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05/28/20

Adam Lee says there there are very real issues with additions to wine and how (or if) they should be listed as they aren't ingredients.

05/28/20

The heads of 31 California regional wine associations - groups like the Napa Valley Vintners, the Lodi Winegrape Commission and Monterey County Vintners - sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom asking him to reconsider the food-service condition.

05/28/20

Trump administration considering suspending Hong Kong's preferential tariff rates for exports to the United States as part of its response to China's plan.

05/28/20

The wine auction house's insurance company has asked a federal court for compensation after about $400,000 in wine intended for consignment was damaged

05/28/20

Wine dollar sales in Nielsen measured off premise channels grew +30.8% in the most recent week vs year ago - that's now 7 weeks since the beginning of March with weekly sales growth above +30%. Sparkling wine had another very strong week (+41.8%), well above the growth rate of table wine (+26.7%), which was still strong.

05/28/20

Prices this year are expected to be lower as economic uncertainty rippling through the world has tightened buyers' pursestrings, but that isn't to say they are bargains, given the high prices many estates placed on the 2018 vintage wines.

05/28/20

The 6th Circuit has denied the request for a rehearing en banc on the decision upholding Michigan's law banning out of state retailer direct shipping. The order noted, "No judge has requested a vote on the suggestion for rehearing en banc."

05/28/20

Wilson, a UC Riverside agricultural entomologist based at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, joined UC ANR as assistant Cooperative Extension specialist in 2017. He will launch the institute and chart a path for future growth.

05/28/20

Four states, which are responsible for producing the bulk of apples and wine-grapes in the U.S., gave the scientists insights into regional differences between the West and East coasts.

05/28/20

In a stark reminder that drought has once again taken hold on the North Coast, Sonoma County is preparing to ask state water regulators for permission to reduce water levels in the Russian River this summer to conserve water stored in Lake Mendocino and ensure minimal late-season flows for fish.

05/28/20

On Tuesday, Mayor Breed approved the Shared Spaces Program that will allow restaurants and other small businesses to use sidewalks, partial or whole streets and public spaces like parks or plazas for pickup or retail activity while still following social distance protocols.

05/28/20

One of the first original restaurant concepts to be reported was Sweden's Bord för En (table for one in English), which opened this month.

05/28/20

New York is getting lapped on restaurant reopenings by a city that can't even do pizza right.

05/28/20

Americans are experiencing an increase in anxiety and depression amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Census Bureau survey cited by the Washington Post.

05/28/20

The market for fine wine is experiencing far less volatility than global stock markets amid the coronavirus pandemic, providing wine investors with the comfort of owning a non-correlated asset in a time of market stress.

05/28/20

Reopening restaurant dining rooms still puts customers and employees at risk. So why is it happening?

05/28/20

An app where celebrities can promote their wine and spirits brands directly to fans via social media through the first-ever virtual direct-to-consumer sales channel.

05/28/20

Presentation of the 2020 Edition of the Viticultural Protocol of the Producers' Consortium for the Denomination

05/28/20

The Italian investment bank Mediobanca has released its annual survey of Italian wine companies and the mood is gloomy.

05/28/20

A state lawmaker is making a renewed push for privatizing Pennsylvania's state-controlled liquor system amid findings from the state of Washington that its voters now regret making that move in 2011.

05/28/20

IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, a global firm that tracks alcohol sales, said Tuesday that it expects "double-digit declines" this year because of the strict global shutdown of travel, restaurants, bars and live events to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The firm said global sales will decline by 12% this year, compared with the modest growth of 0.1% it had last year.

05/28/20

Acclaimed Carneros Estate Opens Outdoor Collection for Art Tours for the First Time As Shelter-in-Place Orders Are Gradually Lifted

05/28/20

As wineries face disruptions in sales and cash flow, growers seek creative solutions to help their customers and themselves.

05/28/20

We catch up with the team at closures giant MA Silva to talk e-commerce, 9am Zoom calls, and how to run a cork factory in a pandemic.

05/28/20

With more than 80 grape varieties planted and less than 25 years since its wine industry kicked into high gear, it's too soon to anoint a signature grape for British Columbia's wine regions. But early signs point to pinot noir as the frontrunner for red wine varieties.