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09/17/21

It's not at all obvious that a decline in hard seltzer sales will lead to higher wine sales. But for the last two or three years, the wine industry has been looking back at hard seltzer like a tortoise with a big lead. The category didn't even exist five years ago; now it's a $5 billion business.

09/17/21

Legislation would allow California wineries to open an additional offsite tasting room (Duplicate-02 license); would allow wineries to advertise and promote donations to nonprofits in connection with sales; and would allow customers to bring their wine bottles to be refilled at a winery's offsite tasting room.

09/17/21

All to-go cocktails would need to accompany a food order. Only restaurants that serve full meals would be allowed to sell the takeout drinks. Bars that don't have kitchens would have to keep serving drinks on premise only. The legislation has a five-year limit, meaning it would need to be extended or renewed. .

09/17/21

Merryvale Vineyards adds to its estate holdings with famed Lampyridae Vineyard on Mt. Veeder, one of Napa Valley's highest elevation vineyards.

09/17/21

Former owner of S.S. Lazio soccer team sells his 148-acre wine estate to Tuscany's Marchesi de' Frescobaldi empire

09/17/21

"Sales of Prosecco are up 21% over the last year, and now account for 25% of all sparkling wine sales in the U.S., making it the fastest-growing wine category in the U.S.," noted Mary Wachowicz, portfolio director for Delicato Family Wines.

09/17/21

Inspired by the namesake Tarot Card, the limited-production release is crafted using the traditional Méthode Champenoise with a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

09/17/21

An update on the rollout of The Pale as well as on progress across the portfolio, expected to approach 2 million cases this year,

09/17/21

"With a master's degree from U.C. Davis in Soil and Biogeochemistry, Garett Long has the soil science equivalent to rocket science."

09/17/21

Newton's historic Spring Mountain Estate received certification in July 2020, while the Mt. Veeder and Carneros vineyards were certified in late July 2021.

09/17/21

"I am very excited by the quality of the portfolio that Eric Solomon and Jon-David Headrick have assembled and maintained over the last three decades."

09/17/21

"Considering what companies and their employees have been through over the past 18 months, this award feels especially meaningful this year."

09/17/21

South Africa's Méthode Cap Classique wines are turning heads for a reason

09/17/21

More than 18 months into the pandemic, the vast network of ports, containers and freight companies that move wine around the world is buckling under the ongoing stress of the pandemic, causing severe shipping delays and skyrocketing shipping costs. As holiday season approaches, leading wine merchants and wineries tell Vino Joy News what has transpired and the impacts of the delays.

09/17/21

While the Sonoma County Harvest Fair and gala were canceled for a second year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the professional wine competition proceeded Tuesday, with judges scoring a tidal wave of entries - more than 900.

09/17/21

"One of the fundamental missions of the Napa County Farm Bureau is not only representing the current generation of agricultural professionals in Napa County, but also ensuring that we have a next generation that is inspired to work in Napa County agriculture and contribute to the fabric of our community,"

09/17/21

This sabbatical awards up to $5,000 to a professional employed in the Washington wine industry to travel to an established wine-producing region of the world and learn about an aspect of winegrape growing or winemaking that furthers their professional career and benefits the Washington grape and wine industry.

09/17/21

Saturday, October 2nd - Sunday, October 3rd Reservations are being accepted at select times each day from 12:00 -- 5:00 PM

09/17/21

Swedish Hill Winery has added an associate winemaker to its team.

09/17/21

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is releasing her own brand of wine later this year. Nicole got her rise to fame by showing off her wild and crazy self throughout the original series of Jersey Shore. At the time, Nicole, like many of her co-stars, was in her early 20s and looking to just have a good time.

09/17/21

The full winning formula - and a full list of winners

09/17/21

Building permits in hand, Top Chef Masters' winner and restaurant owner Doug Keane looks to 2022 opening.

09/17/21

An upcoming virtual town hall hosted by state Sen. Bill Dodd will focus on several environmental issues facing California, including climate change and drought.

09/17/21

The actor, producer and DJ Idris Elba and David Farber are launching their first Porte Noire bar and shop in London next month.

09/17/21

The surprise rebound in retail sales reported by the Commerce Department on Thursday defied slumping consumer confidence. Sales were driven by a surge in online purchases, which offset a continued decline at auto dealerships. But sales in July were much weaker than initially estimated.

09/17/21

Facebook's donation will provide 100 Black women entrepreneurs with $20K in Facebook advertising credits and access to its Elevate program.

09/17/21

Organization seeks to create global standards to define wine sustainability

09/17/21

"We invite everyone in the wine community to join us." SWR will be open to general membership in 2022.