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Wednesday, November 25th

10/28/20

Stay-at-home orders generated a recession that is directly and indirectly affecting the wine sector with falling prices and production declines exacerbating geopolitical tensions. Lockdown measures limited the movement of people and goods within and across countries while closing distribution channels. Global wine production is flat in 2020.

10/28/20

David Dearie, a veteran of Treasury Wine Estates and Brown-Forman, is the new Ste. Michelle CEO.

10/28/20

"For small to mid-sized wineries, TricorBraun's customized service and supply chain expertise combined with Ardagh's high-quality domestic wine bottle production means economical, creative and sustainable packaging," said Kathy Brooks, Regional Vice President and General Manager at TricorBraun WinePak.

10/28/20

A $6.2-million multi-partner funding commitment will allow Brock University's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) to support the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network (CGCN-RCCV) to fast-track the certification of grapevine planting material as virus-free.

10/28/20

The Japanese-owned brewer is selling the beer brands to satisfy the conditions imposed by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission after buying Carlton & United Breweries from Anheuser-Busch InBev in a $16 billion deal.

10/28/20

The Chicago-based maker of Jim Beam has agreed to pay about $19.6 million to settle federal criminal charges alleging it paid bribes to Indian government officials to do business in the country and falsified the company's books and records.

10/28/20

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) welcomes the comprehensive package of additional CO2 reduction measures for the existing global fleet, agreed today by an overwhelming number of governments from across the world after an intensive week-long virtual meeting at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO).

10/28/20

This year will mark the 12th consecutive annual increase for sparkling wines, which suffered a temporary setback during the global financial crisis of 2008.

10/28/20

Steady demand for Australian wine around the world has seen growth in value to all top-five export markets and a four percent increase in overall value to $2.998 billion, according to Wine Australia's latest export report.

10/28/20

'It's too soon to speculate on volume, yet we can say it will be smaller than usual."

10/28/20

... a move that has been welcomed by the WSTA.

10/28/20

"Heidi Scheid has applied sophisticated market research to help her midsize winery achieve responsible and dynamic growth while aspiring to core values of organic certification and creative new product development. Scheid Family Wines has become a template for California for good vineyard, marketing and people practices because of Heidi's leadership," remarked Editor and Publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Adam M. Strum.

10/28/20

The founder and owner of RoxyAnn Winery in Medford, Jack Day, passed away Monday night.

10/28/20

Vastly increasing the number of low-intensity, carefully managed fires is key. Experts say it reduces dangerous levels of highly combustible fuel and underbrush built up over more than a century of trying to snuff out most every forest fire.

10/28/20

Some of the Napa Valley's wineries reopened briefly for indoor tastings in early June. Then regional spikes in coronavirus cases and a subsequent reopening rollback in July relegated guests more firmly outdoors until now.

10/28/20

Many assumed the pandemic would end the sober-curious movement. They were wrong

10/28/20

G-Zee Brands, an innovative beverage company, has launched H2O Sonoma Soft Seltzer 0.0%, the world's first wine-infused non-alcoholic sparkling water.

10/28/20

Château Cantenac Brown, a Third-Growth estate in the heart of Bordeaux's Margaux appellation, unveils plans for a sustainable new winery unlike any of its kind in Europe

10/28/20

Wine drinkers stuck at home during the pandemic found themselves turning to the Bag-in-Box.

10/28/20

Exclusive: expedition discovers new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered

10/28/20

The survey spanned 12,522 hospitality venues in the UK that employ a total of 358,000 people. It found that in the 14 weeks since the sector was allowed to reopen on 4 July, 1,728 staff members had been infected with Covid, equating to an employee infection rate of 0.48% across 20 million work shifts.

10/28/20

The list of wineries on his resume, including Cosentino, Benziger, E & J Gallo, and Caldwell Vineyard, would be the envy of any aspiring winemaker. Today, in addition to his full-time role overseeing vineyard operations and winemaking at Italics Winegrowers in Napa Valley's Coombsville AVA, Marke is the consulting winemaker at two highly regarded family-owned operations.

10/28/20

We interviewed manga authors Shin and Yuko Kibayashi at Comic-Con about the unlikely smash success of their wine-themed comic series, the art of making wines into characters, and much more

10/28/20

Hurricane Zeta has made landfall as a strong Category 2 near Cocodrie, Louisiana on Terrebonne Bay. Zeta is bringing life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds and heavy rainfall to southern Louisiana.

10/28/20

Advanced sports betting technology meets 'good old Vegas hospitality' at the new resort