It's not at all obvious that a decline in hard seltzer sales will lead to higher wine sales. But for the last two or three years, the wine industry has been looking back at hard seltzer like a tortoise with a big lead. The category didn't even exist five years ago; now it's a $5 billion business.
All to-go cocktails would need to accompany a food order. Only restaurants that serve full meals would be allowed to sell the takeout drinks. Bars that don't have kitchens would have to keep serving drinks on premise only. The legislation has a five-year limit, meaning it would need to be extended or renewed. .
Legislation would allow California wineries to open an additional offsite tasting room (Duplicate-02 license); would allow wineries to advertise and promote donations to nonprofits in connection with sales; and would allow customers to bring their wine bottles to be refilled at a winery's offsite tasting room.
"Sales of Prosecco are up 21% over the last year, and now account for 25% of all sparkling wine sales in the U.S., making it the fastest-growing wine category in the U.S.," noted Mary Wachowicz, portfolio director for Delicato Family Wines.
More than 18 months into the pandemic, the vast network of ports, containers and freight companies that move wine around the world is buckling under the ongoing stress of the pandemic, causing severe shipping delays and skyrocketing shipping costs. As holiday season approaches, leading wine merchants and wineries tell Vino Joy News what has transpired and the impacts of the delays.
While the Sonoma County Harvest Fair and gala were canceled for a second year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the professional wine competition proceeded Tuesday, with judges scoring a tidal wave of entries - more than 900.
"One of the fundamental missions of the Napa County Farm Bureau is not only representing the current generation of agricultural professionals in Napa County, but also ensuring that we have a next generation that is inspired to work in Napa County agriculture and contribute to the fabric of our community,"
This sabbatical awards up to $5,000 to a professional employed in the Washington wine industry to travel to an established wine-producing region of the world and learn about an aspect of winegrape growing or winemaking that furthers their professional career and benefits the Washington grape and wine industry.
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is releasing her own brand of wine later this year. Nicole got her rise to fame by showing off her wild and crazy self throughout the original series of Jersey Shore. At the time, Nicole, like many of her co-stars, was in her early 20s and looking to just have a good time.
The surprise rebound in retail sales reported by the Commerce Department on Thursday defied slumping consumer confidence. Sales were driven by a surge in online purchases, which offset a continued decline at auto dealerships. But sales in July were much weaker than initially estimated.