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Monday, November 18th

10/29/19

Karissa Kruse, president, Sonoma County Winegrowers said 92 percent of the crop had been harvested when the fire broke last Wednesday night. She estimated another 3 percent was picked after the blaze broke after some growers received the green light from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office to enter the evacuation zone for a limited amount of time. The operations were suspended when the winds picked up Saturday

10/29/19

"We formed the OWC because a majority of large, taxpaying wine growers as well as many of small producers around the state don't have a say in how their tax money is spent," said Sam Tannahill, OWC board member and founder of A to Z Wineworks in Newberg, in a press release. "We haven't been represented. Our goal with the OWC is to change that."

10/29/19

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10/29/19

Cassidy, South Florida's foremost wine expert and scholar, who started the wine education program at Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality, died Monday in home hospice care after a brief battle with esophageal cancer. He was 72

10/29/19

Tiffany said the offer was worth $120 per share, which would value Tiffany at nearly $14.5 billion and represents a 22% premium over the stock's closing price on Friday.

10/29/19

Choco is in 15 cities across Europe and the U.S. and says their early customers include everyone from Michelin-starred restaurants to burger chains. The company has now raised $41 million to date. Other investors include Atlantic Labs, Target Global, Visionaries Club and Greyhound

10/29/19

Two cooperatives in the Italian region of Puglia were broken into last week and had their tanks opened, releasing over 40,000 hectolitres of wine and fermenting must and causing an estimated €2 million worth of damage.

10/29/19

Broadbent Selections Inc. has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer and a new Chief Marketing Officer.

10/29/19

1865 Selected Vineyards Malbec 2017 reflects the exploratory spirit of one of Chile's oldest wineries, which strives to find the finest vineyards for each variety.

10/29/19

"Pernod Ricard USA is actively working to improve the sustainability and responsibility of its U.S. footprint. Both California wineries have the distinction of being Certified Sustainable by the California Wine Growers Association, and Rabbit Hole is currently building a state-of-the-art rickhouse made entirely of steel - 80% of which is scrap metal - for future-proofing against disasters"

10/29/19

The Glencairn Glass is endorsed by the Scotch Whisky Association as the official glass for whiskey and is used across the globe by international whiskey and spirits producers.

10/29/19

Starting November 6 at 9:30 a.m., wine lovers can save $10 off International Festival Tasting (IFT) tickets for the 42nd Vancouver International Wine Festival.

10/29/19

In the acquisition, Marqués de Cáceres has retained as winemaker Ribera del Duero terroir specialist Rodrigo Miñón, whose father Juan Miñón originally founded the winery as Bodegas Robeal in 1988.

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Six wines made in New York State are now available by the glass at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

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The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) is reactivating the NorCal Wildfire Relief Fund, in a rapid response effort to the Kincade Fire currently raging in northern Sonoma County.

10/29/19

With evacuation orders in effect, some vintners know their properties survived, while others are in the dark

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"E. & J. Gallo Winery has a long history of respecting and protecting intellectual property rights"

10/29/19

Tourists allowed to buy booze in state-controlled stores

10/29/19

The USDA said the proposal, which was recommended by the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee, would have required that all domestic grapes from the regulated production area and grapes imported from April 10 to July 10 meet the same minimum quality, grade, size, maturity and inspection requirements

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Governor Ralph Northam announced Monday, October 28, that Virginia Sparkling Company will invest almost $600,000 and create six new jobs to start a new sparkling wine production facility on Route 151

10/29/19

"Given fluctuations in the forecasts, PG&E continues to analyze whether this wind event will prompt more safety shutoffs, and the extent of those shutoffs," PG&E said in a statement.

10/29/19

Temporary water prices in areas of the Murray-Darling Basin below the Barmah Choke or 'Zone 7' spiked to around $980 a megalitre in the past few days, which is at least $300 more than growers pay in areas above the choke.

10/29/19

US importers with a decent array of Greek wines include Diamond Imports (wines distributed in New York by Skurnik), Winebow and Athenee Imports.

10/29/19

It's most associated with lighter, fruitier wines, but winemakers worldwide are taking it very seriously indeed.

10/29/19

His strategy for assessing Burgundy in bottle has been based around the two-week Burgfest blind tasting held every May and September at the Hameau du Barberon, just above Savigny-lès-Beaune.

10/29/19

North Bay businesses are feeling the impact of the widespread energy shut-offs intended to prevent wildfire and evacuations of tens of thousands in large areas of Santa Rosa threatened by the large Kincade fire burning in the northeast area of Sonoma County.