Wine Industry News


(TDB) - As reported by Wine Spectator, the sale includes the 14-acre estate in the Anderson Valley, which boasts 6.5 acres of organically grown Pinot Noir, Balo’s 7,000-case production capacity winery, and it tasting room. Neither the Balo brand nor its existing inventory were included i...

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October, 14, 2019 How Will Climate Change Alter Agriculture. Winemakers Are Finding Out.

(NYTimes) - Wine, which is among the most sensitive and nuanced of agricultural products, demonstrates how climate change is transforming traditions and practices that may be centuries old. Around the wine-growing world, smart producers have contemplated and experimented with adaptations, not on...

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October, 14, 2019 PG&E wants to seize private vineyard property for liquid natural gas plant in Calistoga

(NVR) - PG&E is taking Calistoga vineyard owner Terry Gard to court, to seize a portion of his land for a liquid natural gas plant.  Since the beginning of the year, the utility has tried to reach an agreement with Gard, who steadfastly refuses to cede any of the property his family has...

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(TDB) - Former basketball star Michael Jordan, along with four NBA partners, is launching an ultra-premium Tequila brand. Called Cincoro, there are four expressions of Tequila in the range, each of which comes with a hefty price tag. The bottles start at US$70 for Blanco (unaged), $90 for R...

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September, 22, 2019 Sonoma County Wine Auction raises record $6.1 million

(PD) - The Sonoma County Wine Auction on Saturday raised a record-breaking $6.1 million for charitable causes, with the county’s recent designation as the “Wine Region of the Year” adding a jolt of excitement to the annual event. “The timing couldn’t be better,...

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September, 19, 2019 US grape growers without contracts struggling to sell grapes, with outlook "bleak" in some regions

(Vinex) - Californian grape growers without contracts in place are struggling to sell their crops, despite the health of the overall wine business.   This is according to Jeff Bitter, president of the  Allied Grape Growers  who told  Wine Business  that the ”spot m...

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September, 19, 2019 What Does Finding Phylloxera Mean for Washington Wine?

(Winemag) - Last month’s discovery in Walla Walla Valley of grape  phylloxera , a microscopic, aphid-like louse that destroyed much of the world’s wine grape vines in the late 19th century, reverberated quickly across the Washington State wine industry. First up. What does the p...

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September, 16, 2019 Is glyphosate safe? A close look at Roundup’s key ingredient

(ZMEScience) - Is  glyphosate  safe? The active ingredient of the world’s most widely used herbicide, Roundup, is arguably also one of the most contentious. After decades of believing it posed a risk only to plants, there are growing concerns over its effect on people. But the ...

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