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Tuesday, September 15th

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But that doesn't mean great wines won't emerge.

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Hurricane Sally, a plodding storm with winds of 85 mph (137 kph), crept toward the northern Gulf Coast early Tuesday. Forecasters stressed "significant" uncertainty as to where the storm's eye would make landfall. But they kept nudging the predicted track eastward, easing fears in New Orleans, which was once in Sally's crosshairs.

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The fire destroyed approximately 20-30 full barrels and 12,000 bottles of wine. "We literally lost everything. It's devastating. We don't have a single bottle of one of our wines left."

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The financial contribution from Sonoma County Vintners Foundation is designated for the construction of the Caritas Center that will serve as a hub for essential housing resources. Caritas Center will be built in downtown Santa Rosa.

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Wine Business Monthly's annual Wine Industry Technology Symposium and Wine Industry Financial Symposium start today. Don't miss your chance to take part in the industry's leading conferences for DTC technology, data, finance and strategic business planning. Visit wbwits.com and wineindustryfinancial.com to register.

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Vote on the Finalists Through September 20

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Avalara AvaTax for Beverage Alcohol is a new offering for wineries, distilleries, breweries, importers, and retailers that locates and calculates sales and use tax plus beverage alcohol tax rates and connects to ecommerce or accounting software already in use by customers.

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Copper & Kings American Brandy was founded in 2014 by beverage industry entrepreneurs Joe and Lesley Heron, and uses small batch copper pot-distillation and unconventional methods, like sonic aging and solera blending, to craft a variety of non-traditional and highly innovative spirits.

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Availability of N95 masks for farmworkers looked as hazy as the orange sky in California this week.

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Shoppers have settled into a routine: Food and beverage sales at US retail stores grew 11.5% in August compared with last year, according to Nielsen. That compares with 31.2% year-over-year growth in March. Sales online have also moderated. Delivery and curbside pickup sales totaled $5.7 billion in August, down from $6.6 billion in May and $7.2 billion in June, consulting firm Brick Meets Click said in a report Thursday.

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Poor flowering, extreme temperatures, droughts and uncontrollable bushfires-the latter of which the U.S. west coast currently faces as wildfires blaze through Napa and Sonoma-contributed to the widespread speculation of a disheartening season. So, how did South Australia fare and what message do they have for the U.S.?

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Alberto Marchisio, General Manager of Cantine Vitevis and President of Assoenologi Veneto Occidentale said it was "a fairly good season in terms of rain and temperatures", which despite lowering yields on last year, gave "high quality [grapes, that were] very balanced and with good freshness," he said.

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Shaking aside the current gloom and doom, drinks pundit Chris Losh has launched a new website, Fake Booze, which takes a sideways look at the trade and all its shenanigans.

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Q&A: George Sandeman, House of Sandeman,

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Meet three Latinas who have achieved success in an industry that can often feel like a white man's world.

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Montage Healdsburg, touted as the city's first five-star hotel, is set to open by December, about 15 years after the previously named Saggio Hills project was put forward on 258 wooded acres on the north side of town. It includes 130 rooms and suites ranging from $695 to $1,695 a night, and plans for up to 70 villa-style homes.

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Tropical Storm Sally has been joined by Paulette, Rene, Teddy and Vicky in the Atlantic, the first time since 1971 that five such weather phenoms are whirling around there at the same time.

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Independent retailers, grocers, and brands can now harness the power of receipt-level data and consumer modeling with 3x3's innovative hyper-targeted marketing.

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She works with wine compatibility in mind. "I love this wine list," she said. But other than being told not to make anything too spicy, which can wreak havoc with wines, she is free to give reign to her ideas.

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The class action against the brewing giant was filed on 11 September and has been brought forward by plaintiffs Tanya Cooper and Joseph Rose, both resident in New York state, and more than 100 class members.

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She died of a heart attack, her husband Gordon Getty said.

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According to Chief Ralph Lucas, from the incident management team overseeing the Riverside Fire in Clackamas County, they need about 35 more engines to take on the fires that are currently burning across the county.

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For all too brief a time, the Italian summer offered a glimmer of hope. After emerging from what was in early 2020, one of the world's harshest coronavirus lockdowns, Italy managed to dust itself down in time to welcome visitors.

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Wineries credit large outdoor spaces for the rise in visitors

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Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has highlighted the potential of an upcoming government review into excise duty, which could have a major impact on the robustness of the industry to face challenging times.

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Robert Joseph finds he's changed his mind on the question of changing wine styles.

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These Cabernet Sauvignons present a darker fruit profile with intense structure and tannins, yet at the same time are fresh and energetic, with bright acidity. They may also be slightly lower in alcohol

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The popular fast food chain announced it will be selling its own wine, Jalapeno Noir.