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Monday, March 8th

02/18/21

In partnership with NielsenIQ, the primary goal of the research was to better understand how wine is perceived as compared to other beverage alcohol categories such as beer, spirits, and hard seltzers.

02/18/21

Each producer country is currently contesting with its own unique cocktail of domestic and internationally-derived factors.

02/18/21

The Sarasota Wine Market v. Schmitt case that upholds Missouri's law that allows in-state retailers to ship wine to Missouri consumers but prohibits out-of-state retailers from doing the same.

02/18/21

A federal appeals court ruled a Florida wine shop cannot ship wine to customers in Missouri, even though Missouri stores can; the Tennessee legislature is considering a bill that would prevent wineries from using fulfillment houses to ship wine to its residents; and a Michigan case from last year allows states to discriminate against out-of-state retailers.

02/18/21

California's annual rainy season is getting underway about 27 days later now than it did in the 1960s, according to new research. Instead of starting in November, the onset of the rains is now delayed until December, and the rain, when it comes, is being concentrated during January and February.

02/18/21

Robert Eyler gave the keynote address at the Business Journal's annual SSU Economic Outlook Conference virtual event.

02/18/21

The white-headed grape leaffolder is a relatively new pest found in limited Washington wine grape vineyards. Wine grape growers are invited to register for this free, one-hour webinar sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission and Washington State University that will share the latest research findings on the new leaf-eating caterpillar.

02/18/21

Throughout the entire month of March, WOPN will be hosting a series of seminars, virtual winemaker tastings, its popular silent auction, and the opportunity to sip exclusive wines from the world's most-acclaimed wineries.

02/18/21

Matt Halldorson will oversee farming responsibilities for five estate vineyards owned and operated by the Williams family in the famed Red Mountain AVA.

02/18/21

As a software engineering manager at Zulily, Sparks was responsible for both purchasing analytics and warehouse management platforms that determine the optimal placement of inventory. Before that, he spent 21 years at Expeditors where he supervised a team of 60 that managed inventory through the supply chain.

02/18/21

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards has released a new podcast: "Great Times Behinds the Wines." The podcast is hosted by Shannon Hazlitt Harts, daughter of Hazlitt's Co-CEO & Owner, Doug Hazlitt.

02/18/21

Drizly, the nation's largest alcohol e-commerce and on-demand delivery platform, today announced its availability to residents of South Bend. In partnership with local retailer Blarney Stone Wine & Spirits, adults of legal drinking age can now shop the Drizly app or website.

02/18/21

Acclaimed wineries Dalla Valle Vineyards of Napa Valley and Ornellaia of Tuscany have partnered to create DVO, a red wine based on Cabernet Sauvignon with a small addition of Cabernet Franc. The inaugural vintage of this limited bottling, DVO 2018, will launch October 1, 2021.

02/18/21

myFS Solution Center consists of multiple tools that allow customers to interact directly with their local FS Cooperatives across North America. The platform also allows FS System team members to collaborate directly and instantly with customers on everything from order fulfillment to product recommendations.

02/18/21

DeLille Cellars, the third oldest winery in Woodinville, is releasing its 25th vintage of Harrison Hill, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc labelled after the five-acre vineyard of the same name with the second oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Washington State.

02/18/21

The new Whitecliff Rosé ($14), from the 2020 vintage, comes from premium estate vineyards in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand and is made primarily from Merlot.

02/18/21

Its data shows that the overall value of South African exports increased by 7.7% to just over nine billion Rand last year. Nations which saw a positive uplift in value sales included the UK (28%), The Netherlands (19%), the US (12%) and Sweden (17%).

02/18/21

Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône will not take place as scheduled from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 April 2021. The event, which is attended by 2,000 trade visitors (buyers and journalists) across the wine region, has been postponed until Monday 4 to Thursday 7 April 2022, according to its organiser, the Rhone Valley wine marketing board.

02/18/21

Vineyard removals and a short 2020 crop ease the pressure, but "structural oversupply" remains.

02/18/21

"The diversity of the contributors to Words of Sommeliers mirrors the eclectic character of Barton & Guestier's portfolio and the versatility of the wines.

02/18/21

Lawmakers propose banning winery direct shipping through fulfillment houses, which handle logistics for small wineries; federal court upholds Missouri ban on out-of-state wine merchants

02/18/21

In 2020, a series of wildfires ravaged parts of Northern California and western Oregon, blanketing much of the West Coast with smoke. This came on the heels of major fire events during the previous three years that burned nearly 3.8 million acres in California alone. Meanwhile, Australia suffered devastating fires in 2019 and 2020 that affected Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

02/18/21

Scientists have long known infected grapevines are more likely to recover in colder climates. Now they worry milder winters will worsen the impact of the disease.

02/18/21

The series of ice storms that crippled the Willamette Valley over Presidents Day weekend only comes about once every few decades, but when it does, it makes a big impact.

02/18/21

Alex Sokol Blosser, OWA President and Co-President and Winemaker at Sokol Blosser Winery in Dayton, presented the award:

02/18/21

The number of Americans filing first-time applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the labor market is steadily recovering as additional fiscal stimulus and falling COVID-19 cases allow more services businesses to reopen.

02/18/21

Tony wouldn't have judged you for eating a hamburger in your hotel bed.