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Champagne Bollinger Names New General Manager

Société Jacques Bollinger (SJB) announced this week that the company has named Charles-Armand de Belenet as the general manager of Champagne Bollinger, effective Sept. 5. de Belenet, 46, brings with him 20 years of experience in...

Why The 2015 Beaujolais Vintage Could Be The Best Since 1947

The King of Beaujolais liked what he tasted from 2015. Legendary French winemaker and merchant Georges Duboeuf was on hand Wednesday to present his company’s 2015 Beaujolais vintage of small-batch Domaine and Chateau Cru wines....

Don And Sons Custard Chardonnay

Don and Sons has announced a new wine, their 2013 Custard Chardonnay. This "comfort wine" is rich and creamy on the nose, according to the company, with flavors of toasted almond and vanilla derived from six months of French-oak aging. Predominant tasting notes...

The State of Merlot, 15 Years After ‘Sideways’

It has now been 15 years since the release of the Alexander Payne hit film “Sideways.” Many credited this movie with killing merlot sales when Miles Raymond, played by actor Paul Giamatti, proclaimed “If...

9 Trends Driving Wine Sales in 2016

This year in wine will be determined by a number of emerging and established trends. Most notably, perhaps, is the rise of Millennials (especially women) as a major demographic of wine drinkers. But so...

By the Glass: Unlucky in Love but Lucky in Wine

Verona is home to many things, like an authentic ancient Roman arena that’s still hosting events after two thousand years and a not-so-authentic Juliet’s balcony, modeled after Shakespeare’s tragic heroine. The city is also...

Gallo Releases Data On Consumer Wine Drinking

E & J Gallo Winery's Consumer Wine Trends Survey asked where, when and how Americans are enjoying wine. From the press release:   MODESTO, Calif., Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world's...

‘Drink ‘728’ on 7/28’ Celebrates Pinot Noir, Fiddlestix Vineyard

Fiddlehead Cellars, a boutique producer of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, is pleased to announce the fourth annual “Drink ‘728’ on 7/28,” a celebration Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. Their flagship Pinot Noir...

The Best Wines of 2015

As 2016 approaches, we look back at the best wines reviewed by our national operator/retailer panel in 2015. The panel this past year tasted and rated sauvignon blanc, malbec, merlot, rosé, and American cabernet sauvignons. The...

3 Emerging Alcohol Trends in 2016

As a brand strategist at a food and beverage agency, I have an insatiable appetite for curiosity in culture and consumer behavior. I have to - it’s part of my job. But more importantly,...