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05/24/19

Climate change was one of the topics discussed Thursday during Innovation + Quality (IQ) 2019 in Napa. Winemakers were urged to collect as much data as possible and to share the information as they face climate change.

05/24/19

Scheid Family Wines (SFW) presented the results of their "Winemaking Alternatives to Sulfur Dioxide" trials at the Innovation + Quality (IQ) 2019 event held on May 22 & 23, 2019 at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley. This is the fifth annual forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality

05/24/19

The fastest growth market for the past 18 months has been Australia - surprising because it is a wine-producing nation better known for using predominantly screwcaps to seal its bottles. "People don't realise that 15-17% of wines in Australia are closed with cork, and the fact is, those making wine at higher price points never stopped using cork," Amorim's Carlos de Jesus said. China is a key driver in the growth of Australian wine producers using cork ...

05/24/19

Since January 2015, Vinventions has acquired Nomacorc, Ohlinger Group and Syntek Bouchage and has created strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Cork Supply (natural cork). This led to the creation of 'Vinventions' Complete Wine Closure Solutions', which encompasses Nomacorc (PlantCorcs), Syntek (synthetics), Ohlinger (natural corks), Vintop (screwcaps) and Vinolok (glass closures) as well as Wine Quality Solutions (oenological tools and services) and Wine Marketing Solutions (marketing services and wine consumer insights)

05/24/19

The third-largest premium wine company in the U.S. and the first family of Italian fine quality wine have renewed their exclusive distribution agreement for five years.

05/24/19

County supervisors on Tuesday talked about possibly modifying winery regulations. They could streamline how proposed, small wineries meeting certain criteria obtain use permits. They could simplify ways for wineries to make minor, non-controversial changes to use permits

05/24/19

Northern California Wine Country's largest custom crush and sparkling wine producer, Rack & Riddle, this month unveiled another major facilities expansion at its Healdsburg location.

05/24/19

The Thornhill Companies welcomes Jerry Ferraro to the team as Direct to Consumer Sales and Marketing Director.

05/24/19

Devine comes to BRAND with impressive hospitality and DTC sales management experience from notable companies including Covert and Fantesca. With ten years of experience in the wine industry, her leadership roles include serving on the Coombsville Vintners and Growers board and work with the Children of the Vineyard Scholarship Foundation in Sonoma County

05/24/19

Peter Janiak, previously executive chef at Seghesio Family Vineyards, will now oversee culinary programming for all the brands within the group in his role as Crimson Wine Group executive chef.

05/24/19

Limited Edition Franco-American Blend Pays Tribute To 75th anniversary of Allied Landing

05/24/19

Milbrandt Vineyards is partnering with veterans service organization The Distinguished Flying Cross Society (DFC Society) in the inaugural DFCS Reserve Syrah bottling. Proceeds of the wine will go to the DFC Society.

05/24/19

Quady Winery, Madera, CA, has unveiled updated labels and packaging for the 2018 vintage of its fastest growing brand, Electra and Red Electra Moscato.

05/24/19

The 2019 California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Summer Conference will be held June 25-26 at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.

05/24/19

In continuation of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Bacardi Limited is proud to announce the recipients of its 5th annual Bacardi Limited Good Spirited Awards.

05/24/19

On May 22, 2019 Sonoma County Vintners Foundation presented Mark West Community Preschool with a $25,000 grant at a check presentation ceremony to support rebuilding the school, after it was lost in the Tubbs Fire in 2017.

05/24/19

The Wines of Israel campaign aims to highlight the tradition, innovation, and quality focus driving the Eastern Mediterranean's most dynamic wine region

05/24/19

By-the-glass wine lists are generally hard for restaurants to manage. Bottles need to be pumped out so they don't oxidize and wait staff needs to label when they have been opened. A bottle of wine only stays fresh for a couple of days, so once it is open the balance of its contents needs to be sold rapidly.

05/24/19

Cocaine- and contraband-sniffing dogs train their noses on cork taint and vineyard pests.

05/24/19

The most American of varieties sees a few overseas competitors encroaching on its territory.

05/24/19

Oenotourism in Bordeaux is set to expand significantly in the coming years, with a rash of new projects and developments in the pipeline.

05/24/19

A grapegrower from McLaren Vale, Oli Madgett has co-developed an app that measures soil carbon. He explains how grapegrowers would benefit from finding out the soil carbon levels currently in their vineyards to enable them to take advantage of carbon credits available should they implement practices that lead to improvements in these levels

05/24/19

The USDA has announced $16 billion for farmers in a new trade mitigation package.

05/24/19

A study released this week by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association found that direct, indirect and induced jobs were at 2.19 million in 2018, a drop of 40,000 jobs from 2016.