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Afternoon Brief, October 12

Afternoon Brief, October 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Somm Struck Off over Tasting Leak The man responsible for the cancellation and rescheduling of the Master Sommelier tasting test has still not been officially named, but Wine-Searcher understands that the person in question … Today’s News: Napa Valley Vintners Encourage Other Groups to Join Their Fight […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 11

Afternoon Brief, October 11

Who Leaked the Somms’ Wine List? – This year’s Master Sommelier Diploma Examination taste test has been controversially struck down amid suspicions of cheating by one of the Master Sommeliers overseeing the examination

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Afternoon Brief, October 10

Afternoon Brief, October 10

New Master Sommeliers Lose Title After Tasting Exam ‘Compromised’: Detailed information on wines forming part of last months tasting exam was leaked, said the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas division …

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Afternoon Brief, October 9

Afternoon Brief, October 9

‘Smoke Taint’ Worries Rile Northern California Growers as Wine Grapes Rejected After Summer Wildfires: Major Lake County wine grape grower and vintner Clay Shannon plans to crush about 6,000 tons of grapes this year, enough to make about 360,000 standard 12-bottle cases of wine …

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Afternoon Brief, October 8

Afternoon Brief, October 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Top 100 2018 Congratulations to wine & spirits’ 2018 top 100 wineries … Today’s News: New Research Study Highlights Motivational Differences of Wine Consumers by Generation As a consumer, shopping for wine can be overwhelming. The aisles are full of wine bottles, each […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 5

Afternoon Brief, October 5

Is it Taint, or Revenge? : Last month, the Oregon Winegrowers Association complained about a deceptive new wine label by California wine producer Joe Wagner, the creator of Meiomi Pinot Noir…

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Afternoon Brief, October 4

Afternoon Brief, October 4

Local Experts Weigh in on the State of the North Coast Wine Industry: What’s been happening in the North Coast wine industry? Specifically developed to for wineries in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties…

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Afternoon Brief, October 3

Afternoon Brief, October 3

What Do Winemakers Worry About? In Napa It’s Not Wildfires: During a recent visit to Napa Valley I quizzed winemakers on the thing that they worry most about with regard to winemaking — it’s worth noting not a single person said wildfires…

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Afternoon Brief, October 2

Afternoon Brief, October 2

California Winery Blames ‘Smoke Taint’ from Wildfires in Canceling Rogue Valley Grape Contracts: Dozens of vineyard owners in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley region opened their mail on Sept. 22 to discover a notice from California-based Copper Cane LLC canceling their contracts for this year’s grapes…

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Afternoon Brief, October 1

Afternoon Brief, October 1

Michigan’s Protectionist Wine Shipping Ban Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Court: On Friday the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan ruled Michigan’s discriminatory ban on wine shipments from out-of-state retailers is unconstitutional and enjoined Michigan from enforcing the ban on out of state retailer shipping…

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Afternoon Brief, September 28

Afternoon Brief, September 28

U.S. Supreme Court Decision May Open the Door (or Slam it Shut!) on Direct to Consumer Shipping by Retailers: The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear the appeal in a case that could drastically change the landscape for direct to consumer wine shipments by retailers in the United States…

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Afternoon Brief, September 27

Afternoon Brief, September 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Oxygen Transfer Rates: Small Amounts Can Mean Big Differences to Wine Sensory Profiles Gone are the days when screw caps and synthetic cork wine closures automatically translated to inferior wine… Today’s News: New Law on Winery Social Media Ads for Certain Retailer-Hosted Events Governor Brown recently signed […]

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Afternoon Brief: September 26

Afternoon Brief: September 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa’s Bremer Case May Have Larger Winery Visitation Implications Napa Countys court case against Bremer Family Winery east of St. Helena has raised an issue that the county fears could roil its winery regulation waters… Today’s News: Sonoma City Council Left with Sour Taste over Tasting-Room Embargo […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 25th

Afternoon Brief, September 25th

Oregon Moves to Protect Wine From False Labels: Oregon pinot noir is so popular that some winemakers elsewhere are making false links to the states viticultural areas for their own wines, and might be breaking the law, experts testified Monday at a hearing at the Capitol…

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Afternoon Brief: September 24

Afternoon Brief: September 24

Sonoma County Wine Auction, Presented by Visa Signature, Breaks Records and Raises Over $5.7 Million at Annual Charitable Fundraising Event: The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation and George F. Hamel, Jr., 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction Honorary Chair, are excited to announce over $5.7 million was raised at the 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature®, breaking records…

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