Wine Industry News

  • Organic for Earth Day?

    Organic for Earth Day?

    (Snooth) - It being earth day tomorrow I thought this would be a fine time to explore attitude towards the whole organic/natural/biodynamic movement. I reached out to some wine professionals to get their opinions about these wines, but before I turn the stage over to them I’d like to explore ...
  • Wine industry has grown to more than 800 in Washington state

    Wine industry has grown to more than 800 in Washington state

    (CourierHeralald) - As the Washington wine industry grew quickly to over 800 wineries, resources about how to establish or improve sustainability didn’t keep pace.  Sustainability is integral to any efficient processing facility that consumes water, fuel, electricity, glass, and other na...
  • Go Ahead And Drink A Bottle Of Wine A Day, Says Alcohol Scientist

    Go Ahead And Drink A Bottle Of Wine A Day, Says Alcohol Scientist

    (Gotgemist) - The CDC has established that one-in-six Americans binge drinks, but basically everyone else who drinks is, can be, or will become a "problem drinker." Having said that, it's not like the CDC are "alcohol scientists" or anything. But Dr. Kari Poikolainen, who used to work for the World...
  • Water Issues Haven't Worried Some Wine Grape Growers

    Water Issues Haven't Worried Some Wine Grape Growers

    (Keyt) - Some wine grape growers might be able to get through the drought better than other farmers. When the weather goes dry and the rainfall tapers off, the Santa Barbara County region can resemble other areas where world class grapes are grown. At the Vintners' Festival last week in buellton...
  • US: Northwest Vineyard Deals Reflect Rebound

    US: Northwest Vineyard Deals Reflect Rebound

    (Wines&Vines) - The unprecedented wave of investment in Northwest vineyards and wineries in the past 18 months has been greeted by many as a vote of confidence in the region’s wine industry. Washington state emerged as the leader in the latest round of transactions, with British Columb...
  • France: Cape Mentelle drops legal challenge over Wallcliffe name

    France: Cape Mentelle drops legal challenge over Wallcliffe name

    (Decanter) - Cape Mentelle, the Margaret River winery owned by France's LVMH group, has bowed to pressure from local producers by dropping its threat of legal action against Flametree Wines over use of the Wallcliffe name on labels. The move by Cape Mentelle comes after members of the Margaret R...
  •  California: AT&T Park is putting new wine choices on roster

    California: AT&T Park is putting new wine choices on roster

    (SFExaminer) - The notion of wine drinking at a baseball game, or any sporting event, is still lost on a lot of people, even in San Francisco, which is one of the most wine-savvy places in the United States. Beer may still be the drink of choice for many, but fans are increasingly turning to wine, ...

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