Wildfires force mass evacuation in France, as fires spread through southern Europe, involving Corsica, Portugal, Italy and Albania. Albanian officials said fires blazing in five western and central districts have damaged 15 hectares of pastures, vineyards and dozens of olive trees.
Winegrowers share their estimates for the 2017 vintage. Veraison and heat occurred as expected, but color-timing in certain wines like Cabernet Sauvignon raised a flag, as did water damage, marking this an average yield for Washington winegrowers.
U.S. wine exports of bottled wine and bulk shipments to EU decrease 15% in volume and 8% in value, according to Rabobank. French exports rise 14.7% in value, despite the average price increasing.
In an effort to compete more aggressively with large beer conglomerates, smaller-brewers Brooklyn Brewery, 21st amendment, and Funkwerks partnered to create a nationwide platform for distribution and sales. Their partnership will include more than 150 sales personnel and brand ambassadors in 38 states.