Senate Tax Bill Includes Relief for Craft Beverage Producers

As we went to press, the House was in the midst of a four-hour debate on the Republican tax bill.  Meanwhile, across the Capitol in the Senate, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) succeeded in inserting the Continue reading

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Michael David Winery Purchases DeLuca Vineyard

The historic 160-acre DeLuca Vineyard property is on the eastern edge of the Lodi sub-appellation of Clements Hills.

This property has been in the DeLuca family since 1961.  Louis DeLuca planted the vineyard of own-rooted head trained Zinfandel in 1961 from cuttings of another family Old Vine Zinfandel property down the road.  Before long, fruit from this ranch was sold to multiple wineries and continued this way for over forty years.  In 2004 Michael David Winery started purchasing fruit from this vineyard for their growing 7 Deadly Zins program and by 2009 started absorbing the entire production. Continue reading

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Craft + Estate to Import Leclerc Briant to U.S.

Craft + Estate, a member of Winebow Group, said it has been named exclusive U.S. importer of Leclerc Briant, the pioneering Champagne house in Épernay. Continue reading

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NC Start-Up Signs Southern Glazer’s for 7 States

It took Social House Vodka just 90 days to achieve distribution in 150 liquor stores in North Carolina.  Of course, Social House was a North Carolina business, and the 150 stores were all retail Continue reading

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Tom of Finland Wines Debuts in U.S.

Tom of Finland Wines (, a new label created in tribute to the legacy and artwork of Touko Laaksonen, Continue reading

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Fetzer Vineyards Honored by UN for Climate Change Work

Fetzer Vineyards was the only wine company among 19 global enterprises to receive a “Momentum for Change” Climate Solutions Award for climate action at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23) this week. Continue reading

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