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Beckstoffer Vineyards restructures family’s farming & vineyard operations

NEWS RELEASE – December 7, 2020 Andy Beckstoffer of Beckstoffer Vineyards today announced the restructuring of his family’s farming and vineyard operations, separating the farming operations from vineyard ownership. Beckstoffer Vineyards will continue to own all vineyards under the family trust.   A new Corporation, Beckstoffer Vineyards Farming Services Company, will be formed to operate […]

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Constellation & Gallo sign FTC agreement to allow $1.03 billion asset deal

  CONSTELLATION BRANDS AND E. & J. GALLO SIGN AGREEMENT WITH FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION STAFF RELATING TO CONSENT ORDER ON PENDING TRANSACTION; CONSTELLATION PROVIDES BUSINESS UPDATE FOR FISCAL 2021   VICTOR, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2020 – Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that it and E. & […]

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Former Treasury Wine Estates CEO to take helm of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

NEWS RELEASE Ste. Michelle Wine Estates October 28, 2020   WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Ste. Michelle Wine Estates announces the retirement of Jim Mortensen, President and CEO, effective November 1, 2020.   “The opportunity to work at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates was a wonderful privilege. I am immensely proud of the work this organization has accomplished,” […]

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Saving Venge Vineyards, in the owner’s own words and photos

The Glass Fire in Northern Napa and Sonoma Valleys is contained now and headed for the record books — even as Red Flag Fire Warnings are currently extended because of possible new dangers from low humidity and new Diablo winds — hot, dry,  how howling gusts out of the Northeast sometimes topping 90 mph at […]

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Owner of Copa di Vino comments on Shark Tank wine scammer

  James Martin, owner, CEO and Founder of Copa di Vino, emailed Wine Industry Insight a statement on the Shark Tank wine scammer:   “Joseph Falcone did not pitch Copa di Vino on Shark Tank, nor was he ever an investor in the product. I was the only person to appear on the show on […]

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Napa/Sonoma #Glassfire Resources & News Links

Note: This page is being updated as new links are found. Please email WII Editor Lewis Perdue with relevant, informative Twitter and other links to include.   Real-Time Data National Interagency Fire Center (best overall map for updated fire coverage.) Sonoma County Evacuation Zone Map Napa County Evacuation Zone Map North Bay Web Cameras Wind […]

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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 […]

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

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

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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, […]

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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 […]

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