Uncorkings 7/12/2010

News and notes from the world of wine.



The U.S. wine market is expected to swell by 2030, according to a study from the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis. Driven by Millennial consumers, the study forecast a market for 407 million cases of table wine in 2030, compared to 282 million cases sold in 2009.

Please pass the sunscreen: Roederer will introduce a brown glass bottle in the fall for their brut premier Champagne. Apparently, the green glass bottle only kept out 92% of UV light. But their clear Cristal bottles come shrouded in orange crinkly wrap that filters out 98% of UV rays.

Pennsylvania is testing wine vending machine “kiosks” in two grocery stores, and they may make an appearance in 100 other stores if they are a success. The vending machines, which are about the size of four large refrigerators, are made by Simple Brands.

Amazon, which tried to sell wine unsuccessfully, acquired woot.com for a reported $110 million; the deal-of-the-day site sells wine among other things. (If you’ve got a sense of humor, watch the “We Got Acquired by Amazon” video from woot.com.)

Sheldon “Shelly” Stein has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Glazer’s Distributors. Stein will assume total responsibility for Glazer’s beverage distribution business.

Armida Winery announced Brandon Lapides as its new winemaker.

 

Edit Module
Edit Module

Related Articles

The World's Wine Capital

The vino may flow in Rome, Paris and San Francisco, but in Vienna, they make their own.

7 Wallet-Friendly Wines

These picks will barely make a dent in your holiday budget.

Table and Dining Etiquette Field Guide

Brush up on your dining technique with this guide to trivia, traditions and restaurant pet peeves.

Drink in the New Tree-Trimming Tradition

These pours promise to make decking out your house much more merry.
Edit Module
Edit Module

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time. View an example of our newsletter.

Edit Module
Edit Module

Shop

Edit Module
>
Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit Module

Related Web Articles