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07/20/20

... As June unemployment in Sonoma County declines to 11.5 percent amid uncertainty ...Foley Family Wines acquired Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery last month.

07/20/20

Owners believed they were allowed to reopen with outside seating like restaurants under the modified Phase 1 plan for Benton and Franklin counties starting July 3. However, on Thursday Washington State clarified that drinking establishments that don't serve full meals made in their own kitchens are excluded from opening patios and decks. "It is incredibly disappointing," said Josh McDonald, the executive director of the Washington Wine Institute.

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Neighbor John Williams, who owns Frog's Leap winery near Rutherford, didn't want outdoor parties with up to 80 guests going on until 8 p.m. near his house weekend after weekend.

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Plans to develop a hotel at Napa's Oxbow area hit a stumbling block on Thursday night.

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One particular company Founder and CEO, Anish Patel noticed the DtC trend. He operates Tinto Amorío in cans.

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A recent WSWA study estimates the U.S. alcohol industry will lose 92,570 jobs in 2020, which translates into $3.8 billion in lost wages, and $11 billion to the economy. What is more, the $363.3 million in tariff revenue that the U.S. federal government stands to gain from the tariffs will be washed out by $344.9 million in lost tax revenue.

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More than half of Mendocino County's cases comprise Latino residents, who make up a quarter of the county's population, a disparity that has spurred another local reckoning with the pandemic's blow to people of color. In Sonoma County, Latinos account for slightly more than two-thirds of all cases while representing 27% of the countywide population.

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As more people search for socially-distant activities, wineries see more visitors

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"Every guest in attendance longer than 15 minutes should self-quarantine through July 25 ..."

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"We're grateful to Angela for helping us create an identity around the kinds of wines we want to make. She has a light touch with grenache and other Rhone varietal wines, and translated our estate fruit honestly and beautifully."

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The management was shaken up in 2018; Baron Eric de Rothschild was succeeded by daughter Saskia de Rothschild and CEO Christophe Salin gave up the mantle to LVMH's Jean-Guillaume Prats.

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If you're hanging around the house this season, let our escapist bottles inspire your choices to get the most out of a staycation (or any old weekend).

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The group will focus on public policy issues and work with the state Legislature to help build up and develop commercial wineries.

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Among other compounds, oak wood releases coumarins, but how they affect wine's sensory properties is unclear. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have detected and measured six coumarins in oak wood, wine and spirits, showing that a combination of these compounds can produce a bitter taste.

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Jonella Orozco and Brooke Lago want to expand local wine selections beyond red, white and rose by making the lists more representative of the people producing such wines.

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Two-thirds of polled executives expect environment to worsen in next 3 months

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Find an oasis from the city's busy streets as you eat and drink in peace

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With his restaurant at Las Vegas' Palms Resort still closed, the Philadelphia chef is bringing some staff to a new location. Plus, a tavern from José Andrés closes in D.C., Del Posto auctions part of its Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine collection, and more

07/20/20

"We know that many wineries have been submitting new diagrams of their permitted premises. The reason that some permit holders might choose to do this would be to allow individuals that have purchased wine to sit on adjoining non-permitted property and consume wine. Nothing in the language of the memo should be construed as permission for a tasting room to resume service for on-premise consumption.

07/20/20

If you've seen these at the store but aren't quite sure what they mean, we're breaking down these types of wine and our 4 best recommendations.

07/20/20

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, the largest wine sector trade show in North America, will go virtual next year as a result of lingering concern over the coronavirus.

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Walla Walla City Manager Nabiel Shawa tells Action News the pandemic has provided more opportunity for creativity.

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After years of Soviet rule, the once-forgotten Moldovan wine industry is making a comeback, as Michelle Williams reports.

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It's a fussy, temperamental grape and it used to cost a fortune. Now it's being grown from California to Tasmania - and it's more affordable

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Being angry about those who fail to turn up for bookings is one of my few remaining pleasures

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A popular summer varietal for wine drinkers is Sauvignon Blanc. We offer a few facts about the affordable, crisp white wine and a flavor and price guide to 32 that are available.

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Jo Kessel and her daughter went on a cycling holiday in France

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Like all good debaucherous nights, it starts out tame.

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Each weekly episode is scheduled for Thursday afternoons at 4:30 PM, beginning on July 30 through September 3.

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he Sample the Sierra farm-to-fork festival in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., is going digital for the 11th annual event

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Nearly half of those who lost insurance due to the pandemic reside in the five states of California, Texas, Florida, New York and North Carolina

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"Most the industry is experiencing some pretty bad whiplash," Paul Mabray says. "Even four months later, I've seen that we didn't have a lot of muscle memory, so we're having to learn very quickly."

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CEC Entertainment, the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese; Garden Fresh Restaurants; and Le Pan Quotidien's U.S. arm. The PPP program provided many restaurants, including large chains like P.F. Chang's and Five Guys, with funds but coronavirus cases are surging ...

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Longtime proprietor Claude Lambert confirmed the closure on Bastille Day, the first time in 55 years that the restaurant did not celebrate the French holiday.

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The motivation for traveling to wine regions around the world (and the takeaways, in hindsight) extend well beyond the wine itself.

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In the lull provided by the Covid-19 outbreak, Brad Ford has embarked on his biggest project yet: building a beam-style wine press similar to the one the Roman scholar Cato wrote about in "De Agri Cultura." When finished, he expects the 1-ton, 60-foot press will be the longest in the United States.

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Virginia's state-owned liquor stores say they won't let anyone not wearing a mask into their stores starting Monday as part of an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

07/20/20

The Wisconsin Grape Growers Association celebrated its second annual event during the week of July 13-18, nearing the start of harvest season.

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The Cabernet-Malbec maven and international wine consultant talks about his early days at Robert Mondavi, adapting to the pandemic, and a new wine project on his home turf

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In requiring the warning label to carry specific colours - rather than simply mandating legibility and contrast standards - AGW believes Food Forum Ministers have imposed significant costs on winemakers for no measurable public health benefit.

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The world's second largest brewer, which makes Amstel, Bira Moretti and Heineken, has slashed the value of its assets by €550 million, and expects to make a €300 million loss in the second financial quarter of this year.

07/20/20

As part of its Now You Can campaign, Heineken unveiled a first-of-its-kind 'zero contact bar' for its premium alcohol-free beer brand, Heineken 0.0, in response to COVID-19 guidelines that continue to shape the way drinkers enjoy their beers.

07/20/20

Natural wines are available in everything from white and sparkling to red or rosé, and make the perfect addition to any summer wine cooler.

07/20/20

Cameron Diaz has just released a 'clean' wine and a debate has followed. Robert Joseph agrees with the critics. Up to a point.

07/20/20

Third episode of A.L.L.I.E.S. to cover what it means to celebrate diversity, how to maintain initiatives representing and promoting Black voices right now, bringing down barriers to access, increasing accountability, and the continued growing wage gap between Black and White women.

07/20/20

In case you missed it, Barefoot Wine announced last week that it will be launching a new platform called #WeStanForHer, a platform to highlight the collective beauty and power of Black women. The company will be partnering with the ...