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Afternoon Brief, November 14

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Are Napa Valley Growers Smart to Rely so Heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon? : A panel of grape growing pundits held court last week during the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Rootstock trade show on the wisdom of relying so heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon…

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Napa Valley Vintners Invests Additional $4.1 Million in Funding Toward Community Health Nonprofits

Napa Valley Vintners Invests Additional $4.1 Million in Funding Toward Community Health Nonprofits

Services improve the lives of nearly 70,000 clients throughout Napa County 11/14/2018 – St. Helena, CA—The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) today announced an additional $4.1 million in funding to 15 Napa County nonprofit partners. These local nonprofits provide services via these funds to nearly 70,000 Napa County clients under the community health umbrella. The $4.1 […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 13

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Malibu Coast AVA Devastated by Woolsley Fire – Some Structures Saved by Vines: Vineyards and wineries in the Malibu Coast AVA have been heavily damaged or destroyed by the still-raging Woolsey fire in the coastal hills west of Los Angeles…

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Afternoon Brief, November 12

Afternoon Brief, November 12

North Coast Wineries Bullish on Organic Grapes to Drive Growth: Walk down the aisle at the local Whole Foods Market or any other similar grocer. Almost everywhere you look, there are organic products on prominent display, from lettuce to macaroni and cheese to ice cream. But over at the wine section? Not so much…

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Afternoon Brief, November 9

Afternoon Brief, November 9

Scientists Find Compound in Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Could Reverse Ageing: In good news for hedonists, scientists have discovered a compound present in both dark chocolate and red wine may help you look younger by rejuvenating cells …

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Afternoon Brief, November 8

Afternoon Brief, November 8

New Mondavi Plan Upsets Some Locals: Despite the passing of its two iconic founding brothers Robert and Peter and the sale of the Robert Mondavi Winery in 2004, the current and third generation of Mondavi family members continues to show a keen interest in the wine business …

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Mouthfeel Lessons Learned – Troubleshooting Fermentations

Mouthfeel Lessons Learned – Troubleshooting Fermentations

“Mouthfeel, or how a wine feels on your cheeks and tongue when you taste it, is one of the most important sensory aspects that communicates ‘quality’ in a wine,” says Alison Crowe of Plata Wines.

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Afternoon Brief, November 7

Afternoon Brief, November 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: John Fetzer Sells Mendocino’s Saracina Vineyards to the Taub Family’s Heritance Vintners The Taub family, owners of Palm Bay International, one of the nations leading wine importers, is expanding its presence in California … Today’s News: California Supermarket Chain Raley’s Ups Its Game in Beverage Alcohol California-based […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 6

Afternoon Brief, November 6

Jim Bernau Responds to Copper Cane’s Joe Wagner: The article regarding Oregon Vintners Pushing Back on Copper Cane’s Labels generated a lot of interest, as did last week’s Joe Wagner Responds: Copper Cane owner explains his side of the story, published by the Oregon Wine Press and included the daily roundup …

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3 Badge Beverage Corporation Expands Gehricke Wines with Addition of Petite Sirah

3 Badge Beverage Corporation Expands Gehricke Wines with Addition of Petite Sirah

Sonoma, Calif., (Nov 06, 2018) – 3 Badge Beverage Corporation’s Gehricke Wines has added Petite Sirah to its line of ultra-premium wines from Sonoma County. The newest Gehricke wine was sourced from Petite Sirah vineyards in Sonoma Valley. “Growing up in Sonoma, I spent a lot of time exploring the local countryside and neighboring vineyards […]

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Can You Beat This? Kokomo’s 100-Point Score in the North Coast Wine Challenge a Game-Changer

Can You Beat This? Kokomo’s 100-Point Score in the North Coast Wine Challenge a Game-Changer

When winemaker Erik Miller got the call informing him that his 2015 Gopher Hill Pinot had just garnered a 100-point score, and oh, by the way, it took Best of Show at the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge, he didn’t quite know what to expect.

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Afternoon Brief, November 5

Afternoon Brief, November 5

E&J Gallo Continues Its Push on Premium: Kozel’s focus, who joined Gallo 18 years ago, continues to be the company’s push on premium, which has seen it gradually move beyond big volume sub $10 wines to more premium, boutique labels, such as Orin Swift, J Vineyards and Talbott …

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Afternoon Brief, November 1

Afternoon Brief, November 1

Joe Wagner Responds to Copper Cane Controversy: Copper Cane founder Joe Wagner has largely stayed quiet and out of the press as controversy swirls around his using of Oregon place names on his wines. In early October, he agreed to a lengthy phone interview with Oregon Wine Press; what follows are excerpts from that conversation…

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Preventing Stuck Fermentations While Preserving Wine Quality

Preventing Stuck Fermentations While Preserving Wine Quality

“If you’ve ever had a stuck ferment, you want to avoid that in the future. In the past, I’ve battled with stuck fermentations that were mainly fructose, and they’re a bear to restart.”

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Afternoon Brief, October 31

Afternoon Brief, October 31

Legal Strategies for Grape Growers When Wineries Talk ‘Smoke Taint’ After Wildfires: Following on last year’s Northern California firestorm in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano counties, various North Bay regions have also seen wildfires in 2018…

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