Wine Industry News

May, 06, 2019 Wine Drinking Should Be Pointless: Why It’s Time to Stop Scoring Wine

(RobbReport) - When it comes to opinions on bottles of vino, one thing is absolute: They are incredibly polarizing. Points can help the average  wine  consumer. The world of wine is vast and complex, with hundreds of varieties and regions, so scores can provide a gauge to purchase wine co...

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(TDB) - Constellation Brands has acquired a majority stake in Tennessee Bourbon distillery Nelson’s Green Brier for an undisclosed sum, after initially investing in the business in 2016. The deal marks the first time that one of Constellation’s venture capital investments has be...

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May, 06, 2019 Hess Collection Purchases Iron Corral Vineyard

(WB) - The Hess Collection has expanded its portfolio with the purchase of a vineyard in east Napa County from a Texas pension fund. The Pope Valley property, known as Iron Corral vineyard, is 420 acres, 186 of which are planted primarily in Cabernet Sauvignon, according to the company. Th...

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May, 01, 2019 7-Eleven Launches Beer Delivery in 18 Cities

(Food&Wine) - What’s more convenient than a convenience store coming to you? 7-Eleven  has made its mark as a go-to stop for last-minute items, Slurpees ( of all sizes ), and as a cultural touchstone serving as the name-brand convenience store with a massive domestic and internat...

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May, 01, 2019 What’s a Super Tuscan and is the Term Still Relevant?

(Winemag) - Super Tuscans arrived decades ago. It was a category born of frustration with Italy’s traditional wine production rules. Ambitious producers sought to make modern styles and experiment outside the restrictions of the Italian appellation system, known as Denominazione d&r...

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(TDB) - Australian wine exports grew 5% by value over the last year, with the average value per litre growing to its highest levels in ten years, the country’s national wine body has said. The value of exports now stands at $2.78 billion in the 12 months to March 2019, Wine Australia ...

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May, 01, 2019 How Does Your Love of Wine Contribute to Climate Change?

(NYTimes) - Consumers don’t have access to much information about how businesses operate, but they can ask questions and focus on one tangible item, the bottle. The exquisite vulnerability of grapes to nuances of weather makes wine both particularly susceptible to climate change and a harb...

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May, 01, 2019 How Labels Sell Wines

(Wine-Searcher) - Quirky or traditional? Does it matter? It all depends on what's in the bottle, Vicki Denig discovers.   Whether consumer or trade, when it comes to making a wine sale, aesthetics go a long way. No matter where in the world or what side of the industry, a...

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