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10/15/20

Wineries throughout the west continue to assess 2020 grapes and wine for potential smoke damage following an unprecedented escalation in the size and scope of wildfires. The situation remains fluid because unwanted smoke flavors often aren't obvious for months and most winemakers have little if any experience working with smoke-exposed grapes.

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Dr Irina Santiago-Brown, co-owner and viticulturist at Inkwell Wines in McLaren Vale, claims Wine Australia and the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) used her 2014 PhD which developed and designed SAW - Sustainable Australia Winegrowing - the first Australian triple bottom line sustainability system for winegrowers, as the basis of its national sustainability system. And, she says, they did so without attribution.

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Officials from the Guardia di Finanza said the sophisticated counterfeit operation bottled inferior wine from Sicily in a warehouse near Milan, with meticulously reproduced labeling and cases that came from Bulgaria.

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"We are incredibly proud to be launching what we believe is the leading parental support offering in the wine industry," said Katie Hodgson, chief people officer at TWE.

10/15/20

The Bâtonnage Mentorship Program seeks to create a pragmatic, positive, inclusive course forward wherein individuals who have traditionally been overlooked or spoken over achieve equal opportunities, equal representation, and especially equal leadership positions within all sectors and tiers of our industry.

10/15/20

The 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew will also apply to Aix-Marseille, Grenoble, Montpellier, Toulouse, Saint Etienne, Lille and Lyon, he said.

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James Slack, senior vice president of Wine, Champagne, and Prestige at Pernod Ricard USA, on what's ahead for the wine portfolio.

10/15/20

The 2020 San Luis Obispo County Wine Industry Awards go to - Winegrape Grower of the Year, William and Derryal (posthumously) John, John Vineyard Applications; Winemaker of the Year, Joe Barton, Grey Wolf Cellars and Barton Family Wines; Wine Industry Person of the Year, Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins, Ancient Peaks Winery. On Friday, Oct. 16, the Winery of the Year from the Central Coast Wine Competition (CCWC) will be announced live.

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A study led by Washington State University researchers found one in four adults reported a change in alcohol use almost immediately after stay-at-home orders were issued.

10/15/20

Between 2002 and 2018, the number of adults age 18 to 22 in the United States who abstained from drinking alcohol increased from 20% to 28% for those in college. For those not in school, the percentage was 30%, up from 24% in 2002. Alcohol abuse among both groups decreased by roughly half.

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Find Out How Your Dirt Stacks Up in the Ultimate AVA Faceoff

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A timeline of the alcohol restrictions and mandates through 2020 that have redefined the bars of America's drinking capital

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Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery, located at 174 Barrett Hill Road in Union, is on the market for $1,495,000,

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For $275, you can buy a meal including a 3.5lb chicken, stuffed with brioche, foie gras, and black truffle. You also get a variety of other side dishes, including potato gratin, and dessert.

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Although not every chef seeks to earn them for their restaurant -- some have famously refused and returned them -- it's undeniable that there's no more influential mark of success.

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Nestled between Mt. Konocti and Benson Ridge, this aggressive sight is all hillside with slopes up to 60%

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The latest grape from the U could make Minnesota a major player in the global wine industry.

10/15/20

The wine retail shift gave owners a way to run during the pandemic, though many are now searching for a way back to what made their wine bars special in the first place

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As a long-time member of 1% For The Planet, Spottswoode has also made significant contributions to environmental causes over the past thirteen years, with more to come in the future.

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but ... "The wineries will simply not risk their reputations by putting out wine that is not of the quality that consumers have come to expect."

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It makes you wonder if Falcone should maybe have just taken the investors' money and invested it in Copa di Vino. According to ABC, in 2016 Copa di Vino sold $12m worth of wine in venues including sports arenas, hotels and convenience stores. In 2016 there was definitely a market thirsty for single-serving wines. Then wineries discovered young consumers would buy wines in cans. And these wines can even state where the grapes come from. Uh oh, I see fins in the water.

10/15/20

The rough seas of 2020 continue to exert their vertigo on the otherwise placid-looking lifestyle of the wine industry, from tariffs at the beginning of the year threatening global (and especially trans-Atlantic) wine shipments, to the COVID-era lockdown impacting the viability of restaurants and tasting rooms around the world, to the latest wildfires

10/15/20

California's largest utility company released a timeline for the Public Safety Power Shutoffs with outages beginning as early as 6 p.m. and continuing through the night.

10/15/20

Tim Atkin MW's latest presentation for Wines of Chile highlighted the exceptional dynamism and often 'out there' terroir of wines emerging from the world's longest country.