Counties

03/07/18

Registration is now open for Innovation + Quality (IQ) 2018, a forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality. Now in its fourth year, IQ has expanded to a two-day event taking place May 23-24, 2018 at the Silverado Resort & Spa in the Napa Valley.

03/07/18

Wine Business Monthly has once again partnered with Silicon Valley Bank to bring you our annual Direct-to-Consumer Survey. The Survey is now LIVE and will be up through March 16. Some of the takeaways from last year's survey include: Direct-to-Consumer sales account for 60 percent of winery revenue; wine club sales are trending upward; tasting room service style greatly affects purchasing and more. Please help us determine benchmarks for this ever-important sales channel by taking this year's survey. Results will be published in the July 2018 issue of WBM.

03/07/18

Winery association hosts educational programs including Harvest Intern Boot Camp

03/07/18

NapaLearns, a non-profit dedicated to improving learning outcomes in Napa Valley's public schools, received a $1 million gift from Trinchero Family Estates in support of its programs in math, computer science, and career readiness.

03/07/18

Behind the Scene of Vine Virus Testing in the Lab

03/07/18

A Sacramento County judge on Monday declined to temporarily stop the hearings that will decide the fate of Gov. Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels project after its opponents sued alleging the process had been tainted by secret meetings

03/07/18

A Napa Valley master cooper has filed a lawsuit against his company over shares worth nearly $411,500, according to court records

03/07/18

… and Napa Valley is forever changing as a result.

03/07/18

Trade-exclusive Auction announces growth to 30 + wine partners during WA Wine Month; Proceeds support education, research and innovation

03/07/18

The new releases include the 2016 Böen Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir ($30), 2016 Böen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir ($30), and two small-lot Elouan Reserve Pinot Noirs from Oregon including, 2016 Elouan "Missoulan Wash" Willamette Valley Reserve Pinot Noir ($40)and 2016 Elouan "Klamath's Kettle" Rogue Valley Reserve Pinot Noir ($40).

03/07/18

The Environmental Protection Agency has opened a 60-day public comment period for the draft glyphosate human health and ecological risk assessments. Comments are due by April 30, 2018.

03/07/18

Using a broker, Bringing your winemaker, Having sufficient wine supplies ... selling wine to multi-unit restaurants, from those that have a dozen locations to some which number in the hundreds, remains a major challenge

03/07/18

These entrepreneurs are utilizing their years of experience within the wine industry to unlock California's newest and most exciting market - cannabis.

03/07/18

In the space of two to three weeks, California farmers have had to switch from shirtsleeves to parkas to rain gear. That last one at least offered a glimmer of hope for what has been a gloomy 2018 water season so far.

03/07/18

Farmers and farm employees spoke in agreement on a topic of vital and mutual interest-immigration policy-during a series of meetings on Capitol Hill

03/07/18

Bergin started as a boutique etcher of wine bottles, but for over a decade has been expanding mostly into screen-printing of labels. It moved into all of a newly finished 82,000-square-foot facility at 451 Technology Way in south Napa on Jan. 2, giving it room to grow for another decade and a half, according to founder, President and CEO Mike Bergin.

03/07/18

It would take six more storms to bring the state up to its normal winter precipitation by April.

03/07/18

Deportation arrests have surged more than 40 percent under Trump.

03/07/18

Good carryover storage across southern Idaho should provide adequate irrigation water.

03/07/18

Zoning restrictions are threatening the future of a rural Oregon brewery that's grown popular among locals.

03/07/18

Washington State University says it has reversed unallowable charges to two grants.

03/07/18

Last September, Frescobaldi made its first foray into the Chianti Classico region with the purchase of Castello di San Donato in Perano for €13.3m. This historic property, situated between the central Chianti villages of Radda and Gaiole, is nestled within a 617-acre estate with 250 hectares under vine including 52 hectares of south-facing vineyards, in the Gaiole commune of Chianti Classico.

03/07/18

Dear Mom Wine Co. is an emerging Portland-based producer of premium Oregon wines, including an Oregon Red, Rosé, White and soon-to-be-launched Sparkling.

03/07/18

A former diplomat, Colin Robertson is vice-president and fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute: For Canada, Trump times are trying times. In spite of constant provocation, the team around Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's team has successfully avoided making our policy differences personal. This is the right approach.

03/07/18

WSWA 75th Annual Convention & Exposition at Caesars Palace Las Vegas April 30-May 3

03/07/18

A man who stole €30,000 from a winery in Malta, but later returned the money to its owner, has been sentenced to two years in jail, despite the winery owner forgiving his actions.

03/07/18

It is called Hi no Tori rosé, which simply translates in Japanese to "bird of fire," with a label and a product inside that tell its story.

03/07/18

The former personal assistant to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Co-President David Solomon allegedly admitted to his employer in November 2016 that he stole $1.2 million worth of rare wine from his collection and promised to meet with Solomon and his wife the next day to repay them

03/07/18

ProWine Asia will be part of the Singapore Expo from April 24 to 27 with tasting sessions, master classes, workshops and seminars by industry speakers.

03/07/18

Coca-Cola will soon be giving Japanese consumers a new kind of buzz.

03/07/18

A proposal to protect oak trees and streams has many in the wine industry worried

03/07/18

NCSLA presents "Regulatory Strategies for an Innovative Marketplace"