Odds and Ends

Beth Costa on Jan 13, 2021

To all Wine Road winery and lodging members – 

I seem to come across all types of informant that may be helpful for some of you, so this is an odd mix. 

Request From Journalist – Deadline Jan. 16th
Please respond directly to her: Zoe Roscoe

• Wines for Valentine’s Day – I’m working with a chef curating a menu for two at-home. Will need wine pairings to go with each course.
• Date Night At-Home – any brands that can make date night at home even better? Why, what’s special? Send details & high res photo.

A recommendation from one of our winery members – if you’re looking to get your crew tested:
SoCo Farm Bureau can do Covid testing for winery and or vineyard employees.  We had them come today and they did 60 vineyard employees for us.  Very professional.  

Sonoma County Annual Tourism Report – 
The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB), in partnership with Sonoma County Tourism, is pleased to bring you the 2020 Annual Tourism Report. The report contains a tourism analysis from Moody’s Analytics, tourism industry indicators, and the Sonoma County visitor profile.  
Read it here

Who gets the vaccine – timelines
You can learn where Sonoma County is in the vaccination distribution plan and which phase you fall under by visiting the vaccine information page at 

Webinar – Covid vaccine
Wine Institute will host a webinar with Mark S. Goldstein, Partner at Reed Smith LLP, to discuss legal issues related to the COVID-19 vaccine, including the permissibility of mandatory employee vaccination policies and other workplace issues triggered by the vaccine.      
The webinar will be held on January 22, 2021, at 11AM PST and will last 75 minutes, including time for questions.      
Please register here: https://wineinstitute.zoom.us/webinar/register/2416105780422/WN_C0fusBYlTqeMXepFVoS_Dg 
Expanded Paycheck Protection Program Re-Opens
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department recently announced the re-opening of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). For many months, Wine Institute has advocated for the extension of the program and additional funding to provide greater loan forgiveness. Legislation providing $284 billion in additional funding for the first and second-round loans was signed into law at the end of December. The legislation also made a significant change to ensure that PPP loan forgiveness will no longer be considered a taxable event.
The SBA is now accepting new, first-round loan applications and will begin accepting applications for second-round loans on January 13. More information on the expanded program and how to apply can be found here.


Silicon Valley Bank State of the Wine Industry 2021 – 20th Anniversary Issue Download Here
Happy Reading…

Posted by Beth Costa