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11/13/18

Groundwater recharge is the practice of delivering stored surface water supplies that are more transient in availability and applying this water to land with high recharge suitability and good soil permeability. Recharge can be done on dedicated land basins, on fallow fields, and on active crops ... Sustainable Conservation, a San Francisco non-profit, is involved with six on-farm GW recharge monitoring projects in the Central Valley. Two involve winegrape vineyards-They're looking for growers to partner with. Farms in critically over-drafted groundwater basins are a priority ...

11/13/18

The Oregon wine community raised $1,055,000 at the 2018 ¡Salud! Premiere Oregon Pinot Noir Wine Auction this year, exceeding all previous totals. The annual two-day, two-event extravaganza benefits one cause: healthcare for Oregon's vineyard workers, many of them Hispanic immigrants.

11/13/18

The late Dr. Doug Gubler established replicated trials in 2017 on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon at two Foley Family Wines vineyards to determine if Thermaculture, or instantaneous heat shock treatments, could be used to reduce traditional fungicide applications.

11/13/18

For more than 30 years, Ted was in the wine business. His early career began with Joseph Phelps, which led to establishing his first company WineSpell. He owned, managed or worked for some of the country's top wine importers and distributors including: The Sorting Table, Wilson Daniels, Sherbrook Cellars, The Henry Wine Group, Benchmark Wine Group, and Big Bang Wines. He represented a collection of iconic wineries including Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Domaine Dujac, Henri Boillot, Marc Kreydenwiess, Domaine Faiveley, Aldo Conterno, Royal Tokaji Wine Company, Val di Suga, Domaine LeFlaive, Salon Champagne, Saintsbury, Morgan, McIntyre, Snowden and Hyde de Villaine

11/13/18

GoFundMe Campaign Initiated by Wine Freedom and National Association of Wine Retailers to Give Wine Consumers Representation in Key Court Case

11/13/18

A to Z Wineworks, Fetzer Winery, and Cabot Creamery worked with B Lab to create a national 'Vote Every Day' B Corp awareness campaign, which launched right after the 2018 mid-term elections. Certified B Corporations, a global community of more than 2,600 businesses, are dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. The new campaign urges people to 'Vote Every Day' by considering the businesses they support with their dollars.

11/13/18

The Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association Board announced the appointment of Dacota Haselwood, former long-time TWGGA staffer, to the position of Executive Director. Dacota's selection follows the resignation of the current Executive Director, April Mitchell, who resigned to pursue other business interests.

11/13/18

Red Newt Cellars is pleased to announce that Rebecca Mahmoud has joined the Red Newt Cellars wine marketing and distribution team. Her focus as brand ambassador will be on facilitating and expanding Red Newt Cellars' recognition and distribution in North America.

11/13/18

"Frederick Wildman is at an exciting time in its history, and we are pleased to have someone of Zaarath's caliber join our dynamic leadership team," said Marc Hirten, President and COO. "Zaarath's deep financial expertise - specifically with organizations experiencing a significant growth horizon - is well suited to support our aggressive business goals."

11/13/18

Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance announced that legendary wine critic and author Antonio Galloni will be a featured guest and the keynote speaker at the third annual Signature Sonoma Valley on May 16-19, 2019.

11/13/18

Wineries seeking to bring their websites into ADA compliance will be unable to find U.S. Department of Justice guidelines on how to go about doing it. A DOJ spokesman told Wine Spectator the department is "evaluating whether specific web-accessibility standards are necessary to ensure compliance with the ADA." .... The only guidance wineries have is from the international standards organization World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The website guidelines include screen-reading software as well as to give users the ability to customize color, word spacing and text size ...

11/13/18

The owner of one of Burgundy's leading estates, Domaine Leroy, has quashed rumours that the property was up for sale.

11/13/18

Consumers of fine white wines will have much to celebrate in the coming months when Royal Wine releases an impressive lineup of debuts showcasing the extraordinary recent vintages from the Bordeaux region and beyond.

11/13/18

Research from the University of East Anglia has identified areas of the UK which could rival the Champagne region of France. Climate and viticulture experts have identified nearly 35,000 hectares of prime viticultural land for new and expanding vineyards - much of it in Kent, Sussex and East Anglia.

11/13/18

Grgich Hills Estate, the iconic Napa Valley winery, announced that Ambiente Wine Importing Inc. will be their distributor of record in the Texas market, effective December 1, 2018. This is the latest transition of partners as the winery continues to evaluate their distributor network nationwide.

11/13/18

Two Napa Valley icons reunite to host an exclusive dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak Napa inside Archer Hotel in Napa. The esteemed Blackbird Vineyard's Winemaker Aaron Pott and award-winning Chef Charlie Palmer will pair artisanal wine country favorites with Blackbird's most prestigious wines for 25 lucky guests in downtown Napa.

11/13/18

Paris drinks its way through 709 million bottles annually, making it the world's leading wine consumer city, according to an OpinionWay study commissioned by Wine Paris. With 33 million tourists each year, Paris forms the hub of the consumer base in France and worldwide.

11/13/18

Agricultural researchers in several states in the U.S. are taking a close look at Trissolcus japonicus, or Asian samurai wasp, as it targets egg masses of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). Scientists with Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) discovered the first populations of the samurai wasp in apple orchards in southeastern Switzerland. What makes this find impressive, and applicable to fellow fruit growers in the U.S. is how this wasp has traveled throughout Switzerland.

11/13/18

Have you ever wondered about carbonic maceration? Carbonic maceration is a process in winemaking which occurs when clusters of intact red grapes are placed in a sealed tank filled with carbon dioxide. Tom Jarvis is here to explain all.

11/13/18

A landowner near where the blaze began, Betsy Ann Cowley, said she got an email from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. the day before the fire last week telling her that crews needed to come onto her property because the utility's power lines were causing sparks. PG&E had no comment on the email, and state officials said the cause of the inferno was under investigation.

11/13/18

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11/13/18

After the turbulent 2017 harvest, Napa vintners would have been happy with a simply quieter 2018. Instead, this year delivered an ideal growing season, followed by a long, slow-paced harvest. Winemakers are excited by the potential quality of the young wines.

11/13/18

"The problem is that France makes it very hard for the U.S. to sell its wines into France, and charges big Tariffs, whereas the U.S. makes it easy for French wines, and charges very small Tariffs. Not fair, must change!"

11/13/18

winemakers discuss barrels ...

11/13/18

Meet the man supplying Gotham's best restaurants with the elusive delicacy

11/13/18

Commissioned by ProWein for the second time, the Geisenheim University has again surveyed more than 2,300 experts in the wine industry from 46 countries on international wine markets, marketing trends, developments in online wine sales and the economic situation. The survey conducted in mid 2018 was once more met with strong interest in the industry. Since the first survey in 2017 the number of participants increased by 60% from 1,487 to 2,364. This makes the ProWein Business Report the globally most comprehensive trend barometer of the international wine industry