Wine Industry News

January, 03, 2020 A Message From Wine Enthusiast Media Regarding Wine Tariffs

(Winemag) - In October 2019,  a U.S. government-implemented tariff increase  directly impacting most European wine and spirits exports took effect. This added a 25% cost to what those importers pay for wines from numerous European countries. The Office of U.S. Trade Representatives (US...

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January, 03, 2020 Australian Wildfires Scorch a Third of Vineyards in Adelaide Hills

(Winespectator) - More than 60 vineyards and wineries have been impacted as massive fires burn across Australia. Vintners in the Adelaide Hills wine region of South Australia are assessing their vineyards and properties after a deadly bushfire swept through the region late last month. More than ...

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December, 31, 2019 What it means when a wine label says ‘reserve’

(Inquirer) - On wine labels, the word “reserve” is supposed to be a quality indicator, but whether it has actual significance depends on where the wine comes from. The aspirational meaning for the term “reserve” originated with products that can be impro...

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December, 31, 2019 Does drinking beer before wine really reduce the risk of a hangover? Science says no

(SCMP) - If you’ve ever heard the saying “Beer before wine makes you feel fine; wine before beer makes you feel queer”, and taken it as official medical advice, we’ve got some bad news: the order in which you consume different alcoholic drinks makes no difference to your ...

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December, 19, 2019 Carboniste is a California sparkling wine that doesn’t want to be like Champagne

(SFChronicle) - California sparkling wine lives in the shadow of Champagne. That famous French region has defined the standards for our domestic practitioners, not least because many of those domestic practitioners — including Domaine Carneros, Domaine Chandon and  Roederer Estate  ...

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December, 19, 2019 Ring of fire: Australian state declares emergency as wildfires approach Sydney

(Reuters) - Australia’s most populous state declared its second emergency in as many months on Thursday as extreme heat and strong winds stoked more than 100 bushfires, including three major blazes on Sydney’s doorstep. A day after Australia recorded its hottest day on record, thick ...

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December, 16, 2019 E&J Gallo and Constellation Modify Terms of Sale - Reaction

(WB) - Last week's news that E&J Gallo and Constellation Brands modified the terms of the sale of dozens of Constellation labels to address competitive concerns from federal regulators ends months of uncertainty. The new $1.1 billion agreement to divest lower-priced brands and other ass...

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December, 16, 2019 Napa's wine industry to boost environmental sustainability

(NVR) - Napa Green has long been ahead of its time. In recent years, in tune with scientific revelations around climate change and technology, global agriculture has increasingly turned an eye towards sustainability. Farmers and producers have pushed to cut back use of harmful pesticides...

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