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Tasting room sales surprisingly strong despite COVID: SVB Wine Industry Survey early returns. Winery participation still needed.

Source: SVB Survey Has Early Returns [Still Open]

U.S. consumer confidence in the economy showing new signs of weakening

Source: Morning Consult

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2020’s record West Coast fires have killed hundreds of the elderly because of smoke pollution

Source: Stanford University & National Interagency Fire Center via The Economist

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Saving Venge Vineyards, in the owner’s own words and photos

The Glass Fire in Northern Napa and Sonoma Valleys is contained now and headed for the record books — even as Red Flag Fire Warnings are currently extended because of possible new dangers from low humidity and new Diablo winds — hot, dry,  how howling gusts out of the Northeast sometimes topping 90 mph at […]

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Struggling Through: Household Finances In the Pandemic

Sources: Moody’s, Morning Consult (pdf)

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What is the “true” unemployment rate and why is it so different than the official estimates?

Source: Axios

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Wine consumers increasingly cautious/pessimistic as 2020 grinds on

Source: Wine Intelligence

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Miller Family Wine Company Acquires BNA Wine Group’s Portfolio of Wines

PR Newswire October 14, 2020   SANTA MARIA, Calif., — Miller Family Wine Company, a division of the industry-leading Thornhill Companies, is pleased to announce their recent acquisition of BNA Wine Group’s portfolio of wines, including the popular Butternut brand.   Founded by three wine industry veterans in Nashville, Tennessee, BNA Wine Group has earned a […]

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Consumer comfort with eating out dropping on COVID fears. Other leisure activities also stagnate as new surge looms.

Source: Morning Consult

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Owner of Copa di Vino comments on Shark Tank wine scammer

  James Martin, owner, CEO and Founder of Copa di Vino, emailed Wine Industry Insight a statement on the Shark Tank wine scammer:   “Joseph Falcone did not pitch Copa di Vino on Shark Tank, nor was he ever an investor in the product. I was the only person to appear on the show on […]

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