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Volcanic Wines – Magic Behind Napa’s Atlas Peak Mountain

  “Wine is one of the most civilized and natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, offering a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” — Ernest Hemingway   Only three percent of the wine grapes grown in California are grown at altitudes above 1,000 […]

Drinks design agency Denomination opens for business in San Francisco and appoints Meghan Read as Business Director

June 18, 2018 San Francisco   Award-winning drinks design agency Denomination expands into the USA with a new office opening in San Francisco – a stone’s throw from the world-famous Napa Valley wine region. The US office will be led by newly-appointed Business Director Meghan Read.   Since establishing Denomination in 2002 in Australia, co-founders […]

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ProWein 2019 Specialist Article No. 1: China’s Wine Future

While certainly few of us missed China’s rise to the position of a major economic power, that newly established prowess continues to fight the biased western preconception of wine and China. On the one hand we have the image of the Chinese wine drinker pouring cola in her Chilean Cabernet or ice cubes in his […]

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Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance Celebrates Designation As American Viticultural Area

Petaluma, California, June 4, 2018—The Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance (PGWA) celebrated its recent approval as the newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) by the U.S. Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) at a ceremony and wine tasting held at Gap’s Crown Vineyard in Penngrove, CA on Tuesday, May 29. The ceremony was held on a hilltop […]

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Sonoma Co. Winegrowers Names New Director of Sustainability

Sonoma County Winegrowers Add Sustainability Expertise   Dana Cappelloni Named Director of Sustainability and Grower Education   SANTA ROSA, Calif. (May 30, 2018) – As Sonoma County Winegrowers move closer to their goal of becoming the nation’s first 100% sustainable wine region in 2019, it is adding an experienced sustainable veteran to its team with […]

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The American Vineyard Foundation Funds $1.4 MM for Wine and Grape Industry Research in 2018

Napa, CA (May 21, 2018) – The American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) is pleased to announce new funding for twenty-four projects addressing critical viticulture and enology research needs.   The AVF relies on voluntary contributions to support ongoing projects and to provide funding for new high priority projects.   “Thanks to the generosity of nearly one-thousand grower […]

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Powerful Line-up of Keynote Speakers Announced for Women of the Vine & Spirits International Summit – London

Industry leaders gather for day devoted to fostering women’s leadership in the alcohol beverage industry.   May 10, 2018 (New York, NY) – Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world’s leading women’s organization dedicating to advancing and empowering women in the alcohol beverage industry has announced its lineup of keynote speakers for first-of-its-kind gathering […]

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Wine Executive News Access Links

(1) Long-time subscribers (CCBill)  should click this link. (2) Stripe payment system subscribers   should click this link. Why two billing systems? Because our billing company of the past nine years was bought by a company that does not accept American Express, we have had to change our subscription process, and the method of accessing premium […]

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Owner of Texas’s Ron Yates Wines and Spicewood Vineyards dies

From the office of Ronald F. Yates, Attorney at Law: Yates, Crow & Dudley:   We are sad to inform you that Ronald Yates Sr. passed away March 3rd.   If you are a law firm client, please contact his associate Don Crow at crowlaw@ctlt.net .   If you are needing help with Ron Yates Wines […]

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The Key to Success in the Canned Wine Market is a Single Serving Sized 187mL Sparkling Wine

  (Napa, CA) Wine in a can is going through an intense growth phase at the moment. In a recent Neilsen omnibus study, canned wine growth significantly outpaced all other wine packaging options. Its overall dollar percentage increase in 2017 was an extraordinary 59.5% vs. just 3.3% in the traditional 750mL bottle format. Is this […]

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