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Enough with the wine and food pairings already, because you're not helping the cause

Enough with the wine and food pairings already, because you're not helping the cause | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Since you don't have any cheese, I assume you don't have any wine pairings either? The Wine Curmudgeon's thoughts about pairing wine and food have evolved
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Lodi Wine Harvest a Bit Early and Light

Lodi Wine Harvest a Bit Early and Light | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
 
Clusters of old-vine Zinfandel undergo véraison in early July in Marian’s Vineyard, located south of the city of Lodi. (Source: Lodi Native/Facebook)

Lodi, Calif.—The coming wine grape harvest in California’s Lodi AVA looks to be slightly early and about average in quantity, according to growers there.
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E. & J. Gallo Announces Purchase of Historic Sonoma County Winery

E. & J. Gallo Announces Purchase of Historic Sonoma County Winery | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Wine Industry News for Jul 20, 2015
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Gallo, Barefoot Dominate Off-Premise Sales

Gallo, Barefoot Dominate Off-Premise Sales | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
 


San Rafael, Calif.—E. & J. Gallo Winery and Constellation Brands own half of the wine brands on the list of top 20 labels sold off-premise. The same two companies also account for almost half of the nearly $4 billion in sales by the top 20 brands. (Click here for the full list.)

The top 20 off-premise wine brands generate $3.89 billion in sales, which is about 41% of the entire off-premise market, as measured by IRI, the Chicago, Ill.-based market-research firm. Five companies with more
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Packaging Innovations Abound As Winemakers Look To Tap New Audiences - Shanken News Daily

Intent on targeting a wider range of drinking occasions and demographic groups, wine marketers are increasingly looking beyond the traditional glass bottle when it comes to packaging their wares. Single-serve wine offerings are becoming popular within outdoor and sporting event … Continue reading →
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Domestic Sparklers Thriving, As Barefoot Bubbly Races Toward Top Of Category - Shanken News Daily

Domestic Sparklers Thriving, As Barefoot Bubbly Races Toward Top Of Category - Shanken News Daily | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
While imports have driven much of sparkling wine’s U.S. growth lately, domestic offerings are also flourishing, increasing 7% to 9.35 million cases in 2014, with their total about 2 million cases higher than the import segment. Seven of the top … Continue reading →
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2014 California Wine Sales Grow 4.4% by Volume and 6.7% by Value in the U.S. - The Wine Institute

2014 California Wine Sales Grow 4.4% by Volume and 6.7% by Value in the U.S. - The Wine Institute | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
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The 10 Most Frequently Purchased Sauvignon Blanc In The USA

The 10 Most Frequently Purchased Sauvignon Blanc In The USA | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
We’ve partnered up with the folks over at Vivino to uncover what America is drinking! Over the past 6 months we’ve tracked, recorded, and analyzed the most ...
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Shanken News Daily: Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

To earn Hot Brand status, wines must have achieved double-digit growth in each of the past three years
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E. & J. Gallo Winery Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights For Luxury Italian Wine Brand, Pieropan

E. & J. Gallo Winery Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights For Luxury Italian Wine Brand, Pieropan | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
MODESTO, Calif., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today that it has been...
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Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction Slips Through to New Record of $6 Million

Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction Slips Through to New Record of $6 Million | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
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Unpretentious Millennials Are Changing the Way We Drink Wine, Barefoot's CMO Says

Unpretentious Millennials Are Changing the Way We Drink Wine, Barefoot's CMO Says | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
When it comes to successful family businesses, it's hard to find a more American example than E&J Gallo. Now in its 81st year, the winery is the largest on earth (16,000 acres in California) whose 60 brands have a lock on nearly a quarter of the U.S. wine market—and it's still being run by the family.
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Tales of the Cocktail 2015: Miami Takeover in New Orleans

Tales of the Cocktail 2015: Miami Takeover in New Orleans | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Another Tales of the Cocktail is over, and Miami bartenders and spirits professionals are back in town after spending nearly a week in the Big Easy drinking, eating, learning, and networking. This year's Tales of the Cocktail had a large Miami contingent, with dozens of South Florida's finest taking part...
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MacMurray Estate Vineyards 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris - A Pinot Grigio For The Haters | VinePair

MacMurray Estate Vineyards 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris - A Pinot Grigio For The Haters | VinePair | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Pinot Grigio can be polarizing and it has many haters, but this Pinot Grigio will cool even the hottest hater's hate.
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#MacMurrayEstate #PinotGris: A Pinot Grigio for the Haters. #wine #iworkhere

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Gallo Acquires Napa Valley Vineyards

Gallo Acquires Napa Valley Vineyards | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
MODESTO, Calif., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- An affiliate of E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today...
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Wine of the week: MacMurray Ranch, 2013 Russian

Wine of the week: MacMurray Ranch, 2013 Russian | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
The pinot noir grape has had a fanatical following for many centuries.
That’s
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Wine of the week: Edna Valley Vineyard, 2013

Wine of the week: Edna Valley Vineyard, 2013 | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
When Joe Ibrahim was a kid, his parents gave him “The Winemaker’s
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E. & J. Gallo Announces Acquisition Of J Vineyards & Winery - The Business Journals

E. & J. Gallo Announces Acquisition Of J Vineyards & Winery - The Business Journals | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
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Wine of the week: Frei Brothers, 2013 Russian

Wine of the week: Frei Brothers, 2013 Russian | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Michael Eddy never expected be a matchmaker, but now that he’s a
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Winemakers Debate Optical Sorting

Winemakers Debate Optical Sorting | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
 
Attendees compare wines made from grapes that passed through an optical sorting machine with those that didn’t Wednesday at the Innovation + Quality conference held at Charles Krug Winery.

St. Helena, Calif.—An optical sorter could easily be the next de rigueur accessory on the well-financed crush pad of a premium winery, but some winemakers aren’t convinced.
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E&J Gallo to psychoanalyse tweets of Apothic Red drinkers

E&J Gallo to psychoanalyse tweets of Apothic Red drinkers | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
E&J Gallo is ramping up its marketing activity for its Apothic Red wine brand by aiming to psychoanalyse consumers on social media after seeing UK sales double in 2014.
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A man who helped make Prosecco an international phenomenon and the challenges he faces

A man who helped make Prosecco an international phenomenon and the challenges he faces | The Wino and I Know | Scoop.it
Above: in late 2014, legacy Prosecco producer Primo Franco celebrated thirty years since he took over at his family's winery, Nino Franco. "The Italians are a victim of their own success," said Bri...
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