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Wednesday, September 18th

08/15/19

The temporary provisions alcohol tax cuts approved in December 2017 should be made permanent, according to a report from the US Senate Finance Committee released this week. The provisions are due to expire in Dec. 31. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act was among 40 temporary tax measures under review. The bi-partisan task force was convened to determine whether the measures should be extended, including the law that cuts excise taxes of wineries, breweries and distilleries. The four US senators who led the task force - Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Robert Menendez, D - N.J., Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. - are among the 70 senators who support a bill introduced in February to make the provisions of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act permanent

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Attendees to this year's winejobs.com Summit will get a sneak peek into some of the insights and data collected from WBM's annual salary survey.

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"The latest quarterly shipping report shows no signs of the disturbing trend of retailers skirting state law and shipping wine illegally into Michigan letting up," said Spencer Nevins, president of the Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, in a news release.

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"The Americas reported 13% EBITS growth to $218.7m and an EBITS margin of 19.3% (down 0.8 ppts) whilst successfully embedding route-to-market changes and investment in the US. Premiumisation continues to be a key driver of performance, with increased Luxury and Masstige volumes complemented by growth in Canada and Latin America" ... TWE confirmed the acquisition of French production and vineyard assets in the Bordeaux region of France and announced the significant future expansion of Luxury winemaking infrastructure in South Australia, both representing key investments that will support continuation of TWE's premiumisation strategy"

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The 15th Annual Sustainable Ag Expo includes three days of seminars and a full-service tradeshow and equipment showcase that provides an opportunity for farmers, ag professionals, and pest control advisors to learn about the latest in farming research, resource issues, business trends related to sustainable agriculture.

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Liminal's inaugural 2018 vintage to be unveiled this week to industry members at private barrel auction associated with annual Auction of Washington Wines

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In an interview Monday, Hugh Reimers said he left his executive post because owner Bill Foley "wanted to make a change, so he did." Before working for Foley, Reimers had been president of rival Jackson Family Wines of Santa Rosa

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Six northern New Jersey wineries pour their best wines August 24 & 25

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The qualitative study by Dr. Kyuho Lee, associate professor of Marketing, found that wine is a communal consumption product, a symbol of emancipation from traditional gender roles, and an expression of social status for South Korean female wine drinkers.

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The Golden Bar Awards are presented to distributors demonstrating excellence in sales, innovation, and advancing social responsibility. Southern Glazer's CPWS was awarded four of the seven Golden Bar Awards presented that evening, including the prestigious and coveted Spirits Distributor of the Year Golden Bar Award, won by Coastal-Pacific Wine & Spirits Brokers of North Carolina

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The Carlton Based Winery is set to Elevate its Wine Country Offering by Opening a Unique, Full-Service Hospitality Center in a Rehabilitated 125-Year-Old Grain Elevator

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Local grape growers agree that the growing season seems to have been a Goldilocks experience so far: not too hot, not too cold, just the right amount of heat.

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The 1st ever blind taste test comparing wine from a bottle and the IDENTICAL wine from a can was recently conducted by WICresearch.com.

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In times of fake news and inconvenient truths, it's nice to be able to rely on research

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Napa Valley wineries, star chefs and exhilarating bike routes await guests during day of activities benefiting the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's and Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley.

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The wine is from a grapes-brewery (I think that's what they're called) named Prototype Wines)

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Jane Anson learns about how Irish merchants influenced the style of Bordeaux wines we know today...

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What do Trappist monks, Leland Stanford and Greek white wines have in common?

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On October 16th, 2019, at New York City's Michelin-starred Le Bernardin, the Primum Familiae Vini organization will host an extraordinary gala dinner and auction in conjunction with Sotheby's Wine, with proceeds benefiting Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.

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Jim Bernau, Founder and President of the winery, said, "We had a difficult quarter due to problems executing distribution in Oregon and Washington. We are working closely with the distributor to address these issues and anticipate an improved process going forward"

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Whilst conditions were much better in 2018, with strong wine volumes back in the market, the impact and ramifications from 2017 are still being felt, according to the latest global trends report from IWSR. Richard Siddle picks out the highlights, and, yes, also the lowlights.

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Maria Peterson is a filtration specialist, one who has the uncommon ability to translate technical expertise into practical winery practice