Wine Industry News

September, 19, 2019 US grape growers without contracts struggling to sell grapes, with outlook "bleak" in some regions

(Vinex) - Californian grape growers without contracts in place are struggling to sell their crops, despite the health of the overall wine business.   This is according to Jeff Bitter, president of the  Allied Grape Growers  who told  Wine Business  that the ”spot m...

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September, 19, 2019 What Does Finding Phylloxera Mean for Washington Wine?

(Winemag) - Last month’s discovery in Walla Walla Valley of grape  phylloxera , a microscopic, aphid-like louse that destroyed much of the world’s wine grape vines in the late 19th century, reverberated quickly across the Washington State wine industry. First up. What does the p...

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September, 16, 2019 Is glyphosate safe? A close look at Roundup’s key ingredient

(ZMEScience) - Is  glyphosate  safe? The active ingredient of the world’s most widely used herbicide, Roundup, is arguably also one of the most contentious. After decades of believing it posed a risk only to plants, there are growing concerns over its effect on people. But the ...

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September, 16, 2019 Slowing Sales Focus Eyes on Gallo-Constellation Deal

(WB) - Wine sales in the first six months of 2019 point to a flattening of growth, but opportunities remain for wineries willing to work with the changing environment. “We’ve been seeing a flattening of the wine business,” said Jon Moramarco, editor of the Gomberg Fredrikson Repo...

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September, 12, 2019 A Wine Ponzi Scheme Targeted New York’s Most Powerful Enophiles, Clients Allege

(WineSpectator) - For wine lovers and executives, the dinners were sorely tempting: dishes cooked by some of the world’s top chefs (Daniel Boulud, Tom Colicchio, Daniel Humm), paired with some of the rarest wines in the world (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Cheval-Blanc, Dom Péri...

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September, 04, 2019 Why a Wine’s Alcohol-by-Volume is Lying to You

(Winemag) - When you purchase a bottle of wine, there’s no doubt that you’ve noticed certain things on the label, like the producer, appellation and a Surgeon General’s warning. One thing required to be on a label (sort of) is the percent of alcohol by volume, or abv. You ...

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September, 04, 2019 Can New Grapes Save the Wine Industry From Climate Change?

(Fortune) - These new grapes—selected for their ability to thrive in hotter weather and be more resistant to disease—could be the solution the wine industry is looking for. Heat waves, frost, rainstorms: As  climate change  continues to present  challenges in vineyards...

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September, 04, 2019 Majestic to give away £1m bottles of wine as it launches 'fitting' service based on blind tasting

(Dailymail) - Majestic is giving away almost 1m bottles of wine as it launches a 'fitting' service for customers based on blind tasting. The retailer will allow customers to try eight wines for free and then send them a profile outlining their preferences based on style and qualities rather than...

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