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Afternoon Brief, May 26

Afternoon Brief, May 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Treasury Wine Estates: Penfolds Did Not Hit Rock Bottom in China In a statement sent to dbHK, the company wrote, “A recent news story titled Australian wine brand Penfolds hitting rock bottom in China market disseminated and reposted across online… Today’s News: Viticulture Program at Texas Tech […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 25

Afternoon Brief, May 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Industry Racing to Meet $10–$20 a Bottle Demand Consumer thirst for wines retailing for more than $10 a bottle is set to grow with California winegrape acreage for such brands growing by double digits in the next few years… Today’s News: Brown-Forman Should Rethink Spurning a […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 24

Afternoon Brief, May 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: It’s What’s in the Bottle That Counts … Or Is It? The lab supervisor of a well-known Sonoma County winery approached me recently with a lovely bottle of Cote des Roses by producer Gerard Bertrand… Today’s News: Trump Budget Proposes Massive Cuts to Essential Wine Industry Programs […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 23

Afternoon Brief, May 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Brown-Forman Not Interested in Selling to Constellation Constellation Brands, the owner of Corona and Svedka Vodka, has made an approach to acquire Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman, people with knowledge of the matter said… Today’s News: Lineup of Speakers Announced for Wine & Weed Symposium Wine Industry Network […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 22

Afternoon Brief, May 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa County Wineries Face More Permit Scrutiny After two years of discussion, the Napa County Board of Supervisors is this year developing changes to winery use-permit reporting procedures to make sure the area’s roughly 500 wine producers… Today’s News: The Ultimate Guide to Oak in Winemaking Winemakers […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 19

Afternoon Brief, May 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Wine Sales in the US Hit Record $34.1 Billion The value of California wine shipments to the US market hit $34.1 billion in 2016, up 4.6% on the previous year and a record for the golden state’s winemakers… Today’s News: DRC Faker Offers to Name Names […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 18

Afternoon Brief, May 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Brands Might Be Sniffing Around Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the umbrella for a group of premium brands (the company calls them a “string of pearls”), is owned not by a wine producer but by the tobacco giant Altria… Today’s News: Brewer-Clifton Winery […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 17

Afternoon Brief, May 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: 2016 Bordeaux: Wine Futures Prices and Analysis Bordeaux’s en primeur campaign is officially under way. Now that the wines have been presented to the trade and media, Bordeaux’s château owners are starting to formally release… Today’s News: Oldest Wine Competition in Texas: Lone Star International Wine Competition […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 16

Afternoon Brief, May 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Truett-Hurst Reports Sales Decrease Truett-Hurst Inc. of Healdsburg on Thursday reported that its net sales for the past nine months have decreased by 14.2 percent compared to the same period a year ago… Today’s News: A Snapshot of the Bulk Wine Market In recent years, the Italian […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 15

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bordeaux 2016: Prices Creeping Ever Upwards Château Pape Clément has released its red and white wines this morning, both with price increases on its 2015s as asking prices begin to creep upwards… Today’s News: Spain’s Wine Crops Badly Damaged by Icy Weather Temperatures plummeted to -5 C […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 12

Afternoon Brief, May 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Industry Daughters Celebrate Their Mothers The wine industry has traditionally been a male-dominated industry that has followed a patriarchal line from generation to generation… Today’s News: Yountville Hill Winery to Receive More Scrutiny The proposed Yountville Hill Winery will receive further environmental scrutiny. Last July, Napa County […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 11

Afternoon Brief, May 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Stagecoach Vineyard Seller Buys Napa Winery The family who sold the 600-acre Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa Valley to E&J Gallo, a deal that’s still reverberating through the North Coast wine business, has purchased a small Napa Valley winery as a home for their wines… Today’s News: CK […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 10

Afternoon Brief, May 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: China Is Building a Disney World for Wine At Chateau Changyu Reina, honey-colored brick towers enclose wide cobbled courtyards, and vast, wood-beamed halls look as if they are prepared to host an imminent medieval banquet… Today’s News: Grapevine Killing Insect Could Threaten Napa Wine Industry: Agriculture Commissioner […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 9

Afternoon Brief, May 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: What’s Craft Beer’s Bigger Threat? Wine, Whiskey, Weed…or All 3? There are more breweries in existence today than at any other time in U.S. history, and the mega-brewers are finding their watered-down suds being rejected in favor of more flavorful craft beers, while craft brewers are having […]

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine and Cannabis Common Topics Discussed at August Symposium Growing wine-grapes, and maybe a little something extra on the side? The Wine Industry Network is taking registrations for its inaugural Wine & Weed Symposium, a day-long event to be held Aug. 3 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek […]