Webinar: Navigating Tied House Law and Best Practices In Wine Marketing
CraftWine.org hosted a webinar about the three-tiered system and how to navigate Tied Laws which date back to the prohibition era.
California Harvest Report: Winemakers Optimistic for 2021 Season
With a "smooth harvest following a moderate and consistent growing season," winemakers are predicting this year may be the best vintage in recent member for California, according to a report by the Wine Institute.
Glass Bottle Shortage Among Challenges for Wine Industry
Winemakers are facing new challenges at one of the worst possible times. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires, and drought, the wine industry’s supply chain has taken a crippling blow: bottle shortages and a surplus of wine. To make matters worse, many winemakers are just now harvesting this season’s grapes.
Oregon Wine Board: New Oregon wine industry report exposes effects of COVID and 2020 wildfires
While the majority of Oregon winemakers made wine from grapes from 2020, the year held challenges including a western U.S. weather phenomenon combined with naturally lower yields, wildfires and COVID-19-related labor shortages and restrictions. Today, the Oregon Wine Board released its 2020 Vineyard and Winery Report, reflecting a decline in the state’s grape tonnage and wine production. Read more from the Oregon Wine Board: https://industry.oregonwine.org/press-releases/new-oregon-wine-industry-report-exposes-effects-of-covid-and-2020-wildfires/?mc_cid=6bcaab7a15&mc_eid=5dcf4bba9b
USDA Outlines Economic Development for Rural Businesses
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it has provided a record-breaking amount of support for rural working capital and other business capital needs in fiscal year 2021. The department has invested $1.2 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses in 41 states, Guam and the Virgin Islands, according to a press release. “Under the leadership of President Biden, Vice President Harris and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, USDA is expanding access to capital to prioritize rural economic development,” said Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson, in a press announcement. “As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 [...]