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Friday, September 18th

09/03/20

Wine shoppers are looking for variety and flavor information when deciding on purchasing a bottle and most have little interest in learning more about how the wine was made, how the grapes were grown and ingredient labeling. According to a survey commissioned by the Wine Market Council survey consumers nearly always want to know about the type of wine flavor and taste and where it was produced.

09/03/20

This year, both tobacco and alcohol tax hikes are being discussed-thanks in part to a pandemic-related economic downturn that has left state agencies scrambling for new revenue.

09/03/20

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 full agenda, including speaker information, is available on the WITS and Financial Symposium websites.

09/03/20

Nearly ten years have passed since our first study, "How Many Women?" California's wine industry continues to grow, with the number of bonded wineries having increased from 3200+ in 2011 to 4200+ in 2020. At the same time, increasing numbers of women are studying viticulture and enology, and receiving mentoring and guidance within the industry. Are these changes reflected in the percentage of California wineries having women in lead winemaker positions?

09/03/20

The Royal Slope AVA is a total 156,389 acres, wholly within the Columbia Valley AVA. It is located just to the south of the Ancient Lakes AVA, and to the north of the Wahluke Slope AVA.

09/03/20

The forecast for September through November points to the likelihood of a warmer than average period for much of the western US.

09/03/20

Alcohol regulators are paying much closer attention to alcohol delivery and have ramped up enforcement. The regulatory landscape is changing quickly ...

09/03/20

Amateur firefighters are bulldozing their way through the California blazes, but some of the professionals don't seem too pleased.

09/03/20

Years of megafires have caused huge losses for insurance companies, a problem so severe that, last year, California temporarily banned insurers from canceling policies on some 800,000 homes in or near risky parts of the state. However, that ban is about expire and can't be renewed, and a recent plan to deal with the problem fell apart in a clash between insurers and consumer advocates.

09/03/20

The average value of Texas agricultural land, including buildings, is up 2.4 percent this year at $2,170 per acre. The average cash rent for Texas cropland is $43, an increase of one percent from a year ago.

09/03/20

De Blasio also suggested that a decision on indoor bars and nightclubs would come separately

09/03/20

Brazil may not be inherently associated with wine: but the country's wine industry believes it can become a major player on the world stage thanks to its sparkling wine, the quality of its products, and a carefully planned export strategy.

09/03/20

"We're moving into a more erratic reality and it is going to become more challenging to show the terroir and respect the flavour profile in wines from the north and centre of the country.

09/03/20

With over 470 wineries and 11 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), it's impossible to sum up New York's wine scene with a single grape variety, wine style or region. Wineries across the state produce quality offerings in nearly all spectrums wine; white, red, sparkling, rosé and dessert wines. But of the 11 regions, you'll want to pay special attention to four in particular: the Finger Lakes, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Niagara Escarpment.

09/03/20

It seemed like an act of madness to take on such a plot of land using all his money which was far from a great fortune but it was everything that this young man had ...

09/03/20

The co-op, which has 20,000 members and has been around since 1946, is in debt to 125 creditors including popular winemakers Tyrrell, Casella and Oatleys.

09/03/20

The North Bay Business Journal is honoring Shannon McLaren with a CFO Recognition Award, one of leaders recognized from a variety of businesses and nonprofits throughout Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties. Award winners were honored Aug. 28 in a Business Journal Virtual Event.

09/03/20

Cal Fire said 439 structures of all types have been destroyed in Napa County by the Hennessey Fire, which started from lightning strikes in Napa on Aug. 17 and grew to 317,909 acres across five counties. The fire zone, which covers 33% of the county, has not expanded over the past two days.

09/03/20

The Trump administration is ordering a halt on evictions nationwide through December for people who have lost work during the pandemic and don't have other good housing options.

09/03/20

"We are thrilled to have found a partner in Black Eyed Peas that shares our commitment to fun and inclusivity to continue our ongoing support of the restaurant industry with CORE."

09/03/20

Ashanti Middleton, Tyshemia Ladson and Jasmine Dunn take us behind the scenes of the new series; their Esrever wine project is among the start-ups dreaming big on the show