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Sunday, August 9th

07/09/20

"Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America issued the following statement on Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announcing the first-ever lawsuit centered on the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act for a preliminary injunction to stop the flow of illegal wine and liquor shipments into the state."

07/09/20

A spirits distributor tied to a 2019 liquor shortage in Michigan will face a $3 million fine, which state officials labeled "historic" and "unprecedented" in a Wednesday announcement.

07/09/20

A fast, four-week campaign with average price cuts of 21% confounded many expectations by delivering a successful En Primeur 2019 release.

07/09/20

While Treasury's retail wine sales have risen about 15% since the start of the pandemic in the United States, its non-retail channels that include bar, restaurants, cellars and travel-related venues in Latin America have been hit hard.

07/09/20

King Estate in Eugene, Ore., is one of just three wineries in Oregon producing more than 300,000 cases a year and the third largest, by annual case production, of the state's 803 wineries. The winery was founded by Ed King Jr. (1921-2012) and his son Ed King III, who is the current CEO.

07/09/20

The 1.5L Bordeaux Stelvin wine bottle, designed and manufactured by Ardagh, has an overall weight reduction of 20 percent (5.50 ounces) from its original design. Designed in high-quality glass, the new, lightweight bottle delivers great shelf appeal in a premium, sustainable package.

07/09/20

The Hygiene and Infection Protection Concept of the Düsseldorf exhibition centre will enable trade shows like ProWein to be held while ensuring the "greatest protection possible for exhibitors, visitors, partners and members of staff," according to the company.

07/09/20

During part 2 of Unheard Voices in Wine, panelists discuss what diversity and inclusion initiatives look like at companies across the wine industry and elsewhere, why representation matters and how marginalized professionals can obtain more visibility, why allies are important and what they can do to support, and the importance of having diversity demonstrated on boards and leadership teams.

07/09/20

Industry Veterans Christopher Avery, Nick Holmes and Drew Ross Respectively Named President, Vice President of Sales and Executive Director of Marketing

07/09/20

When Glenn McGourty arrived in Lake County in the 1970s, he was immediately smitten. "I was blown away at how special it is," he recalled recently. "It's just a beautiful place-unusual geology and native plants in this striking mountainous landscape."

07/09/20

The US market has seen sales of canned wines exploding, as consumers can't get enough of them. This has led to a slowdown in the supply of the cans. Jeff Siegel reports.

07/09/20

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that agriculture is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases, and is thus by many observers considered as a climate villain. This conclusion, however, is based on a paradigm that can be questioned, writes Per Frankelius, Linkoping University, in an article in Agronomy Journal.

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07/09/20

Cave B Estate Winery is opening back up to the public for wine tastings on Friday but things will look a little different thanks to new restrictions and guidelines. Re-opening will mean social distancing, patio seating only and lots and lots of wine.

07/09/20

forming part of a winery in paso robles, the geneseo inn offers a luxury hospitality experience in upcycled container dwellings perched above the landscape. set in the middle of 145 acres of grapevines and rolling hills, the bed-and-breakfast comprises eight units, each featuring recycled and locally-sourced materials and finishes.

07/09/20

COVID-19 hit at the best possible juncture. Spring is pretty quiet. But things figure to get more interesting over the next few months. With the bug certain to still be lurking come the harvest in the fall, she'll be required to worry about more than just the health of the grapes. Falling ill isn't an option, for her or anyone on the Jordan team.

07/09/20

"WSWA advocates for local delivery from beverage alcohol licensees, with delivery executed by their employee or a licensed third-party delivery company"

07/09/20

A new wave of coronavirus-related restrictions on indoor businesses could arrive Monday, Sonoma County health officials acknowledge, as the region edges closer to inclusion on a state watchlist of counties with elevated hospitalizations and growing caseloads.

07/09/20

Donae Burston is responsible for bringing the first Black-owned rosé label from France's Saint-Tropez to the United States.

07/09/20

Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) is looking to enter into a partnership with a major beer distributor to develop a new hard seltzer brand. Stifel Nicolaus analyst Mark Astrachan told clients in a note that he expects the new product to launch as soon as early 2021.

07/09/20

There are a few new machines and supplies (2-8 tph de-stemmer, DE-filter, barrel topping kegs, pumps and a range of hose and fittings) left in stock to sell at special prices. Also, to be sold are the original prints, patterns and gauges of the Valley Foundry PCT fittings, sump and centrifugal pumps, must valves and more which the company has been manufacturing since 1989.

07/09/20

Visitors to Alma Rosa will be seated at private tables accommodating up to six guests, spaced six feet apart from other parties, in a tranquil setting shaded under umbrellas and arbors. For $20, guests can enjoy a selection of five wines from Alma Rosa's portfolio of Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, Rhone varietals and rose wines. Guests may also purchase bottles or wines by the glass to enjoy in the Weingarten. For an elevated experience, visitors may also book a private Ranch House tasting at the nearby Alma Rosa estate in the Sta. Rita Hills.

07/09/20

It's a wine born of legend and, as Tom Hyland discovers, the reality lives up to the myth.

07/09/20

While wine and hip hop culture may appear worlds apart, multiple representatives of hip hop culture own wine brands and have referenced wine and the luxury it connotes in their lyrics. The reverence for wine in the rap world has always been there and only continues to grow.

07/09/20

O'Donnell Lane PR and events agency had to respond quickly to the new challenge of bringing wine to life via Zoom as well as keep on top of its clients' very different PR messages during what has been such a fast changing and stressful time.