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Wednesday, July 8th

06/18/20

"To address structural racism, we have a responsibility to act. We are spending time reflecting, listening, learning, and re-examining our activities. We will turn this into a commitment to take meaningful action as part of the IMW's overall strategy."

06/18/20

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is gearing up to launch a suite of beer qualifications.

06/18/20

"This organization has seemingly evolved from an educational one to an elite accrediting one," and "the United States is finally having a long overdue reckoning with systemic racism. It is unacceptable that in some CMSA circles there has been rhetoric around not being a political organization and wanting to remain neutral."

06/18/20

A revised public health order expected Thursday could clear the way for the out-of-area tourists that Sonoma County depends on to once again visit and stay overnight for days on end.

06/18/20

Resubmit Certificate of Origin by June 26 to Qualify for Zero Tariffs

06/18/20

Similar to pre-COVID trends, sparkling wine is growing faster than table wine; 750 ml table wine growth rates have now exceeded the 1.5L bottle for 7 consecutive weeks; Wine in cans are continuing to grow fast, but the current growth of +51.8% is below earlier weeks of growth, as well as pre-COVID growth

06/18/20

Governor Ned Lamont checked in on the state's $4 billion agriculture industry, as Phase 2 businesses reopened

06/18/20

The Wine Business Institute Research Summit is a gathering of academics, scholars, and wine industry professionals devoted to the sharing of research on the economic, social, and management issues affecting the wine sector. The Summit will be held as a live webinar on July 15, 2020.

06/18/20

The free webinar, to be held on July 9, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission and Washington State University.

06/18/20

Christian Butzke, professor of enology (the science of wine and winemaking), who's taught the course on Purdue's flagship campus to more than 6,000 students over 15 years, will teach the online version.

06/18/20

Courses Will Be Offered Remotely With Some In-Person Classes and Services

06/18/20

Spokesperson Mark Van Gorder said the utility will be able to keep most of the population in an island of electricity while keeping electricity from flowing up into the wooded hillsides where falling lines can spark wildfires.

06/18/20

Reopening may be a long way off, but bar regulars have reassembled outdoors, and owners are trying to balance business and safety.

06/18/20

Building up soil organic carbon (SOC) can improve our vineyards' soil quality in many ways; improving soil structure, storing water and nutrients, and feeding vital soil organisms - all contributing towards a long-term strategy aimed at improving the resilience of vines in the face of increasing climate extremes.

06/18/20

but more people were buying Austrian wine, particularly reds and rosés.

06/18/20

The Buyer continues to update its rolling updates service with a new Hub covering the very latest activity, trends and insights across the drinks, retail and hospitality sectors

06/18/20

"Phylloxera is having a significant impact in the Yarra Valley," laments Sandra de Pury of Yeringberg Winery, "Despite the best efforts of wineries and organizations to contain it, the louse is now found in the majority of the region."

06/18/20

The NBA star-turned-wine show host has been opening old Burgundies and artisanal California selections, guiding conversations ranging from wine-and-sports culture to the nationwide protests

06/18/20

Pubs and restaurants will be allowed to reduce social distancing to one metre if they limit patrons to just 90 minutes inside their premises, the Irish Independent can reveal.

06/18/20

With restaurants in most of the country reopening for dining in, we asked five wine pros how it's going (diners love it, but latex gloves and corkscrews don't go well together)

06/18/20

"The promotion is in recognition of the great work Juliana has done in building and managing our business on the West Coast,"

06/18/20

Fayard began his winemaking career at the family's winery in Provence. From there Fayard moved to Bordeaux where he worked at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite prior to relocating to Napa Valley in 2006. In Napa, Fayard served as Philippe Melka's director of winemaking, before releasing his own wines.

06/18/20

Researchers based at Harvard have been tracking spending patterns using credit card data. They found that people at the bottom of the income ladder are now spending nearly as much as they did before the coronavirus pandemic.

06/18/20

More than 9,000 foreign firms operate in Hong Kong, among them 1,300 from the United States. So when the Chinese legislature recently passed a new security law intended to prevent "secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference" in Hong Kong, many CEOs and top executives began wondering about the business implications.

06/18/20

New techniques for irrigating winegrapes with less water and for higher quality are being developed by Washington State University (WSU) researchers.

06/18/20

Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) will commence free trade agreement negotiations.

06/18/20

A coalition of Napa chefs, restaurateurs, caterers, farmers and community members have teamed up to launch Feed Napa Now this week in an effort to take care of families in Napa immediately, as well as at any time in the future that food assistance is critical.

06/18/20

Protecting the health and safety of their visitors and employees is a top priority for California vintners. Wineries have implemented stringent cleaning and sanitation protocols as well as employee wellness screenings and the use of face coverings among other practices.

06/18/20

Healdsburg's Newest Appointment-Only Winery Gears Up To Accept First Visitors

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The virtual party will take place on Friday July 17, 2020 from 6-7:30 pm PT.

06/18/20

The region's relatively slow pace of life and charming communities, abundant open spaces and uncrowded rural roads, and the stunning setting painted with lush vineyards and California Oaks as far as the eye can see, are made only more attractive by the times in which we currently find ourselves.

06/18/20

For $59.99, guests will receive three bottles of Chilean wine from the González Byass portfolio and a link to an entertaining and educational one-hour interactive tasting with Certified Specialist of Wine Liz Barrett.

06/18/20

Case study for improving wine club reacquisition of former members uses estimates of reacquisition propensities using historical data.

06/18/20

Prince Charles has still not fully regained his sense of smell and taste after having coronavirus in March, he revealed on a visit to NHS staff.

06/18/20

Public health experts think Covid-19 risk is lower outside, and restaurateurs want to fill tables. It's an easy solution-except for all the hard parts.

06/18/20

The reopening of the country's restaurants has come with a chill vibe-and no reservations required

06/18/20

The changing climate will see changes to many traditional wine regions - and grand cru sites won't escape.

06/18/20

From classically influenced styles to wild experiments, this once passé grape is finding favour among a new generation of winemakers and drinkers.

06/18/20

In what was surely one of the final portfolio tastings in Beaune before the virus closed everything down, LM Archer visited Maison Joseph Drouhin for a full portfolio tasting of the 2018 vintage.

06/18/20

Sandwiched between Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia, Slovenia has been largely overlooked in the wine world to date. And yet, in terms of interesting Sauvignon Blanc terroir, it's hard to think of any other country that offers such a wide spectrum of Sauvignon styles.

06/18/20

Join Oscar-winning director and winery owner, Francis Ford Coppola, and CEO & Chief Winemaker, Corey Beck, for a wine tasting to remember. Francis shares what led him to the wine industry and the stories behind his esteemed wine brands in this exclusive wine tasting with Corey.

06/18/20

Leaders of the Association of African American Vintners talk with Wine Spectator on how to raise awareness of black-owned wineries and build a more diverse wine industry