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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

As North Coast Grape Harvest Nears End, Wine Industry Frets About Oversupply: As he walked around a cabernet sauvignon vineyard along a hilly stretch just west of Lake Sonoma this week, Clay Mauritson couldn’t help but be bullish about his 2018 grape vintage…

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Afternoon Brief, October 18

Afternoon Brief, October 18

Constellation Brands Names Bill Newlands Next CEO: Constellation Brands, Inc., a leading beverage alcohol company, today announced Bill Newlands will assume the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding current CEO Rob Sands, on March 1, 2019…

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Constellation Brands Names Bill Newlands Next CEO

Constellation Brands Names Bill Newlands Next CEO

Newlands to Succeed Rob Sands Effective March 1, 2019; Sands to Become Executive Chair VICTOR, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2018 — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, today announced Bill Newlands will assume the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding current CEO Rob Sands, on March 1, […]

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Wine Nots; A Gift to Red Wine Drinkers

Wine Nots; A Gift to Red Wine Drinkers

The red wine swirls in our glass and soft laughter rings, red wine is indeed a gift from the heavens. However, another experience follows close on the heels of a few glasses, the vision of stained teeth greeting us in the mirror. We can all enjoy our wine fearlessly now that an enterprising woman from North Carolina has come to our rescue with a savvy product called Wine Nots.

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Consumer Expectations and Decreasing Tasting Room Traffic Call for Innovative DTC Marketing Strategies

Consumer Expectations and Decreasing Tasting Room Traffic Call for Innovative DTC Marketing Strategies

It comes back to understanding who the customer is, what they want and building a relationship around that in order to maximize sales.

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Afternoon Brief, October 17

Afternoon Brief, October 17

Big Wine Brands’ Bizarre Beginnings: Wine is weird. After grapes are plucked from vines, cleaned and crushed (or not), they’re ready for fermentation. Eukaryotic microorganisms go in, consume sugar, and burp out carbon dioxide and alcohol…

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Afternoon Brief, October 16

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Wine Publicity: Good wine writers look for what appeals to their audience. Who is their reader and are they strictly looking for an examination of wine quality – or lack thereof – or are they seeking lifestyle pieces where the quirky winemaker and extravagant vintner steal the show…

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Navigating the Changing Landscape of Wine Publicity

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Wine Publicity

Good wine writers look for what appeals to their audience. Who is their reader and are they strictly looking for an examination of wine quality – or lack thereof – or are they seeking lifestyle pieces where the quirky winemaker and extravagant vintner steal the show? The wine is simply a player in the story.

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Afternoon Brief, October 15

Afternoon Brief, October 15

Wine Supply Is Hitting a Tipping Point: I’ve been pointing out the slowdown in the growth rate of consumer demand by volume for some time now. We are still growing, but the growth rate is slowing, particularly when looking at volume…

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Afternoon Brief, October 12

Afternoon Brief, October 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Somm Struck Off over Tasting Leak The man responsible for the cancellation and rescheduling of the Master Sommelier tasting test has still not been officially named, but Wine-Searcher understands that the person in question … Today’s News: Napa Valley Vintners Encourage Other Groups to Join Their Fight […]

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Free Flow Wines Announces 22 Winners at the 2018 KEGGY Awards

Free Flow Wines Announces 22 Winners at the 2018 KEGGY Awards

Wine on tap programs nationwide are recognized for collectively saving more than 17 million bottles from the landfill with the use of Free Flow’s reusable stainless steel kegs. Napa, CA, October 12th, 2018 – Free Flow Wines announced 22 new winners at the 5th annual KEGGY Awards honoring wineries, distributors, equipment providers and restaurant operators for their exceptional […]

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Napa Valley Vintners Encourage Other Groups to Join Their Fight to Relax Tied House Rules

Napa Valley Vintners Encourage Other Groups to Join Their Fight to Relax Tied House Rules

At the Napa Valley Vintners, Associate Director of Labor Relations Michelle Novi is already thinking about next steps after achieving a measurable victory over antiquated “Tied House” rules in today’s environment of social media marketing and communication.

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Afternoon Brief, October 11

Afternoon Brief, October 11

Who Leaked the Somms’ Wine List? – This year’s Master Sommelier Diploma Examination taste test has been controversially struck down amid suspicions of cheating by one of the Master Sommeliers overseeing the examination

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South African Wine Week Returns to New Orleans November 7th-13th  

South African Wine Week Returns to New Orleans November 7th-13th  

Week-Long Promotion Celebrates the Vibrant Cultures of South Africa and New Orleans through Wine and Food New Orleans, LA October 11, 2018 – Wines of South Africa (WoSA) USA (www.wosa.us), the industry association which promotes the exports of South African wine, is excited to announce the second annual South African Wine Week taking place in New Orleans from November 7th to 13th, […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 10

Afternoon Brief, October 10

New Master Sommeliers Lose Title After Tasting Exam ‘Compromised’: Detailed information on wines forming part of last months tasting exam was leaked, said the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas division …

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