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Saturday marked the 15th anniversary of the Granholm Supreme Court decision. Fifteen years later, the Tennessee Wine Supreme Court decision and Covid 19 situation will lead to significant change.

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Wine Enthusiast Media's Editor-in-Chief, Susan Kostrzewa, reflects on content strategy, audience engagement, and industry trends during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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and ... DtC wine shipment numbers for April 2020 from Nielsen's partnership with Wines Vines Analytics in collaboration with Sovos ShipCompliant showed even larger increases than in March. Volume grew 45 percent in April 2020, but with a significantly smaller dollar increase - up 15 percent as the average price per bottle dropped ...

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While most categories saw the same trajectory - a major peak in sales in March as stockpiling began, then a tailing of thereafter - alcohol managed to ride these peaks and troughs to see its overall sales rise by 25%.

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This is the fourth round of temporary relief for licensees. This latest round includes a significant opportunity for licensees to temporarily expand their licensed footprints so they can serve more people and serve them outside where it will be safer while the COVID-19 pandemic continues."

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tasting rooms remain closed.

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Public Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase said she believes the county is still on track to receive approval from state health officials to move forward with these new rules before the end of the week when she hopes to issue a new health order.

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News of this "official recognition" of natural wine generated lots of debate. While some see the benefits, many members of the natural wine community don't favor certification. Few leaders of the movement describe their wines as "natural." Many couldn't label them as such, anyway. The term isn't allowed on labels in the European Union.

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This is hardly Watergate, but it does illustrate the point that the wine media is frequently compromised by the close-knit nature of the trade. The question is why, and whether anything can be done about it.

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Rep. David Trone has made strengthening workers' rights central to his agenda in Congress. But at his multibillion-dollar business in Maryland, a different message is playing out.

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture is moving forward with a petition to redraw a portion of the eastern boundary of Solano County's grape pricing District 5 to move large vineyards in the Sacramento River Delta to neighboring District 17, which includes the Clarksburg appellation, the agency announced Thursday.

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Texas is moving to Phase 2 of its reopening, paving the way for bars to reopen, restaurant service to expand and professional sports to return, Gov. Greg Abbott said in a news conference Monday, with the governor crediting the large spike in new cases seen over the past few days to an increase in testing.

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"We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of communities and firefighters during this global and national emergency, and will work closely with local and state air and health organizations when considering prescribed fire operations in specific areas"

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The CIVC presented evidence which showed that the Champagne PDO had been protected under French law since 1908 and EU law since September 1973.

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Housing providers have 10 days to update their housing management plans to reflect the new requirements, which are in effect for up to 120 days and require housing providers to:

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In keeping with their out-of-the-box idea for the "To Go" event Circle of Hope has created another unique idea, changing their traditional in person silent auction to an online auction, substantial in the wine department, for both guests and non-guests to partake in and enjoy.

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Oregon Vine Perks encourages Oregon wine lovers to shop and qualify for two-for-one tastings, discounts and more at tasting rooms, all while donating to Oregon Food Bank

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Castello di Meleto will be present at Hopwine, the first online fair dedicated to the wine sector. On this unique opportunity, the winery will present to the international trade the Chianti Classico 2018, Vigna Casi Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 and the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016.

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From eye grabbing innovations to immersive food discovery, new technology is continuing to disrupt the grocery retail sector to help improve the customer journey and relieve shopper pain points, before and in the wake of COVID-19.

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The auction gives access to unattainable, one-of-a-kind wines and experiences from Tuesday, May 19 through Saturday, May 23 supporting The United Sommeliers Foundation, a grass-roots organization that provides unemployed restaurant wine professionals with stipends to help them during the pandemic, with a portion of the proceeds.

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Alma Rosa will host annual Vintners 5 Miler benefitting Mental Health on September 12; 10% of all sales generated in May to support research for Mental Health Month

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Now one of the largest wineries in the U.S. outside of California, Oliver Winery & Vineyards is attracting new audiences with its high-quality, customer-focused approach to winemaking. In 2019, the winery sold more than 505,000 cases of wine, a 19% increase over 2018, and is currently on-track to exceed 2019 sales given recent successes on the wholesale side.

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Discounts and offers vary between the member wineries, and there is the ability for curb-side pick-up or delivery for local medical personnel or the possibility of discount shipping for those outside of the area. To view what is being offered please visit our website at www.slocoastwine.com.

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The denomination has responded very proactively with a strong digital approach to reach consumers locked up in their homes. "Now more than ever it is important to stay connected and share our experiences and passion," states Luca Giavi, Director of Prosecco DOC Consortium.

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Kicking off on Friday, May 22 with professional basketball player Josh Hart, the virtual tasting series spotlights JUSTIN Founder Justin Baldwin in conversation with industry leaders across various professions.

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the tweets went semi-viral ...

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The plan would let the county jump ahead to stage three in Gov. Gavin Newsom's four-stage plan and reopen such things as apartment building swimming pools along with gyms and hair and nail salons, all with strict safety rules. It also would green-light outdoor religious services with restrictions and bring back youth sports but without games or spectators.

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No one really knows for sure, but here are some guesses.

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The disruption caused by the coronavirus has been so profound that it's altered the trajectory of global warming.

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Downtown Midland could be under 9 feet of water, Gov. Whitmer said during a press conference on Tuesday night following the two collapses. A flash flood emergency is in effect for the areas downstream, which includes Midland City and Freeland, Michigan.

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Former mechanic Tommaso Bussola and his son are at the top of their game

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After months of illness, Durantou finally succumbed last Friday - a winemaker gone far too soon. Pomerol will never quite be the same again.

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Japanese broadcaster NHK has worked with scientists in an experiment to show how coronavirus could be spread by touching surfaces at a restaurant buffet. The experiment, which involved 10 people, saw one individual designated as infected with coronavirus. Simulating the suppression of a cough by hand, fluorescent paint was applied to the person's hand to represent the virus.

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Predictions about the post-pandemic environment are many and varied. Robert Joseph asks whether there will be a widespread return to the small and artisanal.

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Webinar on ensuring personal safety & production efficiency in winery operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... a comprehensive overview of sanitation, personnel management and good manufacturing practices wineries have in place or that should be in place to minimize transmission of the virus during winery operations.