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Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, September 7

Afternoon Brief, September 7

Why the Tasting Room Is Dead: Californias traditional tasting rooms are pivoting to more maker spaces, nature immersions and places for all-day casual hangs …

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Afternoon Brief, September 6

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Your Wine Brand Could Be Lost in One Single Trademark Infringement: The landscape of the alcoholic beverage industry in the new millennium looks dramatically different than the drinks business of the 20th century.

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Afternoon Brief, September 5

Afternoon Brief, September 5

Great Oregon Wine Company Acquires Willamette Valley’s Duck Pond Cellars – The Great Oregon Wine Company (GOWC) announced today it has acquired iconic Willamette Valley winery Duck Pond Cellars…

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Afternoon Brief, September 4

Afternoon Brief, September 4

California’s Edgiest, Riskiest Wine Region Is About to Get a New Name: The remote coastline of Sonoma never fails to impress. Chilly fog and wind roll in from the Pacific, covering ridges of towering redwoods and tiny patches of vineyards…

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Afternoon Brief, August 31

Afternoon Brief, August 31

Is Sonoma Reaching ‘Peak Wine’? : Wine industry growth has been a rocket for 20 years, its trend line drawn like a mountain incline on U.S. industry graphs. Since 1993, when 370 million gallons of wine were consumed in America, consumption has…

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Afternoon Brief, August 30

Afternoon Brief, August 30

Package Redesign Flipped Double Digit Decline to Growth: To say Cline Cellars Marketing Director Christine Lilienthal is thrilled about the new label design and packaging for the winerys core Lodi Zinfandel would be an understatement. Her collaboration with Affinity Creative Group in repackaging this nationally distributed wine has meant…

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Afternoon Brief, August 29

Afternoon Brief, August 29

 Grape Shortage Exacerbated as Growing Demand Collides with Bad Weather and Pests in the Mid-Atlantic: Kevin Atticks, the longtime executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association, has seen a rapid growth of wineries in his state and others around it the last 10 years. It’s a business model that continues to outpace vineyards, which cover 800 acres across Maryland with another 100 new acres not yet producing…

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Afternoon Brief, August 28

Afternoon Brief, August 28

Chicago Runs Wine Across the Indiana Border: Chicago has never been a very clean town when it comes to politics or crime. However, given how high state and city booze taxes are here, its residents may feel somewhat justified in turning to illegal activity to access wine at lower prices…

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Afternoon Brief, August 27

Afternoon Brief, August 27

Expanded 2018 WIN Expo Conference Stacked with Wine Business Experts: The 7th annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), the second largest wine industry trade show in North America, has bolstered the conference portion of its program this year to address the increasing complexity of issues facing the wine industry…

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Afternoon Brief, August 24

Afternoon Brief, August 24

Local Winemaker Patrick Foley Dies at 31 – William Patrick Foley III, the winemaker at Foley Johnson Winery in Rutherford and the son of vintner and businessman Bill Foley, died on Aug. 12. He was 31.

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Afternoon Brief, August 23

Afternoon Brief, August 23

Sonoma Brands Invests in Vintage Wine Estates: Vintage Wine Estates, a fast-growing Santa Rosa based vertically integrated wine company with a portfolio inclusive of iconic national and international brands, announced today a new investment partner in Sonoma Brands …

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Afternoon Brief, August 22

Afternoon Brief, August 22

Napa Wine M&A Market Remains ‘Robust’ Despite Rising Vineyard, Grape Prices: Vineyard values and grape prices continue to hit new highs in Napa County, but the ongoing thirst for prime wines from the region continues to propel acquisitions of brands and properties that can put the Napa name on the bottle …

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Afternoon Brief, August 21

Afternoon Brief, August 21

California Gold Goes Global: According to Liv-ex, the wider world is waking up to California …

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Afternoon Brief, August 20

Afternoon Brief, August 20

The Great Wine Industry Shake-Up: Intensifying climate change, consolidation and real estate prices will all lead to increasingly shrewd business deals …

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Afternoon Brief, August 17

Afternoon Brief, August 17

Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma Wineries: While many wine country regions have welcomed revenue from new businesses, the somewhat-still-rural hamlet of Sonoma County clearly has conflicted sentiments…

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