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- Launches community, education, workplace culture and commercial initiatives to promote equality and fight racial injustice -

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How the drinks industry can move from words to actions when it comes to supporting POC drinks professionals

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As Black Lives Matter protests drive more business to black winemakers, some wonder if a change is going to come.

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One of the most radical antiracist unions in the country makes a show of solidarity with all those threatened by police violence and exploitation.

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An Australian brewery is considering a politically correct rebrand after its allegedly offensive alcoholic beverages were banished from a wine and beer chain. The latest casualty of PC hysteria has elicited groans on Twitter.

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Tammy Kathleen White passed away quietly at her home in Old Town Napa last on Thursday, June 4 after a long illness.

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PG&E has agreed to pay a maximum fine of $3.5 million for its crimes in addition to $500,000 for the cost of the investigation.

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Messina Hof plans to hire between 80 -100 employees at its fourth location, Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery and Kitchen, which broke ground in January of this year in Richmond, Texas.

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Michael Shaps Wineworks is known as one of Virginia's premier wine producers and is the state's largest contract winemaking operation, producing wine for over fifteen clients. Michael also owns a winery in Burgundy, France.

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Louis DeJoy, who has been a top donor to Trump and the Republican National Committee, was in charge of fundraising for the 2020 Republican National Convention.

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Currently, hospitality licensees, including restaurants, bars and pubs pay full retail price - wholesale price, plus a retail markup set by the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) - on all liquor purchases. The new model will have licensees pay only the wholesale price of the products they order.

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"People will emerge from lockdown wanting to celebrate. They'll want to treat themselves, take a night off and share with friends. For us the challenge is delivering those experiences in, around and beyond the traditional confines of the on-trade."

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Non-Americans should note that Americans sometimes give money to a political candidate or party for reasons other than their personal beliefs.

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Wealthy San Francisco homebuyers are leaving the dense city for the sweeping hills of the wine country and other affluent pockets of the Bay Area, according to a new Bloomberg report.

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Thought Californians and Oregonians were drinking the most wine in America? Think again: Per-capita wine consumption in each of these wine-producing regions pales in comparison to other states, including Idaho, where the number of wineries is rapidly growing.

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These wines and their makers explore the range of subtleties across terroir, from Burgundy to Tuscany to Napa and Australia.

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Pok Pok Wing SE may or may not reopen

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Touriga Nacional is Portugal's signature grape, its international vinous calling card. It's close to entering the hallowed territory of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in red wine renown.

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"We recognize Aunt Jemima's origins are based on a racial stereotype," Quaker Oats said, adding that the move is an effort "toward progress on racial equality."

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"We had to wear a mask all day long, maintain social distancing and wash our hands every half an hour," he said. "Every single material we used had to be sanitised before and after use. We were speaking to colleagues working in other regions via Zoom and we were operating with less people."

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Distilleries, cooking schools, wineries and food halls from California to South Minneapolis are adjusting to social distancing and hygiene in a new era of travel.

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By bringing their front-of-house teams into the field to help with leafing, wire removal and other agricultural pursuits, these wineries impart useful skill sets to those who might have been otherwise unemployed during the shutdowns.

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Airlines including Easyjet and KLM in Europe, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines in the United States, and Asia's Virgin Australia, are suspending all or part of their alcoholic drinks service in response to Covid-19.

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This bold - yet unsurprising - conclusion comes from the COVID Response Tracking Study, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. It finds that just 14% of American adults say they're very happy, down from 31% who said the same in 2018. That year, 23% said they'd often or sometimes felt isolated in recent weeks. Now, 50% say that.

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His forecast calls for a 35% drop against other major currencies.

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The liability waivers, similar to what President Donald Trump's campaign is requiring for people to attend a Saturday rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, would protect businesses in states that don't have liability limits or immunity from coronavirus-related lawsuits.