Wine Industry News

February, 20, 2019 Domestic Wine Sales Increase 3% in January

(WB) - Wine sales and shipments in January remained steady, but growth was muted in the traditionally slower, post-holiday season according to the Wine Industry Metrics available in the latest Wine Analytics Report. The report, which released to subscribers on Feb. 15, also included an overview ...

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February, 20, 2019 Lindquist's Long Goodbye to Qupé

(Wine-Searcher) - He's been ousted from the brand he started, but Bob Lindquist can't escape Qupé quite yet. Less than four months ago, Vintage Wine Estates bought Qupé, one of the best producers of Rhône-style wines in California. At the time, Vintage CEO Pat Roney t...

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(TDB) - The cannabis drinks sales in the US are set to pass the $1billion mark within four years, a new report has claimed, as loosening regulation attracts greater innovation and investment. The  CBD Drinks Report,  which has been launched by drinks experts Zenith Global and Beve...

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February, 20, 2019 Chilean Barrel Maker Trains Dogs to Prevent Tainted Wine

(Food&Wine) - "Their sense of smell is extremely reliable and rarely ever misses," a spokesperson said. The highly-attuned snouts of trained dogs are already used to sniff out other potential problems like bombs and drugs — so why couldn’t these canines be used to prevent one of ...

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February, 20, 2019 Duckhorn’s Alex Ryan on navigating a changing Napa Valley wine industry

(NVR) - Alex Ryan received his first handwritten paycheck from Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1981, when he had a part-time job at their winery while he was in high school. Thirty-eight years later, he’s president/CEO of Duckhorn Wine Company and winning accolades as Wine Enthusiast ...

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February, 19, 2019 'Beer before wine, always fine'? Not really, hungover study participants say

(CNN) - European researchers have bad news for the  76% of Americans  who experience hangovers after a drinking session: Try as you may to change up the order of your alcoholic beverages, if you drink too much, you will still be hungover.  Determined to find a way to help peo...

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(TDB) - Kentucky’s Bourbon industry contributes US$8.6 billion annually to the state’s economy – a 60% increase since 2009 – according to a study by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. The study also indicates that the bourbon industry in Kentucky generates $235 m...

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February, 19, 2019 Why Bordeaux is Best Kept Boring

(WineSearcher) - Does meeting consumer expectation lead to routine winemaking?   You really have to marvel at the incredible level of luck that the great Pomerol estate Petrus has had for the past four decades. It's not that, as former manager Christian Moueix said in a recent piec...

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