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08/10/20

Warner Henry's advocacy for small, family-owned wineries, coupled with his personalized, partnership approach to the business of distributing and selling wine has prevailed as the paradigm for modern-day wine distribution best practices for more than 35 years.

08/10/20

Willamette Valley Vineyards teamed up with the USDA, Oregon State University, Cornell and Washington State University to further study the benefits of using UVC light and how it kills powdery mildew when the fungus' defenses are down at night.

08/10/20

While cans are the hot new alternative to glass packaging, they represent less than 1% of the value of wine sold through Nielsen off-premise outlets. Box wines have posted far stronger growth from a much higher base, accounting for 9% of the value of all wines sold through Nielsen channels.

08/10/20

What is it about a wine (bottle, can, box) that invigorates consumers in a shop to stop and pull it from its shelf? ... Takeaways from the 2020 PACK Conference.

08/10/20

Inspiration is the substance of undiscovered strategies. It can come from almost anywhere if we stay positive and are open to it, but it's the fuel that ignites change.

08/10/20

Worth a watch, streamed live on Aug 4, 2020 with wine critic Antonio Galloni.

08/10/20

Two more BA Test Kitchen hosts said they won't appear in the videos anymore - continuing the string of allegations that Condé Nast is not delivering on its promise to support diversity in its entertainment division.

08/10/20

In a letter to the USTR, 13 senators wrote that restaurants, stores, distributors and importers in the U.S. face "severe economic hardship due to the increased cost of goods," and that "demand for these goods has declined, leaving importers and distributors with months' worth of product."

08/10/20

Despite the positive signs, market analyst Jon Moramarco expects US on-premise alcohol sales to decrease by 48% in 2020.

08/10/20

Whether they're now selling car insurance or driving for Lyft while building their real estate business, hospitality employees are dropping decades-long careers.

08/10/20

People are still traveling - they're just staying closer to home.

08/10/20

Companies are shifting away from massive expense accounts and the experiential lifestyle has become a memory.

08/10/20

Leading producers Italy and France are looking to slash premium wine output from the upcoming harvest to shore up prices after the coronavirus pandemic hammered sales and led to a glut of stock.

08/10/20

The French government just announced another $95 million to help beleaguered winegrowers.

08/10/20

Deutsch has seen significant growth not only for Josh, but also renewed progress for Yellow Tail and Layer Cake in the off-premise in recent months.

08/10/20

The head of a company providing satellite technology in the wine industry pushes back against the Lafite CEO's claims.

08/10/20

Hookup between Simon Property Group, Amazon would show how retail and logistics are converging more rapidly

08/10/20

Some of these upper-story outposts reinvented themselves with spaced-out seating, Plexiglass dividers and bans on walk-ins, all made more palatable by panoramic views of the Big Apple for folks who snag reservations.

08/10/20

Troopers said they were called by the manager at Glenora Winery on Wednesday morning after a donation jar with more than $50 designated for the SPCA was stolen by a man who entered the winery.

08/10/20

Maryana Beyder sued the Alpine Country Club in October, claiming that a server stained her pricey pink purse while she was dining at the posh Demarest establishment in September 2017.

08/10/20

Oenophiles and cinephiles are in for a treat with 24 bottles of wine, and a signed copy of Coppola's 1974 classic.

08/10/20

A three-bottle tasting set comes with an invitation to a private Zoom tasting with Clarice owner Adam Lee, the founder and former winemaker at Siduri Wines.

08/10/20

"I love the taste, of course, but these wines also uplift me and put me in a good mood."

08/10/20

The North Coast wine tasting experience has changed a great deal since the old days of an upturned barrel and free pours.

08/10/20

Are rosé wines inherently inferior, or is it a case of outright discrimination?

08/10/20

The term has the Internet abuzz. Diaz, explaining the genesis of Avaline to Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" on July 22, said she and Power frequently found themselves feeling ill after a ...

08/10/20

Two famous northern Italian wine estates have recently taken on new faces that represent their well-respected wines and important legacy: Laura Felluga, granddaughter of Livio Felluga, the founder of the winery estate Livio Felluga in Friuli, and Frederica Rosy Boffa, great-great granddaughter of Cesare Pio, the founder of the winery estate Pio Cesare in Piedmont (Piemonte). Both young women bring a fresh approach when talking about each of their family's extraordinary backgrounds.

08/10/20

Whether they're combing through home cellars while shutdowns linger or testing out new offerings at their recently reopened restaurants, here's what 7 wine pros are, unexpectedly, loving now

08/10/20

Like many cooks in the Bay Area, Bilal Ali, Hoang Le and Keone Koki lost their jobs when the pandemic hit. But instead of flipping a middle finger to the restaurant industry and leaving forever, they strapped on their aprons and started grilling jerk chicken in the West Oakland backyard they shared. The name for the three chef-roommates' new pop-up restaurant came naturally: "Brokeass Cooks."

08/10/20

Lake, Napa and Sonoma county officials are examining the patterns of attack and management options in response to MOB the detection.

08/10/20

All you need to do to stay on the right track is to make smart choices on what and how much you drink!

08/10/20

A new, USC-led study of more than 1,000 years of North American droughts and global conditions found that forecasting a lack of precipitation is rarely straightforward.

08/10/20

More than half of the farmers responding to the voluntary survey said they had lost customers or sales due to COVID-19, and nearly half said they or someone in their immediate family had lost off-farm income.

08/10/20

Despite four expert legal opinion letters citing fatal flaws in the environmental analysis and significant resident opposition, Placer County Supervisors approved changes to a countywide winery and brewery ordinance claiming to support Placer agriculture.

08/10/20

Both orders will take effect in 45 days, but (and this is a key point) the executive orders are vague and confusing because they say Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will not identify what transactions are covered until then. It's also still uncertain how the executive orders will affect the apps' operations in the U.S. or Tencent's other holdings.

08/10/20

The companies had understood the word "huruhuru" to mean "feather" or "fur," said Te Hamua Nikora, a Maori from Wellington in New Zealand, who pointed out the dual meaning of the word in a series of social media posts.

08/10/20

Farms have already reported outbreaks among hundreds of workers in states that include California, Washington, Florida and Michigan.

08/10/20

Before the order, any restaurant employee who tested positive had to furnish employers with two negative COVID-19 tests before coming back to dining rooms.

08/10/20

Often these approachable bottles provide a taste of the talents of first-rate winemakers at a fraction of the cost of their flagship wines

08/10/20

The wine industry's opaqueness about its practices created an information void that dubious marketers exploited.

08/10/20

Workers and workers' rights organizations say these outbreaks and the subsequent swell of infections in the Central Valley point to a devastating truth: that we are each only as protected as our least protected; as vulnerable as our most vulnerable.

08/10/20

Bar owners Eric Alperin (The Varnish, The Slipper Clutch, Bar Clacson, The Streamliner and Penny Pound Ice in Los Angeles), Anu Apte-Elford (Rob Roy, Navy Strength, No Anchor and Vinnie's Wine Spot in Seattle) and Toby Cecchini (The Long Island Bar and Rockwell Place in Brooklyn) are attempting to navigate the constantly shifting goal posts of owning and operating their establishments.

08/10/20

Increasingly popular, the northwestern Portuguese region's white wines have gone mainstream with improvements in quality. Sarah Ahmed looks into the region of Vinho Verde...

08/10/20

It's been two weeks since a botched charity concert featuring The Chainsmokers drew the wrath of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and struggling Southampton restaurateurs say they're still paying the price.

08/10/20

A heavy vehicle Code of Practice will be developed for the Australian wine industry, to improve road safety and assist the industry in meeting their Chain of Responsibility obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

08/10/20

Port producers are turning to technology to help them produce their wines this year. Richard Woodard has the story.

08/10/20

Lebanese journalist and wine critic, Michael Karam, puts this week's shocking events into context, with a wine industry already dependent on international sales for its future, now desperate for all the support the international wine community can spare it.