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Craft beer unsure of COVID’s long-term impact on the industry (access required)

Daniel Nothnagle, president of Three Heads Brewing. (File photo)

The craft beer industry has so far weathered the challenges brought on by COVID-19, but industry experts and local brewers do not yet know what long-term effects may occur as a result of the virus. They do say, however, that ...

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COVID survival requires adapting business strategy for food and beverage (access required)

Casa Larga Vineyards (Provided photo)

Coping with COVID-19 restrictions affecting all aspects of a food and beverage manufacturer’s business requires adapting business strategies to keep up with the challenges new laws, safety procedures and new practices require. The health of the workers and the business ...

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Constellation divests inexpensive wine brands (access required)

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In a $1.7 billion deal, Constellation Brands has sold off 30 brands from its wine and spirits portfolio to Modesto, Calif.-based E&J Gallo Winery. Constellation’s sale involved low-end brands, typically retailing for less than $11 per bottle. Those wines and ...

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Four Finger Lakes wineries bring home the gold (access required)

Wagner was one of the wineries that won gold this week in Texas. Image supplied by Wagner Vineyards

An international wine competition in Texas announced winners on Monday, including gold medals for four Finger Lakes wineries. All four winners were recognized for varieties of Riesling. The TEXSOM International Wine Awards drew a record-breaking 3,300 entries from 32 countries ...

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Torrey Ridge owners buy Rooster Hill Vineyards (access required)

Paul Curcillo and Stephanie King, left, bought Rooster Hill  Vineyards from founders Amy and Dave Hoffman, right.

Paul Curcillo and Stephanie King, the Philadelphia couple who bought Torrey Ridge Winery in 2015, have now acquired another Finger Lakes winery: Rooster Hill Vineyards. Rooster Hill’s founders were Amy and Dave Hoffman, who decided to retire after 16 years ...

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Finger Lakes wine region called best in country (access required)

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The Finger Lakes is the best wine region in the country, according to the USAToday 10 Best Readers’ Choice awards. In dozens of categories, experts in the field winnowed selections to 20 finalists and then the top 10, and their ...

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Dr. Frank joins the trend of elevating the wine-tasting experience (access required)

The view and wine flights invite visitors to Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery to linger a while.

 Instead of the sip, spit and run experience that has been part of wine tasting in the Finger Lakes for decades, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is inviting visitors to sit and enjoy the view. Dr. Frank is opening a rooftop ...

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Constellation lands Texas up-and-comer in craft beer (access required)

Four Corners of Texas is now part of Constellation

Constellation Brands has acquired a Texas beer company, further cementing its position as a leader in the high-end beer market in the United States. The company announced this week its purchase of Four Corners Brewing LLC of Dallas, a craft ...

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