Wine Industry News

November, 19, 2018 What's Next for Santa Barbara Wine?

(Wine-Searcher) - Typically known for its Pinot and Chardonnay, the Central Coast region now offers surprising variety. Over the last few decades, California's viticultural scene has grown much further than just Napa and Sonoma. As vineyard prices in northern California continue to rise, winemak...

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November, 19, 2018 World wine output rises 13 percent after disastrous year

(France24) - Global wine production rose 13 percent this year, after a catastrophic 2017 which was marked by heatwaves, frosts and hailstorms, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) said Monday. It said production was estimated at 279 million hectolitres (mhl) this year,...

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November, 19, 2018 Online wine retailer racks up $32.5 mlm

(PRNewswire) -, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, today announced that it has raised $32.5 million in debt and equity financing from funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Private Credit Group (“GSAM PCG”). The capital will be deployed to enhance...

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November, 19, 2018 ‘French wine is better than American wine!’ Trump’s wine war ESCALATES

(Express) - FRENCH Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume has warned French wine is “better than American wine” after US President Donald Trump sent a series of blistering messages on Twitter last week accusing Paris of imposing unfair trade practices that kept US producers out of the F...

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November, 19, 2018 2018 U.S. Wine Sales Are Up, Especially Red Wine Shipped Direct

(Forbes) - The wine business market research and consulting firm  BW166, LLC   recently reported that in October 2018 U.S. wine sales reached $4.3 billion; domestic table wines were up nearly 6%. BW166 also says that over the twelve month period ending in October ...

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October, 29, 2018 Update: Napa field worker killed in mechanical grape-picking accident

(NVR) - Cal/OSHA reported that a Napa field worker was killed Monday after becoming ensnared in a mechanical grape picker. The incident occurred at Deconinck Vineyards, 1006 Monticello Road, Luke Brown, a public information officer with Cal/OSHA, reported Monday afternoon. Deconinck Vin...

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October, 29, 2018 Winemaking Wilson family plans taproom in old Sonoma Cider space in Healdsburg

(PD) - A week after getting approval to build a new winery in the Dry Creek Valley, Ken and Diane Wilson are expanding again: this time taking over the closed Sonoma Cider space in Healdsburg and turning it into a restaurant and taproom for their new label, Coyote Sonoma. “It’s a res...

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October, 29, 2018 Wineries Seek Exclusive Appellations

(Wine-Searcher) - Certain wineries are taking the plunge to create their own appellations exclusive only to them. In a world where labels and branding drive trends more than ever, being part of a designated appellation seems like the world's biggest sales advantage for wineries – that i...

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