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Sonoma County Farmers Provide Local Food Source During COVID-19 Pandemic and...

SANTA ROSA, CA— Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Shelter in Place Order in Sonoma County, local farmers and ranchers are still providing a...

How Can the Wine Industry Deal with the Havoc Caused by...

These are unprecedented times - but there are ways in which restaurants, bars and the rest of the wine world can work to improve...

Corona Pandemic Boosts Alcohol Deliveries

Wineries, bars, and restaurants are closed across the world and people are staying home, but they still want their favorite drinks, and to get them, they are increasingly turning to delivery services ...

Afternoon Brief, March 17

Impact of County Shelter-in-Place Orders on Wineries: Seven Bay Area counties in California today issued shelter-in-place orders. The orders require individuals living in these counties to remain in their place of residence and leave only to provide or receive certain essential services or engage in certain essential activities and work for essential businesses and governmental services...

Afternoon Brief, March 16

Governor Newsom Calls for Discontinuation of Winery Tastings & Events: The closure recommendation applies only to winery tasting activities and events. The purchase and pick up of wine and winery business and production operations are not impacted...

USA Trade Tasting Postponed Over COVID 19 – New Date May...

USA Trade Tasting, one of the leading trade shows in USA that was set to happen on May 26-27, 2020 in New York will...

Governor Newsom Calls for Discontinuation of Winery Tastings & Events

New Recommendations on Winery Tastings & Events California Governor Newsom called today for the closure of bars, pubs and wineries in the state to help curtail the...

Afternoon Brief, March 13

Pandemic a Double-Edged Sword for Wine: There's good news and bad news about the impact on the wine industry of the corona virus, and Donald Trump's sudden European travel ban...

Afternoon Brief, March 10

Experts Encourage Washington Vineyard Acreage Removal to Address Grape Surplus: Washington state wine industry leaders are encouraging growers and wineries to correct an imbalance in supply and demand by removing more vineyard acreage from production this year. Their message to grape growers is clear: many grapes could go without a buyer this year...

Afternoon Brief, March 9

Coronavirus Trip Cancellations Hit Wine Country Hospitality Businesses: The regions hospitality industry is beginning to show signs of distress with the new coronavirus outbreak. The Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country hotel in Santa Rosa is reporting more than $500,000 in lost revenue for March and people are still on the fence for the beginning of April, said Nanci Figueroa, director of sales and marketing...

Afternoon Brief, March 6

Ballot Measure to Protect Napa County’s Forests and Its Water Resources Filed for 2020 General Election: Napa Growers and Vintners for Responsible Agriculture has requested that the Napa Department of Elections prepare a title and summary for the Napa Valley Water Sustainability Initiative to be voted on the November 2020 ballot...

Coronavirus: Prowein 2020 Postponed Until Next Year – March 21 –...

ProWein 2020, International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits, had to be postponed due to the effects of the Coronavirus/Covid-19. The new dates are...

Afternoon Brief, March 5

Making the Wine Industry Attractive to the Next Generation: How can wine attract a new generation of viticulturists, winemakers and data specialists? Andreas Clark, CEO of Wine Australia has some thoughts...

Afternoon Brief, March 4

‘Like the Coronavirus’: Rampaging Insect Shows up in California, Alarming Farmers: It originated in the wilderness of Asia. It spreads quickly. It's already causing millions of dollars in economic losses in the United States. And it may already be spreading through California...

Afternoon Brief, March 3

More Winegrapes Could Go Unsold, Analysts Believe: With the amount of winegrapes that went unpicked in 2019, the message to grape growers from marketers and vineyard managers is clear: Without a winery contract, grapes could easily not have a buyer this year...