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Washington reports high quality grape harvest

Published:  05 May, 2021

Washington State has revealed a slight decrease in 2020 grape production compared to 2019, but quality is high and farmers have received an average increase of $180 per ton.


Bollinger acquires Ponzi Vineyards

Published:  08 April, 2021

The Bollinger family, owners of Champagne Bollinger and four other French estates, has announced it is acquiring Oregon’s Ponzi Vineyards.


Justerini & Brooks signs Napa’s Frog’s Leap

Published:  02 March, 2021

Justerini & Brooks has added Rutherford Frog’s Leap winery to its California portfolio.


Napa Valley Vintners launches auction of rare wines

Published:  03 February, 2021

The Napa Valley Vintners has brought together a collection of nearly 100 exclusive library wine lots for its inaugural Direct from the Cellar: Napa Valley Library Wine Auction. 


Sommlight series and crush playlist launched by Washington Wine

Published:  25 November, 2020

In moves to spread some cheer around the industry, Washington Wine has launched a new digital series called Sommlight, complete with dedicated website featuring stories from leading trade lights.


MMD ultra marathon fundraiser to raise support for California fires

Published:  24 November, 2020

Maisons Marques et Domaines (MMD) is embarking on a collaborative Ultra Marathon in order to raise funds in support of the US wineries affected by this year’s devastating wildfires.


Ste Michelle creates chief supply officer role

Published:  11 November, 2020

Ste Michelle Wine Estates has appointed ‘global wine veteran’ Stuart McNab to the newly created role of chief supply officer. 


EU and US renew calls for end to retaliatory wine tariffs

Published:  10 November, 2020

The Brussels-based CEEV (Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins) and Wine Institute of California have renewed calls for a suspension of retaliatory tariffs on wine in response to the trans-Atlantic dispute over Boeing aircraft subsidies.


US wines account for a record share of trade on Liv-ex

Published:  09 November, 2020

American wines have accounted for a record share of trade on Liv-ex so far this year, up from 2.3% in 2019 to 6.8% in 2020, according to a new Liv-ex report released today. 


Ste Michelle CEO Jim Mortensen retires

Published:  28 October, 2020

Washington State winery Ste Michelle Wine Estates has announced that its president and CEO Jim Mortensen will retire 1 November, 2020.


Washington State adds Candy Mountain to AVAs

Published:  05 October, 2020

Candy Mountain has been confirmed as Washington State’s 16th American Viticultural Area (AVA) by the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.


North South to raise wildfire funds

Published:  05 October, 2020

North South Wines is to launch a new wine in the UK from Monterey-based Scheid Family Wines as part of a drive to raise crisis funds for businesses and communities devastated by the recent wildfires in California.


Apothic adds first single-varietal to range

Published:  10 August, 2020

Premium Californian wine brand Apothic is to add its first single-varietal wine to its portfolio next month.


ABS expands Cali portfolio with Rutherford Hill Winery

Published:  04 August, 2020

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) has expanded its US portfolio with the addition of Rutherford Hill Winery in the Napa Valley, part of the Terlato family of estates. 


NVV raises £5,000 for The Drinks Trust

Published:  16 July, 2020

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has so far raised £5,000 via its fundraising initiative in support of The Drinks Trust.


Import-export webinar: A Taste of New York

Published:  10 July, 2020

Andrew Catchpole brought together leading NY state winemakers with UK merchants to explore Indie Opportunities from the Empire State


Volume uplift in US off-trade offsets on-trade sales drop

Published:  16 June, 2020

US wine volume sales look set to be flat in 2020 with the Covid-19 led surge in off-trade sales balancing out the drop in on-trade sales, according to new Wine Intelligence research.  


A Taste of New York: Indie opportunities from the Empire State

Published:  26 May, 2020

With small production and a cool climate, New York State’s leading wine producers are looking to punch above their collective weight on the world stage, with the UK singled out as the ‘shop window’ to showcase its wares.


Demand for US and Italian wines leads fine wine investment spike

Published:  26 May, 2020

BI, the fine wine and spirits merchant, has reported something of a boom in its fine wine sales during the era of coronavirus, with sales of both US and Italian wine leading the pack.


Wine sales in US maintain pre-pandemic levels

Published:  06 May, 2020

Wine sales in the US have nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels after an early spike in online sales, according to a new US Covid-19 Impact Report from Wine Intelligence.