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Thursday, August 13th

07/06/20

The industry must become more inclusive - not just racially, but in every way.

07/06/20

During a time of national reflection on racial injustice and the pursuit of equity among all people, some in the wine industry believe now is the time for vineyards and wineries in Oregon to reevaluate what their business's leadership and patrons look like.

07/06/20

"It is important that comments speak to the matter at hand, and answer the questions relevant to the USTR." ... "We understand this is a complicated subject, and in that regard we will be hosting a zoom conference on the tariffs and the public comment portal on Monday July 6, at 4 pm EST. We will walk you through our current understanding, speak to the arguments that support our cause, and answer questions. Please feel free to email with specific questions ahead of time."

07/06/20

Scott Labs was the first to bring Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) testing to the North American Wine Industry and the first to use So2 to protect natural cork. Now, after four years of research and trials, they have officially released ScottPlus, a revolutionary process that combines two technologies for the removal of TCA and other off aromas. ScottPlus is The Clean Cork with a Clear Promise delivered at scale, with the Scott Laboratories legendary promise of quality and integrity.

07/06/20

... to provide every vinegrower across the world with a suitable solution, in every condition.

07/06/20

Uber Eats head Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty is expected to continue to run Uber's combined delivery business, according to a person who asked not to be identified discussing a private deal. Under their agreement, Postmates Chief Executive Officer Bastian Lehmann and his team will stay on to manage Postmates as a separate service.

07/06/20

E. & J. Gallo Winery is suing Amourvino Winery over an alleged failure to pay almost $80,000 for five and a half tons of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes harvested from Gallo's Stagecoach Vineyards.

07/06/20

The original deadline to apply for the PPP was this past Tuesday night. But $130 billion still remained in the fund, out of $660 billion allocated. Businesses will now have until Aug. 8 to apply for the assistance.

07/06/20

Mexico's Environment Ministry announced glyphosate-based herbicides will be phased out of use in the country by 2024 to protect human health and the environment.

07/06/20

If you're looking for something different, enter Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville and their four new wines in smaller serve aluminum bottles.

07/06/20

In her role, which began on 1 July, Khaida will be responsible for the châteaux within the Baron de Rothschild group, including Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Clerc Milon, Château d'Armailhac and Domaine de Baronarques.

07/06/20

A series of tweets from earlier this week alleged a history of yelling, aggressive behavior, and other issues

07/06/20

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) is proud to announce that Larry Hyde of Hyde Vineyards is the recipient of the 2020 Napa Valley Grower of the Year award.

07/06/20

Chriselle Lim, Danielle Bernstein and Kat Irlin are among the founding members of the AIC. Their game plan has five key points - consumer transparency, standardization and professional ethics, data science and influencer economy, learning and development and public goodwill. The group's creation comes at a time when some are predicting the demise of influencers and the rise of micro-influencers. Before the pandemic struck, brands were expected to spend $15 billion on influencer marketing by 2022, according to Business Insider Intelligence estimates, based on Mediakix data.

07/06/20

As newcomers to the British Columbia wine industry, owners Ron and Shelley Mayert are thrilled to grow from the legacy that the McWatters family created.

07/06/20

These buzzworthy spots across the U.S. are relatively recent additions to the restaurant scene, and first-time Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners

07/06/20

With sales growing 50% year to year, South Africa's gin industry was booming before the country instated a strict ban on the production, sale, and export of alcohol. CNN's Eleni Giokos takes a look at the ways major players in the industry pivoted to stay in business and reports on their road to recovery as production resumes.

07/06/20

From coast to coast, the United States has a rich agrarian history, and wine plays a central role in that. Some Native communities produced fruit wines and ciders, and European colonists and missionaries planted vineyards for economic and religious purposes. Commercial cultivation of the vine magnified this scope, as vineyards and wineries popped up eventually in all 50 states.

07/06/20

Andrew Curry, GM at Vermeil Wines at 1018 First St., just west of Starbucks, looked at shelter-in-place as a dry run for early retirement. "You know, I kinda liked it," he said with a smile ...

07/06/20

A Melbourne buyer has just purchased a 1951 Penfolds Bin 1 Grange for over $103,000, the highest price ever paid for a single bottle of Australian wine, beating the previous record of $81,000.

07/06/20

The racing champion expands her Napa line to France and tells us about rookie wine experiences; the pop princess makes a pink splash; and the band bottles Summer Daze

07/06/20

With husband Justin Verlander of MLB fame, Upton co-owns Immortal Estate in Sonoma, previously Hidden Ridge. Through travels with her husband, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, Upton, now 28, grew to love wine. At Auction Napa Valley 2014, she offered to accompany the winning bidder of one lot to a Golden State Warriors championship game; the lot gaveled off for $1.04 million. In 2019, the couple decided to add wine to their résumés, becoming co-owners of Immortal Estate in partnership with friend and Tusk Estates proprietor Tim Martin.

07/06/20

The grand opening of Bricoleur Vineyards, which was scheduled for May 2nd, was expected to bring hundreds of wine-loving friends and family to the new 40-acre estate in Windsor, California, lush with olive trees, orchards, vineyards, and views of the Russian River Valley.

07/06/20

Plus: The promise of Alpine-style wines in Mendocino, in this week's Drinking with Esther newsletter

07/06/20

This week, the head of the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali, or MiPAAF) approved a decree to define and protect two categories of its vineyards that are markers of Italy's traditions by way of its wines and which have long been colloquial reference points. Those categories, with further nuances explained below, are heroic - most often precipitously angled vineyards which require those most difficult cultivation conditions known as heroic viticulture - and historic.

07/06/20

The latest research comes from the University of Georgia, where experts evaluated the potential effect of light to moderate drinking on cognitive performance and overall brain function in older adults. The participants were middle-aged and older, according to the study, which utilized the Health and Retirement Study participant data.

07/06/20

Troon Vineyard is a story of rebirth, regeneration and rediscovery.

07/06/20

Plus, the House of Representatives voted to extend the PPP deadline, and more news to start your day

07/06/20

"From the confinement of lockdown, the world has been eating more at home than ever before and people are on the hunt for the next things to keep the feast alive. "Ordering online has also allowed people to have a diverse choice while enabling the consumer to buy an experience and discover more."

07/06/20

Napa restaurants begin to reopen.

07/06/20

"He shared his love and his wisdom, his knowledge and experience, openly and honestly, without reserve. His word was his bond; everybody knew that when you shook his hand (on a deal), it was as good as gold, and you could take that to the bank."

07/06/20

The huge Bordeaux wine region of southwest France has 60 appellations and five classification systems. Whereas classification systems for different wines can be linear and hierarchical, the relationship between appellations and their geographical 'satellites' is less defined, and often embodies serious mutual respect.

07/06/20

The 65 different Bordeaux wine appellations in southwestern France include 'satellites,' named partially for their geographical proximity to more renowned appellations.

07/06/20

07/06/20

X's on the floor mark off of six-foot distances and tables are now in front of the counter to keep that same distance from servers.

07/06/20

I first started to think about this during a journey through Austria's eastern border regions last year. I've always loved Austrian wines, especially precise, minerally Grüner Veltliner and juicy, spicy Blaufränkisch, and I wondered if my genetics made me predisposed to do so.

07/06/20

Enclosed spaces with clusters of people sharing food, talking loudly and drinking alcohol raise transmission risks

07/06/20

A stir-crazy nation wonders: Is it safe to stroll on the beach in a deadly pandemic? How about a picnic in the park? Or coffee with a friend at an outdoor table? The risk is in the details.

07/06/20

"The wine world needs to recognise the growing demand and desire for representation from black consumers."

07/06/20

Police Federation chair says revellers would not adhere to one-metre-plus rules as pubs opened on Saturday

07/06/20

Paris is usually abuzz during its prestigious Haute Couture presentations in July, its hotels heaving with fashionistas and monuments turned into catwalk venues. Top designers will instead be experimenting next week with online showcases to try to keep clients hooked. Brands from Christian Dior to Valentino are pressing ahead through an organised schedule of videos running from July 6-8.

07/06/20

The clean, crisp wines of Alto Adige are gaining a reputation for quality as well as affordability.

07/06/20

Based out of the Napa Valley, Melinda Kearney and her daughter, Michèle Lorenza Ouellet, have created a popular Provençal-style rosé wine called Lorenza.

07/06/20

Made exclusively from Pinot Noir, the focus of the first edition in the new collection is VZ15, which is a Pinot Noir from the village Verzenay in the 2015 vintage.

07/06/20

Deglise stepped down from Vinexpo in at the end of May in 2018 after five years leading the organiser of global wine trade events from its head office in Bordeaux.

07/06/20

Texas wineries are pushing the state to let them re-open. This week Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott asking him to allow wineries to operate.

07/06/20

Symbol from NEM makes blockchain solution to solve wine tampering and counterfeiting problems to save millions for the wine industry.

07/06/20

The latest order "is a huge step back for all the restaurants," said Dariyani, who also runs a catering business. "It's not fair to anybody."