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07/02/20

The Mondavi family will continue to manage the Napa-based marketing and distribution company

07/02/20

Michael Mondavi will continue as Chairman of the newly formed Folio Fine Wine Partners Board, and Damien Lafaurie, President of EPI's Wine and Champagne Division, will join Folio's Board of Directors. Paolo Battegazzore will continue as CEO of Folio Fine Wine Partners with his existing leadership team.

07/02/20

Vie-Del, the oldest family-owned grape processor and supplier of bulk juices, concentrate, brandy, wine and spirits in California, headquartered in Fresno, will acquire Constellation's grape concentrate and high-color concentrate business. The agreement includes CBUSO's Mega Purple, Mega Red, MegaNatural, and Canandaigua.

07/02/20

A new Grand Jury report questions how well Santa Barbara County has handled the legalization of cannabis, saying that instead of taking a balanced approach it simply opened the floodgates to the industry.

07/02/20

"Instead of a balanced approach carefully evaluating how the cannabis industry would be compatible, both as to amount of acreage and location, the Board simply opened the floodgates. These ordinances must be amended."

07/02/20

Most winemakers are already good about sanitation protocols, but people are the source and vector for SARS-CoV-2 and it is believed that one employee can get sick from another even if surrounding surfaces are clean. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises people to keep six feet, or about two arm's length, apart. Wineries have been preparing adjustments for this physical distancing scenario in vineyards and cellars since the start of the pandemic and are gearing up for harvest.

07/02/20

His order requires restaurants, wineries, family entertainment centers, movie theaters, museums, zoos and cardrooms in the 19 counties to halt indoor operations for at least three weeks. The affected establishments are allowed to operate outdoors, such as restaurant patios.

07/02/20

With the July 4 holiday and long weekend almost here (typically more of an off-premise holiday), along with a string of "pauses" and "closures" caused by rising COVID-19 cases in many parts of the country, we should expect to see strong off premise growth rates in the next couple of weeks.

07/02/20

Constellation's DTC strategy. Gary V and wine & spirits president Robert Hanson gush about the acquisition and strategy to deliver "industry-leading growth in the digital commerce space."

07/02/20

With increased restrictions for businesses amid COVID-19, a Washington State University Tri-Cities professor has created an "experience audit" to assist wineries in analyzing experiences offered and areas where sales and revenue can be boosted.

07/02/20

Regulators across the country are beefing up on compliance oversight, with more scrutiny aimed at third-party delivery fulfillment companies.

07/02/20

This donation will fund the creation of the two new classrooms, a playground and an all-day after school program and a new parking lot.

07/02/20

The deal includes grape juice concentrate Mega Purple, Mega Red, MegaNatural and Canandaigua Concentrate brands used in the company's concentrates and high-colour concentrate business.

07/02/20

There is an argument here for vastly increased accessibility - whereas physical trips to any given location may only be possible once or twice a year in normal circumstances

07/02/20

The CEO of the BC Wine Institute is disappointed the Ontario government plans to keep limiting the sale of wine from other provinces at least another year.

07/02/20

For every claimed "golden" coin, the winery says it will donate $50 to a local food bank and another $50 to a charity of choice.

07/02/20

A last-minute clarification by county officials will allow wineries with outdoor tasting areas to remain open even if they don't serve food. Bars wineries and breweries have been ordered to close due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 outbreaks, and businesses in the La Mesa area have been hit extra hard due to the protests that turned violent late last month.

07/02/20

In case you missed it: The panel is fully comprised of black wine professionals who provide meaningful and tangible solutions in an effort to shift the wine industry's current paradigm. Moderator:: Lia Jones, Executive Director, Diversity in Wine and Spirits * Co-moderator: Philippe André, US Ambassador, Champagne Charles Heidsieck * DLynn Proctor, Director, Fantesca Estate* Brenae Royal, Vineyard Manager, Monte Rosso/Gallo *Rick Arline, Wine Director, Auburn Los Angeles * Deniece Bourne, Business Development Manager, WSET

07/02/20

Lots of reasonably wine-savvy folks who don't live in Texas aren't savvy at all about our burgeoning wine industry. Some are surprised, even shocked, to learn of its depth and breadth. A few are dismissive. But the more curious ones will always ask which grapes make the best wines in the Lone Star State - and I have a ready answer.

07/02/20

The Studio 707 tribe has grown their digital marketing and social media offerings, giving their clients new ways of reaching consumers who are still at home, online and seeking connection. Responding to shifting behaviors during recent the shelter in place period, the agency launched new programs that deliver engaging, entertaining brand stories straight to consumers' screens.

07/02/20

As part of the agreement, Constellation will work with the Empathy Wines team to further scale the brand's growth, while leveraging their rich consumer insights and analytics, proven brand building expertise, and high-performing digital technology to build DTC and digital capabilities that Constellation intends to scale across its wine and spirits brands to help deliver strong and sustainable growth for its portfolio.

07/02/20

In addition to Meals on Wheels and the Scheid Writing Contest, Scheid Family Wines has sponsored other local events for many years including the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Big Sur Marathon.

07/02/20

The combined organization offers significantly expanded sales coverage and distribution capabilities representing a wide range of high-quality wine and spirits products across the state. Serendipity is committed to continuing to lead the way in providing Certified Organic and Biodynamic wines to the California market with an enhanced portfolio and to service their customers and producers.

07/02/20

Michael Mondavi will continue as Chairman of the newly formed Folio Fine Wine Partners Board, and Damien Lafaurie, President of EPI's Wine and Champagne Division, will join Folio's Board of Directors. Paolo Battegazzore will continue as CEO of Folio Fine Wine Partners with his existing leadership team.

07/02/20

Winc has launched a wine delivery brand centered on clean wine, from paleo-friendly to keto and natural bottles. Here's what the experts have to say.

07/02/20

The observation, made by the IWSR, takes into consideration the moves of major players Campari and Constellation Brands which have both shifted gears towards retail - and particularly e-commerce and social media - in recent months.

07/02/20

While Chardonnay is one of the world's most popular varieties, Beaujolais Blanc remains a mystery to most consumers.

07/02/20

Before customers come back, a million decisions must get made.

07/02/20

Some major U.S. airlines have restricted alcohol service during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the rules are not simple

07/02/20

Governor Newsom issued an order mandating that most indoor recreational activities, including wine tastings, must cease in 19 California counties. Wineries in these counties may continue to conduct tastings in outdoor spaces provided the county does not issue a more restrictive order, and must comply with the reopening guidelines for "restaurants, bars, and wineries", and adhere to the recent mandatory face covering guidance.