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Wednesday, January 27th

01/07/21

The number 2 distributor buys number 7 - Along with this purchase, Opici Wines and Spirits, the supplier arm of the Opici family, will be distributed by RNDC in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and South Carolina. Deal to close in March.

01/07/21

TricorBraun has grown to $1.5 billion in annual sales, with more than 1,100 team members in 50 locations. TricorBraun's leadership team will retain a significant investment in the company, as will its current majority owner, AEA Investors.

01/07/21

Basel Cellars is perched atop a hill in Walla Walla's "Southside" winery district and surrounded by estate vineyards with sweeping views of the Blue Mountains. Built in 1997 as a private residence, the Estate House was "the finest" home in Walla Walla valley.

01/07/21

Napa Valley Growers advocated for CDFA to acknowledge the complexities of this harvest in this year's Grape Crush Report. As such, CDFA has provided specific instructions for how to report smoke affected grapes and provided additional information via FAQ.

01/07/21

The free WAVEx webinar is scheduled for January 20, 2021 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dr. Clark Seavert, Oregon State University agricultural economist, recently benchmarked the economics of vineyard mechanization and will use the AgBiz Logic program to show growers how to evaluate profitability with and without mechanization.

01/07/21

Why wineries need to plan further ahead.

01/07/21

Maersk, the world's largest container carrier, says it is working at full capacity and can't yet see a peak in freight rates.

01/07/21

Last year, Gallo's share was at 24.4% ... Constellation drops from 12% to 6.5% of the state's wine wine production by volume.

01/07/21

"Anyone negotiating with Gallo ... has less leverage."

01/07/21

Now, at least, everyone knows where the chips have fallen.

01/07/21

The Wine and Spirits business reported net sales and operating income declines of 9 - 11% and 16 - 18%, respectively

01/07/21

McKay played a significant role in founding Seka Hills Wines, the Yoche Dehe Wintun Nation's efforts to produce and market other agricultural products.

01/07/21

The Yocha Dehe own more than 7,000 acres in the Capay Valley, most of it purchased in the past decade, as the tribe sought to diversify its economic operations and reconnect with the land and its agrarian heritage.

01/07/21

"One of the youngest winemakers to earn 100 points from Robert M. Parker, Jr."

01/07/21

"Our expanded production capabilities allow us to provide customers with a shorter, less complex supply chain and a stable supply of high-quality glass bottles."

01/07/21

in case you missed this ... The new federal dietary guidelines kept the recommendation that men drink no more than two alcoholic beverages per day, but any talk of the benefits of moderate consumption are gone

01/07/21

provides $600 and eviction moratorium extension

01/07/21

While the exact sources of the money remain unclear, analysts say the state is likely to receive a large and unexpected infusion of tax revenues in coming months, the result of better-than-expected capital gains earned by California's wealthiest taxpayers.

01/07/21

Since the online portal for application opened last Wednesday, many business owners have complained online about being unable to create a login or provide the required documents to complete their applications.

01/07/21

French ministers told hospitality industry representatives at a meeting on Tuesday that restaurants and cafes will not re-open on the anticipated Jan. 20 date because COVID-19 case numbers are too high, two restaurant lobby groups said.

01/07/21

Scarcity alone will make 2020 ice wines a standout for connoisseurs-this will be the region's smallest winter harvest in two decades. Peller Estates pared its winter crop to from 25 per cent to 30 per cent of a typical yield, as did other Niagara producers.

01/07/21

The patented glass packaging of the glam Wander + Ivy lineup set the single-serve wines apart, but the real difference is inside. Wander + Ivy partners with sustainable wine producers who use certified-organic grapes, providing a 6.3-ounce serving (one-fourth of a traditional wine bottle) that is perfect to sip with friends who may prefer different wine varietals or to pair with a meal without the worry of an entire bottle going to waste.

01/07/21

"In recent years, the English fields have been covered with vines… The production for wine is the production of wine in the UK is relatively small, but the growth potential in recent years has been exponential, especially for what concerns the production sparkling wine, an increase of warm temperatures and chalky terroir," he said.

01/07/21

Bitcoin surged to a new record high late Tuesday less than two days after suffering its biggest single-day drop in months.

01/07/21

And they named their winery Three Fat Guys.

01/07/21

according to a snap poll by KAM Media.

01/07/21

In a statement, the company said it shares the South African government's concerns over the surge in Covid cases and welcomes all lawful measures in order to control the spread of the virus.

01/07/21

The EPA's new rule is an attempt to set additional standards for the evidence it considers when establishing new regulations for pollutants.

01/07/21

Burglars made off with €350,000 of prestigious bottles from luxury hotel

01/07/21

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