Wine Industry News

December, 31, 2019 Does drinking beer before wine really reduce the risk of a hangover? Science says no

(SCMP) - If you’ve ever heard the saying “Beer before wine makes you feel fine; wine before beer makes you feel queer”, and taken it as official medical advice, we’ve got some bad news: the order in which you consume different alcoholic drinks makes no difference to your ...

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December, 19, 2019 Carboniste is a California sparkling wine that doesn’t want to be like Champagne

(SFChronicle) - California sparkling wine lives in the shadow of Champagne. That famous French region has defined the standards for our domestic practitioners, not least because many of those domestic practitioners — including Domaine Carneros, Domaine Chandon and  Roederer Estate  ...

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December, 19, 2019 Ring of fire: Australian state declares emergency as wildfires approach Sydney

(Reuters) - Australia’s most populous state declared its second emergency in as many months on Thursday as extreme heat and strong winds stoked more than 100 bushfires, including three major blazes on Sydney’s doorstep. A day after Australia recorded its hottest day on record, thick ...

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December, 16, 2019 E&J Gallo and Constellation Modify Terms of Sale - Reaction

(WB) - Last week's news that E&J Gallo and Constellation Brands modified the terms of the sale of dozens of Constellation labels to address competitive concerns from federal regulators ends months of uncertainty. The new $1.1 billion agreement to divest lower-priced brands and other ass...

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December, 16, 2019 Napa's wine industry to boost environmental sustainability

(NVR) - Napa Green has long been ahead of its time. In recent years, in tune with scientific revelations around climate change and technology, global agriculture has increasingly turned an eye towards sustainability. Farmers and producers have pushed to cut back use of harmful pesticides...

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December, 15, 2019 California Rejects State's Largest Utility's Bankruptcy Plan

(NPR) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected a bankruptcy restructuring plan by the state's largest utility, saying it "falls woefully short" of safety standards mandated under state law. The governor's criticisms come a week after Pacific Gas and Electric announced a multibillion-dollar s...

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December, 11, 2019 Fine wine prices fall as Bordeaux and Burgundy weaken, says Liv-ex

(Decanter) - Optimism has given way to foreboding on the fine wine market as a new report shows falling prices for top Burgundy and Bordeaux in 2019. New figures from Liv-ex show declines of between 3% and 7% across several indices tracking prices of top Burgundy and Bordeaux in the first 1...

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December, 11, 2019 Constellation exec named Canopy CEO as takeover odds grow

(NBBJ) - Canopy Growth Corp., the world’s most valuable cannabis company, has appointed Constellation Brands Inc.’s finance head as its chief executive officer, raising the odds that the alcohol giant will buy Canopy outright. David Klein, currently chief financial officer of Co...

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