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Afternoon Brief, November 13

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2017 After tasting more than 16,000 wines from vineyards around the globe, the editors at Wine Spectator are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2017… Today’s News: Livermore Wineries Report Bump in Business […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 10

Afternoon Brief, November 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Using Data to Assess Damage of Wine Country Fires The fires in October were the costliest in California’s history to date. 42 lives were lost and damage estimates exceed $3 Billion. In the aftermath, we leveraged open source and proprietary GIS information for both Sonoma and Napa […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 9

Afternoon Brief, November 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma Tasting Room Battle Heats Up How many tasting rooms are too many? Some Sonoma locals think the 33 in the vicinity of the town’s central square, the Sonoma Plaza, are simply too many… Today’s News: Kosta Browne Winery Founders to Step Down from Sebastopol Winery Founders […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 8

Afternoon Brief, November 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Tourism Group to Spend $2 Million Urging Visitors to Return to Wine Country The state’s main tourism agency will spend about $2 million to help spread the word that travelers should not cancel their plans to visit Sonoma County and greater wine country in the aftermath […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 7

Afternoon Brief, November 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Ingenuity and Technology Making Advances for the Wine Industry Whether solving a problem or seizing an opportunity, these five wine industry suppliers used ingenuity and technology to develop innovative products and solutions for vineyards and wineries. They represent the vanguard of product and service innovation that is […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 6

Afternoon Brief, November 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Questions Smolder for North Coast Wine Business After Fires It may take months to know the full impact of this year’s massive wildfires on North Coast wine businesses. Some of the damage has been plain to see in the gut-wrenching images of the relatively number of wineries […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 3

Afternoon Brief, November 3

Constellation Brands Rejects Smoke Tainted Grapes from Sonoma Grower
The Bucklin family’s relationship with Constellation Brands stretches back more than three decades. That’s how long Constellation – a global wine corporation expected to generate $7.33 billion in revenue this year, and owner of California wine brands like Robert Mondavi and Ravenswood – has bought grapes from Old Hill Ranch, the Bucklins’ 35-acre Sonoma Valley vineyard…

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Afternoon Brief, November 2

Afternoon Brief, November 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: 2017 Mayacamas Could Be Lost After California Fires The 2017 vintage of the Napa-based winery Mayacamas could be completely lost after the devastating California fires, its estate manager Jimmy Hayes revealed to dbHK today… Today’s News: Red All the Rage How big is the gap between red […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 1

Afternoon Brief, November 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: What California Winery Anniversaries Can Teach About Success in Wine and Business This year, several of California’s most notable wine producers are celebrating anniversaries that are important not just as special occasions themselves, but because they give wine-lovers a chance to consider just how substantially the industry […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 31

Afternoon Brief, October 31

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Acquisitions Impact on North Coast Grape Growers Hard to Predict Due to Market “Hesitation” Glenn Proctor has been in the business of predicting market trends for the wine industry for thirty plus years, and he’s seen his share of ups and downs… Today’s News: Wine Business Institute […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 30

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Brands to Acquire 9.9% Stake in Marijuana Company Canopy Growth for $245M Alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc. is making a foray into marijuana, a precedent-setting move for an industry that has mostly stayed on the sidelines during the cannabis boom… Today’s News: 3rd Annual US Wine […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 27

Afternoon Brief, October 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winery Shuts Down After Complaints of Lewd Parties A New York winery has closed its doors three weeks after its liquor licence was suspended following reports of its patrons repeatedly engaging in lewd behaviour, mass brawls and defecating on neighbouring lawns… Today’s News: Wine Country Strong Concert […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 26

Afternoon Brief, October 26

California’s Wildfires and the Complexities of Wine in America
The fires that ravaged Northern California have provided an opportunity to see the reality behind our romantic visions of wine country…

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Afternoon Brief, October 25

Afternoon Brief, October 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Cayuse Opts to Not Release Majority of 2015s Due to Faulty Corks The official email is as follows: Since 1997, we at Cayuse Vineyards have been dedicated to creating world-class wines. We are committed to biodynamic farming and our mission is to produce wine that is the […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 24

Afternoon Brief, October 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Amazon to Close Its Amazon Wine Marketplace Amazon has built its reputation as the place to find everything. But when it comes to the highly government-regulated world of alcohol sales, “everything” may have proven to be a bit overzealous… Today’s News: Mystery Shoppers Visit Conn Creek Winery […]

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