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Afternoon Brief, June 2

Afternoon Brief, June 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Spectator’s Bring Your Own Magnum Party: Three Decades of Big Bottles Thirty years ago, Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken had the idea to put on a party to bring vintners together for a relaxing evening before the Auction Napa Valley festivities began… Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 1

Afternoon Brief, June 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student Scholarships The California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation has awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to 10 students. The scholarships are awarded annually to students… Today’s News: American Wine Society Grows with Addition of the Tasters Guild The American […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 31

Afternoon Brief, May 31

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: WineAmerica and Wine Industry Network Join Forces Wine Industry Network and WineAmerica today announced that WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, will be the Presenting Sponsor for Washington, D.C. based U.S. Wine & Beverage Conference and Expo… Today’s News: Not Attending Auction Napa Valley? Bid from […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 30

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lidl to Shake Up U.S. Wine Grocery Business Will Lidl shake up the U.S. grocery store wine business when it opens its first stores on the East Coast next month? That certainly seems possible after… Today’s News: Cannabis Country: Wine and Weed George Christie began to drink wine […]

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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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