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Afternoon Brief, September 14

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silver Oak Owners Buy Oregon Vineyard from Dick Erath The family behind Napa Valley’s Silver Oak is the newest landowner in Oregon’s booming Pinot Noir scene. Wine Spectator has learned that the Duncan family has purchased Prince Hill Vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills appellation of Oregon’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 12

Afternoon Brief, September 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Vinexpo to Go to Sonoma in 2018 The news was revealed this morning to press at the Orangerie in Vienna’s Schloss Schönbrunn, the location of the inaugural Vinexpo Explorer… Today’s News: Behind the Scenes with a Successful Winery Video Team In digital marketing, quality content is key […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 11

Afternoon Brief, September 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Torrid Temperatures Shrivel California Wine Grapes to Raisins Humans weren’t the only ones caught off guard and uncomfortable by the Bay Area’s Labor Day weekend heat spike. Wine grapes, unaccustomed to those temperatures at this time of year, were left shriveling on the vines… Today’s News: Rosé […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 8

Afternoon Brief, September 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Industry Accused of Spreading Lies About Alcohol and Health A report by UK academics has accused the drinks industry of, “actively disseminating misinformation about alcohol and cancer risk, particularly breast cancer,” comparing it to the tobacco industry’s “denial, distortion and distraction tactics”… Today’s News: Sonoma County Grape […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 7

Afternoon Brief, September 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Harvest Reaches Crisis Point If you want to pick grapes, California can use your help. A heat spike last weekend and a labor shortage have combined to force many California vintners to scramble to pick earlier than expected… Today’s News: Wine Enthusiast’s 18th Annual Wine Star […]

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Sonoma County Wine Harvest Off to a Fast Start

Sonoma County Wine Harvest Off to a Fast Start

August Heat Wave Increases Sugar Levels Leading to Early Harvest SANTA ROSA, Calif. (September 7, 2017) – Ask any winegrape grower to describe the grape harvest in Sonoma County and you typically hear “harvest time is like a marathon.”  When it comes to the 2017, harvest has taken off like a sprint and the pace […]

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Event and Hospitality Constraints Strangling Direct to Consumer Sales Vital for the Wine Industry

Event and Hospitality Constraints Strangling Direct to Consumer Sales Vital for the Wine Industry

Across the entire wine industry, there are significant challenges, stated Robert McMillan, executive vice president and founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division at the recent forum of Santa Barbara’s wine industry.

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Afternoon Brief, August 23

Afternoon Brief, August 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winemaker Crushed to Death by Wine Press Bernard Rouanet, owner of the Domaine Rouanet Montcélèbre vineyard, located next to the village of Cesseras in the Minervois region of the Languedoc, died last Thursday while attempting to repair his wine press… Today’s News: Does Social Media Help Me […]

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Sonoma County Wine Auction Reveals Enticing 2017 Auction Lots

Sonoma County Wine Auction Reveals Enticing 2017 Auction Lots

Unparalleled Behind-the-Scenes Access to The Kentucky Derby, Hamilton, Hello Dolly! with Bette Midler, the ESPYs, And Sonoma’s Most Elusive Wines Are Available to Bidders at the 2017 Sonoma County Wine Auction Sonoma County’s largest charitable giving event, chaired by Barbara R. Banke of Jackson Family Wines, takes place September 15 – 16, 2017 SANTA ROSA, Calif. (August 23, […]

Afternoon Brief, August 21

Afternoon Brief, August 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Brandy Boom Sparks Gallo Buyout An unreported surge in brandy sales prompted the wine giant to move for boutique spirit producer Germain-Robin… Today’s News: Sonoma County Supervisors to Weigh Disputed Knights Valley Winery Proposal A 10,000-case winery long planned in Knights Valley faces a crucial and possibly […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 15

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Red Blotch Rising A new virus that started spreading across California vineyards – and the nation – in the 2000s is under investigation… Today’s News: Another Stellar Sonoma County Wine Harvest Begins Record winter rainfall, a mild spring, a scorching summer and a serious labor shortage are […]

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Another Stellar Sonoma County Wine Harvest Begins

Another Stellar Sonoma County Wine Harvest Begins

Will Winter Rains Produce Vintage Crop? SANTA ROSA, Calif.  (August 14, 2017) – Record winter rainfall, a mild spring, a scorching summer and a serious labor shortage are just some of the challenges Sonoma County winegrowers have experienced this year.  Being tested as never before, local winegrape farmers began the 2017 harvest for sparkling wines […]

Afternoon Brief, August 7

Afternoon Brief, August 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Kicks Off Another “Classic” Harvest After nearly five years of drought made every Napa Valley harvest kickoff story complicated, this year’s is pretty simple… Today’s News: Six Ways Wine and Weed Are Similar – And One Major Difference Since California citizens approved Prop 64 legalizing adult […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 2

Afternoon Brief, August 2

Wine & Weed Symposium Offers Pot of Gold
Bud break is taking on a whole new meaning in California, where voters legalized the recreational use of cannabis in November. Opportunities form the focus of the Wine & Weed Symposium, which takes place on August 3 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa, California…

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Afternoon Brief, July 24

Afternoon Brief, July 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Are Flying Vineyard Drones Creating Better Wine? California’s Bennett Valley is a portrait of pastoral perfection. Near Santa Rosa in southern Sonoma County, its hills rise like terrestrial waves from the ocean … Today’s News: Progress on Winegrape Exemption from FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule The Senate Committee […]

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