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2017 Ferreri & Bianco Sette Vigne Grillo (Sicily, Italy)

2017 Ferreri & Bianco Sette Vigne Grillo (Sicily, Italy)   100% Grillo   Floral nose with notes of grass/hay. Tart grapefruit, lemon/citrus, maybe some pear. Nice smooth mouthfeel.   Really enjoyable!   Purchased on sale for $9.99 (originally $18.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

OCTOBER 22, 2020 – WINE NEWS FETCH

TOP NEWS Tasting room sales surprisingly strong despite COVID: SVB Wine Industry Survey early returns. Winery participation still needed. Oregon vineyards lose lawsuit against marijuana operation Battles brew in Michigan and Ohio over DTC wine shipments by out-of-state sellers Power shut-offs are in your future. Keep crush moving. Click to reserve your generator NOW! (Sponsored) […]

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OCTOBER 21, 2020 – WINE NEWS FETCH

TOP NEWS Sonoma County grape growers expect wildfire smoke damage to cost at least $152 million (possible paywall) How will the latest fires affect the wine m&a market? Napa winemakers demand looser COVID restrictions (possible paywall) The three-tier system fails the competition and choice test Medium and smaller brands take lead over private label U.S. […]

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Scheid Family Wines Announces Two New Hires

NEWS RELEASE   SALINAS, CA, October 20, 2020 – Scheid Family Wines based in Monterey County, California, is pleased to welcome Joanne Schmidt to the North Midwest Sales Team as the Area Sales Manager covering Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, and Patrick Baker as a new member of the Production Sales Team. Schmidt will be […]

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2018 Georges Dubœuf Beaujolais (France)

2018 Georges Dubœuf Beaujolais (France)   Gamay grapes. Fresh and fruity, this wine is lighter bodied yet packed full of currants, cherry, and other bright red fruits. Lively acidity.   Enjoyable!   $7.99 from Trader Joe’s in Cary, NC

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OCTOBER 20, 2020 – WINE NEWS FETCH

TOP NEWS Two-thirds of US seltzer switching gains come from beer Sovos: What’s Working in DtC Wine? Domestic wine sales down 9% as growth moderates How smaller wineries can grab the attention of distributors 2020’s record West Coast fires have killed hundreds of the elderly because of smoke pollution Power shut-offs are in your future. […]

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OCTOBER 19, 2020 – WINE NEWS FETCH

TOP NEWS Many California wineries will make no wine this year because of wildfire smoke (possible paywall) California ABC provides additional Covid guidance on virtual events and charitable promotions In 2020, Sky-High Tariffs Are Crippling The Fine Wine Industry With no safety net, Sonoma County farmworkers struggle through pandemic and aftermath of wildfires Turbulent Conditions […]

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2018 Les Vignobles Gueissard “Chef Pink” Rosé (Côtes de Provence, France)

2018 Les Vignobles Gueissard “Chef Pink” Rosé (Côtes de Provence, France)   Very pale pink in color…almost pale orange. Tart strawberry on the nose, tangy citrus and slate on the palate.   Purchased on sale for $12.99 (originally $18.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC.

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OCTOBER 16, 2020 – WINE NEWS FETCH

TOP NEWS Napa’s Fire Response Overwhelmed and Underfunded Does this One Image Capture All We Need to Know About DTC in California Right Now? AWRI reacts to plagiarism claims Michelin won’t award stars in California this year What is the “true” unemployment rate and why is it so different than the official estimates? Grandma Shamed […]

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2018 Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé (Stellenbosch, South Africa)

2018 Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé (Stellenbosch, South Africa)   Some floral character on the nose, opens to bright and juicy strawberry, cherry, and perhaps a bit of blood orange.   Easy drinking and very enjoyable!   Purchased on sale for $14.99 (originally $17.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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