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04/02/20

Similar orders are expected in other counties throughout the state. All Essential Businesses must prepare and post a "Social Distancing Protocol" for each of their facilities in the County frequented by the public or employees.

04/02/20

The director says the new relief affects alcohol delivery service, distilled spirits manufacturers and certain charitable promotions and sales.

04/02/20

The following is a brief overview of economic-relief programs from seven financial institutions with local operations.

04/02/20

Wine Business Monthly will host its Vineyard Economics Symposium, the premier wine industry conference covering vineyard economics and finances, as a two-day webcast. Tickets are now on sale. This is a new look for the conference, and this virtual event is key for anyone in the winegrape growing business-from independent growers to corporate vineyard management firms and everyone in between. There will be two half-day online sessions.

04/02/20

Help for "Essential" Employees on the Road: Counties tighten shelter-in-place orders; Wineries can continue "essential" operations; Relief efforts for hospitality employees impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19); Employers must post notice of employee rights under FFCRA.

04/02/20

A source of information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the SBA and Treasury.

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04/02/20

"Nielsen data from Credit Suisse found sales for Constellation Brands, owner of Corona, are up 39 percent for the most recent week, led by the Corona family, up 50 percent."

04/02/20

Taylor's Port owner The Fladgate Partnership is seeing a marked rise in fortified wine demand during the coronavirus lockdown, while it has turned its hotels in Portugal into accommodation for medical staff.

04/02/20

As dining rooms around the country shuttered in response to the pandemic, restaurants turned to delivery and takeout - but now, some chefs are saying it's not worth it.

04/02/20

In its lawsuit, Wine of Japan alleged JFC International, a Commerce, Calif.,-based subsidiary of a Japanese food and beverage publicly-traded company, tried to "stomp out" Wine of Japan, a family-owned company when it "poached" Azuma and Koyanagi ... Both Koyanagi and Azuma, who are from Japan, are also being sued for alleged breach of contract.

04/02/20

"Right now we are concerned with some wineries' abilities to even stay in business. A lot of wineries simply don't have much in the way of cash reserves."

04/02/20

Cloud-based winery management software firm InnoVint announced Kathy Turner is joining their team of winemakers and technologists as Sales Manager. Turner will be applying her extensive sales background to expand brand awareness for InnoVint and build new client relationships.

04/02/20

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04/02/20

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04/02/20

California regulators on Tuesday set new rules about how much water can be taken from the state's largest rivers, angering water agencies for restricting how much they can take and environmental groups for not making those limits low enough to protect endangered species.

04/02/20

According to information sourced by Wines of Chile, the country's wine industry has been able to harvest "under normal conditions" while production facilities are allowed to operate as usual, but with specific healthcare measures in place.

04/02/20

Experts and scientists unanimously agree that in some regions, particularly Occitania in southern France, water availability is constantly decreasing. "Concurrently with this phenomenon, in Occitania 15% of vineyards are irrigated and demand is increasing by 1,800 hectares per year. Access to water will therefore soon be limited, which is why alternatives need to be found quickly", stressed Laurent Torregrosa, professor of biology and genetics at Montpellier SupAgro.

04/02/20

French luxury goods purveyor LVMH plans to expand its presence on Rodeo Drive in a big way - with an ultra premium hotel intended to be the most deluxe inn in Beverly Hills.

04/02/20

Although winery tasting rooms are closed for the duration of the statewide stay-at-home order, many Colorado wineries are keeping the wine, cider and mead flowing with to-go service, curbside pick-up, local delivery and free or reduced-price shipping.

04/02/20

Survey results released last week by the National Association of American Wineries painted a grim picture of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wine industry. Ten percent of the U.S. wineries responded, with the average respondent estimating a 63% decrease in sales during March.

04/02/20

Local spirit and wine distributors and Hawaii's largest, locally owned grocery store said they've seen a big spike in the sales of alcoholic beverages in recent weeks.

04/02/20

The actor brings unconventional sensibilities to his French wine label, Les Quelles de la Coste, which blends Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon in the southern Rhône.

04/02/20

"And it's fair to say that - notwithstanding Alsace's position on top of the tree - this is a list that reflects the dominance of Germany. That's as you'd expect but it is really about two producers, Egon Müller and Weingut Keller, with four and three entries, respectively."

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04/02/20

"Wineries have been interacting with consumers virtually more and more, but right now, it is the fastest and best way to communicate during this crisis," says Samantha Lau, director of consumer sales at The Great Oregon Wine Company in McMinnville, Oregon.

04/02/20

Penfolds maker Treasury Wine Estates has been hit with a shareholder class action, alleging it engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and breached its continuous disclosure obligations to the market.

04/02/20

The Australian grape and wine industry welcomes the Australian Government's JobKeeper Payment, which will help keep businesses afloat and keep people in rural and regional Australia in jobs.

04/02/20

Australia's retailers are putting limits on purchases of alcohol as hoarders turn their attention from toilet paper and other household essentials to drink amid a widespread shutdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

04/02/20

"What does it mean to care for not only ourselves but for unseen strangers embedded deep in the trenches of our daily routines?" asks sommelier and activist Vinny Eng.

04/02/20

As more companies lay off "nonessential" workers, unemployment may rocket as high as 30 percent.

04/02/20

The coronavirus is guaranteed to throw the world into recession, but economists are becoming less convinced about the potential for a strong snapback in growth.

04/02/20

Fears are growing that the worldwide economic downturn could be especially deep and lengthy, with recovery limited by continued anxiety.

04/02/20

Brad Greatrix, the winemaker behind England's Nyetimber sparkling wines, is frequently flying around the world to show his products to distributors, restaurants, wine shops, media, and consumers. At the winery, he's on-site, pouring himself barrel samples to determine blends, riddling bottles of sparkling wine, and pruning vines with his team.