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06/24/20

The U.S. and European Union are no closer to an agreement on airplane manufacturers, meaning wine sellers and consumers could continue to suffer

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Comments can be submitted starting on June 26 and ending on July 26.

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The U.S. distilled spirits sector strongly opposes any additional spirits tariffs, which would only escalate trade tensions across the Atlantic and further jeopardize American companies and hospitality jobs already under duress as a result of COVID-19.

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation that calls for $120 billion restaurant stabilization grant program designed to help independent restaurants deal with the long-term structural challenges facing the industry due to COVID-19 and ensure they can reemploy 11 million workers.

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- New global program to help pubs and bars recover from COVID-19, supporting jobs and communities around the world.

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Rulemaking in Transportation Bill would require new cars to passively detect drunk driving

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The Pierce's Disease & Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter (PD/GWSS) Referendum, conducted this spring, passed with 78 percent approval of California winegrape growers.

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"The wine industry as a whole has a real opportunity to create systemic change."

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"With great humility we commit to listening, learning, advocating and acting for change."

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Devon Broglie, MS, chair of the board of directors of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, is repentant. "When I heard Tahiirah's story, it brought clearly and deeply into focus how hurtful our words can be, however unintentional," he says.

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"We have found that there have been panels featuring all-black wine professionals however this will be the first of its kind for a major wine conference. This is history in the making and we are excited to be part of a change that is long overdue."

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A joint presentation of Nielsen, Wines Vines Analytics and Sovos ShipCompliant July 9.

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"Having Josh back as full-time winemaker ensures the quality and future of the Peachy Canyon wines. His being there will truly make a difference."

06/24/20

Employers rethink how they hire, trying remote onboarding and curbside job fairs to reduce risks

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Aridus Wine Company has just introduced three types of wine available in 375 ml cans. They sell for $7 each or $28.00 for a four-pack. They are available from the winery's website, by calling the winery's tasting rooms to order and soon will be available in retail stores and restaurants in Arizona.

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"The redesigned District 7 label highlights our commitment to sustainability with the addition of the California Certified Sustainable Winegrowing logo and our 100% Powered by Wind designation."

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The Primum Familiae Vini group of winery owners, encompassing Châteaux Mouton Rothschild and Haut-Brion, plus Vega Sicilia and Sassicaia among others, has launched an annual sustainability prize of €100,000 for family companies in any business sector.

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In the six years since Dave and Melissa Pittard bought Buttonwood Grove Winery on Cayuga Lake, they tripled the size of their vineyards and ran out of new acres to plant. That led them on a search for more property to plant wine grapes. Instead, they ended up buying a whole other winery. The Pittards this month completed the purchase of Toro Run Winery, located just down Route 89 from Buttonwood Grove. The two wineries and their vineyards are on either side of the Boathouse Beer Garden, near the Romulus-Ovid town line in Seneca County.

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In recent weeks, the Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has opened up restaurants and breweries in the state, but has specifically continued to exclude wineries and distilleries from having tastings and table service. Efforts to draft a plan to get them included in the phased-in reopening of New Mexico's economy have, so far, not been successful.

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Tularosa Vineyards, a family-owned winery of 30 years in southeast New Mexico, worries they could possibly shut down their doors for good amid COVID-19. "It's hurt our business a lot. Our taste room sales are down 50 percent. If the tasting restrictions continue, we will not be able to operate any longer. As a winery, you have to be able to sample wines in order for people to know they really love their product and the sampling of wine is number one key and way to get it to people's mouths and into their pocketbooks and take it home, so they can enjoy it," Wickham said.

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"What we were finding was that we weren't seeing places in Lancaster where we felt comfortable expressing ourselves and meeting people that look like us to exchange ideas," Evita Colon says. "So the next best thing is to create that space."

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This Amador County winery, like many rural luxury properties these days, could go quickly.

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While wineries adjusted to the new normal, the Wine Institute, a member-driven advocacy group for the California wine industry, developed guidelines for eventual reopening, and shared those with the state of California.

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If you're passionate about grafting, pruning techniques, soil pH, canopy management and other factors that ensure grapes reach their full potential, here's how to pursue a career amid the vines.

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The Wine Suite's Maia Parish speaks out about her experience in the beverage industry.

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Without the safety net of a corporate career trajectory and transferable skills, how can the wine and hospitality workforce prepare for the next crisis? It's time to learn

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How a growing number of boutique, sustainably-minded wine producers are carving an upscale niche in the canned category

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The Federal Government's $5 million grant program to support winegrape producers affected by smoke taint caused by the bushfires is being well received by the wine industry.

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While positions in importer or distributor sales, wine production, retail, consulting, and wine writing may seem like natural pivots for somms, those who have already made the transition from the floor explain that there's more to these moves than meets the eye.

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"Michel and I have crossed paths on several occasions over the years and I have always loved working with and learning from him," shares Faury. "A true Master Blender, Michel adds a level of precision and focus that is extraordinary and I look forward to his contributions to our wine program."

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California's heat illness prevention standard applies to all outdoor workers, including those in agriculture, construction, landscaping and those that spend a significant amount of time working outdoors such as security guards and groundskeepers, or in non-air conditioned vehicles such as transportation and delivery drivers.

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The national market in Argentina is going through tough times but recovering after 2 months of complete inactivity in distribution. We expect to recover in the second semester part of the volume that we lost in sales up to this point.

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The Bordeaux winegrowers' association is currently studying all possible levers for rebalancing its supply surplus

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The world's best restaurant is now serving food according to the phases of the moon, its chef told AFP.

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"According to industry sources, it is clear that we have exceeded the 2-million-hectolitre mark for which funding is available."

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Whether you call it Syrah or Shiraz, this convivial variety offers great wines without the usual price tag.

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After four years of research in partnership with several institutes, including Bordeaux Sciences Agro, Ÿnsect has become the first company in the world to obtain authorisation to market a natural insect-based fertiliser.

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That prospect, which would lump American visitors in with Russians and Brazilians as unwelcome, is a stinging blow to American prestige in the world and a repudiation of President Donald Trump's handling of the virus.

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Once travel opens up to Croatia, visitors looking to escape the crowds of Dubrovnik should consider venturing an hour up the coast through the rugged Pelješac Peninsula.