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03/19/20

The order allows essential businesses and agencies to stay open,Restaurants and other eateries can only offer carry-out or drive-thru services. Distribution and wine production facilities also can stay open. However, tasting rooms are to remain closed to the public

03/19/20

"We believe the acquisition will allow us to grow our e-commerce sales of 'big and bulky' items at a faster rate," Costco CEO Craig Jelinek said.

03/19/20

Lobbying groups that represent companies including Target, The Clorox Co., and Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, are pushing for an exemption from local gathering bans and curfews in the U.S. so that stores can replenish products that are rapidly disappearing from store shelves.

03/19/20

Potential travel restrictions, controls at loading docks slow operations and raise alarms for freight haulers.

03/19/20

"It is still early in our understanding of exactly how the COVID-19 will affect our markets moving forward," said Glenn Proctor, partner at Ciatti Co. "We have seen many buyers and sellers acting as if it is business as usual, and we have seen others who have said they are holding off on all buying and selling until they get a better understanding the current situation."

03/19/20

The Washington wine industry's annual signature research event has been reformatted to a live webinar, a move that facilitates learning for grape growers and wineries regardless of location. The Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) will take place as originally planned on April 1, but is condensed to better fit a webinar format.

03/19/20

This factsheet provides an overview of the sick leave estimates available through the National Compensation Survey.

03/19/20

Without Congressional Action Distillers Must Pay Full Federal Excise Tax if Undenatured Alcohol Used

03/19/20

Early economic forecasts reveal the industry will sustain at least a $225 billion loss and be forced to eliminate between 5 to 7 million jobs over the next three-months; however, the White House and others are projecting a potentially longer period for reduced operations. In a letter to the Administration and Congress, the National Restaurant Association outlined several options that can provide relief and aid recovery for the nation's one million restaurants and 15.6 million employees.

03/19/20

"We fully recognize the need to protect public, but we still need to meet consumer needs and support the hospitality sector."

03/19/20

The California ABC issued guidance on the directive to close restaurants, bars, wineries and breweries to in-person seating. It allows for the purchase and pick up of wine and other off-sale retail privileges with appropriate social distancing. It allows production, storing, distributing and other non-retail privileges. Also, TTB is relaxing the Federal consignment sales rules; Monterey, Napa, Sonoma and Yolo were added to the list of counties with Shelter-in-Place Orders.

03/19/20

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 updates, the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) supports the government's continued efforts to minimize the risk and spread of the COVID-19 virus. Following the direction of the Province and Provincial Health Authority, we have postponed and/or cancelled the following BC wine consumer and industry events , including BC VQA wine store tastings, in an attempt to help flatten the curve.

03/19/20

Vintners are trying virtual tastings and other creative strategies. Wineries are trying to encourage sales by offering free or discounted shipping.

03/19/20

To take care of both their employees and their communities, the winery is offering complimentary local wine delivery on new wine orders of $100 or more, and servicing Salem, Keizer, Albany, Corvallis, McMinnville and surrounding area residents. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. for next day delivery.

03/19/20

Parallel Napa Valley, a beloved iconic Napa Valley wine produced by top consulting winemaker Philippe Melka, has launched a private online tasting experience offering this week to foster friendship, education and community at a time when many are voluntarily or mandated to be home during #COVID19.

03/19/20

Kathleen Inman, owner and winemaker of Inman Family Wines in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, introduced today an online virtual wine tasting program, bringing the wine country experience directly to the homes of consumers nationwide through social media channels.

03/19/20

Tasting rooms are closed, but here's how to keep sipping and swirling from home.

03/19/20

The success of DTC brands depends on retention programs ...

03/19/20

Bay Area residents under shelter-in-place orders can rest assured that there's one nonessential item that they won't be forced to go without: wine.

03/19/20

Festival organizers also added that all billed headliners, which include the Dave Matthews Band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Khalid, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Zedd will return for the festival's rescheduled date, Oct. 2-4, 2020 at the same location.

03/19/20

for instance, Robert Joseph and wine marketing leader Polly Hammond created the 'Real Business of Wine' webinar series ...

03/19/20

"Everyone is reimagining their work in the context of this national emergency," says John deBary, founder and board president, Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation. "That's ultimately going to be a good thing, because the crisis is going to help strengthen the industry and make it more sustainable and more equitable."

03/19/20

"We wanted them all to meet in one location so Craig and I could personally hand their checks to them," Annie said through tears over the phone. "They're family. It was really difficult. They mean the world to us. That was the most difficult part. Every day we're in this crazy tornado. We closed Locanda, we closed Delfina. It would take too much staffing to go to-go there."

03/19/20

In 2019, the country of Georgia's wine exports to the U.S. surged another 46% and represented 90 producers, reports Levan Mekhuzla, Chairman of The National Wine Agency of the country of Georgia. This was the fifth straight year of annualized average 30% growth by volume, making the U.S. the largest Western export market for Georgia, following only China and other CIS (former Soviet Bloc) countries.

03/19/20

Earl and Hilda Jones, longtime varietal and winegrowing pioneers in Oregon's Umpqua Valley, are proud to announce Abacela's 25th anniversary. From day one, their mantra has been matching particular grapes to their ideal climate sites. Today, Abacela's Fault Line Vineyards is home to 15 varieties.

03/19/20

Wine expert Gabriel Geller, Director of PR and Manager of Wine Education for Kedem/Royal Wine Corp, offers his insights and top picks for Passover 2020 so you have one less thing to stress about.

03/19/20

Broadbent Selections, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is the exclusive U.S. importer for the wines from Bindi Sergardi of Tuscany.

03/19/20

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the U.S., announced today that it has entered into a new distribution partnership with WCP Solutions, a privately-held wholesale provider of fine paper and board.

03/19/20

Smurfit Kappa, leader in Bag-in-Box packaging solutions has entered the soft-drinks market with its new QuickConnect Vitop (QVC) tap.

03/19/20

TUBES - Wines & Spirits by the glass is a Dutch company that is specialized in bottling wine in glass or rPET tubes. They help wineries save money, reduce waste and spillage and increase revenue by transforming their sample bottles into the perfect sample size: 100 ml tubes. TUBES has its own IFS, HACCP and SKAL certified production facility in Hilversum (the Netherlands), where they bottle wine using a patented technology that preservers the quality of the products by using an inert environment. An oxygen-free bottling process guarantees retention of the complete taste bouquet of wine for 9 to 24 months.

03/19/20

In response to Governor Newsom's Monday announcement that all restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries and pubs should close to help curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) announces that all winery tasting rooms in the Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticultural Area (AVA) will be closed until further notice.

03/19/20

In response to the "shelter-in-place" order that went into effect in Sonoma County today to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Vintners Resort announces that its dining venues and spa are closed until further notice. The hotel remains open as an essential shelter for the community.

03/19/20

In response to the "shelter-in-place" order that went into effect in Sonoma County today to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery announces the temporary closure of its Villa Fiore tasting room in Dry Creek Valley and Seasons of the Vineyard Wine Shop in downtown Healdsburg.

03/19/20

U.S. Demand for Quality Drives Ex-Cellar Prices Double Those of CIS Countries

03/19/20

An Australian-first regional cellar door in the Barossa Valley wine region of South Australia will open its doors later this month after nine years since the project was first imagined.

03/19/20

The longtime head of Christie's wine department inspired a love for rare, old wines with his lifetime of tasting notes

03/19/20

'We have lost one of the wine world's best-known personalities. It was Michael who restarted wine auctions, at Christie's in 1966, thereby establishing London as the thriving centre of the world's fine-wine trade ...

03/19/20

Dow and Jones Limited was wound-up "in the public interest" at a court hearing on 17 March before Deputy Judge Jones

03/19/20

Out-of-work customers could miss loan payments and suffer plunging credit scores; lenders and credit-reporting firms are being asked to help

03/19/20

Rising interest rates are the last thing a weakening economy needs, but Treasury yields continue to rise even though the Fed is using its heavy artillery to drive them lower. Strategists say yields, which move opposite price, are going higher because a big government stimulus package could create $1 trillion or more in new debt on top of the already $1 trillion U.S. deficit.

03/19/20

"We are officially declaring that the economy has fallen into a recession ... joining the rest of the world, and it is a deep plunge," Bank of America U.S. economist Michelle Meyer wrote in a note. "Jobs will be lost, wealth will be destroyed and confidence depressed."

03/19/20

The Great Depression, horrible as it was, served as a giant laboratory experiment for two policy approaches. As the economy slumped between 1929 and 1932, the Administration of Herbert Hoover eschewed large-scale efforts to boost federal spending and rescue stricken industries. Once F.D.R. took over, in 1933, he pursued a far more activist approach.

03/19/20

New reporting on Wednesday reveals the federal government assumes the coronavirus outbreak will last at least 18 months, lead to "significant shortages," and cause "straining" of the healthcare system ... The forecast is laid out in an internal unclassified document, "U.S.Government COVID-19 Response Plan"

03/19/20

100-page report - The 'PanCAP Adapted U. S. Government COVID -19 Response Plan' leaked by the New York Times outlines the United States Government (USG) coordinated federal response activities for COVID-19 in the United States ...

03/19/20

Emergen-C was quick to respond to the viral trend, advising people not to mix the dietary supplement with alcohol during this time of social distancing: "We do not recommend taking any of our products with alcohol."