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Afternoon Brief, February 24

Afternoon Brief, February 24

Wines You Can’t Find Anywhere Else: Restaurants and bars are increasingly turning to a new method to provide unique, hyper-exclusive experiences: they’re commissioning their own custom wines…

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Afternoon Brief, February 23

Afternoon Brief, February 23

Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset Honored with The Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Award by The Collins College of Hospitality Management: Gina Gallo, Senior Director of Winemaking of the Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery, and her husband Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of the Boisset Collection, will be awarded the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food award by The Collins College of Hospitality Management for their contributions to the wine world and hospitality industry…

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Afternoon Brief, February 22

Afternoon Brief, February 22

Red Wine Consumption Could Fight Dementia: A glass of wine a day could keep the mind sharp. Several scientific studies have linked resveratrol, a polyphenol found in grape skins, to a reduced risk in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, among other health benefits…

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Afternoon Brief, February 21

Afternoon Brief, February 21

California North Coast Wine Business Credit Needs Swell as Grape, Vineyard Prices Rise: Capitalizing on growing thirst nationwide for the higher-end wine the North Coast is known for is intensifying demand for sources of capital, according to longtime local lenders…

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Afternoon Brief, February 20

Afternoon Brief, February 20

How Costco’s Wine Guru Picks the 250 Labels That Will Sell $4 Billion a Year in Booze: There are almost 10,000 wineries in the United States alone, and there are 500 Costco warehouse stores in North America, with 49 million members and well over $100 billion a year in sales…

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Afternoon Brief, February 17

Afternoon Brief, February 17

Strong Competition in Wine Sales Will Increase: The 2017 Wine Business Monthly rankings are out, and the results highlight what everyone in the wine business already knows: The competition in the world of wine sales is staggering…

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Afternoon Brief, February 16

Afternoon Brief, February 16

Powerful Friday Storm in Southern California; Warm & Wet Atmospheric River to Affect Oroville Dam Watershed Monday: California is currently experiencing one of its wettest winters on record. Precipitation has been especially remarkable across the Northern Sierra watersheds, where liquid equivalent (rain+melted snow) is presently above 200% of average…

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Afternoon Brief, February 15

Afternoon Brief, February 15

Californians Holding Breath as More Storms Loom: California water officials are frantically releasing water today from the Oroville Dam, located about 75 miles north of Sacramento, as concerns remain about erosion of the nation’s tallest dam…

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Afternoon Brief, February 14

Afternoon Brief, February 14

California Wine Exports Reach Record $1.62 Billion in 2016: U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.62 billion in winery revenues in 2016, a new record. Despite challenges from a strong dollar, winery revenues were up 1% from 2015. Volume was 412.7 million liters or 45.9 million cases…

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Afternoon Brief, February 13

Afternoon Brief, February 13

Napa, Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Winegrape Pricing Pushes North Coast to New Record: While North Coast winegrape tonnage last year came in slightly below average, the value of the regions 2016 crop hit a new record of $1.45 billion, getting a big boost from double-digit price increases in cabernet sauvignon grapes from Napa and Sonoma counties, according to figures released Friday…

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Afternoon Brief, February 10

Afternoon Brief, February 10

Preliminary Winegrape Crush Report Is 4.0 Million Tons: The California Department of Food and Agricultures Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2016 has been released. It is a critical barometer for the wine and grape industry, containing tons crushed and prices of wine grapes sold during the 2016 harvest…

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Afternoon Brief, February 9

Afternoon Brief, February 9

‘Red Blotch Like Phylloxera for California’: Following a tasting in London on Tuesday this week, Bruce Cakebread discussed some of the issues facing wineries in California, in particular drought conditions and their effect on wine style, before mentioning Red Blotch as the biggest problem for growers in the region at the moment…

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Afternoon Brief, February 8

Afternoon Brief, February 8

Traveling? Don’t Drink the Water, Drink Wine: For many, alcohol and travel go hand-in-hand. Even when you’re not in wine country, you’re likely celebrating your respite from responsibility with a tipple or two…

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Afternoon Brief, February 7

Afternoon Brief, February 7

eBay Partners with WineDirect to Support Thousands of Small and Medium Sized Wineries and Grow the Wine Marketplace for Consumers: Today, eBay announced a partnership with WineDirect bringing wine from around the world to its eBay Wine marketplace destination. The new partnership with WineDirect, the industry leader in direct-to-consumer services for wineries, provides consumers direct access to inventory for these wineries, including wines not normally available online…

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Afternoon Brief, February 6

Afternoon Brief, February 6

Beer Is the Drink of Choice Among Americans, with Wine Moving Up in the Ranks: Beer had edged out wine as US adults (21 years and older) drink of choice, according to a survey by The Harris Poll that included responses from 2,148 people in late January 2017…

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