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05/18/20

- Comments in Response Due by May 18th ... 'The ABC is using the COVIS 19 crisis as an excuse to implement an agenda of permanent "emergency" orders that would abrogate licensee rights ... We urge the industry to comment; that this effort at "emergency."'

05/18/20

Draft European Commission legislation on the mandatory listing of wine ingredients is expected to classify additives - substances that remain active in the end product - as ingredients. And Italian wine industry bodies are joining southern French wine producers to launch In Vino Veritas, a new consumer campaign which aims to promote transparency.

05/18/20

The carbon offset market has been plagued by corruption and other problems. One New Zealand company is making offsets transparent and easy.

05/18/20

A biochemicals company in the Netherlands hopes to kickstart investment in a pioneering project that hopes to make plastics from plant sugars rather than fossil fuels.

05/18/20

Since opening, the winery has packaged its wine in a unique bowling pin-shaped flint glass bottle, with a deep punt. A new bottle uses a sleeker design, without a punt for better balance, but with the winery's Lady Acquiesce logo embossed on the bottom.

05/18/20

As the shutdown halts tourism, vineyards that rely on visits to tasting rooms ship bottles and host virtual events

05/18/20

You just can't eat or drink wine while you're there

05/18/20

Watch the video above to find out why Meade Hill Winery risked possible consequences and held a tasting event before it's allowed to under California's coronavirus guidelines.

05/18/20

Such an opening is exactly what tourism operators have been waiting for - even if European neighbors so far appeared be wary of the unilateral Italian announcement.

05/18/20

The decision comes as a blow to the country's tourism industry, which had been hoping European travelers could offer a much needed economic boost as the country faces a severe recession, the Sun reported.

05/18/20

Any decision on easing travel restrictions will depend in large part on what safety protocols all countries put in place to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus and whether those countries in turn grant entry to Americans.

05/18/20

Outside popular bars on the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, the East and West Villages and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, booze hounds arrived for the takeout cocktails - then stayed - and stayed - to sip drinks on packed sidewalks, soaking up the lively scenes.

05/18/20

"You don't want 1,000 or more municipalities, states, governments of different sizes having to reinvent the wheel."

05/18/20

Nick Goldschmidt typically spends the entire months of March, July and November in Chile. This year, he hopes to return in July if travel opens up. He's not certain when he'll return to New Zealand and Australia.

05/18/20

Luke discuses his 6 harvests in 3 years with some of the most elite wineries in the world. Opus one Napa Valley, Errazuriz In Acongugua Chile, Louis Latour in Burgundy, Penfolds Barrosa Australia, Campo Viejo La Rioja Spain and Catana Mendoza Argentina.

05/18/20

Much of the activity in relation to grapes is discussion around availability and pricing, with many buyers seemingly deep in analysis, waiting for more sales numbers and/or to see how the 2020

05/18/20

The bulk wine market continues to be more active now than at this stage last year but, again, from a historical perspective, it is quiet.

05/18/20

For every inexpensive or well-known national brand the state can milk for big money, there are hundreds of other spirits and wines that are less lucrative.

05/18/20

Behind the Wines with Elaine Chukan Brown | Ep. 7 - Paul Draper, Ridge Vineyards, May 19, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Featured Wine: 1984 Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains

05/18/20

Monday, May 18, 2020 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern time) Join Dr. Anna Katharine Mansfield, associate professor of enology at Cornell; and Dr. Beth Chang, enology extension specialist at Virginia Tech; with Dr. Abby Snyder, assistant professor of microbial food safety at Cornell University.

05/18/20

Royal Wine, which produces Bartenura Moscato, says new four-packs of the canned drink are already available in some stores, will be sold everywhere by June

05/18/20

Napa, Sonoma, and Solano counties are all talking about reopening stores and restaurants to some degree, yet none meet the requirement of no COVID-19 deaths in two weeks.

05/18/20

It's a practice that has gained traction during the coronavirus pandemic over the past two weeks in at least three communities north of Boston. The "Billerica, Tewksbury, and Wilmington Wine Fairies" private Facebook group, which Bevington launched April 30, has ballooned from 40 to more than 3,400 members.

05/18/20

Stay connected with Halter Ranch. Taste through your favorite Halter Ranch wines from the comfort of your own home. Join Winemaker Kevin Sass every Friday at 5:00 pm as he tastes through our current release wines at different locations around the Ranch.

05/18/20

One of his biggest claim-to-fame wines is Menage a Trois.

05/18/20

The winemaker from Graziano Family of Wines talks about pruning his old vine Carignane and electric pruning shears.

05/18/20

Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark, announced Friday that it would be reopening next week with a new concept: An outdoor wine bar with two burgers -- one meat, one vegetarian -- on the menu.

05/18/20

The point of the virtual discussion-sponsored by the Benchmark Wine Group in Napa, Calif.-was to learn a little something about Burgundy (and Beyond) as the discussion was themed, and to give wine lovers a way to talk about the more esoteric elements of wine with like-minded souls.

05/18/20

The pandemic has sparked a change of habit in the world's largest wine market.

05/18/20

Winery tasting rooms that open their doors to the public will need to adhere to the same social distancing guidelines as restaurants. A task force developed recommended guidelines for tasting room staff training and visitor safety that "go above and beyond the governor's re-opening requirements."

05/18/20

A shortage of beer, bans on sales and the state of the economy could be driving people to buy cheap bootleg booze.

05/18/20

Butane, a highly flammable solvent, is used in the process to extract the high-inducing chemical THC to produce hash oil, which is used in vape pens, edibles and other products.

05/18/20

47% of San Francisco restaurant owners laid off all of their employees during shelter-in-place. And among the 73% of restaurants open for takeout, 60% are losing money by doing so.

05/18/20

It's an unprecedented time for adaptation, and the right moment for a closer look at the Chilean wine industry's inventiveness and resilience in a time of crisis.

05/18/20

Café Rothe in Schwerin, Germany, celebrated the loosening of Germany's lockdown restrictions by handing out pool noodle hats.

05/18/20

"Denis Durantou was one of the rare owners in Bordeaux who also made the wine and walked the vineyards every day. He felt very strongly that wine should be a reflection of the land that it came from, and could be searingly honest in his opinion of producers who fell short of that ideal.

05/18/20

A continued slump in Champagne sales has been made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic.

05/18/20

And now lawyers say only Covid-19 may save him from extradition.

05/18/20

"Research clearly shows that many Americans are eager to begin traveling again as soon as it is allowed, but concerns over their health and safety away from home are a primary barrier to doing so."