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05/21/20

As off-premise wine sales volume has plateaued in recent years, alternative formats have been the exception.

05/21/20

Under the phase 2 reopening approved Tuesday for Napa County, the state requires that businesses must follow minimum standards which included developing a protection plan ...

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Napa County is the latest in its bid to join the 28 counties already on track to speedier reopening. In its application, county officials point out the prevalence of COVID-19 in Napa County has remained relatively low, with 94 positive cases, three deaths and more than 4,000 negative tests.

05/21/20

SBA provides several pieces of guidance including how to calculate and apply for loan forgiveness under the PPP. The Application includes a tutorial ...

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Its guidelines now include a section on ways the virus doesn't easily spread - including from touching surfaces or objects.

05/21/20

In place of the annual one-day forum, the Bâtonnage://Connect series will take place over four weeks, consisting of one hour-long session per day, two-three times per week. The different ticketing option tiers allow participants to select between the All-Access (to view all ten sessions) or the Select pass (six sessions).

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Through his current position as an independent representative at AEB Group, a leader in biotechnology products for the wine and beverage alcohol industry, he has been successful to develop more than 40 customers in the wine, cider and tequila industries.

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Most recently he was brand manager for Buccella, a Napa Valley winery. Prior to Buccella, Travis served in a general manager or beverage director role for a variety of top-flight restaurants in Los Angeles and Hawaii.

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The Covid-19 crisis notwithstanding, our agency is better positioned than ever to improve our value offering to our current clients, add new services and expand our client base in new and exciting ways,"

05/21/20

Revel Spirits has introduced a completely new category called Avila, one that joins the likes of tequila, mezcal, sotol and baconora.

05/21/20

Prior to joining Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Beto served as Vice President of Key Accounts in Northern California for Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits.

05/21/20

The wine is available for $50 per bottle, and $10 from each purchase will be donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors and supports defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. Additionally, for each bottle sold, The Anderson Family Foundation will contribute an extra $5 to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

05/21/20

"It is our hope that as we connect with guests over a glass of Quintessa in their own home, they are transported back to our Estate in Rutherford that we have the privilege to care for. This is the essence of fine wine - to translate the beauty of a place and time," said General Manager Rodrigo Soto. "We are fortunate in the wine industry that we still have the opportunity to connect and share special moments with those at home."

05/21/20

This integrated feature allows winemakers and winery hosts to have interactive conversations with club members and other interested wine tasters directly from within the Vintegrate 360. All aspects of your virtual tasting from the invitation, through tasting to sale can be managed from within the Vintegrate 360 platform. The virtual tasting feature is a safe way to host and sponsor virtual visitors to any winery using Vintegrate 360-no additional video/web meeting/hangout software is required.

05/21/20

Washington State University staff collect wine grape tissue samples for virus screening in March at Washington State University's Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser. Front to back are Lakshmi Movva, Raphael Adegbola, Noma Chingandu and Chandra Thammina.

05/21/20

Rosé Water, a brand new beverage in the wine category, announced today that it's available nationwide - on shelves in more than 15 states across the country. Rosé Water is a dry Rosé wine, sparkling water hybrid, with just 69 calories, 0 sugar and no added flavoring,

05/21/20

This premium rosé - Invivo X, Sarah Jessica Parker Rosé - comes from the South of France and has been crafted in partnership with Sarah Jessica Parker, the founders of Invivo and a family estate in Provence. The new Invivo X, SJP Rosé will have a suggested retail price of $20 and will be available May 26th on Wine.com and then rolled out nationwide this summer.

05/21/20

Cork & Barrel Funds 20% of Net Revenue of KIDS Center--Every Cent Needed to Serve Expected Rise in Child Abuse Cases as a Result of COVID-19

05/21/20

The health screening tool, which will be implemented at production facilities and tasting room "pinch points," is used to screen employees prior to beginning work each day.

05/21/20

BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars and traditionally held on Memorial Day weekend as "The First Taste of Summer", will kick off (re)LIVE BottleRock, a weekly virtual series of past BottleRock performances and new musical and culinary programming on Saturday, May 23 at 3pm PDT on YouTube Live

05/21/20

100% of monies received for their "Unity & Community Fund" are directly distributed to families in need due to the impact of recent fires, and now also COVID-19.

05/21/20

Quintessential, the family owned-and-operated import, marketing and sales company headquartered in Napa, CA, will represent in the US a number of well-known wines, some with histories dating back to the 1800s. They are part of Accolade Wines, one of Australia's largest wine companies, with 51 brands sold in over 140 countries. Including two brands from New Zealand, Quintessential now represents producers from every major country known for making great wines around the globe.

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Domaine Georges Vernay is a third-generation venerable wine producer in the heart of Condrieu, founded by Francis Vernay. In 1940, through his efforts in large part, the Condrieu appellation was officially created.

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made in collaboration with New Zealand-based Invivo.

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New rules mean you can get wine at a Napa restaurant, but not at a winery's cellar door.

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An SF restaurant was told he had to start paying rent in July even though he can't open by then, as his business is dependent on conventions at the Moscone Center. The landlord for his restaurant and Moscone are the city of SF.

05/21/20

The lawsuit challenges the Trump administration's moves to make permanent 14 existing short-term Central Valley Project contracts and ongoing work to convert dozens of others.

05/21/20

"We came up with our Messina Bottle of Thanks program. It's an opportunity for anyone to purchase a bottle and donate it to someone in the medical field community," said Karen Bonarrigo, co-owner of Messina Hof Winery.

05/21/20

We asked Helen Johannesen of Helen's Wines in Los Angeles, Daryl Nuhn of People's NYC in the Lower East Side, and Lily Peachin of Dandelion Wines in Brooklyn to share some of their quarantine wine insights, as well as bottles they're currently drinking to escape the pandemic.

05/21/20

For direct-to-consumer wine shipments, volume grew 45% in April from a year before and up from March, but the value of those shipments rose 15%, according to the latest Wines Vines Analytics/Sovos ShipCompliant data provided to Nielsen. The lower revenue growth came from a fall in the average price per bottle sold, to $33 this year from $42 last year. Napa wines, said to be the largest contributor to direct sales measured, had the biggest reduction in price, the firms said.

05/21/20

For two months, Napa County retail stores and restaurant dining rooms had been empty of customers. They reopened their doors Wednesday, providing Sonoma County with a vision of its future as they sprang back to life.

05/21/20

All businesses must still make safety changes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and meet state standards, which include posting signage of social distancing guidelines and making sure that customers and employees are taking the appropriate steps to reduce infection risks.

05/21/20

The newest releases of two newer sites were discussed at a virtual tasting, where around 35 participants joined Maison Louis Latour brand ambassador Florian Migeon to talk through making flagship grape Pinot Noir outside of its Burgundy homestead.

05/21/20

Face-to-face with the supervisors on Tuesday -albeit by Zoom - commissioners received no magic answer or sure-fire formula.

05/21/20

Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres, mayor of a small town in southern Peru, accused of breaking coronavirus lockdown to go drinking with friends

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Some of our local wineries have fared quite well in a recent spate of reviews from Wine Enthusiast, Rhone Report, Vinous and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

05/21/20

6 restaurant pros reminisce about their favorite experiences dining out before the shutdown, from a lavish Tuscan feast to comfort steak frites