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09/25/18

"We wanted to elevate all Sonoma brands," Caroline Shaw, executive vice president at Jackson Family Wines and a member of the board at Sonoma County Vintners, one of Vinexpo Explorer's partners, said. ... Rick Tigner, CEO Jackson Family Wines, played a key role in bringing Vinexpo Explorer to Sonoma this year. "I really think as you travel around the world, people don't know enough about Sonoma County," he said.

09/25/18

The Wine Industry Financial Symposium, the premier wine industry conference covering financial, business and strategic issues, starts today, Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Napa Valley Marriott. The program kicks off at 12:00 p.m. with a lunch, followed by an opening keynote and six break-out sessions.

09/25/18

The DTC Wine Symposium has announced two confirmed keynotes scheduled for the wine industry's national summit, January 23-24, 2019 at the Hilton Concord Hotel in Concord, California. The speakers will update the wine industry on what to expect in 2019 based on anticipated DTC legislation, and 2018 wine direct shipping data trends.

09/25/18

The fall harvest and fourth quarter snuck up on us and it's already time to start thinking about 2019. To begin preparations, we invite you to join us at one of our upcoming compliance workshops. We're partnering with Wine Institute and FedEx to host the 2018 Wine Compliance Workshop series. This is an educational tour at five locations across the great state of California.

09/25/18

Rep. David Gomberg is fighting mad over bottles of Oregon and Willamette Valley pinot noir he discovered are actually made in the Napa Valley. Gomberg, a Democrat who represents a central Oregon Coast district, believes Copper Cane Wine & Provision's labels and advertising materials are misleading and he aims to do something about it. Monday morning in Salem, Gomberg testified before the House Interim Committee on Economic Development & Trade

09/25/18

Joel Burt and actor Eric Wareheim discuss partnership and successful launch of new brand

09/25/18

Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, community service and financial need. This year, the Vineyard Team was able to increase its giving from $10,000 annually to $20,000 thanks to generous donations from local wineries. This is the fourth year the program has been offered and all of the students awarded scholarships are graduating from high school or are currently attending college

09/25/18

Glyphosate - the most used pesticide ever - damages the good bacteria in honeybee guts, making them more prone to deadly infections

09/25/18

Scientists studied 23 vineyards in the Gironde region of southwest France between May and October of 2017 to see if they could come up with a game plan for controlling the moths, sans chemicals. To their surprise, bats not only consumed the moths, they seemed to prefer them over other insects. "For the first time these results show in a formal way the capacity of bats to feed themselves on grapevine moths and cochylis moths," ... Bats can munch through at least half their body weight in bugs every night, or about 1000 insects an hour. In the US alone, the flying mammals save between $3.7 billion and $53 billion every year in pest control service ...

09/25/18

"Jennifer brings extensive experience in consumer product goods, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and corporate governance that will serve as tremendous assets to our board at a very exciting time"

09/25/18

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, the largest wine and spirits distributor in North America, has adopted the Wine Scholar Guild's French Wine Scholar study & certification program to train its employees on the wines of France. Currently, 23 Southern Glazer's employees have earned the FWS title and post-nominal with 140 more mid-study.

09/25/18

The world's #2 in wine and spirits is recognized for its active participation in helping to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

09/25/18

As The Carlton Winemakers Studio in Carlton, Oregon enters its 16th harvest season, the cellar is awash with pressing and crushing activity as new winemaking projects fill the space. The winery has been a home to an array of pioneering winemakers and new talent over the years - including such iconic names as Robert Brittan, Lynne Penner-Ash and Tony Soter. This year "The Studio" welcomes Oregon wine legend Harry Peterson-Nedry and his daughter Wynne; Dave Paige, formerly with Adelsheim Vineyard; and veterans Jerry and Meg Murray to the collaborative shared space

09/25/18

Restaurants like Spyce are leading the way with robots that cook complex meals on-demand. Companies such as OTG reimagined the restaurant airport experience and replaced servers who take customer orders with self-ordering tablets. A study by the Center for an Urban Future found that the automation potential for waiters and waitresses is 77%.

09/25/18

Cy Manis, a concierge at the Hilton Hotel in Union Square, says travelers come up to her desk once a week to ask about this "S.F. mandate" surcharge they see on their restaurant bills

09/25/18

Author David White defines the key players and developments that shaped the now-popular category

09/25/18

While readers will be thrilled to see infamous inclusions like Napa and Sonoma, Wine Trails is also lifting the veil on some hidden gems in the North American wine scene. "If we can get people to take notice, hopefully they'll [decide] to give Idaho wine a shot," Earl Sullivan of Telaya Wine Co in Snake River Valley, Idaho says.

09/25/18

The third instalment of the Somm film series looks at some of the people who have played a major role in shaping the wine industry we know today. Below is a report from the premiere in Napa

09/25/18

Exports are trickling into the United States, Brazil, Europe and China, mostly in restaurants. "There will be much more interest in Bolivian wines in the next six to 12 months"

09/25/18

A growing cadre of upstart saké brewers, inspired by the lessons and breakneck success of the craft beer movement, are betting that American saké's big moment is finally poised to arrive

09/25/18

"In California, it is critical that we stop people from getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or taking drugs," Sen. Dodd said. "This new law will help make our roadways safer by providing essential information to everyone on the perils of drunken driving."

09/25/18

New data show younger couples are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried and so on. Generation X and especially millennials are being pickier about who they marry, tying the knot at older ages when education, careers and finances are on track. The result is a U.S. divorce rate that dropped 18 percent from 2008 to 2016 ...

09/25/18

September's index print is near the all-time high of 144.7 reached in 2000, the Conference Board said Tuesday

09/25/18

While the technology is cutting-edge, it's using an outdated scientific concept

09/25/18

Danny Meyer just switched his restaurants to Resy, but the original reservation service still dominates