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Afternoon Brief: August 16

Afternoon Brief: August 16

U.S. Wine Sales up Despite Import Competition: Steady growth in U.S. wine sales continued through July, traditionally a slower season for purchases and direct-to-consumer shipments…

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Afternoon Brief, August 15

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Searching for the Truth About Smoke Taint: With wildfires still blazing, Tom Jarvis tells you all you need to know about the effect on grapes…

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Afternoon Brief, August 14

Afternoon Brief, August 14

Healdsburg Wine Company Truett-Hurst Sells Off Wholesale Business to Seattle Firm
Truett-Hurst Inc. announced Monday it has sold its wholesale wine business for $18 million and will focus solely on its direct-to-consumer business …

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Afternoon Brief, August 13, 2018

Afternoon Brief, August 13, 2018

Will the Mendocino Complex Fires Put a Chokehold on Grapes This Harvest?
The Mendocino Complex fires in Lake County created a dense plume of smoke over the Beckstoffer vineyard for several days in early August. More than 50 vineyard workers were sent home that week because of poor visibility…

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Afternoon Brief, August 10, 2018

Afternoon Brief, August 10, 2018

Napa Keeps a Wary Eye on Monster Fire: Growers keep their fingers crossed as fire devastates vast tracts of northern California …

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Afternoon Brief, August 9

Afternoon Brief, August 9

New York’s Best Wine, Winery and Hard Cider: An aromatic Gewurtztraminer from Keuka Spring Vineyards near Penn Yan has won the 2018 Governor’s Cup as New York state’s best wine in the 33rd annual New York Wine Classic competition…

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Afternoon Brief, August 8

Afternoon Brief, August 8

Sexism Sparks Token Wine Gestures: Trump openly boasts about sexual molestation, Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape and Rolf Harris was found guilty of indecent assault…

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Afternoon Brief, August 7

Afternoon Brief, August 7

Petition Calls on Sonoma County to Stop New Winery Permits Until Events Ordinance Is Passed: More than 1,000 people are calling on Sonoma County to stop permitting new or expanded wineries until …

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Afternoon Brief, August 6

Afternoon Brief, August 6

French Wine Scientists Create ‘Supergrapes’ That Do Not Require Pesticides
French wine scientists have come up with four revolutionary supergrape varieties they say are impervious to rot and thus require almost no pesticides…

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Afternoon Brief, August 3

Afternoon Brief, August 3

California Wine Country Bracing for Fire Season
As Mendocino Complex fires spread to Lake County, vintners are on high alert…

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Afternoon Brief, August 2

Afternoon Brief, August 2

US Distributors Eye the High Road
The country’s largest liquor wholesalers signal their support for national marijuana sales…

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Afternoon Brief, August 1

Afternoon Brief, August 1

Chardonnay Voted America’s Favourite Wine
Having once been associated with Bridget Jones mid meltdown, Chardonnay has risen phoenix-like from the ashes to become the most popular wine in America…

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Afternoon Brief, July 31

Afternoon Brief, July 31

Retailers Spar with Total Wine over Coupons
An amendment to Massachusetts law that would allow discounts is being resisted by independent store owners…

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Afternoon Brief, July 30

Afternoon Brief, July 30

Carriers Trashing Wine Shipments
Some shipments of wine from New York are being confiscated and destroyed…

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Afternoon Brief, July 27

Afternoon Brief, July 27

Natural Wine Faces Legal Definition
A right-wing French politician has filed a motion this month to launch an investigative committee that will seek to legally define the term “natural wine” in France…

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