Wine Industry News

May, 30, 2019 Fire, smoke damages Windsor winery warehouse

(PD) - A fire sparked by staining rags badly damaged at a Windsor winery warehouse Tuesday night, a Sonoma County Fire District official said. The blaze at Notre Vue Estate Winery and Vineyard on Hillview Road was reported about 8:40 p.m. Firefighters found flames outside and in a portion of the...

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May, 30, 2019 Wine industry poised for opportunity amid climate change, big M&A deals: Rabobank

(NBBJ) - Although we anticipate economic and sector challenges ahead, in the current market wine industry professionals have many opportunities to set their businesses up for success. And, some of this behavior has certainly already begun. Sustainability solutions continue to be top-of-mind...

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May, 29, 2019 Who's Winning the US Search Wars?

(Wine-Searcher) - The US dominates our wine search numbers, but the most curious state will surprise you. The US is the biggest single territory that Wine-Searcher covers, if not in physical size, then certainly in terms of users. But is it really one territory? Or is it 50 smaller ones? Do...

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May, 29, 2019 Red Wine Drinkers Are More Likely To Call Themselves 'Aficionados,' Here's Why

(Delish) - Personally, I don't discriminate when it comes to wine. Pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, merlot... I love it  all . But most people tend to fall on one side or the other. You're a fan of red or white. According to Coravin, the folks behind that innovative a  wine ...

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(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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