Wine Industry News

May, 10, 2019 Decoded: Why some red wines taste dry while others don't

(EconomicTimes) - It wouldn't take long for wine aficionados to distinguish a dry red wine from a fruitier red wine. Ever wonder why some wines taste dry and some don't? A recent study has found that tannin structure, concentration, and interactions with saliva and other wine components influence ...

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May, 10, 2019 What even is 'wine' anymore?

(SFChronicle) - It’s 2019, and the boundaries are blurring. I go into wine shops and have to squint to tell the difference between bottles of sparkling wine and bottles of cider on the shelves. At my local beer bar, at least a quarter of the draft pours have peaches or boysenberry or wine gra...

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May, 10, 2019 Netflix's 'Wine Country' relies on a stellar cast to tell a formulaic story

(Mashable) - In her directorial debut Wine Country, Amy Poehler gathers some of her talented Saturday Night Live buddies to conjure up a fun movie set in Napa Valley. The entire cast is a goldmine of comedy — Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, Paula Pell, Emily Spi...

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May, 06, 2019 Navigating Napa Valley: It's Not Just About Wine Anymore

(Forbes) - Napa was once-upon-a-time a sleepy little farm town where wine lovers strolled around the hills and valleys, tasting through cheap flights of great vino, grazing on local fare from picnic baskets and sharing a bottle of Chard. But those lazy days are largely gone. Today, 3.5 million v...

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May, 06, 2019 3 ex-students, including daughter of Napa vintner, under scrutiny from prosecutors

(NVR) - Federal prosecutors have sent a letter to a former Stanford student whose parents paid $6.5 million to the mastermind of the college admissions scheme informing her she is a possible target of their investigation, a person familiar with the investigation said. Yusi Zhao and two o...

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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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