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04/18/19

Two years ago, a small group of wineries found a legislator to introduce a bill in the Texas House of Representatives that would require all wines with a Texas appellation to contain 100 percent Texas-grown grapes. The bill never moved out of committee. Legislation similar to the 2017 bill was introduced March 14. House Bill 4233, sometimes referred to as the 100 percent Texas Wine Labeling Bill, requires all wines labeled as "Texas" be made 100 percent from Texas-grown grapes. It contains a new provision for a five-year phase-in period of the 100 percent requirement

04/18/19

The Oregon Senate easily passed three bills Wednesday protecting the brand identity of Oregon pinot noir wines and the specific regions in which grapes are grown for that wine

04/18/19

Just as a long-negotiated agreement for how California and six other Western states will deal with drought on the Colorado River was about to cross the finish line, the river's biggest user put up a roadblock

04/18/19

Reveal Walla Walla Valley, an annual wine futures auction for the wine trade and private collectors raised an unprecedented $127,200 on Monday, April 15, 2019. Reveal provides the perfect opportunity to purchase unique Walla Walla Valley wines while experiencing the camaraderie, creativity, and commitment that founded the Walla Walla Valley wine industry.

04/18/19

"We are thrilled to be working with Christopher and Gina to support us with our charitable fundraising this year," stated Michael Haney, Sonoma County Vintners Executive Director. "Each year our Honorary Chairs are selected for their leadership and commitment to helping others. Christopher and Gina's families have a long legacy of giving back and supporting Sonoma County."

04/18/19

Pricing across California at its lowest level in five years ... now is an opportune time for international buyers to start new wine programs ... There are opportunities on a range of good quality 2016, 2017 and 2018 wines from Coastal appellations ....International interest in Argentina's 2018 wines picks up, ... Chile is still in the middle of its 2019 harvest ... The markets for 2018 whites and rosés in France are active, prices stable. ... chances of prices on Spain's good quality wines increasing are greater than on them falling back ... South Africa is down 2 percent on 2018's short crop ...

04/18/19

Auctioneer Sotheby's reported that each case "more than doubled" its opening bid and the average case price was higher than the £30,105 achieved per unit in Hong Kong earlier this month.

04/18/19

The Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 full-day symposium will include three conferences exploring the effects of climate change on the world's vineyards, vineyard management and winemaking, and the wine economy, respectively.

04/18/19

CK Mondavi and Family today announced their first vintage made by Randy Herron, who joined the company as Head Winemaker during the beginning of harvest in September 2018. These current new releases of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are perfect accompaniments to any spring meal.

04/18/19

LLS (Leonardo LoCascio Selections), a division of Winebow Imports dedicated to premium Italian wines, is pleased to announce that it is the exclusive U.S. importer of Lini, an artisanal, traditional producer of Lambrusco, a sparkling red wine from Emilia-Romagna. Lini joins a portfolio that represents more than 60 wineries throughout Italy

04/18/19

Starting May 1, 2019, the esteemed wines of California's Foppiano Vineyards will be marketed and sold exclusively in the US by Quintessential.

04/18/19

At the region's annual en primeur tastings last week, Elin sipped her way through about 500 barrel samples of Bordeaux's extraordinary 2018 reds ...

04/18/19

The 2019 Western Food Safety Summit will take place May 1-2 in Salinas

04/18/19

WASHINGTON - The adoption of cover crops as a key soil health practice continues at a rapid rate throughout the country, according to new data from the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Cover crops were planted on 15.4 million acres in 2017, an increase of 50% over five years, the census shows. Iowa led the way with a 156.3% increase during that period, and a number of other states also more than doubled their cover crop acreage, including Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Mississippi, Nebraska, Vermont and Arizona.

04/18/19

The Coyote Canyon 2015 Sangiovese emerged from a gauntlet of other gold-medal winners to win as best of show at the seventh annual Cascadia International Wine Competition. At 1,040 entries, the Cascadia is the largest international wine judging staged in the Pacific Northwest.

04/18/19

Katia Nussbaum of San Polino in Montalcino argues that we need to reframe biodynamics for the twenty-first century. After long discussions with her, Walter Speller persuaded her to write this very personal, wide-ranging essay.

04/18/19

Isolated and rugged-Colomé Winery in Calchaqui Valley, Argentina, is so close to being off the grid it has no cell service, limited wifi, and until recently, had to provide its own electricity. From Salta, a three hour drive to Cafayate, followed by an additional three hour drive on a gravel road, terminates at Colomé. No one arrives by accident, including winemaker Thibaut Delmotte.

04/18/19

NOTL Fire and Emergency Services will conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire, which consumed a storage shed beside the winery.

04/18/19

Oregon wine already has a reputation for quality, from renowned Willamette Valley Pinot noir to Chardonnay, rosé and Syrah. But just as important to the industry's success is sharing knowledge with consumers, and providing them with an overall experience in the tasting room, according to a panel of winemakers who spoke April 16 at the 2019 Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism in Eugene.

04/18/19

Located at 1395 Leveroni Road, the vineyard is planted on approximately 1 acre, and tended by amateur oenophiles who've been at it for decades.

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