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01/14/21

John and Kathe Dyson plan to stay in control of the winery for a minimum of three years with no immediate changes in day-to-day winery operations.

01/14/21

Starting Monday, SBA made the loans exclusively available to community lenders in an effort to reach some of the smallest and more vulnerable firms that were left behind in the first round.

01/14/21

Updates from the U.S., UK, Argentina, Chile, France, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. COVID-19 bifurcated the bulk wine market in 2020. Some Central Valley suppliers are out of 2020 wines - particularly Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Muscat, forcing some buyers to source overseas. There's discussion around the Valley's 2021 grapes. International demand is muted: European buyers are assessing the 2020 crops closer to home. Buyers are watching how OND sales and sales in early 2021 performed.

01/14/21

It may take a few days to get back up and running, so please check with local wineries and other businesses on their operating status before you visit. Review #SipSafely guidelines before your visit.

01/14/21

sees continued shift to e-commerce

01/14/21

A 3-acre Yountville parcel, known as the home to the French Laundry culinary garden, sold for $9 million. One group of owners, JT Relais LLC, which includes restaurateur Thomas Keller, sold the parcel to a group called French Laundry Partner LP. Thomas Keller is also a member of that limited partnership.

01/14/21

On Tuesday, after tweeting praise for the recently deceased Sheldon G. Adelson, one of President Donald Trump's biggest donors who was also a patron of Keller's restaurants, he immediately saw backlash.

01/14/21

The technical sessions that the group normally conducts at its regional conferences will now be available online in individual, one-hour events. The Vintage Report will analyze data from around the world to develop a collective understanding of growing wine grapes in challenging climatic conditions.

01/14/21

The First-of-its-Kind Community to Support Female Bartenders in Response to COVID-19

01/14/21

To learn more about the integration, sign up for an information session webinar on January 20, 2021. 

01/14/21

Developed in partnership with Seattle-based creative marketing agency, Green Rubino, the mark is a modern vineyard representation brought to life by a bold color palette inspired by the natural elements of the Walla Walla Valley - from vine to sky and bedrock to bottle.

01/14/21

Now Accepting Submissions for Wine, Mead, Sake, Cider, and Spirits

01/14/21

From yesterday's Silicon Valley Bank videocast ... "Wine is recession-proof and maybe somewhat pandemic-resistant as well. People do want their wine."

01/14/21

From yesterday's Silicon Valley Bank videocast ... "Some wineries harvested nothing - others took their chances and harvested what they shouldn't have. It's significant enough that, actually, it rebalanced our inventory."

01/14/21

The SVB report noted that online sales for wineries were at 2% of overall revenue in April and jumped to 10% by November.

01/14/21

The first growths of Bordeaux used to be off limits to most wine lovers. Now Prince Robert of Luxembourg, owner of Haut-Brion et al, is leading a charge to make the region's riches more accessible.

01/14/21

One of the most traditional wine regions in the world, Bordeaux, faces a new normal. How to fit the long history of the en primeur tastings into this new world of distance? James Lawrence reports about how the industry shifts.

01/14/21

The last time I saw Howard Goldberg was in July of 2018, just after his wife, Beatrice, passed away. They had been together close to 50 years ...

01/14/21

The new additions brings the total membership of the group to 25, principally from Germany and Austria as well as Hungary and Italy, with the 17 Austrian members accounting for one-tenth of the country's organic vineyards (630 hectares).

01/14/21

This is not to say that wine character does not change at all when yield is different, but again, the differences result from various factors, not directly yield itself.

01/14/21

New York's Spirited Away is a testament to the rapid ascension of the non-alcoholic category.

01/14/21

-The Beckett Family, founders and owners of Peachy Canyon Winery, have been named the 2020 Wine Industry Persons of the Year by the Paso Robles Wine County Alliance.

01/14/21

Measures that could have cost millions and led to higher wine prices have been avoided, says the UK trade, but there is still extra admin and also uncertainty about how Brexit will play out.

01/14/21

'Every life is essential. You have the right to survive."

01/14/21

A new study suggests that grape polyphenols could help reduce exercise-induced oxidative stress.

01/14/21

R&D manager at Château Margaux, sees it mainly as an excellent way of eliminating copper and protecting rivers and streams, whereas staff at Château Haut-Brion are considering using the technique near residential areas, schools and the retirement home that border their vineyards.

01/14/21

Liv-Ex, a global marketplace for the wine trade based in London, has published its Liv-Ex Power 100 that ranks the 100 best performing wines in the fine wine trade. The report is produced in conjunction with The Drinks Business magazine.

01/14/21

For the annual VolunCheer of the Year program, employees voted from among a group of 2020 VolunCheer of the Month winners to determine who would be selected to receive a prize of $5,000 to the charity of the winner's choice.

01/14/21

Another 965,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits on a seasonally adjusted basis in the United States last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

01/14/21

The business said it had seen a "strong performance" across products in 2020 despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

01/14/21

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that all air passengers entering the United States will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight. The new rule will go into effect Jan. 26.

01/14/21

The EU's food watchdog on Wednesday paved the way for diners across Europe to tuck into insects as it gave safety approval for human consumption of dried yellow mealworm. The move by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the preliminary step needed before officials can decide whether to allow the beetle larvae to be sold to consumers across the 27-nation bloc.

01/14/21

Jane Anson gives her personal recommendations of where to go and what to see if you only have 48 hours in Bordeaux. From visiting the building where the 1855 classification was signed, to heading out into the vineyards, Jane reveals her ideal itinerary for wine lovers.

01/14/21

Does "clean" wine borrow natural wine's language-and leave behind its soul?