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Afternoon Brief, September 29

Afternoon Brief, September 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Thieves Uproot 500 Vines and Steal Grapes in Bordeaux Around seven tons of grapes have been stolen from vineyards in Bordeaux mid-harvest, a double blow for producers already suffering one of the lowest yielding harvests in the country’s history… Today’s News: Amazon Dealt a Distribution Blow Amazon’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 28

Afternoon Brief, September 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2017 Winning Wines Announced Sonoma County Harvest Fair is the largest regional wine competition in the United States. Any wine made with grapes grown in Sonoma County, with a Sonoma County designated AVA as the only region listed on the bottle is eligible […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 27

Afternoon Brief, September 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: WineAmerica Study Shows $219.9 Billion Economic Impact of U.S. Wine Industry in 2017 WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, today unveiled a national economic impact study showing the wine industry’s total benefit to the American economy at $219.9 billion in 2017… Today’s News: Central Virginia Wine […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 26

Afternoon Brief, September 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Opus One Winery Fined for Accidental Grape Waste Discharge Opus One Winery has agreed to pay nearly $12,000 for accidentally dumping an unknown quantity of grape waste in the Napa River during last year’s harvest, according to court records and the parties involved… Today’s News: After Hectic […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 25

Afternoon Brief, September 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: A Pathway to Wholesale Success for the Small Producer “There is an inherent David and Goliath dynamic in three-tier distribution,” says Brian Rosen, owner of BevStrat. “It is skewed toward the top 300 brands globally, and the top five distributors focus on these brands, through which 98.4% […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 22

Afternoon Brief, September 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New Machine Uses Gravity to Meet Grape Sorting Challenges Could the French Tribaie be the next big thing for ensuring quality of wine with its unique grape-sorting process? This time of year Northern California is focused on grapes and the quality and condition in which they arrive […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 21

Afternoon Brief, September 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Institute Releases Results of New California Wine Tourism Survey Results of a new online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults who recently visited California wine country were released today, offering insights to wineries and local wine associations in understanding and enhancing the experience of visitors […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 20

Afternoon Brief, September 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma City Considers Moratorium on New Wine Tasting Rooms Is it possible to have too much wine in Sonoma? On a personal, by-the-glass level, well, of course it is. But in a city built around the wine industry, can you still reach wine saturation… Today’s News: Decanter […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 19

Afternoon Brief, September 19

Wine Maven Kurniawan, Convicted of Fraud, Loses Bid for Freedom
The convicted Indonesian wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan on Monday failed to persuade a U.S. judge to set aside his 10-year prison term for counterfeiting an estimated $30 million of wine…

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Afternoon Brief, September 18

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Cabernet Underpins Double-Digit Sales Growth
August data show spike in domestic wine overall and continued expansion of direct shipments…

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Afternoon Brief, September 15

Afternoon Brief, September 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Charles Banks: From Screaming Eagle to Jailbird With his wine finances finally untangled by the sale of his share of Mayacamas, former winery owner Charles Banks reported last week to a comfortable prison with lousy food to serve his four-year term for fraud… Today’s News: Finding the […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 14

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silver Oak Owners Buy Oregon Vineyard from Dick Erath The family behind Napa Valley’s Silver Oak is the newest landowner in Oregon’s booming Pinot Noir scene. Wine Spectator has learned that the Duncan family has purchased Prince Hill Vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills appellation of Oregon’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 13

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Supervisors Agree on New Winery Rule-Breaker Policies Napa County supervisors are almost finished sharpening rules to deal with rural winery rule-breakers, with March 27 set to become a red-letter date… Today’s News: Experts Fear Global Wine Industry Lags Dangerously Behind in Embracing Social Media “We have […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 12

Afternoon Brief, September 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Vinexpo to Go to Sonoma in 2018 The news was revealed this morning to press at the Orangerie in Vienna’s Schloss Schönbrunn, the location of the inaugural Vinexpo Explorer… Today’s News: Behind the Scenes with a Successful Winery Video Team In digital marketing, quality content is key […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 11

Afternoon Brief, September 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Torrid Temperatures Shrivel California Wine Grapes to Raisins Humans weren’t the only ones caught off guard and uncomfortable by the Bay Area’s Labor Day weekend heat spike. Wine grapes, unaccustomed to those temperatures at this time of year, were left shriveling on the vines… Today’s News: Rosé […]

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