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06/03/21

There is a certain desperation among those looking to hire, particularly those wineries that need front-of-the-house folks to greet the new hordes of people dying to get out of their homes and let the good times roll in wine country and elsewhere.

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Wineries are finding it's not easy to get workers in for the same wages they might have paid two years ago. But as tasting rooms have shifted to a sit-down model, tasting room workers sometimes get tips, and personnel managers say those can exceed the worker's actual salary.

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Among the growers already enrolled and committed to Napa Green Vineyard certification are Opus One Winery, Dominus Estate, Spottswoode Winery, Larkmead Vineyards, Cakebread Cellars, Raymond Vineyards, Burgess Cellars, Sequoia Grove, Antica Napa Valley, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock, Rutherford Hill, and Tres Sabores.

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Heini Zachariassen, Vivino's current CEO and founder, will pass the torch to Grémillon, an expert in growing and nurturing passionate digital communities. Grémillon previously led demonstrable growth at Booking.com and Airbnb

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Heini Zachariassen says his vision for the app Vivino has remained the same since he launched it in 2010: to help consumers find the best wines for their palates. In a year full of uncertainty, the wine disruptor has thrived: Vivino now boasts more than 51 million users, 71 million user-generated wine reviews and more than 1.5 billion label scans.

06/03/21

"The next phase of growth for Dobbes Family Estate/Wine by Joe will require visionary leadership combined with marketing, sales management and operational expertise, and we are thrilled to have found all of those areas represented in Sarah Pearson," said Sam Bronfman, Managing Partner of Bacchus Capital, Co-Owner of the winery since 2011.

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In case you missed it: Leading the Burgess team at the new location now is George Lobjanidze, estate director, and winemaker Meghan Zobeck, formerly associate winemaker for go-to high-end consulting winemaker Philippe Melka.

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A famous novelist once wrote, "Now I know what a ghost is. Unfinished business, that's what." And so it goes for the Ghost that haunts Treasury Wine Estates (TWE). The background, win-lose, uneasy results Let's start at

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Brew-maker Anheuser-Busch said on Wednesday that it is teaming up with the White House to "buy Americans 21+ a round of beer" if President Biden's goal of having 70 percent of adult Americans? vaccinated for the coronavirus is reached by the Fourth of July.

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Frankel's latest spirit follows the success of her "Skinnygirl" branded products.

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"We created the first Relief Project wine in 2020 because we saw an opportunity to support our fellow Texans."

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After a $20 million facelift, the Santa Rosa property is looking better than ever.

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Bob Lindquist wrote a beautiful tribute to his longtime business partner on May 20.

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Winemaking is a centuries-old craft, rich in knowledge about the conditions that transform grape juice into wine that has been garnered from meticulous experimentation with yeast-driven fermentation. Building on that knowledge, wineries around the world have created the vast spectrum of wine styles we enjoy today. By combining grape varieties, yeast strains and additives in well-defined, carefully monitored production processes, vintners create unique combinations of flavor, aroma, color and clarity.

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Actress Cameron Diaz and entrepreneur Katherine Power's story starts with a glass of wine and ambition. Last summer, the business partners introduced their organic wine label Avaline, a brand they say challenges the rules of winemaking.

06/03/21

The 2021 TEXSOM International Wine Awards attracted almost 2,400 entries from 29 countries including the USA where 16 states had wines entered into the competition. The 44 wine judges sipped, slurped, swished and spat these wine during the judging on April 25, 26 and 27 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.

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During June, a variety of wine and beverage brands launch campaigns or products wrapped in rainbows to support LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations around the globe. But LGBTQ+ folks who work in wine carve out accepting spaces and open doors all year long.

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"Judgement of Michigan" comes to Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor on Aug. 3. It's the first time the nonprofit Michigan Wine Collaborative has hosted a statewide event that aims to combine a competitive event with "a media experience," according to its introductory press kit.

06/03/21

The fourth week of the Bordeaux 2020 en primeur campaign saw a slight deceleration in the flow of releases. Even if the pace seems set to quicken this week, it seems now likely that we will have a rather more drawn-out campaign than in 2019, writes Colin Hay.

06/03/21

Meat supplier JBS hopes to have the "vast majority" of plants running today after a ransomware attack.

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When it comes to the peak of wine collectibility, rarity spurs some incredible prices.

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"Instead of offering sodas and water, we take most of our cocktail menu and make it without alcohol," says General Manager Kelly Hawes.

06/03/21

The U.S. economic recovery accelerated in recent weeks even as a long list of supply chain troubles, hiring difficulties, and rising prices cascaded through the country, Federal Reserve officials said in their latest review of economic conditions.

06/03/21

Darling Cellars winery was flooded with red wine after a 50,000-liter tank fell, setting off a domino effect