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05/11/20

"We're looking at over a year before people can look to get back to the same type of business. Consumers are going to be hesitant to travel. Consumers are going to become more accustomed to dining at home, which is going to hurt the restaurant business, but it may be beneficial to the wine business."

05/11/20

Temperatures in parts of the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions were below freezing the night of May 8. Some regions had temperatures that were low enough to damage vines that had already gone through bud break.

05/11/20

For 50 years, Andy Beckstoffer drove up the price of wine. Did the strategy work too well?

05/11/20

A Champagne producer has been swindled out of 50,000 bottles of fizz and over £120,000 by five conmen, including a French policeman who claimed to be a secret agent.

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with Jeff Bitter, Danny Brager, Max Heinemann, Amy Hoopes, and Paul Leary.

05/11/20

The Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins, which represents a majority of European wine producers, has joined an initiative to promote glass recycling. It hopes to achieve a 90% recycling rate.

05/11/20

Nicolas Quille, of US-based Crimson Wine Group, was unequivocal in his call for a rethink on heavy glass bottles.

05/11/20

Australia's national science agency-imported Petit Manseng grapes from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research… or so they thought. But even the scientists got it wrong. Recent DNA testing by a French ampelographer uncovered that, for all these years, the variety was actually Gros Manseng.

05/11/20

Employees from the Newberg Mail Room, Mitchell Wine Group, Galaxy Wine Company and Northwest Distribution and Storage loaded their vans with 1,413 cases of wine and 268 cases of non-alcoholic sparkling wine grape juice. They were delivered to Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Legacy Health in Portland, Providence Newberg Medical Center, and PeaceHealth Medical Group and McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Eugene.

05/11/20

The Wachau is Austria's newest (and fifteenth) DAC winegrowing region.

05/11/20

The sale or purchase of alcohol beverage products with the privilege of return violates the Federal Consignment Sales provisions. See 27 CFR 11.21. Returns for ordinary and usual commercial reasons arising after the product has been sold are not prohibited, but the return or exchange of a product because it is overstocked or slow-moving does not constitute a return for ordinary and commercial reasons

05/11/20

Only two other countries - Sri Lanka and Panama - continue to deprive their citizens of that most universal pleasure-giver and painkiller, though much larger India and Thailand recently lifted similar bans.

05/11/20

The sellers of alcohol are shocked at the sale of alcohol.

05/11/20

there has been an on-again, off-again patchwork of enforcement on everything from business closures to wearing face masks. It's fallen to local officials to both interpret and enforce rapidly evolving rules, with state and local orders often at odds

05/11/20

Covid-19 raises questions about the viability of an economic system built on borderless migration and a single marketplace-especially in the bloc's agricultural industry

05/11/20

In that case, the payments would follow the USDA's awarding of contracts for another part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), the Farmers to Families Food Box.

05/11/20

A handful of Americans are starting to say things they haven't said for weeks: "Waiter, check please."

05/11/20

Industry warns of 'financial devastation' as England's pubs told to stay shut until August

05/11/20

"This is a prime opportunity to rethink a lot of ridiculous aspects of the way we've always done things."

05/11/20

It's likely to be a disjointed process, with restaurants in rural areas opening first, and eateries in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other urban areas that have been hot spots for infections remaining closed longer.

05/11/20

En cédant à trois de ses collaborateurs la majorité de l'actionnariat du laboratoire d'œnologie qu'il a hissé au sommet avec son épouse Dany, Michel Rolland passe la main en douceur à une nouvelle génération. La retraite n'est pas d'actualité pour autant.

05/11/20

Over the past two months, Guy Fieri has been working with the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation to raise money for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. In an Instagram announcement on Friday, the organization proudly announced it had raised $20 million and will be sending out 10,000 emails to qualifying recipients.

05/11/20

With online wine and spirit sales booming, we ask how long is the trend likely to continue.

05/11/20

Puentes family struggles to hold on to Honrama Cellars after building it from the ground up

05/11/20

From Sussex County down to Cape May, spring, summer and fall are prime times for learning about the dozens of wineries that crisscross the state.

05/11/20

It seems the re-opening would be partial and gradual, and would depend on "a series of big ifs", and how the spread of the virus continues over the next two months.

05/11/20

Australian wine to gain a competitive edge, says Winerytale

05/11/20

"Sémillon can be amazing and average," says Pauline Lapierre Dietrich, winemaker for Château Haut-Rian in Bordeaux. It all depends on how winemakers treat it in the vineyard and winery, she says. Clone and site matter, as do yield size and vinification.

05/11/20

In case you missed it: Enartis hosted a webinar with colleagues in China, Italy, South Africa, California, Australia, and New Zealand discussing how they've dealt with safety issues and physical distancing during harvest.

05/11/20

"The word "artisanal" has become overused. A tiny garagiste might call his wines artisanal. So might a mammoth winery. We've applied the word so liberally and casually we've drained it of meaning. Many in wine discourse want to bury "artisanal" forever."