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Sommeliers Offer California Wine and Food Pairing Tips During Restaurant Month

Sommeliers Offer California Wine and Food Pairing Tips During Restaurant Month

Discover New Varietals and Regions on Wine Lists Around the State SAN FRANCISCO — January is California Restaurant Month, when participating eateries across the state offer special menus and fabulous great-value meals that showcase the Golden State’s incredible cuisine and culinary talent. California is the nation’s top agricultural state producing more than 100 winegrape varieties […]

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2019 DTC Wine Symposium Sponsors to Preview New Products & Services

2019 DTC Wine Symposium Sponsors to Preview New Products & Services

Napa, CA, January 9, 2019 – The trade show at the 2019 Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium will feature an array of new products and services designed to help wineries succeed in the DTC marketplace. These will be revealed at the 12th annual summit, January 23-24, 2019, at the Hilton Concord Hotel in Concord, California. […]

VanWineFest Tickets on Sale January 9

VanWineFest Tickets on Sale January 9

Trade events on sale January 23 VANCOUVER, BC (December 18, 2018) — The 41st Vancouver International Wine Festival returns for an eight-day celebration of wine and food February 23 to March 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues around Metro Vancouver. The 2019 festival features 160 wineries participating in 54 events. This year, the […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 11

Afternoon Brief, December 11

Holiday Horror Stories from the Land of Retail: When trouble strikes in retail, it’s often during the holidays. The two-week period around Christmas and New Year’s Eve is the biggest time of year for wine sales in the U.S…

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Afternoon Brief, December 7

Afternoon Brief, December 7

Gloomy Outlook for Smaller Wineries: Wine consumption in the US is leveling off, but wine prices continue to rise. Total visits to wineries dropped after California’s wildfires and that part of the tourist industry hasn’t recovered. Plus, a recession is looming …

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Wine Institute Launches Mobile Version of DiscoverCaliforniaWines.com

Wine Institute Launches Mobile Version of DiscoverCaliforniaWines.com

Consumer/Trade/Media Website for U.S. and International Audiences Gets Major Upgrade SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute has relaunched its DiscoverCaliforniaWines.com consumer website as a comprehensive resource on California wines, wineries and planning a tour to California wine country. The website is available for the U.S. and customized for top export markets in nine localized and foreign […]

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Wine Institute and Compli Launch Wholesale Rules Compliance Portal

Wine Institute and Compli Launch Wholesale Rules Compliance Portal

New Wholesale Rules Portal Provides Wineries with Up-To-Date Information on Three-Tier Compliance San Francisco – Wine Institute and Compli have collaborated to launch a members-only portal that provides state-by-state compliance information for wineries that sell through the three-tier system. This brand-new resource, which aggregates wholesale rules, documents and forms, is located on the Wine Compliance Rules website launched earlier […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 12

Afternoon Brief, November 12

North Coast Wineries Bullish on Organic Grapes to Drive Growth: Walk down the aisle at the local Whole Foods Market or any other similar grocer. Almost everywhere you look, there are organic products on prominent display, from lettuce to macaroni and cheese to ice cream. But over at the wine section? Not so much…

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California Wine 2018 Harvest Report

California Wine 2018 Harvest Report

Slow and Steady Growing Season Brings Excellent Quality Across the State SAN FRANCISCO — Following a long growing season characterized by moderate temperatures throughout the spring and summer, California’s 2018 harvest played out like a dream for winegrowers in regions across the state. Harvest began anywhere from 10 days to three weeks later than in 2017, and […]

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VanWineFest Tickets Now on Sale

VanWineFest Tickets Now on Sale

Discounted tickets & Gold Pass on sale November 1 to December 15 VANCOUVER, BC (October 25, 2018) — Starting November 1 at 9:30 a.m., wine lovers can save $9 off International Festival Tasting tickets for the 41st Vancouver International Wine Festival. And if they book one of 37 downtown hotels available through StayVancouverHotels.com their ticket is free, a saving of up […]

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2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival Announces 160 Wineries from 15 Countries, Featuring California Wines

2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival Announces 160 Wineries from 15 Countries, Featuring California Wines

VANCOUVER, BC (October 3, 2018) — The Vancouver International Wine Festival is pleased to announce the winery lineup for the 41st annual festival, which takes place February 23-March 3, 2019. The eight-day wine and food extravaganza will showcase 160 wineries from 15 countries, including 53 wineries from California, this year’s featured region. They’ll be joined by 107 wineries from around […]

Wine Institute Applauds Market Access Gains Made in U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

Wine Institute Applauds Market Access Gains Made in U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute CEO, Robert P. “Bobby” Koch, issued the following statement today in response to the announcement that the United States, Canada and Mexico have completed negotiations on a new, modernized free trade agreement to succeed NAFTA. In the agreement, Canada has agreed to resolve the ongoing dispute regarding grocery store access […]

Fifty Masters of Wine Headed to California this Fall

Fifty Masters of Wine Headed to California this Fall

Attendees from 16 Countries Will Tour State’s Regions & Wines SAN FRANCISCO — With the goal of expanding California’s wine export sales, Wine Institute will host 50 Masters of Wine (MW’s) during a comprehensive program touring the Golden State from Oct. 18-27. This project is a collaboration between Wine Institute and the London-based Institute of […]

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Chris Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards Elected Wine Institute Chairman 2018-2019

Chris Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards Elected Wine Institute Chairman 2018-2019

San Francicsco — Chris Indelicato, President and CEO of Delicato Family Vineyards, has been elected Wine Institute Board Chairman for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The election was held at Wine Institute’s 84th Annual Meeting of Members in Santa Barbara. Other board officers elected are Hank Wetzel of Alexander Valley Vineyards in Healdsburg, first vice chairman; […]

Wine Institute Commends U.S. Government’s Efforts to Improve Market Access in Canada

Wine Institute Commends U.S. Government’s Efforts to Improve Market Access in Canada

Washington D.C. — Wine Institute, the public policy advocacy association for California wineries, applauds today’s announcement that the U.S. government has requested a formal World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel against Canada to ensure that U.S. wines have equal access to British Columbia grocery store shelves. Previous WTO Consultations with the Canadian government yielded no resolution to this issue. […]