Wine Industry News

April, 08, 2019 Updated: College Admissions Bribery Scandal Hits California Wine Industry

(WS) - Federal prosecutors have announced that Agustin Huneeus Jr. will plead guilty in a case where he is accused of trying to get his daughter into USC through fraud and bribery. Federal prosecutors announced today that 13 parents and one coach involved in the college admissions scam have...

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April, 08, 2019 EU TAX ROW COULD COST DIAGEO £278M

(TDB) - Diageo, the world’s largest premium alcoholic beverage group, is caught in the crossfire in a row between the European Union and the UK Treasury which could cost it £278 million in back tax. The dispute centres on a tax scheme introduced in 2012 by the then Chancellor of...

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April, 08, 2019 Sonoma’s Benziger bridges gap between wine and weed

(SonomaNews) - Ninety percent of consumers in Sonoma County are new to the world of cannabis, so a guide is critical to help bridge the gap between wine and weed. So says Mike Benziger, who has decided to serve as liaison, welcoming the cannabis curious into the fold. The former winemaker of Ben...

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April, 08, 2019 Does Great Wine Terroir Exist If No One Is There To Appreciate It?

(Forbes) - There is a well-known philosophical thought experiment that provokes questions about people’s perceptions: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" It can be related to a person’s own sense of self; if they are not noticed, re...

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April, 08, 2019 Is this the best wine in the world? An app with 35 million subscribers says so.

(MercuryNews) - What’s the best wine in the world? Every winemaker would love to produce it. Every wine lover would love to drink it and hoard a few bottles in the cellar. Every wine writer would love to anoint it and tell you to buy it. What’s the best wine in the world? Every ...

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April, 03, 2019 A bottle of wine a week is as bad as smoking 10 cigarettes: study

(FoxNews) - Drinking one bottle of wine a week is as  cancer -causing as  smoking  up to ten cigarettes during the same time period, a new study claims. British researchers found that downing a weekly bottle of vino is on par with smoking five cigarettes for men and 10 cigare...

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April, 03, 2019 Gallo is buying 34 wine and spirit brands you’ve heard of — for $1.7 billion

(ModBee) - E.&J. Gallo Winery has 34 new wine and spirit brands to its name after reaching a $1.7 billion deal to purchase properties from its rival Constellation Brands. The Modesto-based company reached an agreement with Constellation, best known for producing beers like Corona, Modelo and...

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March, 27, 2019 How This Portland Company Transformed The Wine Market

(Forbes) - In Tualatin, a suburb of Portland, about 30 minutes from city, Ryan Harms is building a modern wine company. Here his aging wine sits on an unassuming backlot facing empty fields, instead of on idyllic rolling hills. "It's just as good," he argues though. While it may seem like an ind...

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