Armand de Brignac

Moët Hennessy Buys Stake in Jay-Z’s Armand de Brignac

Paris-based Moët Hennessy has acquired a 50% stake in Armand de Brignac, the Champagne brand owned by entertainer Shawn Jay-Z Carter. The partnership includes a global distribution agreement. Often referred to as “Ace of Spades,” Armand de...
Coravin

Interview: Coravin CEO Christopher Ladd on Wine Trends and Innovation

Coravin changed the way we drink wine when it launched the Wine Preservation Opener in 2013. Rather than needing to finish a whole bottle soon after opening, Coravin’s technology allowed for repeated pours over...
Yunnan Province

Wine Region To Watch: China’s Yunnan Province

China’s wine production has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Notable regions include Yantai-Penglai, which produces up to 40% of China’s wine, and Ningxia, dubbed China’s Bordeaux. While these regions may be leading the way,...
Acme Fine Wines

Acme Fine Wines: Innovators in Napa Valley

Shopping at Acme Fine Wines is like buying art. Rather than case displays and aisles of products, this innovative retailer in St. Helena, Napa County, showcases a wall of wines. Around 350 individual bottles...
Rosé Wines

The Best Rosé Wines to Drink in 2021

For our first wine panel of 2021, we asked panelists to taste and rate rosé wines. This remains one of the hottest styles in the industry. The array of rosés wines our panelists reviewed also...
J. Lohr Estates Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc

J. Lohr Estates Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Shipping to markets this week is the 2020 vintage of the J. Lohr Estates Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc. Hailing from J. Lohr’s sustainably farmed estate vineyards in Monterey, the 2020 vintage will feature the Certified California Sustainable...

TTB Approves New Sizes for Canned Wine

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has added three new can sizes to the standard of fill for packaging canned wine: 200-ml., 250-ml. and 355-ml. This comes as alternative packaging continues to gain...

Gallo Completes Purchase of More Than 30 Brands From Constellation

E. & J. Gallo Winery today announced that it has completed the acquisition of more than 30 wine brands from Constellation Brands. The closing of the agreement between Gallo and Constellation was approved by the...

Our Favorite Wines We Drank in 2020

For the final round of Beverage Dynamics wine reviews in 2020, we asked our panel of independent wine professionals to recall their favorite bottles they drank in the past year. As always, these selections include...

Cupcake Vineyards, Chloe Prosecco Rosés

In January, both Cupcake Vineyards and Chloe Wine will release their first-ever prosecco rosé wines. This follows the approval earlier this year by Italy of an official Prosecco DOC Rosé. Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco Rosé, 11.5% ABV, was made in...