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Afternoon Brief, March 2

Chemical Weed Killer Is Compatible with Sustainability Certification in California’s Wine Industry: After a recent post concerning sustainability, email arrived from people in and out of the wine business on the apparently thorny subject of glyphosate, the weed killer. Being neither expert on glyphosate nor on sustainability, a little research was in order...

Vinexpo Hong Kong to Take Place 8-10 July 2020

Bordeaux, 2 March 2020 – In light of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, Vinexpo Hong Kong scheduled from 26-28 May 2020, has been postponed...

Afternoon Brief, February 28

For almost all of February, the streets in the busiest cities of the world's most-populous nation have been empty. As China has battled to contain the novel coronavirus that causes the disease Covid-19, the economy has been nearly shut down and more than 760 million people have been living under varying degrees of quarantine ...

5WPR Survey Reveals 38% of Beer-Drinking Americans Wouldn’t Buy Corona Now

Corona’s buzz score has fallen from 75 to 51 in 2020 NEW YORK -- 5W Public Relations, one of the top 15 independently-owned PR agencies...

Afternoon Brief, February 21

As Low-End Wine Prices Fall, Premium Varieties Likely Won't Budge: If you're a connoisseur of fine wine, don't expect to get the same price breaks that are starting to appear among cheaper varieties...

Afternoon Brief, February 20

When Amazon Hasn't Cracked the Code on Online Alcohol, How Can Grocers? : 2019 was a year filled with retail innovation, especially within grocery. Between robot delivery services and experiential pop-ups, it would seem as though we've mastered our understanding of consumer behavior and created products and services to meet those needs...

Afternoon Brief, February 17

EU Wine and Spirits Avoid Tariff Hike but 25% Duties Remain: The US government has announced that current tariffs on still wines made in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, as well as Scotch whisky, will remain in place, but that duties will not be raised to 100%...

Afternoon Brief, February 14

The country is now virtually closed to foreign travel and in the words of Alexandre Ricard, Pernod Ricards CEO: Night clubs and night bars are all closed in China and those bars and restaurants that are not closed are empty ...