Benziger Family Winery Sold

From The Press Democrat: Benziger Family Winery, founded more than 30 years ago by a pioneering Sonoma Valley wine family who helped bring green farming practices into the mainstream, is being sold to one of the world’s largest producers of low-priced wines. The Wine Group, the world’s third-largest wine company with such budget brands as… Continue reading Benziger Family Winery Sold

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Recollections From London RAW

The annual RAW natural wine fair, held in London’s East End each May, is quickly turning into a force of nature. This year, over 4,000 people attended the two day tasting event, showing that interest in organic, biodynamic and natural wines continues to build among mainstream wine aficionados. To show at RAW, winemakers must meet… Continue reading Recollections From London RAW

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Burgundy’s Grande Dame, Anne-Claude Leflaive Dies

From Wine-Searcher: Pioneering Burgundy winemaker Anne-Claude Leflaive has died at her Burgundy home at the age of 59. The celebrated Puligny-Montrachet producer leaves an indelible print on Domaine Leflaive, having converted its vineyards to biodynamic practices during her tenure. Anne-Claude joined the family business in 1990, before taking sole responsibility for the domaine in 1993.… Continue reading Burgundy’s Grande Dame, Anne-Claude Leflaive Dies

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Highlights From The David Bowler Tasting

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Cascina degli Ulivi

Some organic winemakers evolved as the movement gained recognition, while others come from families that never used pesticides for financial or philosophical reasons. But few have had the experience Stefano Bellotti of Cascina degli Ulivi recounts. It was the early Eighties and Stefano had gone from organic to biodynamic, but this was decidedly out of… Continue reading Cascina degli Ulivi

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Organic Wine And The American Wine Consumer

The Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute released a new annual study they’ve started conducting about American wine consumption. Here are their findings for 2014 as relates to organic wine: Though the Organic Trade Association reports that 41% of American consumers are now buying organic food, this number is not as high with organic beverages.… Continue reading Organic Wine And The American Wine Consumer

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Daniele Ricci

The ‘critically important’ trait that makes a CEO successful, according to a Stanford economics professor CEOs who have one “critically important” trait in common: They pay attention to detail. “They’re unbelievably detail-oriented,” says Stanford economics professor Nicholas Bloom in a WNYC “Freakonomics Radio” podcast. “That’s one of the big ingredients of their success.”   Bloom points… Continue reading Daniele Ricci

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