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French wine scientists create 'supergrapes' that do not require pesticides
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.
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
a href="http://tntribune.com/community/global/an-international-celebration-of-black-female-wine-makers/" target="_blank"> 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
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
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
Technology Review - 2018/7/19: Fukushima's nuclear signature found in California wine
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
Brewers Association: 7 CBC SEMINARS FOR START-UP BREWERIES
Haaretz - 2018/4/26: For Israeli Wine Makers, Sometimes Innovation Means Rediscovering the Past
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.
Sacramento Bee: Cabernet sauvignon, petite sirah grapes most threatened by wine country fires
USA Today: How the Napa fires could affect the taste, price of your wine
The Mercury News: Napa and Sonoma wildfires destroy wineries, bars and hotels; many others threatened
Total Beverage Solutions: TENNENT'S LAGER JOINS EMERGING BRANDS PORTFOLIO
Stackla: 5 Top Alcohol Brands Using Authentic Storytelling
TWE Global: Penfolds partners with National Geographic to tell the stories behind each wine September 18, 2017
Robert Mondavi Winery: Genevieve Jassens named one of the Top 10 Female Winemakers in Northern California
The Winebow Group Expands Distribution Network into Rhode Island
Vine Connections: Bushido "Way of the Warrior" Sake Cans Offer Premium Sake On-The-Go
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