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09/10/20

Vineyards in Oregon and Washington are threatened as the West Coast fires get worse.

09/10/20

Much of the Napa Valley remained dark into the later hours of the morning as ash collected on cars and swirled in the street. When the sky did lighten, it was not clear daylight that poked through the windows of homes in the North Bay, but air with an ominous, radiating orange hue.

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The fully virtual conference will feature speakers from Microsoft, OpenTable, O'Neill Vintners & Distillers, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Domain Chandon, Far Niente, Stoller Wine Group and more on the morning of September 15, 2020.

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Unlike beer and spirits, which lagged prior week sales, wine sales grew 0.9% for the latest week compared to the prior week. Sparkling wine continues to lead growth in off premise, up 27.3% compared to the same week last year. Table wine grew 9.6% in off premise dollar sales for the latest week. Wine-based cocktails have once again achieved triple-digit growth, up 103%.

09/10/20

Luxury goods giant LVMH is ending its takeover deal of jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co., saying the French government had requested a delay to assess the threat of proposed U.S. tariffs and amid wider industry troubles caused by the pandemic.

09/10/20

While the flagship Familia Torres wines are moving to Wilson Daniels, Empson USA will be handling more volumetric Torres brands including Sangre de Toro, Viña Esmeralda, Viña Sol, De Casta, and 5G

09/10/20

One effort will ensure coronavirus loan funds that are forgiven aren't treated as taxable income. Newsom says the second bill, enacted as part of the state budget, accelerates the use of various bond funds. The third offers up to $100 million in tax credits for small businesses that have suffered during the pandemic but also agree to hire new or laid-off workers.

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It will Pair an Elevated Culinary Program with New and Exclusive Wine and Hospitality Experiences

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The California Highway Patrol urged drivers to turn on their headlights and slow down. Social media was filled with photos of the unusual sky, and many people complained that their cellphone cameras weren't accurately capturing the golden hues.

09/10/20

Salut brings a touch of France to the quiet of Littleton

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Her favorite white wine is a viognier by Mitchell & Mitchell Wines, one of Philly's only Black-owned wine companies. She's ordered it once a month for the past eight years.

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"There's no end in sight; we're going to be in this pattern for a while," Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner said. "We have to be able to give as much as we can knowing that other communities are suffering as much as we have the last several years."

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Greenhouse gas emissions are projected to experience their steepest drop in modern history while the world remains on track to mark its second-hottest, if not hottest, year.

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Air quality is poor in many places, and power outages abound.

09/10/20

Heisman Trophy Winner Becomes First Black NFL Player Wine Brand to Gain Full US Distribution

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Solaia has a track record of rising in price and LVMH's Cheval des Andes has produced an 'excellent' 2017 vintage, but they enter an autumn release series from the Place de Bordeaux that has drawn a cautious response from buyers so far.

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The producer is currently trialling three different sites with three producers, who are based within 10km from Paredones, although each vineyard has a different aspect, one for example is in a small valley, so safe from the wind, another one is more exposed to the wind.

09/10/20

"The pandemic has in fact given us a unique opportunity: that of being able to concentrate all our efforts on the care of the vineyard for a few months."

09/10/20

Panos Kakaviatos looks at the history and background of dry white wines from Graves and selects the top 16 stand-outs from the 2015 vintage...

09/10/20

How beverage and restaurant workers are using their well-honed hospitality skills to provide transformative relief efforts