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10/19/18

Watermill Winery is returning to the critically acclaimed The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA with the Hallowed Stones Estate project.

10/19/18

WX Brands, a top 20 wine company, announces its purchase of the Reckless Love and Sunday Funday wine brands. Reckless Love and Sunday Funday wines join WX Brands' group of winning brands that include Bread & Butter, Chronic Cellars, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Jelly Jar and Our Daily Wines.

10/19/18

Conn Creek's enduring commitment to Bordeaux-styled red wines started in 1973 when it was founded by Bill and Kathy Collins.

10/19/18

Today, October 19, marks the ninth annual Champagne Day, where wine lovers around the globe raise a glass to the quintessential wine of celebration, good cheer and toasts everywhere: Champagne.

10/19/18

Ponzi Vineyards announces the hire of Jim Mauceri as its National Sales Manager. In this role, Mauceri will support the family winery's national sales, working closely with Vintus LLC, the New York City-based portfolio that represents Ponzi wines across the nation.

10/19/18

Beginning this fall, wine lovers in the Bay Area and beyond can purchase their SCM Passport through the app for only $65 to redeem a complimentary tasting flight at any of the 50+ participating wineries, 365 days a year. The app will allow users to digitally check-in to each winery they visit throughout the year, earning a unique passport stamp at each visit.

10/19/18

High altitude viticulture offers many advantages for both red and white varieties: long ripening periods; dramatic diurnal temperature swings; exceptional drainage and airflow; and rocky, barren soils that stress the vines productively and encourage lower yields. Whether it's a snow-covered mountaintop in Argentina or the high, dry Plateau of the Rioja in Spain, it is self-evident that all that grows here must develop different coping mechanisms in order to thrive.

10/19/18

Middling media personality Larry Kudlow, who made his way through White House central casting to become President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser, thought he was being clever when he made disparaging comments about PM Justin Trudeau to a friendly by-invitation-only audience at a Washington dinner on Wednesday. According to the Washington Examiner, Kudlow said: "We didn't walk away. We didn't end it. We made a deal. Alright? 'Spite that little punk kid running Canada, we still made it. And I've had some wonderful run-ins with him."

10/19/18

In 2008, Jennifer Molgat feared that municipal inspectors would oppose a tasting room licence for her new The View Winery & Vineyard in Kelowna. She thought they might not like the look of the packing house where the winery and its sister producer Wards Cider are located. Built circa 1922, it is the oldest winery building in the Okanagan.

10/19/18

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Painted Rock Estate Winery has won Winery of the Year honours at the 2018-19 InterVin International Wine Awards. It's the second time in five years that our estate was the top-performing producer at the respected international competition. This year's awards featured over 1,200 entries from 17 countries. Our 2015 Cabernet Franc, 2014 Cabernet Franc and 2014 Syrah were awarded gold medals and our 2014 Merlot, 2015 Malbec and 2015 Red Icon were awarded silver medals.

10/19/18

Ashley Ragovin is on a hunting expedition. Not for big game in the traditional sense, but for bottles of rarified vino, which today has lured her from Los Angeles to Canada's lush Niagara Region.

10/19/18

People understand how terroir affects wine, hops, and even coffee, but how terroir affects barley hasn't really been explored in great detail. That's changing, and one Alberta brewery hopes to elevate beer's unexplored ingredient.

10/19/18

A cider-brewing craze has hit Metro Vancouver - spurred on by trends like gluten-free living and a love for fermented drinks like kombucha, according to those in the know. The fad has spread all the way to the University of British Columbia's Apple Festival this weekend, where, for the first time, growers will sell trees with apples well suited to making cider.

10/19/18

The old house in which Jim Duarte was born 83 years ago still stands on the property where he, his wife of 61 years, Anita, and their sons, John and Jeff, continue a nursery tradition that decades ago revolutionized commercial grapevine and nut tree production.

10/18/18

Rob Sands, the CEO of Corona maker Constellation Brands, is stepping down. He will hand over the reins to the company's president and chief operating officer, Bill Newlands, in March, the company said Wednesday. Once Newlands becomes CEO, Sands will become Constellation Brands' executive chair, replacing his brother Richard Sands. Richard Sands will become executive vice chair.

10/18/18

Following the July 6, 2018 launch of the Porto Protocol by President Barack Obama, US Vice-President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore will address the wine industry and its supporters March 5-7, 2019 at Portugal's Alfandega Conference Centre in Porto of the challenges the wine world faces due to climate change during the Climate Change Leadership Porto - Solutions for the Wine Industry conference (CCL-Porto19).

10/18/18

Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, today announced Bill Newlands will assume the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding current CEO Rob Sands, on March 1, 2019. Also effective March 1, 2019, Rob Sands will assume the role of executive chair. Richard Sands, who is currently serving in the role of executive chair, will assume the role of executive vice chair on March 1, 2019.

10/18/18

The brand The Prisoner Wine Co. has a permanent home - the renovated old Franciscan winery on Highway 29 near St. Helena.

10/18/18

The 2018 harvests in Europe are winding down and crush estimates are ratcheting up: now at 46.7 million hectolitres for France, 48-plus million hectolitres for Spain, while northern Italy's crush is also expected to be big. With Spain and Italy vying to be most competitive on generics, prices across the board are trending downward. The picture on quality is more complicated, with spring mildew, intense midsummer heat and lower than normal late season temperatures inhibiting alcohol levels and, on the reds, color.

10/18/18

In a region where tech industry titans are as common as the area's nightmarish traffic, it takes a lot for someone to stand out as truly legendary.

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