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TOP NEWS US alcohol consumption shifts back towards the on-trade Will the growth of ecommerce cannibalise sales or offer incremental value? Cult wine for under $15? Depends on lawsuits. Hot Brands And Instagram Are Fueling Rosé Wine’s Phenomenal Growth Rate In The US Market [paywall?] Women Now Drink As Much As Men — Not So […]

Stoneboat Vineyards announces new owners

NEWS RELEASE   [Oliver, BC] The Verhoeff Group of Companies announces the purchase of Stoneboat Vineyards located on the Black Sage Bench in Oliver, BC. The business continues to be family-owned, changing hands from Julie and Lanny Martiniuk to the Verhoeff family.   Led by husband-wife duo Kyla Richey and Rudy Verhoeff, the new owners […]

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CAWG Urges Repeal of Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards

NEWS RELEASE   SACRAMENTO, June 10, 2021 – The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (board) on June 9 held an emergency meeting to take testimony from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Cal/OSHA and stakeholders regarding the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 emergency temporary standards (ETS). During this extraordinary meeting, CAWG Director of Government Relations Michael […]

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NABI Joins Statement to Lift U.S. and EU Retaliatory Tariffs on Products Unrelated to Transatlantic Trade Disputes

NEWS RELEASE   The National Association of Beverage Importers (NABI), Washington, DC, the only nation-wide association representing importers of wine, distilled spirits, and beer, today joined 112 other United States and European Union organizations representing a plethora of products and commodities in urging and reiterating the call for the permanent removal of tariffs on sectors […]

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2017 Fantinel Borgo Tesis Chardonnay (Italy)

2017 Fantinel Borgo Tesis Chardonnay (Italy)   Lots of mineral character on the nose…citrus, pear, and maybe a hint of banana (but only barely). Crisp finish.   Enjoyable!   Purchased on sale for $13.99 (originally $21.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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TOP NEWS Hard seltzer consumption slows as consumers head back to bars Napa wine group Duckhorn Portfolio reports 31% jump in Q3 sales AlcBev Companies Earned Billions From Underage Drinking. Wine Ranks distant 3rd It’s Cult Versus Cult in the Napa Valley Wine sales and tourism are soaring. But Bay Area wineries could have trouble […]

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TOP NEWS California’s Grand Cru Vineyards Emerge The Allocation Game is Out of Control Pix Launches The Drop, an Online Wine Discovery Magazine Delaware Set to Ban Hundreds of Kosher Wines Are Napa Valley Grape Prices Sustainable? Digital media not very effective in generating club memberships except for 25-to-100k case wineries California, ‘America’s garden,’ is […]

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CAWG Foundation Awards $34,000 in Student Scholarships

NEWS RELEASE   SACRAMENTO, June 8, 2021 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $34,000 in college scholarships to seven students. The scholarships are awarded annually to students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower.   “The CAWG Foundation is honored to award these scholarships and […]

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2018 Bodegas Care Tinto Sobre Lías (Spain)

2018 Bodegas Care Tinto Sobre Lías (Spain)   75% Garnacha, 25% Syrah   Deep red in color…..lots of violets and sweet plum notes. Smooth palate with a teeny bit of spice on the finish.   Pleasant!   Purchased on sale for $11.99 (originally $14.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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TOP NEWS Vintage Wine Estates stock began trading on Nasdaq this morning Winc buys Natural Merchants, organic and vegan wine seller Meet the Woman Making History on Wall Street This Week This July is looking like Hell on Earth for Western wildfires Machines Can Help Wine Grape Industry Survive Labor Shortage Ecommerce and RTDs to […]

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