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Tuesday, November 24th

10/19/20

The ongoing pullback in on-premise spending drove the decrease, with overall sales of table wines down 7% to $42.7 billion and sparkling wines down 6% to $2 billion. The declines contributed to a 9% decrease in the overall size of the total wine market in the U.S. during the latest 12 months, now valued at $67.7 billion.

10/19/20

ABC advises in this Notice that all its temporary relief remains in place and "shall be extended until further notice" rather than expiring on a set date. ABC is acknowledging that nobody seems to know when things will go back to "normal" for on-premises establishments and the larger hospitality industry.

10/19/20

Pancho Campo is returning to the global wine scene with WineFuture 2021 to be held online between February 23 to 25.

10/19/20

"So far, it's really too soon to tell from what I've been hearing," said Steve Warner, president of the Washington Wine Commission, referring to evaluations of the impact of smoke exposure on this year's crop while many winemakers still await test results.

10/19/20

Of the 27 wineries or vineyards that suffered structural damage amid the Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties, more than half are on Spring Mountain. Infrastructure on the mountain was destroyed; roads need repairing and power needs restoring, as does now-destroyed cell service and internet capability.

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But many vineyards were spared, and there will be wine to drink - especially white wine

10/19/20

Proceeds will be split between the Wildfire Relief Funds of the California Community Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation, for both the immediate response and helping communities recover and rebuild. This partnership reflects a unified commitment for a stronger and more resilient Wine Country.

10/19/20

"I can assure you that if I had made unsubstantiated allegations of plagiarism about any major academic / research institute that were not true, their lawyers would have been in touch with me already. They would have demanded that the post be taken down. My belief is that they have not contacted me for one good reason - truth is still a defense in court."

10/19/20

September was record warmest for the globe as US extremes continue.

10/19/20

New Lake County Winegrowers Logo Represents Region's Volcanic Soils, Mountainous Terrain, Sunlight

10/19/20

While the US market is substantial and has seen a ten-fold increase in the number of brands, just six brands represent 96 per cent of total value. Distribution and large marketing support were identified as key drivers for the six brands.

10/19/20

LVMH said there had been "significant improvement" in the trends recorded by its wine and spirits division in its third quarter results, posted last week.

10/19/20

Australia's largest wine-producing state is partnering with leading North American online retailer Wine.com to promote premium wines from Down Under.

10/19/20

The company is going to use the new cash it raised to add services like on-premises contactless transactions and from there could have a connection from the front-of-the-house to the back-of-the-house operations and ordering and fulfillment services.

10/19/20

Between the charges and countercharges, the ballot initiative's effect on agriculture has become a focal point, especially as the politically powerful sector garners much sympathy from voters across the state.

10/19/20

with comments from Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta, co-owner and family ambassador for Tenuta San Guido

10/19/20

If you're curious about the concept, read on for four historically significant, regional winegrower co-ops to try.

10/19/20

Customer had just learned that new coronavirus restrictions would temporarily close the restaurant's dining room.

10/19/20

Since March, tasting rooms across the country and in California, where 85% of the wine in the U.S. is produced, have either had to close or convert to outdoor venues to fit COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Have these changes managed to off-set the projected revenue decline? What should you expect if you visit a winery? What safety protocols are in place? Are precautions in place for not only winery staff, but also vineyard workers to protect their health and safety?

10/19/20

The Quality Project prize was given to the Tuscan estate Castello Banfi (to be more precise to Fondazione Banfi) for its Sanguis Jovis - Alta Scuola del Sangiovese project. Sanguis Jovis is the first permanent research center for Sangiovese and the project seeks to enhance the knowledge of the most cultivated varietal in Italy through scientific research, communication and advanced training

10/19/20

We narrowed down our Top 100 Best Buys List of 2020 to 16 of our favorite reds wines from the U.S.

10/19/20

Veramonte wines come from the Casablanca Valley in northern Chile, an area which is about as far south of the equator as the Napa Valley is north, so both areas have similar growing conditions.

10/19/20

There can't be many more frustrating experiences than coming up with a great idea and then seeing someone else get all the glory for it.

10/19/20

The Cameron Peak Fire, raging in the mountains west of Fort Collins and Loveland in Larimer County, had burned more than 311 square miles as of Sunday morning, according to an update from the National Forest Service. It was 62% contained, but had grown by an additional 31 square miles.

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10/19/20

The move is part of the beverage giant's efforts to slim down its portfolio of more than 500 brands to focus on products with the most potential for growth, Coke announced Friday.

10/19/20

The Argentinian winemaker - and California-based doctor - needs to talk less and listen more, but she does have a preternatural ability to make any child or baby smile

10/19/20

Alison Crowe knows there's a problem.

10/19/20

There's plenty of innovation shifting the way that wine products are being delivered to consumers. While traditional glass bottles won't disappear anytime soon, there are a range of new, and surprising, options for filling with wine.

10/19/20

Flippy can cook 19 items, including burgers and hash browns.

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and where and how to visit ...

10/19/20

The wine that was mocked in the movie Sideways has staged a comeback

10/19/20

Wines from Domaines Barons de Rothschild group are created for everyday enjoyment

10/19/20

Are our wine decisions being made by right people and for the right reasons? History may tell us.

10/19/20

Still struggling to recoup shutdown losses, businesses now must survive the harsh blow of cold weather