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08/11/20

"Everyone is so COVID-19 focused, it's hard to get attention. That could be why a subgroup in the USDA Dietary Guidelines panel is trying to railroad changes through. Everyone is looking elsewhere fighting for survival ... Changing the status quo, and what you can do ..."

08/11/20

Dr. Sam Zakhari, testified today during the Dietary Guidelines virtual hearing in opposition to the controversial proposal to change the Dietary Guidelines' definition of moderate drinking. Under the proposal by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the 30-year Dietary Guidelines definition of moderate drinking for men would be reduced from up to two drinks per day, to no more than one drink a day.

08/11/20

On September 15-16, 2020 Wine Business Monthly will host its Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS) and the Wine Industry Financial Symposium as a two-day webcast. This is a brand new look for the two conferences. The virtual event will continue to bring experts in the field to discuss the key issues affecting data, direct-to-consumer technology, business, finance and economics in the wine business. The agenda is available on the WITS and Financial Symposium websites.

08/11/20

Millennials are upping consumption, discovering wine, and having the experience of having wine as an everyday thing at home.

08/11/20

Overall, global wine searches were 17 percent up on the same period last year, while spirits rose by just 7 percent. That's a sharp contrast with the search surges of earlier in the pandemic. In June, wine searches were up 45 percent on the same period in 2019 and spirits were up 57 percent, while April saw wine searches up by 33 percent and spirits up by 111 percent against the previous year.

08/11/20

Online beverage alcohol sales peaked in late April with a 551 percent, year-over-year growth, according to our data partner Nielsen, with triple-digit growth continuing through the end of June. Likewise, Sovos ShipCompliant/Wines Vines Analytics data shows that DtC wine sales are continuing to post strong gains with 30 percent year-over-year growth in June and July.

08/11/20

"All of a sudden, wineries, bars, and eateries are feeling the squeeze from indoor seating restrictions," says BoxPop's VP of Specialty Construction. "Custom shipping containers have gone from something 'nice to have' to 'need to have' for business owners who want to stay open and continue to profit through these abnormal times."

08/11/20

Hosted by the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history, Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas, ESPN's SportsCenter Anchor Sage Steele, and Emmy award-winning auctioneer John Curley, the annual gala event featured six one-of-a-kind auction items, celebrity and musical appearances, and the chance to raise a glass with fellow V Wine Celebration guests, all coming virtually together to raise critical funds for cancer research.

08/11/20

She comes to Allen Wine Group after three years as Finance Director at Accolade Wines North America. Prior to that, she was the VP of Finance at Francis Ford Coppola Presents.

08/11/20

Hoff will be responsible for making the Buck Shack, Ovis, Clay Shannon, Giannecchini, and High Valley Wines.

08/11/20

Boisset has the connected JCB wine salon next door, a private tasting space behind, and Senses shop on the other side. ...

08/11/20

Washington's vast appellation is battling the dreaded vineyard pest for the first time. Why are some wine producers more worried than others?

08/11/20

Gabriel Geller, Director of PR and Manager of Wine Education for Royal Wine Corp, says an excellent selection of notable and innovative kosher wines is coming to market in time for Rosh Hashana.

08/11/20

"It gives us great pleasure to partner with legacy brands such as Foppiano, who value and uphold generations of winemaking traditions," says Dennis Kreps, who owns Quintessential with his father, Stephen D. Kreps. "On the eve of their 125th anniversary, the new labels continue that heritage, more accurately reflecting the family's history and their strong connection with the earth."

08/11/20

Wineries can now manage their client communication experience with one inbox. This omnichannel presence includes SMS texting, website chat bots, social media integrations, VOIP, and video chats for virtual tastings. This product comes from the team at Highway 29 Creative, the wine industry's full-service creative agency.

08/11/20

Whispering Brook has been awarded Five Red Stars at the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion awards ceremony. Recognising the outstanding winery for regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.

08/11/20

With global arenas and stadiums closed, Rock&Roll Hall of Famer, Jon Bon Jovi, has paired with his son and Co-Owner of Hampton Water wine to give rock fans and wine enthusiasts a virtual happy hour and rock show on Friday, August 14th.

08/11/20

During this week's annual Love of the Land celebration which the Farm Bureau is holding online, the Farm Bureau has put an emphasis on raising funds to support its foundation's programming, which includes COVID-19 relief efforts. This programming focuses on assisting Napa County ag workers with everything from personal protective equipment, testing options, education in Spanish and much more.

08/11/20

The provincial governor of the Western Cape, which covers the vast majority of the country's winegrowing regions, said domestic sales should resume in order to reduce the impact of "a second, equally dangerous pandemic: unemployment".

08/11/20

The three-year deal already saw the first series of the Colts Collection by Oliver Winery, a semi-sweet rosé and a dry red blend.

08/11/20

A wine brokerage company named Mulberry Trample (MT) has been running an ad in wine trade periodicals which promises, "…discreet wine channels to turn inventory into cash without the risk of negatively impacting long-term branding and future vintage sales efforts."

08/11/20

Reserve Wine Tasting Room and Bar offers comfy seating indoors and outdoors for small and large groups.

08/11/20

Delicious, innovative, and, at about $100 a bottle, relatively affordable.

08/11/20

Bottles from the West Sonoma Coast deserve a slot in your cellar now.

08/11/20

Madeleine Waters of specialist food and drinks PR consultancy co.co PR founded and ran the campaigns for Lebanese wine between 2010-14. She is now appealing to the wine trade to show solidarity with Lebanon and donate wines, Zoom tasting, special dining experience or other idea to the auction, which will take place over the bank holiday weekend, 28 - 31st August.

08/11/20

Up until about 300 BCE-seafaring Phoenicians shipped wines throughout the Mediterranean regions from their coastal cities of Tyre and Sidon. And 4,500 years ago, a local poem was created to celebrate wine-as the beverage of rulers.