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03/16/20

Newsom called for restaurants to reduce their occupancy by half in order to "socially distance" patrons. "No closure was recommended. "We don't believe ultimately that is necessary at this moment," he said. Sonoma County Vintners and Wine Institute sought clarifications from the governor's office regarding the recommended tasting room closures. Both associations told its members the state guidelines are not a mandatory order ...

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The Fed's surprise announcement signaled its worry that the viral outbreak will depress economic growth in coming months and that it is prepared to do whatever it can counter the risks. It cut its key rate by a full percentage point - to a range between zero and 0.25% - and said it would keep it there until it feels confident that the economy can survive a sudden near-shutdown of economic activity

03/16/20

There will be an unusual number of local consumers looking for some fun within the next three months. Make your winery one of the places consumers discover, because they are and will be looking!

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Gov. Cuomo's call came after a top disease expert said Americans should stop going to bars and restaurants nationwide

03/16/20

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Sunday that all bars and restaurants in Illinois will be closed to the public, beginning at close of business Monday through March 30. They will remain open for delivery, drive-through and curbside pick-up orders, the governor said.

03/16/20

Emergency regulations will be filed to expand eligibility around collecting unemployment for people who have been impacted by COVID-19.

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all restaurants and bars will close for the immediate future to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. All restaurants with delivery and carry-out options will remain open, DeWine said.

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The order goes into effect 3 p.m. Monday, March 16. Residents are urged to use carry out or delivery options, but won't be allowed to eat at the establishments. Whitmer will hold a news conference later Monday morning to discuss details of this order.

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"Restaurants will be allowed to provide take-out and delivery services but no in-person dining will be permitted.

03/16/20

Selection Criteria and Eligibility Requirements for the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program and if you believe that you are eligible, please fill out the application making sure to include the required supporting documents. You do NOT need to be a USBG member to apply for a philanthropic grant.

03/16/20

The announcement comes after Delta Airlines announced Friday it would reduce its flight capacity by 40% for the next four months over the outbreak. United said even with the cuts it announced, "we're expecting load factors to drop into the 20-30% range - and that's if things don't get worse."

03/16/20

The companies that feed America and provide basic staples are bracing for labor shortages as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, which could leave them without enough workers to manufacture, deliver and unpack groceries in stores in the coming months.

03/16/20

Following the announcement by Messe Duesseldorf that interpack 2020, which was scheduled for May, will be postponed to next year, Syntegon Technology will present its latest processing and packaging technology on a virtual exhibition booth from 7 to 13 May 2020.

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Video clips from this year's Wine Star Awards

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Automated parcel delivery technologies are growing due to the rise in consumer demand for faster deliveries

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The story of Maison Louis Roederer's passion for unique terroirs of Cabernet Sauvignon dates back to the early 1990s with the purchase of Château de Pez in 1995 in the renowned Bordeaux appellation of Saint-Estèphe. 2007 marked the entry of the family into the select group of 1855 Classified Grands Crus wines with the purchase of the iconic Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.

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Brock University is suspending face-to-face classes and exams for the rest of this academic term and is working on a plan to move to alternative forms of class and exam delivery, including online. The academic term is not at risk.

03/16/20

In the midst of a global pandemic, Santa Barbara County wineries are taking concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously. Emails from wineries assure customers they are taking extra steps in their tasting rooms to prevent the spread of illness. From providing extra hand sanitizer and thoroughly sanitizing their surroundings to ensuring sick employees stay home, tasting rooms are optimistic they will remain open while still following recommended COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

03/16/20

Zorzettig is not new to challenges, having survived World War II before becoming an ambassador of regional viticulture, in Italy and abroad. Now, the winery has taken another important step in sustaining the local community and its well-being. The Zorzettig family has organized a fund-raising project aimed at economically supporting the intensive care unit of Ospedale Universitario Santa Maria della Misericordia in Udine which is fighting at the forefront of Covid-19 emergency.

03/16/20

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we are rescheduling the April 1-3 Springboard series to this fall (dates tba).

03/16/20

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), has promoted Greg Cook to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Motion Industries, effective April 1, 2020.

03/16/20

The company did not provide a timetable for reopening wineries and tasting rooms to the public. Ste. Michelle's announcement served as a sharp contrast to a string of news releases sent out throughout Friday by regional wineries, alerting followers of revised tasting room hours and detailing sanitization efforts to protect tasting room visitors and employees.

03/16/20

The Napa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider an agreement to manage three Lake Berryessa resorts.

03/16/20

This comes as hotels and tourism boosters in Napa and Sonoma counties told the Business Journal that group and individual cancellations have been increasing as concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus have increased in recent weeks.

03/16/20

With jittery shoppers flocking to supermarkets to stock up on supplies for the coronavirus outbreak, some of the country's largest grocery chains are announcing measures to enhance sanitation and maintain supplies.

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The legendary American restaurant, which helped shape modern fine dining in New York, serves its last meal

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For many, the widespread embrace of remote work is a welcome change they've always wanted. They're reacting on social media the way kids celebrate snow days: No commutes! Flexible schedule! Home-cooked lunch!

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France and Spain joined Italy in imposing lockdowns on tens of millions of people, Australia ordered self-isolation of arriving foreigners and other countries extended entry bans as the world sought to contain the spreading coronavirus.

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Curfews, capacity caps, and outright shutdowns are in play

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A country shuttered by pandemic. What's needed? Steady nerves, and perhaps a great glass of wine

03/16/20

With the entire nation in isolation, we ask the Italian wine industry how they are coping with the coronavirus disaster.

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There are key lessons for the rest of the world: impose harsh rules, fast, and make sure your message is clear

03/16/20

Spain was set to follow Italy on Saturday in declaring a nationwide lockdown as European countries took ever more sweeping measures to reduce contact among people and slow the accelerating spread of the coronavirus

03/16/20

The coronavirus epidemic in the UK will last until next spring and could lead to 7.9 million people being hospitalised, a secret Public Health England (PHE) briefing for senior NHS officials reveals.

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Each aging barrel is proof of how far this Fresno County winery has come.

03/16/20

Numerous jurisdictions have banned or restricted mass gatherings to mitigate the spread of the virus

03/16/20

Some of the most popular hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, employing tens of thousands of workers, are shutting down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

03/16/20

Rabobank senior wine industry analyst Hayden Higgins expects the global wine industry will continue to face significant uncertainty regarding international wine trade throughout 2020.

03/16/20

We know WBWE Asia is an important meeting point for the wine industry in Asia. We are working day and night on creating the best possible event for our community in July, when we know the industry will be in the midst of revitalization.

03/16/20

Governor Charlie Baker's order will be in effect from March 17 through April 6

03/16/20

As COVID-19 cases exponentially increase in the U.S. and Western Europe, leaders impose rules on restaurants and bars in effort to decrease infection rates

03/16/20

London-based fine wine investment specialist Cult Wines has secured a seven figure funding facility from HSBC UK to enable the business to expand into new markets and explore potential acquisitions. This tailored finance package, will allow Cult Wines to meet the growing global demand for fine wine investment by accelerating the opening of a new office in New York in Spring 2020 as well as capitalising on further opportunities in Japan and Australasia.

03/16/20

Over two days of tastings by professional judges on March 6 and 7, 1,110 wines were rigorously evaluated by a panel of 75 international experts. "Organization of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon is highly professional, and the tasting is simply seamless," says Dr. Carien Coetzee, oenologist and taster from South Africa. "No other competition offers the opportunity to taste and compare so many different Sauvignon wines from around the world", comments Darja Zemljic, a wine magazine editor from Slovenia.

03/16/20

watch videos from Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 20th Anniversary Wine Star Awards Ceremony (honoring 2019 Wine Star Award winners):