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TOP NEWS McMillan leads WineRAMP – “Got Wine” marketing effort. Direct Wine Sales Soar for US Producers Aiming to Out-search Wine Searcher? [paywall?] Who Will Pick America’s Wine Grapes? Duckhorn Buys 50 Acres in Los Carneros and the 10-Acre Red Wing Vineyard in St. Helena Gott Buys Edge Hill Winery [paywall?] It’s Time for […]

The Duckhorn Portfolio Acquires 40 Acres of the Historic Stanly Ranch in Los Carneros and the 10-Acre Red Wing Vineyard in St. Helena

NEWS RELEASE   With these acquisitions, The Duckhorn Portfolio’s Napa Valley Estate holdings now span 298 acres throughout five premier winegrowing sub-appellations.   NAPA VALLEY, Calif. – January 20, 2022 – The Duckhorn Portfolio, Inc. (NYSE: NAPA) (the “Company”) announced today that it has acquired two Napa Valley parcels totaling 40 acres of the historic […]

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2018 Domaine de Châteaumar Cuvée Bastien Grenache Côtes du Rhône (France)

2018 Domaine de Châteaumar Cuvée Bastien Grenache Côtes du Rhône (France)   100% Grenache   Beautiful dark ruby red in color….floral earthy nose….black cherries and spice on the palate.   Nice!   Purchased on sale for $17.99 (originally $21.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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TOP NEWS US Wineries Report Bumper Year Wine Shipments to Consumers Reach Record $4.2 Billion in 2021 Premium wineries rebound in 2021 but face tough sell with younger consumers: SVB Is a Glass of Wine a Day Good for Me? World Heart Federation Says No [paywall?] Pandemic labor: Men working less; women’s hours unchanged. Webinar: […]

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Gabriel-Glas North America acquired by Jonah Beer and Kaulig Capital

NEWS RELEASE   Gabriel-Glas North America has been acquired by Jonah Beer and Kaulig Capital from fellow Napa resident and founder Tempe Reichardt. Jonah Beer is an investor and Napa Valley entrepreneur.   Gabriel-Glas was founded in Austria by famed Swiss wine critic René Gabriel in 2010 after his decade-long search to design a lead-free, […]

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Californian Winemaker Linda Trotta Joins Smart Winemaking Company Board

NEWS RELEASE   Linda Trotta’s appointment to the BarrelWise board demonstrates industry demand for high tech solutions to age-old winemaking problems.   Vancouver, BC. BarrelWise Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Trotta, Director of North Coast Winemaking at WX Brands, to its Board of Directors.   In her new role, Linda will […]

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TOP NEWS Silicon Valley Bank 2022 Study Predicts Major Turning Points for Wine Vintage Wine Estates buys Meier’s Beverage Group Global Wine Market Size Expected to Reach $456 Billion In 2028 Wine’s Premium-Plus Tier On The Rise As Total Market Slips [paywall?] New report rings a desperate alarm for wine: Attract younger drinkers, or sales […]

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Vintage Wine Estates Expands Production Capabilities and Capacity with Acquisition of Meier’s Beverage Group

NEWS RELEASE   Midwest custom production facility increases supply chain efficiencies and provides platform for further growth   SANTA ROSA, Calif., January 18, 2022 — Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. (NASDAQ: VWE) (TSX: VWE.U) (TSX: VWE.WT.U) (“VWE” or the “Company”), a top 15 U.S. wine company and one of the fastest-growing wine producers in the U.S., […]

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TOP NEWS Unified Symposium: Wine and the New Now The No- and Low-Alcohol Wine Category is Booming—and Retailers Should Pay Attention Wine Vs. Cannabis: How Social Inequity Differs In Both Industries Alcohol and COVID-19: Good news for red wine drinkers, but blow for beer boozers? Total Beverage Alcohol Servings up +4.7% and Consumer Spending up […]

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Frog’s Leap Winery announces promotion of Michelle Watkins to Vice President, Sales to the Trade

NEWS RELEASE   Rutherford, California-based Frog’s Leap Winery has promoted Michelle Watkins to Vice President, Sales to the Trade.   Watkins has been with Frog’s Leap Winery for almost six years and was previously Wholesale Sales Manager. In her new role, she will manage national wholesale sales for Frog’s Leap Winery’s domestic and export markets. […]

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