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Afternoon Brief, March 20

Afternoon Brief, March 20

How the Flooding Affected Sonoma’s 2019 Vintage: Northern California wineries and vineyards continue to clean up and dry out from the unusually heavy rainfall that hit in late February and caused some of the areas’ worst floods in 20 years…

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Afternoon Brief, March 19

Afternoon Brief, March 19

Vintage Wine Estates Purchases 1,986 Acre Laetitia Winery Estate on the California Central Coast: Vintage Wine Estates has purchased Laetitia Vineyard & Winery. Laetitia, located in the Arroyo Grande AVA, is one of the notable, foundation wineries of the region…

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Afternoon Brief, March 18

Afternoon Brief, March 18

Constellation Brands May Sell Cheap Wine Brands to Gallo: Constellation Brands may sell off some of its lower-end wine brands to Gallo Winery, according to CNBC. The report comes after Constellation said last month that it may sell up to 40% of its wine brands because they are underperforming…

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Afternoon Brief, March 15

Afternoon Brief, March 15

Big Vintners Face Challenges as Market Growth Slows: Shifting market conditions mean the wine industry needs to meet consumers where they’re at, according to the latest data from market research firm Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates…

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Afternoon Brief, March 14

Afternoon Brief, March 14

It’s Snowing in California Vineyards, and Winemakers Are Loving it – Whether or not you’re a skier or snowboarder, you know the adage. If it’s raining in San Francisco, it must be snowing in Tahoe …

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Afternoon Brief, March 13

Afternoon Brief, March 13

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Named Best Wine in the World as Vivino Announces 2019 Wine Style Award Winners: Vivino, the worlds largest online wine marketplace and most downloaded wine app, today announced Vivinos 2019 Wine Style Award winners …

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Afternoon Brief, March 12

Afternoon Brief, March 12

The Maddening Business of Marketing to Millennials: “I do think Bordeaux is potentially losing a generation,” argues NYC-based sommelier Cedric Nicaise. “The wines are expensive, seen as ‘old’ by many younger people and are not cool …

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Afternoon Brief, March 11

Afternoon Brief, March 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: US Wine Exports Decline Over the Last 12 Months Wine exports decline over past 12 months. U.S. wine exports have declined over the last year through December by 12 percent in volume and 5 percent in value, according to a recent report by bw166, a wine industry […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 8

Afternoon Brief, March 8

How Producers Dial in the Right Shade of Pink for Rosé: Midway between red and white wines, rosé is a style that requires precision-getting the balance right, in terms of color, aromatics, texture, and freshness. An appealing rosé needs aromatics, but to please a broad range of consumers it also needs to stay on the bright and refreshing side of things…

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Afternoon Brief, March 7

Afternoon Brief, March 7

After Floods, Sonoma County Wine Industry Tallies Losses: Last week, a series of powerful storms inundated Sonoma County, dumping 7 inches of rain in Sebastopol and as much as 20 inches in Venado, an unincorporated community in the hills between Guerneville and Healdsburg, all in the span of just 48 hours…

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Afternoon Brief, March 6

Afternoon Brief, March 6

How Wine Businesses Are Using Emerging Technologies: Technology plays a vital role in all aspects of our lives, but with the speed of new developments, the choice of what tech to use and how to use it can be dizzying. At the “Emerging Technologies in the Wines and Spirits Industry” panel held at Vinexpo in New York City on Monday, wine industry professionals discussed the latest platforms and services they’re using to help optimize their businesses…

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Afternoon Brief, March 5

Afternoon Brief, March 5

Vintage Wine Estates Purchases Wine Packaging Pioneer Alloy Wine Works: Vintage Wine Estates is excited to announce the acquisition of Alloy Wine Works, one of the first innovators of fine varietal, appellated wines available in aluminum cans…

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Afternoon Brief, March 4

Afternoon Brief, March 4

Napa Valley Vintner John R. Shafer Dies at Age 94: The Shafer family is deeply saddened to announce the death of their father, longtime vintner, philanthropist and winery founder, John Shafer on March 2, 2019…

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Afternoon Brief, March 1

Afternoon Brief, March 1

Gallo to Pay Civil Penalty, Make Safety Improvements to Winery: In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, E.&.J. Gallo Winery will pay a $58,000 civil penalty and make improvements to address the risk of chemical accidents at its wine production facility in Fresno …

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Afternoon Brief, February 28

Afternoon Brief, February 28

The Changing Face of Luxury Wine: Given current economic conditions, the high rollers seem to keep wining across the globe. Given the ever-higher stakes for luxury products across the world, there continues to be greater interest in luxury wines across all price points. However, surprisingly, there is still very little firm data out there as to what actually defines the luxury wine market …

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