Wine Industry News

December, 06, 2018 Napa Adopts New Rules For Non-Compliant Wineries

(WB) - Napa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted new rules to help wineries become compliant with the provisions of their permits. The resolution was approved over objections from environmentalists and others who called the efforts a “whitewash” Non-compliant wineries...

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November, 30, 2018 Oregon Liquor Commission Challenges California-Produced Wine Brand

(Forbes) - Joe Wagner, of the  Caymus  wine brand fame, made major headlines in 2015 when he sold his family’s  Meiomi  brand to Constellation Brands for a whopping $315 million. While he is hardly the first winemaker to have produced a wine brand from grapes shipped ...

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November, 30, 2018 Court Decision Crucial for Wine Shipping

(Wine Searcher) Interstate retail could become a little easier after a landmark decision in a US court this week. The looming Supreme Court wine showdown became more likely to have sweeping national impact on direct shipping, thanks to an important ruling this week by a federal appeals court in ...

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November, 27, 2018 Florida the Latest Battleground for Interstate Shipping

(Wine-Searcher) - A Florida legal declaration seeks to open the state up to the auction and retail market. Midwestern attorney Robert Epstein is on a mission to open up as many states as possible to interstate shipping. "We have pending cases in Missouri, Illinois and Michigan, which is now o...

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November, 27, 2018 “WELCH’S GRAPE JELLY WITH ALCOHOL”: HOW TRUMP’S HORRIFIC WINE BECAME THE ULTIMATE METAPHOR FOR HIS PRESIDENCY

(Vanityfair) - After the deadly Charlottesville riots, Donald Trump responded by . . . plugging his family winery in Virginia. Aided by an expert oenophile, the author takes the bait—and tastes the pain. I thought you needed something good to drink,” the server said, slippi...

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November, 26, 2018 How to Start a Wine Club

(Winemag) - When my husband and I, along with our baby and pup, moved from  Australia  to the small city of Kingston in  New York’s  Hudson Valley, we knew no one. We faced the usual challenges as we hunted for friends, jobs and childcare, but we gradually adjusted. ...

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November, 26, 2018 COPPER CANE FORCED TO CHANGE OREGON WINE LABELS

(TDB) - California-based winemaker Joe Wagner of Copper Cane has been ordered to remove references to Oregon appellations from his Elouan and Willametter Journal Pinot Noir labels. As reported by Wine Spectator, the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), reversed its earlie...

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November, 26, 2018 High-Priced Red Blends Hot in DtC

(Wines&Vines) - Surging sales of red blends made headline news as consumer spending ticked up following the Great Recession of 2008-2009, but much of the growth was in price bands below $20 a bottle. Today, sustained economic growth has helped produce more discriminating wine buyers — one...

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