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Afternoon Brief, April 28

Afternoon Brief, April 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Picking Wine Grapes by Machine Means Better Efficiency with No Loss in Quality The truth of the matter is that Washingtons agricultural industry relies heavily on migrant labor to bring food to our tables and wine to our lips… Today’s News: How to Get Off in the […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 27

Afternoon Brief, April 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Michael David Winery Acquires Historic Geyserville Winery, Tasting Room, and Vineyards Michael David Winery announced today the purchase of a historic Geyserville winery, tasting room, and vineyards… Today’s News: Winemakers Lose Billions of Dollars Every Year Due to Natural Disasters Every year, worldwide wine industry suffers losses […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 26

Afternoon Brief, April 26

Napa County: Wine Business Dominates Large Real Estate Deals
A number of the most significant commercial real estate deals in the county in the past 12 months have been at large industrial properties…

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Call for Entries: BRIT’s 2018 International Sustainable Winegrowing Competition

Call for Entries: BRIT’s 2018 International Sustainable Winegrowing Competition

As the only international sustainable winegrowing award of its kind, BRIT honors wine organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the environmental, economic, and social aspects of winegrowing. FORT WORTH, Texas (April 26, 2017) – Come join the competition! The Botanical Research Institute of Texas announces that its 2018 sustainable winegrowing competition begins May 1, 2017. […]

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Walt to Hosts Inaurgural “1,000 Miles of Pinot” Party

Walt to Hosts Inaurgural “1,000 Miles of Pinot” Party

Pinot House to offer tasting of entire 2015 portfolio and preview unreleased wines SONOMA, CA (April 2017) – WALT Wines, one of the leading Pinot Noir producers in Sonoma County, has announced the date for its inaugural 1,000 Miles of Pinot Party. The event will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 25

Afternoon Brief, April 25

Sex, Love and the $1000 Breakfast Wine
I had a $1000 bottle of wine for breakfast. I’m going to tell you all about the wine: how it was made, what it tastes like, and why it worries me about Napa Valley’s most iconic wine…

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Seismic Shift at Big Basin Vineyards: “At the Time, I Didn’t Get the Hype Around Burgundy”

Seismic Shift at Big Basin Vineyards: “At the Time, I Didn’t Get the Hype Around Burgundy”

by Laura Ness Owner/Winegrower Bradley Brown of Big Basin Vineyards has been on a long, tumultuous journey as a self-taught winemaker in the middle of an appellation best-known for its eccentric, self-made legends. In that, he has good company, to wit, David Bruce, Jeff Emery, Tony Craig, Jeffrey Patterson and Ryan Beauregard, to name a […]

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KQED’s Check, Please! Bay Area Taste & Sip Event Is Bigger Than Ever

KQED’s Check, Please! Bay Area Taste & Sip Event Is Bigger Than Ever

San Francisco, CA, April 25, 2017— KQED’s popular Check, Please! Bay Area Taste & Sip food and wine tasting will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 6:30 to 9pm at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria. Sample mouthwatering bites from nearly 50 Check, Please! Bay Area–reviewed restaurants; sip wines from around the world; and enjoy specialty cocktails while listening to […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 24

Afternoon Brief, April 24

Value Wins at Sonoma Wine Auction
Many people told me this off the record so I’m going to lead with it: the Sonoma County Barrel Auction is more fun than Premiere Napa Valley…

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Afternoon Brief, April 21

Afternoon Brief, April 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silver Oak Owners Purchase Ovid Winery The owners of the Napa Valley’s Silver Oak and Twomey wineries have purchased Ovid, an estate vineyard and winery in St. Helena’s Pritchard Hill. The price, according to an industry source: around $50 million… Today’s News: Sonoma Makes Way for Cannabis […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 20

Afternoon Brief, April 20

Marijuana Poised to Steal Market Share From Alcohol Industry
A new study from OutCo and Monocle Research shows 51% of millennials in California will replace alcohol with marijuana…

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Buying Brand Only and Building on an Asset Light Wine Business

Buying Brand Only and Building on an Asset Light Wine Business

News of large mergers or acquisitions in the wine industry seem to arrive at an increasing clip, and those involving large swaths of land in premium appellations, like Gallo’s purchase of the 600 acre Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa, send reverberations through the industry with worries of grape supply, but other companies, like WX Brands, have […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 19

Afternoon Brief, April 19

California’s First ‘Wine & Weed Symposium’ Arrives in August
California has been a powerful force on the global wine scene for decades. Meanwhile, the state’s never been a slouch when it comes to high quality cannabis either…

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Afternoon Brief, April 18

Afternoon Brief, April 18

French Wine Firm Henriot Buys Majority Stake in Oregon’s Beaux Frères
In a dramatic move that marks its first foray into American wine, French company Maisons & Domaines Henriot has acquired a majority ownership stake in Beaux Frères, one of Oregon’s most prominent Pinot Noir producers…

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New Winery Association Leadership Conference a Success: Must-Go Say Attendees

New Winery Association Leadership Conference a Success: Must-Go Say Attendees

Stepping up to fill a much-needed niche in the beverage industry, the 2017 US Wine & Beverage Expo (USBevX), held in Washington, D.C. offered something unique; the first-ever Winery Association Leadership Conference (WALC). Built for association directors (at state, regional, and AVA levels), their board members, and key staff, this fledgling conference achieved high marks […]

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