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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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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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Napa/Sonoma #Glassfire Resources & News Links

Note: This page is being updated as new links are found. Please email WII Editor Lewis Perdue with relevant, informative Twitter and other links to include.   Real-Time Data National Interagency Fire Center (best overall map for updated fire coverage.) Sonoma County Evacuation Zone Map Napa County Evacuation Zone Map North Bay Web Cameras Wind […]

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Wine up 17.9% in off-premise channels vs same week 2019. Table wine dollars grew by 14.0%, outpaced by sparkling which was up 33.3%

Unless otherwise noted, all trends below are for Nielsen off premise channels for the week ending 9/05/20 compared to the same week in 2019.  We continue to remind our readers that we measure sales in specific off premise channels, and that the impact of the health crisis on sales is uneven across companies in the […]

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Napa’s Lamborn Family Vineyards cancels 2020 vintage over wildfire smoke damage

Thanks to @wblakegray Tweet for bringing this to our attention.

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Boer, Chacón Rodríguez selected as co-chairs of 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

News Release, September 10, 2020 SACRAMENTO, CA — The 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s LLC Managing Committee, which represent the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), has selected its co-chairs to lead its 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Program Development Committee.   Michael Boer, […]

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Tastry Offers Testing for Smoke Taint in California Wines

NEWS RELEASE September 2, 2020 (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) Tastry™, the leading sensory sciences company, is leveraging their state-of-the-art laboratories to assist farmers and winemakers in identifying the level of damage caused by recent wildfires in California. Tastry, respected for their advanced machine learning, and analytical and flavor chemistry to match consumers to products, has […]

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Echolands Winery buys Mill Creek Vineyard in Walla Walla AVA

Echolands Winery Announces Acquisition of Mill Creek in Walla Walla AVA, a 340-Acre Vineyard Site at the Foothills of the Blue Mountains – Led by Doug Frost, Master of Wine and Master Sommelier, and Conservationist Brad Bergman, Echolands is also developing 50 acres in the SeVein with a focus on biodiversity –   FOR IMMEDIATE […]

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Spirits lead off-premise growth, Wine close behind. Beer dominates in cans. Wine share tiny at 1.1%: Nielsen

NOTE FROM NIELSEN: Unless otherwise noted, all trends below are for dollar sales within Nielsen U.S. off-premise channels for the one-week period ending 8/15/20 compared to the same week in 2019. We continue to remind our readers that we are only measuring some specific off premise channels, and that the impact of the health crisis […]

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Weather report indicates that North Bay wine country has dodged the latest dry lightning threat

Source: Weather Channel interactive map (Click link to activate time lapse) The light green blobs moving out of the area are the weather phenomena that meteorologists considered most likely to cause dry lightning.

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