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07/27/21

Voting for the People's Choice Award is now open. The team at Wine Business Monthly has built a platform that will allow you to browse from the more than 100 submissions to the wine packaging and design contest, gaining insight into the thoughts behind the design and the vendors used. For the first time in its eight-year run, the PACK Design Awards is held fully online.

07/27/21

The Department of Viticulture and Enology will host a free virtual open house for those interested in exploring the possibility of a career in the grape and wine industries. The target audience for this event is high school students, STEM teachers and guidance counselors, parents, and students attending community colleges, HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and HSIs (Hispanic-Serving Institutions), as well as others considering undergraduate or graduate degrees in Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis. The department is inviting industry representatives to host breakout rooms for prospective students to find out about career opportunities in the grape and wine industries.

07/27/21

An inaugural study of Black wine entrepreneurs by Dr. Monique Bell, Ph.D. of UC Fresno provides a descriptive view of Black-identified entrepreneurs within the wine industry, and explores the motivations, experiences, and business strategies of an under-researched population within wine. The report includes actionable insights for the industry, entrepreneurs and consumers to create more opportunities for potential business owners.

07/27/21

The largest benefit - a 50% reduction in risk compared with non-drinkers - was seen in people with heart disease who drank an average of 6 grams of alcohol per day. (A standard "unit" of alcohol is 8 grams in the UK, whereas the average drink in the United States contains 14 grams.)

07/27/21

Aaron and Claire Pott plan to build Chateauneuf-du-Pott winery on Mount Veeder.

07/27/21

The latest NielsenIQ beverage alcohol update and recap of the July 4th holiday performance in off-premise channels. Only four of the top hard seltzer brands iof 2019 are in the top ten in 2021. For the two weeks ending 7/10/211, nearly all segments of wine are down compared to 2020; however, nearly all segments are up compared to 2019, with the total wine category up 10% compared to July 4th 2019.

07/27/21

after doubling its international sales in the last five year.

07/27/21

French luxury good company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton saw growth in its wine and spirits division in the first half of the year on the back of demand in China and sustained growth in the USA.

07/27/21

Champagne volumes increased 57% versus the first half of last year, reflecting strong recovery in demand in Europe and the U.S.

07/27/21

"Regions like Rioja and Rias Baixas are increasingly exploring terroir and making better wines than ever before," writes Keay at the Wines From Spain Annual Tasting 2021.

07/27/21

And, no suprise, according to PropertyCasualty360.com, an insurance data research firm for brokers, the upward slant of the escalating costs of claims looks like a cliff.

07/27/21

The restrictions will be extended despite many countries relaxing their own rules to allow US citizens to visit following widespread vaccination.

07/27/21

The "Level 3" rating says unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to that country and is one level below the CDC's most severe travel rating.

07/27/21

In 2015, Mark Beringer returned to his namesake Beringer Vineyards, joining as Chief Winemaker and following in the footsteps of acclaimed Winemaker Emeritus Laurie Hook.

07/27/21

Dan Petroski leaves Larkmead to focus on his own brand, Massican Wines, which he started at Larkmead, and has been increasing production along with sales, marketing and distribution.

07/27/21

Galzignato has built an illustrious career, beginning in the fall of 1998 at La Fracce Winery, Oltrepo Pavese, Italy. He has led winery teams in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Washington state, and Italy.

07/27/21

Day Trip, Oh Hi, Sati Soda and Wyld CBD are the inaugural partners

07/27/21

Australian winery Penfolds has created a limited-edition record player in celebration of the upcoming 70th anniversary of their flagship wine, Grange. Each record player is individually hand-crafted by Symbol Audio, with only seven pieces produced globally.

07/27/21

Johann Martínez-Lüscher and Sahap Kaan Kurtural* - Department of Viticulture and Enology University of California, Davis. Can you put a number on source sink balance in grapevine? Carbohydrate balance and leaf gas exchange indicated leaf area outweighed crop amount in context of climate change.

07/27/21

Citizens in Sydney may leave their homes only for 'essential' purposes and not go more than six miles

07/27/21

After nearly two weeks, the Dixie Fire north of Sacramento is still just 21% contained. It's one of more than 80 fires burning in 11 Western states -- forcing nearly 8,400 evacuations.

07/27/21

The research priorities are included in the request for research proposals that provide guidelines for three competitive grant programs supported by the Washington wine industry. The statewide Grape and Wine Research Grant Program funds research conducted by Washington State University scientists. Additionally, the WSWC funds two competitive grant programs to support research beyond WSU and one-year, demonstration projects of Washington community colleges.

07/27/21

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore recently had an opportunity to conduct a full substantive opposition hearing for Geographical Indications in Singapore. This also represented the first judicial interpretation of the substantive grounds of opposition under Section 41 of the recently introduced Geographical Indications Act 2014 ("GIA").

07/27/21

"It's pretty spectacular and highly unusual, but it's not surprising", claims Gaël Delorme, head of viticulture at the Jura Viticultural Society.

07/27/21

When producers promote their wines as gluten-free, what are they really selling?

07/27/21

State regulators will suspend water rights for diverters in the upper and lower Russian River in a desperate, unprecedented effort to preserve a minimal amount of storage in Lake Mendocino, which is falling by as much as 58 million gallons a day.