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Afternoon Brief, March 27

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: TTB Targets Consignment Wine Sales The United States’ three-tier system – which was put in place upon the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 – has long legislated wine sales without seeming to always have a consistent coherent policy… Today’s News: North Coast AVAs Take Center Stage in […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 26

Afternoon Brief, March 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: China’s Tariff on American Wine Will Mean ‘Lost Market Share for Years to Come’ The Wine Institute of California has responded to news of Chinese government’s proposed 15% tariff on American wine, warning that the policy could have a, “significant negative impact on the future growth of […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 23

Afternoon Brief, March 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Industry Under Attack in Napa To the outside, the escalation of the argument between the proponents of and those against the Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative appears to have reached a red alert level with record speed… Today’s News: China to Slap 15% […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 22

Afternoon Brief, March 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Final Settlement on Winery Ammonia Death Gibson Wine Co., an agricultural cooperative in Sanger, Calif. agreed to a settlement with federal agencies following the death of a winery worker in 2012… Today’s News: The Tasting Room: Branding or Marketing In selling wine, especially in the tasting room, […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 21

Afternoon Brief, March 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Declining Beer Sales Leads to Anti-Wine Ads, and Possibly to a Lawsuit According to Business Insider, while Millennials have been blamed for the downward trend in beer consumption, a report by Berenberg Research says that the twenty-somethings of Generation Z drink less alcohol in general… Today’s News: […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 20

Afternoon Brief, March 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Robert Haas, Influential American Vintner and Wine Importer, Dies at 90 Robert Haas, one of the leading lights of the American wine industry, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at his home in Templeton, Calif. He was 90… Today’s News: TTB Industry Circular 2018-1 Undermines the Intent […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 19

Afternoon Brief, March 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Leading Bordeaux Wine Merchant Accused of Massive Fraud Prosecutors allege that Grands Vins de Gironde illegally blended at least 68,000 cases of wine; The trial has roiled Bordeaux just before its annual barrel tastings… Today’s News: U.S. Wine Exports Total $1.53 Billion in 2017 U.S. wine exports, […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 16

Afternoon Brief, March 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Massive Côte du Rhône Fine-Wine Fraud Uncovered by French Police Some 66.5 million bottles of wine, the equivalent of 13 Olympic sized swimming pools full of plonk, was falsely sold as high quality Côtes-du-Rhône wine, French officials have revealed… Today’s News: Lodi AVA Vines & Wines Report […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 15

Afternoon Brief, March 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Robust Sales for Premium, Small-Production Wines While sales of domestic wines were flat in February at $2.8 billion, a deeper dive into the data points to relatively strong growth in off-premise movement of $25-plus wines and shipments from wineries producing fewer than 1,000 cases a year… Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 14

Afternoon Brief, March 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Future Prospects for the International Wine Markets International wine markets undergo constant change. Traditional European wine markets decrease in importance and producers compete to enter new markets… Today’s News: Counterfeiters’ Target Range Widens The list of most counterfeited wines is weighted heavily towards Burgundy, but other regions […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 13

Afternoon Brief, March 13

The Nexus Linking IBM, California Wine, and Climate Modeling
This month, IBM announced the creation of a cloud-based geospatial information and analytics service. Its designed to help people analyze big data sets comprising information such as satellite images, climate models, and tweets, or more localized data like feeds from IoT sensors…

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Afternoon Brief, March 12

Afternoon Brief, March 12

40 Wines That Changed the Way We Drink
Some wines are good, some are bad, and some are significant. Here are 40 that made a difference…

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Afternoon Brief, March 9

Afternoon Brief, March 9

A Veteran Winemaker Throws Out the Wine-Selling Playbook
Adam Lee wants to shake things up. “Selling wine isn’t what I like to do,” Lee says. He’s good at it, of course. Lee is a darling of wine writers and consumers because he is outspoken, generous with his time and thoughts, and because, well, he makes darn good wine…

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Afternoon Brief, March 8

Afternoon Brief, March 8

Wine Institute and Compli Launch New DTC Compliance Website
Wine Institute and Compli have collaborated to create a new and improved direct-to-consumer website, State Shipping Laws for Wineries, that offers the California wine industry a comprehensive resource on all state shipping compliance rules consolidated into a single place…

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Afternoon Brief, March 7

Afternoon Brief, March 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Regulators Investigate Napa, Sonoma Wineries and Distributors for Illegal Trade Practices Federal and state agents visited more than 30 wine-related businesses in Napa and Sonoma counties last week as part of a probe into consignment sales, in which a winery or wholesaler buys back bottles that don’t […]

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