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10/25/21

DTC shipments of wine from Sonoma County wineries saw a 16 percent increase in volume compared to the same time a year prior. The trend was in effect prior to the COVID-19 crisis and picked up momentum. Sonoma County shipments now account for 33 percent of the entire channel volume, which is approaching 9 million 9L cases this year.

10/25/21

No ETA on reopening. Avoid area if possible.

10/25/21

Highway 121 closed in Schellville in Sonoma Valley

10/25/21

Availability fell to record lows last quarter, including a 1% vacancy rate in the Los Angeles area.

10/25/21

The Danish carrier has made no secret of its ambition to become the 'integrator of the seas', offering a single platform.

10/25/21

"There is no other property like it in Suisun Valley."

10/25/21

40th Wine Experience kicked off with blockbuster tasting.

10/25/21

The department recruited Wade no only due to his work with Wade Cellars - which he co-founded in 2014 - but also due to his commitment to equality and activism, as demonstrated by his work through The Wade Family Foundation and Social Change Fund United.

10/25/21

These Black-owned companies with Chicago ties are forging a path in the industry.

10/25/21

"Unlike 1999, when the wine world was in a tizzy, fearing demand for millennium celebrations would create a worldwide bubbly shortage. (It didn't.) There are several factors at play that confuse the picture ..."

10/25/21

At a state store in Pennsylvania, you'll have to buy two bottles of Veuve Clicquot and wait until the next day to buy two more. And the next day another two, and so on and on-while supplies last. VC is one of the wines currently rationed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

10/25/21

Pomerol bans chemical weedkiller, Grands Chais de France boss under investigation, etc.

10/25/21

Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) has opened a representative office in Shanghai, as it ramps up efforts to drive Bordeaux exports in mainland China in absence of competitors from Australia.

10/25/21

The Polo Bar reopens in Manhattan, and the 82-year-old designer has no plans to slow down.

10/25/21

For $180,000, a three-year membership includes investment opportunities, access to West Point generals, confidential support groups and private getaways.

10/25/21

The data Humboldt State University graduate students are collecting will not only deepen our understanding of how owls, in their role as natural predators of rodents, contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of the $9.4 billion industry that has made Napa Valley an internationally known wine region. It will also help determine how vineyard nest boxes are affecting barn owls.

10/25/21

The 100% certified organic fruit for the Le Petit Verre duo comes from the Tupungato Valley, a high-altitude sub-zone of Mendoza's Uco Valley, known for producing fruit with an abundance of aroma, flavor and freshness thanks to significant day-night temperature fluctuations and the intense Andean sunlight.

10/25/21

Empty shelves and rationing at wine stores, containers bottlenecked at ports: As the wine industry faces the same supply-chain issues plaguing so many other sectors, experts weigh in on what consumers can expect this holiday season.

10/25/21

A tasting room once owned by Paraiso Vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands.

10/25/21

A U.N. Environment Program report found that governments have made ambitious pledges but continue to encourage the "production gap," in which they increase production while setting bold climate goals.

10/25/21

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is implementing a series of changes to help farmers and ranchers struggling to insure their properties after several years of devastating wildfires.

10/25/21

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Amy Bach, executive director of United Policyholders, about the thousands of homeowners in California at risk of losing insurance as the risk of wildfires grow.

10/25/21

after it started shipping its Napa-made ultrapremium box wine directly to consumers.

10/25/21

There is a common saying among Arizona wine professionals when discussing the state's wine production: "we are still in our infancy." And honestly, that makes it a pretty exciting time.

10/25/21

Street flooding, power outages and downed trees were reported across the area.