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Friday, September 18th

09/02/20

CAWG is working closely with academics and industry members through the West Coast Smoke Exposure Task Force to develop resources. The task force created protocols for collecting grape samples for lab analysis and grower and winery guidelines for micro-fermentations based on protocols developed in Australia. ... Also, see the video recording of last week's Wild Fire and Smoke Exposure Webinar.

09/02/20

The battle to tame 54,940-acre Walbridge fire is in the "homestretch." ... and the 2,360-acre Meyers fire near Jenner, on the Sonoma Coast, was declared 100% contained.

09/02/20

The CZU Complex torched more than 85,000 acres and destroyed at least 1,483 structures in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. It destroyed more than 900 homes in Santa Cruz County alone.

09/02/20

Higher educated wine consumers and those with post graduate degrees were more likely to have increased online wine purchases for home delivery. Employed consumers and consumers that worked from home were more likely to have increased wine consumption. Approximately three-quarters, 74%, of respondents that increased their online purchases for home delivery worked from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

09/02/20

A federal judge struck down a Minnesota law that prohibits wineries from making wine unless a majority of the grapes it uses are grown in Minnesota, a ruling that will divide grape growers and vineyards across the state.

09/02/20

UC Davis' viticulture program was established in 1935 following the repeal of prohibition. It has since become a center for innovation and a model of sustainability. Historically, the university disposes of wine produced by students due to a quirk in state law. Senate Bill 918 continues earlier legislative efforts to change that, allowing the issuance of a sales license to a nonprofit entity to sell up to 20,000 gallons of wine a year.

09/02/20

Napa's Mountain Tides Wine Co. is making an unpopular grape variety cool for the first time

09/02/20

Petite Sirah Enthusiasts: See the Varietal Focus on Petite Sirah in the August Wine Business Monthly beginning on page 12.

09/02/20

The webinar, presented by managing director of Wines of South Africa USA, Jim Clarke, will look at how the country's wines are carving out a new spot in the US market.

09/02/20

"The key to our longevity and continued success is our ability to innovate and evolve within our dynamic, ever-changing industry," said Dean Ferrell, President and CEO of Winebow. "This is an exciting step forward for Winebow Imports, enabling us to accelerate sales and leverage our industry position."

09/02/20

"By expanding our corporate team, we are continuing to enhance the resources we provide to our current and future owners, including training and support to help drive and manage their own success."

09/02/20

"We couldn't be more proud to represent Astrolabe in the US as they embark on their 2nd generation of family-leadership"

09/02/20

Scott has over seventeen years of professional finance and accounting experience in the wine industry. He joins the Allen Wine Group team after eleven years as General Manager at Schug Winery,

09/02/20

Quintessential has announced the hiring of four industry veterans to its growing sales team. Chris Hayes, David Strathy, Andrea Rogers and John Marshall have recently joined the growing organization to support new acquisitions and the company's expansive portfolio of family-owned wines.

09/02/20

Matthieu Perrin of Famille Perrin in the Rhone Valley is the new President of PRIMUM FAMILIAE VINI, serving for one year until June 2021.

09/02/20

Argentine Wine Brand, Algodon Fine Wines, Announces Debut of E-Commerce and Continues Rollout of Its Wines Stateside

09/02/20

Once-forgotten Nascetta reemerges in Italy's Piedmont

09/02/20

Bin To Bottle invested in a Lyve Wastewater Treatment System during the early stages of growth of the Bin To Bottle Beverage Company to minimize the impact of their wastewater stream on the regional water system.

09/02/20

Hound's Tree of Mattituck, N.Y., has a selection of more than 80 wines all from New York State.

09/02/20

Napa County lodging room revenue in came in at $21.8 million this July. In June, revenue totaled $14.1 million.

09/02/20

Despite recording robust sales growth in H1, the second half of the financial year caused global declines with the Americas at -6%, Asia -14% and Europe -6%.

09/02/20

A former Citibank investment banker, André Mack drew attention as the first Black winner of Best Young Sommelier in America in 2003 by Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Food and Wine Society. The award catapulted him to floor sommelier at Thomas Keller's French Laundry in Napa, and later to head sommelier at Per Se in New York City.

09/02/20

Fresno State has something new for fans of its tailgate wine series.

09/02/20

A Walla Walla winery recently received a "F" rating from the Better Business Bureau after multiple complaints alleging orders were not delivered.

09/02/20

Chablis' Louis Moreau is chairman of the Chablis Commission of the Bourgogne Wine Board. He is a sixth-generation vigneron with a winery named after him, but went abroad for his wine education, getting a degree in enology and viticulture from Cal State-Fresno.