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Afternoon Brief, February 1

Afternoon Brief, February 1

Malibu Winery Sues Electricity Company After Fire: Cielo Farms winery, along with multiple homeowners, filed a suit at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday (29 January), blaming Southern California Edison (SCE) for the losses caused by the Woolsey Fire …

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Afternoon Brief January 31

Afternoon Brief January 31

Wine and Sex Off the Millennial Menu
The State of the Industry presentation Wednesday at the annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento wasn’t quite as gloomy as Silicon Valley Bank’s dark take on the future two weeks earlier. Instead of “duck and cover”, it was more motivational, as grapegrowers were encouraged to strap their boots on and fight for their future…

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Afternoon Brief January 30

Afternoon Brief January 30

Napa’s Board of Supervisors Swamped with Public Comments over Vineyard Development Rules
Napa County supervisors finally had their say on how to balance oak and watershed protections with new vineyard development after hearing plenty of passionate, conflicting advice from the public…

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Afternoon Brief, January 29

Afternoon Brief, January 29

Chris Bilbro, Founder of Sonoma’s Marietta Cellars and Father to Three Winemakers, Dies at 72
Bilbro built a successful winery by making bold red blends from old Sonoma vineyards that other wineries ignored…

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Afternoon Brief, January 28

Afternoon Brief, January 28

Winegrowers Instructed on ‘Future-Proofing’ Napa Wine in the Digital Age: Is Napas wine industry ready for the future? Paul Mabray thinks not. Mabray, CEO of market research company Emetry.io, offered this take at a Napa Valley Grapegrowers symposium Wednesday, ..

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: The Vine Whisperer

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: The Vine Whisperer

Anybody growing grapes in the Santa Cruz Mountains has heard the name Prudy Foxx. If they have a true love of the vine and all it stands for, they’ve hired her to help them grow the best grapes possible. Foxx is a well-known, well-traveled, and well-schooled viticultural consultant, helping vineyard owners decide the best varieties to grow and how best to grow them in their particular microclimate. And here in the mountains, everything is microclimate.

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Afternoon Brief, January 25

Afternoon Brief, January 25

Direct Sales Alters US Wine Market: In 2018, wineries shipped more than 6 million cases of wine, a nine percent increase over the previous year, according to Larry Cormier’s presentation at the annual Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium held in Concord, California. Cormier is the general manager of the Colorado-based ShipCompliant/Sovos company, which gathers this data for presentation to the wine community each year…

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Afternoon Brief, January 24

Afternoon Brief, January 24

Rombauer Vineyards Acquires Renwood Winery Facility in Sierra Foothills: Rombauer Vineyards, one of Napa Valley’s premier, family-owned wineries, today announced the purchase of the Renwood Winery facility in Amador County. The sale includes 20 acres of vineyards, the wine production facility, and the tasting room located at 12225 Steiner Road in Plymouth, California…

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Afternoon Brief, January 23

Afternoon Brief, January 23

DTC Channel Is Reaching Maturity for Wine: Larry Cormier, General Manager, ShipCompliance by Sovos, presented the topline results from their annual Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report based on the 8 million transactions a year filtered through ShipCompliant by Sovos at the DTC Wine Symposium Wednesday…

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DTC Channel Is Reaching Maturity for Wine

DTC Channel Is Reaching Maturity for Wine

Larry Cormier, General Manager, ShipCompliance by Sovos, presented the topline results from their annual Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report based on the 8 million transactions a year filtered through ShipCompliant by Sovos at the DTC Wine Symposium Wednesday. The good news is that shipments broke the $3 billion mark in 2018 with continued growth […]

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: A Role Model and Advocate for Women in Leadership

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: A Role Model and Advocate for Women in Leadership

Dina Opici is President of Opici Family Distributing, a family-owned wine and spirits distribution company based in Glen Rock, New Jersey, established by her great-grandparents, Joseph and Esther Opici in 1934, then led for over 40 years by her grandparents, Hubert and Rose Opici, beginning in 1944. The company is part of The Opici Group, which also includes and the import business, Opici Wines.

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Afternoon Brief, January 22

Afternoon Brief, January 22

Supreme Court’s Wine-Regulation Case Focuses on Protectionism:

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Striving for Quality and Uniqueness

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Striving for Quality and Uniqueness

Roman Roth’s competitive fire was mentioned by many of his associates. It has driven Wolffer Estate to star status in a wine region that now occupies an international stage with Roth playing a leading role during that ascent. It has earned him, besides numerous accolades and critical acclaim, recognition as one of Wine’s Most Inspiring People.

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Afternoon Brief, January 21

Afternoon Brief, January 21

US Government Shutdown Hits Wine Hard: The longest partial government shutdown in US history is a buzz-kill. And not just for the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who are missing their paychecks, but for the wine industry, which depends on a network of government entities to approve labels, imports and perform lab analysis…

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: A Wine Communication Artist

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: A Wine Communication Artist

As one gets to know Brown and follows her unconventional life to where it has lead her now – to the top of the wine writing heap – it becomes evident that this simple belief, or really practice, has been the reason her life has been an adventure. Not an adventure of extreme sports or pushing the limits, but an adventure of exploration. She chooses a path and excels, then may choose another path and give that avenue her full attention.

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