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Matt Colasanti has joined Johnson Brothers as Vice President of National Accounts. Most recently, Matt was a Sr. Director on the Drive Team for E&J Gallo out of their Modesto, California headquarters. In this role, he led the development of sales technology for the future, program entry tools and helped lead their Account 360 initiative.


When thinking of wine, we tend to think of red wine and white wine. Phil Long, however, makes it his mission to get people thinking about - and drinking - Black wine.


The Cameron Peak Fire, raging in the mountains west of Fort Collins and Loveland in Larimer County, had burned more than 311 square miles as of Sunday morning, according to an update from the National Forest Service. It was 62% contained, but had grown by an additional 31 square miles.


Even here, in the Grand Mesa wine region of Colorado, the Pine Gulch and Grizzly Creek fires created fears for the 2020 vintage. Kaibab Sauvage, who has grown wine grapes in the region for two decades, said "The smoke in the valley earlier in the season was a major concern for growers who already had a light crop."


A timeline of the alcohol restrictions and mandates through 2020 that have redefined the bars of America's drinking capital


The latest grape from the U could make Minnesota a major player in the global wine industry.


With 25 years of restaurant experience and 10 years in wine distributing, Minnetonka resident Michael Bouchard was ready to take the risk of launching his own brand of wine.



Delta roared over Lake Charles, which was still recovering from Hurricane Laura


Busy 2020 hurricane season has Louisiana bracing a 6th time


Smith-Madrone Winery is now represented by three distributors new to the winery: Eagle Eye Brands in Michigan; New France in Minnesota and Ocean South in North Carolina.


It allows Missouri retailers to ship wine to Missouri consumers but denies this privilege to out-of-state retailers.


The derecho on August 10th also made an impact on the grape crop in parts of the state. "That was tough for a lot of vineyards in eastern Iowa. There were some that had significant trellis damage. Grapes are pretty resilient, so a lot of them were able to rebuild the trellises and pull the grapes back up and continue to harvest those. I know some use mechanical harvesters and that's kind of tricky to figure out," according to Eilers.


The announcement came Friday from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, who ordered that the drinks could be served through take-out, curbside and drive-thru until 11 p.m.


"I've been on the payroll since 1972 and I've never seen us open up to let people come U-Pick before the harvest, you're actually getting the first fruit," says owner Joesph Post.


From wildfires to tasting-room closures, 2020 has been a challenging year for local winemakers-but many have adapted their businesses to continue serving you the good stuff.


Forecasters say Beta could become the ninth-named storm to make landfall in the United States this season as it unleashes days of flooding downpours along the Gulf coast.


Faced with challenges presented by COVID-19 and wildfires in California, the owners of Dakota Shy wine decided to bring their product to the communities that support them.


President to Announce New Aid Package for Farmers as Spotlight on CCC Fund


The magazine's annual awards just dropped, so you can map your fall drinking route.

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