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08/20/19

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08/20/19

State liquor authorities are to investigate whether Amazon is sticking to the conditions of its liquor license.

08/20/19

The appeals court dismissed Wal-Mart's arguments, including that the Texas law was discriminatory under this year's U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas. In that case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Tennessee's residency requirements on liquor store owners seeking a license or renew a permit to operate a store in Tennessee was unconstitutional

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This claim involved a Florida importer/wholesaler who claimed a dormant Commerce Clause violation because it claims it cannot sell to California retailers due to various California laws that in-state importers must also follow

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I reported on the existence of this Amazon "secret store" last week. My editor and I pored over Google Earth images of the address and we didn't see anything that looks like a store. That piqued my interest, and I convinced my editor to splurge for an airplane ticket and some Uber fares for me to go visit this store. I thought it might be a closet-sized space with one employee, or something like that. The license doesn't require the store to actually have all the merchandise in the store; they could have an iPad catalog and they could fetch the liquor from the warehouse, and that would be legal. I thought I'd jet down there, buy a bottle of rye whiskey, have some good LA food (finally I checked out the natural wine list at Night & Market Song), and write a story. Tentative headline: "I bought a bottle of rye whiskey at Amazon's Secret Store." People would read that, I thought.

08/20/19

We're committed more than ever to growing the premium wine and spirit market in North America, empowering distillers and wineries to have bottles manufactured and decorated that reflect their brand, and bring them to market faster." Saverglass invested $120 million for the construction of its glass manufacturing and decoration plant, produced 75 million bottles over the first year and will reach a production of more than 120 million bottles per year, boosting overall annual production to 720 million bottles ...

08/20/19

Casillero del Diablo, Trivento and Frontera Offer In-App Access to Drizly Beverage Delivery Service Alongside Mobile AR Experiences

08/20/19

TOR's new Black Magic Experience will provide a true behind-the-curtains peek into the life of a vintner at the top of their game, as well as what goes into making 100-point wines at TOR.

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Taste the Estate and Legacy Tastings highlights their estate grown wines, bountiful fruit and vegetable gardens, and culinary expertise.

08/20/19

On July 18, 2019, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopted the final regulation. Under the emergency rulemaking process, the regulation takes effect ten days following the languages submission to the Office of Administrative Law. As of August 1, 2019, notification of the regulation being in effect had yet to be communicated by Cal/OSHA. This regulation will be effective for one year and during that time, Cal/OSHA intends to pursue the development of a permanent regulation for the protection of employees from exposure to unhealthy levels of wildfire smoke.

08/20/19

Despite a 19-page proposal (and three revisions!), the white wine emoji still won't see the light of day yet.

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including Germany's first female MS, Bulgaria's first ever MS and Japan's first MS, aged just 24

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Robertson will be responsible for all marketing efforts for Round Pond Estate including marketing strategy, branding, promotion, public relations, digital and social media marketing.

08/20/19

McGregor brings his leadership skills and expertise as an operations and financing executive to the Emetry team during a period of rapid growth.

08/20/19

Michael Clarke has promised more vineyard and winery acquisitions as his company bucks sluggish trends in the US and aims to become China's biggest supplier of French wine

08/20/19

RoséFest brought together more than 30 wineries, restaurants, food trucks and more than 1,000 Rosé lovers to celebrate the varied styles of Rosé.

08/20/19

The Autonomic 500 laser system, sold by the Bird Control Group, doesn't harm birds in any way. Lasers have been used at berry farms, airports and to keep birds away from toxic water.

08/20/19

Featuring tart, crisp apple and soft vanilla, along with comforting notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg, Apple Pie is a fresh-pressed, 100% apple wine (no concentrates) with 8.3% ABV.

08/20/19

Usual Wines launches in select LCBO's starting August 17, 2019, entering the Canadian market for the first time and giving the modern consumer a new way to drink wine.

08/20/19

Scheid Family Wines picked their first lot of Pinot Noir on August 15 from their small, cold-climate Isabelle's Vineyard.

08/20/19

Kendall-Jackson vows to continue leading their efforts and global movement, and are hopeful to see progress on the proposal soon.

08/20/19

Verterra's 2018 Pinot Blanc won the coveted award in the just completed 2019 competition.

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"China was our fastest-growing export market," said Honore Comfort, vice president for international marketing at the Wine Institute, a San Francisco trade group. "We were heavily ramping up our activities there, adding restaurant promotions and cultivating relationships with key retailers."

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Owner John Dyson's mantra in his 20-year ownership of Williams Selyem still stands: "I have never worked so hard to change nothing in my life."

08/20/19

UCCE Integrated Pest Management advisor Jhalendra Rijal, who serves Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties, determined the cause was an infestation of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an invasive pest from Asia. For years, BMSB had only been found in urban areas of California - most notably a 2013 infestation in midtown Sacramento.

08/20/19

If we can do it with Gin, why can't we do it with wine?

08/20/19

Wineries from Around the Globe are turning their Heads towards the Rapidly Growing Chinese Wine Industry.

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The death toll from tainted liquor in Costa Rica has reached 25, with nearly 60 people hospitalized, officials in the Central American country said

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Washington's premier charitable wine event benefits Seattle Children's and Washington State University's Viticulture and Enology Program

08/20/19

Behind the scenes, the source of supply and timing of delivery are two especially sensitive points that can make or break a private label business relationship. It goes without saying that a supplier should guarantee product for the buyer; however, it is worth looking one step further to determine if the stock is scalable as the brand grows.

08/20/19

With the costs related to making Napa County wine rising and the marketplace for selling wine getting more competitive, local producers are reaching deeper into their marketing toolboxes

08/20/19

The way that wine is offered in restaurants is confusing and bound to lead to problems, says Robert Joseph.