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10/22/19

A new winemaker panel and seminar at WiVi Central Coast on March 25, 2020 will explore what's new in terms of wine styles, varieties and trends. Leading the discussion is Chris Shackelford, chef and sommelier at Trelio restaurant based in Clovis. Now is your opportunity to submit wines and be considered for the 2020 WiVi winemaker panel

10/22/19

Steven Vollweiler, owner of Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret, CT, petitioned the TTB for the establishment of the new AVA

10/22/19

Foundation Plant Services (FPS) has been testing grapevines in its foundation vineyards for grapevine red blotch virus (GRBV) since 2013. Red blotch infection rate remains extremely low in the Classic Foundation Vineyard. Infection rates ranged from 0% to 0.21% from 2013 to 2019, with only one of 4,075 vines infected in 2019. Russell Ranch Vineyard remained unaffected until 2017 when five of 4,132 vines, only 0.1%, were infected with GRBV. Since then, despite significant efforts to prevent the occurrence of the disease, the infection rate in the vineyard has increased to 0.5% (24 of 4,406) in 2018 and 7.1% (339 of 4,761) in 2019

10/22/19

Long Beach has officially welcomed its first-ever winery, with this week's opening of Waters Edge Winery of Long Beach on Pine Avenue.

10/22/19

Seven family-owned and operated El Dorado County wineries, and regional vendors host an evening of wine sampling and entertainment on Tuesday, November 5th at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada.

10/22/19

What started out as a story about a new restaurant in Yountville - asking, what's the food like at RH? - morphed into a much bigger story about what this somewhat baffling complex comprises - and why

10/22/19

Under its arrangement with the winery, Vineyard Brands becomes the exclusive importer in the United States.

10/22/19

The resolution acknowledges the distinctiveness of American wine regions and the contributions they provide to the U.S. and global economy.

10/22/19

This release sees the new-vintage return of the DWC big three: 2018 Pinot Noir "Un", 2018 Chardonnay "Un" and 2018 Gamay "Lutte".

10/22/19

This trial measures the increase of thiol concentration levels in Sauvignon Blanc using heavy early leaf pull compared to standard practice.

10/22/19

PG&E's Emergency Operations Center is Open and Actively Monitoring the Situation

10/22/19

"Even in 2019, their three-star restaurants-and many two-stars-can't break out of a very narrow vision of dining: excruciatingly fancy, very expensive, and almost inevitably French-inspired ... That Michelin isn't fixing a flawed system shouldn't take away any of the sense of enormous accomplishment from the chefs who earn those stars. ... "I think Michelin actually knows how deep a hole it's in. Two years ago, the company acquired a 40% stake in the Le Fooding, a popular Paris-based restaurant review guide, which for nearly two decades has been France's response to Michelin's own conservatism. As Michelin ignored newly fashionable Parisian neighborhoods, Le Fooding became a reference for France as it actually eats today, especially the bistronomie movement that has redefined Parisian cooking"

10/22/19

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Monday began to warn 209,000 residential and commercial consumers in 16 counties that their power could be turned off late Wednesday evening as a precautionary measure to prevent wildfires. The forecast predicts dry, offshore winds with gusts of 35 to 45 miles per hour in some areas, including the North Bay. The planned blackout is smaller in scope than the safety power shut-off of two weeks ago.

10/22/19

Concha y Toro-owned Fetzer Vineyards is the 12th-largest wine marketer in the U.S., with volume of nearly 4 million cases across its portfolio of South American and California brands, according to Impact Databank. While the company has seen solid growth in recent years for accessibly priced California labels like 1000 Stories and Bonterra, Fetzer is now devoting greater focus to its small but promising upscale range, including wines like Don Melchor, Marques de Casa Concha, and Bonterra's Elysian Collection, and has set the goal for the super-premium and above segment to account for 20% of its business in the next three to five years

10/22/19

Tudal had agreed to pay $50,885.54 for 6.8 tons, according to the lawsuit. Only $22,500 have been paid to date, according to the complaint

10/22/19

National Surety - or Allianz claims Kunde and Vintage Wine Estates were insured under different policies. ... Kunde said Allianz should have paid more than $7 million; Vintage Wine Estates alleged its insurance companies failed to pay more than $12 million, according to court records.

10/22/19

The purchase was made at the end of last month through LGCF's Burgundian subsidiary François Martenot.

10/22/19

Paula worked closely with her father at the family winery Kornell Champagne Cellars, established in 1958 and among the first in California to produce sparkling wine using the traditional method. Through a range of wines, Hanns Kornell helped generate domestic interest in sparkling wine - at that time called Champagne by most American producers

10/22/19

Thousands of protesters gathered in Chilean city squares Monday after a weekend of riots, looting and clashes with soldiers and police that left 11 dead. Chile is enduring the worst unrest since the country returned to democracy in the late 1980s to become Latin America's most prosperous nation. The peso and local shares slumped as violence seemed poised to persist.

10/22/19

As winemakers return to traditional methods, they're thinking outside the building

10/22/19

The Colchagua Valley in Chile is the home of some of Chile's most iconic wineries. Marcela Burgos explores the region.