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Harvesting during lockdown

In order to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, many countries around the world are under lockdown.
While the lockdown has a relatively low impact on the Northern hemisphere’s vineyard, the Southern hemisphere’s one faces heavier consequences, due to the fact that the harvest happens between Februray and April.

Each country must decide if the harvest – and the viticultural work by extension – is necessary to the economy.

The following countries decided so:

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NYSLA restrictions facing Covid-19

The State of New-York is one of the most affected State by the Covid-19 epidemic in the US.

To avoid further spreading, the New-York State Liquor Authority took measures regarding on-premises sales of Alcohol.

Find more information about those mesures on Lyndsey A. Zahn’s On Reserve website.

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European Commission’s support to agri-food sector

While the Covid-19 epidemic continues, the agri-food sector is one of the most impacted industry. It has an essentiel part for every nation.
To protect the fragilized sector, the European Commission took exceptional measures.

Find those measures on the European Commission's website.

The European Commission also facilitates states support to business facing the epidemic, as described on ReedSmith's website.

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California temporary loosens its regulation for alcoholic beverages

The US is on the merge of becoming the new epicenter of the Covid-19 epidemic. To face the consequences of such pandemic crises, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control decided to loosen its regulation for alcohol beverage.

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