Airbnb Adds a ‘Vineyards’ Category [ with 100,000+ Winery Vacation Experiences]

Last month Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky announced, at a media event in New York, the vacation rental platform’s new features, including a website redesign that now focuses on “Categories”.

The 56 Categories were created through machine learning, Airbnb’s curation team and reflect industry trends. According to the company, nights booked in the first quarter of 2022 for summer travel to unique homes have grown 80 % over 2019.

“Vineyards” was one of the listed categories. Visiting a vineyard is one of the best ways to better appreciate and learn about wine.  For wine lovers, one of the best experiences is to wake up to vineyard views, eat local delicacies and to taste the terroir of the wines!

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“Crurated” announces the “All Heart [Rare Wine] Auction” to raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts

Crurated is joining hands with some of the most famous winemakers in Europe to auction special and rare wines to support the people of Ukraine. The membership club, was launched last May, has partnered with over 50 well-known European chateaux and winemakers to raise funds for Ukraine, with a special dedicated online auction this week.

The auction, which will be open to non-members who sign up for a free Explorer Membership, includes around 250 bottles of rare wines, including some from the cellars of Louis Roederer, Domaine Meo-Camuzet, and Domaine Dujac, as well as a six-bottle vertical of Cristal 2006, 2009 and 2013, a vertical from 2015-2020 of Robert Groffier Chambolle-Musigny permiuer Cru Les Amoureuses which includes a custom label, a Jeroboam of Dujac Grand Cru Clos Saint Denis 2009 and a bottle of Méo-Camuzet Richebourg Grand Cru 2014.

100% of the proceeds will be donated to the following NGOs: Save the Children, Red Cross, UNHCR, UNICEF.

“Our wine charity auction features top wine lots from the world’s most sought-after producers, hailing from the lauded regions of Burgundy, Champagne, Piedmont, and beyond. Bidding is now open. We invite wine lovers to participate for a good cause.”

For further information, and to register: https://crurated.com/

Wines of Portugal Annual Tasting [London] March 29th, 2022

After almost 2 years without coming to the market as a group, Portuguese wine producers are eager to show what they’ve been working on these last few months.

Portuguese wine exports have rocketed to a historical global level of 925 million euros in 2021 (+8.11% vs 2020). And there’s more good news, specifically for the UK, as 10.58% of all Portuguese wines exported come to this market, making it the 3rd biggest market for Portugal (after France and the US).

The Annual Tasting will take place on March 29th, at St Mary’s Church in Marylebone (London, W1H 1PQ), being the first Wines of Portugal tasting to take place worldwide. Historically, it is a very important tasting, reflecting the importance of the UK market for Portuguese wine exports and it happens the year the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance celebrates its 650th anniversary.

Presenting 70 producers, from 10 different wine regions, and more than 600 wines, the day will be an opportunity to get a sense of what’s new, trendy and what has been moving Portuguese winemakers, as well as to taste the new vintages. There will be a mixture of completely new wines and iconic wines that have built the reputation of Portuguese wines over the years.

Complementing this program, Wines of Portugal is organizing two masterclasses to show the diversity of Portuguese wines and why they are so suitable for the on-trade.

Registration:  https://bit.ly/3tlUUBR

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US E-Commerce Alcohol Sales Surpass $6bn in 2021

According to new data released by Rabobank their 2022 Alcohol E-commerce Playbook Report looked at the US alcohol e-commerce market and how it has grown since the start of the pandemic. The report forecasts that the online channel is set to be the biggest driver of industry growth for years to come.

The report predicts online alcohol sales in the US will grow an additional 3.4% in 2022 and has noted that the average size of e-commerce teams at US alcohol companies has jumped by 117% since 2019.

“E-commerce will be the number-one driver of industry growth over the next decade and a critical component of brand building, awareness, and trial, both online and in-store,” said Bourcard Nesin, a Rabo Research F&A beverages analyst, and author of the report.

“Companies that fail to proactively invest in their e-commerce teams will struggle to remain relevant and retain market share.”

Analysis of Major Channels
Online sales now represent about 4% of all off-trade alcohol sales in the US, an increase of nearly 1.9% in 2019.

The online grocery and marketplace channels grew 271% in two years and are now nearly four times larger than they were pre-pandemic.

Online alcohol sales in the grocery channel increased 238% in 2020 and 9% last year. Rabobank states the increase is due to a large number of retail locations offering alcohol online.

The report further said online alcohol marketplaces increased by 274% in 2020, with the channel predicted to grow by 15% in 2022.

Rabobank said companies such as Drizly and Instacart obtained millions of customers and added thousands of stores to their retail networks. Together, the two companies have an 86% market share of sales in the channel.

The channel’s success resulted in major merger and acquisition activity, including Uber’s US$1.1 billion purchase of Drizly last year, Rabobank noted. In November 2021, e-commerce platform Reserve Bar agreed to acquire Minibar Delivery.

Meanwhile, specialty alcohol retailers, which include large chain stores, state-owned retailers, and independent shops with an online offering, increased by 151% in 2020. Rabobank said growth was driven by operators offering local delivery and curbside pick-up for the first time.

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Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario’s virtual auction closes next week!

Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario’s virtual auction closes next Sunday.  This gives you the chance to bid on everything from Air Canada tickets, hotel stays, wine, spirits, beer, gift baskets, personal experiences and so much more…. It’s easy you just create an account, log in and track your bids online at:

https://www.32auctions.com/CC-LD

A shoutout to our wonderful sponsors for this auction!

Thank you for making this happen!

Liz Palmer 

Air Canada

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Air Canada Foundation

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Les Dames d’Escoffier

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Liz Palmer

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Académie du Vin Library

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Meukow Cognac

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Bottega

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Andrea Kaiser

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Drea’s Wine Co.

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Grand Marnier

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Villa Maria Estate (New Zealand)

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Frankie Solarik

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Le Dolci

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