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Sommeliers Choice Awards will be gathering the latest news about the ins and outs of the wine industry. We’ll be updating this blog daily covering all prime announcements and stories of wineries, vineyards and more
Wine has gained wide-scale penetration across the globe. Its popularity is attributed to its affordable pricing along with fine taste. Online sales of wine have made it exceptionally affordable and accessible to consumers, regardless of their location
The Los Angeles-based company expects the 5 million shares up for grabs to be priced between $14 and $16 each, targeting a $263 million valuation, Reuters reports.
Supply chain breakdowns have hit every industry imaginable, though particularly electronics. Compounding supply and demand irregularities during the pandemic are labor issues as the world comes out of it.
The round was led by Next Coast Ventures and joined by privately owned WX Brands, venture debt partner Silicon Valley Bank and multiple private individual investors
Fairwinds Estate Winery claims one of its insurers refuses to pay on a policy purchased shortly before the winery was destroyed by last year’s fire
Grey Poupon announced the launch of its very own mustard seed-infused wine. Just one day later, every bottle had been sold.
Start your rain dances now, Californians. The most extensive severe drought in the US progressed into its second “water year,” or one year of recorded rainfall, on Oct. 1. It was the second-driest water year on record, with CA reservoir capacity dropping from 93% last fall to 60% of the historical average currently.
InVintory, the wine platform that is reshaping how collectors engage with wine and track their bottles, has officially launched in the US. The app offers two products, Aspire and Prestige. Aspire includes InVintory’s original suite of features, among them a label scanner to easily upload bottles, custom tags to categorize wines, and a memories journal to capture special moments.
Challenges that the vine has already faced in the past, winning those with the climate, but also losing the one with Phylloxera, at least in Europe. In the end, it has always been science, or rather genetics, to save the vine
A Camden County vineyard is teaching people how to grow grapes with the hopes that it will provide a boost to the wine industry.
Harvest is entering its final weeks, and on the heels of a disastrous 2020, grapegrowers can't believe their luck.
Halfway through “While the City Sleeps,” a 1956 film noir directed by Fritz Lang, actor George Sanders is sitting in a booth with Ida Lupino in a stylish, vaguely tropical New York restaurant. Before him on the table are two deep, glass goblets, each with a small peach nestled inside.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed three bills that will relax restrictions for wineries on opening an extra tasting room, pouring wine into consumer containers and promoting charitable contributions.
Restaurants are back, French rosés are back, and old people are more important to the wine industry than ever.
After a rough 2020, most Champenois had great hopes for 2021. And, if sales have almost bounced back to the 2019 levels, it’s been a rough year in the vineyard.
For high-quality winemaking, producers need three main things: warm temperatures, no frost, and no extreme heat. California produces about 85% of the wine made in the U.S., and holds about 12% of the global wine market.
A wine bottle believed to have been aboard HMS Bounty when the ship was commandeered by a rebel crew has sold for £2,200 at auction.
Wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd has launched the ultimate in Christmas luxury this year, with the release of its personal wine cellar gift, which includes a visit to the store to create your ideal fine wine collection.
After years of baking temperatures and high sugars, James Lawrence welcomes a return to classic wine styles
Since Nicole was a breakout star on the original series, her fame and success continued on long after the show came to an end. Nicole used her fame to take on different business ventures over the years
Rob Hollands, managing director of SharpEnd, tells db how drinks brands are em
bracing connected packaging ( connected packaging transforms products into digital touchpoints, delivering experiences through triggers like augmented reality, NFC tags & QR codes ) as a way to connect with consumers and tell their brand stories.
Et Fille releasing their new “Stem and Root” bottle meant to encourage education for girls in for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
In past years, Melon was considered a neutral wine lacking in complexity, but over the years, with a return to better farming practices, the wines have gained a new following.
Oregon's record-setting heat this year came at the perfect time: after flowering, but before veraison, when the nascent grapes were still small hard green berries and the vines were best equipped to handle it
Consumer spending on domestic wine, including bulk imports, increased 10% versus last year to $51.8 billion in the 12 months ended August, market research firm bw166 reported.
The Sonoma CountyVintners Foundation announces its 2021 Sonoma County Wine Auction (SCWA) has raised over $1.7 million for the SonomaCounty community the auction’s inception $39 million has been raised, making a positive direct local impact on literacy, education, health, and human services, the environment, and arts and culture.