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Martin Brown Steps Down as CEO of Wine-Searcher, Julian Perry New CEO

It’s all change at the top, at Wine-Searcher, the search engine dedicated to finding and pricing wine as it welcomes a new Chief Executive and its Founder Martin Brown steps back from the limelight.   Martin Brown, who created Wine-Searcher in 1999 and is now a vital tool for the world’s alcoholic drinks trade announced […]

Wine Market Council Releases Results of “Green” Study Highlighting U.S. Wine Consumer Attitudes Toward Organic, Sustainable and Biodynamic Production

Survey finds consumer willingness to spend slightly more for wine made of organically grown grapes and sustainably and biodynamically produced wines, as well as other key data.   Yountville, CA, April 19, 2018 – Wine Market Council released a summary from their recent research survey: “Green Wine Study: U.S. Wine Consumer Attitudes Toward Organic, Sustainable, […]

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Gaylon M. Lawrence Jr. Acquires Iconic Heitz Wine Cellars in Napa Valley

Lawrence family to uphold the values that have defined the Heitz legacy   NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – Gaylon M. Lawrence Jr. today announced his acquisition of the iconic Napa Valley winery Heitz Cellars.   In a joint statement with Kathleen Heitz Myers, Mr. Lawrence said, “I’ve enjoyed coming to the Napa Valley for some time […]

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Vintage Wine Estates Announces New Investment Partner

AGR Partners will provide growth capital and minority equity to rising wine company   April 12, 2018 (Santa Rosa, CA). Pat Roney, CEO/President of Vintage Wine Estates announced that AGR Partners, an investment firm dedicated to food and agribusiness, has provided growth capital through a minority equity stake in the company.   “We are delighted […]

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ASEV Selects 2018 Best Enology and Viticulture Papers

DAVIS, Calif., April 2018:  The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) has selected the 2018 Best Papers, available for free at the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV). Authors will be presenting their winning papers at the Society’s 69th National Conference on June 18-21 in Monterey, California. The 2018 Viticulture Best Paper is […]

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2018 Napa Valley Grower of the Year Announced: Steve Moulds of Moulds Family Vineyards

NAPA, CA (April 5, 2018) – Oak Knoll District grapegrower Steve Moulds has been named the 2018 Napa Valley Grower of the Year. Moulds will be honored for his contributions to the Napa Valley wine industry and community on May 11 at the Napa Valley Grapegrowers 43rd Annual Dinner.   Moulds began his farming career […]

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Vinexpo Chief Executive Guillaume Deglise resigns

Bordeaux, April 5th, 2018 – Vinexpo, the international wine and spirits event, announces its Chief Executive Guillaume Deglise will be leaving the company right after the Hong Kong exhibition scheduled to take place 29 to 31 May 2018.   Guillaume Deglise will be embracing new career projects after he successfully fulfilled the goals that were […]

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Don’t Score My Wine; Decode Me a Grape!: Wine Writer Takes a Snapshot of Oregon Wine Biz

A Portland tune-meister penned the song Peel Me a Grape. It’s a song of commanding sorcery — at least as Dianna Krall sings it.   “I like that song, but it didn’t get me here”, says Kenneth Friedenreich, author of Oregon Wine Country Stories: Decoding the Grape, soon out from Arcadia Publishing and History Press, […]

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Robert Mondavi Winery and the James Beard Foundation Announce 5-Year Scholarship for Wine Study

OAKVILLE, Calif. (April 2, 2018) – Napa Valley icon Robert Mondavi Winery, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, has created a five-year scholarship for the advancement of wine education in the U.S. From 2018 to 2022, the James Beard Foundation Robert Mondavi Memorial Scholarship will award $10,000 annually to an aspiring culinary or wine […]

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David Galzignato Appointed General Manager & Senior Winemaker At Provenance Vineyards In Napa Valley

Napa, Calif. (March 29, 2018) – David Galzignato is returning to Napa, where he gained favorable notice while helping craft wines at several iconic wineries, as the newly appointed Senior Winemaker and General Manager at Rutherford’s Provenance Vineyards.   Most recently he has served as Winemaker at boutique winery Jada Vineyards in Paso Robles, making […]

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