Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

search news

Monday, November 30th

11/10/20

With devastating wildfires during the growing season occurring more often, growers are urging each other to obtain crop insurance; the deadline to purchase a policy for most states is November 20, 2020, but for California, it's January 31. 2021

11/10/20

CEEV and Wine Institute Urge De-escalation of Trade Tensions and the Immediate Suspension of all Retaliatory Tariffs on Wine

11/10/20

A coalition of 20 trade associations representing the U.S., European Union and United Kingdom wine and distilled spirits and related sectors warned that new European Union tariffs of 25 percent on U.S. rum, brandy, vodka and vermouth would increase the tensions around the Airbus and Boeing disputes and further damage the once-booming transatlantic drinks trade.

11/10/20

The Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers and the Michigan Attorney General's office submitted their response briefs in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case. The Supreme Court on September 9th demanded that both parties respond to a cert petition filing which challenged a 6th Circuit ruling upholding the constitutionality of Michigan's discriminatory wine retailer shipping law.

11/10/20

"Although the region did receive smoke exposure due to the fires in neighboring counties, the exposure and taint of the harvest in the end was extremely limited and much less than anticipated."

11/10/20

Sommelier community in turmoil amid complaints of a toxic culture at the highest levels; the organization has now suspended 11 Master Sommeliers, and the entire board will resign

11/10/20

The next election for members of the board was originally scheduled for this week-November 11-but that vote has now been postponed. Instead, the Court is reportedly planning a town hall with members to discuss organizational reforms including a rescheduled election where all seats on the board will be up for grabs.

11/10/20

It's been more than seven months since hospitality businesses initially shuttered due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. While many restaurants have since reopened, thousands of wine professionals remain out of work. They do not expect to return to their pre-pandemic positions any time soon.

11/10/20

Napa Valley restaurants, already battered by a year of COVID-19 restrictions, three devastating wildfires and a near drying-up of all international tourism, are now bracing for colder weather and ...

11/10/20

Anderson's role as Client Operations Manager is a new position which encompasses responsibilities previously held by Erinn Maloney, who currently serves as Larkmead's Communication & Design Manager. Anderson also joins the leadership team of Vice President, General Manager Jay James, MS, Winemaker Dan Petroski, Vineyard Manager Nabor Camarena, National Sales Manager Joe Corsini, and Vice President, Administration & Finance Judy Wink.

11/10/20

Founders Bet Strong US Relationships Will Help Break Russia's Economic Power Over Georgian Wine Industry

11/10/20

Now, there's a growing chorus of voices saying the state needs to do more to protect people working near fires in mandatory evacuation zones. A large number of them often are farmworkers who need to keep working to earn paychecks to put food on the table for their families and pay the rent.

11/10/20

Toronto hospitality company, King Street Restaurant Group (KSF Group), has recently filed for creditor protection after owing more than $34 million to creditors.

11/10/20

In three of the past four years, major wildfires driven by a changing climate have devastated parts of the world-famous region, leaving little doubt that it's vulnerable to smoke, flames and blackouts in the fall.

11/10/20

As Californian wine AVAs pave the way for weed, brewers are taking note.

11/10/20

Despite a continued shift upward in the prices for top wines, Burgundy's lower tiers are showing signs of stagnation, according to analysis released by Wine Lister as the 2019 en primeur releases begin.

11/10/20

Imbibe magazine and imbibe.co.uk will publish for the last time this December.

11/10/20

Could a new US president see a surge in cannabis states?

11/10/20

Faced with an influx of new brands, many from dubious sources, distillers push for transparency within their elusive category

11/10/20

A controversial idea to explore creating a countywide water agency remains on the table.

11/10/20

The 29 named storms in 2020 beat the previous record of 28 in 2005

11/10/20

Sometimes people need to sit back and relax. South Bend Winery's grand opening Saturday gave many people a chance to do just that.

11/10/20

American wines have accounted for a record share of trade on Liv-ex so far this year, up from 2.3% in 2019 to 6.8% in 2020, according to a new Liv-ex report released today.