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Pharmaceutical Technology Adapted for Winemaking Advances Wine Quality

“It eliminates the labor of punch down, not to mention cross contamination problems in cellar environments,” Smith reports. “This machine pays for itself in one season.”

Mitigating for Smoke Exposure and Returning Value to Tainted Wine

Mitigating for Smoke Exposure and Returning Value to Tainted Wine: That wildfires have become an annual summer ritual comes as no surprise to anyone. Not only are the numbers increasing – in 2017, there were 71,499 wildfires, compared to 65,575 wildfires in the same period in 2016, according to the National Interagency Fire Center

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What’s in a Name?

If you want to sell something, the first step is to introduce yourself, and not just by saying: “Do you need help?” but by...

AVA Update: SLO to Be Recognized

by Andrew Chalk Ask the American wine consumer to describe San Luis Obispo wine and they will likely tell you about the Paso Robles AVA,...

Are You Ready for the Weekend?

Happy Thanksgiving! After a wonderful day with family and friends, it is back to work on Friday and through the weekend for some of the...

Innovation Advances Natural Cork Consistency and Quality

Innovation Advances Natural Cork Consistency and Quality: The SARA ADVANCED® process is unique in its meticulous treatment of corks, and has created a product that virtually takes away the guesswork of using natural corks.

Bolstering Grapevines to Handle the Effects of Climate Change

Bolstering Grapevines to Handle the Effects of Climate Change: BluVite (pronounced bloo veetay) was developed in Italy by BluAgri about 10 years ago to help grape growers deal with the inevitability of climate change. Enartis USA began trialing it here in the US in 2018.

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First Annual Pinots & Plaid; a Success!

Brings Wine Community Together During Evacuation Efforts Proceeds from Event to Support Sonoma Fires and Event Partners SAN FRANCISCO (December 4, 2019) – Emily Martin, founder...

Making Wayves in the World of Wine

New York, NY - December 2, 2019 - Wayve Kolevsohn, Sommelier at Cape Town's Ellerman House, has become the first female in Africa to pass the Court of Master...

Save the Date, the Rosé Competition 2020 – April 24th

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - December 4, 2019 - Bob Ecker, Napa Valley based wine writer, wine judge and Founder of The Rosé Competition in...

High Profile Judging Panel Unveiled for 2020 McMinnville Wine & Food...

Professional wine buyers, writers, educators and judges will score the competition Portland, OR, December 3rd, 2019: The McMinnville Wine & Food Classic – SIP! has...

Prosecco by Korbel

Guerneville, CA, December 5, 2019 – How did Korbel spend its vacation this year? It tasted its way through Italy’s Prosecco DOC region and brought...

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Innovative Wine Aging & Storing Technology Eliminates Oxidation and Contamination Risks

A groundbreaking new technology from Vijay and Meera Singh, the developers of the innovative, single-use liner GOfermentor® winemaking system, is revolutionizing...

No Ordinary Bank

The financial needs of farmers and ranchers are unique, something Congress recognized when establishing the Farm Credit System in...

Confessions of an Oak Expert

The influence of oak on wine, whether from a barrel or an oak alternative, can be tremendously complex. While...

Harvest 2019 – Where Are My Aromas?

Over 300 analyses in blocks followed by Vivelys’ Dyostem system are showing signs of a complicated harvest. “I’m waiting,...

Grow Your Wine Brand’s Presence in the US Market

If you are looking to sell more of your wines to the on-premise establishments, enter your wines in Sommeliers Choice Awards now.

AFTERNOON BRIEF

Afternoon Brief, December 6

California North Coast Wine Grape Growers Should Recognize Shift in Winery Demand, Broker Says: While the storm clouds of recession may be looming two to three years out for the overall U.S. economy, the wine business in the North Coast and elsewhere in California should be taking action now as consumer sales slow and the supply of grapes and wine in tanks increases, according to experts at an industry conference in Santa Rosa on Thursday ...

Afternoon Brief, December 4

IWSR Predicts Declining Volumes but Increasing Value in the Global Wine Market: IWSR is forecasting that the volume of still wine sold across the globe will decline by 0.1 per cent per annum and value will increase by 0.8 per cent per annum from 2018 to 2023. The still wine share of total wine sales is predicted to fall marginally by volume from 89 to 88 per cent but maintain its value share at 83 per cent of sales ...

Afternoon Brief, December 3

US Threatens to Raise French Wine Tariffs ‘Up to 100%’: US trade officials said they were considering imposing import tariffs of up to 100% on certain French products, with a provisional list including sparkling wine made from grapes and many types of cheese, from Roquefort to Gruyèr ...

Afternoon Brief, December 2

Taking the Direct Route to Wine: Direct to Consumer (DtC) sales are rapidly growing in the US as more states relax their rules, benefiting both producer and consumer alike. However, treasury departments nationwide also stand to benefit from the host of taxes, fees, licenses and permits that individual states can impose ...

Afternoon Brief, November 27

Thanksgiving ‘Biggest Opportunity’ for Wine in US On-Trade Nielsen Shows: According to the Nielsen CGA Channel Strategy Report 2019 and Nielsen CGA On-Premise User Survey (OPUS) 2019, wine sales outperforms spirits, beer, cocktails and soft drinks during the week of Thanksgiving, with 39% of US consumers choosing to drink wine when out-of-home during the November holiday ...