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10/11/21

A $1 million grant gave vineyard and farm owners the opportunity to buy zero-emission tractors at a deep discount from two companies: Solectrac and Monarch Tractor. The air district awarded a $480,000 grant to Monarch Tractor and a $514,688 grant to Solectrac, a division of Ideanomics, the air district announced in July.

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Power problems, higher prices, and lost jobs could result from the megadrought. Northern California counties are struggling more during this drought than southern ones, because SoCal poured $12 billion into drought preparations-such as expanding reservoirs-after the drought of 1987-1991.

10/11/21

Among the tourists that I met, the delta variant that loomed over the summer months was still on their minds. However, they were well aware that California has taken public health seriously, managed to reduce COVID-19 infection rates to among the lowest in the nation and vaccinated about 60% of its population.

10/11/21

The Gloucestershire-based sustainable wine brand has partnered with CarbonCloud to quantify its product's carbon footprint and bring more transparency to its climate impact. It said this initiative would allow When in Rome to analyze the climate impact of all its products, starting with three of its best-selling, bag in box wines.

10/11/21

CEO Bill Newlands said the wines and spirits divisions' figures were skewed "by tough Covid comparisons" in the same quarter of 2020. "But we are performing well in the high end of the wine segment, which represents the vast majority of expected growth over the next several years."

10/11/21

Archaeologists announced Monday that they discovered the 75,000-square-foot winery in the city of Yavne in central Israel. An unassuming city about 15 miles south of Tel Aviv and about four miles east of the Mediterranean Sea, Yavne is known for being a haven to religious leaders about 2,300 years ago when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem. They formed a new place to study - in a vineyard, according to the archaeologists.

10/11/21

A severe drought in California has meant lost crops for many wine country grape growers. But some are finding ways to adapt to the hot, dry conditions.

10/11/21

Some are drawing inspiration from abroad, like the Loire Valley's sparkling Chenin Blancs or Germany's Riesling-based sekt. For others, it's a matter of practicality: Less popular grapes are more affordable, which translates to a more approachable price point for consumers.

10/11/21

Due to crisis backlog levels, a few major trans-Pacific carriers have suspended calls in Oakland over the past year. Agricultural exporters in California's Central Valley have been pleading with carriers to bring back more ship capacity - and finally, those calls are being answered.

10/11/21

The chef and humanitarian spoke with Wine Spectator's Thomas Matthews for the 45th Annual Impact Marketing Seminar

10/11/21

Drought has left several Napa winemakers wishing for a bigger crop, but there is also optimism that 2021 could prove to be a high quality vintage.

10/11/21

On Wednesday, the NapaSan Board of Directors considered whether the district should do more for wineries. It could concentrate on its service area in and near the city of Napa or set its sights on all of Napa County or even the North Bay.

10/11/21

Companies don't like to have their reputations sullied in public, so they often require their employees to keep quiet when they settle harassment or discrimination cases by making them sign a nondisclosure agreement. Such agreements came under scrutiny during the #MeToo movement as a way to isolate victims and shield serial offenders from consequences.

10/11/21

An archaeological dig in Texas shows that, however rough things got on the frontier, the wine was generally excellent.

10/11/21

There's no playbook, but there are some universal truths.

10/11/21

Despite the setbacks, cannabis companies are gradually making inroads in wine regions through a mix of negotiations, concessions and pacts with regulators and critics.

10/11/21

Frazier was a pillar of Cleveland, and his impact was felt in multiple pockets. As owner of Chateau Hough, he provided a space for formerly incarcerated people to work, uplifting them and others to recognize their potential.

10/11/21

The lifting of a moratorium on genetically modified crops in South Australia late last year is yet to impact the state's wine industry despite concerns the rule change could cost millions in lost exports.

10/11/21

Nyetimber was unveiled as Wine Producer of the Year in the first-ever Tim Atkin MW England Special Wine Report. Atkin commissioned expert Tom Hewson to do an in-depth analysis of the English wine scene and the result was the England 2021 Special Report, the first English report to feature in his series of analytical wine reviews.

10/11/21

The Yin & Yang is only available as a limited production as a pair in a gift box with a rrp of £80. The duo will be released in November 2021 and will be available at selected retailers and wine shops via Walker & Wodehouse.

10/11/21

The two awards, worth £55,000 each, were presented last Thursday (7 October) alongside the winners of the 2021 Golden Vines Awards at a ceremony and dinner held at Annabel's Private Members Club.

10/11/21

The wine director talks about his early years in Mendoza, connecting with consumers on social media and how a bottle of Burgundy changed his outlook on wine

10/11/21

The partnership was officially announced on screen in episode five of this season's TOWIE, which aired on Sunday.

10/11/21

"According to estimates established on October 1, wine production in 2021 will be in the range of 34 million hectolitres, down 27% on 2020 and 22% lower than the five-year average", states the latest bulletin issued by the French Ministry of Agriculture's Statistics and Forecasting Service.

10/11/21

It is taking roughly 80 days to transport goods across the Pacific, or twice as long as before the pandemic, retail and shipping executives said.

10/11/21

The new collection, called Darryl Mack Cellars, also includes chocolate and baked good pairings prepared by BAM Desserts in Somerset and The Fudge Shoppe in Flemington. They all have the stamp of approval of McDaniels, a self-proclaimed lover of all things sweet.

10/11/21

In a new interview with the BBC, the Prince has spoken out about his efforts to reduce his carbon footprint, which has included changing the fuel for his car to a more sustainable source.

10/11/21

The wine2wine Business Forum will host the first-ever Clubhouse wine marathon, taking place live and remotely on October 18, starting at 12 PM CET. Moderated by four renowned industry professionals in discussion with a range of guests and participants, the marathon will tackle all the emerging issues from the two-day program and beyond. The moderators are Marc Millon IWA, Steve Raye, Christ Scott, and Lawrence Francis.

10/11/21

Mississippi wine and liquor sales are up. While good for the state's general fund, it's put the government-ran distribution warehouse on the rocks.

10/11/21

According to the National Wine Agency of Georgia (NWA), the amount of exported Georgian wine increased by 12%, compared to the same period last year. The revenue reached $168 million, which is 11% more than the same period last year.

10/11/21

In its latest monthly estimate, the ministry pegged this year's wine production in France at 34.4 million hectolitres, up from 33.3 million forecast last month.