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Afternoon Brief, January 29

Afternoon Brief, January 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Valley Tree-Removal Ballot Proposal Brings Wine Business, Environmentalist Clash As new vineyards spread from the crowded Napa Valley floor to the hillsides, environmentalists have succeeded in getting enough votes to qualify for the June 5 ballot that aims to protect the county’s watershed and oak woodlands […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 26

Afternoon Brief, January 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Gina Gallo Opens Up in Public The famously private head of California’s biggest family wine company shares some surprising truths… Today’s News: Wine Industry Reflects on Emerging Issues, Trends and Recent Fires Shaping Future at Unified Symposium Every facet of the wine industry, from research and science […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 25

Afternoon Brief, January 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: 2017 Wine Auction Totals Exceed $371 Million The growing U.S. economy and a surging stock market that seems to be setting new highs every week are making wine collectors bullish. In 2017, worldwide wine-auction totals (culled from sales conducted in the U.S., U.K. and Hong Kong markets, […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 24

Afternoon Brief, January 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: North Coast Wildfire Impact Study Signals Strong Recovery in Early Findings The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today released preliminary findings of its wildfire impact study of the North Coast wine industry, based on a survey of more than 200 vineyard and winery […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 23

Afternoon Brief, January 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Premier Cru Victims Stung Again The Berkeley store’s sorry saga of sex, lies and regret has another instalment, cheated customers discover. Some wine lovers who were ripped off by John Fox’s Ponzi scheme at Berkeley’s Premier Cru are now being taken again only this time, it’s happening […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 22

Afternoon Brief, January 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Consumers Turning to Private Label Wine More Often, Thanks to Supermarkets Private label wine is building momentum in the U.S., thanks to national supermarket chains such as Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Costco, and Whole Foods taking on the identity as trusted wine vendors, says Brian Sharoff, president of […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 19

Afternoon Brief, January 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Richard Kunde, Champion of Sonoma County Wine, Agriculture, Dies at 75 Richard Kunde, the generous and sociable scion of pioneering Valley of the Moon ranchers who became the nation’s largest seller of grapevine rootstock and who was a passionate promoter of Sonoma County grapes and wine, propelling […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 18

Afternoon Brief, January 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Growing Grapes, Family, and Community in Sonoma County John and Terri Balletto planted their first vineyard in the mid-nineties on a 35 acre lot in Sebastopol (now part of the potential Sebastopol Hills AVA) where they were also building their home… Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 17

Afternoon Brief, January 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: The Alternative Wine Packaging Trailblazer Jordan Kivelstadt is a straight-shooter. Innovator? Check. Relationship builder? Check again. Saving the planet? Check… Today’s News: Finger Lakes In Pursuit of Excellence: The New Generation Pioneering winemakers from all over the worlds helped to shape the […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 16

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Sales Gain 2% on Slow and Steady Growth U.S. wine sales posted slower growth in 2017 than in 2016, but the steady pace of gains is helping wine edge out other forms of alcohol with consumers… Today’s News: Young Winemakers Paving the Way for Development of […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 15

Afternoon Brief, January 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Announcing the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Sweepstake Winners After receiving 6,960 entries from 35 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, presented by BevMo!, has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few… Today’s News: Wine’s Most Inspiring […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 12

Afternoon Brief, January 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silicon Valley Bank Wine Business Forecast Warns of Slowing Sales Growth Sales of premium wine will continue to grow in 2018, but producers in premium regions such as the California North Coast had better up their marketing game to reach younger consumers amid signs that the U.S. […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 11

Afternoon Brief, January 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Crafting Wine and Legacy in Washington Chris Upchurch is at a point in his life where the temptation is to look back, at more than 26 years as a winemaker and partner at Washington state powerhouse DeLille Cellars, at stints as a […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 10

Afternoon Brief, January 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Defender of the Consumer Palate and Your Right to Choose Tim Hanni, one of two resident Americans to receive the title Master of Wine and well-known industry myth-buster, would like the wine industry to stop foisting untruths upon an unsuspecting public… Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 9

Afternoon Brief, January 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: SVB on Wine: Disturbing Sales Growth Trends Through September Most of wineries have already developed their strategic plans for 2018 and are starting to execute. The plans had to be put together using history as a guide, laced with a hint of a best guess. That’s just […]

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