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Afternoon Brief, December 7

Afternoon Brief, December 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New Company Rapidly Changing How 3-Tier Alcohol Distribution Happens The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 cases, and they’ve been essentially blocked from three-tier distribution because distributor giants focus on the big brands and wont take on small ones… Today’s News: The […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 6

Afternoon Brief, December 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Four Ways to Make 2018 Better Than 2017 with Planning and Selling Calendar says early December. Calendar says that there are two weeks before the holiday and an additional week for bubbles. That is what the calendar says, you are correct. There are a few other points […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 5

Afternoon Brief, December 5

Wine.com Releases 2017 Wine.com 100
Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, today announced the eleventh annual Wine.com 100. Reflecting the top wines purchased on the website during the first 11 months of 2017…

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Afternoon Brief, December 4

Afternoon Brief, December 4

Will California North Coast Fine Wine Pass a ‘Tipping Point’ in 2018?
Two key matters on the horizon for the fine-wine business in the North Coast in 2018 are whether fine-wine sales will continue the strong, steady climb and the possibility of another large direct-to-consumer market opening nationwide…

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Afternoon Brief, December 1

Afternoon Brief, December 1

Move Over Bottles, Wine in Cans Capturing the Millennial Demand
The wine business is slowly turning to aluminum cans in response to the consumer demands of millennials, a panel of industry leaders noted on Thursday…

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Afternoon Brief, November 29

Afternoon Brief, November 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: In Wake of Wildfires, the Largest Yet North Coast Wine Industry Expo Is Set to Open Doors in Santa Rosa Now in its sixth year of existence, the North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) is expecting a record attendance for this years event, which opens its […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 28

Afternoon Brief, November 28

Innovative Thinking Yields a Third Way for White-Winemaking
Cilyo, a new technique with several positive impacts including reducing the need of fining agents for must protection and the ability to add stabilized and improved press fractions to blends received one a WINnovation Award for its ingenuity and advancement in winemaking processes…

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Afternoon Brief, November 27

Afternoon Brief, November 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Competitors Circle Amazon’s Wine Business While Amazon has officially announced its exit from its online wine sales platform, its retreat is only likely to be brief. The retail behemoth is just ramping up to become a major brick-and-mortar force with the almost-national footprint of its Whole Foods’ […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 22

Afternoon Brief, November 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Drinking Red Wine May Elicit Feeling Both Tired and Sexy, Study Finds Drinkers may want to consider what alcoholic beverage to go for, as it may affect their mood according to research… Today’s News: Wine’s Trending Pursuit of Freshness: Why Less Is More Wine boasts 6,000 years […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 21

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa’s Colgin Cellars Sells Majority Stake to French Luxury Titan LVMH Colgin owners Ann Colgin and her husband, Joe Wender, have agreed to sell 60 percent of their Napa Valley winery to French luxury conglomerate LVMH… Today’s News: The Pros and Cons of Shelf Talkers Retailers discuss […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 20

Afternoon Brief, November 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Massive Gallo Winery Could Mean ‘Free-for-All’ in Lodi Wine Country Phil Abba has a working relationship with E&J Gallo. His family has sold grapes to the Modesto-based winemaker since the 1960s. That doesn’t mean he wants Gallo, the largest exporter of California wine, building a massive new winery […]

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Afternoon Brief: November 17

Afternoon Brief: November 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, today announced Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 as the 2017 Wine of the Year… Today’s News: Wine Country Tourism Picks […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 16

Afternoon Brief, November 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The DOCa Rioja Control Board Opens 2018 Registration for the Official Rioja Wine Educators Programme The DOCa Rioja Control Board opens registration for the Official Rioja Wine Educators Programme. It is a course designed to have official educators across the world whose training is based on both […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 15

Afternoon Brief, November 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Atmospheric River Brings Storm and Flash Flood Warnings to Fire-Ravaged Wine Country The first atmospheric river-fueled storm of the season is expected to make landfall in California on Wednesday afternoon, when it will dump inches of rain in the Bay Area, disgorge up to a foot of […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 14

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Paul Hobbs Winery Buys Alexander Valley Vineyard Silverado Investment and Management Company has sold vineyard property to Paul Hobbs Winery of Sebastopol. The sale was announced by Zepponi & Company, a Santa Rosa-based merger and acquisition advisory firm… Today’s News: Trial Shows Amino Acid Based Nutrients to […]

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