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02/13/20

Solidarity and collaboration again took center stage during this year's Oregon Wine Symposium, as the industry came to terms with internal divisions over legislation proposed last year that intended to safeguard the industry's reputation, as well as an awareness that wineries need to keep ahead of slower growth for U.S. wine sales amid shifting market dynamics.

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Long recognized as one of the founding fathers of the modern El Dorado County wine region, Richard Harding (Dick) Bush, born April 4, 1934, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2020, in his beloved El Dorado wine region home of Camino, California.

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At least two large wineries have said they won't come to the county unless the VOC limits are increased. Those limits also lead some large wineries to ship grapes out of the region by truck for crushing, leading to carbon dioxide emissions from transportation ...

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Moët Hennessy will invest €20M in a research center in the Champagne Region devoted to scientific research around sustainable viticulture ... A "University of Living Soils" will be created to encourage the sharing of knowledge and best practices. Its aim will be to enrich the debates on progress toward a more sustainable future for wine and spirits in an inclusive way

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Paula Kornell Sparkling Wine will make its debut at Premiere Napa Valley with an auction lot like no other: a literal time capsule in bottle featuring a special dosage of wines dating back to the 1970s made by her father and winemaker Hanns Kornell.

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Dr Emilio Pedron, one of the most significant figures in the Italian wine industry, is to step down from Bertanie Domaines. Ettore Nicoletto, CEO of Santa Margherita, will take his place.

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DeLille Cellars, a Bordeaux-inspired winery with a rich history of blending fruit fromWashington State's iconic vineyards, announced Nick Bernstein, former Assistant Winemaker, has been promoted to Winemaker, under the direction of Director of Winemaking and Viticulture Jason Gorski.

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DeLille Cellars, a Bordeaux-inspired winery with a rich history of blending fruit fromWashington State's iconic vineyards, announced Mari Rossi, former Enologist, has been promoted to Assistant Winemaker, under the direction of Director of Winemaking and Viticulture Jason Gorski.

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Merchants in the US tried to stockpile wines before tariffs were implemented on 18 October, which led to a 16% increase in French wine and spirits exports to the US for 2019, to €3.7bn. However, FEVS said official figures for 2019 were 'deceptive'. It said shipments of bottled still wines dropped by 17.5% in the final quarter of the year, leading to €40m in lost sales for French wineries, from Burgundy to Bordeaux.

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"Many distributors keep their lights on through their European portfolios," explains Erik Segelbaum, founder of Somlyay, a wine service and hospitality consulting company. "I know people who have been laid off. I know people who have laid people off. I know two businesses that have decided to close because, even with the 25% tariffs, they were facing bankruptcy"

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The devastating impact of the retaliatory tariffs on distilled spirits products is accelerating, threatening to upend the decade of growth in the U.S. spirits sector, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) reported

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ReThink Labeling announces the arrival of the long-anticipated Epson C6500 color inkjet printers that produce up to 8-inch labels suitable for a broad range of consumer products.

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Fine Vintage, owned and operated by James Cluer MW, has launched a PR Agency in Canada specializing in the premium wine sector.

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Meadowood has been honored for the third year in a row with a rare triple Five-Star award from Forbes Travel Guide, the world's only independent global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas.

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Wine Business Monthly magazine has named Thacher Winery and Vineyard to its annual top-ten list of America's Hot Brands in the February issue. The annual list highlights what the editors feel are the most exciting wineries and winemakers in America today.

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Klein joined Global Shop Solutions in 2000 after serving as Corporate Counsel for Perry Homes, a renowned home builder in the state of Texas.

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Cassidy Browne has been promoted to Sales Manager at Left Bank Wine + Spirits after working as one of their Milwaukee Sales Representatives for six years. Cassidy will oversee a staff of 22 sales representatives, based throughout the state of Wisconsin.

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The new Marketing and Vineyard Improvement Programming (MVIP) will assist grape growers by providing cost-share funding for projects to help vineyards across the province adapt to ongoing and emerging growing challenges. The program will also contribute to vineyard investments that implement new technologies to supply high-quality grapes to Ontario wine producers.

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The value of the Mendocino crop for 2019 is reported to be $112.85 million, down approximately 18% from 2018, which is in line with the decrease in tons crushed. Yet, the crop has surpassed the $100 million mark for four of the past six years and remains one of Mendocino County's most valuable agricultural commodities.

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The Napa County Farm Bureau Foundation, in conjunction with the Napa County Agricultural Commissioner's office, will proudly host the 17th Annual Ag Day on March 5 at the Napa Fairgrounds.

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This year, we're furthering the conversation with Salons@IQ: small, interactive discussions that allow for a personal "deeper dive" into some of the most pressing topics of the day.

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In addition, Moët has announced it will invest €20m in new research centre in Champagne devoted to scientific research concerning sustainable viticulture.

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Recently, some San Francisco restaurants have been alarmed to find their food listed for delivery on third-party apps, such as Grubhub and DoorDash, despite never giving them consent to do so. Even Michelin-starred Kin Khao, which doesn't do delivery at all (or even box up food for takeout), was listed on Grubhub

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A snapshot of searches from different markets shows a changing wine market.

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Nobody opens a wine shop because they love to track inventory. But any successful retailer knows that routinely taking complete stock of your shop's largest asset-that's right, every single bottle-is essential to long-term success. Closely monitoring inventory is key to identifying best- and worst-selling items, reordering efficiently, and spotting possible theft

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It has one of the world's oldest winemaking traditions, but a 40-year hiatus during the Communist era means that, some 25 years later, Romanian wine is still searching for its identity

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"No one will benefit from these tariffs."

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"It's important to look at, what's your dependency on groundwater and how's it going to be changed as SGMA pushes toward sustainable groundwater management"

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Co-founder Mikey Giugni keeps the 8-year-old label; partner Michael Brughelli will launch his own brand

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The group is performing particularly well in China, with an 11% growth in sales in the region. However, the French firm scaled back its predictions for the growth of its operating profit from recurring operations in FY2020, from 5-7% to 2-4%. This follows a similar move by Diageo, which likewise now predicts its organic net sales to be at the lower end of the range originally estimated.

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The annual Pinot Noir Auction in Oregon's Willamette Valley is an event designed to highlight the exceptional quality and uniqueness of Oregon's most popular wine. But at last year's showcase, something unexpected happened

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Lewis then started her research about the wine industry. None of the already established labels were willing to help her. She soon learned that she would have to pay a consultant $20,000 to help launch her business from scratch

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Two factors led to the reduction, said Kenya Friend-Daniel, public relations director for Trader Joe's, in an email Wednesday. One is the large grape harvests statewide in 2018 and 2019. The other is tweaks to the glass and corks that made shipping Charles Shaw more efficient

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Is To Kalon a vineyard or a brand? Constellation is fighting neighbors who want to put it on the register of historic places

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the background to Bordeaux's new wine glass with clients at more than half of the 1855 Cru Classé estates.

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"If there is a magic wand I could wave, it would be that every restaurant in America would start buying from local wineries. At least make sure they know what's going on." - Doug Frost

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At a Chinese restaurant in Austria, it took six firefighters to clean up the spill. Could they rescue the remainder of the zaftig Zweigelt?