Enology

New Grant Cycle Opens To Fund Farmer Veterans

One piece of equipment changed it all. Ben Martin of Forest Grove, Oregon, served in the Marine Corps. After returning home from war, he pursued a career in winemaking.Ben credits a grant from Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) for making the difference in his budding wine business early on. Back in 2015, FVC awarded Ben the supplies needed to bottle his first vintage …

Survey to Identify Priorities for Washington Wine Industry Research

The Washington State Wine Commission is asking wine grape growers and wineries to fill out their 2021 research survey to help identify top wine research priorities. Washington’s viticulture and enology research program is entirely driven by the industry. The annual research survey collects industry feedback to guide the annual reevaluation of priorities by the Wine Research Advisory Committee, a subcommittee …

Viticulture Greenhouse Groundbreaking to be Livestreamed

Supporters of the Department of Viticulture and Enology at Fresno State are invited to sign up for a virtual groundbreaking event for a new campus greenhouse that was made possible thanks to a fundraising campaign initiated nearly a decade ago by the Viticulture Club. Due to COVID-19 social gathering restrictions, Fresno State Interim President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval will keynote the virtual …

What to Expect at the 2021 Virtual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

– SPONSORED CONTENT – The 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s virtual format is designed to offer you the same quality information, while being responsive to the new realities of a world facing a pandemic. Beyond making logical adaptations, we have also chosen session topics that reflect the specific challenges of the past year. We want to arm you with …

CBMTRA: Why the Tax Credits are so Important

The central element of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) is the expansion of tax credits for wine. They breakdown as follows: $1.00 tax credit on the first 30,000 gallons removed  $0.90 tax credit on gallons 30,001 to 130,000 $0.535 on gallons 130,001 to 750,000 Now why is this important? Wineries of all sizes can now take …

US Tariff on European Wines – Ciatti Co Update

Effective 12 January 2021, the US has expanded its 25% import duty increase on European wines to include French and German still wines over 14% alcohol in both bottled and bulk form, scuppering moves by suppliers to circumvent the increase by bottling in the US or importing higher-alcohol wines. The tariff hikes on these products are an expansion of the original …

Sonoma County Winegrowers to Launch U.S. Wine Industry’s First Innovation Accelerator

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Sonoma County winegrowers gathered around their laptops and computer screens to review the organization’s efforts last year and learn about the future direction from the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ president, Karissa Kruse, as the 30st annual Dollars and $ense Seminar and Trade Show went virtual for the first time Thursday morning. Additional speakers included Ray Isle, …

Mira Winery Announces Ed Thralls as President

Mira Winery, which produces a limited amount of hand crafted, all natural wines, each a singular expression of unique grapes, announced today that Ed Thralls is joining the team as President. The hiring follows the opening of Mira winery and hospitality house last fall on the 16-acre estate just south of Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley.“Ed has …

2020 Paso Robles Wine Industry Persons of the Year

Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance — We are thrilled to announce the 2020 Paso Robles Wine Industry Persons of the Year awardees, founders and owners of Peachy Canyon Winery, the Beckett Family! This award, bestowed by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance (PRWCA), annually recognizes an individual(s) who exemplify the spirit of Paso Robles Wine Country with outstanding leadership, vision, …

E. & J. Gallo Winery Completes Acquisition of Over 30 Brands From Constellation

E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of more than 30 wine brands from Constellation Brands, Inc.  The closing of the agreement between Gallo and Constellation was approved by the Federal Trade Commission on December 23, 2020. The acquisition includes well known wine brands such as Arbor Mist, Black Box, Clos du Bois, …

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