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NEWS ALERT: Pernod Ricard Makes Major Wine Play With Kenwood Acquisition

Pernod Ricard USA, which has made a concerted effort to build its wine business in recent years as other leading U.S. spirits marketers have largely culled their own wine operations, has agreed to acquire Sonoma Valley’s Kenwood Vineyards from F. Korbel & Bros. for an undisclosed price. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 24, 2014

Exclusive: Treasury Relaunches Souverain, Adds New North Coast Wines

Treasury Wine Estates has revamped California wine brand Souverain, aiming to reinvigorate a label historically known as a reliable, value-oriented Sonoma producer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 11, 2014

California Grape Crush Sets New Record

California posted another record winegrape crush in 2013, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service preliminary harvest report. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 11, 2014

California Wineries Confront Historic Drought, Reports Wine Spectator

Winemaker Elias Fernandez saw something in January that he’d never seen before in three decades: the bottom of the reservoirs at Shafer Vineyards in Napa Valley. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 22, 2014

Duckhorn, Trinchero Tussle Over Duck Commander Wines

Napa-based Duckhorn Wine Company is suing Trinchero Family Estates over the latter’s recently introduced Duck Commander brand of wines, alleging that Duck Commander’s name and motif infringe on the Duckhorn trademark. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 27, 2013

Wine Spectator: West Coast Wineries Are Up For Sale, Quietly

With buyers snapping up leading California wineries Qupé, Araujo, Clos Pegase and Mayacamas in recent months, and other players investing in Oregon and Washington, it may seem like the market for wineries is suddenly hot again on the West Coast. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 13, 2013

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