Wine Industry News

September, 16, 2018 Consumers Trade Up, U.S. Wine Sales Rise 3%

(Wines&Vines) - Domestic wines gained ground in August, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading the way through both off-premise and direct-to-consumer channels.  U.S. wine sales totaled $3.6 billion in August, up 3% from a year earlier according to market research firm bw166, while off-premise...

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September, 16, 2018 What climate change means for the wine industry

(TheGuardian) -The warmer weather may benefit English vineyards, but winemakers from Bordeaux to California are struggling. Here are six wines rising to the challenge. One of the ways the British media covers climate change is to treat it as a bit of banter in silly-season items on English wine....

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September, 16, 2018 How Two Buck Chuck made wine less douchey

(TheHustle) - Walk into almost any Trader Joe’s store and the first thing you’ll see is an enormous display of Charles Shaw wine — or, as it’s more affectionately known, “Two Buck Chuck.” At $2.99 per bottle, Two Buck Chuck is one of TJ’s all-time best-s...

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September, 13, 2018 Singing the Praises of the Three-Tier System

(Wine-Searcher) - Liquor attorney Rob Tobassien talks to Liza B. Zimmerman about the ups and downs of the three-tier liquor model. Robert Tobiassen is legal consultant based in Virginia. He spent 34 years working for the federal service with regulatory, taxation and administrat...

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September, 13, 2018 Paso Wineries Seek to Deliver 'Wow' Factor

(Wines&Vines) -As Paso Robles embraces urban winery development with its downtown public market and a new industrial winery complex, estate wineries also continue to expand production and hospitality facilities to capitalize on the region’s growing popularity among wine consumers. Cass...

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September, 13, 2018 Class Action Suit Accusing Southern-Glazers of Unfair Business Practices Dismissed

(WB) - A federal judge in San Jose has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits LLC, the nation’s largest wine distributor, according to court records. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Monday tossed out the complaint restaurant owners and others...

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September, 13, 2018 Wine tasting can work the brain more than math, according to neuroscience

(NBCNews) - If you’re a wine connoisseur or enjoy a good Cabernet, you likely don’t need another reason to put “wine tasting” on a list of activities you like. But science has one for you: it can stimulate the brain more than a lot of other activities (from listening to a Be...

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September, 13, 2018 How to Protect Your Wine Collection

(WSJ) - As Americans buy more wine, well-heeled homeowners build elaborate storage ‘cellar’ systems and buy specialty insurance for their prized collections As people buy more wine, they’re investing in elaborate home storage systems to protect their collections. Americans l...

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