Wine Industry News

January, 15, 2019 Exclusive: Former Apple Execs Buy Napa's Brand Winery

(WineSpectator) - Founders Ed and Deb Fitts sell their winery and 15 acres of vines on Pritchard Hill to Jim Bean and Christine O'Sullivan; winemaker Philippe Melka will stay When Ed Fitts bought 110 acres on Pritchard Hill in 2005, it was a dream come true. The packaging executive fell in love...

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January, 15, 2019 Laurent Delaunay resurrects family’s Burgundian estate

(TDB) - Laurent Delaunay, president of Badet Clément, is going to relaunch his family’s Burgundian estate this February at Wine Paris, having reacquired it from the Boisset family in 2017. The estate, eponymously named after Laurent’s great grandfather Edouard Delaunay, will be r...

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January, 15, 2019 Al Gore to address wine and climate change conference

(Decanter) - Ex-US vice president Al Gore is to address a high-level wine and climate change conference in Porto this year, designed to help wineries and academics share knowledge. Leading academics and wine industry figures will attend a ‘climate change leadership’ conference in Porto...

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January, 15, 2019 Wine Shipping Gets its Day in Court

(Wine Searcher) - The stakes: The Court could possibly throw out all state liquor laws that discriminate against out-of-state businesses, potentially allowing residents in much of the US to order wine from anywhere. The case: The state of Tennessee has laws requiring liquor store owners to be resi...

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January, 14, 2019 How much does a good bottle of wine cost?

(Vivino) - Our community of wine lovers has used the  Vivino Rating System  to rate millions of wines, giving us an immense amount of data to spot the good wines from the bad. You may be wondering how to best use the Vivino Rating System, and here is some context that may help: The ...

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January, 09, 2019 Georgian scientists aim to grow wine grapes on Mars

(TDB) - A group of scientists and viticulturists from Georgia are researching which grapes would suit Martian soils and how best to cultivate grapevines there in the hope that one day colonists could make their own wine on the red planet. The IX Millennium project, based in Tbilisi, is cultivati...

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January, 09, 2019 Dine at an NYC Restaurant Award Winner for Less

(Wine Spectator) - During the city's Restaurant Week winter promotion, restaurants with standout wine lists will showcase special menus NYC Restaurant Week returns for its winter season, Jan. 21–Feb. 8, with discounted dining at some of the city’s top restaurants, including 77 winner...

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January, 09, 2019 NZ wine contractor fined $140k after failing to pay minimum wage

(TDB) - Marlborough-based vineyard labour contractor, Double Seven, has been fined NZ$140,000 after an inspection found that the company had failed to keep accurate records for employees, provide employment contracts and pay some workers the minimum wage. Double Seven and its owner, Qin Zhang, h...

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