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Wednesday, April 7th

04/07/21

On Tuesday, the Napa County Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed a proposal to reduce fuel - and fire risks in a county where deadly wildfires have destroyed houses, wineries and other properties. The Napa County Community Wildfire Protection Plan has led to the development of a 5-year vegetation management plan, including the construction and maintenance of fuel breaks.

04/07/21

"All sectors listed in the current Blueprint for a Safer Economy grid may return to usual operations in compliance with Cal/OSHA requirements with common-sense public health policies in place ..."

04/07/21

Mavrik's new approach breaks the problem down into three sensory components.

04/07/21

After just over two short years of collaboration, Scott Labs has already increased new account sales for Amcor tin capsules in the US by 10%. Amcor wanted to consolidate US representation.

04/07/21

"The shell of the Paradox® barrel is protected against direct exposure to the flames so that colour and toasting aromas are not found in the wines matured in them. Wines remain more faithful to their aromatic character and the barrel has little impact on the wines' tannin structure."

04/07/21

Acquisition includes Agave Loco LLC, which owns the RumChata brand, and Midwest Custom Bottling, which produces RumChata at its facility in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

04/07/21

Each year, the E. & J. Gallo Winery's Women Behind the Wine Educational Fund in collaboration with the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation awards 24 women in the wine trade an educational scholarship totalling $80,000.

04/07/21

Constellation Brands, Inc., in partnership with a number of its iconic beer, wine, and spirits brands, announced today a collective commitment of $1.75 million to support the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and the launch of their "Restaurants Advance" campaign.

04/07/21

Kurt Hixenbaugh Openly Ignored Winter Lockdown and Now Faces Four Misdemeanor Counts

04/07/21

The Zinfandel Trail website includes an easy-to-use interactive map. Visitors can explore Zinfandel winery experiences by region.

04/07/21

Collins brings over 15 years of digital marketing experience, from leading ground-breaking consumer and B2B campaigns at Microsoft to co-founding an ecommerce company.

04/07/21

An 18-year veteran of the department, Cleveland has been acting as the interim agricultural commissioner since January.

04/07/21

The Napa Valley Community epitomizes resilience and care of its community and St. Supéry is grateful to be a part of it for 39 years.

04/07/21

"It's been a long-held dream of ours to own and/or control cru-worthy vineyards in each of the nested appellations of the Northern Willamette Valley," says Founder Tony Soter, "and the 2018 Estates Pinot is the first tangible, and dare I say, auspicious taste of these efforts."

04/07/21

The growing concern for health and wellness amongst American consumers seems to be the major driver.

04/07/21

Rick Tigner, CEO of Jackson Family Wines, discusses pandemic's impact on the wine industry and "A Really Goode Job" contest.

04/07/21

One of the recent in the battle over out-of-state retailer shipping: Sarasota Wine Market v. Schmitt is another win for alcoholic beverage wholesalers. You can read our prior posts on this case here, here and here.

04/07/21

The sale, which is set to be complete by 30 April, will see the Griffith-based Calabria family take ownership of the McWilliam's brands, intellectual property, and stock holdings as well as the Hanwood vineyard, winery and cellar door.

04/07/21

As of April 1st, Banville Wine Merchants will begin a distribution partnership in New York and New Jersey with two leading organically-farmed producers in Sonoma County, La Follette and Quivira Vineyards.

04/07/21

The Glass Packaging Institute today announced the selection of Tim Connors, Managing Director O-I Americas North, as Chairman of GPI's Board of Trustees. His term as Chairman commenced December 17th, after receiving formal Board approval.

04/07/21

Kendall-Jackson launches a series of Derby Day celebrations at the winery in honor of the first of a multi-year partnership in which Kendall-Jackson is the Preferred Wines of the Kentucky Derby.

04/07/21

During his tenure, Robbie has risen through the ranks from Regional Sales Manager, to National Sales Manager, to Vice President.

04/07/21

Italian restaurant owners and others angry at having their businesses shut for weeks due to a virus lockdown clashed with police Tuesday during a protest outside Parliament in Rome, while in the south, hundreds of demonstrators blocked a major highway.

04/07/21

The film gets some things wrong, but it exposes the grim ecological destruction of the Earth's oceans

04/07/21

Despite predictions of doom and gloom, one part of Champagne is thriving.

04/07/21

Ponzi Vineyards, a pioneer of Oregon wine, has been acquired by the Bollinger family, owners of Champagne Bollinger. It's Bollinger's first winery purchase outside France. The sale price was not disclosed but the deal includes the 40,000-case winery and hospitality facilities in Willamette Valley and 35 acres of vineyards. The Ponzi family retains 100 acres of vineyards and will continue to sell grapes to Bollinger under a long-term contract.

04/07/21

Under the leadership of a new CEO, whose recruitment is ongoing, Anna Maria will continue to lead the sales & marketing over the transition period and Luisa will remain as the Director of Viticulture and Winemaking. The Ponzi family will retain 100 acres of vineyard land and will grow and sell the grapes to Ponzi Vineyards under a long-term contract.