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Tuesday, May 26th

04/01/20

The world has changed and wineries are picking up their phones to drive the direct to consumer channel ...

04/01/20

Nielsen found that online sales of beer wine and spirits were up 243 percent verses the same week the year before ...

04/01/20

The 90-day postponement applies to any such excise tax payment due between March 1 and July 1. Penalties and interest will be waived as long as the payments are made within 90 days of the original due date ...

04/01/20

The Food and Drug Administration has relaxed regulations on the types of alcohol that can be used to make hand sanitizers during the shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, expanding the market to potentially millions of gallons made by ethanol producers

04/01/20

"The resourcefulness, collaboration, and genuine care and concern shown by our industry partners is truly inspiring," Visit Napa Valley president and CEO Linsey Gallagher said

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Featuring varietals such as Mathematics Merlot, Recess Riesling, and Classroom Cabernet, there is something for everyone - and every subject!

04/01/20

Sam Sebastiani, third-generation winemaker of the famous Sebastiani family, announced the release of his 2019 "Eye of the Swan™" Reserve Aleatico Rosé produced under his La Chertosa label. In 1975, Sam and father August Sebastiani produced the first "Eye of the Swan" rosé

04/01/20

In an exclusive Town Hall with Inc., U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and chief policy officer Neil Bradley explained the resources that will soon be available to business owners in the economic stimulus package.

04/01/20

Millions of owners face April 1 due dates for rent, mortgage, credit card and other payments. Some have been granted leniency from landlords and lenders. But even then, there are other business and personal bills that are owed. And employees - at least those who haven't been laid off - must be paid

04/01/20

Business Interruption Group to demand immediate compensation

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Farm Credit East is offering an educational webinar regarding new payroll and tax provisions outlined in the newly passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This free webinar will be held on Thursday, April 2, from noon to 1 p.m.

04/01/20

St. Helena's ACME Fine Wines today announced they are launching by-appointment-only virtual wine tastings for any wines purchased online or by phone, as well as tastings for their monthly wine club shipments.

04/01/20

Biological nitrogen fixation is a more sustainable way to provide nitrogen to crops

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Maybe a new tendency will be born that will discover the online market of Italian wines, and new opportunities will emerge for those businesses that will bet on the market and invest in the economic growth.

04/01/20

Those counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Napa and Solano - were the first in California to issue sweeping restrictions on social movements to slow the spread of coronavirus, and since then, the state of California and other local cities have followed suit. As of midday Tuesday, Sonoma County had 73 confirmed virus cases, Napa 14 and Marin County 98

04/01/20

Utilizing the hashtag #WallaWallaValleyWineMonth, the WWVWA will run a social media campaign throughout the month sharing information about the wine region along with new resources created to support wine consumption at home. On WallaWallaWine.com, an online buying guide allows those interested in Walla Walla Valley Wine to find wineries, view wine promotions and shipping discounts, and go directly to online shops to place their orders. An events calendar of virtual experiences allows wine enthusiasts to tune into virtual tastings, live happy hours and more.

04/01/20

To help people cope with the unprecedented circumstances, Boisset Collection has added local wine deliveries to customers from Raymond Vineyards, Buena Vista Winery and DeLoach Vineyards; has added online ordering capacity to the Oakville Grocery website; is extending the 15% in-person and online discount for Oakville Grocery and Atelier Fine Foods; and is launching online shopping sessions in addition to continuing virtual tastings. These new features are in addition to the ongoing availability of curbside pick-up for food and wine orders.

04/01/20

No installation is required, just plug in to 110vac. No cleaning is required, a single-use liner can be set up in the GOfermentor container by one person. Maximum One ton grape capacity. Grapes can be filled into the liner using a must pump by one person.

04/01/20

The drops that run down the inside of a glass after wine is swirled - called "legs" or "tears" - are caused by a shock wave interrupting the ring of fluid that sticks to the glass

04/01/20

Wine and beer are heavily flowing also: Wine sales are up 66 percent, and beer sales have risen 42 percent.

04/01/20

Just in time for lighter spring cocktails, spritz season and creative, low-ABV options to spice-up the digital happy hour routine, 3 Badge Beverage Corporation invites you to get to know La Pivón Vermouth ahead of the second annual Vermouth Day on Friday, May 15.

04/01/20

Australian Grape & Wine (AGW) welcomed this week's announcement from Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, that Australia and 15 other members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have agreed to establish an interim arrangement to bring appeals and solve trade disputes.

04/01/20

"We know that, unfortunately, some people in Australia consume alcohol in a harmful way. We also recognise that in these times, some may seek to use alcohol as a coping mechanism

04/01/20

new provisions that allow rebuilding efforts from wildfires to continue but otherwise bar all but the most essential construction work while shutting down short-term vacation rentals and strengthening social distancing requirements on businesses allowed to remain open

04/01/20

Essential businesses like grocery stores and cafes will need to come up with an official social distance plan

04/01/20

t's no secret that convenience and quality had Costco Wholesale and Amazon.com winning retail before COVID-19 Now, it's not even a fair fight.

04/01/20

Forget those canned beans. Ultraluxe foods are being sold straight to consumers at wholesale prices.

04/01/20

As their restaurant clientele are mainly idle during the coronavirus pandemic, distributors that sell products such as produce, meat, and seafood are shifting their focus to retail customers.

04/01/20

This Order clarifies, strengthens, and extends certain terms of the Prior Shelter Order to increase social distancing and further reduce person-to-person contact in order to further slow transmission of Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19")

04/01/20

"Under normal circumstances, I'd expect a bounce-back for luxury brands but that too is now in doubt," Doug Stephens, a retail industry consultant, wrote

04/01/20

At the same time wave of panic buying boosted demand

04/01/20

The restaurant and bar sector in Britain has never faced such a serious challenge as it does now.

04/01/20

"Changes in the climate have become obvious. Today we cannot avoid facing the challenges that come with extreme heat and weather conditions that are intensifying and for this reason have become worrisome." The Tedeschi family has always maintained that investing resources in research and studies is a moral obligation.

04/01/20

"It is a reminder that beyond Covid-19 we still face the massive challenge of Climate Change"

04/01/20

Concerns about frost have put Bordeaux and Burgundy wineries on alert, with temperatures set to drop again this week.

04/01/20

For Paul Symington, the crisis is as grave as that faced by his parents in World War II, and for others it's a matter of keeping social distance - but for all winemakers, the lockdown is a huge test

04/01/20

Effective immediately, all due dates for paying Federal excise taxes to TTB on wine, beer, distilled spirits, tobacco products, cigarette papers and tubes, firearms, and ammunition are postponed 90 days from the due date otherwise prescribed.

04/01/20

Goldman Sachs has revised its view on how the coronavirus will impact the U.S. economy, seeing a sharper downturn than originally thought followed by an even bigger upturn

04/01/20

Bouchard Père & Fils taking the high road of generosity during these difficult times.

04/01/20

"We've taken immediate steps to safeguard jobs and attempt to secure the long-term future of a business founded over 40 years ago. Senior management are taking significant pay cuts and operations have been adjusted to reduce working hours and overheads

04/01/20

Edelman Trust Barometer report. It asked 12,000 consumers in 12 key markets to assess their attitudes and responses to what steps brands and companies are taking to tackle the coronavirus pandemic

04/01/20

It started with messages from airlines, but soon enough every kind of organization - universities, tech startups, sandwich shops you visited once three years and two cities ago - started sending out coronavirus updates

04/01/20

Lockdown regulations were the worst possible news for the local wine industry and will likely have a severe impact beyond the next few weeks, says wine producers body Vinpro.

04/01/20

Winemakers are trying to remain optimistic. "For the wines, some more time in the cellar or in the bottle before sale is for sure very positive," said Ewald Tscheppe of Werlitsch in Styria. "Personally, I hope people can stay positive in these times and use the time to realize what really matters."

04/01/20

"Coronavirus is the impetus needed to shift the wine-industry into a new future where it can thrive in a world of increased volatility, demand fluctuation, climate change consciousness, and yet desire for consumers to engage in new experiences," - Michael Baum, owner of Burgundy's Chateau Pommard