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06/22/20

"Working as the lone Black employee in a tasting room was tough. It was soul-crushing ... The micro-aggressions tore me down little by little every day."

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Two wine professionals are speaking out

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It's time for change. Black talent in the wine business needs recognition and positive encouragement. It's long overdue - and would surely also help to recruit much-needed new wine drinkers.

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The scholarship gift is "an expression of our longstanding commitment toward enriching the diversity of the winemaking field and supporting underrepresented communities, and a heartfelt way for us to put our values into action."

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"It has always been a major challenge to identify the genes and mutations that lead to plant sexual differentiation," Dario Cantu said. "We show how the pivotal domestication trait of hermaphroditic flowers in grapevine is likely determined by the action of two separate genes contained within a sex-linked locus."

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New commercial property on Eighth Street East for $4.85 million. ... 76-acre vineyard parcel with winery and vineyard permits on Arnold Drive for $10 million ... Constellation's Carneros Vista Vineyard - a 331-acre parcel on Ramal Road for $28.5 million ... and Stornetta Valley, a two two-parcel site totaling 283 acres in Carneros for $9.25 million.

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Tariffs are set for another round of reviews and the threat of 100 percent tariffs once again looms large.

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"There will probably be less people at the sorting table and we will probably move more slowly through the winery." That rearrangement means wineries will be taking in less daily tonnage of grapes during harvest.

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The coronavirus pandemic has spurred changes in the daily life of Coachella Valley growers and workers. Charged with the essential task of feeding the nation, they have continued harvesting fruits and vegetables throughout the crisis.

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As states reopen for business, the coronavirus is exploding among America's 2.5 million farmworkers, imperiling efforts to contain the spread of the disease and keep food on the shelves just as peak harvest gets underway.

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As wineries limp back to life, concerns about a coronavirus resurgence remain strong.

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The new cans will come in 4-packs of 8.5 ounces or about 1.7 glasses of wine.

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In 2014, the canned wine market was worth $10 million; today it's worth north of $70 million.

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The "Better Now" rapper released his French rosé, Maison No. 9, distributed by E. & J Gallo, and it's in demand.

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Voice Technology Behind Remarkable Prototype, says Third Aurora

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How has the liquor industry gotten involved in Pride's 2020 festivities, and what does this year's altered celebration mean for the future of Pride?

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He personally tasted 1,037 samples of 2019 Bordeaux barrel samples in Hong Kong.

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Going forward, the focus will be on continuing the legacy created by the Coppola and Weaver families while introducing innovative production methods, including the use of a variety of fermentation vessels and a focus on unique wines. Vineyard expansion has already begun, with additional Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc vines added to the existing plantings.

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Nyetimber CEO expects production to rise to two million bottles a year and the industry to produce at least 20 million overall. Nyetimber CEO Eric Heerema sets out his vision for the industry to mark English Wine Week and predicts growing competition for land in southern England from French producers

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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 - from briskly Alpine to sunny Mediterranean - within such a compact space.

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Using proprietary and innovative winemaking techniques, Sunny With a Chance of Flowers has 85 calories per 5 ounce serving, offering consumers 30 percent fewer calories than an average serving of wine. At 9% alcohol by volume, it is significantly lower than the 13-14% ABV of many other wines. Sunny With a Chance of Flowers features uplifting and colorful packaging, exuding an attitude of positivity. It is a wine brand that seeks to bring a smile and speaks to how we can choose to live and see every glass as half full.

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Featuring a Santa Barbara County Chardonnay for $16.99 (750ml), as well as a Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon for $19.99 (750ml) and a Paso Robles Red Blend for $19.99 (750ml), St Huberts The Stag is looking to compete in the fast-paced Ultra-Premium category of wines priced between $15-19.99.

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Launched in 1999, Eroica is an intermingling of Old and New World philosophies and techniques with a blended statement of the finest Riesling vineyards in Washington. Named after Beethoven's Third Symphony, Eroica reflects not only its variety and site, but also its heritage: bold and forward from its Washington roots, elegant and refined from German inspiration.

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All members joining to receive the inaugural wine club shipment will forever be recognized as a 'Founding Member' of Club Famiglia earning these exclusive benefits for the lifetime of their membership.

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Join Amare Monday, JUNE 22 at 3 PM EST as he takes you on a free, Live Streamed virtual tour of his wines, along with tastings and so much more.

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The release expands the winery's portfolio of benchmark Zinfandel and Italian varietals crafted from exceptional estate-owned and farmed vineyards across Sonoma County. The Chardonnay is sourced from carefully selected vineyards in some of the region's cooler climates and blended with a small portion of Vermentino from Seghesio's estate Keyhole Ranch Vineyard in the Russian River Valley.

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The essence of any celebration, Champagne is staring down the barrel of some huge challenges - price included.

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"if they can keep it dispassionate and professional despite seeing the label, then they can hold it together while at the same time dealing with the results of Rufus the labrador getting into last night's clam chowder."

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Company's shares have soared nearly 1,350% over past 10 years

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Nine Lehigh Valley establishments have been cited for allegedly violating liquor codes, the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement announced this week.

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From tracking data, to analytical assessment, to performance indicators-let's explore how data and brewery analytics can be used for your KPIs and success metrics, to help boost your bottom line.

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Chef-owner Kyle Connaughton's recipe is a family activity and dinner in one, featuring DIY sushi and an easy-drinking Riesling

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Big wine has been muscling independents out for years in the world's largest wine market - Covid exacerbates the trend.

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Farm Progress Show organizers on Wednesday announced plans to move ahead with its ag get-together this year near Boone despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NVC plans to balance a continuation of remote learning with on-campus instruction when classes start for the fall semester.

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The government is expected to announce proposals for how to safely reduce the two-metre social distancing rule for England in parliament tomorrow.

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June 20 was the annual celebration of Drink Chenin Day. As in the very versatile grape variety that's been cultivated in France 1300 years and in South Africa for nearly 400.

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Critics love it, consumers not so much. But the beauty of these wines requires stubborn advocacy because they are that good. Really.

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Chilean wine is undergoing a fascinating transformation. Here are 11 of the country's Sauvignon Blancs to try right now.

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A winegrower and a covetous king had a famous face-off in the Old Testament; new analysis of an ancient winery in Israel suggests it could have been the ill-fated Naboth's vineyard

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Alarming heat scorched Siberia on Saturday as the small town of Verkhoyansk (67.5°N latitude) reached 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, 32 degrees above the normal high temperature. If verified, this is likely the hottest temperature ever recorded in Siberia and also the hottest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle.

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Scientists say Arctic region warming twice as quickly as the rest of the planet.

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The Federalist wines are available nationwide and can be purchased at select Walmart stores, on Wine.com and through Uncorked.com.

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Fourteen U.S. restaurants - including Atelier Crenn and Alinea - have earned the highest rating of three stars from the Michelin Guide. Of those, just one - The Inn at Little Washington in rural Virginia - has reopened its dining room at half capacity. The restaurant put mannequins at its empty tables to make the space look more inviting.