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Tuesday, November 30th

10/08/21

Alex Ryan, Duckhorn Portfolio's President, CEO and Chairman, discusses the company's latest quarterly results, the state of the wine industry and Duckhorn's strategy when it comes to mergers and acquisitions.

10/08/21

Dry and windy conditions prompted the watch, which takes effect at 11 a.m. Monday and is scheduled to end 5 p.m. Tuesday. The North Bay mountains, East Bay hills and East Bay valleys are the areas of highest concern, the National Weather Service said.

10/08/21

The Winery Association of North Dakota says the university is not sharing information with the industry so wineries can give input on what they need in cold-hardy grapes. A State Board of Higher Education member is trying to repair the broken relationship.

10/08/21

Until extremely recently, producers of canned wines made in France have eschewed all publicity in their own country, instead targeting key export markets like the United States. But could all that be about to change?

10/08/21

Champagne sales are set to reach a four-year high this year, driven by strong exports to the United States and Australia, champagne wine growers lobby SGV said on Thursday, adding that Brexit and a row with Russia had not hit volumes. The forecast should cheer wine producers that face their worst output in 40 years in 2021 after vineyards were ravaged by frosts and mildew fungus attacks.

10/08/21

Education is paramount during these internships, which often act as a springboard to future careers in wine. Get to know five of these unsung industry heroes, who are part of the often invisible but essential crews working harvest across the country.

10/08/21

Tackling the issue that is Pierce's Disease in Napa Valley's wine country is more difficult than squashing rogue sharpshooters and blasting insecticides across vineyards - it is an issue requiring the minds of California's brightest when it comes to plant disease prevention.

10/08/21

Driftwood Golf & Ranch Club is slated to offer its members the ability to lease rows of its 60-acre vineyard to create their own private label wines from 14 grape varietals.

10/08/21

The plan is part of USDA's response to Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, which tasked all federal agencies with preparing action plans for integrating climate adaptation into their missions, programs, operations, and management. It's one of twenty action plans that address leveraging procurement to drive innovation and increase resilience against supply chain disruptions and are in line with the President's commitment to implementing his Justice40 Initiative.

10/08/21

After increasing pressure from elected officials and members of the public, health officers in the San Francisco Bay Area reportedly plan to announce criteria for when indoor mask mandates can be lifted. Eight of the nine Bay Area counties - San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, Marin, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Napa and Sonoma - require all residents, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks in all indoor settings.

10/08/21

Mary Taylor is betting that curious consumers will want well-made bottles, labeled with just the facts.

10/08/21

The system is one of several developed in recent years to extract water from humidity. Other inventions include mesh nets, solar panels and shipping containers that harvest the moisture from the air.

10/08/21

The bad news is that less wine will be made, but the upside is that those wines should be spectacular.

10/08/21

Dr. LaToya Thompson tapped into her passion for science to launch Opulence. Her luxury label consists of a cabernet and a pinot grigio, made from products Thompson handpicked during a journey through Napa Valley for the perfect grape pairings. The new label makes the Rochester sports physical therapist a bit of an anomaly: Although women are 57 percent of wine buyers, they make up just 28 percent of winemakers in the country.

10/08/21

When Stuart Spoto tells people his winery in is Sacramento, he's prepared for an inquisitive look...

10/08/21

The estate boasts 92 hectares of bearing vineyards, 50 of them harvested by hand. Castaing's video calling for applications for the 2021 harvest went live on Facebook on 20 September, and has since then garnered 20,000 views, enabling him to recruit the dozen seasonal grape pickers he still needed to complete the harvest.

10/08/21

The labor market remains depleted from last year's pandemic-induced recession-and job growth was stronger earlier this year. In the first seven months of 2021, the economy added an average 636,000 jobs a month.

10/08/21

Seniors and graduates are again in demand as companies revive recruiting, underscoring the economic premium that comes with a diploma.

10/08/21

The app offers two products, Aspire and Prestige. Aspire includes InVintory's original suite of features, among them a label scanner to easily upload bottles, custom tags to categorize wines, and a memories journal to capture special moments. Prestige - the newer subscription tier - builds upon Aspire, offering access to InVintory's advanced features, including patented bottle-finding technology, cellar valuation, and white-glove collection import service.

10/08/21

As Champagne Gosset releases its long-awaited Celebris Rosé 2008, the house's cellar master reveals why the wine turns any traditional notion of pink fizz on its head.

10/08/21

The service will be available in 16 states, with additional states to be added next year. Sam's Club says 20% of its shoppers have already started buying for the holidays.

10/08/21

Laurie Millotte is the founder of Outshinery, a one of a kind agency creating 3D bottle photography for the alcohol industry.

10/08/21

In his role, Langan will oversee all aspects of national sales, working closely with each of Dalla Terra's ten regional managers. As an integral part of the executive team, he will also help manage and support the company's collaborative relationships with its distributor partners throughout the United States.

10/08/21

Napa Valley winery pays tribute to community volunteers with an inspirational photo exhibit,

10/08/21

he red blend is an easy, balanced and fruit-forward combination of two classic BOXT fan favorites - Profile Four and Profile Five - to create an endlessly drinkable, beautifully balanced dry red blend that pairs flawlessly with nearly everything, especially these chilly autumn temperatures.

10/08/21

Based in Austin, Texas, Big Thirst gives spirits brands access to new markets with an online shopping solution, marketing tools, distribution management, and analytics to effectively sell products online to consumers. It is a one stop shop to pave the way to profitable growth for spirits brands.

10/08/21

The Grand Award winner is reinventing itself and taking a creative approach to wine presentation. Plus, fellow New York Grand Award winner Daniel also reopens with some changes, and chef Michael Mina debuts a Greek eatery in his iconic San Francisco space

10/08/21

In an event which took place yesterday (7 October), Wine Australia showcased the wide range in the country's shiraz offering, from Barossa to the Yarra Valley.

10/08/21

According to the news site, the forecast comes on the back of surging post-pandemic Champagne demand in markets such as the US, along with the UK, while the article mentions Australia too.

10/08/21

So when we hear, "Will it be white, red or rosé?" the choice may not be as simple as it sounds.

10/08/21

"A newspaper editor told me about 28 years ago that nobody cared how I did my job as a wine writer as long as I continued to do it with the same proficiency that he said he appreciated. But as a result, he spiked what I considered to be a fine column I wrote about how I evaluated wine."

10/08/21

A bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Wednesday adds legal protections for private landowners and those who manage the blazes by raising the legal standard for seeking wildfire suppression.

10/08/21

Wine subscriptions can be a good way to discover new varieties, learn how to pair with food, or just to start specialising in wines that pique your curiosity

10/08/21

Gary Barlow has been hinting to fans about a big new endeavour and now the music mogul has revealed what he's been up to, and it's not what we expected. Following in the footsteps of Phillip Schofield and Kylie, Gary is launching his own wine brand.

10/08/21

Owner Chad Day says what started with a small tasting room run by 2 to 3 employees, has now become a staple in east Medford. It's gone from a 200 case winery to doing around 15,000 cases a year, distributed throughout the northwest.

10/08/21

Clean Wine is the wine treatment spray, that has been featured and reviewed across the national press, which works to reduce the effects of a hangover. The company will be showcasing the product at The Wine & Spirits Show 2021, set to take place next week in London.