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03/02/21

Because the damage for vineyards was potentially so extensive, the viticulture extension team at Texas A&M Agrilife put together a two-hour webinar, called the "Texas Winegrowers Freeze Recovery," that was attended by more than 300 people.

03/02/21

California's essential agriculture workers, which have been among the most vulnerable throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, are included in Phase 1B of vaccinations, along with individuals aged 65 and older, education and childcare workers, and those in emergency services. But the process for getting vaccinated - and the speed at which they get vaccinated - varies from county to county and depends greatly on supply.

03/02/21

"In reviewing the rules, we noted a potential error and are now expecting official notification that we'll be moving into the red tier (as of) Wednesday, March 3," county spokesperson Janet Upton said on Monday.

03/02/21

"Decision reinforces Constellation's commitment to its consumer-obsessed strategy and winning in high-end segments across growing channels"

03/02/21

Cottingham will step into a new leadership role managing her family's multi-generation farming operation.

03/02/21

Merus Estate welcomes Eric Baugher, who joins as head winemaker, following a tenure at Ridge Vineyards in Cupertino, CA.

03/02/21

He previously served as National Sales Director for The Republic of Tea.

03/02/21

Bernstein said she will retain her ownership stake in the company and continue in an advisory position, while John Toulze, current president of the restaurant group, has taken over the reins as managing partner.

03/02/21

mostly from the sales and marketing department.

03/02/21

Winebow Imports welcomes New Zealand's iconic Villa Maria Estate to its portfolio, effective today, becoming the winery's exclusive import representative in the U.S.

03/02/21

Yolan, the signature Italian restaurant at The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, has announced a new, monthly wine series that invites guests to explore Italy's bountiful wine regions. Envisioned by wine expert Cathy Mantuano and lead sommelier Jon Kearns, the series launches March 2021 and will focus on a new region each month.

03/02/21

The smartphone concept, called Winerytale, enables winemakers to "virtually" hide digital content behind their wine labels, which consumers unlock by scanning with their phones. The entire experience is then brought to life with augmented reality.

03/02/21

Scholarships are available to 2021 high school seniors and college students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are vineyard or cellar workers, employed, or contracted by a member of the Vineyard Team. Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, financial need, and community involvement, and awards will range from $500-5,000 per student.

03/02/21

BUSA is now accepting applications for sommelier members, including registration for a new series of sommelier activities and competitions in 2021 designed to train and identify the best sommeliers in the USA.

03/02/21

NJ-based Royal Wine, the world's largest purveyor of kosher wines and spirits, offers their top Passover selections from around the globe - including a label from NBA All-Star Amaré Stoudemire-in a wide range of tastes and prices.

03/02/21

The Alliance of Women in Washington Wine announces that after eighteen months of grassroots participation a formal board of directors has been formed for the organization.

03/02/21

Products introduced between January 2019 and January 2021 may be entered for an award in one of eight categories: Food; Non-Alcoholic Beverages; Wine; Spirits; Beer, Cider & Flavored Alcoholic Beverages; Cosmetics, Fragrances & Pharmaceutical; Sustainability and Innovation.

03/02/21

Oliver Winery & Vineyards is releasing Lemon Moscato to select major retailers starting March 8, 2021. Lemon Moscato follows the national success of Blueberry Moscato (a top 10 Moscato in the U.S. after just two years) and award-winning Cherry Moscato (a top-selling wine since its release in 2016).

03/02/21

Today marks the start of Taste Washington and Taste Washington Wine Month. Usually anchored by a four-day wine and food festival of in-person events and activities, this year offers new opportunities to 'Taste Washington' wine and dining favorites all month long.

03/02/21

Coming on the heels of a successful 2020 campaign called Walls for Women, wherein Cycles Gladiator co-sponsored an all-female team of muralists who created original art commemorating 100 years of women's right to vote in the United States, the company laid out its 2021 plan to further their support.

03/02/21

Albéric Bichot, who has been elected president of the Union des Maisons de Vins de Grande Bourgogne (UMVGB) has called for the industry to prepare for the Post-Covid world.

03/02/21

Will another layer of Burgundy add clarity or confusion? Michelle Williams asks.

03/02/21

Wine professionals struggling with COVID-related smell loss fear losing their jobs and their livelihoods; French sommeliers and winemakers have called for vaccine priority

03/02/21

This was probably the most ambitious virtual event there has been to date in wine, featuring over 90 speakers across four days of content.