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08/12/20

This year's growth brands account for 26% of table wine dollars, whereas last year's 15 growth brands accounted for 10% of table wine dollars in off premise channels. More than half (8) of the growth brands for this year were not on the growth brand list last summer. These brands represent the shift to large sizes and boxed wine, as well as some large and iconic brands in wine. It also represents a shift away from private label.

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Capacity constraints have driven up rates for international shipments this year whether by sea, air or land, further complicating matters for supply-chain managers. The cost of moving goods by ship has climbed 12% in 2020 to the highest in 5 1/2 years.

08/12/20

The Central Coast Insights event addresses the economic and financial issues, challenges and trends that affect the vintners, wineries and grape growers of the California's Central Coast wine industry. Digital conference set for Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27.

08/12/20

While the doors are now formally open, Katie Bundschu describes these summer weeks as a "soft opening" for her new Abbot's Passage Winery on Madrone Road.

08/12/20

They're going to prioritize products made by BIPOC, women and queer people, and produced by sustainable methods. Wines include André Mack from Oregon, Artie Johnson from Napa and Krista Scruggs from Vermont ...

08/12/20

The deal came together during France's COVID-19 shutdown but has just been announced, much like the Guigal family's recent purchase of Domaine Les Clefs d'Or.

08/12/20

While the basics are well known, they can be leveraged, according to Terry Hill, a partner in BPM's advisory practice.

08/12/20

The site was formerly used to bottle and store solely the wines from Accolade but is being official launched as contract packer for any business in the drinks industry,

08/12/20

Geographical Digest is poised to bring the world of wine to oenophiles with innovative technology

08/12/20

The 5th annual Willamette Pinot Noir auction 2020 goes live from today (August 11-13) focussing on the 'Goldilocks' 2018 vintage. Like most world events it is being held online, although the other major change this year has come about because of the social unrest in Oregon following the death of George Floyd. For this reason the Willamette Valley Wineries Association is working with the James Beard Foundation to benefit Black and Indigenous Peoples of North America. L.M. Archer reports on the changes this year, a virtual seminar moderated by David Adelsheim on August 6 and previews some of the exciting lots that are up for grabs in the trade auction.

08/12/20

Anthony Capobianco has been promoted to Vice President, National Sales, and Jenny Sage has been promoted to Vice President, National Accounts.

08/12/20

Seed-coating chemicals harm birds' development, study finds

08/12/20

Now in its 6th year, Round Lake Vineyards' annual Grape Stomp will look a little different this year. Scheduled for August, 29th, the event continues to offer live music, food, vendor specials and grape stomping fun all afternoon, but this year will promote social distancing over the large lakeside space! Bring your lawn chairs for added comfort!

08/12/20

The pioneering Vision Cellars owner and winemaker opens up about his journey from East Texas to Sonoma, and launching the Association of African American Vintners

08/12/20

With government land grabs, falling tourism, and no domestic sales, wineries are facing a bleak future.

08/12/20

The data that is available is, really, incredibly bleak: Nearly 200,000 food-service workers are jobless, and now face a future without the enhanced unemployment benefits upon which many depended.

08/12/20

Nearly $20 billion to be invested over the next 10 years

08/12/20

What, apart from their size, is the difference between a can of olive oil (or of sardines) and a can of tomatoes?

08/12/20

Gabe Rice began sheltering in his suburban Phoenix home with his wife and three youngest children in March. They worked remotely, learned remotely and put social events on hold to hunker down alongside much of the country.

08/12/20

The world's most valuable alcoholic drinks brands could lose up to US$33bn worth of brand value as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to brand valuation company Brand Finance.