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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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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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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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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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Afternoon Brief, January 15

Afternoon Brief, January 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Announcing the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstake Winners After receiving 6,960 entries from 35 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, presented by BevMo!, has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few… Today’s News: Wine’s Most Inspiring […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 12

Afternoon Brief, January 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silicon Valley Bank Wine Business Forecast Warns of Slowing Sales Growth Sales of premium wine will continue to grow in 2018, but producers in premium regions such as the California North Coast had better up their marketing game to reach younger consumers amid signs that the U.S. […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 11

Afternoon Brief, January 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Crafting Wine and Legacy in Washington Chris Upchurch is at a point in his life where the temptation is to look back, at more than 26 years as a winemaker and partner at Washington state powerhouse DeLille Cellars, at stints as a […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 10

Afternoon Brief, January 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Defender of the Consumer Palate and Your Right to Choose Tim Hanni, one of two resident Americans to receive the title Master of Wine and well-known industry myth-buster, would like the wine industry to stop foisting untruths upon an unsuspecting public… Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 9

Afternoon Brief, January 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: SVB on Wine: Disturbing Sales Growth Trends Through September Most of wineries have already developed their strategic plans for 2018 and are starting to execute. The plans had to be put together using history as a guide, laced with a hint of a best guess. That’s just […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 8

Afternoon Brief, January 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: A Pillar of Oregon’s Wine Tourism Industry Wayne Bailey, a vintner known for sustainable farming practices advises, “The best fertilizer is the farmer’s footprint.” Baileys footprint has far exceeded the 50 acres of his Youngberg Hill estate in Willamette Valley to play […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 5

Afternoon Brief, January 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Third Quarter Sales Miss, No Hit from Legalized Pot Constellation Brands missed Wall Street estimates for third quarter revenue on Friday and said wine and spirit sales for the full-year would be at the low end of a previous forecast, sending its shares down as much […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 4

Afternoon Brief, January 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How Alcohol Damages Stem Cell DNA and Increases Cancer Risk Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday… Today’s News: How […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 3

Afternoon Brief, January 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Allows Drinks Producers to Pay for Taxi Rides Home California has unanimously passed a bill that will allow drinks producers to offer free or discounted lifts through taxi companies and services like Uber to those out drinking… Today’s News: Tactics Associated with DTC Success Direct to […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 2

Afternoon Brief, January 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Do Celebrity Wines Sell? Industry professionals discuss how fame affects the retail sales of wines associated with actors, musicians, and sports stars… Today’s News: In Pursuit of Excellence: Trade, Media and Producers Weigh In Nova Cadamatre is director of winemaking for Constellation’s Canandaigua Winery, developing the 240 […]

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