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Wednesday, November 25th

10/26/20

"The one thing we know about California farmers and ranchers - and I view the wine sector as a real leader in this - is they are all trying to look around that curve and trying to get ahead of that curve," says Karen Ross, the secretary of the California department of food and agriculture, who also spent more than a decade serving as the president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers, and helped usher in a sustainable winegrowing program. Ross admits that the effects of the climate crisis have descended on the region sooner than anticipated.

10/26/20

This has been a challenging year.The NVV is investing in 29 nonprofit partners who are both essential to the recovery of the region and who supply ongoing basic needs.

10/26/20

After building his fortune in pharmaceuticals, Evenstad and his wife, Grace, helped create one of Willamette Valley's most prominent wineries

10/26/20

Winds have started dying down from peak speeds and are expected to continue losing velocity throughout the day, Nation Weather Service meteorologists said at dawn Monday. But extreme fire risk remains

10/26/20

The wildfire was first reported about 4 p.m. Friday near Lower Chiles Valley Road and Chiles Pope Valley Road.

10/26/20

The harvest at Robert Sinskey Vineyards ended as early as 17 August. "We only had time to bring in the Pinot Noir for our Vin Gris of Pinot Noir rosé. All the other grapes were left unharvested due to smoke taint.

10/26/20

Loss of smell is a symptom of Covid-19. Jeni Port and Nicole Bilson learn more about it - and discover what can be done if you lose your sense of smell.

10/26/20

The suspect "used Craigslist and false statements to arrange confirmed cash sales" of the wine and "received thousands of dollars from two unsuspecting buyers."

10/26/20

You may not know it, but there are thousands of wines you can't get delivered to your door, simply because you live in New Jersey.

10/26/20

A Texas law protects local liquor retailers from outside competition. Last December, the Fifth Circuit rejected Walmart's argument that the law violated the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause.

10/26/20

Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage has filed a notice with the state saying 633 employees will be laid off in December. The notice comes less than three weeks after the beer distributor said it would be acquired by Illinois-based Reyes Beer Division. However, Reyes says it plans to employ most of the affected workers once the acquisition closes.

10/26/20

While picking required creativity and an ocean of hand sanitizer, leading château owners report promising wines

10/26/20

Originally focused on providing label printing systems to its customers, Labeltronix' leaders invested in state-of-the-art digital printing, HD flexo, and advanced finishing press equipment to give consumer product manufacturers the chance to order premium crafted labels manufactured at the Labeltronix facility.

10/26/20

Braid manages a fleet of 2,500 food-grade ISO (International Standards Organization)-standard tanks. These tanks can be transported internationally by container ship and delivered to customers intermodally. In addition, Braid manufactures its own flexitanks.

10/26/20

Packaging giant Ardagh plans to invest $1.8bn (€1.5bn) between 2021 and 2024 - mostly in its beverage cans business - according to chairman and chief executive Paul Coulson.

10/26/20

-Out of "an abundance of caution for the safety of volunteers and the public," the Templeton Historical Museum Society Board of Directors has voted to cancel this year's Templeton Founders' Day, originally scheduled for Nov. 14.

10/26/20

"Climate change is no longer a theory at all. It is very concrete and visible in the vineyard."

10/26/20

Our Montreal-based Canada correspondent, Dan Bilefsky, was seduced by British Columbia's picturesque wine region. There was just one problem: Finding the wine back home.

10/26/20

The UC Davis Viticulture and Enology department usually functions in vineyards, surrounded by greenery and grapes, as students get hands-on learning experience from instructors who are quite literally in the field. Along with adjustments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the department is also adapting to a recent change in legislation which allows UC Davis to sell the wine produced onsite.

10/26/20

Now with harvest underway in Washington - the nation's second-largest wine producer - it's a wait-and-see situation for vintners who are sending grape samples to labs for analysis and hoping potential smoke exposure will have minimal impact on this year's vintage.

10/26/20

Our Montreal-based Canada correspondent, Dan Bilefsky, was seduced by British Columbia's picturesque wine region. There was just one problem: Finding the wine back home.

10/26/20

It's the casual moments spent between two strangers engaged in this quasi-journalistic undertaking that can be revelatory, that adds the real human bits to the writing ...

10/26/20

Madrid government imposes nationwide curfew after country hits 1m cases

10/26/20

New regulations and social-distancing rules are being introduced across multiple European countries in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus as a second wave of the pandemic accelerates across the continent. Europe reported more than 1.3 million new cases this past week, its highest single week count yet, according to the World Health Organization.

10/26/20

Hot on the heels of buying RM Williams from L Catterton for a reported $190 million, Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has reportedly turned his attention to Penfolds. The Advertiser reported on Saturday that his investment firm, Tattarang, was "examining" Penfolds. However, Alex Massey from Tattarang told WBM - Australia's Wine Business Magazine today there was no truth to it.

10/26/20

Tread Softly, a lighter styled, moderate alcohol range of wines, has just planted its 100,000th tree in collaboration with Carbon Neutral, an environmental organisation that runs a regeneration program to help combat climate change.

10/26/20

The world of wine is full of wild tales involving villainous activity. From Argentina to Alsace, there are horror stories detailing everything from stealing wine grapes under the cover of night to holding famous vineyards hostage for ransom money.

10/26/20

wo wineries in Fluvanna County and Gordonsville are preparing their businesses for the colder months as they continue their outdoor seating protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic

10/26/20

"There's no way we could have predicted how crazy 2020 would become, but it does seem like it's the perfect gift to capture the times. That's why we made our tagline 'A fine wine for the times'."

10/26/20

An onslaught of heavy winds blasting across bone-dry land led Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to shut off power in parts of the Bay Area and dozens of other counties Sunday to reduce wildfire risk, as blazes erupted in Shasta County and were largely contained by evening.

10/26/20

"It's as if the world has adapted and evolved around our own blinkered traditionalism in the form of a 750ml glass cylinder."

10/26/20

How did the explosion of August 4 impact harvest? What is happening now? And how are they processing the events? These were some of the questions I asked Karim and Sandro Saadé in an interview this past week. What follows are excerpts from the conversation.

10/26/20

According to Balthazar owner, Keith McNally, who detailed the incident on Instagram, the host at the Wall Street table "considered himself a wine connoisseur and, showing off to his guests, tasted the cheap wine before bursting into raptures about its 'purity'."

10/26/20

watch the full interview with Dr Laura Catena

10/26/20

Roger Morris looks at the plight of American sommeliers in a Covid-19 world.