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The winery phone sales channel has traditionally been one of the least-focused on yet most profitable DTC sales channels. In the wake of COVID-19 we have seen more emphasis on, and success in, phone sales than ever before. Even when businesses open back up, phone sales will remain an important effort.

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PG&E resisted the fine on the grounds that it would threaten its ability to raise the tens of billions of dollars needed to finance its complex plan to emerge from bankruptcy by a June 30 deadline.

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Nickell and Rosario will take over the day-to-day operations of the winery in Ghent and the two satellite locations in Tannersville and Troy, NY. Bryan VanDeusen will remain as General Manager and winemaker, and celebrated grape historian Stephen Casscles (author of Grapes of the Hudson Valley and Other Cool Climate Regions) will remain as a grower and advising winemaker.

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On February 21, Accolade Wines announced Foye has joined the group as COO following his abrupt departure from its main competitor and Australia's biggest wine company Treasury Wine Estates, the parent company of Penfolds and Wolf Blass. At the time, TWE said Foye left "due to a breach of TWE's internal policies".

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the presenters will include: Jeff Bitter, President, Allied Grape Growers; Danny Brager, SVP, Nielsen Beverage Alcohol Practice; Max Heinemann, Wine & Spirits Client Manager, Nielsen CGA; Amy Hoopes, President, Wente Family Estates, and Paul Leary, Founder & Principal, Assemblage Consulting Group.

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Canned wine is one of the fastest growing market segments in the wine industry. While this packaging offers a new way for consumers to enjoy wine in a more convenient and portable way, there are things winemakers need to consider when deciding to put wine in a can.

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Join them at 10:00 a.m. PST for Behind the Wines with Elaine Chukan Brown, Episode 6

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As valuable members of the wine community continue to be affected by COVID-19 interruptions, the Cork Quality Council has pledged their support by donating $30,000 to the United Sommeliers Foundation. This fund provides financial relief to sommeliers, bartenders, tasting room personnel, and other members of the wine community.

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Conversations with top California producers on discovery, legacy, and innovation

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In case you missed it: He decided to give Jean-Philippe Fort, Julien Viaud and Mikael Laizet the opportunity to take shares in the analysis and consulting company founded with his wife Dany in 1973, renaming 'Laboratoire Rolland' 'Rolland et Associés'.

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They have created a competitive pricing structure and now can offer their entire DTC suite to all size wineries. Vintegrate is also waiving set up and installations fees and charging no fees through June 30th. This is to help smaller wineries get online

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From June, consumers with the Winerytale app will be able to scan almost any Australian wine to see the story of the wine and the winery come to life with stunning augmented reality.

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The campaign, featuring the tagline Your Personal Connection from Vineyard to Glass, is targeted at consumers of boutique wines ranging in cost from $20-$150 per bottle.

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LibDibTM, the web-based wholesale alcohol distributor, today announced that the company is now licensed to operate in the state of Illinois. Any licensed wine or spirits producer, from anywhere in the world, can now distribute products into Illinois via LibDib. This marks the sixth market for LibDib's alcohol distribution model, which currently reaches 4 of the 5 top U.S. states in terms of alcohol consumption.

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In just a short time, COVID-19 has already affected many consumer industries all over the world. Join us for the Wine Consumer and Product Trends: What May Change Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic live webinar for a discussion on how the wine and grape industry may change in the weeks to come. Grape growers, winemakers, and taste room operators are invited to attend!

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The Dining Bond Initiative, a campaign that helps get funds to restaurants impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19, has gone global. Since its inception in mid-March, more than 500 restaurants around the world have joined the program and are reporting sales ranging from several thousand dollars to up to $60,000.

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"QR scanning will play a big role for businesses to help minimize contact," owner Simon Mee began. "By simply scanning a QR code located at the table guests will be able to view menu options and place orders from their own device."

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Survey data from the National Restaurant Association estimate that over 3 million restaurant jobs were lost in the United States during the first three weeks of March alone. By mid-April, two-thirds of all U.S. restaurant employees had lost their jobs. California Wineries & Vineyards (CWV) is offering a helping hand by launching the Sommelier Financial Assistance Fund for those who are considered a staple of the wine industry.

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Taking place on The Lawn, the spacious outdoor venue adjacent to Vista Collina Resort, Live on The Lawn brings the Napa Valley community together with live music, a gourmet food truck, a cocktail bar, wine tastings and more in a sprawling environment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning the Fourth of July Weekend Friday, July 3 through Labor Day Weekend September 7 2020.

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Closed for public visits since March 16 due to the statewide shelter-in-place (SIP) order, many wineries have found virtual events to be so popular that they plan to continue offering them even after their tasting rooms reopen.

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The investigation's findings, posted as an industry advisory to the ABC's website, say "the Department's recent enforcement actions have revealed that third-party delivery services are routinely delivering alcoholic beverages to minors."

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An investment fund has acquired the largest wine-making operation in Ohio and a major producer of juice on the East Coast.

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Leon & Son had all the markings of a Covid casualty. The tiny Brooklyn wine shop is full of relatively esoteric, small-batch bottles that are best sold with a back-story.

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The BIVB released some sobering figures, pointing out that most of the region's sales came not from stores or auctions, but from restaurants and bars.

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Pros' best advice for strategizing high-end wine sales during a downturn

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Producers across Italy are embracing online sales

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Eric Lanxade, sales director for Caves et Vignobles du Gers in South-West France, which produces 400,000 hectolitres of bulk wine (PGI Côtes de Gascogne and Vin de France) annually, certainly thinks so.

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A review of last week's Larkmead Vineyards Salon series webinar led by Larkmead's winemaker, Dan Petrosk with Virginie Boone ...

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At 479 episodes, I'll Drink to That! Wine Talk with Levi Dalton has far outstripped the average lifespan of podcasts by a factor of 50, making him one of the most successful wine podcasters