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04/30/21

Although travelers who describe themselves as wine drinkers, tend to bet more worried about getting COVID than non wine drinkers.

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So says the CDC. Ships can bypass the required simulated test voyages carrying volunteers and jump to sailings with paying passengers if 98% of crew and 95% of passengers are fully vaccinated.

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A new must and wine process known as Ultra High-Pressure Homogenization (UHPH) has been approved by OIV. Dr. Antonio Morata of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain tested how this process would work in wine, and held a webinar in 2019 to describe it. He then published the information in the December 4, 2020 edition of Frontiers in Nutrition. Morata's webinar was originally presented at the Italian Edition of Enoforum, an international virtual conference. An English language version of Enoforum 2021 takes place May 4 and 5.

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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has posted net revenues up 2.7% to $150 million for its first quarter ended in March, bolstered by higher pricing.

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Spain's most exported Designation of Origin announces a turning point in sustainability as a result of its new regulations, the most demanding in the world for quality sparkling wines made using the traditional method.

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We're very well versed with the different shades of yellow, red and that delicious in between of rosé.

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"It's a way to generate interest from a segment of people who maybe would not have known about the wines," said winemaker Andrew Januik.

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The year was highlighted by record-breaking growth and engagement across all customer segments:

04/30/21

DRINKS, the online leader in adult beverage, and Macy's announced the launch of Macy's Wine Shop (MacysWineShop.com), a new online wine store available in 40 states plus D.C.

04/30/21

Alabama moves closer to opening up, Tennessee fulfillment house solution progresses, and a win in Kentucky.

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Jones has extensive experience in the wine and drinks business having served more than 25 years as managing director of Jebsen Beverage Co. Ltd., the largest wine, spirits and beer company in Hong Kong with extensive operations in Mainland China.

04/30/21

During a virtual conversation talking about his new limited-edition Academy Awards wine line, the six-time Oscar winner opens up about the crowded awards season landscape.

04/30/21

California's gig economy law applies to some 70,000 truck drivers who can be classified as employees of companies that hire them instead of independent contractors, giving them a right to overtime, sick pay or other benefits, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

04/30/21

Maurice LeCompte has joined NewAge as Director of Manufacturing Development, and Sonia Schwantes takes on the role of Director of Product Management, both new positions. Rick Zijadic is the company's new Director of Manufacturing, a role that became available due to a retirement.

04/30/21

The Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance (SVVGA) members expressed their gratitude to the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center (SVCHC) and the Sonoma Valley Health Partners for their unwavering commitment and collaborative efforts to vaccinate Sonoma Valley's Agricultural and Hospitality employees.

04/30/21

Ever since its first edition, the goal of the Viticultural Protocol has been to encourage more environmentally friendly vineyard management, which is largely due to a reduction in the use of plant health products and the corresponding integration of agronomic practices that are more respectful of the area and its landscape.

04/30/21

Conceived by Alma Rosa Winery proprietors Bob and Barb Zorich, who have a long history of supporting mental health-related causes, funds raised will support research and treatment for anxiety and depression through two beneficiaries, Mental Wellness Center and One Mind. Alma Rosa will also observe Mental Health Month by donating 10 percent of all direct sales generated during the month of May to Mental Wellness Center in Santa Barbara.

04/30/21

The selected recipients will receive $5,000 from the United Sommeliers Foundation in conjunction with Randy Lewis of Lewis Cellars. The scholarship is for women only, studying in the US, and pursuing certification in wine-related fields.

04/30/21

Cole Sisson and Shea Sasan, two Orcas Island natives, will open the doors to their new business in the heart of Eastsound. The concept is modeled after some of their favorite spaces in Europe where one can enjoy a full range of experiences throughout the day.

04/30/21

WAVE BL is a blockchain-based system that uses distributed ledger technology to ensure that all parties involved in a cargo shipment booking can issue, transfer, endorse and manage documents through a secure, decentralised network. WAVE BL's communication protocol is approved by the International Group of Protection & Indemnity Clubs, and meets the highest industry standards for security and privacy.

04/30/21

Novelty Hill-Januik has begun construction on a new garden patio and adjoining Cellar Room that will expand the winery's outdoor gathering area, provide unique settings for curated wine tastings and enhance private event space.

04/30/21

The Stockholm institution coordinating the International EPD System published the first Environmental Product Declaration to ever be given in the wine industry. It was received by IUS Naturae, Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut Millesimato produced from the grapes coming from Parco della Filandetta, heart of the organic district of the family winery Bortolomiol.

04/30/21

Lower COVID-19 case numbers and growing vaccination protection are making visitors more willing to resume travel.

04/30/21

The predicted average score for the best red wines of the Bordeaux vintage 2020 was 93.7 points.

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according to head of investment at Bordeaux Index, Matthew O'Connell.

04/30/21

At the Kentucky Derby, Midnight Bourbon, Known Agenda and King Fury each have ties to Banke's Stonestreet Farm and Stables, while a La Crema pop-up bar will compete with mint juleps

04/30/21

His Music in the Bottle podcast is doing far more than give him a voice, but share his personality, love of wine - music and black culture.

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"It ended up being a great learning year for us."

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To enter a world of ice and rock is to witness the sublime, a sensory paradox of perspective-shifting unreality

04/30/21

As vineyards get hotter, are growers on the right track chasing smaller yields?

04/30/21

The Iranian-American comedian talks about growing up in wine country, comedic wine rituals and his deep connection with Napa's Darioush Winery

04/30/21

Of all the undying clichés about wine, perhaps the one I hear most often is, "There's no correlation between price and quality." As with so many platitudes, a germ of truth supports it. ...

04/30/21

French Champagne (+93%) and non-alcoholic (+61.7%) wines are the only wine segments seeing growth but trends versus two years ago are strong. From a packaging perspective, cans (+47%) and tetra (+17%) are still driving growth as well as smaller formats, with 375ml and 187 ml up 29% and 22% respectively. Online alcohol sales are up 87% year-to-date compared to the same time period last year.