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02/25/21

Just as the industry hopes to see an explosion of pent-up consumer demand later this year, the same could play out among institutional investors, foreign buyers and wineries on the hunt for vineyards and other brands.

02/25/21

"It is unfathomable to think that now is an appropriate time to increase any tax on one of Oregon's homegrown industries that has suffered the most during the COVID-19 pandemic, let alone one of this magnitude."

02/25/21

A Manhattan wine business was left high and dry after someone removed the store's entire inventory - 2,000 bottles valued at about $300,000, a law enforcement source told The Post. Stolen were 1,000 bottles of wine, 1,000 bottles of liquor and 125 wine dispensers, machines designed to serve and preserve wines at the right temperatures, the source said.

02/25/21

Wine Business Monthly and Dream Big Darling are excited to continue their partnership to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to qualified up-and-coming women interested in pursuing further education on the business of wine. The scholarship includes a full-access pass to the fully digital Central Coast Insights conference, an economics-, finance- and strategy-minded forum for those in the regional wine and wine business industries. Central Coast Insights will bring experts in the winery business and finance, distribution and retail sectors together to discuss new ways to grow and move forward.

02/25/21

Vinitaly is scheduled at Veronafiere 20-23 June 2021. The 54th edition of Vinitaly will focus on relaunching the sector and resuming commercial relations through personal attendance in a safe exhibition venue.

02/25/21

The world's largest cork products company, Corticeira Amorim, posted a 14% fall in net 2020 profit on Wednesday as the pandemic hit sales of its main wine stopper business and it booked one-off charges.

02/25/21

Breakthru Beverage president and CEO Greg Baird discusses the potential for an on-premise rebound, the company's cannabis business in Canada, and the outlook for M&A activity moving forward.

02/25/21

California is drafting a Code of Regulations pertaining to Spotted Lanternfly Exterior Quarantine

02/25/21

Most recently, he ran IT globally at Intapp, a high growth software company in the SF Bay Area. Previously, he has served as the CIO for Magento, an eCommerce software company, and Applied Micro, a semiconductor company.

02/25/21

Blake Yarger has been promoted to Winemaker at Big Basin Vineyards, officially assuming the job title for a role that he has been sharing with Bradley Brown for the past year. Yarger has responsibility for the full portfolio of the highly acclaimed Big Basin Vineyard wines and will continue his heavy involvement in vineyard management.

02/25/21

The city of Calistoga has formally adopted a policy to limit the number of new wine tasting rooms each year to two per calendar year.

02/25/21

The 1981 Associated Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Willow Vineyard was one of three vineyard designated wines released that year.

02/25/21

Submit your scholarship applications by March 1 to be considered for the ASEV Traditional Scholarship or the ASEV Presidents' Award for Scholarship in Enology and Viticulture, which is awarded to two (2) students who exceed expectations of our traditional scholarship program.

02/25/21

The authors will be presenting their papers during the 2021 Virtual ASEV National Conference, June 21-24. Both papers are highlighted on www.ajevonline.org and are available free of charge.

02/25/21

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail raises a glass and offers congratulations to the eight member wineries who won Best in Class honors during the New York Wine Classic hosted by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation and judged by the Beverage Testing Institute. "The wines they create speak to the uniqueness of the Seneca Lake AVA and its place as one of the premier cool climate wine regions in the world," said Executive Director Brittany Gibson.

02/25/21

The special prize was established at the initiative of Andrei Filatov, the owner of Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs and the President of the Russian Chess Federation. Six bottles of the unique wine from Saint-Emilion, with Russian art on the labels, contained in a special-edition chess box with a set of chess pieces and a chessboard lid, will be awarded to the winner of the FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship

02/25/21

Entitled "The Outlook from Knudsen Vineyards: Reflecting on the past, present and future of Oregon's Dundee Hills," the series includes Brian Croser (owner of Tapanappa in Australia's Adelaide Hills), Véronique Drouhin (winemaker at Maison Joseph Drouhin in Burgundy and Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Rollin Soles (winemaker at ROCO Winery in the Willamette Valley), and others. The virtual event series begins on March 9 with Dick Erath, founder of the eponymous winery Erath.

02/25/21

Under the theme, 'It's All About California Agriculture', the Outlook 2021 Agribusiness Conference will be held virtually on the mornings of Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25. Outlook 2021 is presented by the California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and will feature two half days of program sessions plus the release of the highly anticipated Trends® in Agricultural Land & Lease Values report.

02/25/21

Limited to only four cases worldwide, a bespoke rose gold Bulgari Serpenti necklace is custom designed particularly to pair with the magnum of Dom Pérignon x Bvlgari Limited Edition Vintage Rosé 2004 in the wooden case.

02/25/21

Now entering its fifth week of operation, the program has already vaccinated and scheduled vaccination appointments for more than 8,300 essential workers from Sonoma County's agriculture, vineyard, food, and winery sectors. The target for essential ag and production workers receiving vaccination in Sonoma County is 12,500.

02/25/21

Marquee Selections announces the addition of Rioja producer Abel Mendoza to their growing portfolio of sustainable and family-owned wineries.

02/25/21

The collection - launching with Dolce Sweet Red Blend and Moscato Sweet White Blend - is the first new line from the brand since the sparkling collection debuted in 2014.

02/25/21

Teneral Cellars, a digital company producing wine for a like-minded, mission-driven community that sips, creates and acts with purpose, today announced the launch of its SWARM Sip with Purpose collection inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. To further honor the late Supreme Court Justice's legacy, the company will donate $10 from every 3-pack sold to the National Women's Law Center, a fierce group of lawyers and other experts who advocate for gender justice.

02/25/21

Jim Sabia has assumed the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Beer Division, with responsibility for leading the division's operations services and commercial business functions. Mallika Monteiro will assume expanded responsibilities as Executive Vice President and Chief Growth, Strategy and Digital Officer.

02/25/21

On February 20th, Charles Krug joined a list of nearly 100 exclusive library wine lots up for virtual auction, replacing the traditional Premiere Napa Valley event that has taken place in February for the previous 40 years. The Charles lot featured six decades of Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon from the winery, an iconic label from the region.

02/25/21

SOMM TV, the first video streaming platform and full podcast network in the wine, food, and travel space, has dropped two new, full seasons of two wine-related television series this month. The next season of Verticals is now available, with a new episode set for release every two weeks and season three of the series Blind Tasting Sessions has also been released, with an entertaining focus upon couples that challenge each other in tasting wines blind.

02/25/21

Alice Waters's storied Berkeley restaurant, Chez Panisse, has temporarily closed following a possible COVID-19 exposure, the restaurant announced.

02/25/21

A new generation in the Portuguese Douro Valley has transformed the region in 20 years. It used to be only Port Wine, now there is a wealth of excellent dry wines, both reds and whites. Meet one ...

02/25/21

Buried in the' "relief" bill is a poison pill for restaurants and their servers already struggling thanks to the pandemic and lockdowns: an end to the tipped minimum wage.

02/25/21

The rush to purchase heat lamps for outside seating has led to a lucrative secondary market - and a surge in stealing

02/25/21

The Portland Wine Community Raises Money for Drew Herman

02/25/21

Oenophilia is often undertaken with the utmost reverence. So our wine columnist went looking for levity-and bottles that bring joy in more ways than one

02/25/21

Batches of wine from Penfolds and Badger's Brook Estate are the latest to be held up at Chinese ports, reportedly over labelling issues

02/25/21

which endeavours to blend Georgian tradition with southern French modernity.

02/25/21

If you should lose your sense of smell or taste to Covid-19, don't panic: you can work your way back to smelling normally again. This was one positive message from a seminar held Tuesday at the WineFuture 2021 online symposium. The symposium brought together a rhinologist (nose doctor), an epidemiologist and a vintner/emergency room doctor to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the wine industry. WineFuture continues today ...