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Afternoon Brief, April 7

Afternoon Brief, April 7

U.S. Producers Betting on Rosé and Challenging French Dominance
“Is it on? Yes, it’s definitely on. Pink is trending; it’s a heavy trending thing, and I don’t see it going away at all,” says sommelier and author Christopher Sawyer, who recently judged in the Rosé Today Wine Competition…

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Afternoon Brief, April 6

Afternoon Brief, April 6

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Acquires Silverwood Vineyard in Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak Appellation
The purchase includes the 13-acre Silverwood Vineyard, an ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec producing vineyard whose fruit has contributed to Coppola’s highly-acclaimed flagship Archimedes wine for several vintages…

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Afternoon Brief, April 5

Afternoon Brief, April 5

Delicato Family Vineyards Announces Acquisition of Paicines Winery
Delicato Family Vineyards today announced it has acquired the Central Coast California Blossom Hill Winery from Treasury Wine Estates. The acquisition is part of Delicato’s ongoing premiumization and growth strategy on the heels of the recent announcement of its strategic investment in Sonoma’s luxury portfolio of brands, V2 Wine Group…

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Afternoon Brief, April 4

Afternoon Brief, April 4

Domaine Chandon Fined for Spilling Waste into Napa River
Domaine Chandon Inc. has been ordered to pay roughly $24,000 for spilling wine waste into a tributary of the Napa River in the Napa Valley last summer according to court records…

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Afternoon Brief, April 3

Afternoon Brief, April 3

Wine Executive Charles Banks Pleads Guilty to Fraud
The financial adviser, Terroir founder and Mayacamas co-owner was charged with deceiving former NBA star Tim Duncan…

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Afternoon Brief, March 31

Afternoon Brief, March 31

Farmland Values in the Central San Joaquin Decline in 2016 as Crop Prices Tumble
The value of farmland in the central San Joaquin Valley cooled for some crops as prices for several high-flying commodities softened and access to water remained a concern, according to the Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values report released Thursday…

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Afternoon Brief, March 30

Afternoon Brief, March 30

Trinchero Family Estates Fined $44,575 by Cal/OSHA in Worker’s Death
Citing safety violations that lead to a worker’s death in August, Trinchero Family Estates has been fined $44,575 by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

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Afternoon Brief, March 29

Afternoon Brief, March 29

Courtwatch: Charles Banks Sued His Mayacamas Vineyards Partners After He Was Indicted in Texas
Wine investor Charles Banks created a stir in 2013 when he purchased iconic Mayacamas Vineyards, as a personal investment, in partnership with members of the Schottenstein family Columbus, Ohio-based retail giants…

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Afternoon Brief, March 28

Afternoon Brief, March 28

U.S. Travel Industry Fears a ‘Lost Decade’ Under Trump
Bans, detentions, vetting, and restrictions on electronic devices are damaging a $250 billion sector of the American economy…

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Afternoon Brief, March 27

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Napa Vineyard Sale’s Knock-on Price Effect
Gallo’s big Napa Valley vineyard purchase this week will have repercussions on luxury wine for years to come. At least 90 wineries are affected, and high-end consumers will be too…

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Afternoon Brief, March 24

Afternoon Brief, March 24

California’s Vineyards Are Coming Back From the Brink of Disaster Thanks to the Winter Rains
This spring, it’s all about the “super bloom,” the blanket of wildflowers covering California’s hillsides that has transformed parched desert landscapes into spectacular riots of color…

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Afternoon Brief, March 23

Afternoon Brief, March 23

Gallo Buys Stagecoach Vineyard and its 600 Acres of Napa Valley Hillside Vines
E. & J. Gallo, the world’s largest family-owned wine company, continues to see premium wine as the future…

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Afternoon Brief, March 22

Afternoon Brief, March 22

New Company Breaks Barriers to Distribution for Small Producers
Consolidation continues to make distributors bigger and fewer while the number of producers grow with new small producers enter the market. The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 cases, and theyve been effectively blocked from three-tier distribution because distributor giants wont take them on, but thats about to change…

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Afternoon Brief, March 21

Afternoon Brief, March 21

Distilled Spirits & Wine Demonstrate Strong Growth While Beer Continues Reinvention:
The distilled spirits, wine and beer industries continued to adapt to consumers’ changing attitudes towards beverage alcohol. Industry-wide premiumization kept pace with consumer interest in high-quality products. And Millennials continued to drive expansion and migrate toward brands with heritage, authenticity and quality…

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Afternoon Brief, March 20

Afternoon Brief, March 20

Beyond the Barrel: Unique Ways to Ferment Wine: From amphorae to eggs and even glass, winemakers are experimenting with techniques and materials, some ancient, to push the boundaries of fermentation…

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