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Wednesday, January 27th

01/04/21

Jeff O'Neill said his company's research has shown that Rabble's wines and packaging "really resonate with 21- to 35-year-olds," a segment that the O'Neill portfolio has not yet captured.

01/04/21

The acquisition is comprised of the Canandaigua Concentrate MegaNatural HCC, Mega Purple and Mega Red, and standard grape concentrates, which will be incorporated under the Vie-Del Company brand. Additionally, the acquisition included certain intellectual property, inventory, goodwill, interests in certain contracts and other assets.

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The holding company of beverage brands, announced that on December 28, 2020, it finalized the acquisition of James Martin's Copa Di Vino.

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Until last week, many canned wines sat in an odd netherworld of legality. The most popular size of wine cans, 250 ml, was technically illegal under U.S. federal law -- but a 4-pack of 250 ml cans was legal.

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The U.S. decision to impose additional tariffs on French wines and cognac, which come in addition to a first set of tariffs late last year, will cost the sector a total of over 1 billion euros ($1.23 billion), the French wine exporters' federation said on Thursday.

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The expanded list of products covering wines and spirits only exacerbates an untenable business environment for importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers facing the pandemic economic downturn.

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In case you missed it, the wine industry dodged a bullet. The Trump administration rejected a scientific advisory group's advice Tuesday that people further reduce their added sugar and alcohol intake as part of the 2020 update to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

01/04/21

When husband and wife Jim Bean and Christine O'Sullivan realized their dream of owning a Napa Valley winery in January 2019, after decades working at tech giant Apple, they couldn't imagine the tremendous challenges the Covid-19 pandemic would bring for small businesses just a year later.

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"One has to admire the combined forces of the world's wine trade for having managed to escape the niggling demands of ingredient labelling for so long. But of course nowadays we live in a world of allergies and intolerances, and 21st-century consumers demand and expect transparency."

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Andrew Perroy is the company's new General Manager for the Americas. He will be based in San Francisco. Perroy's appointment comes on the heels of placing new leadership in the United Kingdom last month. Like several other key leaders at Vivino, he did a stint at NakedWines.com before Majestic Wines acquired them in 2017.

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Save the Family Farms is trying to get its micro-producer, mom-and-pop wine world proposals on Napa County's 2021 "to-do" list.

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"Hospitality businesses and our consumers, as well as producers, wholesalers and importers of distilled spirits are collateral damage in a dispute wholly unrelated to the drinks business."

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Some farmworkers lost 40 percent of their work from April to June, that study found. Another study from the University of California, Los Angeles, shows that deaths among working Latinos have quintupled since May, in large part because Latinos constitute such a large portion of the state's essential workers, from farmworkers to truck drivers to meat and vegetable packers.

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A British rosé producer in Provence hopes, post-Brexit, France doesn't send him home.

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A month into California's peak storm season, the lack of wet weather is beginning to weigh on the state's water supply.

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The USDA and HHS just released the 2020-2025 dietary guidelines for Americans. They aim to offer advice on dietary patterns to promote health.

01/04/21

During his more than seven decades in fashion, he brought geometric shapes to haute couture and put his name on everything from clothing to perfume to pens.

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"In Congress, they call this Christmas tree legislation," said David Colgren, spokesman for CalCPA, a 45,000-member accountant association with 14 chapters across California.

01/04/21

The federal government reversed course and rejected proposed guidelines that urged men to limit themselves to one drink of alcohol a day, half the current recommended cap.

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Many Americans aren't familiar with the scandal that roiled the UK wine scene last year ...

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Remembering the innovators, luminaries, friends and family of the wine industry who died this year

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And nobody could have predicted what this year would hold, even 10 months ago.

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More and more grape varieties once considered dead and buried are making a comeback.

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Though physically disconnected and demographically distinct, the bustling Asian city state of Singapore and the quiet rural French wine region of Saint-Émilion share unexpected commonalities. Both are small, powerfully renowned and tightly regulated export hubs having names associated with brand strength.

01/04/21

Portland tragically lost nearly 100 food and drink spots this year. For PoMo's food critic, some felt like old friends.

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For modern-day adults, that childhood treat may have lost some of its luster. Its sticky-sweet flavor pales in comparison to terroir-driven grower Champagnes, as well as an array of other options available to grown-up consumers.

01/04/21

Asuccessful career in the grapegrowing industry has given him a happy and comfortable life, but the memories of a hungry, impoverished childhood remain vivid for Rafael Rodriguez, even at the age of 100.

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We recognize that change can only occur over time through intentional, ongoing commitment and collaboration.

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As more wine drinkers seek it out, they dive into a philosophical, sometimes-hippie-dippy practice that puts the earth's integrity above all else-including scientific proof.

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"This is such a relief to hundreds of distillers. We want to thank HHS leadership for quickly intervening and protecting distillers from these unwarranted fees. Distillers were proud to help make hand sanitizer for their communities and first responders during their time of need."

01/04/21

It is certainly the first - and only - winery to import all grape varieties that grow in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region of France. Consequently, Tablas Creek is the first to establish a style of wine that hasn't existed before in North America -namely Châteauneuf-du-Pape-style blends and single varietal wines.

01/04/21

John Christopher Olson, former owner of Tesoaria Vineyard & Winery on Curry Road in Roseburg, was arrested in June 2019 and charged with racketeering, a felony. Olson, 55, who according to court records, lives in Bandon, is out on $150,000 bail. His trial was initially scheduled to begin in Bend this past June.

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replacing Nick Hyde who has held the position for the past three years.

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Amy and Fred Groth are closing their Cornerstone tasting room this Sunday and opening in the former Schug Winery tasting room space next to the Chocolate Cow in the Mercato off First Street East in Sonoma.

01/04/21

As climate change aids ripening in Champagne, sugar-free styles may finally come into their own.

01/04/21

While other Napa Valley restaurants kept their dining rooms and outdoor patios off limits during the New Year's weekend, Fumé kept its enclosed patio open to visitors, including several on New Year's Day who were not wearing masks, according to KGO-TV Channel 7, the ABC affiliate in San Francisco.

01/04/21

Dave McIntyre talks to winemakers about 2020, the year that "dropped us to our knees" faced with the twin crises of the pandemic and wildfires.

01/04/21

Wine lovers celebrate the diversity of the wine, but they may also have to embrace sustainability.

01/04/21

With fun tutorials, favorite recipes and virtual visits with chef Charlie Palmer, Wine Spectator's staff, readers and stars made the most of their time at home

01/04/21

Beyond the big headlines of coronavirus, wildfires and racial justice, these were the other wine developments that mattered

01/04/21

You may know me as a journalist and a wine lover. I'm also a fan of the Grateful Dead; my first concert was in New Haven, Conn., on July 31, 1971. Their song "Truckin" talks about the "long, strange trip it's been."

01/04/21

Customer entitlement at restaurants is at an all-time high, making work unsafe and unbearable for many in the industry. The way we think about hospitality needs to change.

01/04/21

As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.

01/04/21

Archaeologists in Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD, have made the extraordinary find of a frescoed hot food and drinks shop that served up the ancient equivalent of street food to Roman passersby.