Wine Industry News

December, 09, 2019 Napa Planning Commission Approves Rutherford Tasting Room Over Objections of NIMBY Neighbors

(WB) - The Napa County Planning Commission gave the green light to a proposed tasting room in Rutherford over the strong objections of nearby residents. Mathew Bruno Wines plans to open the tasting room after renovating a century-old house off Rutherford Road/Highway 128. The Victorian building ha...

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December, 02, 2019 Burgundy's 2018 Strategy Game

(Wine-Searcher) - The 2018 Burgundies are out, so is it a Côte d'Or or a Chablis vintage? The word strategy comes from the Greek "strategos", meaning "generalship". Now more than ever does "generalship" apply to Burgundians, engrossed as they are in a battle with climate change. Burgun...

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December, 02, 2019 This ProCork Membrane Can Add Consistency To Wine Quality

(Forbes) - Can an ‘inert, semi-crystalline, oxygen-selected membrane, heat-welded to the end of cork’ improve consistency in wine quality? Several winemakers—including at least one with a Top Ten listing in Wine Spectator, and 100-point scorings from wine critic Robert P...

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December, 02, 2019 French Wine Could Face 100% Tariffs as Trump Confronts France Over Tech Taxes

(NYTimes) - The Trump administration said on Monday that a new French tax that hit American technology companies discriminated against the United States, a declaration that could lead to retaliatory tariffs as high as 100 percent on French wines. It could also jeopardize international efforts to...

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(TDB) - LVMH  bought Provençal estate Château Galoupet  in May this year in order to bolster its own rosé wine portfolio and now has gone a stage further by buying a controlling stake in d’Esclans While LVMH’s own wine and spirit stable includes names su...

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November, 24, 2019 What Makes French Wine So Great?

(Frenchly) - More than 50 countries now produce quality wines that can compete with French wines. However, France is still considered the best winemaker in the world thanks to its status as a mecca of vins de terroir, affected by more than two thousand years of history. Terroir is the ...

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November, 21, 2019 Trump’s trade battle with Europe puts a damper on enthusiasm for a celebrated French wine

(CNBC) - Every year on the third Thursday of November, at exactly 12:01 a.m., the French release their celebrated first wine of the harvest — the crisp and fruity Beaujolais Nouveau. This year, for American drinkers, the pleasure of sipping the young wine — which is meant to be consu...

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November, 21, 2019 Chinese Glass Imports Face Anti-Dumping Duties

(WB) - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has found "a reasonable indication" that Chinese glass manufacturers have illegally dumped glass containers in the U.S. market, according to a notice published in the Federal Register Monday. This has prompted the Department of Commerce to p...

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