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11/13/20

Focused on recruiting, retention and development, the Winejobs.com HR SUMMIT, held Nov. 10, 2020 via Zoom, is the forum for wine industry HR professionals. Winejobs.com, which is owned and operated by Wine Business Monthly, is providing all the sessions online, and for free, in the hope that it helps wine businesses thrive.

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UC Davis held an online seminar Tuesday to ask if climate change will make Chardonnay disappear in California, but the conversation soon morphed into a more eventful question: should Napa Valley begin moving on from Cabernet Sauvignon?

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What the conversation should focus on, if the court is to survive, is how it can promote different sorts of values for the wine world at large

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On Tuesday, six wine industry veterans - all of them women - publicly added their own voices to the mix, calling for reflection and change during a virtual panel on the experiences of women in wine.

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This appointment follows EPI's recent investment in Folio, and significantly boosts the importer's presence in the branded champagne business.

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Half of Louis Roederer's vineyards will be officially certified as organic next spring, completing the first stage of what has been a 20 year road towards greener viticulture at the Champagne house.

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In the spirit of Friendsgiving, Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve today announce a $50,000 joint donation to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger. The brands, both owned by the Brown-Forman Corporation, will provide up to 500,000 meals* to those facing food insecurity in the United States.

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Spoto Family Wines announced the release of its 2017 Oakville Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon with proceeds going to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.

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Brandon will be responsible for the management of the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Brandon will report to Brian Altomari, National Sales Manager for Shannon Ridge Family of Wines.

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Having focused previously on the East Coast and Midwest regions, Cooper's new role will cover the entire country. As an Advanced Sommelier who has sat for the Masters' level examination, Cooper brings a deep level of wine knowledge to the Fess Parker team. She also has years of experience working in the food and beverage industry from running restaurants, distribution sales and management, as well as winery and import representation throughout the United States.

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Throughout his career, Brewer has spent an innumerable amount of time sharing his wines, his neighbor's wines and his love and commitment for this 4-mile stretch of land within the Sta. Rita Hills with the rest of the world. This dedication and relentless passion and advocacy of this winegrowing region has helped shape its prestige and global recognition.

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A lifestyle wine property in Washington State with an expansive villa and a small vineyard has been listed for sale at $3.75m.

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The Ohio Attorney General has settled with one of the seven defendants from its groundbreaking 21st Amendment Enforcement Act lawsuit it filed in federal court. Ohio and AWS Hopkins, LLC dba Ace Spirits have jointly agreed to a consent order that mirrors most of the concerns outlined by Ohio's complaint.

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As of 12 November, liquor sales are permitted once again over weekends. The ease of the restrictions of alcohol sales will have a positive effect on wine sales in tasting rooms who have been unable to sell wines to visitors over weekends. Many tasting rooms offered visitors the chance to order the wines they would like to purchase, with delivery taking place weekdays between 9am and 5pm, but many sales definitely lost due to these restrictions.

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His 2017 Caduceus Cellars Velvet Slippers Club Barbera was named Best In Show at the 2020 azcentral.com Arizona Wine Competition.

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The Be the Change Job Fair is hosted by newly minted organization Be the Change.

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"Fluorescence spectroscopy was used to record an excitation-emission matrix (EEM) based on the fluorescent compounds in wine, which then acts like a molecular fingerprint. The composition of wine is affected by the region where the grapes are grown and this information is embedded in the fingerprint of a wine."

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IWSR Drinks Market Analysis said that overall alcohol volumes are expected to have risen over 2% in 2020, tying that growth to increased global interest in spiked seltzer and other ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages like canned cocktails.

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Creative culinary mastermind and television personality curates bottles from around the world

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Behind every bottle of wine is countless hours of growing, picking, processing and testing, which is why there is no room for error when shipping the end result. Liviri, in partnership with Alejandro Bulgheroni Wines, received the 2020 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award for cost savings and environmental impact reductions resulting from the replacement of traditional insulated corrugated cardboard shipping boxes with the reusable Liviri Vino6.

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The pandemic has accelerated existing trends in the economy and society, including the increasing use of technology, telework and automation, he said. This will have lasting effects on how people live and work.

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Ordinarily, November and December would be the time for gatherings, parties and celebrations. These are the months when the merchants of sparkling wine earn their keep.

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Proposition 15 would have amended Proposition 13 (1978), which required that residential, commercial, and industrial properties be taxed based on their purchase price.

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Overall, the initial surge in demand has slowed a bit, but bulk markets remain more active than usual at this time of the year. The focus of buyers, in order of preference, is currently on Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Pinot Noir, florals, and Chardonnay, but this is likely to change early in 2021. Following is a market update on key varieties and regions as they are now.