Economics

Batory Foods Announces First Major US Purchase of Novel Grape-Based Nutritional Product

Batory Foods, a national sales and supply chain management solutions provider of commodity and specialty food ingredients, announces it first significant B2B sale of VINIA® red grape powder, developed by BioHarvest Sciences Inc., a developer of proprietary and patent-protected BioFarming technology. As the exclusive U.S. distributor of VINIA®, the purchase order comes to Batory from Designs for Health, a Connecticut-based …

Vitamin K and Flavonoids Found in Fresh Grapes are Essential

A recent study published in the scientific journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that a lack of adequate vitamin K levels was associated with poor outcomes in COVID-19 patients. The researchers identified an increased need for vitamin K during a COVID-19 illness and noted that depletion or deficiency of vitamin K can have devastating consequences in the lungs. Vitamin K, a nutrient …

New Grant Cycle Opens To Fund Farmer Veterans

One piece of equipment changed it all. Ben Martin of Forest Grove, Oregon, served in the Marine Corps. After returning home from war, he pursued a career in winemaking.Ben credits a grant from Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) for making the difference in his budding wine business early on. Back in 2015, FVC awarded Ben the supplies needed to bottle his first vintage …

Survey to Identify Priorities for Washington Wine Industry Research

The Washington State Wine Commission is asking wine grape growers and wineries to fill out their 2021 research survey to help identify top wine research priorities. Washington’s viticulture and enology research program is entirely driven by the industry. The annual research survey collects industry feedback to guide the annual reevaluation of priorities by the Wine Research Advisory Committee, a subcommittee …

Viticulture Greenhouse Groundbreaking to be Livestreamed

Supporters of the Department of Viticulture and Enology at Fresno State are invited to sign up for a virtual groundbreaking event for a new campus greenhouse that was made possible thanks to a fundraising campaign initiated nearly a decade ago by the Viticulture Club. Due to COVID-19 social gathering restrictions, Fresno State Interim President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval will keynote the virtual …

CBMTRA: Why the Tax Credits are so Important

The central element of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) is the expansion of tax credits for wine. They breakdown as follows: $1.00 tax credit on the first 30,000 gallons removed  $0.90 tax credit on gallons 30,001 to 130,000 $0.535 on gallons 130,001 to 750,000 Now why is this important? Wineries of all sizes can now take …

US Tariff on European Wines – Ciatti Co Update

Effective 12 January 2021, the US has expanded its 25% import duty increase on European wines to include French and German still wines over 14% alcohol in both bottled and bulk form, scuppering moves by suppliers to circumvent the increase by bottling in the US or importing higher-alcohol wines. The tariff hikes on these products are an expansion of the original …

Raisin Bargaining Association Makes New Raisin Price Offer

As raisin growers begin to prepare for a new season, most are still uncertain as to what their returns will be for their labors in bringing in the 2020 raisin crop.  There is a lot of uncertainty during these unprecedented times, and with their livelihoods in limbo from year to year due to delayed price agreements between the the Raisin …

Mira Winery Announces Ed Thralls as President

Mira Winery, which produces a limited amount of hand crafted, all natural wines, each a singular expression of unique grapes, announced today that Ed Thralls is joining the team as President. The hiring follows the opening of Mira winery and hospitality house last fall on the 16-acre estate just south of Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley.“Ed has …

2020 Paso Robles Wine Industry Persons of the Year

Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance — We are thrilled to announce the 2020 Paso Robles Wine Industry Persons of the Year awardees, founders and owners of Peachy Canyon Winery, the Beckett Family! This award, bestowed by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance (PRWCA), annually recognizes an individual(s) who exemplify the spirit of Paso Robles Wine Country with outstanding leadership, vision, …

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