FREE! Subscribe to News Fetch, THE daily wine industry briefing - Click Here


SPONSORED BY:

CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO

epic AD final

Click ad, above, to see how corks with TCA above 0.5 ppt can be removed from production.

Commerce7Click to learn more

Home » Archives by category » Worth A Look (Page 2)

Wine up 17.9% in off-premise channels vs same week 2019. Table wine dollars grew by 14.0%, outpaced by sparkling which was up 33.3%

Unless otherwise noted, all trends below are for Nielsen off premise channels for the week ending 9/05/20 compared to the same week in 2019.  We continue to remind our readers that we measure sales in specific off premise channels, and that the impact of the health crisis on sales is uneven across companies in the […]

Read More

Napa’s Lamborn Family Vineyards cancels 2020 vintage over wildfire smoke damage

Thanks to @wblakegray Tweet for bringing this to our attention.

Read More

Boer, Chacón Rodríguez selected as co-chairs of 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

News Release, September 10, 2020 SACRAMENTO, CA — The 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s LLC Managing Committee, which represent the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), has selected its co-chairs to lead its 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Program Development Committee.   Michael Boer, […]

Read More

Tastry Offers Testing for Smoke Taint in California Wines

NEWS RELEASE September 2, 2020 (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) Tastry™, the leading sensory sciences company, is leveraging their state-of-the-art laboratories to assist farmers and winemakers in identifying the level of damage caused by recent wildfires in California. Tastry, respected for their advanced machine learning, and analytical and flavor chemistry to match consumers to products, has […]

Read More

Echolands Winery buys Mill Creek Vineyard in Walla Walla AVA

Echolands Winery Announces Acquisition of Mill Creek in Walla Walla AVA, a 340-Acre Vineyard Site at the Foothills of the Blue Mountains – Led by Doug Frost, Master of Wine and Master Sommelier, and Conservationist Brad Bergman, Echolands is also developing 50 acres in the SeVein with a focus on biodiversity –   FOR IMMEDIATE […]

Read More

Spirits lead off-premise growth, Wine close behind. Beer dominates in cans. Wine share tiny at 1.1%: Nielsen

NOTE FROM NIELSEN: Unless otherwise noted, all trends below are for dollar sales within Nielsen U.S. off-premise channels for the one-week period ending 8/15/20 compared to the same week in 2019. We continue to remind our readers that we are only measuring some specific off premise channels, and that the impact of the health crisis […]

Read More

Weather report indicates that North Bay wine country has dodged the latest dry lightning threat

Source: Weather Channel interactive map (Click link to activate time lapse) The light green blobs moving out of the area are the weather phenomena that meteorologists considered most likely to cause dry lightning.

Read More

Wine- & tequila-based cocktails driving consumption. Spirits growth rate almost 2X as fast as vino.

Unless otherwise noted, all trends below are for dollar sales within Nielsen U.S. off-premise channels for the one-week period ending 8/1/20 compared to the same week in 2019. We continue to remind our readers that we are only measuring some specific off premise channels, and that the impact of the health crisis on sales is […]

Read More

Wine, resveratrol and COVID-19: This is how “stupid science” gets unleashed

This lurid headline came to our attention this morning:   “In Vino Veritas? Wine Can Mitigate the Symptoms of Coronavirus, Scientists Suggest”   The first tip-off of hype came because the article did not include a link to the study. That’s an indication this was yet another “miracle by association” among wine, resveratrol and health […]

Read More

Solid new data on the impact of COVID-19 on wine & other AlcBevs from veteran data guru Jon Moramarco: bw166/Gomberg & Fredrikson

Total Beverage Alcohol Advance Servings +1.8% Last 12 Months through June +More At Industry Webinar Thursday Moramarco and bw166 have released the Total Beverage Alcohol Advance for June 2020 with more to come Thursday in a wide-ranging webinar. Key industry trends through June: The bw166 Serving Index has grown +1.8% over the last twelve months […]

Read More