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02/07/20

From the submission process, the 2020 Innovation + Quality Advisory Board members selected the winners of the sixth annual Innovation + Quality Awards

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His tasting room in downtown Glen Ellen will close in March and the doors to Kivelstadt Cellars Wine Garden and Eatery are expected to open soon after. He has hired Sonoma Valley High graduate Matt Tucker, 29, as his executive chef

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Jean-Marie Cardebat, a professor of economics at University of Bordeaux, gave a historical context to wine tariffs that would have been interesting enough on its own. But the setting - the largest annual wine trade show in North America - was particularly poignant

02/07/20

exports dropped 44 percent by value in November from the previous month, after the 25 percent import penalty came into effect on October 18

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As the threat of increased tariffs remains soberingly real, a vocal group of industry activists share what you need to know-and do

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While the luxury wine category did see growth this year - the $100 and over category grew 15 percent in terms of volume shipped to consumers - that particular spike won't necessarily be a reprieve for the market at large

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The reduction affects US goods that China imposed tariffs on last September. Starting next week, China will cut the additional 10% tariff rate it enacted back then on some goods to 5%. Other goods that were taxed an extra 5% will now be levied 2.5%, according to a statement from China's State Council Tariff Commission.

02/07/20

Chinese purchases of Chilean food items have slumped 50% to 60% since the outbreak of coronavirus, according to government export promotion agency, ProChile. Cherries, wine and seafood are among the most affected items. About a third of all Chilean exports go to China.

02/07/20

Although grape berries do produce more wax on their skin when under water-stress, this does not actually decrease the transpirationrate of water through the cuticle.

02/07/20

Announcement comes after Trump administration reversed plans to ban chlorpyrifos and rejected scientific conclusions of experts

02/07/20

The tentative $16.2 billion purchase of Tiffany & Company is closer to reality. Tiffany stockholders voted to approve adoption of the purchase agreement ...

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Epiphany, a Rhone-focused winemaking label in Santa Barbara County, is celebrating 2020 as its 20th anniversary. Throughout the year, Epiphany will celebrate with customers, wine club members, and the public at large with anniversary-specific releases such as Grenache Rosé in magnum, events at its tasting room in Los Olivos, and expanded touchpoints in wholesale markets across Southern California.

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He has worked with several well-known wineries throughout coastal California and Oregon including Peachy Canyon Winery, Adelaida Cellars, Calera Wine Company, and Willamette Valley Vineyards

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Most recently, Craig was the national sales manager for Peachy Canyon Winery

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As previously announced, UC Davis researchers received a $3 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the grapevine red blotch virus and identify possible vectors, or organisms that spread a pathogen, of the virus. This four year grant is in collaboration with researchers and team members from UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside, Oregon State University and USDA-ARS at Davis

02/07/20

Spring is the Oregon Wine Board's big event season. We are hitting the road with several events in the United States and around the world. See the line up of events below. If you don't see an event in your market stay tuned as we increase our online education opportunities to bring Oregon wine to you wherever you are.

02/07/20

In addition to daily forecasting and weather monitoring, BAMWX will also provide guidance in the development and implementation of the winery's emergency action plan.

02/07/20

The loyalty program is something of a love letter to the entire wine industry as it rewards wine lovers for their allegiance to the category of wine rather than to any one specific brand or merchant. This encourages users to experience a broader range of wineries, wine shops and wine clubs.

02/07/20

Kyocera Document Solutions America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, is excited to announce the acquisition of Quality Digital Office Technology, having collaborated with the organization for several decades as one of their valued dealers.

02/07/20

Exceptional growth in premium and fine wine categories saw the value of Australian wine exports reach $2.91 billion in the 12 months to December 2019, an increase of 3 per cent in value despite a decline in volume. The average value of exported wine also increased, by 18 per cent to $3.91 per litre FOB, the highest level since 2006.

02/07/20

Vintners Resort General Manager Percy Brandon invites his Sonoma County neighbors to join him in celebrating a ribbon-cutting reception on February 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. in partnership with the Santa Rosa Chamber to reveal the new marquee, followed by a wine and appetizer reception at 5 p.m

02/07/20

This was Runquist's third year in a row winning "Winery of the Year" at Berger's competition and the fourth time in the last five years he has received this distinction. Runquist earned the David Stevens Memorial Trophy at the competition, awarded to him for the feat of earning 10 awards of gold or above from his 35 entries. Jeff Runquist Wines was also their Red Sweepstakes Winner, with the 2017 "R" Petite Sirah, Enver Salman Vineyard, Clarksburg garnering Best of Class Triple Gold.

02/07/20

Crafted ERP, a state-of-the-art enterprise resource planning solution that meets the complex and sophisticated needs of craft beverage manufacturers, announced today that John DeAguiar, a veteran of the winery management software business, has joined Crafted ERP as Practice Lead, Winery Edition.

02/07/20

General Logistics Systems US, Inc. (GLS US), will participate as an exhibitor at the 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium on Feb. 11-12 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The event, organized by the Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Winegrowers Association, attracts wine industry professionals from vineyards, wineries, tasting rooms, fulfillment houses and more.

02/07/20

Cain is currently the Viticulture Extension Specialist in the Horticulture Department at the University of Georgia. He will begin his appointment as a Viticulture Extension Educator at Penn State on May 1. Cain looks forward to working with the Pennsylvania grape and wine industry to solve vineyard management issues and optimize crop production practices.

02/07/20

To the surprise of many growers, this decision would have stripped 64 communes, all in the north of the region and including Chablis, of the right to use 'Bourgogne' as an AOC if they wished to.

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The Court of Appeal in London will hear his application to quash an order to extradite him to India where he is wanted to face charges of fraud and money laundering involving more than £1.15 billion. The hearing is scheduled to start on Tuesday and to last three days

02/07/20

Another Napa County winery growth battle finally ended - barring any appeals-with the county Planning Commission making on-the-fly changes to craft an Anthem winery expansion solution.

02/07/20

The list-as always-is user-generated and culled from approximately 80 million confirmed diner reviews, involving more than 30,000 restaurants across all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

02/07/20

It wasn't a flyover of Navy jets, but football fans at a private Super Bowl party got their own aerial show Sunday when Sheriff Mark Essick summoned his department's Henry 1 helicopter to the Healdsburg winery hosting the gathering

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, both organizations champion true quality in the wine business by making it their mission to highlight rising stars from writers to sommeliers, as well as curating educational content through their respective mediums.

02/07/20

The luxury goods industry normally relishes the spotlight, but in the case of China's coronavirus it is ruing being one of the most globally exposed sectors

02/07/20

This report seeks to look beyond the frost that blighted hopes early in April, examining the growing season that followed and how it shaped the resulting bottled wines on the cusp of physical release

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From Burgundy to Napa, the venerated rocker has experienced the power of wine all his life

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Sommelier Tahiirah Habibi founded Hue Society, a professional and social network that seeks to change the narrative about Black wine consumers. ... Bianca Anderson, Racquel Valbrun and Abria Green, three part-time wine professionals in Atlanta, founded the Urban Wine Collective to educate Black millennials about wine ... Cha McCoy's wine dinner series, The Communion, has been held in five countries so far, and she hosts wine tastings as part of Airbnb experiences in Lisbon, Portugal

02/07/20

Today's post starts a new mini-series that teases out these varying degrees of nuance, which couldn't have been possible without the candid responses and input from six women