Mixed Bubbles — Sparkling Wine Trends in 2020

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Sparkling wine sales are up overall, but preferences vary by style. Consumers still love the bubbly. Champagne and sparkling wine volume consumption rose about 4% in 2019, according to...

Quintessential Acquires U.S. Brands From Accolade Wines

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The wine importer Quintessential has become the custodian of all U.S.-produced wines in the Accolade Wines portfolio. This acquisition, effective Aug. 1, includes production, global sales and marketing of...

Our Wine Panel’s Favorite American Wines of 2020

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For this latest round of StateWays wine reviews, we tasked our panel of independent experts to taste and rate American wines. The write-ups below represent a wide range of styles and areas, giving readers...

Why Grape Ripeness Trumps Variety

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Newcomers often latch onto grape varieties as though wine were like ice cream: the name of the flavor sums up how the product will taste. This is understandable. Grapes...

Pink Prosecco Category Gains Approval

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Prosecco producers can soon tap into both the sparkling and rosé trends. The Prosecco DOC Consortium announced this week that the proposal to amend the disciplinary rules for producing Prosecco DOC — including...

Quintessential to Represent Accolade Wines in the U.S.

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Quintessential, a family owned-and-operated import, marketing and sales company headquartered in Napa, CA, will represent Accolade Wines in the U.S. Accolade Wines is one of Australia’s largest wine companies, with 51 brands...

America’s Fastest-Growing Wine Brands

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The 2020 StateWays Growth Brands Awards recognize the fastest-growing beverage alcohol brands in the U.S. Category Definitions » Established Growth Brands are top sellers in their category, at least five years...

Travel Report: Living The Languedoc

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While the Languedoc region of southern France has been hailed recently as a “new” source of fine wines, it’s been making wine for some 2,000 years. It’s France’s largest wine region, responsible...

The Best Old World Wines to Drink in 2020

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For this latest round of StateWays wine reviews, we tasked our panel of independent experts to drink and rate Old World wines.  The write-ups below represent a wide range of styles...

Vinitaly Postponed Until April 2021

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Another major alcohol expo has canceled its 2020 event as COVID-19 sweeps destructively across the globe. At the beginning of March, in agreement with major wine industry institutions, Vinitaly had decided to postpone the 54th edition...

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