Wine Industry News

May, 29, 2019 ERA FINES FIRM $30K FOR FAILING TO PAY MIGRANT VINEYARD WORKERS

(TDB) - The New Zealand Employment Relations Authority has warned vineyards to ensure they are using proper contractors after a firm was fined NZ$30,000 for failing to pay 12 migrant workers in Hawke’s Bay. ICM Horticultural Contracting Limited has been fined for failing to pay 12 workers ...

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May, 29, 2019 Expect more UK wine as vineyard planting jumps

(Decanter) - There is nearly 25% more land under vine in 2019, according to newly released figures that coincide with English Wine Week and fresh accolades for UK wines at the Decanter World Wine Awards.  Around three million vines have been planted in England and Wales this year, near...

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May, 29, 2019 Which country drinks the most wine? The answer might surprise you

(GoSanAngelo) - The world drinks a lot of wine — some 6.5 billion gallons in 2018, according to the Paris-based International Organisation of Vine and Wine. The United States consumes the most of that output — some 872 million gallons. We’ve been No. 1 since 2011. On a percenta...

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May, 29, 2019 What is Piquette? Meet Wine’s Easy-Drinking, Low-alcohol Style

(Winemag) - Todd Cavallo’s memory was jogged when a friend showed him a passage from a book about the history of wine in 19th-century Europe. It related to a drink called piquette, a low-alcohol wine made from the second pressings of grape pomace, known to have been enjoyed by French far...

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May, 29, 2019 Berger on wine: A hefty price tag doesn't always mean high quality

(PD) - Ever since wine has been a commercial beverage (hundred of years), consumers have been victims of different forms of deceit, mostly aimed at sales. And it’s getting worse because wine buyers willingly accept being fed a diet of misinformation — or no information at all. T...

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May, 27, 2019 Want to Know Your Wine Is Genuine? EY Has Built a Blockchain for That

(CoinDesk) - “Big Four” professional services firm EY has built a blockchain platform for a firm that will help consumers determine wines’ quality, provenance and authenticity. The TATTOO Wine Platform has been developed for Blockchain Wine Pte. Ltd. using EY’s OpsChain s...

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May, 27, 2019 US BREWERIES BLAME TRUMP’S TARIFFS FOR JOB LOSSES

(TDB) - Breweries in the US have blamed the Trump administration’s metal tariffs for a loss of thousands of jobs in the beer industry since 2016. A report published by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association has found that 40,000 jobs have been lost in breweries as tar...

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May, 27, 2019 Four-Acre Compound in the Heart of California’s Napa Valley Wine Country

(MG) - The estate features a 150,000-gallon pool, tennis court, bocce court and wine cellar. Listing of the Day Location: Napa, California Price: $15 million This four-acre compound in the heart of California’s Napa Valley wine country includes a nearly 4,000-square-fo...

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