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AUGUST 17, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - 11 hours 58 min ago
TOP NEWS Calif bulk wine returns to “normal buying cycle” — Turrentine Wine-focused Paragon Label sold to Resource Label Group Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma Wineries Battling Amazonification: What You Need to Know about Data for Independent Retailers Why Some Distillers Are Creating Foraged Spirits Natural cork, a scapegoat for wine defects Here’s how […]
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Lake County Wine Industry Status Update

Wine Industry Insight RSS - 12 hours 23 min ago
Limited Impact of the Mendocino Complex Fire to the Wine Region   Kelseyville, California – August 16, 2018 – Since August 2, 2018, the active fire perimeter of the Mendocino Complex Fires shifted into remote forest wildlands around 15 to 30 miles north of Lake County vineyards. Additionally, as of Wednesday, August 8, 2018, thousands […]
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AUGUST 16, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:22
TOP NEWS Vineyards are often next to wildlands. This is how a fire tornado forms and how bad it can be. U.S. Wine Sales Up Despite Import Competition Australia’s Treasury Wine toasts record profit, China custom delays ease China now drinks more Budweiser than the US Constellation “Craft Team” eliminated in surprise layoffs Here’s how […]
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2018 Harvest Begins at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:59
Harvest 2018 kicked off this morning, Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in Sonoma, California!   The winery marked the occasion with the team from the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA), a non-profit trade association representing more than 100 wineries and 140 grape growers in Sonoma Valley, with a […]
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2018 Winegrape Harvest Begins Today in Sonoma County

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:57
Near Perfect Summer Growing Conditions Builds Excitement   For an Outstanding Vintage as First Grapes are Picked   SANTA ROSA, Calif. (August 15, 2018) – The first grapes of the 2018 vintage of Sonoma County’s famed winegrapes were picked today in vineyards throughout the county.   At Sangiacomo Family Vineyards, harvest crews converged on a […]
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AUGUST 15, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:12
TOP NEWS California ABC adds guidance on CBD infusions: No! eSkye Solutions moves up to #4 in wine-tech funding. Overall rankings adjusted by new data. Constellation Brands invests $4 billion more in pot producer Canopy Taxes on alcohol, tobacco & sugar can curb consumption but economic costs can exceed their benefits Sales Of Canned Wine […]
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Napa Valley 2018 Harvest Begins

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:40
An Exceptional Growing Season Makes for a Potential Landmark Vintage   Napa, CA (August 14, 2018) – The 2018 Napa Valley harvest is underway throughout the region according to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, with sparkling wine and white varieties leading the way to the presses. 2018’s picture-perfect growing season bodes well for a landmark harvest. […]
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Saverglass Group Opens Multi-Service Factory in Mexico

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:37
The New Glass Factory Offers Ultra-Modern and Multi-Process Decoration Bottling Service Dedicated to the Americas   New York – August 14, 2018 – Saverglass, the world’s leading manufacturer specializing in the production and decoration of luxury and high-end glass bottles, announces the opening of its factory in Mexico dedicated to serving the Americas.   Saverglass […]
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eSkye Solutions moves up to #4 in wine-tech funding. Overall rankings adjusted by new data.

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:51
  Ninth in a series. eSkye Solutions — acquired by iControl (iControl Data Solutions) in 2017 — has moved into the #4 position as a result of new information received by Wine Executive News.   eSkye offers an Electronic Exchange Solution (EES) for Beer, Wine and Spirits distributors and retailers to synchronize product data, pricing […]
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Taxes on alcohol, tobacco & sugar can curb consumption but economic costs can exceed their benefits

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:07
In the U.S., alcohol tax increases have a very small effect Source: The Economist
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AUGUST 14, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:09
TOP NEWS Truett-Hurst sells wholesale biz to Precept Brands, retains winery & DtC; CEO Hurst joins Precept Impact’s Spirits “Hot Brands” See Strong Progress Continue In 2018 6th firefighter killed in Calif wildfires Over-$10 wines: KJ declines, Deutsch soars. Gallo, Constellation do OK. Bribes, Backdoor Deals, and Pay to Play: How Bad Rosé Took Over […]
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Mother Nature Shines on Sonoma County Winegrape Growers

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:32
2017 Harvest Now Underway as Growers Embrace a “Normal” Season   SANTA ROSA, Calif. (August 13, 2018) – Following a cool, wet spring and a near perfect summer, local winegrape growers are embracing the return of harvest and its long hours and hectic schedules. This vintage timing seems to be a return to normal although […]
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New Prop 65 Warning Requirements for Online Sales and DTC Shipments in California

Ship Compliant Wine Blog - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:15

On August 30, 2018, newly-amended Prop 65 clear and reasonable warning regulations that apply to any winery that sells and ships their products to consumers in the State of California come into effect.  The new regulations (27 CCR § 25607.3 and 27 CCR § 25607.4)  require a Prop 65 Alcohol Beverage Warning language to be displayed on winery websites, on or in packages containing direct-to-consumer orders sent to a California address and in California winery tasting rooms.

Wineries that did not opt in to the 2014 Proposition 65 Consent Judgement negotiated by Wine Institute must use the new clear and reasonable Prop 65 Alcohol Warning language that includes a hyperlink to the OEHHA website.  Wineries, however, that opted in to the Consent Judgement may continue to use the current alcohol warning after the new regulations become effective on August 30, 2018.

Wineries that produce and sell products with can, lid and/or bottle cap liners containing BPA must also post the new Point of Sale BPA warning on their website and in California winery tasting rooms, and include the new Point of Display BPA Warning in or on direct-to-consumer shipments sent to a California address. As each winery has different practices, please consult your legal counsel or compliance department to determine if any of your products contain BPA. Written certification letters from your packaging suppliers and laboratory testing and analysis are methods that may help determine if any of your winery’s products contain BPA.

The chart and summary below provide a quick reference to the clear and reasonable warning regulations for Alcohol Beverages and BPA.

 

Direct-to-Consumer Shipments

For alcohol beverages shipped to consumers in California, the Alcohol Warning is required to appear on or in the shipping container or delivery package in a type size that is no smaller than the largest type size used for other consumer information on the product. In no instance may the alcohol warning appear in a type size that is smaller than 8-point. The warning message must be readable and conspicuous to the recipient prior to consumption of the alcoholic beverages.

  • Wineries not covered by the 2014 Consent Judgement must use the new Alcohol Warning language.
  • If the product contains BPA, the new Point of Display BPA Warning must also be included.
Website and Catalogs

The Alcohol Warning must be prominently displayed on the website so that the consumer sees the warning on their website prior to completing the purchase.  OEHHA does not consider a warning to be “prominently displayed” if the consumer has to search for the warning on the business’s website. Note that wineries are not required to display a warning to consumers outside of California.

  • Wineries not covered by the 2014 Consent Judgement must use the new Alcohol Warning language.
  • If products contain BPA, the new Point of Sale BPA Warning must also be included.

For more details see the updated PROPOSITION 65 CLEAR AND REASONABLE WARNINGS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR BUSINESSES: INTERNET AND CATALOG WARNINGS on the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment California Environmental Protection Agency (OEHHA) website which you may access here.

 

California Winery Tasting Rooms

The Alcohol Warning should be provided using one or more of the following methods:

  • An 8 1/2 by 11-inch sign in no smaller than 22-point type, placed at eye level so that it is readable and conspicuous to customers as they enter the area or areas where, by permit or license, alcoholic beverages are served.
  • A notice or sign no smaller than 5 by 5 inches placed at each retail point of sale or display so as to assure that it is readable and conspicuous. The warning message must be in a type size no smaller than 20-point type and be enclosed in a box.
  • For alcoholic beverages provided for consumption on the premises served by food or beverage persons, or sold through an over-the-counter service, the warning message is provided on a menu or list identifying the alcoholic beverages served on the premises. If there is no menu or list identifying the alcoholic beverages served on the premises, then the warning message is provided on the menu or list identifying the food or other beverages sold on the premises.

Wineries not covered by the 2014 Consent Judgement must use the new Alcohol Warning language. If the products offered for sale contain BPA, the new Point of Sale BPA Warning must also be displayed.

Businesses with fewer than 10 employees are exempt from ALL Prop 65 requirements. Therefore, qualified businesses are not required to provide BPA and Alcohol warning signs.

 

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AUGUST 13, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:11
TOP NEWS Will the Mendocino Complex fires put a chokehold on grapes this harvest? California DTC shipments must include Prop 65 warnings effective August 30th China’s thirst for wine is outpacing the rest of the world. Here’s why Why Constellation Brands Is Confident About Its Wine and Spirits Business Here’s how to avoid costly mistakes […]
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AUGUST 10, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:44
TOP NEWS Federal Court orders ban on widely used ag pesticide chlorpyrifos Wineries spared worst of record California wildfires (so far) Looking closely at how wine is losing the preference race to spirits & beer Exploring the Tricky Legal Aspects of Wine and Weed Events OZ: James Estate Wines’ ex-chief on 99 charges in $20m […]
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Looking closely at how wine is losing the preference race to spirits & beer

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:18
This is a closer demographic look that follows up on this Aug. 6, 2016 Daily Data: Wine falls to #3 behind beer & spirits when only over-21 adults are surveyed SOURCE: Morning Consult Intelligence
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