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Afternoon Brief, June 1

Afternoon Brief, June 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Critic Wars: The Producer Strikes Back Ever wondered what wine producers really think of critics? Read one irate summation of the state of wine reviewing… Today’s News: Paso Robles’ Next Wine Wave Central Coast city embraces winemaking and wine tasting growth, inside and outside city limits… Napa […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 31

Afternoon Brief, May 31

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How Producers Are Returning to Winemaking’s Roots Producers all over the world are going back to winemaking’s roots by reviving the age-old practice of aging wine in clay pots, a method that creates exceptional bottles you are going to want on your shelf… Today’s News: Beneath the […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 30

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Cult Cabs: Why Screaming Eagle Fetches Top Dollar The shock lingered with the crowd under the white tent at Auction Napa Valley, well after the swirl of confetti settled… Today’s News: Sonoma State University Unveils Wine Spectator Learning Center New $11 million home for the Wine Business […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 29

Afternoon Brief, May 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Close Calls as 44 Best of Class Wines Clash in Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition Sweepstakes As we gathered for the judging of the sweepstakes wines at the Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition earlier this month, the suspense was killing us… Today’s News: Wine May Battle Cannabis […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 25

Afternoon Brief, May 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: United States Takes Action Against Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer announced today that the Trump Administration has requested that the World Trade Organization establish a dispute settlement panel to examine unfair regulations […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 24

Afternoon Brief, May 24

Napa Storytelling: Why So Serious? A Research Study
We all love a good story, and the wine business has long recognized the need of good stories to sell wine. Stories differentiate wineries in the stories plot, persona, and person. How these stories are crafted is meant to appeal to a particular audience…

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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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