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Afternoon Brief, July 6

Afternoon Brief, July 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Paid $60 Million for Napa Cabernet Star Schrader Cellars Wine Spectator has learned that Constellation Brands paid approximately $60 million when it purchased Napa Valley brand Schrader Cellars … Today’s News: East Coast DTC Survey Reveal Top Performing Winery Strategies with 50% Higher Growth VinterActive has […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 5

Afternoon Brief, July 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Full Speed Ahead for Jackson Family Wines As one of the wine industry’s most famous (and wealthy) celebrities, you might expect any interview with Barbara Banke to be a well rehearsed and stilted affair … Today’s News: French Michelin Buys 40 Percent Stake in Robert Parker Wine […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 30

Afternoon Brief, June 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Another Oregon Winery Plucked by a California Estate A boutique, family-owned California winery has acquired an Oregon counterpart, the latest deal in an ongoing movement made by vintners from the Golden State … Today’s News: Napa County Receives $250,000 from State for Farmworker Housing Gov. Jerry Brown […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 29

Afternoon Brief, June 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Executive Charles Banks Sentenced to Four Years for Fraud Wine executive Charles Banks was sentenced to four years in federal prison yesterday for defrauding retired NBA star Tim Duncan of millions of dollars … Today’s News: Constellation Brands Revenue Rises Three Percent on Beer Boost Despite […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 28

Afternoon Brief, June 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Researchers Working to Manage Grapevine Virus Grapevines in the WSU Prosser vineyard have been infected with a virus that causes grapes and grape clusters to grow smaller … Today’s News: VinQuest 2017 U.S. East Coast Consumer Direct Wine Sales Report U.S. East Coast wineries face significantly different […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 27

Afternoon Brief, June 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The One Shift in Thinking About Wine That Could Help Professionals Everywhere It is not our job to drink wine. It is our job to sell wine, or write about it, or make it, or market it. That was the lightbulb moment, as I interviewed Isabel Guisilasti […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 26

Afternoon Brief, June 26

Are Napa, Sonoma Vineyards Getting too Pricey?
At a wine industry event about 10 years ago, there was a lot of discussion about top Napa Valley vineyards setting new records, with some selling for as much as $300,000 an acre…

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Afternoon Brief, June 23

Afternoon Brief, June 23

Project Born in Pendleton Can Revolutionize Harvest
The Round-Up City is on the map as the birthplace for groundbreaking work in harvesting wine grapes and tree fruit…

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Afternoon Brief, June 22

Afternoon Brief, June 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Increased Competition for Labor Leaves Wine Hanging The numbers don’t lie: there has been a steady loss off immigrant labor back across the Mexican border for the past 10 years, and it’s creating a true brain drain… Today’s News: Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 89% of […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 21

Afternoon Brief, June 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Far Niente Wine Estates Acquires Prestigious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Far Niente Wine Estates, the company that includes Far Niente and sister wineries Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute and Bella Union, has acquired a 60-acre Napa Valley vineyard planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon… Today’s News: Tickets Now […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 20

Afternoon Brief, June 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: No Simple Solutions for Sonoma’s Glut of Downtown Wine-Tasting Rooms As summer heats up and more tourists come to Sonoma for wine-tasting, among its other “destination city” attractions, residents are growing increasingly restless over… Today’s News: Adult Beverage Retailers Need to Be Very Scared of the Amazon […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 19

Afternoon Brief, June 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Buys Napa Cabernet Star Schrader Cellars Drinks giant Constellation Brands has purchased Napa Valley cult winery Schrader Cellars, founder Fred Schrader told Wine Spectator. The blockbuster deal gives Constellation one of the elite names in Napa Cabernet… Today’s News: Jim Trezise Emphasizes U.S. Wine Industry’s Growing […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 16

Afternoon Brief, June 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Here’s How Big Wine Gets to Avoid Environmental Rules in Napa In 2006, Napa County officials issued a permit for The Caves at Soda Canyon, a new winery in the hills east of the city of Napa. As most such project permits do, the document set strict […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 15

Afternoon Brief, June 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: WineAmerica and ASCAP Partner to Introduce New Music License for Wineries WineAmerica, the national organization of American wineries, and ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, are working together to simplify music licensing compliance… Today’s News: The Most Wanted Sauvignon Blancs If it’s summer, it […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 14

Afternoon Brief, June 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Restaurant Tables May Have Turned for Small Family Run Wineries According to Nation’s Restaurant News, for chain restaurants May 2017 was disappointing. Traffic increased 0.2% from April but sales fell 0.1%… Today’s News: New Survey Highlights the Valuable Contributions of Local Winegrape Growers to Sonoma County A […]

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