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08/03/20

Tomorrow, Aug. 4, 2020 Wine Business Monthly will host its PACK Conference, with sessions and exhibits designed for winemakers, winery operations managers, purchasing managers, wine marketers and other industry professionals. With speakers on packaging and marketing topics from top wineries including E. & J. Gallo Winery, Scheid Family Wines, Trinchero Family Estates, Sans Wine Co. and more, this is the essential meeting day for every winery that wants to improve its packaging look and performance.

08/03/20

An expert panel revamping the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans called for a major change in alcohol consumption in the United States. Its July 15 report said men should limit themselves to one drink of alcohol per day, cutting in half the two-per-day standard for men that has been in place since 1990. Its recommendation for women, also one drink a day, remained unchanged.

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"There are so many times you have to swallow your pride in order to make a sale and keep your business going when you are a person of color in the wine industry."

08/03/20

Coronavirus cases in farm country have focused new attention on essential workers there, as well as the food supply chain. One issue is overtime. In most states, farm owners don't have to pay overtime to their employees. Now, a case before the Washington State Supreme Court could change that.

08/03/20

The Sites fire, which had grown to 1,000 acres by 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, was threatening 12 structures along an 11.6-mile stretch of Sites Lodoga Road near Colusa County's East Park Reservoir and the unincorporated community of Devil's Elbow.

08/03/20

The program aims to mitigate wildfire risk throughout the North Bay by providing financial incentives to private property owners to perform needed work, while optimizing forest health at the same time.

08/03/20

Babe Wine, the brand of sparkling canned wine owned by AB InBev, is working with women-first dating app Bumble on a social media campaign to cover the moving costs of people who are stuck living with an ex during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an announcement shared exclusively with Mobile Marketer.

08/03/20

For the past week, Maya restaurant and Pangloss Cellars have spread tables out into First Street East and the road has been closed to traffic. According to Mayor Logan Harvey, the council is slated to discuss the results of this ongoing trial run and the possible indefinite extension of the closure.

08/03/20

Previously Darin was the Experience Director at ENGIN Creative and before that he was the Creative Director at SET Creative, where he worked with brands such as Nike and Arc'teryx.

08/03/20

Still, the law doesn't erase back rent owed, but rather delays the payments. Rents due March 1, April 1 and May 1 are to be paid by Oct. 26, rents due June 1 by Nov. 28, rents due July 1 by Dec. 28, rents due August 1 by Jan. 28 and rents due Sept. 1 by Feb. 28. There are variations for rents not due on the first day of the month.

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Her start in the industry was not as you might expect. She came from a background of never drinking wine (or speaking English) to studying at Stellenbosch University on a scholarship funded by South African Airways.

08/03/20

If you're looking for a pandemic-proof day trip, Boeger Winery - just under halfway between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe - knows a thing or two about navigating shutdowns.

08/03/20

Sommeliers are considering their options and in some cases changing careers as the world of fine dining undergoes seismic shifts in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

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"It's spinning ashes into something positive"

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"Maybe it's a hybrid between the formal and the informal,"

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People approach winemaking from all directions. Some grew up either in a wine region or winemaking family, and they felt destined for the cellar from a young age.

08/03/20

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand have introduced new norms regarding alcohol consumption during pregnancy. The Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation acknowledged it this week.

08/03/20

"I remember leaving dinner feeling disappointed and embarrassed. But the wine itself was better than what I was used to, so I was also excited and intrigued. My wine spirit was awakened. Today, I'm grateful for that mix of feelings."

08/03/20

To stay competitive, Bordeaux is cutting wine production and focusing on better quality and marketing. Panos Kakaviatos reports.

08/03/20

For a region that produces effectively two types of wine, Burgundy's influence far exceeds its output.

08/03/20

On July 9, Manhattan's uber-swanky party venue Gotham Hall hosted its first event since the pandemic hit in March.

08/03/20

Coronavirus has hit the industry hard, with division over how to respond

08/03/20

From New York's Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley regions to Maryland, Vermont and even Maine, a small but growing band of winemakers has embraced hybrids with the respect traditionally reserved for vinifera grapes

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tasting notes from a selection of some of the better Viognier bottlings from some of the region's best producers.

08/03/20

Good Food Revolution is proud to post the open letter below by rock legend and self-described "fermented grape enthusiast" Geddy Lee in support of a special COVID-19 wine auction meant to offer relief to our hospitality industry.

08/03/20

A former flautist, a punk and a Native American vintner are among the makers revolutionising West Coast wine

08/03/20

Elin McCoy reflects on lockdown and ponders the many ways wine is woven into the lives and memories of so many people across the globe...

08/03/20

Program stability brings continuity to research projects, the ability to support multiyear studies, and supports "outside-the-box" concepts that have some risk but big payoff for growers and winemakers, if successful. Some of the most important priorities are new and continuing pest challenges, including phylloxera and grapevine viruses; the development of labor-saving tools for growers; dialing in irrigation strategies in a changing climate; and addressing winemaking challenges from smoke and freeze exposure.