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04/03/20

Projection-based Alternative Reality: The labels, mapped by a proprietary software from Glass-Media Inc., are designed for each client, according to the company. The "labels" could be projected onto a bottle from a table top or a bar top on another display. The labels could appear on any bottle shape or size.

04/03/20

A multi-agency project confirmed that blending or dilution with unaffected wine can be an effective remedy for smoke-affected wine.

04/03/20

Felicity Carter speaks to CEO Dr Brokemper about how the wine trade can navigate the pandemic

04/03/20

Some of the innovations being seen in Italy include: Only using 10% of key workers at winery and rotating staff - Slowing down operations - for safety - Using extended family in the vineyards to cover absent migrant workers - Looking at massive green harvest in July/ August - Looking at distilling overstock into pure alcohol (sanitizers) - Not over-loading export pipelines'Life Under Lockdown

04/03/20

Vines OS helped Mission Bay Wine & Cheese launch their online store quickly

04/03/20

enabling local taprooms and tasting rooms to stay open for pick-up or delivery via completely touch-free transactions

04/03/20

Technology limitations, as well as the real and perceived ill-effects of traditional petrochemical synthesis, have led to alternative models of chemical production, including synthetic biology (synbio). Synbio has enabled the creation of organisms that use fermentation to produce a wide variety of chemicals from renewable feedstock, which Lux predicts in its new report, "Strategies for Synbio Success," will evolve this decade from creating niche, environmentally friendly products to creating new molecules not available with current technology.

04/03/20

Appropriately recognized as the younger, hipper sibling of Tarpon's flagship offerings, Cambaro is a series of minimal intervention wines that are unique, yet approachable. Crafted to be food friendly, acid driven and incredibly aromatic, the label's wines are all priced under $30. Made with fruit from the Heringer Estates Family Vineyards in the Clarksburg AVA, Cambaro takes a fresh perspective on winemaking by incorporating lesser used varietals such as Verdejo and Nebbiolo, while exploring techniques like skin-contact white wines (or orange wines) and carbonic maceration.

04/03/20

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times surrounding COVID-19, BC wineries are doing what they can to ensure the community and industry remain strong, which is why the Wines of British Columbia welcome the return of BC Wine Month in April to encourage buying local while respecting physical distancing.

04/03/20

Year-over-year hotel occupancy rate declines in the North Bay area for the final week of March show the continuing toll the novel coronavirus is taking on the region's hospitality industry, according to new data

04/03/20

Developed by two Masters of Wine over a three-year period, all of the courses are completed entirely online, including the exam. Students can begin their studies immediately after enrolling, with up to 90 days to immerse themselves in the material and write the online exam. After successful completion of the exam, students earn a Fine Vintage certification.

04/03/20

Each week the winery will introduce a new two-course menu featuring produce and cheeses sourced from local farms, along with wine pairings from the Ram's Gate portfolio. The dinner kit will be delivered to local doorsteps by winery staff members and will include all the ingredients and instructions necessary for a restaurant-worthy dining experience in the comfort of your own kitchen.

04/03/20

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals through May 11 for On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (On-Farm Trials), now in its second year. On-Farm Trials, part of the agency's Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program, help support the adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural land.

04/03/20

The CARES Act expanded the EIDL program to enable small businesses - including farmers - to access immediate, emergency grants. Following the bill's passage, SBA has issued guidance making small farm operations eligible for assistance through its Paycheck Protection Program but excludes them from EIDL loan or grant eligibility. The letter makes clear that SBA's decision is not consistent with Congress' intent and calls on the agency to ensure EIDL eligibility for small farmers.

04/03/20

In a memo released by the White House, Trump directed the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary to use his authority to help facilitate the supply of ventilator materials for six companies - General Electric Co, Hill-Rom Holdings Inc, Medtronic Plc, Resmed Inc, Royal Philips N.V. and Vyaire Medical Inc. State officials and health experts said the United States will ultimately need tens of thousands of additional ventilators.

04/03/20

The reports on users' movements in 131 countries will be made available on a special website and will "chart movement trends over time by geography," according to a post on one of the company's blogs. Trends will be display "a percentage point increase or decrease in visits" to locations like parks, shops, homes and places of work, not "the absolute number of visits," said the post, signed by Jen Fitzpatrick, who leads Google Maps, and the company's chief health officer Karen DeSalvo.

04/03/20

We learned today that in the last two weeks, 9.96 million people have filed for unemployment insurance benefits in the US. Tomorrow the US government releases the official US employment figures for the first time since millions of Americans were ordered to close their businesses and stay at home. Those two figures-initial jobless claims and non-farm payrolls-are, of course, related. A large portion of people who lose their jobs can be expected to file for unemployment benefits. The trend is reflected in the data:

04/03/20

Losing coverage, including because of job loss, is one of the life events that qualify people to enroll in the health insurance programs available on the Affordable Care Act marketplace. The cost will vary depending on where the person applies, and whether they have dependents.

04/03/20

A strong advocate for women in the wine industry, Corrina Wright, owner and winemaker at Oliver's Taranga Vineyards in McLaren Vale, examines the options and obstacles when it comes to planning and taking maternity and parental leave.

04/03/20

With COVID-19 upending their business models, chefs and sommeliers look for assistance while helping those in need

04/03/20

The smaller berries would give good concentration of both colour and flavour, which would result in "exceptional wine quality"

04/03/20

From the tips of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the deep canyons of Santa Barbara County, there's a Sauvignon Blanc renaissance underway

04/03/20

Cramele Recas has donated a further three ventilators and medical equipment to hospitals in Timisoara, Romania, to help frontline healthcare workers deliver the best care in the fight against coronavirus (Covid-19)

04/03/20

Lawyers and advisers who work on the largest corporate bankruptcies in the U.S. say they expect a deluge of debt restructurings and chapter 11 filings due to the massive disruption caused by the novel coronavirus

04/03/20

The Catena Zapata family celebrates this unprecedented recognition through a Zoom virtual toast to its staff, importers, and customers around the world

04/03/20

The popular Manhattan liquor and wine store says that delivery times may be later than usual

04/03/20

This week's Drinking with Esther newsletter is heavy on the tasting notes.

04/03/20

It's a stunning example of Rousanne. The white grape best known for its work in France's Northern Rhône shines particularly bright in this bottling

04/03/20

Lettie Teague asked neighbors and friends what they're uncorking now, revealing how wine provides a vital link to friends and places far away

04/03/20

enjoy one of the following virtual tastings in your own home, or, consider giving as a gift to friends or family who are sheltering in place

04/03/20

Despite significant challenges from the global economic downturn and downward pressure on commodity prices, Australia's agricultural sector is in a good position to "weather the COVID-19 storm", Rabobank says in its just-released April Agribusiness Monthly

04/03/20

Fieri, a Santa Rosa resident, has partnered with the National Restaurant Association's Educational Fund to dole out $500 grants through its Restaurant Employee Relief Program. The one-time grants became available to unemployed restaurant workers on Thursday

04/03/20

Some wine commentators (notably Jamie Goode and to a lesser extent Doug Wregg of Les Caves de Pyrene) have suggested that the natural wine world doesn't need certification of this kind. I don't agree.

04/03/20

Retired adult-entertainment star Natalie Oliveros talks about her journey to making Brunello di Montalcino ...

04/03/20

A golden oldie starring Rock Hudson and Jean Simmons, The Earth is Mine tells the story of the Rambeau family, a California winemaking dynasty trying to stay afloat during Prohibition. Hudson plays John Rambeau, who disobeys his father's wishes not to deal with bootleggers by selling the family's stock to Chicago gangsters.

04/03/20

Mayacamas Vineyards, Heitz Cellar, and Stony Hill Vineyard have all changed hands recently

04/03/20

John will work with the entire sales, brand, and operations management teams to continue to improve Victory processes, procedures, and results.

04/03/20

Essential Businesses operating in Sonoma County, among other jurisdictions, were ordered to post and implement a Social Distancing Protocol for each facility frequented by employees or the public ..

04/03/20

In a matter of days, millions of Americans have been asked to do what might have been unthinkable only a month ago: Don’t go to work, don’t go to school, don’t leave the house at all, unless you have to.