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Monday, January 13th

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Two days of public testimony saw tech giants argue that France needs to be punished, while wine importers and retailers said they would be the ones to suffer

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France wants an agreement between the European Community and the United States on the aeronautical question and an international agreement on digital taxation, His country has been telling US partners that the wine industry should bear the consequences of the disputes, said Etienne ... Etienne also did not rule out a response from France. "I don't what products we would tax but obviously if there are tariffs on the American side, there is always a danger of measures taken by the other side," Etienne said. "Our priority is to solve this by settlement."

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Wineries are taking, as they pare grape inventory following the record 2018 North Coast harvest and then the oversupply evident during last year's harvest when tons of grapes remained on vines unsold

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On March 24, 2020, Wine Business Monthly hosts Central Coast Insights, held at the Paso Robles Event Center. This business-minded conference gathers together some of the top leaders in finance and economics, with educational sessions specifically focused on wine business strategy and development. Get your early bird tickets now

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... in the 2020 report which will be released this week, a whopping 46 percent of the industry turned pessimistic. Have conditions turned that bad that fast?

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The Dev Center provides a way for third party developers and businesses to build and launch apps, plugins, integrations, and customizations deep within the Commerce7 platform

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Commerce7, a modern DTC platform for the wine industry, launches subscription clubs. This is an innovative new club model coexisting with their current suite of customer centric club tools. The subscription club rethinks both the traditional and user choice club model and gives winery's an opportunity to create club experiences similar to Dollarshave Club and Blue Apron

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Vicard Group USA Inc. has hired Jeff Vaughn as Tonnellerie Vicard Business Developer for Sonoma County, Oregon, The Central Coast & other strategic West Coast Territories.

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Beck Family Estates, the exclusive importer and sales agency for sparkling wine house Graham Beck and Steenberg Vineyards, both from South Africa, as well as Angela Estate and the forthcoming Abbott Claim from Oregon, announced three appointments, said Clay W. Farmer, Vice President, Sales. "We plan to expand the brands' presence across the top U.S. markets including New York, California, Texas, Illinois, Washington, Virginia, Florida and beyond."

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Peachy Canyon Winery is pleased to announce the hiring of Skylar Stuck as its new Director of Sales. Stuck is a 30-year wine industry veteran and has spent the last 23 years working to build brands and promote wines crafted in Paso Robles and the Central Coast.

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Major expansion brings alcohol delivery to El Paso and Corpus Christi for first time and brings delivery and selection to 3M+ adults throughout Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio

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The Sans Wine Co. Zinfandel is medium bodied with aromas of ripe strawberries, red licorice and roses -- and flavors of wild berries and figs. The grapes from this wine are organically grown from Poor Ranch Vineyard's 'Easter Block' located in Mendocino County.

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As of the first of January, British native Chris Yorke has taken the helm of the Austrian wine industry's service organisation, the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB).

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'More than a Good Drop' is a social media campaign to help draw awareness of those who most need support during the Australian bushfire events.

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The new case packer was designed specifically for the US market and can alternate between high-use re-shipper cases and cases formed by a case erector machine. The machine is easy to use and can change format operations quickly. The picking head is able to self-adjust based on the format you need, and the flap control system can easily adjust and can accommodate both 6 and 12 packs with automatic change format from the machine touch screen.

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Russian River Valley icon Gary Farrell Vineyards and Winery has entered into a long-term exclusive distribution agreement to partner with VINTUS in the United States effective January 1, 2020.

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The Vancouver International Wine Festival is pleased to welcome acclaimed wine writer Andrew Jefford as the keynote speaker for the 2020 festival. Jefford will moderate and speak at a number of public and trade-only events over festival week, which takes place February 22-March 1, at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues in Metro Vancouver.

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The "same but different" special show at ProWein 2020 will highlight alcohol-free spirits, gin that changes colors when mixed, craft drinks from exotic countries and classics in a new look. ProWein will be held from March 15 - 17, 2020 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Michael will oversee marketing, communications and public relations for 1821 Fine Wines & Spirits, a Zonin Family Company.

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Santiago, Chile-based Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile and Monsieur Touton Selection announce they have entered into an exclusive U.S. import agreement for its Chilean branded wines, Escudo Rojo and Mapu. According to both parties, the agreement takes effect as of 1st of January 2020.

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Quintessential will bring to market Lucas & Lewellen's Icon wine, Goodchild "High 9" Pinot Noir, and their varietal Estate Pinot Noir (considered the winery's flagship grape), as well as the Estate Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé of Pinot Noir and Hidden Asset (Red Blend), at price points between $17.00 and $35.00.

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While fire conditions worsen in Victorian wine regions, some of Australia's grapegrowers and wine producers from Gippsland, in Victoria, are still in the early days of damage assessment from recent bushfires which struck the region.

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Inniskillin's origin story gets the Hollywood treatment

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A former pawn shop at 22nd and Larimer streets seems an unlikely location for sampling Italian wines from the country's famed Piemonte region. But then again, fifteen years ago it seemed equally unlikely that Denver's most successful breakfast restaurant chain would be born on the same corner.

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The national Rhone Rangers will be hosting their annual "Rhone Rangers Experience" on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in Paso Robles, CA. A full day is planned during the Presidents' Weekend event, including a "Rhone Essentials" seminar, Vintners' Luncheon, Grand Tasting of 200+ wines, and a Silent Auction benefitting the Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund.

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... - because climate change is bearing down on European wine regions much faster than they may realise. ... Stuart Pigott is a well-known wine writer based in Germany, who not only has expertise in German wines but who also worked for some years as part of James Suckling's tasting team, giving him a deep overview of the world's wines.

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She has been a volunteer for the annual Napa Valley Vintners-sponsored wine auction for many years, starting the year after she moved to Napa in 1986, although along the way, Maas has missed three years. This year, she'll receive her 30th apron.

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"As exciting as wine itself is, pay attention to the other sides of the wine and restaurant business. Learn how to read a P&L, manage your numbers, understand the business needs. These skills will stay with you for life. I also suggest joining a tasting group. Because we don't go to school for this trade, learning best practices and building camaraderie in the community is essential"

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"I use wine as a vehicle to look at what California is," Mobley explains. "Wine touches on every aspect of life in the state: its economy, environment, and politics. It tells the whole history of California."