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Tuesday, November 24th

10/20/20

Ozone, long used in the wine industry as a sanitizing agent for the crush-pad, is also sometimes used to clean barrels, but few people are aware that ozone has also been used to treat grapes for making wines with less added SO2; or that ozone has been used to alleviate bacteria in vineyards that can lead to stuck fermentations. Winemakers who've dabbled with it say ozone treatments bring out fruit forward characteristics in finished wines. Now they're experimenting to see if ozone is effective in cleaning smoke exposed grapes before they're vinified.

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Smith-Madrone's Stu Smith tells W. Blake Gray about his week-long battle to save his winery from the Napa fires.

10/20/20

After almost three weeks of not being reachable due to the Glass Fire, wineries on Spring Mountain are re-opening.

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At risk: Napa Valley's $34 billion annual shot in the arm to U.S. economy

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Some 80% of vineyards affected by fire and smoke as industry losses could approach $500 million?

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07.6K wine products approved over the L12M (-10.2% vs. last year) and 24.8K over the L3M (-30.4% vs. last year)

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The center will have a transformative impact on students at the University of Illinois and will define future excellence, particularly in journalism programs

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"We hope our combined donation will help California residents affected by the wildfires," said Tom Cole, President and CEO of RNDC and Young's Market Company. "So many California residents are facing devastating losses, including many who work for local wineries. These organizations are great resources for those seeking help."

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Leading U.S. winery announces plans to pursue aggressive science-based targets to transform business, committing to urgent action to keep global temperature rise below 1.5° Celsius

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The conference has more than 50 speakers confirmed. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions to industry experts, CEOs of some of the world's biggest wine companies, as well as some of the smaller sustainable vineyards.

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The webinar will be held Thursday, October 22nd at 1:00 pm PDT. To date, 85 wineries have signed the "Wine Industry's Climate Declaration" in support of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, H.R.763.

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"These varieties will hopefully make viticulture much more sustainable and provide a high-quality wine that the industry will welcome."

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"In the past, people would have said 'this is not possible', but we have learned that things have become possible," said Mr Degen. "We are now doing things that we would have discussed for two years without any result. Now, things can happen in two weeks."

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Both come in 1.5 liter boxes, which is the equivalent of two 750 ml glass bottles of wine.

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In an increasingly complicated world, new 360-degree campaign gives wine lovers the freedom to simply enjoy

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Franzia has released costumes modeled after their boxed wine! The company writes on their website, "Halloween is about to be extra chill this year, so, why not BE Chillable Red. Sometimes when you love Franzia so much you BECOME Franzia."

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but it's not enough to offset the declines from the springtime lockdowns.

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Baker will be based at Scheid's winery campus in Greenfield, California. Baker brings over 17 years of diverse wine business experience to the sales team.

10/20/20

Scheid Family Wines based in Monterey County, California, is pleased to welcome Joanne Schmidt to the North Midwest Sales Team as the Area Sales Manager covering Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa

10/20/20

Over the past decade Jeff O'Neill has acquired leading national brands including Robert Hall Winery and Line 39 Wines and has launched Day Owl Rosé, Harken Wines, and Charles Woodson's Intercept, increasing total production to almost 850,000 9-liter cases, delivering wines in categories consumers are demanding at great quality and value. In addition, O'Neill produces exclusive label wine and spirits.

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Part of an ongoing cooperative effort to further align the two organizations and maximize efficiencies. On May 18, the two organizations announced an agreement to share specific administrative functions and expenses.

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The plaintiff, a wine and beer distributor bought beer in accordance with its contract with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US Inc. On March 15, 2020, before the plaintiff shipped its product, Disney voluntarily closed the parkes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney refused to accept Plaintiff's product or to compensate the beer wholesaler for the beer.

10/20/20

These tariffs are causing serious harm to small, family-owned businesses around the country. They do a great deal more harm to U.S. businesses than to their targets overseas, which makes them incredibly ineffective at convincing the EU to change its behavior."

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Uruguay is one of the most exciting-and least talked about-winemaking nations in the world. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization, Uruguay is one of the world's leading producers of soybeans, beeswax, quinces, and horse meat-no mention of its booming wine industry here, nor any suggestions as to which wines would pair best with horse meat. As a vegetarian, I'll admit this question is beyond my ken.

10/20/20

With hardly any money or connections, they built one of the biggest Black-owned wine companies in the world - a journey that began with an extraordinary family discovery: Robin and Andréa are half-sisters who didn't know of each other's existence until they were both young women.

10/20/20

Apart from the financial effect of varying restrictions on South African liquor sales locally and overseas since March, it coincided with a decrease in sales towards the end of 2019, which led to a surplus of about 290 million litres of uncontracted wine, according to South African Wine Industry Information and Systems (SAWIS).

10/20/20

Many vintners expect wildfires will wreak havoc on harvests for years to come. To succeed, they realize they have to become experts on smoke taint.

10/20/20

Since first spilling into the mainstream music scene in the early 2000s, pop-punk band All Time Low has shared a set list with a variety of artists and dabbled in a diversity of musical styles that includes emotive melodies, alternative rock and high-energy anthems.

10/20/20

Wildfire smoke and pandemic closures of tasting rooms have challenged Berkeley's urban wineries, but many are finding ways to cope.

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New Napa Valley Winery and Tasting Experience from Brion Wise Showcases Single-Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wines by Julien Fayard, Mark Herold And Massimo Monticelli

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It all has to do with ventilation, aerosols, and the fact that restaurant workers are stuck in the same air for hours while working indoors

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Monday featured slightly cooler weather conditions, but low humidity and gusty winds are expected to pick up in the evening, prompting a Fire Weather Watch, Red Flag Warning and likely signaling a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff in parts of the Bay Area.

10/20/20

The beloved Australian winemaker, who died this week, swam against the current, making outstanding low-intervention, lighter-styled wines and becoming a cult icon to the natural wine movement

10/20/20

These 50 statistics show just how much COVID-19 has impacted consumers and how the world is forever changed.

10/20/20

Chinese e-commerce company will now control Sun Art Retail Group in a further play for groceries, similar to Amazon's investment in Whole Foods

10/20/20

Beyond cute cats and dogs, vineyard animals are becoming essential eco-conscious parts of the fine-winemaking process.

10/20/20

As the presidential election nears, bartenders, winemakers, and hospitality workers use their skills and their platforms to mobilize like never before