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Tracking the Impact of the Coronavirus on the 3-Tier Market

The wine industry has weathered many obstacles, be they fires, phylloxera, or prohibition. Today we face uncharted waters with the coronavirus. Our path forward may be challenging, but we will get through this together. The better we are able to keep the pulse of the...

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The Impact of Coronavirus on the Global Wine Industry

Last week, we spoke about some of the effects that the emergence of coronavirus has had on the Italian wine industry. We discussed how those that produce prestige wines, such as Barolo and Chianti, have started to struggle for the simple reason that many who would...

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Sonoma County Wine

Beautiful and remarkably diverse, the Sonoma County line lies about 45 minutes directly north of San Francisco. This region covers 1,768 square miles and boasts a dozen specific appellations, which tells us that when it comes to terroir, Sonoma County offers plenty of...

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San Francisco Bay Wine

The history of winemaking in the city of San Francisco dates back before the Great Fire of 1906, when several wineries operated in what is now the SoMa (South of Market) portion of downtown. Today, a new chapter is being written by winemakers who source their grapes...

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Napa Valley Wine

The legendary Napa Valley is neither the largest nor the oldest wine region in North America, but it is by far the most widely known. It is also one of the most popular destinations in the country, welcoming an estimated five million visitors each year. They come for...

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Mendocino Wine

Beautiful Mendocino County prides itself on having more authentic green credentials than any other wine region in the world. More than 20 percent of the region’s winegrapes are certified organic, in fact, one-third of California’s winegrape acreage is in Mendocino...

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Lodi Wine

For more than 150 years, grapevines have flourished in Lodi on farms that have rarely changed hands. Instead, they have been proudly passed from grandfather, to father, to son and daughter. Through the years, these multigenerational farming families have crossed paths...

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Livermore Wine

With a winemaking history that dates back to the time of Spanish missionaries, Livermore Valley is a living legend. It lies less than an hour east of the city of San Francisco and is home to some of California’s most storied wineries. The first international Gold...

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