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Afternoon Brief, September 19

Afternoon Brief, September 19

Wine Maven Kurniawan, Convicted of Fraud, Loses Bid for Freedom
The convicted Indonesian wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan on Monday failed to persuade a U.S. judge to set aside his 10-year prison term for counterfeiting an estimated $30 million of wine…

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Afternoon Brief, September 18

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Cabernet Underpins Double-Digit Sales Growth
August data show spike in domestic wine overall and continued expansion of direct shipments…

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Afternoon Brief, September 15

Afternoon Brief, September 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Charles Banks: From Screaming Eagle to Jailbird With his wine finances finally untangled by the sale of his share of Mayacamas, former winery owner Charles Banks reported last week to a comfortable prison with lousy food to serve his four-year term for fraud… Today’s News: Finding the […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 14

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silver Oak Owners Buy Oregon Vineyard from Dick Erath The family behind Napa Valley’s Silver Oak is the newest landowner in Oregon’s booming Pinot Noir scene. Wine Spectator has learned that the Duncan family has purchased Prince Hill Vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills appellation of Oregon’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 13

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Supervisors Agree on New Winery Rule-Breaker Policies Napa County supervisors are almost finished sharpening rules to deal with rural winery rule-breakers, with March 27 set to become a red-letter date… Today’s News: Experts Fear Global Wine Industry Lags Dangerously Behind in Embracing Social Media “We have […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 12

Afternoon Brief, September 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Vinexpo to Go to Sonoma in 2018 The news was revealed this morning to press at the Orangerie in Vienna’s Schloss Schönbrunn, the location of the inaugural Vinexpo Explorer… Today’s News: Behind the Scenes with a Successful Winery Video Team In digital marketing, quality content is key […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 11

Afternoon Brief, September 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Torrid Temperatures Shrivel California Wine Grapes to Raisins Humans weren’t the only ones caught off guard and uncomfortable by the Bay Area’s Labor Day weekend heat spike. Wine grapes, unaccustomed to those temperatures at this time of year, were left shriveling on the vines… Today’s News: Rosé […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 8

Afternoon Brief, September 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Industry Accused of Spreading Lies About Alcohol and Health A report by UK academics has accused the drinks industry of, “actively disseminating misinformation about alcohol and cancer risk, particularly breast cancer,” comparing it to the tobacco industry’s “denial, distortion and distraction tactics”… Today’s News: Sonoma County Grape […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 7

Afternoon Brief, September 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Harvest Reaches Crisis Point If you want to pick grapes, California can use your help. A heat spike last weekend and a labor shortage have combined to force many California vintners to scramble to pick earlier than expected… Today’s News: Wine Enthusiast’s 18th Annual Wine Star […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 6

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: North Coast Grape Growers Confront Muggy Weather, Worry About Fruit Rot After Heat Spike Having ramped up hard to get through a triple-digit heat spike over the weekend, North Coast grape growers are now navigating a new challenge from Mother Nature – muggy, humid weather conditions this […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 5

Afternoon Brief, September 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: SVB on Wine: Premium Wine Sales Decelerating It’s easy to tell people what they want to hear. It’s harder to tell them what they don’t want to hear. In 2007, I saw the above chart that tracked U.S. home prices versus median family income… Today’s News: Event and […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 1

Afternoon Brief, September 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How Package Design Attracts Today’s Wine Consumer Regardless of varied consumer preferences, there are surely enough wine options available to satisfy nearly every American of legal drinking age… Today’s News: Cornell-Led Project to Improve Grapes Gets Big Boost Breeding the next great grape is getting a boost […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 31

Afternoon Brief, August 31

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Valley Vineyard Asset Bubble Ready to Pop? Not So Fast, Says Rabobank Analyst Growing global interest in North Coast wines has uncorked fast price escalation for the vineyards they come from, particularly in Napa Valley, but forecasts about bursting asset bubbles and crashing vineyard values may […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 30

Afternoon Brief, August 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Digging Deeper in Pay-for-Play Scandal In going through the 2014 Pennsylvania Ethics Commission report that sparked a federal investigation, I got a greater sense of how big spirits companies cooperate, rather than compete, to freeze out smaller competitors… Today’s News: Denise Gardner: Consumers Becoming More Accepting of […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 29

Afternoon Brief, August 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Some U.S. States Are Cracking Down on Interstate Direct-To-Consumer Wine Shipping According to ShipCompliant by Sovos, at over $2 billion in 2016 sales, the more than 5 million cases of wine shipped Direct-to-Consumer is fast making it an important segment of the wine business… Today’s News: 2016 […]

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