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2020 GOOD FOOD AWARDS ENTRY PERIOD NOW OPEN Accepting entries July 8-31, including new Grains category

July 8 marks the launch of a coast-to-coast call for entries of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, honey, fish, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks, spirits and (new this year) grains. The Good Food Awards celebrates the kind … Continue reading

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New York World Wine & Spirits Competition Now Accepting 2019 Entries

Judging to take place August 21-22, 2019
Entries are now officially open for the 9th annual New York World Wine & Spirits Competition (NYWSC), taking place on August 21 and 22. This marks the second year with full ownership by The Tasting Alliance, … Continue reading

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Casting Call: Restaurant Impossible

World-renowned chef Robert Irvine of Restaurant: Impossible wants to help struggling restaurants get back on their feet.
We are currently searching nationwide for restaurants for the next season of the show. If your staff, décor or menu are ready for a much-needed makeover, … Continue reading

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Sonoma County Wine Industry Leaders Collaborate to Launch Innovative Student Program for Future Wine Industry Employees

Originally published on WineIndustryNetwork.com
The Family Coppola, including Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Virginia Dare Winery, join together with Sonoma County Vintners and Santa Rosa Junior College to offer a new entry-level, practical training course for students who wish to enter … Continue reading

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Costco’s Beverage Alcohol Sales Top $4 Billion

Originally published on ShankenNewsDaily.com
With more than $4 billion in beverage alcohol sales last fiscal year, Costco has seen steady annual growth in wine, spirits, and beer, even from a huge base. New stores and new beverage alcohol departments have been … Continue reading

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James Beard Foundation Names 20 Fellows for 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

~ The future of food is female at annual five-day program empowering women in the culinary world
The James Beard Foundation today announced the 20 fellows participating in the 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) program, taking place October 27 to November 1 at Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero, CA. Now … Continue reading

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E. & J. Gallo Winery Unveils “Women Behind the Wine” Empowerment Campaign

— Scholarship and Awareness Program Supports Advancement of Women in the Wine Industry —
E. & J. Gallo Winery, through its Wine Dialogues platform, launched the Women Behind the Wine initiative to support professional development of women in the food and beverage business. This … Continue reading

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Women of the Vine & Spirits Launches New Benefits to Create Pathways for Supplier Diversity and Market Share for Women-Owned Businesses

– Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry, announced today the launch of new Corporate Membership benefits that support women-owned businesses and supplier diversity programs.
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