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Alcohol SKUs drop at supermarkets (along with most other categories). Will this COVID effect be permanent?

Source: Wall Street Journal (possible paywall)

Wine off-premise dollar sales growth up 19.7%, still lags spirits up 29.3%: Nielsen

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all trends below are for dollar sales within Nielsen U.S. off-premise channels for the one-week period ending 7/18/20 compared to the same week in 2019. The year-over-year growth rate for total off-premise alcohol dollar sales within Nielsen measured channels was +19%. Spirits continue to lead growth, up 29.3%. Wine grew 19.7%. […]

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Bouchaine Vineyard Owner Goes Totally Virtual in Purchase of 43-acre Carneros Olive Grove

NEWS RELEASE, July 28, 2020  Napa, CA – Bouchaine Vineyards proprietor, and president, Tatiana Copeland, has purchased the 43-acre property located at 2686 Las Amigas Road, just one short mile from Bouchaine Vineyards, the winery she owns with her husband, Gerret Copeland. The property boasts a 20-acre organic olive grove, consisting of 3,000 olive trees. […]

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A heat-damaged Safeway trifecta

  Dismal pandemic wine trifecta.   I bought all three of these because I had tried them before and enjoyed them.  All were heat damaged.   The 22 Pirates cork crumbled like Styrofoam, showed wine forced up the cork by heat. Wine had a faint dank nose, muddy bland soupy consistency without fruit. Pessimist cork […]

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Food & beverages out-perform 2020’s B2C “most loved” categories

Source: Morning Consult: Most Loved Brands 2020

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Drizly data breach: up to 2.5 million credit cards, other data for sale on dark web.

More details + deeper dive: ShinyHunters Offers Stolen Data on Dark Web For sale on the dark web: 2.5M customer records from alcohol delivery service Drizly Tokopedia and Microsoft Breach Broker selling fresh trove of 26 million accounts Dave data breach affects 7.5 million users, leaked on hacker forum Online alcohol delivery startup Drizly has […]

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Food & Beverage Will See Biggest Gains in Retail Ecommerce Sales Growth This Year

Source: eMarketer

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Gallo PR tries to distance winery and Gallo Cattle Co., but no proof available.

This article is about a request for a retraction in a situation where there is no verification for — or against — the reason behind the request. However, the search for the verification, turned out to be an interesting journey and an amusing article for people interested in all things Gallo. On Jul 21, 2020, […]

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COVID comfort with restaurants, other leisure activities stagnant for 5th week in a row. Dems & GOP continue to diverge

Source:Morning Consult

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