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Afternoon Brief, January 22

Afternoon Brief, January 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Consumers Turning to Private Label Wine More Often, Thanks to Supermarkets Private label wine is building momentum in the U.S., thanks to national supermarket chains such as Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Costco, and Whole Foods taking on the identity as trusted wine vendors, says Brian Sharoff, president of […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 19

Afternoon Brief, January 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Richard Kunde, Champion of Sonoma County Wine, Agriculture, Dies at 75 Richard Kunde, the generous and sociable scion of pioneering Valley of the Moon ranchers who became the nation’s largest seller of grapevine rootstock and who was a passionate promoter of Sonoma County grapes and wine, propelling […]

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Q&A J. Stephen Casscles: Growing and Hybridizing Grapes

Q&A J. Stephen Casscles: Growing and Hybridizing Grapes

J. Stephen Casscles was recognized as some of Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018 and on that occasion Steve shared some of his experience with growing hybrid grapes, rediscovering old grapes varieties and creating new ones.

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Grape Historian and Hybridizers

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Grape Historian and Hybridizers

J. Stephen Casscles, better known by friends as Steve Casscles, is an accomplished lawyer and winemaker. He graduated Marlboro Central High School, attended the State University of New York, Albany, and got his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. Ever the individualist, as a young man, rather than visit Europe, he traveled India and Nepal. He has been counsel to various New York state senators for more than 20 years. While his specialty is insurance and healthcare practices, he has also written or contributed to many of the liquor laws in New York state.

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Lot18, Broadway Video Enterprises & IFC Unveil New Wine Collection Inspired by the Hit Television Series ‘Portlandia’

Lot18, Broadway Video Enterprises & IFC Unveil New Wine Collection Inspired by the Hit Television Series ‘Portlandia’

Broadway Video and IFC’s Emmy® Award-winning original sketch comedy series Portlandia has teamed up with winemaker Lot18 to produce a collection of wine based on some of the show’s most memorable sketches. Just in time for the debut of its farewell season, each bottle is accompanied by a specially designed label, making it the perfect […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 18

Afternoon Brief, January 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Growing Grapes, Family, and Community in Sonoma County John and Terri Balletto planted their first vineyard in the mid-nineties on a 35 acre lot in Sebastopol (now part of the potential Sebastopol Hills AVA) where they were also building their home… Today’s […]

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Q&A John Balletto: Growing Grapes and a Family Wine Business in Sonoma County

Q&A John Balletto: Growing Grapes and a Family Wine Business in Sonoma County

John and Terri Balletto were recognized as some of Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018 and on that occasion John shared some of his thoughts on growing grapes and running a family wine business in Sonoma County. What are some of the challenges you see facing grape growers and wineries today? I think a big challenge […]

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Esteemed California Sustainable Winegrowing Program Lodi Rules™ Goes International

Esteemed California Sustainable Winegrowing Program Lodi Rules™ Goes International

Israel’s Golan Heights and Galil Mountain Wineries Achieve Historic Certification January 17, 2018, LODI, CA – The LODI RULES™ Sustainable Winegrowing Program, created by the Lodi Winegrape Commission and third-party certified by Protected Harvest, is making its first foray into the international market. Golan Heights Winery and subsidiary Galil Mountain Winery of Israel have the […]

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Growing Grapes, Family, and Community in Sonoma County

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Growing Grapes, Family, and Community in Sonoma County

John and Terri Balletto planted their first vineyard in the mid-nineties on a 35 acre lot in Sebastopol (now part of the potential Sebastopol Hills AVA) where they were also building their home. Back then, they were vegetable farmers, but the hill did not have enough water to grow produce, so with the advice of family friend Warren Dutton (Dutton Ranch), they planted 20 acres of Pinot, 10 of Chardonnay, and 5 of Pinot Gris.

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For Valentine’s Day Twist, Israeli Winery Pushes Historic Sparkling Wines

For Valentine’s Day Twist, Israeli Winery Pushes Historic Sparkling Wines

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 – For Valentine’s Day this February 14, Yarden Inc., the importer of Israel’s leading wines, urges American drinkers to turn to the Land of Milk and Honey for inspiration. While most might typically associate Valentine’s Day with romance – traditionally celebrated with chocolates, champagne and roses – Yarden wants to add […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 17

Afternoon Brief, January 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: The Alternative Wine Packaging Trailblazer Jordan Kivelstadt is a straight-shooter. Innovator? Check. Relationship builder? Check again. Saving the planet? Check… Today’s News: Finger Lakes In Pursuit of Excellence: The New Generation Pioneering winemakers from all over the worlds helped to shape the […]

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: The Alternative Wine Packaging Trailblazer

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: The Alternative Wine Packaging Trailblazer

Jordan Kivelstadt is a straight-shooter. Innovator? Check. Relationship builder? Check again. Saving the planet? Check. This young man, who just recently turned 36 years old, is one of our winners of the Most Inspiring People of 2018 series. He is an impressive forward-thinker, disrupting old theories of wine packaging as he goes forth.

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Cognac Celebrates a Strong 2017 as Exports Continue to Grow

Cognac Celebrates a Strong 2017 as Exports Continue to Grow

For the third year running, Cognac exports grew in 2017, reaching their highest ever levels in both volume and value. Tese good results are despite the April 2017 frosts, which in the end affected production less than anticipated. With nearly 98% of production exported, the Cognac appellation expanded its export markets in 2017, witnessing growth of more than […]

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Finger Lakes In Pursuit of Excellence: The New Generation

Finger Lakes In Pursuit of Excellence: The New Generation

Pioneering winemakers from all over the worlds helped to shape the Finger Lakes into a modern region. These founding winemakers began growing vinifera and raised the quality of wine, and that in turn attracted a new generation of talented individuals, who continue to push the boundaries and carry on the pursuit of excellence in the Finger Lakes.

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Afternoon Brief, January 16

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Sales Gain 2% on Slow and Steady Growth U.S. wine sales posted slower growth in 2017 than in 2016, but the steady pace of gains is helping wine edge out other forms of alcohol with consumers… Today’s News: Young Winemakers Paving the Way for Development of […]

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