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Afternoon Brief, March 27

Wine Lessons from a Past Epidemic: The 2003 SARS epidemic hit Chinas wine trade hard. While some companies collapsed, others came out stronger. Ian Ford speaks to Felicity Carter about what he saw...

Afternoon Brief, March 26

Facing Staggering Losses, Napa's Hospitality and Service Sectors Discover Insurers Won't Pay: Business owners across sectors of California's hospitality and service industry have come to a disturbing realization: the substantial losses they've sustained in the wake of a coronavirus-prompted state lockdown are not covered by their insurers...

California Wines “Down to Earth Month” Celebrates Sustainability in April

SAN FRANCISCO — April is California Wines Down to Earth Month, an annual tribute to the California winemaking community’s decades-long commitment to sustainable winegrowing. Created...

Afternoon Brief, March 18

Wineries Get Creative to Reach Customers During Pandemic: As the mandate came down in California and other states to close tasting rooms as part of the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus through gatherings, wineries were forced to pivot from normal operations to both creative ways of selling wine, but also engaging with their current customer base and figuring how employees would survive...

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...

Impact of County Shelter-in-Place Orders on Wineries

Seven Bay Area counties in California (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz) today issued shelter-in-place orders (“the...

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...

Global Wine Leaders at Export 2020 Highlight Trade Opportunities

SAN FRANCISCO — Industry leaders from around the world convened at Wine Institute’s “Export 2020: California Wine Global Export Conference” to hear from influential...

Afternoon Brief, January 24

Rodney Strong Vineyards Statement on Wine Leak: In the early afternoon of Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020, we became aware of a leak in one of our blending tanks. We worked urgently to contain the leak and save as much wine as we could...

DTC Wine Symposium 2020: Sponsors to Debut, Feature New Products, Services

Napa, CA, January 15, 2020 – The trade show at the 2020 Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium will feature an array of new products...

New Wine Institute Website Highlights Policy Work & Member Resources at...

SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute has launched a new website at wineinstitute.org to highlight its public policy work at the state, federal and international...

Leading EU & US Wine Trade Groups Sign Landmark Statement on...

Call on Governments to Support “Zero for Zero” for Wine WASHINGTON, D.C. & BRUSSELS — The two leading wine sector organizations in the European Union...

Wine Excise Tax Reduction Extension Becomes Law

Wine Institute Applauds One-Year Extension of Craft Beverage Act Washington, D.C. – The consolidated appropriations package, which includes a one-year extension of the Craft Beverage...

Update: Congress Passes Extension of Wine Excise Tax Reduction

Legislation Sent to President for His Signature Dec. 19, 2019 - Washington, D.C. – Following passage by the House, the consolidated appropriations package was approved...

House Passes Extension of Wine Excise Tax Reduction

Wine Institute Urges Immediate Senate Action to Extend Craft Beverage Act Washington, D.C. – Wine Institute applauds today’s vote in the House of Representatives to...