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Tuesday, May 11th

04/16/21

"Covid hits, and all of a sudden this becomes the Garden of Eden."

04/16/21

Industry sales surged 36% year-over-year, nearly hitting 2019 levels as consumers spent their stimulus checks at any restaurant that was open.

04/16/21

South Australian wineries will benefit from a new A$5.4 million wine market expansion program that will support them to diversify into new markets, grow sales of premium SA wine across the globe, and create more jobs.

04/16/21

Concha y Toro has added a new distribution subsidiary VCT China (Gan Lu Wine Trading), which used to be the company's sales office in Shanghai, to its network of global offices.

04/16/21

Hanson discusses innovation activity, the new 40-state alignment with Southern Glazer's, and the company's ongoing digital transformation.

04/16/21

Vice President of Communications Nancy Light will retire from Wine Institute on May 14 after 24 years to pursue her next chapter."I feel deeply indebted to Wine Institute members, President Bobby Koch, my Wine Institute colleagues, trusted consultants and industry friends for helping me to experience the career of my dreams," said Light. A successor will be announced next week.

04/16/21

Mike Needham will become the new California Interior Grape Broker. ... Also in the Turrentine Update, the number of gallons actively for sale in 2021 is beginning to decrease, but the number of lots being listed are still increasing. This highlights two dynamics: Continued consumer sales in larger retail and the continued challenging sales for smaller and medium wineries in on-premise.

04/16/21

"Patrick Shim is the ideal partner in the establishment of a family office," says Mr. Don Galleano, President of Galleano Winery and third-generation winemaker at Cantu-Galleano Ranch in Mira Loma, CA

04/16/21

Josh most recently spent nine vintages as winemaker at Lewis Cellars.

04/16/21

With more space and more docks to work from, the 430,000 square foot multi-service warehouse is designed to optimize lead time and reduce costs while bringing the same level of service to its customers.

04/16/21

The Sentia Hand-Held Wine Analyzer is now available for purchase for the measurement of free SO2. Using proven technology, the Sentia analyzer provides rapid, accurate analysis of SO2 with no sample preparation, no calibration and minimal staff training.

04/16/21

Temporary dining and recreation uses are proposed for the former Copia south garden space, to be known as Oxbow Yard.

04/16/21

Ornellaia Bianco 2018, a Sauvignon Blanc-led blend with a touch of Viognier, is imported exclusively into the U.S. by VINTUS in a very limited amount, at a suggested retail price of $255.

04/16/21

The ready-to-drink cocktail company is giving away the ultimate trip for four to its birthplace, Cape Cod, Mass.

04/16/21

Craze™ Herbicide from Nichino America, Inc. is now registered in California for use on grapes and nut crops as well as nonbearing stone fruit, the company announced today.

04/16/21

With approval of Senate Bill 85, state funding to the tune of $3.35 million from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will help ensure much-needed direct relief to farmers left out of previous aid efforts as well as language and culturally appropriate technical assistance.

04/16/21

With California farmers and ranchers finding increasing difficulty in purchasing wildfire insurance for their businesses and properties, the California Farm Bureau welcomed today's call by the state insurance commissioner for data on commercial insurance coverage.

04/16/21

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of more than $330 million to help agricultural producers and organizations in the food supply chain recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/16/21

In partnership, the Lodi Winegrape Commission will provide a virtual masterclass on sustainable viticulture and LODI RULES - the first comprehensive and, arguably, most rigorous sustainability standard in the country.

04/16/21

El Dorado Wine Grape Growers invites all interested persons to a timely discussion on powdery mildew and early season management and cultural practices led by Lynn Wunderlich, U.C. Cooperative Extension Central Sierra Farm Advisor, on Wednesday, April 21.

04/16/21

Opici Wines & Spirits is proud to announce the new distributor appointment of Martignetti Companies in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

04/16/21

"A crystal ball would be nice in terms of climate change," said Stuart Spoto, the Oakville Station winemaker. "I let the experts take the lead. Having UC Davis in our backyard is beyond words for the benefit we get."

04/16/21

some retailers didn't particularly like that Gallo got special permission to operate three South Carolina tasting rooms?

04/16/21

Many were able to adapt. Through flexibility and timely government loans, some producers did better in 2020 than they ever imagined was possible.

04/16/21

The frost has affected 80% of vineyards in France's primary wine growing areas, according to the European Committee of Wine Companies. "This is expected to cause a yield loss ranging from 25% to up to 50% in some regions," the trade body told CNN Business on Wednesday.

04/16/21

The biggest update to Google Earth since 2017 combines more than 24 million satellite photos, two petabytes of data, and 2 million hours of CPU processing time to create a 4.4-terapixel interactive view showing how the Earth has changed from 1984 to 2020.

04/16/21

Hugh Johnson is one of the world's best-selling wine writers, known for The World Atlas of Wine and his annual Pocket Wine Book, both of which were first published in the 1970s. Johnson has also written 25 other groundbreaking books, including the remarkable The Story of Wine.

04/16/21

Under the latest guidance from CDPH, events statewide can resume on April 15. The size of allowable gatherings ranges from 25 people to 400, depending on the tier of the county in which the event is taking place, whether it's indoors or outdoors, and if guests are vaccinated.

04/16/21

Unseasonal frosts have hurt French growers. Caroline Henry reports from Champagne.

04/16/21

"Free tastings are on the outs, and paid tasting flights will become the norm."