Monthly Archives: November 2009

All the Wine World's a Circle

     There’s nothing more important on the American agenda than education.

     It’s true in peace time.

     It’s true when we’re at war.

     And it’s doubly true when we’re fighting…

Posted in Editor's Journal

The Wine Biz Ain't What It Used to Be

     Silicon Valley Bank, a leading provider of commercial banking
services to the wine industry, has released preliminary findings for
its annual State of the Wine Industry Report for 2010-11.

     Based on in-house expertise and ongoing research among West Coast
wineries, the report reiterates the prior prediction that the market
will be slow to fully recover, predicts year over year sales declines
for calendar year 2009, but also forecasts modest growth at the
producer level in 2010.

     The growth prediction is tempered by observations of continuing economic softness and demographic shifts that…

Posted in The Wine Business

Wines Gone Bad

     Just as bad things sometimes happen to good people, it’s possible for a bottle of wine to “go bad.”

     Because wine does not come with a “use by” date stamped on the
label, it can be difficult to detect a “bad” bottle before opening it.

     The good news is that 95 percent of all wines have absolutely
nothing wrong with them. Among bottles sealed with closures other than
cork, that percentage is closer…

Posted in Wine Cellar Notes

Trinchero Family Provides Another Reason to Be Thankful

    On this day after Thanksgiving, we bring you another story of generosity…

     A $1 million gift from Trinchero Family Estates, a family-owned
wine company in the Napa Valley, will help the University of California
at Davis build new facilities for a program that provides disease-free
rootstock to California nurseries and is of critical importance to the
grape and wine industries.

     The donation was presented to the university at a meeting of
Foundation Plant Services, a program of the U.C. Davis College of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences that produces…

Posted in Wine Buzz
Members-only Wine sampler specials delivered straight to your inbox via our Cyber Circle newsletter.