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Jackson Family Wines buys Penner-Ash

California wine giant Jackson Family Wines has continued its expansion into Oregon having snapped up Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in the Willamette Valley.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 No Comments »

AB Inbev extends its US craft portfolio

The world’s largest brewer, AB Inbev, has added to its collection of smaller craft brewers with the purchase of Virginia-based Devils Backbone.

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 No Comments »

California has put ‘winemakers before terroir’

The terroir conversation has taken so long to come to California as the state has chosen to focus on winemakers rather than the land, according to one producer.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 2 Comments »

Louis Jadot launches Pinot Noir from Oregon

Burgundy négociant Louis Jadot has launched a wine from its first project outside France: a Pinot Noir from Oregon.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Ullom: Planting in Cali used to be like shooting a gun

Grape growers in California used to take a scattergun approach but have finally started to plant varieties in the right terroirs according to one leading winemaker.

Friday, February 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Clendenen: It’s time to kick high alcohol out of bed

Winemaker Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat has spoken of the need for California producers keen to make elegant wines to “kick high alcohol out of bed”.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 1 Comment »

Kanye West to make Californian wine

Rapacious rapper Kanye West is to make wine at the vineyard on his sprawling California estate in Hidden Hills; a gated community in the San Fernando Valley.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 No Comments »

ProWein targets the US and Asia

ProWein aims to attract more visitors for this year’s show, above all from Asia and the US, according to Michael Degen, executive director of the exhibition organiser Messe Düsseldorf.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 No Comments »

FBI investigating complaints against Premier Cru

The FBI is investigating complaints against California wine merchant Premier Cru, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this month with debts of over US$70m.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Constellation invests in pre-Prohibition distillery

Constellation Ventures has acquired a minority stake in pre-Prohibition era craft whiskey maker Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 No Comments »

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