Wine Industry News

January, 13, 2020 Wine vs. Big Tech in Government Hearings over Tariffs on French Bubbly

(WineSpectator) - It was Google versus Veuve Clicquot at the U.S. International Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C., earlier this week, as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer held two days of hearings over whether the government should impose 100 percent tariffs on French sparklin...

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January, 13, 2020 U.S. wine consumption drops for first time in 25 years

(TheHill) - The number of Americans drinking wine dropped for the first time since 1994, according to industry tracker IWSR. IWSR, a leading source of data and analysis on the global beverage alcohol market,  issued a report  Monday that showed that the volume of wine consumption&...

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January, 13, 2020 Randall Grahm Sells Bonny Doon Vineyard

(WineSpectator) - Randall Grahm, one of California's most innovative vintners and the founder of  Bonny Doon Vineyard , has sold the brand to WarRoom Ventures LLC after 35 years in business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Grahm will remain as winemaker and a partner with WarRoom. Bo...

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January, 03, 2020 A Message From Wine Enthusiast Media Regarding Wine Tariffs

(Winemag) - In October 2019,  a U.S. government-implemented tariff increase  directly impacting most European wine and spirits exports took effect. This added a 25% cost to what those importers pay for wines from numerous European countries. The Office of U.S. Trade Representatives (US...

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January, 03, 2020 Australian Wildfires Scorch a Third of Vineyards in Adelaide Hills

(Winespectator) - More than 60 vineyards and wineries have been impacted as massive fires burn across Australia. Vintners in the Adelaide Hills wine region of South Australia are assessing their vineyards and properties after a deadly bushfire swept through the region late last month. More than ...

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December, 31, 2019 What it means when a wine label says ‘reserve’

(Inquirer) - On wine labels, the word “reserve” is supposed to be a quality indicator, but whether it has actual significance depends on where the wine comes from. The aspirational meaning for the term “reserve” originated with products that can be impro...

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December, 31, 2019 Does drinking beer before wine really reduce the risk of a hangover? Science says no

(SCMP) - If you’ve ever heard the saying “Beer before wine makes you feel fine; wine before beer makes you feel queer”, and taken it as official medical advice, we’ve got some bad news: the order in which you consume different alcoholic drinks makes no difference to your ...

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December, 19, 2019 Carboniste is a California sparkling wine that doesn’t want to be like Champagne

(SFChronicle) - California sparkling wine lives in the shadow of Champagne. That famous French region has defined the standards for our domestic practitioners, not least because many of those domestic practitioners — including Domaine Carneros, Domaine Chandon and  Roederer Estate  ...

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