Wine Industry News

March, 25, 2020 France officially recognizes natural wine designation

(WB) - Winemakers in France recently obtained formal recognition from French authorities with regard to the existence of “natural wine.” The new denomination is defined by a quality production charter and marketed under the term, vin méthode nature. After 10 years ef...

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March, 25, 2020 The California Wine Industry Adjusts to the New Not-Normal

(Winemag) - With the one-two punch of the growing coronavirus pandemic and Governor Gavin Newsom of  California  ordering the entire state to shelter in place, the wine industry in America’s top wine-producing state is facing the greatest challenge of its time. This comes after...

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(TDB) - The impact of the coronavirus on businesses is forcing wine importers in the US to get creative in order to continue to sell their wines. Importer Tom Sullivan of the Miami Beach-based Vignobles Sullivan is making use of a new relaxed law in New York that allows restaurants and bars...

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March, 25, 2020 Tips and trends for averting a wine crisis

(StarTribune) - Best prices found on imported wines over 14% alcohol. But more U.S.- produced wines are coming on the market.  This is a difficult time for those in the wine trade. But the effects on wine consumers should be negligible, and in many cases positive. Especially if they know wh...

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March, 15, 2020 Amid declining travel, Napa's wine industry braces for coronavirus impact

(NVR) - As experts predict a volatile time ahead for the tourism and hospitality industry, Napa Valley wineries say they haven’t yet felt the sting of  coronavirus-prompted cancellations , but they’re bracing. Tasting room sales by volume were down 22 percent over the w...

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(TDB) - The owner of Canada’s Mission Hill winery and founder of seltzer brand White Claw, Anthony von Mandl, has bought Liquidity Wines in British Columbia for C$12.5 million. As reported by  Business in Vancouver , von Mandl has strengthened his foothold in the Canadian wine market,...

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March, 07, 2020 It was only a matter of time. Lab-created ‘molecular’ wine is here.

(WP) - It was bound to happen sooner or later. Someone has made wine in a laboratory. Well, not wine, exactly. It’s a “molecular exclusive” made from “neutral spirits with carbonation, natural flavors, caramel color and beta carotene for color.” But I&...

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March, 07, 2020 A malfunction causes red wine to flow from faucets in an Italian town

(CNN) - Who wouldn't love it if red wine started flowing from their kitchen sink? For a few hours Wednesday, residents of the northern Italian town of Castelvetro realized they could have their Lambrusco not just from bottles -- but also from their faucets and shower heads. A malfunction...

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