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Afternoon Brief, April 28

Afternoon Brief, April 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Picking Wine Grapes by Machine Means Better Efficiency with No Loss in Quality The truth of the matter is that Washingtons agricultural industry relies heavily on migrant labor to bring food to our tables and wine to our lips… Today’s News: How to Get Off in the […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 21

Afternoon Brief, April 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silver Oak Owners Purchase Ovid Winery The owners of the Napa Valley’s Silver Oak and Twomey wineries have purchased Ovid, an estate vineyard and winery in St. Helena’s Pritchard Hill. The price, according to an industry source: around $50 million… Today’s News: Sonoma Makes Way for Cannabis […]

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Quest Introduces 12 New Brands as Part of “The Unstandard”™ Collection

Quest Introduces 12 New Brands as Part of “The Unstandard”™ Collection

ORANDO, Fla., April 19, 2017 – Quest, the leading bi-coastal premium bottle packaging company, announced at the 74th Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) conference twelve new wine and spirit brands that illustrate powerful brand statements using off-the-shelf standard glass bottle shapes. The collection encompasses wine, sparkling wine, sake, gin, vodka, tequila, mescal, whiskey, […]

Raymond Vineyards Releases Red Velvet Labeled Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for 40th Anniversary

Raymond Vineyards Releases Red Velvet Labeled Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for 40th Anniversary

ST. HELENA, CA (April 18, 2017) – In honor of the 40th anniversary of the first vintage of Raymond Vineyards in 1974, the winery has released its 2014 Napa Valley Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon with an opulent and elegant red velvet label. The wine honors the Raymond family legacy in Napa Valley, and reflects the […]

Afternoon Brief, April 17

Afternoon Brief, April 17

North Coast Wine Challenge Top Winners Announced
For the first time in its five-year history, the 2017 North Coast Wine Challenge yielded a rosé as its top winner: the Taft Street 2016 Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir, which received 98 out of 100 points and took home Best of the Best as well as Best of Show Rosé and Best of Sonoma County awards…

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World’s Best Sommeliers Won Over by Australian Wine

World’s Best Sommeliers Won Over by Australian Wine

More than 650 Australian wines were showcased to a group of 50 sommeliers from some of the world’s best restaurants and bars when they visited Australia last week as part of Wine Australia’s Somms of the World program, coinciding with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017. Hailing from the UK, US, Thailand, Japan, Spain, China, […]

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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Napa Vintner Josh Phelps Sells Interest in Taken Wine Company

Napa Vintner Josh Phelps Sells Interest in Taken Wine Company

St. Helena, CA (March 24, 2017) – After successfully co-launching and managing Taken Wine Company, a series of brands inspired by a desire to introduce wine to his own generation, the time has come for Napa vintner Josh Phelps to set out on his own to start a new wine company. Phelps has sold his […]

A Documentary Short Detailing a Relationship Between a Vineyard and It’s Vintner

A Documentary Short Detailing a Relationship Between a Vineyard and It’s Vintner

Stags Leap District, Napa, CA: WINERAM’S documentary short, Vineyard to Vintner, explores an aspect never looked into before – a relationship between a vineyard and it’s vintner. From the morphology to grape leaves, to the faces of their vintners, every leaf has different needs. WINERAM was fascinated with capturing this unique connection that every vintner establishes with their […]

A New Approach to Custom Crush

A New Approach to Custom Crush

The new Sugarloaf Crush facility in Kenwood is built with all the modern amenities of an ultra-premium winery, home to prestigious brands, but not built for any one brand, winery, or winemaker. “We’re a fully specialized custom crush facility,” says General Manager Ronald Du Preez, “We’re not a winery that’s leasing out extra space; there’s […]

Castoro Cellars’ Beaverstock Music and Arts Fest Forced to Change Name

Castoro Cellars’ Beaverstock Music and Arts Fest Forced to Change Name

Woodstock Flexes Trademark Muscle, Issues Cease and Desist Demand March 1, 2017 (Templeton, CA) – The Udsen family, owners of Castoro Cellars, have been issued a Cease and Desist Demand by the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, claiming trademark infringement against the popular Beaverstock Music and Arts Festival. “We have put this festival on for […]

Another Outstanding Napa Valley Vintage Inspires Feverish Bidding at Premiere Napa Valley

Another Outstanding Napa Valley Vintage Inspires Feverish Bidding at Premiere Napa Valley

2/25/2017 – St. Helena, CA – Wines from the high quality but low yielding 2015 harvest took center stage at today’s 21st annual Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and futures auction, hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association. The 62 successful trade bidders, including 12 that had not previously purchased lots, showed their […]

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What Cans Can Do for Wine

What Cans Can Do for Wine

Cans represent a very small segment of the overall wine category, but it’s growing rapidly, and there are good reasons that key industry players are making moves or at least keeping tabs on it.

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Not Just a Celebrity Wine; John Legend’s LVE in Harmony with JCB

Not Just a Celebrity Wine; John Legend’s LVE in Harmony with JCB

Every actor, musician, and television personality seems to be getting their own brand of wine or spirits these days, but do they bring anything to the table beyond a brand name that bolsters sales figures? For Jean-Charles Boisset, the owner of Raymond Vineyards that produces John Legend’s Legend Vineyard Exclusive wines (LVE), their joint venture […]

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Bottlebooks Teams with Firewater Partners on New Standard for Data Exchange in Drinks Industry, Now Available in the U.S.

Bottlebooks Teams with Firewater Partners on New Standard for Data Exchange in Drinks Industry, Now Available in the U.S.

Industry leading SaaS platform widely used by European drinks trade provides standardized product details – Accurate, uniform, and updateable process enables efficient sharing between Wine, Beer & Spirits Producers, Distributors & Retailers San Francisco, CA, February 6, 2017 – Since 2013, Bottlebooks (Munich, Germany) has been simplifying product information exchange for the drinks industry. To date, […]

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