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Afternoon Brief, July 9th

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Altria Reaches Agreement to Sell Its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Business
Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) today announced that its subsidiary, UST LLC, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Ste. Michelle) business to Sycamore Partners Management, L.P., a private equity firm specializing in consumer, retail, and distribution investments (Sycamore Partners), in an all-cash transaction with a purchase price of approximately $1.2 billion and the assumption of certain Ste. Michelle liabilities (Transaction)…
M. A. Silva USA
After Record Heat Blankets the Northwest, Vintners Find Their Vines Are OK, for Now
Oregon and Washington winery owners report the impact of the heat dome was minimal, but worry it could return…
New Jersey Stands Alone After Ohio Removes DtC Production Cap
Wineries producing 250,000 gallons or more per year will be able to ship directly to consumers in Ohio starting September 28, 2021. New Jersey will then be the only state in the nation with a production cap on direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales…
ASEV Presented 30 Students with $88,750 in Scholarships
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) selected 30 scholarship recipients to receive $88,750 in financial support in their pursuit of scientific research and advancement in enology or viticulture…
Pedroncelli’s Storyteller, Julie St. John and the Vino in My Dino
SJR Vineyard Pioneers Vineyard Training Form in the Rocks District That Elevates Vine Health and Protects Against Severe Cold
Boutique Winery Weathered Pandemic with Online Tastings and More
Grape Producers Persevere in Harrowing Times
Founder of Lake Country’s Gray Monk Estate Winery Dead at 81
Russia’s Storm in a Champagne Flute
Burgundy and Bordeaux Compete to Host ‘UN of Wine’
Burgundy’s Wine Centres Reveal Their Funding, and Visitor Targets
Older Drinkers Prefer Screwcaps to Corks, Finds Wine Intelligence Study
West Australia’s Winemakers Aim to Produce the Country’s Finest Wine
When and Why You May Need a Professional Sommelier to Build Your Wine Cellar
SGS North America
Cellar Worker
Punchdown Cellars – Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Halter Ranch – Paso Robles, CA, USA
Bottling Line Lead
Rack & Riddle – Healdsburg, CA, USA
More Wine Industry Jobs
Sustainable Cleaning of Cellar Equipment
July 13 – Webinar
Grower BBQ Virtual Seminar with In-Person Trade Show
July 15 – Santa Rosa, CA
OIV Wine Marketing Program
July 19 – Webinar
Food Safety Requirements & Best Practices for Wineries
July 20 – Webinar
Wine Business Institute Research Summit
July 21 – Webinar
Wine & Weed Symposium
August 5 – Santa Rosa, California
Diam Closures
Delicato-Coppola Collaboration: Industry Implications
US Wines Win International Acclaim at Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
Allied Grape Growers, CAWG Release Legal Analysis on 2020 Winegrape Rejections
Pacific Northwest Wineries Are Shaking Off the Extreme Heat Wave, but Are Worried What It Means for the Industry’s Future
Plans Afoot for Postal Wine Delivery
Coppola Made an Offer It Can’t Refuse
Fewer North Bay Employers Report Layoffs, but Number of Job Cuts Climbs
Northern California Wineries, Farmers Vie for Fair Share of Wildfire Insurance Coverage
Wine Demand Is Turning Negative, Defying Good News
New Tools to Fight Vineyard Mildews
North Coast Grape Harvest Nears with Smaller Crop Amid Challenges of Drought, Wildfires
The Burning Question for California Wine Country
Understanding Fulfillment Houses Is Key to Regulating DtC Shipping
California Winemaker Shares How Drought Has Impacted Her Business
Family Winemakers of California Announces San Francisco Tasting Event
Wine & Weed Symposium


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