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Tuesday, September 8th

09/08/20

The new law immediately allows more people to work as independent contractors and eliminates the 35-submission cap for freelance writers and photographers.

09/08/20

The delabeler eliminates the expensive and time-consuming practice of soaking bottles in tubs of water and scraping off labels by hand.

09/08/20

She advocated tirelessly on behalf of Oregon and Washington wines. Linfield University will honor her legacy.

09/08/20

Expect lawsuits later this year between vineyards and wineries, and possibly between vineyards and their insurance companies as well.

09/08/20

During the Walbridge and Meyers wildfires, Sonoma County provided access certifications to 375 employers. A final wildfire smoke rule will be decided by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health in coming months with a temporary version being tested now. Advocates are pushing for masks to be offered at AQI 101 and required at 301, but a coalition including CAWG, Wine Institute, and others, pushed back? Are regulations for work in smoke insufficient? (3500 + words).

09/08/20

Broadly put, PurpleAir provides more localized, current and less accurate readings than AirNow. PurpleAir users can toggle between two conversions - one listed as "LRAPA," developed by the Lane Regional Air Pollution Agency in Oregon, and "AQandU," developed by University of Utah, which align more closely with EPA readings.

09/08/20

In 1996, Mr. Lewellen and Mr. Lucas formed their business partnership and were in business together for 24 years, during which the remaining co-owner said there "was never a major issue between us."

09/08/20

"With Proof™, our suppliers have been able to reach customers in a whole new way."

09/08/20

Master The World™ is a new wine education platform for industry professionals and consumers seeking to hone their palate. Subscribers can look to improve their tasting skills and expand their wine knowledge via carefully curated blind-tasting kits.

09/08/20

From 8th-10th September, over 100 Napa wineries will 'open their cellars' ...

09/08/20

Napa Valley boasts 16 distinct American Viticultural Areas. Do these smaller growing regions within Napa have distinct personalities?

09/08/20

Mr Loughan, who co-founded Octane Software, the world's first cloud-based customer-relationship management application - which he sold for $US3.2 billion in 2000 at the height of the dotcom boom - took over Thistle Hill in 2009 with his wife, Mary.

09/08/20

The wines are judged in five categories: food parability, typicity, quality, value, and packaging. The judges ask: would I stock this wine, and is it good enough for customers to order a second glass?

09/08/20

The mandatory evacuation order for the Oak Fire has expanded - boundaries now include Shimmins Ridge as the northern boundary, east of Highway 101, approximately one mile, and south to Reynolds Highway. The fire has been spotting and conditions are challenging.

09/08/20

"That landscape does look different. But when you look at other places where fire has occurred, in 2017, 2018 or even 2019, it springs back pretty readily."

09/08/20

If you have any questions, contact the bankruptcy trustee

09/08/20

After a successful maiden event in Beijing in 2018, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has chosen the wine region of Ningxia to host its 28th competition

09/08/20

A review at the state of play and the latest developments in the difficult world of interstate wine shipping

09/08/20

"We want to enhance the territory - the different territories - and give a place of origin to the wines. They already have origins, but it's not indicated or obligatory on the labels. And the wines can be blends from different places. So we want to promote a particular territory."

09/08/20

Under federal rules dictated by the U.S. Small Business Administration, organizations have 10 months to ask for forgiveness from banks.

09/08/20

It has now burned across 86 square miles of steep, rugged terrain in northwestern Sonoma County, destroying at least 298 structures, including 159 homes. As of Saturday evening, it was 95% contained, according to Cal Fire.

09/08/20

"It's not jubilation or anything like that but any step in that direction is a positive one."

09/08/20

"We would love to have people who are good at customer service and computer skills, because they will be needed."

09/08/20

The lockdown has a "crushing impact" on America's craft distillers, says a new study conducted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) in conjunction with the American Distilling Institute (ADI).

09/08/20

The Covid pandemic is just the latest in a long line of challenges for Australian winemakers

09/08/20

The Italian island is known for good, cheap reds, but that's not all it does

09/08/20

There are a handful of producers that have taken the risk.

09/08/20

The young wine director at Princeton, N.J., farm-to-table destination Elements got the chance to remake its wine list last year. 2020 brought much bigger changes and challenges

09/08/20

The state is marking the route's inauguration with a special 10-day event that started September 3, offering more than 300 activities to wine aficionados at 10 wineries and six other "complementary sites" around the state. The Ruta del Vino event ends next Sunday.

09/08/20

Today's top producers Down Under defy old stereotypes with nuanced, vineyard-driven wines.

09/08/20

How about if the grapes were picked earlier than for most high-end Napa wines, making the wine fresher and more restrained? That's the idea behind La Pelle, a side project for Maayan Koschitzky, Miguel Luna and Peter Richmond.

09/08/20

Doug Beretta is facing a water crisis this summer that he could not anticipate.

09/08/20

Chile's winemakers have found a loyal customer base right on their own doorstep during the country's lockdown.

09/08/20

The collection of Macallan single malt obtained by Matthew Robson, of Taunton, is worth about $53,000, BBC reported. Robson's father, Pete, had forked over about $6,500 for the booze.

09/08/20

The 26th annual Music Festival for Brain Health for 2020 is a virtual, multi-city event to raise funds for mental health research and services.

09/08/20

A Labor Day Feature on Dolores Huerta.

09/08/20

The 2020 vintage is forecast to rise 6.3% from last year to 45 million hectoliters, equivalent to about 6 billion bottles, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. That signals a return to five-year average levels, after spring frost and summer drought damaged the 2019 grape crop.

09/08/20

Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw first realized something was desperately wrong with European tourism when on a brisk March morning he crossed the Burg square in front of the Gothic city hall and there was nothing but silence.

09/08/20

In July, 52% of young adults resided with one or both of their parents, up from 47% in February

09/08/20

The concept is a simple one: barrels are moved mechanically, removing the need for physical work or the use of larger machinery, such as forklifts, to undertake this task. A prototype was unveiled at last year's WineEng National Conference and Exhibition in the Barossa ...

09/08/20

In this edition of Talking Europe we are bathing, metaphorically speaking, in wine: one of Europe's best-known exports, and an industry that's been turned on its head by the coronavirus pandemic.

09/08/20

Ballentine Vineyards and Hyde Estate Winery secured sizable visitor increases from Napa County, though not exactly what they originally proposed.

09/08/20

Nine of the cases were linked to agricultural workers, and 23 weren't, according to the report from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Over half the cases (16) were in Sonoma County, with most of the rest in Lake and Napa counties.

09/08/20

Fires burning in Clackamas County force evacuations; 38,000 without power