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Afternoon Brief, February 21

Afternoon Brief, February 21

California North Coast Wine Business Credit Needs Swell as Grape, Vineyard Prices Rise: Capitalizing on growing thirst nationwide for the higher-end wine the North Coast is known for is intensifying demand for sources of capital, according to longtime local lenders…

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Afternoon Brief, February 20

Afternoon Brief, February 20

How Costco’s Wine Guru Picks the 250 Labels That Will Sell $4 Billion a Year in Booze: There are almost 10,000 wineries in the United States alone, and there are 500 Costco warehouse stores in North America, with 49 million members and well over $100 billion a year in sales…

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La Rioja Alta, S.A. Releases Limited Collection of Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000

La Rioja Alta, S.A. Releases Limited Collection of Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000

Seventeen-year-old wine epitomizes brand’s graceful evolution Haro, La Rioja, Spain (February 20, 2016) – La Rioja Alta, S.A., one of the world’s most iconic Rioja producers, is releasing a limited collection of its seventeen-year-old Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000 into the US market. Over the last 75 years, Viña Ardanza has become synonymous with excellence in […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 17

Afternoon Brief, February 17

Strong Competition in Wine Sales Will Increase: The 2017 Wine Business Monthly rankings are out, and the results highlight what everyone in the wine business already knows: The competition in the world of wine sales is staggering…

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Afternoon Brief, February 16

Afternoon Brief, February 16

Powerful Friday Storm in Southern California; Warm & Wet Atmospheric River to Affect Oroville Dam Watershed Monday: California is currently experiencing one of its wettest winters on record. Precipitation has been especially remarkable across the Northern Sierra watersheds, where liquid equivalent (rain+melted snow) is presently above 200% of average…

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LVE: Legend Vineyard Exclusive Announces VIP Wine Experience: The LVE Wine Cellar on Tour with John Legend

LVE: Legend Vineyard Exclusive Announces VIP Wine Experience: The LVE Wine Cellar on Tour with John Legend

A New LVE Napa Valley Red Wine and the LVE Collective Wine Club will exclusively debut at the LVE Wine Cellar  ST. HELENA, CA (February 16, 2017) – Raymond Vineyards and John Legend have expanded their collaboration to launch the LVE Wine Cellar VIP experience during Legend’s upcoming Darkness and Light Tour, where a limited-edition […]

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What Cans Can Do for Wine

What Cans Can Do for Wine

Cans represent a very small segment of the overall wine category, but it’s growing rapidly, and there are good reasons that key industry players are making moves or at least keeping tabs on it.

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Quality Experience = Customer for Life

Quality Experience = Customer for Life

Winemaking is at once an art, a science, and a business. Every great wine tells a story, which enhances its appreciation; yet, also important is the story of the person drinking it. This is where familiarity with and interest in the customer – their story – becomes integral to a winery’s success.

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Afternoon Brief, February 15

Afternoon Brief, February 15

Californians Holding Breath as More Storms Loom: California water officials are frantically releasing water today from the Oroville Dam, located about 75 miles north of Sacramento, as concerns remain about erosion of the nation’s tallest dam…

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Afternoon Brief, February 14

Afternoon Brief, February 14

California Wine Exports Reach Record $1.62 Billion in 2016: U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.62 billion in winery revenues in 2016, a new record. Despite challenges from a strong dollar, winery revenues were up 1% from 2015. Volume was 412.7 million liters or 45.9 million cases…

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Leading the Commitment: Owners Investing in Quality

Leading the Commitment: Owners Investing in Quality

By Dawn Dolan With US BevX 2017 just around the corner, potentially one of the most important sessions will be, Leading the Commitment: Owners Investing in Quality. This panel assembly involves the actual decision makers; the owners who must lay down hard-earned cash to invest in quality practices, all the way from the vineyard to […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 13

Afternoon Brief, February 13

Napa, Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Winegrape Pricing Pushes North Coast to New Record: While North Coast winegrape tonnage last year came in slightly below average, the value of the regions 2016 crop hit a new record of $1.45 billion, getting a big boost from double-digit price increases in cabernet sauvignon grapes from Napa and Sonoma counties, according to figures released Friday…

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2016 California Winegrape Crush; Return to Normalcy

2016 California Winegrape Crush; Return to Normalcy

(February 10, 2017, San Rafael, CA) – The Preliminary California Grape Crush Report released today shows 4,000,790 tons were crushed. The report reveals the overall crush was up 8% from the 2015 harvest, and the average winegrape price was up 14% to $789/ton. A more in depth look shows the standout varietals, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 10

Afternoon Brief, February 10

Preliminary Winegrape Crush Report Is 4.0 Million Tons: The California Department of Food and Agricultures Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2016 has been released. It is a critical barometer for the wine and grape industry, containing tons crushed and prices of wine grapes sold during the 2016 harvest…

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Afternoon Brief, February 9

Afternoon Brief, February 9

‘Red Blotch Like Phylloxera for California’: Following a tasting in London on Tuesday this week, Bruce Cakebread discussed some of the issues facing wineries in California, in particular drought conditions and their effect on wine style, before mentioning Red Blotch as the biggest problem for growers in the region at the moment…

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