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Chappellet Vineyard Appoints Master Sommelier Jay James as Director of Sales and Marketing

(St. Helena, California) – Chappellet Vineyard  is proud to announce that it has named Master Sommelier Jay James as director of sales and marketing. In this role, James will oversee both wholesale and retail sales for t...
 
 
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Legendary Wine Business Wally’s Wine & Spirits Purchased

(Los Angeles, California) – Maurice and Paul Marciano, brothers and co-founders of global denim lifestyle brand GUESS, together with renowned wine personality Christian Navarro,  announced their purchase of Wally’s...

 
 
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Villa Maria – A New Look for an Old Favorite

(New Zealand) – Villa Maria is launching an all new look after global consumer research revealed that it was time for an update to the existing labels. The family-owned New Zealand winery has responded by creating fresh n...
 
 
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Hyde de Villaine Returns to Wilson Daniels Portfolio

(St. Helena, California) – Wilson Daniels announces its renewed partnership with Hyde de Villaine (HdV). The Napa Valley winery, established in 2000, is a joint venture between Hyde vineyard manager Larry Hyde and directo...

 
 
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The Bottled Asset Fund (BAF) Acquires Biondi-Santi Wine Collection

(New York, New York) – Tuesday, May 21, The Bottled Asset Fund (BAF), the wine investment fund launched in 2010 and directed by Sergio Esposito, a leading authority on Italian wine, today announced the acquisition of a hi...
 
 
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2013 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: South Africa

Ready to taste the first wines of 2013? While vines are just flowering in Europe and North America, the Southern Hemisphere has picked, crushed and fermented this year’s crop. South African grapegrowers enjoyed a wet wint...

 
 
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A Very Berry Study Aims to Improve Wine Quality

A gene expression study of grapevine berries grown in different Italian vineyards has highlighted genes that help buffer the plants against environmental change and may explain the different quality performances of grapevine wh...
 
 
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Chinese Drinkers Looking for Less Expensive Wines

As the Chinese economy slows, new figures confirm that Chinese consumers are seeking out less expensive wine brands. Analysts Wine Intelligence found that in the first quarter of this year, 60 percent of consumers between the a...

 
 
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2013 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: Argentina and Chile

The harvest notes are out for wineries below the Equator. Wine Spectator has highlighted the various regions this past week. Argentina and Chile experienced a cool growing season, which left vintners waiting for grapes to fully...
 
 
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2013 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: Australia and New Zealand

Ready to taste the first wines of 2013? While vines are just flowering in Europe and North America, the Southern Hemisphere has picked, crushed and fermented this year’s crop. Australian vintners report that the 2012-2013...