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Wednesday, April 28th

04/28/21

Yet again, Oregon Governor Kate Brown punished local restaurants, announcing another wave of indoor dining bans in 15 counties starting Friday. Restaurants have three days to try to adjust, dispose of perishable food and reduce staffing again.

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The House Judiciary Committee approved a proposal Tuesday that would allow California based E& J Gallo Winery to open tasting rooms where people can sample their wines.

04/28/21

Part 2 of our summary of the Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology (RAVE) seminar covers: fermentation mapping and development of redox potential analysis for wine longevity; fire effect mitigation research, and breeding for disease resistance.

04/28/21

A&P Inphatec, a specialist developer of bacteriophages, announced the release of important new field trial data on the efficacy of XylPhi-PD™, the biologically based reduction of Pierce's Disease (PD) in grapevines. XylPhi-PD™ is OMRI-listed and approved for use in organic production.

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Projects include a novel way to induce malolactic fermentation in grape musts and wine, and using native yeasts during fermentation to lower alcohol. Vineyard projects include surveying for a potential leafmining pest of Washington vineyards, developing a mobile app to detect lag phase and identify viral symptoms, assessing use of a sensor-based irrigation system applied to surface and subsurface drip irrigation, and evaluating sustainable ways to control grape mealybug, which spreads leafroll.

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The online programming is part of the CMS-A's ongoing restructuring to create more inclusivity. The CMS-A Diversity Committee will offer 100 scholarships to the online Introductory Sommelier Course to BIPOC, Women, and those in financial need.

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Garçon Wines, the London-based sustainable wine start-up is best known for flat wine bottles made from 100% recycled PET. The flat bottles can fit through a letter box opening.

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"Mother Nature sends you a message over the years," Pey said. "She's saying the vineyard's really tired, it's really old, there are fires. And the market for it is really hard."

04/28/21

Many employees put up with chef-owner Blaine Wetzel's offensive language, sexism and bullying, because a recommendation from him is a springboard to any cooking job in the world. Many others left midseason, or walked out mid-shift.

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This was a nice little roundup with a look at how the wholesale tier is reacting to the ecommerce explosion.

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The $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund, run by the Small Business Administration and authorized as part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package signed into law by President Joe Biden last month.

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A report released by Areni Global has interesting statistics about people who buy fine wines, which Areni defines as wines priced at $75 or higher.

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Wine Intelligence released its "Global Wine Brand Power Index."

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The trade-only expos will be held in the new Hall 3 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Together, they promise to attract top buyers and decision makers from across North America, the largest and fast-growing beverage-alcohol-consuming market in the world.

04/28/21

Born in Mexico and raised in the Walla Walla Valley, Noel Perez accompanied his parents to their agricultural work sites. At 31, the WSU Viticulture & Enology alumnus created and launched a 2016 Petit Verdot under his own label, Calvario Cellars.

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Proximo previously held a 49% stake in the company.

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On a weekend afternoon, Etienne Bizot, the head of Bollinger Champagne, was sipping wine on the terrace at Oregon's Ponzi Vineyards. He was on vacation, playing tourist in the Willamette Valley ...

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Growers are now facing a convergence of forces that is all but insurmountable - a seemingly endless loop of hot, dry weather, new environmental protections and cutbacks in water allotm

04/28/21

As most wine lovers know, several regions in Europe were affected by severe frosts, when temperatures dropped to -7°C (19°F) and stayed there for several days. The cold snap damaged vines in large parts of Italy and France with some estimating at least 50% crop loss and in many areas, 80%.

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To appeal to the Instagram generation of wine drinkers, it uses emojis as taste descriptors on the label.

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Unlocked via a QR code on the necker of the bottle ...

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Brandlin Estate will begin introducing the new branding beginning with the May 2021 national release of the 2018 Brandlin Estate Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon.

04/28/21

"Here are a few of the ways that COVID tastings have re-educated online educators and communicators, myself included."

04/28/21

Under the yellow tier, restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries, as well as movie theaters and fitness centers, can operate indoors at 50% capacity. Retail stores, hotels, hair salons and barbershops can open indoors with modifications.

04/28/21

Digital food magazine Epicurious will no longer publish recipes featuring beef in what it says is an effort to help home cooks become more environmentally friendly.

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Uneven fall in consumption; Slight rise in production

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Scientists said on Monday they detected a large gap, equal to about what the United States emits annually, between the amount of climate-warming emissions that countries report and the amount that independent models say reaches the atmosphere.

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even if Cabernet Sauvignon is more widely planted.