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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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Increased Competition for Labor Leaves Wine Hanging

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.

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Far Niente Wine Estates Acquires Prestigious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard

Far Niente Wine Estates Acquires Prestigious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard

Napa Valley, CA, June 21, 2017 – 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. Located in the Rutherford Bench, this is the first vineyard the company has purchased since San Francisco-based […]

Tickets Now Available for the Sonoma County Wine Auction September 15-16, 2017 at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard

Tickets Now Available for the Sonoma County Wine Auction September 15-16, 2017 at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard

The Sonoma County Wine Auction has Raised $24 Million for Charitable Partners SANTA ROSA, Calif. (June 21, 2017) – Tickets are now available for the two-day Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature®. Savvy collectors will have the opportunity to acquire Sonoma’s elite wines and bid on once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences during Sonoma County’s largest […]

Global Alliance to Protect Wine Place Names Welcomes Three New Members During Vinexpo 2017

Global Alliance to Protect Wine Place Names Welcomes Three New Members During Vinexpo 2017

Wine Origins group expands to 23 with addition of British Columbia, McLaren Vale and Texas  BORDEAUX, France — Leadership from the world’s premier wine regions hosted a tasting event today at Vinexpo 2017 to welcome three new members to the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin. The British Columbia Wine Institute of Canada, which represents […]

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CAWG Seeks Winegrape Exemption from FDA’s Produce Safety Rule

CAWG Seeks Winegrape Exemption from FDA’s Produce Safety Rule

SACRAMENTO, June 20, 2017 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exempt winegrapes from its produce safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and place them on a list of produce commodities rarely consumed raw. The action would exempt growers and wineries from […]

Adult Beverage Retailers Need to Be VERY SCARED of the Amazon Purchase of Whole Foods

Adult Beverage Retailers Need to Be VERY SCARED of the Amazon Purchase of Whole Foods

Bezos does not make mistakes. We, regular people, we make mistakes. I am not going to gasp at $13.7B price tag. I am not in the camp that it was overpriced. I am not going to gasp at what it means for grocery stores nationally. I am not going to comment on share price and […]

Jackson Family Wines Honored with Luther Burbank Conservation Award

Jackson Family Wines Honored with Luther Burbank Conservation Award

(Santa Rosa, CA) – Although Jackson Family Wines formally launched their sustainability program in 2008, the company was founded with sustainability in mind. When the late Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson, thought about farming he was mindful of taking care of the land and wanted to build a company that would last for multiple generations. His daughter, […]

Jim Trezise Emphasizes U.S. Wine Industry’s Growing Need for National Representation

Jim Trezise Emphasizes U.S. Wine Industry’s Growing Need for National Representation

If your winery sells 10,000 gallons of wine, you are saving $11,000 a year and you may not even know why: WineAmerica.

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WineAmerica and ASCAP Partner to Introduce New Music License for Wineries

WineAmerica and ASCAP Partner to Introduce New Music License for Wineries

WASHINGTON, DC, (June 15, 2017)— 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 for the American wine industry with the introduction of a unique music license created specifically for wineries. The wine industry is unique: many wineries and vineyards […]

6 Ways Not to Get Dropped by Your Distributor Partner

6 Ways Not to Get Dropped by Your Distributor Partner

Last week I was in Maui with clients. Today I am in Minneapolis St. Paul with clients. Two very different cities for sure on all fronts. Different weather, different people, and different topography. While these cities are very different, my clients that are the liquor brands from these cities have the same problem, the distributor partner gave up on […]

New Survey Highlights the Valuable Contributions of Local Winegrape Growers to Sonoma County

New Survey Highlights the Valuable Contributions of Local Winegrape Growers to Sonoma County

Growers Pay an Average of 60% Above Minimum Wage, Employ more than 7,800 Workers and Contribute More Than $26,950,000 to Local Charities SANTA ROSA, Calif. (June 13, 2017) – A new survey of more than 295 winegrape growers in Sonoma County confirms that the local winegrape industry provides a number of valuable contributions to the […]

Renowned Winemaker Matt Parish Joins Lula Cellars in the Deep End of the Anderson Valley

Renowned Winemaker Matt Parish Joins Lula Cellars in the Deep End of the Anderson Valley

Mendocino County’s Premiere Boutique Winery Announces Lauded Industry Veteran as New Winemaker PHILO, CA – (June 14, 2017) – Lula Cellars, a limited production, ultra-premium winery located in the Deep End of the Anderson Valley, has appointed Matt Parish, a heralded winemaker and wine executive with more than two decades of global winemaking experience, as […]

Steve Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Elected Wine Institute Chairman 2017-2018

Steve Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Elected Wine Institute Chairman 2017-2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Lohr, Chairman and CEO of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines in San Jose and Paso Robles, has been elected Wine Institute Board Chairman for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The election was held at Wine Institute’s 83rd Annual Meeting of Members in San Diego. Other board officers elected were Chris Indelicato of […]

C. Mondavi & Family Board of Directors Appoints Judd Wallenbrock President and Chief Executive Officer

C. Mondavi & Family Board of Directors Appoints Judd Wallenbrock President and Chief Executive Officer

Wallenbrock Joins Fourth Generation C. Mondavi & Family on Board of Directors  Napa, Calif., June 13, 2017 – C. Mondavi & Family, one of Napa’s oldest wine companies, has announced today the appointment of Judd Wallenbrock as President and CEO effective June 19. Judd succeeds John Lennon, who has been interim CEO since November 2016. […]