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Afternoon Brief, November 21

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa’s Colgin Cellars Sells Majority Stake to French Luxury Titan LVMH Colgin owners Ann Colgin and her husband, Joe Wender, have agreed to sell 60 percent of their Napa Valley winery to French luxury conglomerate LVMH… Today’s News: The Pros and Cons of Shelf Talkers Retailers discuss […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 20

Afternoon Brief, November 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Massive Gallo Winery Could Mean ‘Free-for-All’ in Lodi Wine Country Phil Abba has a working relationship with E&J Gallo. His family has sold grapes to the Modesto-based winemaker since the 1960s. That doesn’t mean he wants Gallo, the largest exporter of California wine, building a massive new winery […]

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Afternoon Brief: November 17

Afternoon Brief: November 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, today announced Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 as the 2017 Wine of the Year… Today’s News: Wine Country Tourism Picks […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 16

Afternoon Brief, November 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The DOCa Rioja Control Board Opens 2018 Registration for the Official Rioja Wine Educators Programme The DOCa Rioja Control Board opens registration for the Official Rioja Wine Educators Programme. It is a course designed to have official educators across the world whose training is based on both […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 15

Afternoon Brief, November 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Atmospheric River Brings Storm and Flash Flood Warnings to Fire-Ravaged Wine Country The first atmospheric river-fueled storm of the season is expected to make landfall in California on Wednesday afternoon, when it will dump inches of rain in the Bay Area, disgorge up to a foot of […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 14

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Paul Hobbs Winery Buys Alexander Valley Vineyard Silverado Investment and Management Company has sold vineyard property to Paul Hobbs Winery of Sebastopol. The sale was announced by Zepponi & Company, a Santa Rosa-based merger and acquisition advisory firm… Today’s News: Trial Shows Amino Acid Based Nutrients to […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 13

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2017 After tasting more than 16,000 wines from vineyards around the globe, the editors at Wine Spectator are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2017… Today’s News: Livermore Wineries Report Bump in Business […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 10

Afternoon Brief, November 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Using Data to Assess Damage of Wine Country Fires The fires in October were the costliest in California’s history to date. 42 lives were lost and damage estimates exceed $3 Billion. In the aftermath, we leveraged open source and proprietary GIS information for both Sonoma and Napa […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 9

Afternoon Brief, November 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma Tasting Room Battle Heats Up How many tasting rooms are too many? Some Sonoma locals think the 33 in the vicinity of the town’s central square, the Sonoma Plaza, are simply too many… Today’s News: Kosta Browne Winery Founders to Step Down from Sebastopol Winery Founders […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 8

Afternoon Brief, November 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Tourism Group to Spend $2 Million Urging Visitors to Return to Wine Country The state’s main tourism agency will spend about $2 million to help spread the word that travelers should not cancel their plans to visit Sonoma County and greater wine country in the aftermath […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 7

Afternoon Brief, November 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Ingenuity and Technology Making Advances for the Wine Industry Whether solving a problem or seizing an opportunity, these five wine industry suppliers used ingenuity and technology to develop innovative products and solutions for vineyards and wineries. They represent the vanguard of product and service innovation that is […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 6

Afternoon Brief, November 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Questions Smolder for North Coast Wine Business After Fires It may take months to know the full impact of this year’s massive wildfires on North Coast wine businesses. Some of the damage has been plain to see in the gut-wrenching images of the relatively number of wineries […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 3

Afternoon Brief, November 3

Constellation Brands Rejects Smoke Tainted Grapes from Sonoma Grower
The Bucklin family’s relationship with Constellation Brands stretches back more than three decades. That’s how long Constellation – a global wine corporation expected to generate $7.33 billion in revenue this year, and owner of California wine brands like Robert Mondavi and Ravenswood – has bought grapes from Old Hill Ranch, the Bucklins’ 35-acre Sonoma Valley vineyard…

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Afternoon Brief, November 2

Afternoon Brief, November 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: 2017 Mayacamas Could Be Lost After California Fires The 2017 vintage of the Napa-based winery Mayacamas could be completely lost after the devastating California fires, its estate manager Jimmy Hayes revealed to dbHK today… Today’s News: Red All the Rage How big is the gap between red […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 1

Afternoon Brief, November 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: What California Winery Anniversaries Can Teach About Success in Wine and Business This year, several of California’s most notable wine producers are celebrating anniversaries that are important not just as special occasions themselves, but because they give wine-lovers a chance to consider just how substantially the industry […]

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