Wine Industry News

April, 24, 2019 UK: Majestic eyes retail exit in Naked push for growth

(SkyNews) - Majestic Wines is exploring a sale of its entire UK retail portfolio as it shifts its focus to the online business that trades under the Naked Wines brand. Sky News has learnt that Majestic's board has appointed bankers at Rothschild to sound out prospective buyers for its retai...

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April, 24, 2019 Spanish Wine's Identity Crisis

(Wine-Searcher) - The fractious politics in the Spanish wine industry is causing confusion for producers and consumers.   If Spain were a human being, I would say that it's suffering from multiple personality disorder. This is a nation that for decades held together its producers, ...

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April, 24, 2019 LVMH Has Just Discovered a Way to Make Bordeaux-Style Wines in China

(Robbreport) - At 8,500 feet above sea level, in the foothills of the Himalayas, the tag “Made in  China ” is getting a startling new spin. The product in question here, in the northern reaches of the Yunnan province, which borders Tibet, isn’t a factory comm...

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April, 08, 2019 Wine Industry Floods The TTB With Its Opinions On Wine Nutritional Labeling

(Forbes) - Last month the Washington, D.C.-based Alcohol and  Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau  (TTB) extended its deadline for Notice No. 176, the so-called “Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages,” until...

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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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