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National Association of Wine Retailers' Comment on Historic Tennessee Wine v. Thomas Supreme Court Decision
Today the Supreme Court confirmed that state alcohol laws that discriminate against
out-of-state retailers for the purposes of protecting in-state interests are
unconstitutional and not protected by the Twenty-First Amendment. The decision
is a historic win for both free trade and wine consumers across the country.
DroneBelow.com - 2019/6/19: Drone-Mounted Thermal Cameras Used to Monitor Wine CellarsShaken News Daily - 2019/5/10: No Longer A Fad, Rosé Wines Are Now In Sustained Growth Mode
With numerous factors compromising the optimal conditions for wine ageing (e.g., moisture in the walls, insulation faults, and heat leakage through the joineries) use of IRT provided a reliable qualitative assessment method for thermal inspection of the wine cellar. The information revealed by thermography facilitated the implementation of corrective measures to ensure optimal environmental conditions for the wine-ageing process.
Okanagan research says wine labels may be influencing your tastes
Wine Business 2019/5/10: Leading Port Producers Declare 2017 a Vintage Year
The three leading port producers of the Douro Valley this spring have declared 2017 a vintage year - as they did in 2016. The back-to-back vintage declaration is the first in Symington Family Estates' 130-year history, a Symington family member said Thursday in San Francisco before a tasting of 16 port wines from Symington Family Estates, The Fladgate Partnership and Quinta Do Noval.
Wine Industry Advisor 2019/4/10: 2018 California Crush Report by the Numbers
The 2018 California crush report was released today, and as expected the report reveals a bountiful 2018 winegrape harvest up 6.6% in volume from 4,016 thousand tons in 2017 to 4,282 in 2018. The majority of the growth came from red varieties which increased 8.8% to 2,448 thousand tons, while white varieties increased 3.9% to 1,834 thousand tons in 2018.
Wine Industry Advisor - 2019/4/8: Is Gallo Saving the Wine Industry?
Last week, E. J. Gallo and Constellation Brands closed the deal for Gallo to purchase 30 of Constellation's lower-end wine brands for $1.7 Billion.
PR Newswire - 2019/4/3: E & J. Gallo Winery Announces Deal With Constellation Brands
Purchase Includes Portfolio of 30+ Brands and Six Wineries Located in California, Washington and New York
Press Democrat - 2019/4/3: Berger on wine: Riesling endures despite misperceptions
Despite the fact that riesling is widely considered one of the world's greatest white grapes and makes some of its most astoundingly dramatic wines, it is still disparaged by many who don't understand it. Many still say it is slightly to very sweet. The IRF would work to counter the misimpressions.
The Drinks Business - 2019/4/3: ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE SHOULD 'EMBRACE ACIDITY'
While English sparkling wine has faced criticism in the past for high and unbalanced levels of acidity, there is a growing consensus that the industry has matured, having amassed the necessary levels of experience and knowledge to create balanced wines that pay homage to the country's leaner style of wine.
LiveScience.com - 2019/3/28: For Cancer Risk, a Bottle of Wine Equals This Many Cigarettes
The Guardian - 2019/3/26: Could 'alcosynth' provide all the joy of booze - without the dangers?
Scientist David Nutt memorably said alcohol is more dangerous than crack. Now, he is trying to invent a healthy synthetic alternative, and the race is on to get it to market.
BREWERS ASSOCIATION RELEASES 2018 TOP 50 BREWING COMPANIES BY SALES VOLUME
Fierce Health Care - 2019/3/26: Colorado emergency departments offer other states a glimpse into cannabis' impact
The Drinks Business - 2019/3/14: BREXIT, BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR AND THE FINE WINE MARKET
Brokers, merchants and, above all, retailers (typically reliant on stock liquidity) simply do not know – and thus cannot afford to take risks with – the extent of likely disruption to supply chains and distribution networks that no deal Brexit would cause.
San Antonio Current - 2019/2/21: Is Texas Wine Any Good Yet? Millennials Could Help the Push
Yakima Herald - 2019/2/20: Wine Scene: Pruning grapevines is part science, part art
North Bay Business Journal - 2019/2/20: California Wine Country hotel occupancies dip in January
How Artificial Intelligence Is Used To Make Beer
Motley Fool - 2019/1/16: Constellation Brands Has a Wine Problem and a Weed Problem
It didn't take the company long to realize it was overvaluing its investment in Canopy Growth.
Fierce Health Care - 2019/1/8: Marijuana legalization leaves doctors wondering 'What do we tell our patients?'
Learn to Homebrew Day: November 3, 2018
On the first Saturday in November, thousands of people will gather at Learn to Homebrew Day sites worldwide to brew beer and and learn about the hobby of homebrewing.
Decanter - 2018/10/15: 1945 Romanée Conti sets new record at wine auction
The world record for the most expensive bottle of wine sold at auction was smashed twice on Saturday when two bottles of 1945 Romanée Conti fetched US$558,000 and US$496,000 respectively.
StudyFinds.org - 2018/10/6: That Daily Glass Of Wine May Lead To An Earlier Death, Study Finds
OregonLive.com - 2018/10/1: California winery blames 'smoke taint' from wildfires in canceling Rogue Valley grape contracts
Wine Enthusiast - 2018/9/27: Craft Distilleries Growth Continues
With nearly 7.2 million cases sold, sales growth outpaces the number of new craft distilleries opening according to the ASCA.
Forbes- 2018/9/27: Coca-Cola Dipping Into the Cannabis Infused Drink Market
Seven Fifty Daily - 2018/9/25: The Science Behind Decanting Wine
Evaporation and oxidation are the main forces at play, but what's really happening to the wine?
Telegraph UK - 2018/8/4: French wine scientists create 'supergrapes' that do not require pesticides
Wine Industry Advisor - 2018/7/31: Standing Out in the Rapidly Growing Canned Wine Segment
Klamathon Fire in southern Oregon 45 percent contained, County Fire in Yolo County and east of Lake Berryessa in Napa County 80 percent contained
NYT - 2018/7/5: American Rosés Without Clichés
Cynical producers have flooded the market with bad rosés to meet fad demand, but the wine panel found some excellent American bottles.
SevenFifty.com - 2018/7/5: The Science of Ice in Cocktails
Bartenders weigh in on shape, size, cut, and clarity—and how to choose the right ice
Brewers Association - 2018/6/30: NATION'S BEST HOMEBREWS AWARDED IN BEERVANA
Over 3,200 homebrewers and beer enthusiasts gathered at the 40th Annual Homebrew Con presented by the American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center, where they attended seminars, bonded over brews and had their beers judged in the world's largest beer competition.
Brewers Association - 2018/6/27: HISTORIAN PRESENTS SMITHSONIAN’S BREWING HISTORY INITIATIVE TO HOUSE SMALL BREWERS CAUCUS
Wine Spectator- 2018/6/27: E. & J. Gallo Buys Star Winemaker Dave Phinney's Locations Wine Brand
Two years after acquiring Orin Swift Cellars, E. & J. Gallo announced today that it has purchased another of star winemaker Dave Phinney's brands, Locations.
Wine Industry Advisor -2018/6/22: What Do Women Want?: When Women Judge Wine for Women
Food & Wine - 2018/6/19: Soccer Fans Are Draining Moscow's Beer Supply Dry
"In Russian 'we say to the bottom!'" I like that these guys are embracing our culture."
Wine Searcher - 2018/6/18: The Devil Seeks Forgiveness from Merlot
The man who single-handedly slaughtered the great grape's reputation fronts up to growers and says sorry.
Abilene Public Radio KACU - 2018/6/15: Texas' Wine Boom: Record Harvest Forcast Again This Year
2018, could be another banner year for Texas' $13 billion a year wine industry. Producers are optimistic that Texas vineyards will out-produce last year's record 1.8 million cases of wine.
Brewers Association - 2018/6/15: Upcoming Tariffs Against Chinese Products No Longer Include Brewing Equipment
Brewers Association - 2018/6/14: INCREASED FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOP RESEARCH
Brewers Association - 2018/6/12: SHIFTING DEMOGRAPHICS AMONG CRAFT DRINKERS
UPCOMING TARIFFS AGAINST CHINESE PRODUCTS DO NOT INCLUDE BREWING EQUIPMENT
The Drinks Business - 2018/6/15: HIDDEN INSTRUCTIONS DISCOVERED ON ANCIENT WINE CUP
The Drinks Business - 2018/6/15: Milestone Beverages aims to "bring sexiness back to Chianti"
Wine Industry Advisor - 2018/6/14: Chris Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards Elected Wine Institute Chairman 2018‑2019
Atlas Obscura - 2018/6/14: How Georgia's Winemakers Went Underground to Survive Soviet Occupation
The world's most ancient winemaking culture almost disappeared.
2018/5/15: BREWERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES LOCATION FOR PUBLIC HOP BREEDING PROGRAM
POL ROGER CHAMPAGNE SPARKLES WITH PRINCE HARRY AND MS. MEGHAN MARKLE!
"Champagne Pol Roger is delighted that the Pol Roger Brut Reserve Non Vintage was served at the reception at Windsor Castle following the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales to Ms. Meghan Markle on 19th May 2018."
Decanter - 2018/5/19: Royal Wedding wine: Pol Roger Champagne served
CNBC - 2018/5/18: 5 champagne [Sic] brands the royals buy that you can afford too (with bottles under $50)
Forbes - 2018/5/14: Royal Wedding: What Drinks Will Meghan And Harry Serve?
Food & Wine - 2018/3/15: Celebrate the Royal Wedding with One of These 9 Royally-Approved Champagnes
Daily Mail - 2018/1/11: Is this the £13 wine Harry and Meghan will serve at their wedding? Couple rumoured to have picked same KENT vineyard chosen by William and Kate in bid to showcase the best of British
Altas Obscura - 2018/5/23: Unearthing Portugal's Wine of the Dead, a Relic From the Napoleonic Wars
The invasions led to an unexpected discovery.
WAMU - 2018/5/18: California Winemakers Nervous About U.S.‑China Trade Talks
Seven Fifty - 2018/5/17: Meet the Beverage-Sourcing Mastermind for MGM Resorts International
Gwen Chappell discusses strategies for buying spirits and beer on a massive scale
Wine Industry Advisor - 2018/5/14: Curious Wine Spots You Must Explore in Cape Town, South Africa
Gamay could be Oregon wine's next great grape
Wine sellers charge "gangster tactics" by Liquor Commission over shipping sales
National Geographic - 2018/5/4: Earliest Known Winery Found In Armenian Cave
Big Brew for National Homebrew Day - May 5
Robots Among the Vines
Producers and growers are using technology to combat labor shortages in the vineyards.
NZ wine exports to US grow as global prices rise
The Tennessee Tribute - 2018/4/28: An International Celebration of Black Female Wine Makers
BT - 2018/4/27: How robotic lasers are being used to protect wine crops from birds in California
The solar-powered devices have been installed on a 21-acre vineyard.
What's the Big Deal About Barbaresco?
This sadly ignored wine is slowly moving out from under Barolo's imposing shadow.
Foodable - 2018/4/27: This Company is Marketing to Millennials by Offering Exclusive Wine Tasting Experiences
San Francisco Cronical - 2018/4/27: Exclusive: Esther Mobley reviews Ayesha Curry's new wine, Domaine Curry
Growing Produce - 2018/4/26: 5 Things to do Before Entering the H-2A Program
North Bay Business Journal - 2018/4/24: Napa County winegrape value hits record $750M with big cabernet sauvignon jump
Seven-Fifty.com - 2018/4/24: Cabernet Franc Is on the Rise in Argentina
The variety is hotly tipped as the country's next star, but how far will it go?
Gallo - 2018/4/16: E. & J. GALLO WINERY RECEIVES 2018 VINITALY INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Since its inception in 1996 by Veronafiere, the prestigious International Award has been presented to companies and outstanding personalities who are distinguished for their work in the international wine world. While Gallo of Sonoma has received the Premio Gran Vinitaly Award three times (1998, 2001, and 2002), this is the first time E. & J. Gallo Winery has received the International Award.
Brewers Association - 2018/4/3: American Craft Beer Exports Surpass $125 Million
Small and Independent American Brewers Increase International Demand and Distribution
Wine Industry Advisor: Trentodoc, Italy's Highest Altitude Sparkling Wine, Announces New Communications Activities in the U.S.
Chicago Tribune - 2018/4/3: Women, especially millennials, are driving wine trends
Forbes - 2018/4/2: How The Wind Is Making The Petaluma Gap California's Newest Wine Region
Blooberg - 2018/3/31: Bordeaux '17 Is Chance to Win Customer Base Back, Delaney Says
Wine Searcher - 2018/3/31: Searching for Chocolate in Wine
To mark the secular aspect of Easter, Tom Jarvis picks six broad red wine options for chocoholics.
Richmond News - 2018/3/29: Alberta wine ban leads to boom for B.C. wineries
Reuters - 3/28/2018: France uncorks university diploma for wine‑lovers
Brettanomyces: Science & Context
Modesto Bee - 2018/3/26: The world's first coffee-infused wine comes out of Modesto, and we tried it
Recordnet.com - 2018/4/1: Lodi wines finding new market in China
North Bay Business Journal - 2018/3/30: Napa, Sonoma wines caught in US–China trade tiff, but opportunity rises
CHINA TO SLAP 15% IMPORT TARIFF ON US WINES IN RETALIATION TO TRUMP’S TRADE WAR
The Drink Business - 2018/3/26: CHINA'S TARIFF ON AMERICAN WINE WILL MEAN
'LOST MARKET SHARE FOR YEARS TO COME'
U.S. wine exports to China rise 10 pct in 2017
Champagne Exports Hit Record Heights
The world just can't get enough of France's famous bubbles.
Wine Spectator: What Does Wine Do to Your Teeth?
You don't need to fear a wine-stained smile, if you follow a few simple rules, and wine can even fight cavity-inducing bacteria
Politico: Lethal labels: Alcohol makers fight to avoid the tobacco taboo
Booze carries none of the gory images and dire cancer warnings found on cigarette packets.
Brewers Association - 2018/3/21: OVER 4,000 KEGS RETURNED TO BREWERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
Pittsburgh City Paper - 2018/3/21: A new trend finds wine increasingly available in cans
Forbes 3/21/2018: Declining Beer Sales Lead To Anti-Wine Ads
Wine Spectator: Tablas Creek Cofounder and Paso Robles Pioneer Robert Haas Dies at 90
Haas helped put wines made from Rhône grapes on the American map, first as an importer, then as a vintner
Wine Spectator: Nicolaus Hahn, Founder of Hahn Family Wines, Dies at 81
The international businessman and Santa Lucia Highlands vintner helped put his California wine region on the map
Wine Companion: The evolution of the Languedoc wine region
Decanter - 2018/3/16: Understanding Barbera d'Asti vineyards
Why Some Bars Are Crafting Their Own Bitters
Bartenders around the country discuss how house-made bitters can enhance a cocktail program
Bubbles, With Joy: Pétillant Naturel's Triumphant Return
XinhuaNet.com 2018/3/8: California wine industry eyes growth in China
Phys.org - 2018/3/2: Discovery shows wine grapes gasping for breath
National Policy Digest - 2018/2/18: RARECAT Pro Emphasizes Wine as a Global Business Tool
Wine Enthusiast - 2018/2/15: How You Can Spot Fake Wines
Looking to acquire legendary bottles? The world's foremost expert on detecting fake wines
New Australian tourism campaign to help attract international visitors to wine regions
Bill Newlands is Named New President and COO of Constellation Brands. The new president and COO has over 30 years of experience in the industry and has been with Constellation Brands since 2015.
Barefoot Remains Top Brand; Wine Sales Rise 3% Josh Cellars grows fastest of Top 20 wine brands; Black Box and Bota Box also excel
The Guardian - 2018/2/14: Canopy Growth pushing forward on pot-infused drinks with Constellation Brands
Wine Spectator 2018/2/14: From Wine to Chocolate, With Love Learn how to better taste and pair for Valentine's Day
Wine Australia 2018/2/9: Yeast research discovers some sensitivities
Expect a Rise in Wine Sales and Prices in 2018
Scientists Discover Why People Can Become Aggressive When Drinking Alcohol
Fabien Moreau talks in detail about the 2016 vintage in Chablis
We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you - and there appears to be a winner
The Straits Times - China to displace Britain as world's second-largest wine consumer by 2021
Concord Monitor - 2018/2/7: N.H. lawmakers mull who should be allowed to ship wine directly to consumers
TTB POSTS NEW Q&A ON REDUCED EXCISE TAX RATE GUIDANCE
SevenFifty.com - 2018/2/6: The Science of Pét‑Nat Wines
How interrupting fermentation enables winemakers to create semi‑sparkling wines
Wine Enthusiast - 2018/2/6: Is the 2015 Bordeaux Vintage Finding U.S. Takers?
Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux recently completed a seven-city tour showcasing the 2015 vintage but it’s unclear whether or not that lead to sales.
Bloomberg - 2018/1/26: Winemakers Turn to MIT to Save Pinot Noir in Warming Temperatures
Biochemical engineer Jean-Francois Hamel has discovered the secrets to how natural yeasts affect flavors and alcohol levels in wine-and why they can help combat the potential effects of climate change.
Napa Valley Register - 2018/1/16: Marijuana advocates say Napa County has ways to go toward solid business climate
Wine Industry Network - 2018/1/10: Predictions for Wine & Weed; Good Neighbors or Not?
Will cannabis inflict more change at Constellation Brands? - Analysis Constellation third quarter sales miss, no hit from legalized pot
Wine and beer maker Constellation Brands to acquire 9.9% stake in marijuana company Canopy Growth for $245 million
San Luis Obispo Tribune: They planned to visit Napa - but fires have wine tourists heading to Paso instead
How Customs Broker Roberto Gallegos Moves Liquor Shipments Across the Border
It's no small feat to manage the passage of alcohol from Mexico into the U.S.
Gallo - 2017/12/5: E. & J. GALLO WINERY HONORED AS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN 2018
DMagazine.com - 2017/11/9: What to Drink Now: Cabernet Franc
Lebanon: The Greatest Food And Wine Country You've Never Visited (Part 1)
Lebanon: The Greatest Food And Wine Country You've Never Visited (Part 2)
Wine, Etc.: After deadly fires, California wine country faces new challenges
Like Other Goods, Wine Should Move Freely In Interstate Commerce -- But It Doesn't
Millennials love wine so much the industry is changing how it's made
Oregon Wine Press - 2017/11/1: Wine Country and Cannabis Intersection of trades inevitable in Southern Oregon
Wine Spectator: Amazon Halts Online Wine Sales
Regulatory complications connected to the tech giant's recent acquisition of Whole Foods led them to quit online wine retail
2017/10/31: Acumen Wines Bolsters Sales Team with Two New Hires
Renowned Winemaker Seth Kunin Passes Away - Kunin's Sudden Death Leaves Santa Barbara Wine Country Grieving
RevelStroke Review: B.C. wine industry rallying for a fight
Forbes - 10/27/2017: Millennials Are Blamed For Falling Beer Sales In The U.S.
Palate Press - 201/10/26 - Asti Secco is Italy's New Dry Sparkling Wine
Captial Press: Big welcome: California winery arrives in Oregon - Jackson Family Wines
Jeb Dunnuck - 10/25/2017: Cayuse Opts to Not Release Majority of 2015s Due to Faulty orks
NYT - 10/20/2017: Wildfires Spared the Vineyards, but the Wines Could Suffer
CNBC: Napa Valley wine appears to have been spared the worst of fire damage in Northern California, according to the Napa Valley Vintners.
Wine Industry Advisor 2017-10-16: Napa Growers Employ Best Practices for Working in Smoky Conditions
Firefight in Sonoma County reaches second week as flames force thousands to evacuate
In a smoldering California winery, a boiling river of red wine merges
Wine Spectator: Massive California Wine-Country Fires Worsen, Sending More Residents Fleeing Calistoga and Geyserville are evacuated
California fires produced as much pollution in 2 days as all the state's cars do in a year
CBS: Goat-Herding Dog Refused To Abandon Flock Amid Firestorm, Miraculously Survived
People: 100-Year-Old World War II Veteran and His Wife of 75 Years Die Together in California Wildfire
E. & J. GALLO WINERY CONTRIBUTES ADDITIONAL $100,000 TO HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF EFFORTS
E. & J. GALLO WINERY CONTRIBUTES $100,000 TO AMERICAN RED CROSS FOR HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF EFFORT
E. & J. GALLO WINERY CONTRIBUTES $100,000 TO AMERICAN RED CROSS RELIEF EFFORTS IN TEXAS
CBrands: Corona Extra® Named a Best Global Brand in InterBrand's 2017 Annual Report
NZ Wine: Women in Wine NZ launch event sold out
Negociant Australia: Bleasdale Vineyards Winemaker named James Halliday's Winemaker of the Year for 2018
SevenFifty.com 2017/8/3 : Meet Black Chardonnay - A nearly forgotten technique for exceptional wines has some producers going back to black
Crush Fine Wines: Segura Viudas joins the Crush family
Farm Progress 2019/6/27: Wine groups tout bipartisan tax relief bill Legislation in Congress would make permanent reforms passed in 2017.
The bill would make permanent the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's excise tax reduction on breweries, wineries and distilled spirits producers, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa. Kelly cosponsors the legislation with Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., and similar legislation is carried by U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
PRNewswire - 2019/5/2: Wines of Alsace Rocks a New Identity
Blending boldness and simplicity, France's Alsace wine region has revealed its new global identity with a striking "VA" logo, an abbreviation of Vins Alsace. Known as Wines of Alsace in the USA, the region's new identity was commissioned by the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d'Alsace (CIVA), the trade body responsible for the regulation, protection and promotion of the region's vineyards, growers, producers and wines.
CanopyGrowth.com - 2019/4/18 - Canopy Growth Announces Plan to Acquire Leading U.S. Multi-State Cannabis Operator, Acreage Holdings
MJ Business Daily 2019/4/10 - Attorney General Barr: US law protecting state-legal marijuana trumps current situation
Barr signaled at a Senate appropriations hearing Wednesday that he is open to the approach outlined in legislation such as the States Act. Barr has circulated the legislation to the Department of Justice for review and comment.
Wine Enthusiast - 2019/4/3: Top Tools for Wine at Home
MJ Business Daily - 2019/3/27: Cannabis banking bill advances in committee; full US House vote expected within weeks
A key U.S. House committee voted resoundingly Thursday to provide federal protection for financial institutions that serve state-authorized marijuana and ancillary businesses, a landmark development for cannabis banking legislation.
Motley Fool - 2019/3/26: 10 Things You'll Want to Know About Europe's Fast-Growing Marijuana Market
A new report reveals why marijuana investors really need to be paying attention to what's going on in Europe.
Marijuana Business Daily - 2019/3/21: Canadian firm DionyMed to acquire L.A. cannabis campus, other assets for $19 million
Toronto-based DionyMed Brands, a multistate cannabis brands operator, said it will acquire the 1.8-acre Los Angeles campus of MM Esperanza 2, also known as MMAC, for $19 million.
Marijuana Business Daily - 2019/3/15: Israel's prime minister contemplates adult-use marijuana legalization
Three weeks before the country goes to the polls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would weigh legalizing cannabis if his party wins another term, The Jerusalem Post reported.
It's snowing in California vineyards, and winemakers are loving it
San Francisco Chronicle 2019/3/14: If it's raining in Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, it must be snowing in the Sierra foothills' high-elevation vineyards.
Marijuana Business Daily - 2019/3/20: Marijuana growers find alternative to cloning – tissue culture
Marijuana growers historically have turned to cloning to propagate plant inventory and perpetuate plant genetics. Read the whole PDF article here.
WineMag.com - 2019/2/21: Constellation Brands to Discontinue 40% of Wine & Spirits Portfolio
The company is expected to eliminate a majority of brands that sell for less than $11.
SevenFifty.com - 2019/2/4: Discovering the Origin of Zinfandel
The pursuit of ancient vine material provides an avenue for cultural and technological exchange in wine-from Croatia to California. Crljenak Kaštelanski, Pribidrag, Tribidrag, and possibly Zierfandler.
Marijuana Business Daily - 2019/2/2: MJBizDaily launches content for high-level cannabis investors
SommJournal.com - 2019/1/31: Snapshot of New Mexico
Visualized: Average Grape Pricing by U.S. Appellation
FruitNet.com - 2018/12/4: US$10m government grape purchase
Temporary relief for California table grape growers ahead of trade negotiations between the US and China
Westword - 12/12/4: Over 10,000 Marijuana Convictions Qualify for Expungement Under Hancock Order
FruitNet.com - 2018/11/29: China says yes to Spanish grapes
Spanish table grape sector moves a step closer to securing access to the Chinese market
Forbes - 2018/11/26: The Chilean Wine Revolution Expands
Making a Better Canned Cocktail
Bartenders, distillers, and importers are among a new wave of producers elevating the RTD category
Colorado Sun - 2018/10/31: Jury finds in favor of Colorado marijuana grow in closely watched federal lawsuit
The marijuana business had been sued for damages under anti-racketeering laws. The case was seen as a major threat to the state's cannabis industry.
10 Bottles That Will Change Your Mind about East Coast Wines
From a Finger Lakes Pinot Noir to a Maryland pét-nat, wine professionals share their top picks
ThePacker.com - 2018/10/29: Demand for H-2A guest workers continues to soar
Forbes - 2018/10/2: Valle De Guadalupe Is The Napa Valley Of Mexico
In the last few years, California's up-and-coming wine regions have been steadily moving further and further south. First it was Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley. Then came the wineries of Malibu, and Temecula, near San Diego. Now, California's must-visit wine region isn't in California at all: it's in Baja California, 90 minutes below the Mexican border, in Valle de Guadalupe.
Marijuana Business Daily - 2018/10/17: Former Canadian PM Mulroney to join US cannabis company Acreage
Rolling Stone's Guide to Weed in Canada
As of Wednesday, cannabis is legal in Canada. Here's what you need to know about pot across the provinces
Atlas Obscura - 2018/10/11: The ’Wine Archive‘ That Quietly Improves the World's Wine
A collection of more than 7,000 grapevine varieties is a boon to vintners and scientists.
The Lens - 2018/10/9: Grape growers expect great harvest
One of France's top wine chateaus embroiled in inquiry into ‘rigged’ St Emilion rankings
MJBizDaily.com 2018/10/1: Oklahoma's medical marijuana industry is shaping up to be one of the most unique MMJ markets in the nation, with a large number of players vying for attention.
Just three months after voters approved State Question 788 – a ballot initiative legalizing medical marijuana in Oklahoma – regulators have awarded more than 1,100 business licenses throughout the state.
LubbockOnline.com - 2018/9/26: Wine grapes become alternative crop in dry conditions
Cotton is king on the South Plains, but the Texas wine industry is becoming a more desirable alternative as the business continues to grow and succeed in harsh climate conditions.
SevenFifty.com 2018/9/24: Tracing the Origin Story of Grower Champagne
Author David White defines the key players and developments that shaped the now-popular category
MJ Biz Daily - 2018/9/17: Coca-Cola eyes CBD 'functional wellness beverages' as soda market cools
The Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest beverage maker, is looking at a line of CBD beverages, the company confirmed Monday. "Along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of nonpsychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world," Coca-Cola spokesman Ken Landers said in a statement.
MJBizDaily.com 2018/9/13: UK to rely on imports to meet 'unlicensed' medical cannabis demand
MJBizDaily.com 2018/9/12: Canada's commercial marijuana insurance market gets big backers
Lloyd's of London and Hub International both announced plans to enter the cannabis industry in Canada.
MJBizDaily.com 2018/9/11: France launches committee to evaluate medical cannabis market
Aurora Cannabis to acquire Uruguay-based ICC Labs for CA$290 million
MJBizDaily.com 2018/9/10: Under the deal, Aurora would have the capacity to produce cannabis at a lower cost in both Uruguay and Colombia.
MJBizDaily.com 2018/9/8: Cannabis legislation in Ontario expected in late September
Last month, the new government reversed the previous provincial government's commitment to opening 40 government-owned retail storefronts in the first year of legalization, which is set to begin Oct. 17.
The Spirits Business - 2018/8/24: Study claims no safe level of alcohol consumption
Drinking alcohol is associated to some 2.8 million deaths each year, according to a study that concluded there is no safe level of alcohol use.
Forbes - 2018/8/3: Are US Wine Consumers Lazy? A Hard Look At This, Through The Lens Of Australian Wine
Homebrewers Association- 2018/6/29: SENATORS PASS RESOLUTION TO HONOR 40 YEARS OF THE AMERICAN HOMEBREWERS ASSOCIATION®
FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy
Lagunitas Brewing, CannaCraft collaborate on cannabis-laced sparkling water Hi-Fi Hops
The Outline - 2018/6/25: Wine and weed go to war in Oregon
Pot legalization has pitted a wine farmer against a weed farmer in an ugly, fragrant fight.
CBS - 2018/6/18: Canada legalises recreational cannabis use
Portugal passes medical cannabis law, opens domestic market
Forbes - 2018/6/15: What Italian Wine Grapes Are Doing In Washington
One thousand feet above Washington's Columbia Valley, the highest reaches of dusty Snipes Mountain lie beneath river stones, vineyards staked incongrously in a mix of arid earth and the water-rounded rocks of gemlike beauty and crayon-color variation that winegrowers here call cobblestones.
The Drinks Business - 2018/6/11: STORING WINE ON ITS SIDE IS NONSENSE, SAYS SCIENTIST
Storing wine on its side won't prevent corks drying out, and may even accelerate their degeneration, according to Amorim's director of R&D, Dr. Miguel Cabral.
Marijuana Business Daily - 2018/6/13: Canada's ruling party rejects controversial amendments to cannabis bill
Denver Post - 2018/6/11: Colorado marijuana sales nearly flat in April
Cannabis industry's growth continues to slow
Wine Industry Advisor - 2018/6/11 - Cannabis and Wine, Unlikely Bedfellows Fall Under Similar Scrutiny
Vancouver Courier - 2018/6/8: Senate passes Cannabis Act by vote of 56-30
Cleveland.com - 2018/6/6: Ohio won't have any medical marijuana on shelves by Sept. deadline
AP - 2018/6/5: Florida judge lifts stay on smokable medical marijuana
Marijuana Business Daily - 2018/6/5: What are the medical marijuana business hurdles in Minnesota?
The Drinks Business - 2018/5/31: YOUNG PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO TRY CANNABIS THAN ALCOHOL FIRST
South China Morning Post - 2018/5/24: For Chinese wine connoisseurs wondering what's in their bottle, it's blockchain to the rescue
Shanghai start-up VeChain aims to help verify the whole supply chain with technology behind bitcoin
Sky News - 2018/5/24: Guinness owner Diageo calls time on Goldschlager in $1bn sell-off The drinks giant's chief executive, Ivan Menezes, has put a portfolio of US-focused spirits brands on the market, Sky News learns.
Marijuana Business Daily - 2018/5/23: Four takeaways as Big Alcohol makes another foray into Canada's cannabis market
Seven Fifty - 2018/5/21: 6 Tips for Scoring an Appointment with a New Account
Seasoned buyers give reps advice on how to win them over
Man is jailed for six months for collecting four bottles of Hitler wine in Austria
Yahoo Finance - 2018/5/19: 5 Marijuana Stocks To Watch In 2018
AP - 2018/5/18: US Attorney: Oregon has major pot overproduction
Santa Barbara Independent - 2018/5/11: Report from Wine & Weed Central Coast
Lots to Fear in Nascent Cannabis Industry, But Hope for Collaborative Future
Big Moon Sky cannabis company takes a page from luxury wine sales
Wealthier People Are Replacing Wine With Cannabis - Healthy consumers are putting down the bottle for bud.
Wine Industry Advisor - 2018/4/26: Green with Envy: Why the Biggest Battleground for the Beverage Industry Will Be in Cannabis
Meininger's Wine Business International - 2018/4/21: The urgent need to embrace new varieties
SFGate.com - 2018/4/15: Wine Country burn scars explode with wildflowers:
It's off the charts
San Francisco Examiner - 2018/4/15: The Rarecat and her wines
How Self-Driving Cars Will Change The Wine Industry
Marijuana Business Daily - 2018/4/11: Ex-House Speaker Boehner – a former cannabis opponent – joins MJ firm's board
Tennessean - 2018/4/11: Gov. Bill Haslam says he'll sign legislation allowing Sunday wine sales after Senate passage
The Drinks Business - 2018/4/10: Spain remains world's largest wine exporter
Spain has retained its reign at the top of the wine pyramid for global exports ahead of Italy and France having exported 22.8 million hectolitres of wine last year.
Irrigation robots could help grow wine grapes in California
The lack of water and workers means winemakers could rely on machines.
The Sugar Paradox - One Lump or Two?
San Francisco Chronicle - 2018/4/8: Battle for Napa Valley's future: Proposed curb on vineyards divides county
ABC Radio Australia - 2018/4/7: Tasmanian sparkling wines setting 'global benchmark', running rings around champagnes
An Ode to White Bordeaux
The reds get all the fuss, but the whites deserve your attention
Finger Lakes Dry Rosés as distinctive as Rieslings
California's Cabernet Cult Keeps Growing
California is drowning in Cabernet, as growers swap diversity for big returns.
North Bay Business Journal - 2018/4/4: Search for wine 'smoke taint' solutions intensifies after Northern California wildfires
San Luis Obispo Tribune - 2018/3/29: Does weed pose a threat to wine? SLO event all about the collision of 2 powerful industries
Calveras Enterprise - 2018/3/29: Red blotch grape virus confirmed in Calaveras
The Drinks Business - 2018/4/11*: Fine wine investment: Holding the fort
Quartzy: For the first time in nearly a decade, rich people invested more in art than wine
The Drink Business - 2018/3/23: Fine Wine Investment: Monkey business
Shanklen News Daily - 3/23/2018: Driven By Rosé, French Wine Shipments To The U.S. Rise By Double‑Digits
Meininger International Wine Business - 2018/3/23: How environment changes the taste of wine
Wine Enthusiast: Are Single-Site Wines Better than Regional Blends?
Wine Industry Advisor - 2018/3/21: Historic Garnacha Region, D.O.P. Cariñena, Announces Agenda and VIP Speakers for the First Global Garnacha Summit at Copia Napa
Study: French Grape Seed OPCs Suppress Tumor Formation in Cancer
Dallas Daily News 2018/3/21: Walmarts may be stocking liquor in Texas if ruling holds
Study on health effects of a daily glass of wine under scrutiny — because the liquor industry funded it
Hartford Courant: Here's why pinot noir is the healthiest wine you can drink
1 Wine Dude (1WD) - 3/19/2018: Scores Still Kinda Suck – Now With More Better Science?
2000-year-old wine unearthed in central China
A bottle of 2000-year-old wine has been found in an excavated and sealed bronze vessel in China's Shaanxi Province.
Leading Bordeaux Wine Merchant Accused of Massive Fraud
Prosecutors allege that Grands Vins de Gironde illegally blended at least 68,000 cases of wine; The trial has roiled Bordeaux just before its annual barrel tastings
Massive Côte du Rhône fine-wine fraud uncovered by French police
NYT - 2018/3/17: Federal Agency Courted Alcohol Industry to Fund Study on Benefits of Moderate Drinking
Scientists and National Institute of Health officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.
Long-Shuttered Sonoma Winery is Back in Business
At its peak, Kohler & Frohling had a 400,000-gallon facility in San Francisco (established in 1857) and a tasting room at the Transamerica Pyramid's current location. It was a household name nationwide. Then Prohibition closed its doors.
Wine Searcher - 2018/3/16: Boom Times for Austrian Wine
Rutherford vintner and RARECAT founder Kazan Harris launches 23-city U.S. tour
Sharon Kazan Harris is a Rutherford winemaker and entrepreneur who conducts seminars educating business professionals. She will start her 23-city tour beginning April 3-4 in Denver and end June 4-5 in Houston.
Brewery Association - 2018/3/5: TASTING ROOMS ARE PART OF THE SOLUTION
Troubling Implications of the New Wine Tax Law
The 2018 tax law promised to help the whole wine industry with sweeping tax reductions. When the dust settled, however, it became clear that the careless drafting and hasty enactment of the law took back some of the expected benefits and added some major headaches
Wine Spectator - 2018/2/28:Health Watch: Research Looks at Wine's Benefits for the Heart and Mind
A scientist tests a new, vinous heart-disease treatment; two studies reveal that grape compounds' anti-inflammatory properties can help the brain
Sacremento Bee - 2018/2/28: Napa expert grim about the state and direction of the valley: 'I don’t see any hope'
Wine Searcher - 2018/2/28: Wine Country Rises from the Ashes
The wine industry unites to ensure that worker accommodation doesn't disappear in the aftermath of October's blaze.
SevenFifty 2018/2/16: Understanding the Science Behind Ancient Wine Using hi-tech tools to learn about the winemaking methods of the past
Wine Enthusiast: U.S. Wine Market Grows 2.9% While World Wine Supply Shrinks
Decanter - 2018-1-29: US wineries to sell $3 billion of wine direct in 2018-study
2017 Wine Auction Totals Exceed $371 Million
US Wine Outlook Bullish Despite Bank Warning
Beer, wine, and spirits industries toast passage of GOP tax bill
GOP tax law loophole could offer foreign liquor makers unfair advantage, experts caution
Beer, wine, and spirits industries toast passage of GOP tax bill
2017-12-20: Congress Passes First Wine Excise Tax Reduction in 80 Years Historic Legislation Will Provide Significant Benefits and Reduce the Federal Excise Tax Burden on All Wineries
2017-12-23: Cheers! Cider, craft beer makers get U.S. tax cut in new year
Dec 23 (Reuters) - Makers of craft beer, artisanal spirits, hard cider and mead may lift their glasses a bit higher next year as the result of a little noticed provision in the sweeping tax overhaul the U.S. Congress passed this week.
The legislation includes several benefits that will mean lower excise tax bills for all wineries regardless of size, the Wine Institute said.
Gary Farrell Winery Donates $30,000 to Wine Country Fire Relief Efforts
2017-11-21: Gary Farrell Winery Chardonnay Named #1 Wine by Wine Enthusiast Magazine for 2017
The Gary Farrell Winery 2015 Russian River Selection Chardonnay has just been named the #1 wine of the year by Wine Enthusiast. The first white wine selected number one in the Wine Enthusiast top 100 list in over 10 years.
The DOCa Rioja Control Board Opens 2018 Registration for the Official Rioja Wine Educators Programme
SICILY'S TORNATORE JOINS LUX WINES PORTFOLIO IN THE U.S.
Tornatore is a family-owned winery located in the Sicilian town of Castiglione di Sicilia on the northeastern slopes of Europe's largest and most active volcano, Mt. Etna.
Wine Institute - 2017/11/8: California Wine 2017 Harvest Report
Jersey Bites - 2017/10/27: NJ Wine Industry Sees a Challenging Year Buoyed by Stellar Harvest Conditions
C-Ville.com - 2017/10/27: Crushing it: Why this year's harvest could put Virginia wine on the national map
Forbes - 2017/10/26: O Canada, Let Me Pour You A Glass of Wine
Mail Tribune - 2018/10/27: Local wineries could see ripple effects from California fires
Decanter - 2017/10/24: Loire 2017 harvest shows mixed fortunes after frost
Popular Science: California's wildfires could make 2017 a very unusual wine vintage
Meininger - 2017/10/28: TEXSOM "Where the somms add up"
KTVU: Winery welfare check: List of wineries damaged by wildfires, and those still standing
Forbes: Napa Wildfires Update - Hoarse Voices And Cautiously Good News
Vacaville Reporter: Six more wineries destroyed by Wine Country fires, bringing total to 16
Gallo.com 2017-10-13: E. & J. GALLO WINERY WILL CONTRIBUTE $1 MILLION TO FIRE RECOVERY EFFORT AND WILL MATCH EMPLOYEE DONATIONS TWO-FOR-ONE
Donation will be divided among the American Red Cross California Wildfires Relief Fund, the Community Foundation of Sonoma and the Napa Valley Community Foundation.
Yahoo: Forty dead, neighborhoods burned to ash in California fires
Vallejo Times Hearld: PG&E linked to Wine County Fires
USA Today 2017/10/13: Weekend gusts threaten new fires; crews battling more than 20 blazes in northern California
BearRepublic.com 2017/10/12: Bear Republic Fundraising for Sonoma County Fire Victims
Rueters: California vintner for takes refuge in winery after flames engulf home
Fortune: Sonoma and Napa Wineries Damaged by California Wildfires: Updated List
Wine Industry Advisors 2017/10/11: Paso Robles Wine Country Rallies to Help Victims of North Coast Fires
Wine Spectator: Calistoga and Geyserville are evacuated as flames spread and dangerous winds are forecast; now at least 23 dead and eight wineries destroyed
Sonoma Magazine: RESTAURANTS IN SONOMA COUNTY SO-FAR AFFECTED BY THE SANTA ROSA FIRE
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington's Founding Winery, Releases History Book Chronicling Its 50-Year Contribution to the Wine Industry
NZ Wines: Sweet success for New Zealand wine
Folio Wine: Ornellaia Partners with Sotheby's to Launch Long- Awaited 'Archivio Storico' Project
CBrands: Craft Brewer Funky Buddha Joins Constellation Brands
Palm Bay International welcomes Champagne Boizel to portfolio
Precept Wine: P.F. Chang's and Browne Family Vineyards Introduce Washington Wines Designed to Pair with P.F. Chang's Made-from-Scratch Menu
Food & Wine - 2019/5/8: A new study demonstrates how Cabernet Sauvignon's larger tannin molecules led to a drier wine
Tannins emphasize a wine's dryness by tingling the side of your mouth or leaving an almost rough feeling on your tongue, a sensation known as astringency. Though the phenomenon is well-known, a new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry delved deeper into some of the specific physical mechanisms of what makes certain red wines drier than others - and though we may often call tannins "big," the research points out that drier reds can contain tannins that are literally larger.
North Bay Business Journal - 2019/5/8: California to ban pesticide it says hurts babies' brains
Northbay Business - 2019/4/10: Why more California rain could mean bigger problems for your wine, vineyard business
More rain means . . . more fires? It seems counterintuitive, but that's the possibility the California wine industry is facing. The rains that seemed like a welcome relief from drought might hit the state twofold: first with flooding then with fire.\
Times Call - 2019/4/3: Lafayette's Post Brewing drops Hickenlooper-themed beer after threat of boycott from anti-fracking group
WineMag.com - 2019/3/19: How the Flooding Affected Sonoma's 2019 Vintage
Northern California wineries and vineyards continue to clean up and dry out from the unusually heavy rainfall that hit in late February and caused some of the areas' worst floods in 20 years.
Wine Searcher - 2019/3/15: Invasion of the Vineyard Robots
Rebuilding efforts start after Russian River floods
Wineries and local businesses have started recovery efforts after the recent flooding in parts of Sonoma.
SWNS.com - 2019/2/21: Is Whisky Investment Rivalling The Wine Industry?
Maxim - 2019/2/20: THE MILLENNIAL-DRIVEN BEER SLUMP IS ABOUT TO GET WORSE, BECAUSE GENERATION Z ALSO PREFERS BOOZEF
Linfield.edu - 2019/2/19:Oregon Wine History Archive debuts new projects
Shaken News Daily - 2019/2/12: Southern Glazer's Eyes Growth In Canada's Cannabis Market
LizThaCHMW - 2019/2/3: The US Wine Industry in 2019 – Slowing but Steady, and Craving Innovation
After 24 years of continuous growth in wine consumption the US market slowed to only 1.2% in volume in 2018 (bw166). Despite this flattening of volume growth, dollar value still grew at a 3.7% suggesting that, though Americans may be drinking less, they desire higher quality wine and are spending more per bottle.
Sotheby's wine and spirits sales have broken through the $100 million barrier for the first time in a single year, driven by a world record auction price and the seemingly inexorable rise of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
Wine Searcher - 2019/2/2: For consumers craving a simpler time, pétillant-naturel offers a fun alternative to heavyweight Champagne.
In the world of sparkling wine, not all that shimmers is Champagne. When it comes to getting bubbles in the bottle, many producers today are looking past the popular méthode champenoise and charmat (tank) methods and returning to sparkling wine production's roots: the méthode ancestrale.
Wine Searcher - 2019/1/31: Wine and Sex Off the Millennial Menu
Marijuana Business Daily - 2019/1/30: Weekly Deal Watch: Sizes of cannabis capital raises climb, though frequency lags
Marijuana Business Daily - 2019/1/30: Virginia CBD program chided as multistate medical cannabis firms gain edge
Brewer's Association - 2019/1/21: BREWERS ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON CHARLIE PAPAZIAN'S EXIT
Marijuana Business Daily - 2019/1/18: CIBC compares cannabis to gold rush, predicts 'beginning of global seismic shift'
Wine Industry Advisor - 2019/1/16: Cognac Shipments Are Up Again in 2018
The Drinks Business - 2019/1/16: ON THIS DAY 1919…PROHIBITION IS RATIFIED
Press Democrat - 2019/1/16: North Coast vintners watch pivotal Supreme Court case over interstate wine sales
Now that cheap chardonnay is everywhere, some French winemakers attempt a reinvention
MJBizDaily.com - 2018/11/20: Smooth ride expected for Mexico's cannabis legislation, experts say
Mexico's move to legalize medical and recreational marijuana could create a market "at least three times larger" than Colombia's, according to industry executives and analysts, who do not expect the proposed law to see significant resistance from lawmakers.
Oregon Live - 2018/11/19: Feds shut down controversial Elouan wine labels
California winery Copper Cane has been ordered by the federal government to change the labels on its Elouan wines, which are made in California but labeled as Oregon wines and sold as such by&nretailers.
Forbes - 2018/11/19: 2018 U.S. Wine Sales Are Up, Especially Red Wine Shipped Direct
In its 2018 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report, Wines Vines Analytics/ShipCompliant bears witness to growth in the DtC market but with a special emphasis: red wines priced at $100‑plus a bottle account for the largest share of red wine shipments, valued at $175 million over the twelve month period ending October 2018. In second place, at $128 million, are red blends that sell between $30‑$59.99/bottle.
WineIndustryAdvisor.com - 2018/11/16: Wine Spectator Top 10 Does Not Represent the American Drinker
The wines are not representative of the drinking populations consumption habits. We know, and data shows, that the average bottle of wine purchased in America is right around $11.49. The range is actually $10 to $14.99 that occupies the mass selling segment from retail to consumer. But looking at this year's top 10, the number one wine is a staggering $245 a bottle
Food Navigator - 16-Nov-2018 By Niamh Michail: Help or Hype: Should food manufacturers invest in Blockchain?
Blockchain has been heralded as a way to combat food fraud and provide farm-to-fork traceability - and some big players are investing. But is it worth the investment?
SevenFiftyDaily.com 2018/9/25: 4 New Willamette Valley Sub-AVAs on the Horizon
Oregon's largest wine region is set to be divided into areas of distinctive microclimates and soil types
Wine Industry Advisor - 2018/9/27: Oxygen Transfer Rates: Small Amounts Can Mean Big Differences to Wine Sensory Profiles
Gone are the days when screw caps and synthetic cork wine closures automatically translated to inferior wine.
Virginia is for wine lovers
GoodFruit.com - 2018/9/25: Vineyard acreage is expanding to keep up with state's wine industry, now valued at $1.37 billion.
WineGourd.blogspot.com - 2018/8/20: How long should we cellar our wines?
Telegraph Uk 2018/8/19: Dordogne wine growers install bat roosts in bid to coax them to act as 'natural pesticide'
Technology Review - 2018/7/19: Fukushima's nuclear signature found in California wine
SevenFifty.com - 2018/7/17: Why Cotton Farms in West Texas Are Becoming Vineyards
Dry growing conditions and better revenue potential are among the reasons farmers are making the switch
San Francisco Chronical - 2018/7/16: Signorello Estate rises from the ashes of Wine Country fires to open new tasting room
Des Moine Register - 2018/7/16: This mobile wine bar is now open for business in an antique Volkswagen bus
SevenFifty.com - 2018/7/10: The Emergence of Non-Vinifera Wines
A pioneering group of American winemakers are demonstrating the potential of hybrids
How the Pennsylvania Wine Industry Is Rising to the Top
Decanter.com- 2018/7/5: Can TCA develop after bottling, and how does storage affect this?
Geoff Taylor explains . . .
TheLocal.Fr.com- 2018/6/29: French financial police have seized 10 wineries in the Bordeaux area which are owned by Chinese conglomerate Haichang over suspicions of tax fraud, a police source told AFP on Friday.
Napa Valley Register - 2018/6/26: J‘Noon: Boisset brings the wines of India to wine country
Atlas Obscura - 2018/6/19: When Runners Drank Champagne as an Energy Drink
At the 1908 Marathon in London, athletes hit the bottle mid-race.
The Drinks Business - 2018/6/19: Burgundy exports to Japan could return to peak level in 2018
Exports of Burgundy to Japan, the third biggest export market for the French wine region, could return to peak levels as the new Japan-EU free exchange agreement comes into effect this year, the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has predicted.
Neat Pour - 2018/6/11: All The Questions From The Master of Wine Test
Walmart Rivals Trader Joe's With New Line of Cheap Wines
French bottles include a sparkling rosé, a grenache from the banks of the Rhône River, a grenache rosé from western Languedoc, a syrah from the country's Mediterranean coast, and a cabernet franc from the Black Mountains.
ARS Technica - 2018/6/9: Anheuser-Busch pulls millions from controversial NIH alcohol study
Questions about the study could "undermine its lasting credibility," company said.
Why Aging Wine in Neutral Vessels is on the Rise in Argentina and Chile
A new generation of winemakers in Argentina and Chile are phasing out new oak and using concrete tanks, plastic bins and other neutral vessels to produce wine that's pure in flavor.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine - 2018/5/31: Storms Ravage Bordeaux, Cognac and Champagne in France, and Portugal's Douro Region
The Drinks Business - 2018/5/31: HAILSTORMS BATTER CHAMPAGNE WIPING OUT 3% OF CROP
Champagne has been hit by another bout of bad weather with hailstorms reported to have damaged nearly 2,000 hectares of vines - with 3% of vineyards in the Champagne AOC completely destroyed.
Nearly 8,400 acres of Bordeaux vineyards lost 80% of its vines, and washed out roads in Portugal are preventing Port producers from assessing destruction.
The Drinks Business - 2018/5/29: VIOLENT STORMS BATTER HEART OF THE DOURO
A torrential downpour which saw more than a month's worth of rain and hail fall in a few hours has struck Pinhão in the Douro Valley causing severe damage to vineyards and local infrastructure.
The Local - 2018/5/22: Is France really heading for a rosé wine shortage this summer?
Vitisphere - 2018/5/15: Loire wines reap rewards of extensive PR and marketing thrusts
WVRO Public Media - 2018/5/14: Cuomo, other politicians join opposition to Finger Lakes trash incinerator
Wine & Spirits Magazine - 2018/5/9: Black & White, Oregon Red from the People Who Farm Burgundy
Forbes - 2018/5/4: The Experts Say Wine Marketing Should Focus On Generation X
Brewers Association - 2018/5/3: 2018 WORLD BEER CUP® WINNERS ANNOUNCED
8,234 entries from 66 countries compete at the "Olympics Beer"
Corey Beck reflects after being named CEO for Francis Ford Coppola Winery
American Council on Science and Health 2018-5-3: New Study Refutes The 'Wine Will Kill You' Nonsense
Gallo Acquires Rancho Real Vineyard
An affiliate of E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today it has purchased Rancho Real Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley appellation of Santa Barbara County.
SW Idaho vineyards looking good after hot‑and‑cold start
Exploring the Diverse Range of New Gins
Distillers discuss their growing portfolios—and their motivations for producing multiple styles
North Texas E-News - 2018/4/27: Viticulture experts: Grape expectations ripe for 2018
Wineries submit proposal to put "Naramata Bench" on the wine label
Myth-busting the taste of Arizona wine
If you think Arizona wine doesn't compare to wine made in Sonoma or Napa Valley, you're right. Arizona wine doesn't compare, but not for the reasons you may think.
AZ Big Media: Arizona wineries look for continued growth
Malbec Grape Constitutes 62% of Argentina's Wine Exports
South China Morning Post - 2018/4/15: Wine from French oak or American oak - what a difference a barrel can make
More than just containers for fermenting or ageing, the right barrel can add depth and character to a wine
Telegraph UK - 2018/4/14: French court rejects plea from luxury wine label to stop cheap blends being sold under 'Petrus' name
Wine Searcher - 2018/4/14: Pay-to-Play Schemes Keep TTB Busy
How to stay out of trouble in the US wine sales business.
Halliday: Welcome to Margaret River
Australia's home of fine wine and one of the most isolated wine regions in the world.
Own Rooted vs. Grafted Vines: Which Make Better Wines?
Two winemakers working with century-old vineyards share their thoughts
California Cabernet Too Hot to Handle
It's slowly dawning on winemakers that certain popular grape varieties are not best suited to the Californian climate.
The Daily Meal - 2018/4/4: Italian Prisoners Are Making One of Their Country's Most Unusual Wines
The famous Tuscan producer Frescobaldi is helping rehabilitate men through vermentino and sangiovese
Coahuila, Mexico: The best wine country you don't know about
Strategy to manage invasive pest detected in Va.
Spotted Lanternfly feeds on more than 70 plant species, including grapes, stone fruits, hops
Lancaster Farming: Lanternfly Research to Aid Grape Growers
Decanter - Common wine &8216;flaws&8217; and wine faults – a guide
Texas alcohol agency reverses judge, preserving state booze industry
Finger Lakes Dry Rosés as distinctive as Rieslings
USA Today: Rosé craze makes its way to cider, beer, vodka
Food Network: These Rosé Drinks Are Here to Make All Your Millennial Pink Dreams Come True
Sevenfifty.com - Exploring Rosé Winemaking Techniques
Wine professionals from Provence to Chile discuss the varying production methods for pink wines
Shaken News Daily - 2018/3/29: Constellation's Sales Rise 3% For Fiscal Year, As Meiomi, Mexican Beers Drive Gains
Bordeaux Prosecutors Accuse Margaux Third-Growth of Illegal Chaptalization, but Winery Blames French Bureaucracy
Chàteau Giscours is accused of illegally adding sugar to a vat of 2016 Merlot, but the local syndicate had granted permission
Wine Spectator - 2018/3/29: Will China's Tariffs Hurt American Wine?
U.S. vintners are just beginning to build a foothold in a market where Australia and Chile hold a big advantage
Wine Industry Advisor - 2019/3/29: Wine & Weed Tours: A Legal Way for Wineries to Benefit from the Green Rush
Wine Industry Advisor - 2018/3/29: CK Mondavi Finds Growth Opportunities Without Chasing Trends
Broadway Money Moves Napa Westward
The man behind a musical smash is changing the rules in wine country.
SevenFiftyDaily: Getting to the Root of Terroir: Winemakers discuss how to best reveal site specificity James Suckling releases Alto documentary
American wine critic James Suckling debuted his documentary “The Miracle of Alto Adige” at the Sonoma International Film Festival last week, taking a look at the winemaking from the steep northern Italian vineyards in what is his second wine film following his previous documentary on Cannubi in Piedmont.
Forbes - 2018/3/26: Is The Market Pricing Constellation Brands Fairly?
The Press Democrat - 2018/3/25: Samurai sword once owned by California 'Grape King' found months after Sonoma County wildfires
WSWA-Supported Programs Included in Omnibus Spending Bill
(Washington, D.C.) - An Omnibus bill passed by Congress today includes important trade practice enforcement and anti‑drug‑impaired driving funding supported by the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA).
Legal cannabis could crash the alcohol giants' party, analyst says
2017 research found monthly alcohol sales fell 13 percent in states with medical marijuana
Harpers - 2018/3/16: Bordeaux pulls away from entry level as exports rise
SevenFiftyDaily: Embracing Old Oak Barrels
Some winemakers are using 100-year-old barrels, disproving the premise that they must be discarded after five years
U.S. LEGISLATORS SHOW THEIR LOVE FOR INDEPENDENT BREWERS
Brewery Association - 2018/3/1: ANNOUNCEMENT PENDING ON ALUMINUM AND STEEL TARIFFS
SevenFifty.com - 2018/2/26: Making the Case for Australian Wine
Your excuses for not carrying Australian wine are outdated--here's why
In Courthouses and State Capitols, Wine Retailers Are Fighting for Direct Shipping
Visit Domaine de la Romanée‑Conti - tasting of the 2016s from cask
Wine Spectator - 2018-1-29: Northern California Wine-Country Wildfire Impact Study Shows Signs of Hope
Wine-Searcher.com 2018-1-25: US Wine Outlook Bullish Despite Bank Warning
Q&A J. Stephen Casscles: Growing and Hybridizing Grapes
Wine Spectator 2018-1-24: Women and Wine: How Alcohol Affects Female Health
Champagne Gives Thanks for a Vintage Crop
SevenFiftyDaily - 2018/1/23: Getting to Know Mexico's New Wine Scene
Propelled by Bichi's popularity, Baja wines are on the radar of U.S. buyers
Beverage Daily - 2018/1/22: Consumers turning to private label wine more often, thanks to supermarkets
Wine Business - 2018/1/16: A New Perspective on the Vineyard Labor Shortage Situation: The Case of Cain Vineyard
Comstocks - 201/1/15: Infighting In Washington On Track To Harm California's Wine Industry
Wine Curmudgeon - 2018/1/5: 2018 $10 Wine Hall of Fame
The Drinks Business - 201/1/10: 13% price rise for medal-winning wines, says new study
Thief who stole $550,000 in wine from Napa Valley’s French Laundry sentenced to prison
Ex-Porn Star Champagne Court Case a Fizzer
Forbes - 2018/1/9: Why Brunello di Montalcino Is The Wine To Collect In 2018
Food & Wine - 2018/1/8: A Cheap Person's Guide to Fancy French Wine
Napa Vineyards Hold Erosion at Bay Protections in place following fall firestorm effective so far
The Drink Business: GENETICALLY MODIFIED WINE? EXPERTS FIND THE GENE THAT ADDS FLAVOUR TO BEER AND WINE
THE CAUSAL IMPACT OF MEDALS ON WINE PRODUCERS' PRICES AND THE GAINS FROM PARTICIPATING IN CONTESTS
The Winebow Group's 6th Annual Women in Wine Leadership Symposium Featuring Jancis Robinson and Laura Catena Tackles Topics of Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation in the Wine Industry
Can You Actually Drink While Pregnant?
UK Independent - 2017/10/31: Drinking Red Wine Among Women Boost Fertility, Study Finds
Forbes: The Best Red Wine You Are Probably Forgetting To Drink
SF Chronicle: A FIRE'S FIRST, FATAL HOURS
A monster firestorm became unstoppable almost as soon as it started
Wine Industry Advisor 2017/10/18: Napa Valley Winemakers Optimistic as Famed Wine Region Begins to Recover
CraftBeer.com 2017/10/16: Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev? Craft Beer Wants to 'Take Craft Back'
Napa Valley Vintners 2017/10/15: Napa Wildfires Media Update
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) 2017/10/15: California fire authorities said Sunday they have turned a corner in battling several of the wildfires that have devastated wine country and other parts of the state over the past week.
StoneBrewing.com 2017/10/13: STONE DISTRIBUTING CO. TO AID CALIFORNIA’S FIRE VICTIMS THROUGH COLLECTIVE INDEPENDENT CRAFT BEER EFFORT
Stone Brewing's distributing division, Stone Distributing Co., will donate a portion of its sales throughout the month of October to benefit those affected by the devastation of the Northern California fires.
Mashable.com 2017/10/13: Striking images reveal toll wildfires took on wineries
Wine Industry Advisor 2017/10/11: Mendocino County Redwood Complex Fire Impacts on Vineyards
SFGate: Smoke from Wine Country fires traveled as far as Mexico, over 500 miles south
Wine Enthusiast: Volunteers and donations are needed for those affected by the ongoing wildfires in Northern California. Here's how you can help.
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