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Tuesday, October 13th

10/13/20

In a survey looking at how 100 wineries-including some large wineries-were responding to the Covid-19 crisis, 93 percent said more of their employees have been working at home since physical distancing measures began. While 81 percent of these wineries said no employees have become infected with the coronavirus, 7 percent said they didn't know if any have been infected and 7 percent said some number of employees have been infected.

10/13/20

The survey is open. The data and insights are even more critical this year.

10/13/20

The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to prepare for the rainy season. Preparing now, for future winter storms, is important for your safety and the protection of our watershed. Residents living in and around burn areas should be aware of potential threats and take measures to prepare property for the rainy season. Many properties within and downstream of any burn area are at higher risk for flash floods, rock falls, debris flows, and mud flows.

10/13/20

Between the structure-destroying Hennessey and Glass fires, there is one big mess to clean up. Combined, the fires destroyed about 600 homes and 350 commercial buildings. That's close to 1,000 lots with ash and debris that must be hauled away.

10/13/20

"The data is largely anecdotal right now, but the 2020 fires and the ground-level smoke in many of the grape-growing regions, with the cool weather that we experienced in June, shows that the grape vine development will be definitely reduced production this year."

10/13/20

Addressing the devastating wildfires in California wine country, Tigner acknowledged that the situation is getting tougher to manage He also said Jackson Family has pivoted hard to e-commerce this year amid the pandemic.

10/13/20

Koch Separation Solutions continues to build its relationship with ADM.

10/13/20

Winter weather will make outdoor dining difficult. How will restaurants survive?

10/13/20

Coming off the back of an extraordinary year, the CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council) has declared 2020 as a vintage with "excellent wines in prospect".

10/13/20

The Italian 2020 harvest is underway in many regions, with early ripening varieties already in the winery and the later ripening varieties nearly ready to be picked.

10/13/20

The Veranda at Indian Springs will be an expansion of the nearby Indian Springs Resort, also owned by the Merchants, featuring a 2-story, 96-room hotel, restaurant and bar, bike paths, an emergency access and evacuation road, and lush landscaping, all fronted by a pedestrian friendly promenade.

10/13/20

Governments across Europe are ratcheting up restrictions in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus as the continent recorded its highest weekly number of new infections since the start of the pandemic.

10/13/20

A live wire on the Australian winemaking scene, Taras pursued his passions for surfing and music at first, playing bass in a punk band that flirted with fame and fortune but he was gradually pulled back into wine and cut his teeth in the business in South Australia and California, continuing to play in bands and surfing between harvests.

10/13/20

After more than four years of stuttering starts, Brexit finally looms as a reality for the British wine trade.

10/13/20

Variety may be the spice of life, and it certainly helps at harvest time in the vineyards of Finger Lakes wine country.

10/13/20

"Singular fires in Napa Valley aren't new, but the great number and magnitude of 2017 and now these of 2020 are diabolical."

10/13/20

Why are some natural wines marked by volatile acidity, Brett, and mousiness, while others aren't? Alex Russan investigates

10/13/20

The decision is not cut and dried; it's highly individualized and complicated at best.

10/13/20

"I am yet to meet a woman who hasn't been undermined professionally for her sex. My story is one of hundreds I know. One of the many I have personally experienced. I am fed up thinking male colleagues "should know better". I am also tired of this simply being discussed in hushed, irked whispers amongst female colleagues after service. It's time to say it out loud. Time to let it be known. To call it out, address it, and stop it."