23 05, 2023

NorthBay Biz: Wine Country and the Silicon Valley Bank Hangover

2023-06-23T12:18:42-07:00May 23, 2023|

It wasn’t until late Sunday, March 26 that First Citizens Bancorp (FCNCA) agreed to purchase most of SVB, including its wine division at a discount price. The wine platform has been the dominant lender in Napa and Sonoma for three decades, so the bank shutdown caused consternation in the wine country.

24 04, 2023

Fermentation: California Wineries Should Work To End The State’s Discriminatory Wine Law

2023-06-23T12:18:47-07:00April 24, 2023|

When the Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that a state may not allow its own wineries to ship wine to residents in the state, but ban out-of-state wineries from doing the same thing it brought about a sea change in how wine was distributed in the U.S., particularly by small wineries. It was the result of a good strategy that was paid for primarily by California wineries. It’s for this reason, among others, that California should change its own discriminatory laws where wine distribution is concerned.

17 04, 2023

California to Expand Definition of ‘Beverage’ to Include Wine and Distilled Spirits: Impact on Industry and New Regulations

2023-06-23T12:18:49-07:00April 17, 2023|

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has announced a webinar on May 10, 2023, to discuss the expansion of California's Beverage Container Recycling Program to include wine and distilled spirits. This comes after Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1013 (SB1013, Atkins, Chapter 610, Statutes of 2022) into law on September 27, 2022, effective January 1, 2023.

16 06, 2022

U.S. Agency to Outline Program on Wine Exports

2022-12-29T09:51:36-08:00June 16, 2022|

The Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the U.S., the nation's official export credit agency whose mission is to support American job creation, prosperity, and security through exporting, will give an hour-long presentation on ways for small and medium-sized wineries to reach international markets.   Registration is now open for the June 28 online session hosted by the Craft Wine Association.  There is no charge to attend. 


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