Covid-Era Competition Best Practices: Finger Lakes Wine Competition

Covid-Era wine Competition Best Practices

July 16th, 2020–Twenty years ago, Camp Good Days & Special Times initiated the first Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition (FLIWC).  The objective was to establish FLIWC to raise money for programs for children and their families impacted by cancer, and to provide a platform for finger lakes wineries to showcase the quality of … Read more

Third Covid-19 Economic Impact Survey

Covid 19 World

WineAmerica’s third survey of American wineries showed that many have weathered the coronavirus storm, but have lost money, and will take months to get back to pre-Covid levels. This survey focused primarily on the month of May following two previous ones covering earlier periods. Almost all states are now in some phase of reopening, so … Read more

WineAmerica Changes Leadership

Washington, DC–WineAmerica, the national association of American wineries, elected new leaders at its June 3 virtual Board meeting, continuing a long tradition of leadership changes every two years. Janie Brooks Heuck, Managing Director of Brooks Wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, ascended from Vice Chair to Chair of the WineAmerica Board. Debra Dommen, Vice President of … Read more

Covid-19 Winery Impact: Challenges and Innovations

Washington, DC–American wineries nationwide have suffered economic hardship due to the Covid-19 crisis, but have also met the challenges with determination and innovation, according to a new online survey conducted by WineAmerica, the national association of American wineries. The survey was returned by 727 wineries in 45 states, and focused on one month (March 15 … Read more

Covid-19 Crisis: Impact on Winery Trade Associations

April 23rd. Washington, DC–Winery trade associations around the country have so far been able to withstand the negative impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, but one-third of them fear they may not last if the current situation continues for long, according to a new online survey conducted by WineAmerica, the national association of American wineries.  The … Read more