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Tuesday, November 24th

10/21/20

"It's hard to see how the winery M&A market could get much worse. This statement is somewhat tongue in cheek, but at the same time absolutely true."

10/21/20

A French insurance group that owns Château Calon Ségur has acquired three estates on Bordeaux's Right Bank from Château Latour's owner, the Pinault family-controlled Artémis Domaines.

10/21/20

"This is not about ownership, it is about authorship and part of a long string of incidents designed to diminish my original research that they are using without acknowledgement."

10/21/20

California's insurance commissioner on Monday pledged to step up efforts to protect the state's residents from wildfires and address a pullback of private insurers from the state's riskiest areas.

10/21/20

Wineries can serve customers inside, with restrictions. Restaurants can double indoor seating capacity to 50% or 200 people, whichever is fewer.

10/21/20

Spin. Sonoma County started its difficult sales pitch for the 2020 vintage on Tuesday with a harvest-wrapup webinar that opened with the bad news from the fires, and closed with one vintner calling it "the vintage of the decade" - and meaning that in a good way.

10/21/20

More than 70% of all winegrape growers in Sonoma County anticipate having at least some grapes that will go unpicked or be rejected by wineries due to the wildfires. ... So far, we have identified approximately a $150,000,000 loss to growers ... Looking ahead, top concerns for Sonoma County winegrowers are wanting more research on the impacts of smoke; access to rapid testing to measure smoke exposure; and, a dedicated effort to clean up dead trees and brush in forests and woodlands to prevent or slow the spread of fires.

10/21/20

New tasting room brings the best of Walla Walla to historic Proctor District

10/21/20

Bacardi has today released plans to put "the world's most sustainable spirits bottle on the shelf by 2023" with the launch of a package that will biodegrade in 18 months.

10/21/20

Matt Colasanti has joined Johnson Brothers as Vice President of National Accounts. Most recently, Matt was a Sr. Director on the Drive Team for E&J Gallo out of their Modesto, California headquarters. In this role, he led the development of sales technology for the future, program entry tools and helped lead their Account 360 initiative.

10/21/20

Alan Dreeben, the widely admired and respected partner in Republic National Distributing Company, will step down from the board of directors at the end of 2020, bowing out of management of the second largest wholesale wine and spirits distributor in the United States. Dreeben, 77, will hand off his board seat to his son-in-law Marc Sachs and will take a part-time role as advisory director after 54 years with RNDC.

10/21/20

This year's competition included 86 wineries and 503 wines entered. The competition features 71 classes based on grape varieties and vintages, where the "Best of" wines are selected for their varietal typicity, quality, and character.

10/21/20

Ev Thomas never planned to become a winemaker. But love drew him to Italy, and there he found an old vineyard.

10/21/20

In spite of the pandemic and wildfires, Wine Country carries on, offering Bay Area residents a welcome reprieve and all the wine they can drink to temporarily forget about 2020's challenges.

10/21/20

created to commemorate today's generation of heroes, from military service members and wounded warriors to health care workers, teachers and other essential workers making a difference in people's lives.

10/21/20

Oregon's Willamette Valley might be best known for its Pinot Noir but few may realise how diverse its winemaking community is. Celebrating Hispanic Roots was an event aimed at setting the record straight with six Latinx winemakers from Atticus Wine, Beacon Hill Winery, Cramoisi Vineyard, Gonzales Wine, PARRA Wine and Valcan Cellars telling their stories and showing their wines, the best of which LM Archer tastes and recommends. Not only are the six speakers leaders in their own right but they are also advocates for the Latinx community, particularly for those who work on vineyards.

10/21/20

Following New CDC Guidelines, Lidl's Upgraded Ventilation System Will Add New Layer of Protection For Customers and Employees In Stores

10/21/20

The San Francisco wine expert began as a Canadian dishwasher, then worked his way up to a job picking bottles for the NBA

10/21/20

"We have done disasters before but nothing is even close to what we are doing now," Alexander Rapaport, the executive director of Masbia soup kitchen network, told FOX 5 NY.