Wine Industry News

November, 05, 2019 How Labor Challenges Affected the 2019 Grape Harvest

(Sevenfiftydaily) - With dramatic shift in the way the wine industry views labor. September 24 was the day. It was time for Anne Hubatch to receive her fruit. The old-vine block of Pinot Noir destined for Hubatch’s  Helioterra Wines  rosé was ready to be harvested. Th...

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October, 30, 2019 To Make the Wine Industry Less Toxic, We Need to Get Loud

(Bonappetit) - Scrolling Instagram one morning this fall, between posts of my friends leaf peeping and last night’s dinner plates, I saw the October 2019 Wine & Spirits cover, which the magazine has since removed. Big, in a pretty serif font, it boasted “Best New Somms&rdq...

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October, 29, 2019 Kincade Fire reaches edge of Tubbs Fire burn scar

(SFGate) - LATEST: Oct 29, 6:37 p.m.: Fire grows slightly to 76,138 acres The Kincade Fire grew slightly over the course of Tuesday, adding just 723 acres, bringing total acreage to 76,138 acres. Containment remains at 15 percent, Cal Fire officials said at a 6:30 p.m. press conference. ...

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October, 27, 2019 Two Sonoma County wineries damaged by Kincade fire in Alexander Valley

(PD) - At least two wineries burned in the Alexander Valley on Sunday as the Kincade fire poured out of the hills to the valley floor, where fire crews worked to save other wineries along Highway 128. Soda Rock Winery suffered major damage as flames enveloped the stone buildings on the property....

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October, 24, 2019 High-voltage power line broke near origin of massive California fire that forced thousands of evacuations

(WP) - A fast-moving wildfire, spurred by powerful winds, burned through Northern California on Thursday and forced thousands of people to evacuate parts of Sonoma County — the rural wine country 75 miles north of San Francisco that is still recovering from a deadly 2017 blaze. ...

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October, 24, 2019 Latest news: Kincade Fire grows to 16,000 acres in Sonoma County

(SFGate) - 7:12 p.m.: Cal Fire says the Kincade Fire has grown to 16,000 acres and is only 5 percent contained as of Thursday night. That after it ignited and grew to 10,000 acres in a matter of hours Wednesday night into Thursday. In a news conference Thursday evening, the agency repo...

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October, 23, 2019 U.S. tariffs on foreign wine could have local impacts

(3NewsNow) - It may just be one of 2019's most hated words - tariffs. And this time, it's affecting the wine industry. The United States has placed a 25% tariff on foreign wines and other goods. Owner and winemaker Jim Ballard of the local winery, James Arthur Vineyards, says these tariffs wil...

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October, 23, 2019 Wine consultant accused of cheating Wall Streeters hit by more claims

(NYPost) - Two high-end French wine estates are trying to claw back $115,000 from a New York businessman who’s been accused of running a “Ponzi-like” scheme that  defrauded Wall Street bigwigs  out of millions of dollars. Omar Khan, known for hosting exclusive wi...

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