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04/23/18

A record-setting $840,700 was raised, up six percent over the previous year, at the Fourth Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction at MacMurray Estate Vineyards. ... the top earning lot of the day and the top selling red wine lot was one of two special 20-case "Sonoma Rising" barrel lots benefitting the Sonoma County Vintners Emergency Relief Fund. Sonoma Rising "Resilience", an elegant Pinot Noir produced with fruit from Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast and crafted by the talented winemakers from AldenAlli, Arista Winery, Benovia Winery and Williams Selyem, fetched $70,000. Sonoma Rising "Fortitude", a once-­in-­a-­lifetime 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from Aperture, Lambert Bridge Winery, Laurel Glen Vineyard and Mauritson Wines, was sold for $29,000. Together, they raised $99,000 to assist those who were affected by the October wildfires

04/23/18

Kathy Marlin, who has been the managing director of Negociants USA since 2012 and has been driving the Australian category for over 15 years in North America, will join The Winebow Group as Senior Vice President of the Negociants USA division.

04/23/18

The market expansion includes Alaska, Oregon, Utah, western Washington State and Wyoming; bringing the total alignment with Southern Glazer's in the U.S. to 26 states. The five-year agreement represents a long-term commitment by both companies to grow the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates portfolio in this important domestic wine region

04/23/18

Pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon battled it out Friday for the most popular varietal during the Sonoma County Barrel Auction held at MacMurray Ranch in Healdsburg

04/23/18

Global wine panel and exclusive dinners to be held June 16 as part of sixth annual event in Walla Walla, Washington

04/23/18

Ewer spent nearly 17 years with Young's Market Company, starting as the Executive Vice President in Oregon. In Washington State, he then served as its President of the Northwest and most recently, as Senior Vice President of Business Development across 10 Western states.

04/23/18

A to Z Wineworks, Oregon's top-selling wine brand, has named Joey Myers, a fifth-generation Oregon farmer and Willamette Valley native, Manager of Viticulture. Joey brings almost two decades of vineyard management experience across the state, as well as growing seasons worked in France, Switzerland, New Zealand and California.

04/23/18

ASX-listed wine producing giant appoints head of Americas as its new global CMO, promotes Penfold's brand leader to deputy

04/23/18

Packaging suppliers advise how smaller customers can find savings

04/23/18

As one says, "It's not going to be free to win this war, but it may be worth it."

04/23/18

California officials said Friday that eight major water projects qualify for a share of billions in state drought funds, an announcement that breathes new life into plans for two reservoir expansions in the Bay Area and two new massive dams in the Central Valley.

04/23/18

The real question for all of us is we're hearing quite a bit of softness around the U.S. from wholesalers. You have to dig deep to determine what that is. That includes everything from regional wineries to direct-to-consumer platforms like Winc, Drinks.com and Amazon.

04/23/18

Fourth annual auction included two lots for wildfire relief that sold for a total of $99,000

04/23/18

Businesses can benefit hugely from handing the reins to other family members, but does diversity suffer?

04/23/18

California-based establishment uses internet and voice services to enhance customer service and business operations

04/23/18

In the wake of Wetherspoon's retirement from social media, new research has revealed how household names like Bacardi and Drambuie are abandoning Twitter in their droves

04/23/18

In his modern-day incarnation, Agoston "the Count of Buena Vista" Haraszthy is Sonoma bon vivant George Webber. And Webber couldn't be more excited about his new children's book, "The Count of Buena Vista, the Legendary Life of Agoston Haraszthy."

04/23/18

Part of the debate over Measure C is whether an initiative is the right way to approach the oaks-and-watershed issue.