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Taking a cue from craft beer, local cidermakers are touting their artisanal bent. The result? Sales are up.
Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute has launched its wine industry scholars program.
The increase in dollar value reflected the global trend placed on higher-priced premium bottles.
Carla Bosco of Bouchaine Vineyards in Napa has been elected chairman of the Carneros Wine Alliance.
The area reached an average of almost $3,000 per ton for 2016, continuing a trend created toward high value that vintners have placed on the region’s grapes.
The Sonoma County Vintners have hired Ben Neuman as their compliance manager.
Kirk Venge has joined Summers Estate Winery as a consulting winemaker at the Calistoga winery. That and other news from California’s wine industry.
Bill Newlands’ career includes such local wine companies as the former Healdsburg-based Beam Inc.
Continuing an expansion that has lasted more than 20 years, U.S. wine shipments grew 2.8 percent in volume last year even as competition increased from cheaper-priced imports.
When people see vineyards with “wet feet,” they often inundate vintners and growers with “whether” questions, like whether vines are harmed by being in or under water.