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05/19/20

Consumer spending on domestic wine, including bulk imports, fell 7% to $46.5 billion in the 12 months ended April, market research firm bw166 reported. The decline in spending was driven by reduced activity through winery tasting rooms and on-premise accounts. Modelling indicates winery tasting rooms are recouping about 10 percent of sales in the face of government-mandated closures, even though April saw them effectively shut down to walk-in traffic. 

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On Friday, May 15, Wine Business Monthly held the latest installment in its webinar series, designed to help wineries increase phone sales to reach consumers who might be wary of returning to the tasting room. View the replay here.

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"We're seeking the things we think are appropriate for Sonoma County at this time - lower risk activities," Dr. Sundari Mase, the county's health officer, said Monday afternoon.

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In recent days, several tasting rooms have reopened with new safety measures in place, but some wineries have decided to wait a bit longer

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The Oregon Supreme Court late Monday halted a rural judge's order earlier in the day that had tossed out statewide coronavirus restrictions imposed by Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

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Also Join the Ciatti Webinar Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 11:00AM - 12:00PM ... Tune in and listen for insight about the current wine and grape market and also hear from Steven Rannekliev and Tony Correia ...

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Steve MacRostie and Marcello Monticelli are the honorary icons of 2020 who helped shape the heritage and history of Sonoma County. Jordan Kivelstadt is the 2020 innovator of the year.

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It's meant a big change for Head Winemaker Jennifer Wall. "All of a sudden, we've had this opportunity to bring Jen to people, so she's been hosting virtual happy hours."

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What starts out with learning about their farming and background quickly becomes a beautiful story of a young man's respect, love and appreciation of his father, their shared passion for the land and all the people who work with them on it.

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Bay Area restaurant and bar owners imagine what reopening might look like. Here's what they say you can expect.

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As dining rooms slowly reopen, owners are scrambling to reduce risks and reassure customers with an array of gear. Face coverings lead the way.

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ABC's new program allows restaurants and bars to serve customers on adjacent sidewalks, parking lots, and streets

05/19/20

Executives for restaurant groups large and small pressed President Trump for more federal assistance and for more time to spend the relief money they already have during a White House meeting Monday ostensibly arranged to discuss how to safely reopen for businesses during a pandemic that has stretched into its third month.

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Confronted with growing losses from the pandemic, restaurant owners face personal ruin

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How a growing number of boutique, sustainably-minded wine producers are carving an upscale niche in the canned category

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Elaine and Paul will discuss how he learned traditional winemaking techniques from Europe, developed those skills working with old vines in South America, and eventually bringing that expertise to California where he helped build one of California's most renowned wineries.

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Setter Ridge Vineyards is celebrating and thanking 100 Essential Workers over the next 8 weeks with a donation of wine to each worker selected.

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Gary Farrell Winery will introduce the Sunday Supper Virtual Winemaker Dinner, a series of three virtual wine events conducted through Zoom.

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Consumer movement and UNEP set out five global recommendations for action to tackle complexity of packaging information for consumers

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The launch of Vintage and Fine Wines features special packages of wines that reflect preferred pricing and the option for consumers to sign up for a virtual wine tasting with San Francisco based Hugh Symington, a member of the 5th generation of the revered Port producing family.

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The former wine director also shares how her somm background prepared her for her current role promoting the iconic Champagne brand

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Wine director of the London wine club 67 Pall Mall and chief executive of the European Court of Master Sommeliers, Ronan Sayburn MS is busier than even he imagined.

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The government has published the UK's new tariff regime, to replace the EU Common External Tariff from 1 January 2021, revealing that calls by the trade to reduce or drop tariffs on imported wines have gone unheaded.

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The Priorat native talks about achieving his dream job, rediscovering Garnacha, and learning to let the vineyards express themselves

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Picking during social distancing, an early harvest, and processing grapes in two months rather than four are just some of the ways wineries experienced an "unforgettably challenging" harvest in 2020, according to Wines of Argentina.

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The clean and green by-products of the Australian wine industry are ripe for upcycling, and that's exactly what's happening in a new initiative from Swisse Wellness, the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and Swinburne University of Technology.

05/19/20

Our research indicates that corporate responsibility is one of the trending sentiment changes during this crisis, and consumers now expect companies to do good. In fact, they may react sensitively if they don't feel brands are acting responsibly.

05/19/20

"Work From Anywhere" literally means anywhere, including the very office we would normally commute to.