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04/13/21

The warehouse was built months before Amazon became publicly known as the would-be tenant. The site was approved in 2006 as a "light industrial" and warehouse complex. It sits along a dangerous intersection with no turn lanes or a traffic lights. It is among dozens of new "last mile" distribution centers Amazon seeks to open nationwide.

04/13/21

Giovanni Bigot, an agronomist and researcher from northeastern Italy's Friuli region, developed an intriguing 100-point scale for measuring the potential of vineyards to produce great and unique wines. The Bigot Index measures nine factors: overall production per plant, the amount of foliage, the foliage-to-fruit ratio, grape health, bunch formations, annual hydric stress, plant vigor, biodiversity in soils and the age of the vineyard.

04/13/21

Boston Beer founder Jim Koch sent a letter to several beer industry trade groups urging them to "wake up" and work together to "push back against this growing campaign." Koch calls for a unified opposition to lower excise taxes and greater retail availability for spirits-based RTDs.

04/13/21

More than 30 states allowed alcohol takeout and delivery during the pandemic. Many states, backed by restaurants and alcohol groups, want it to become a permanent fixture.

04/13/21

Wineries got savvy to online marketing in 2020 during the pandemic. But will that last in 2021?

04/13/21

via Zoom on Thursday, April 22 at 11 am PST/2 pm ET.

04/13/21

John Kerry is expected to travel to Shanghai

04/13/21

It's time to use a term that more than 13,000 scientists agree is needed

04/13/21

The collaboration with glass manufacturer Encirc and leading industry research and technology body Glass Futures, used waste-based biofuel-powered furnaces to reduce the carbon footprint of the bottle-making process by up to 90%.

04/13/21

Annie Steimle is moving from her current position as Technical Services Manager

04/13/21

Steve Thomas is the new West Region Sales Manager and Gary Bodine is the new South Region Sales Manager.

04/13/21

He was most recently Senior Vice President of National Sales for Opici Wines & Spirits.

04/13/21

Mr. Jungmin An is the Chief Sommelier for the SPC Group, Gary Farrell Winery's importer for the Republic of Korea.

04/13/21

Bartholomew Estate Winery announced today that their Gallery featuring Sonoma Plein Air artists has re-opened for private viewing sessions for up to six people per single group.

04/13/21

$75,000 of the brand's donation will be put towards the National Forest Foundation's Southern California Forest Fund to restore the health and vitality of Southern California's National Forests. The remaining $25,000 will plant 25,000 trees on California's Sierra National Forest.

04/13/21

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF) and the Coopérative Régionale des Vins de Champagne - Champagne Castelnau (C.R.V.C.) have jointly decided to shift their merger plan to the end of December 2021. The execution date was originally scheduled to take place on June 24th, 2021.

04/13/21

The 2020 Atticus Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé and the 2018 Atticus Vineyard Pinot Noir will be available to the general public starting today on atticuswine.com.

04/13/21

A special auction will be held for bottle #11 of THE CHOP and NFT #11, a one-of-one offering in homage to the year that Yao Family Wines released its first vintage, and for the number Yao Ming wore during his NBA career. THE CHOP 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from a single barrel of wine from a single vineyard in the famed Rutherford District of Napa Valley.

04/13/21

"This is a huge milestone and one that I am exceptionally proud of," said Terry Sherwood. "I am deeply embedded in and committed to this community, and it's been a joy to watch the Willamette Valley wine country grow and evolve over the years."

04/13/21

With more than three decades in pivotal distributor roles, Sheldon Alexander joins Grounded Wine Co. as Vice President of National Sales.

04/13/21

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., the third largest non-alcoholic packaged beverage company in North America, has agreed to cut its use of virgin plastic for packaging by 20% by 2025. Keurig Dr Pepper used 208,000 metric tons of plastic packaging in 2018.

04/13/21

EDWGGA announces two webinars on Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 21, focusing on climate change, wildfire, drought, labor-related shortages and early season management.

04/13/21

Of course, Jay-Z wasn't drinking alone. Historians believe Harlem emcee Branson B. introduced Champagne to 1990s hip hop parties, and Dom Perignon and Moët & Chandon were early fixtures.

04/13/21

Together, they aimed to launch a massive project inside the Bank of America Tower, 110 N. Wacker Drive in the Loop, the tallest new office building constructed in Chicago in 30 years. At 17,200 square feet, the restaurant space was sure to be colossal, but other than that, details were scarce.

04/13/21

For the first time in 20 years, it's possible that the 1,400 irrigators who have farmed for generations on 225,000 acres (91,000 hectares) of reclaimed farmland will get no water at all - or so little that farming wouldn't be worth it.

04/13/21

Cal Fire is hiring 1,400 additional firefighters and they're also planning to bring seasonal crews back much earlier in the season, in anticipation of a dry season.

04/13/21

The Napa Valley vintner is handing off his wine company to his children, but he says it's just the start for their wines and Napa Valley

04/13/21

Wine Of The Year - Lévrier by Jo Irvine 2015 Anubis Cabernet Sauvignon, Levrier Wines Australia.

04/13/21

English musician and long-term Italian resident Sting is opening his vineyard for a special visit with wine tastings as part of a fundraising drive to help American restaurateurs affected by the covid-19 crisis.