Wine Industry News

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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February, 19, 2019 Authorities shutdown international wine fraud operation; three in Italy arrested

(FoodSafetyNews) - At least 11,000 bottles of red wine have been seized in Italy for containing a lower quality wine. Europol officials said criminal groups will counterfeit any beverage with no thought of the harmful consequences to human health as long as they continue to profit. Europol ...

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February, 19, 2019 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine Isn’t ‘Real’ Wine, and That’s O.K.

(VinePair) - Bob Blue, Fetzer Vineyards’ winemaker and the unofficial baron of  bourbon  barrel-aged wines, famously describes his creation as a product of thrifty necessity. “I distinctly remember in the early ‘80s that getting French oak for wine was a big deal,&r...

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February, 13, 2019 Napa County Settles Lawsuit With Bremer Family Winery Over Alleged Permit and Code Violations

(WB) - Intermittent stream allegedly filled with rocks on vineyard property belonging to John and Laura Bremer. Photo courtesy of San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.ed its dispute with Bremer Family Winery, a winery in the eastern hills of the Napa Valley, over a series of alleg...

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