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09/17/20

It's a global play by one of the world's largest wine companies and part of a strategy to get through wide-ranging disruption in the U.S. and world's wine business.

09/17/20

Big wineries are taking more market share at the expense of small wineries. This was one of many nuggets of information from the Wine Industry Financial Symposium.

09/17/20

On September 15-16, 2020 Wine Business Monthly hosted its Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS) and Wine Industry Financial Symposium for the first time as a two-day webcast. Hundreds of technology- and finance-minded members of the wine trade from across the country gathered online to discuss the latest in sales, best practices and trends.

09/17/20

Table wine dollars grew by 14.0%, outpaced again by sparkling wine which was up 33.3%. French champagne had its strongest week of the year.

09/17/20

Blazes have left smoke hanging over the region for weeks, and some vintners worry it could impact their grapes

09/17/20

Constellation is one of many sending out potential letters of cancellation and emails of cancellations to growers.

09/17/20

"In the current environment, our historic strength in the off-premise category, accounting for over 70% of our sales, is an advantage."

09/17/20

"Gonzaga is the first university in the country to develop such a unique curriculum in partnership with private wineries," Jacob H. Rooksby, Dean of the School of Law, said. "We are excited to offer this lifelong-learning and professional development opportunity to people around the country."

09/17/20

The two-day contest will wrap up Wednesday and organizers will announce the winning wines over the next two weeks. Wines in the contest must be made from grapes grown in Sonoma County and have only a Sonoma County AVA listed on the bottle.

09/17/20

A Geyserville winery and its billionaire owner face a record fine from Sonoma County agriculture officials who contend the Alexander Valley company destroyed nearly an acre of land this summer through hillside grading and conducted other unpermitted work.

09/17/20

For years, the industry relied on foot traffic from millions of tourists to keep their doors open. The coronavirus has forced them to find a new way.

09/17/20

Sonoma County Winery Sharing Gratitude for the Ongoing Support of Local Aid Agencies

09/17/20

Under their eponymous label, the Kitsons make high-quality, passion-driven wines on a shoestring budget. They are doing the seemingly impossible: low production at low cost. They sell the Kitson 2019 Malvasia Bianca, which tastes like apricots sprinkled with lemon zest, for $10, despite having made just 27 cases of it.

09/17/20

More than a dozen Grand Rapids-area beer, wine and liquor retailers spoke out against a potential liquor license at the Michigan Liquor Control Commission Wednesday as corporate retailer Total Wine & More seeks to establish its first store in Michigan

09/17/20

Owners Alicia Kidd and Mari Kemp are Black women who have spent years fighting for better representation in the wine industry

09/17/20

countless vineyard workers - many of whom live without health insurance and have limited access to healthcare - are working in the open air picking grapes, exposed to unhealthy and even hazardous air quality

09/17/20

Small restaurants will have option to charge customers 10% fee to offset financial hardship brought on by coronavirus

09/17/20

The WSTA's Miles Beale was not afraid to give the government's track record on negotiating a credible Brexit deal a good kicking this week. Here are the highlights from a no holds barred speech.

09/17/20

According to a new survey released today by the National Restaurant Association, nearly 1 in 6 restaurants (representing nearly 100,000 restaurants) is closed either permanently or long-term; nearly 3 million employees are still out of work; and the industry is on track to lose $240 billion in sales by the end of the year.

09/17/20

Adrian Bridge, said that the various restrictions and requirements brought about due to Covid-19 included the suspension of the traditional foot-treading in lagares across the company's properties.