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Tuesday, July 28th

07/28/20

Foley Johnson winery and tasting room in Rutherford might be the first in the North Coast wine sector to shutter because the virus infiltrated the workforce.

07/28/20

While the winery would have been opening the doors to its new tasting room in August, Bookwalter stopped construction that was supposed to start in March.

07/28/20

Rising COVID-19 cases and a lack of financial aid could cause mass foreclosures, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

07/28/20

The longtime supporters of Cal Poly donated $1 million to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science's JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture.

07/28/20

Nearly 75,000 alumni, parents and community members contributed.

07/28/20

Trellis Wine Group is pleased (and elated) to announce the hiring of Mary Melton as their newest salesperson and beverage program consultant. Mary's newly created position will come with the title, Czar of the Bar.

07/28/20

But he gave few specific details and said more information would come in the next few weeks.

07/28/20

Between the coronavirus and the Trump tariffs, the French wine market has collapsed. So winemakers are - sadly - sending their excess product off to another life as hand sanitizer.

07/28/20

"We consider it a journey to help consumers to live more sustainable lives by introducing a range of packaging innovations which will minimize the environmental impact of our beers, while moving quality to an even higher level."

07/28/20

Wineries and cannabis farms have been clashing in Santa Barbara over odor, pesticide drift and land-use policies; a report calls on local officials to fix it

07/28/20

The Instagram series will feature sommeliers, winemakers, vineyard managers and other industry leaders

07/28/20

"When I bring up that diversity is an issue-and that it's isolating, people have gotten very defensive," she said. "From those interactions, I feel like I've had to make myself more palatable and not bring it up. I feel like I'm walking on egg shells."

07/28/20

The agreement removes discriminatory trade barriers in Canada including in the provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia.

07/28/20

The industry bodies have submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) after news of another tariff review last month.

07/28/20

The House of Lords has supported calls to scrap "unnecessary" wine import documentation, which could cost the UK trade an extra £70 million a year.

07/28/20

The Prats family, former owners of Cos d'Estournel in Bordeaux, has acquired Chateau d'Estoublon in Provence with media tycoon Stéphane Courbit, marking the latest high profile sale in the region.

07/28/20

The company, which owns Champagnes Moët & Chandon, Krug, and Veuve Clicquot, Hennessy Cognac and Bordeaux label Château d'Yquem, saw organic sales down by 28% compared to the first six months of 2019, as global lockdowns and cancelled weddings left little cause for celebration.

07/28/20

The Campari Group has reported a 33.5% drop in net profit, down to €77.6m, across the second quarter of 2020, with sales down 11.3%, at €768.7m.

07/28/20

As we emerge - tentative and blinking - into our "new normal" lives, there are oblique social codes to navigate.

07/28/20

Drawing from private donations, a foundation connected to the United Farm Workers Union is distributing $500 prepaid debit cards to undocumented West-Coast agricultural employees affected by the coronavirus.

07/28/20

The Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently secured a large settlement with Anheuser-Busch for various violations of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAAA).

07/28/20

Among Newsom's plans: Provide temporary housing for infected workers who need to isolate from their families; expand paid sick leave and workers compensation benefits; expand a state public awareness campaign around mask usage; give new guidance to employers and require them to report outbreaks of the virus to their local health departments.

07/28/20

Rep. Mike Thompson will take his annual pasta dinner online this year because of the coronavirus situation.

07/28/20

Sparkling, low ABV piquette is made for lazy summer sipping

07/28/20

As we all take to fueling our pandemic fugue state with alcohol, what wine has been commanding consumer interest?

07/28/20

The attorney turned vintner positioned his winery among California's top sparkling wine houses

07/28/20

Next time you're in TJ's looking for a bottle that punches above its price, consider one of these five finds.

07/28/20

The behavior that has been directed at our staff, and now our property, is unacceptable.

07/28/20

All bars in Kentucky will be shut down for the next two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear (D) announced Monday.

07/28/20

Byzantine settlers in the Negev were making good coin by growing grapes and exporting booze around the world 1,500 years ago. Then came volcanic eruptions and plague

07/28/20

This is not your parents' wine. It's loud, it's funky,

07/28/20

They're tasty and represent great value-if you can get your hands on a bottle.

07/28/20

Peter Gago on working through lockdown but still talking and tasting wines with customers around the world

07/28/20

For questions about COVID-19 during harvest, how to register for future Farm Bureau webinars or any other COVID-19 related issues, you can contact the Farm Bureau offices at (707) 224-5403 or COVID19@napafarmbureau.org

07/28/20

For restaurants that have already established themselves in the physical world, ghost kitchens can be a way to adapt to shifting trends.