Stories from Wine Business

The Rhône Room, which specializes in wines from the Rhone region of France, will close its doors on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The U.S. House on Jan. 16 passed legislation that would allow North Coast grape growers to tap emergency funding to compensate them for losses incurred because of smoke taint in 2018.
The Sonoma County Winegrowers trade group has unveiled an app allowing users to scan the label of locally produced wines to learn more about them.
Two former Apple executives have acquired the Brand winery and its vineyards in Napa Valley, known for its Bordeaux varietals grown at an elevation of almost 1,600 feet.
Statewide grape crop report may be delayedThe annual statewide grape crush report may be delayed because of the partial federal government shutdown, according to the California Association of Winegrape Growers.T
Annual Sonoma County grape grower trade show to be held this monthThe Sonoma County Winegrowers will hold its 28th annual Dollar and Sense trade show and seminar on Jan.
A meeting for grape growers in Mendocino and Lake counties will be held on Jan. 8 in Upper Lake to learn more about crop insurance.
Exported packaged wine sales downExported packaged wine over the last year declined 12.1 percent by volume at the end of October, according to a new data analysis by the consulting firm bw166.U
The $867 million federal farm bill recently passed by Congress contains provisions that will benefit the domestic wine industry.
Feds propose West Sonoma Coast wine appellationThe federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau proposed a new designated wine appellation for Sonoma County on the western portion near the coast.