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Florida's hidden wine treasure chest

Published:  27 June, 2022

Tampa, Florida, isn’t exactly known for its rollicking wine scene. While a unique culinary mix takes inspiration from early European invaders and African immigrants in the 16th century, wines are often simple to go with local saltwater fare or take a back seat to tequila-based drinks.

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Drizly grows online sales

Published:  25 May, 2022

Uber’s buyout of US-based third-party alcohol delivery platform Drizly was finalised in October 2021. Following her recent appearance at Vinexpo America, Drizly COO Cathy Lewenberg spoke to Jo Gilbert about what the future of drinks delivery looks like and whether the model could translate to the UK.

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Washington State tasting to feature Jamie Goode masterclass

Published:  12 April, 2022

The Washington State Wine Commission is bringing 21 of its brands to London to meet trade and media professionals on 9 May 2020.

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Vinexpo New York marks post-Covid return with Drinks America debut

Published:  14 March, 2022

Re-opening last Wednesday 9 March, at Manhattan’s Javits Center, Vinexpo America returned following a year’s pandemic closure. For the first time, this trade-only, France-based gathering expanded its reach by debuting Drinks America, which added to its 380 exhibitors with products from 30 countries including spirits, beers, and a range of Japanese products.

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Justerini & Brooks adds Napa brand to its portfolio

Published:  17 November, 2021

Vine Hill Ranch in Napa Valley has become the newest agency in the Justerini & Brooks portfolio. The 70 acre estate, nestled between Harlan Estate and Dominus, was purchased by the Phillips family over 60 years ago, replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon in the aftermath of phylloxera.

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EU awards Willamette Valley Wines PGI status

Published:  19 July, 2021

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA) has been awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status and protection by the European Union (EU).

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Charles Krug makes UK debut

Published:  06 July, 2021

Napa Valley winery Charles Krug has appointed Top Selection to distribute its wines in the UK, marking the first time the producer will export to the UK in its 160 year history.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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