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05/17/19

Throughout the year, Wine Business Monthly aims to help wineries and wine grapegrowers evaluate and successfully deploy innovative new products introduced into the industry. Our editorial staff regularly writes about new products and new product categories that assist in the advancement of wine qualtiy from vineyard to bottle. From these, as well as from submissions by winemakers around the world, and with the help of the 2019 Innovation + Quality Board, WBM has chosen the winners of the fifth annual Innovative Product Awards, based on innovation and relevancy to ultra-premium wineries and wine brands

05/17/19

Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved the Matthiasson winery along Dry Creek Road north of the city of Napa. Some of the same people who have opposed other wineries in recent years turned out in support.

05/17/19

he California Wine Exchange launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter yesterday in an effort to buck distribution standards and offer wines from mostly craft and boutique winemakers from within the Golden State.

05/17/19

As a fifth generation vintner, Lail has deep connections to the land and communities of Napa Valley, said a news release.

05/17/19

A Napa Valley wine producer whose 2017 crop was suffered smoke taint damage is suing its crop insurance company for denying its $1.14 million claim, according to the complaint. Levensohn Vineyards LLC, a winery owned by Pascal and Melanie Levensohn, alleges Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Co., denied its claim in April even though the winery complied with all the conditions. The Levensohns claim the grapes were damaged as a result of smoke taint from the October 2017 Wine Country fires

05/17/19

Don Sebastiani & Sons today announced it's celebrating the 20th birthday of its hugely successful Smoking Loon brand with the launch of a commemorative labeled bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon, a nod to the wine that started it all in 1999, as well as a new California Rosé.

05/17/19

Oenofrance USA has opened registration for their Pre-Harvest Technial Meeting series, designed to assist winemakers in gearing up for the upcoming harvest season. This year's program will cover topics such as nutrition and aromas, volatile acidity management, microorganisms management, color extraction and stabilization, oak and oak alternatives, and step by step guides on how to make award-winning rosé wines. These seminars will be led by guest speaker Vanille-Charlotte Achaintre, part of the Innovations, Research & Development team at SOFRALAB, one of the world's leading oenological laboratories.

05/17/19

Plus, extremely simple and brazen winecrime, and a natural winemaker fights to stop wine-cops from destroying 2,000 of his bottles

05/16/19

A proposal to upgrade a small winery near Napa was approved Wednesday after the plans drew praise from neighbors and commissioners alike. The Napa County Planning Commission unanimously approved winemaker Steve Matthiasson's and Jill Klein Matthiasson's plans to upgrade their winery built in the 1980s, including a tasting room. The Matthiassons, experts in organic farming, drew praise for drafting their proposal after working closely with their neighbors, many of whom work in the wine industry.

05/16/19

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation will be presenting the Mark West Community Preschool with a $25,000 grant on Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m

05/16/19

The death of Luis Gonzalez Valencia, 62 of Santa Rosa, at the Jackson Family Wines' Jackson Park vineyard on Grange Road was reported at about 8 p.m. by a woman who noticed her father had not returned from work on the vineyard, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. She found her father underneath an overturned ATV

05/16/19

OLE Health announces the opening of its new OLE Health Napa Valley Vintners South Napa Campus located in the South Napa Century Center.

05/15/19

Their story is emblematic of the reality in Napa Valley today. Land prices, especially for vineyards, are sky-high and showing no signs of dipping. Even modest parcels these days can start at $7 million. What that means is that wine-industry professionals like Lucz, 55, and Lawrence, 58, are increasingly disenfranchised from property ownership in Napa - leaving this precious valley, and the heart of the American wine industry, to be divvied up among corporations and titans of the 1 percent

05/15/19

There is nothing wrong with knowing your product inside out. Enlightening people and communicating our enthusiasm about what we make, or sell, is wonderful. The danger is that we use it as a screen to prevent the necessity for dialogue and curiosity; then it is a handicap

05/14/19

VineView, the leading provider of vineyard remote sensing technology, is pleased to announce its CEO, Richard van der Put, will be a speaker at this year's Silicon Valley Ag Tech Conference.

05/14/19

The Wine Business Institute (WBI) in the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University today announced the Debbie Lewis Women in Wine Scholarship Fund to provide two annual $5,000 scholarships.

05/14/19

Most people can tell the difference. The wine that underwent MLF had a lot of diacytle, whereas the non-MLF wine had none. The pH and TAs were also noticeably different, with the MLF wine having a higher pH and lower TA and the non-MLF wine one having a lower pH and higher TA. They were both the same for succinic acid, which we were trying to associate with minerality

05/14/19

"We have established a working relationship with Vintage Wine Estates over the last 48 hours and believe their heart is in the right place," James Grant said in an email to The Tribune on Monday afternoon. "When we said safety first, they heard us loud and clear, and confirmed with us that they agree." Grant's son, Jordan Grant, was killed at the El Campo Road intersection in October 2018, and he and his family have since spearheaded a grassroots campaign to have the crossing closed.

05/14/19

Visit California, which on May 6 released its 2018 Economic Impact Report, found that travel spending across the state reached more than $140.6 billion; 1.2 million jobs were created; and $11.8 billion was collected in state and local tax revenue.

05/14/19

In 2001, Pete Richmond founded Silverado Farming Company, which he currently owns and operates. His passion for the farming community in Napa Valley runs through all facets of his business. He is an understated but impactful advocate for growers and farmworkers alike. To that end, Richmond quietly implemented "1% for the Community," a program that donates 1% of Silverado Farming's gross profits to fund initiatives supporting at-risk youth and agricultural workers.

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