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Community Celebration Overcomes Covid Concerns in Russian River Valley

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—Kim Badenfort Health authorities have given the green light for a return to large events provided Covid precautions are taken (Sonoma County Health Orders). While...

Staying on the Forefront of the Pandemic Shift in Beverage Alcohol...

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In March of 2020, the Covid-19 lockdowns and stay at home orders made online beverage alcohol sales soar 240%, and the growth continued through...

Experts Weigh In on the Biggest Obstacles and Opportunities to Sell...

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Next week the virtual Wine Industry Sales Symposium we bring over twenty wine industry experts together across six conference sessions to share insights and experiences to help wineries improve their DTC and wholesale channel performance.

Gallo Aims for a Diverse Wine Portfolio to Embody and Reflect...

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In December last year the Federal Trade Commission finally approved the acquisition by E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) of more than 30 wine brands from Constellation Brands, Inc., which was first announced in April 2019...

Five New Products from Unified’s Virtual Trade Show Floor

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Every year new and innovative products are introduced at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium...

New Winery Wastewater Regulations Could Cost Small and Midsize Wineries Thousands...

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The California state water board is working on an update to the winery general order to provide a permitting process with water discharge requirements...

Trump’s Tariffs on European Wine Backfire on US Wine Industry

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Last year the Trump administration placed a 25% tariff on a broad section of European wines as part of the WTO judgement against the...

When Will Big Beverage Alcohol Retailers Get Serious About eCommerce?

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The Important Question: Interview with DRINKS Co-Founder and CEO Zac Brandenberg

Interview with John Hinman: Pending ABC Emergency Order Puts Alcohol License...

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“They will be able to shut down a licensee after a hearing on a five days notice,” says John Hinman, founding partner of Hinman...

Sonoma Wineries Are Itching to Open Up Their Doors and Invite...

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The shelter-in-place order has been hard on wineries that rely on tasting room and on-premise sales as well as their front line allies, tasting room staff and waiters, who have been out of a job...

Off-Premise Wine Sales Boom Weakening

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The off-premise alcohol purchasing frenzie sparked by the pandemic lockdown peaked in the first full week, and wine sales were down -24% comparatively in...

Where Will Wine Sales Come from Next Month?

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Despite wineries being shuttered and millions of people sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have not stopped buying wine, but have...

Pandemic Alcohol Stock-Up Skews Toward Wine

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Consumers have been stocking up in preparation for an extended COVID-19 pandemic and sheltering in place. Most of the purchases have of course been...

Corona Pandemic Boosts Alcohol Deliveries

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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 ...

Coronavirus Again Exposes Fragility of Hospitality Driven Wine Business

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In the beginning of March when the seriousness of the Coronavirus outbreak began to dawn on US Consumers, WineDirect noticed an immediate 22% volume decrease in weekend tasting room sales compared to the previous month across the 900 US and Canada wineries that use their point-of-sale system ...