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Afternoon Brief, May 23

Afternoon Brief, May 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Can-Do Attitude: Avoiding Pitfalls with Canned Wine Winemakers discuss tips and best practices for packaging wine in the new format… Today’s News: California Wine Sales in U.S. Market Hit $35.2 Billion in 2017 California wine shipments in the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $35.2 billion […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 22

Afternoon Brief, May 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping: Zinfandel and Rosé on the Rise, While Red Blends Underperform Their Peers In January, we released the 2018 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report, which offers an exclusive deep dive into the direct-to-consumer wine shipping channel with our partners Wines & Vines… Today’s News: Registration Opens […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 21

Afternoon Brief, May 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Domestic Rosé Gaining Market Share from French The rosé trend still shows no sign of slowing with its third consecutive year with over fifty percent growth… Today’s News: Future of Wine May Include Drones and Edible Bottles, Says Merchant Future wine lovers may be able to eat […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 18

Afternoon Brief, May 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The World’s Most Wanted Napa Wines It’s that time of year again, when we round up the “who’s who?” of the wine world. And for this popularity contest, where else would we start but Napa?… Today’s News: TTB Extends and Expands Alternate Procedure for Claiming New Federal […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 17

Afternoon Brief, May 17

C Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Alcohol Industry Pushes Lawmakers to Uncork Excise Tax Relief The alcohol industry is pressing Congress to make permanent the excise tax relief it received under the Republican tax law… Today’s News: Adaptation and Innovation Keep Oldest Mid-Atlantic Wineries Thriving How long has Jerry Forest been in […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 16

Afternoon Brief, May 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The ‘Next Big Thing’ in Wine Lighter, more refreshing wines. Vermentino. Low-pyrazine Sauvignon Blanc, possibly from Lake County. E-commerce. Vermouth. Reds that are darker than rosé but lighter than popular red blends… Today’s News: Why an Ancient Winemaking Technique Is Making a Comeback From Italy to Oregon, […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 15

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lasers Battle Birds in Sonoma County Vineyard Scarecrows, raptors and robotic facsimiles, propane cannons, reflective flags, netting – farmers have been trying all kinds of methods over the centuries to keep birds from turning their hard work into a feast just as the crop is ready for […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 14

Afternoon Brief, May 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: U.S. Premium Wine Rides on Household Wealth Boom, but ‘Headwinds’ Are Gaining, Says Wells Fargo Economist While U.S. interest rates remain at low single-digit levels, increases could cut into consumer wage and investment income, and that could prove challenging for how much they have to spend on […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 11

Afternoon Brief, May 11

Small Wineries Hoping for Tax Cuts Face Massive Tax Hikes Instead
Last year’s big tax bill included excise-tax cuts for American wineries, but an error means many now face a potential tax hike…

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Afternoon Brief, May 10

Afternoon Brief, May 10

New Hampshire Lowers the Boom on Wine Shipping
The state’s motto is “Live Free or Die” unless you’re selling wine, that is…

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Afternoon Brief, May 9

Afternoon Brief, May 9

High Impact Vineyard Practices Can Promote Sustainability
Vintners and growers of wine grapes are being alerted to sustainability practices that will give them the greatest bang for their buck…

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Wine Sellers Charge “Gangster Tactics” by Liquor Commission over Shipping Sales
A national group of wine sellers is accusing the New Hampshire Liquor Commission of abusing its power and using “gangster tactics” to block wine shipments from out of state, the latest in an ongoing spat between the two groups over sales…

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Concern over Accurate Labeling Grows
Despite decades in which California wine producers have sadly, yet legally and profitably labeled their products as “Champagne,” and “Port,” advocates of what a geographical place really conveys are finally fighting to get what they believe is essential information conveyed to consumers at large…

Afternoon Brief, May 4

Afternoon Brief, May 4

TTB Accepts Record $900,000 Offer in Compromise for Trade Practice Violations
TTB has accepted a $900,000 offer in compromise from Warsteiner Importers Agency Inc. for alleged violations of the trade practice provisions of the FAA Act. This is the largest single offer in compromise for trade practice violations accepted by TTB to date…

Afternoon Brief, May 3

Afternoon Brief, May 3

Gallo Acquires Rancho Real Vineyard
An affiliate of E. & J. Gallo Winery announced today it has purchased Rancho Real Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley appellation of Santa Barbara County…