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Afternoon Brief, June 13

Afternoon Brief, June 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Freak Hail Storm Hits Napa Valley Vineyards Freak hail storms struck the Napa Valley on Sunday 11 June. Thunderstorms brought lightning, wind, rain and hail – as well as snow in the Sierras – and temperatures fell by as much as 25 degrees… Today’s News: C. Mondavi […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 12

Afternoon Brief, June 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Brands Has Better Options Than Rumored Brown-Forman Deal Earlier this week, Brown-Forman was rising on news Constellation Brands wanted to buy the Jack Daniels maker. Brown-Forman is said to have rebuffed the offer… Today’s News: New Oversight of Groundwater Taking Shape in Sonoma County Vickie Mulas, […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 9

Afternoon Brief, June 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Santa Rosa’s Vintage Wine Estates Expanding to Oregon Santa Rosa-based Vintage Wine Estate on Thursday, June 8, said it inked a deal to buy its first Oregon fine-wine brand, Firesteed Cellars… Today’s News: CAWG Announces 2017 Awards of Excellence Recipients The California Association of Winegrape Growers has […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 8

Afternoon Brief, June 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Cabernet Prices at Worryingly High Levels As reported by Wines & Vines, prices and demand for Cabernet grapes shrunk during the 2008 recession but have been on the rise since 2010 with Napa fruit now selling for up to $7,000 a ton… Today’s News: Dan Berger […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 7

Afternoon Brief, June 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: China’s Wine Imports Continue to Slide The country’s bottled wine imports grew by 2.99% year-on-year in volume to 148.4 million litres from January to April, while its import value declined by 7.21% over the same period… Today’s News: The Secret to Great Wine? Organic Chemistry For Andrew […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 6

Afternoon Brief, June 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Richard Mendelson’s Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure Wins International Prizes Richard Mendelson’s Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure has now won three prestigious international book awards… Today’s News: Owners of New York’s Hermann J. Wiemer Winery Purchase Standing Stone Vineyards […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 5

Afternoon Brief, June 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Vintners Collaborate to Raise $15.7 Million for Community at Annual Auction Napa Valley With additional contributions coming in overnight, the Napa Valley Vintners has revised the fundraising total for this year’s Auction Napa Valley to $15.7 million… Today’s News: Allies or Adversaries: The Wine & Weed […]

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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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