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UK imports of Washington State wine jump 37%

Published:  20 January, 2020

UK bound exports of wines from Washington State has jumped 37% in the past five years, according to new data from the Washington State Wine Commission.


Number of US frequent wine drinkers declines

Published:  14 January, 2020

The number of US consumers drinking wine at least once a month has declined by 11 million, but overall participation in the wine category is up, according to the Wine Intelligence US Landscapes 2020 report.


Click to head sales at Ste Michelle

Published:  06 January, 2020

Wine entrepreneur Peter Click has joined Washington State winery Ste Michelle Wine Estates as vice president of international sales.


Justerini & Brooks signs distribution deal with Bodegas Tradición

Published:  03 December, 2019

Justerini & Brooks has signed a distribution deal with sherry producer Bodegas Tradición .


Valdemar becomes first solo European winery to launch in Walla Walla

Published:  28 November, 2019

Rioja producer Valdemar Family Wine Estates has opened Washington State’s first internationally owned winery in Walla Walla, marking a major milestone in the region’s evolution as an internationally recognised wine region.


Washington closes in on six new AVAs as wineries pass 1,000 mark

Published:  19 November, 2019

Washington State has edged closer to its aim of adding six new AVAs to its current roster of 14 as this Pacific North West producer continues on its fast growth trajectory.


Oregon exports to the UK on the up

Published:  13 September, 2019

Exports of Oregon wine to the UK continued to rise last year in line with increased demand for wine from the state across the world.


France rebuffs Trump on wine tax threat

Published:  29 July, 2019

Bruno Le Maire, France’s minister of finance, has rejected a threat from US President Donald Trump to impose a levy on imports of French wine into the US.


Vineyard Cellars appoints Dave Allen as new director

Published:  09 May, 2019

Vineyard Cellars has appointed Dave Allen to the role of director as the Californian fine wine merchant looks to grow its portfolio. 


China and the US drive boom in global premium wine consumption

Published:  13 March, 2019

Wine priced between $10 and $20 will be the biggest driver of value growth for still and sparkling wine over the next couple of years.


Trial scheme to plant vines on prison land is finalised

Published:  13 February, 2019

The search for new terroir in Washington State took a surprising turn last month, when plans to plant vines inside the Walla Walla State Penitentiary were finalised.


FMV adds Napa estate Rudd

Published:  13 February, 2019

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has expanded its Napa Valley portfolio with the family-owned and run Rudd Oakville Estate.


Oregon Cabernet on the rise

Published:  29 November, 2018

Internationally renowned for Pinot Noir, the quality of Oregon's Cabernet Sauvignon has now reached “unprecedented levels,” according to several producers in the state.


Differing States: US wine regions on the rise

Published:  28 November, 2018

It’s been just over a decade since North Dakota, the final state to host a winery, joined the party, adding to the substantial growth of many states’ wine tourism and consequent direct consumer sales. California’s primacy remains constant, though its share of US production continues to slide from what


US wine drinkers defined in six segments

Published:  26 November, 2018

US drinkers are changing their behaviour towards the wine category, the US Portraits 2018 from Wine Intelligence has revealed.


Napa Valley positive about harvest season

Published:  01 October, 2018

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has revealed it is optimistic about the 2018 harvest following a balanced growing season.


Growth in number of new Oregon wineries nearly doubles

Published:  24 September, 2018

The number of new wineries that opened in the US state of Oregon last year nearly doubled compared to the previous year.


Duck Pond sells out

Published:  13 September, 2018

Iconic wine estate Duck Pond Cellars has been sold to a corporate investor.


Stag’s Leap backer steps down after 17 years as president of Ste. Michelle

Published:  23 August, 2018

Ted Baseler, the man who brought Stag’s Leap winery under the auspices of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is retiring after 34 years with the company.


Guy Woodward: The debate dividing Napa Valley vintners

Published:  12 July, 2018

Driving down the bucolic Highway 29 last month, on my way into Napa Valley, I was confronted by a series of roadside placards. As the vineyards became more prevalent, so did the signs. “No on C” most of them read. “Yes on C” read a few. But what the hell was C?