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Afternoon Brief, April 2

Afternoon Brief, April 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Big Alcohol Behind Major Health Study A decade-long study into the health effects of drinking is expected to produce favorable results… Today’s News: How the Wind Is Making the Petaluma Gap California’s Newest Wine Region Everyone knows that grapes are an essential ingredient for wine, but one […]

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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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Walt Announces Dates for Two 1,000 Miles of Pinot Release Parties

Walt Announces Dates for Two 1,000 Miles of Pinot Release Parties

Luxury Pinot House to Unveil 2016 Portfolio in Sonoma & San Diego SONOMA, CA (March 26, 2018) – WALT Wines, a leading luxury Pinot Noir producer, has announced dates for its annual 1,000 Miles of Pinot release parties in both Sonoma in April and San Diego in May. The brand will be releasing its highly anticipated 2016 […]

One Year of LibDib: How Small Wine, Beer & Spirits Have Found 3-Tier Distribution Success

One Year of LibDib: How Small Wine, Beer & Spirits Have Found 3-Tier Distribution Success

Small producers finally have an effective platform for 3-tier distribution San Jose, CA, March 22, 2018 — Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, today celebrated the one-year anniversary of distribution done differently. A year ago, today, LibDib launched their online platform and for the […]

Nicky Hahn, Founder of Hahn Family Wines, Passes Away at Age 81

Nicky Hahn, Founder of Hahn Family Wines, Passes Away at Age 81

Winery Pioneer Shared His Vision for a World-class Pinot Noir Appellation when Establishing Santa Lucia Highlands AVA in Monterey County Soledad, Calif. — March 7, 2018 —Nicolaus (Nicky) Hahn, founder of Hahn Family Wines and pioneer of California’s Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, died Friday at his home in Zurich, Switzerland. He was 81 years old. Before […]

Spirits and Bids High at 22nd Annual Premiere Napa Valley

Spirits and Bids High at 22nd Annual Premiere Napa Valley

Napa Valley Vintners’ barrel tasting and futures auction raises more than $4.1 million 2/24/2018 – St. Helena, CA – Wine professionals attending today’s sold-out Premiere Napa Valley raised their paddles high, bringing in more than $4.1 million to support the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley. “Today’s successful […]

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Napa Vintner Launches 23 City Tour in U.S.

Napa Vintner Launches 23 City Tour in U.S.

Founder of RARECAT Wines offers seminars educating executives Napa Valley, California, February 2018  —  Sharon Kazan Harris is a Napa Valley winemaker and entrepreneur who combines her wine connoisseurship and business savvy in seminars educating business professionals. Kazan Harris— who has educated thousands of executives at seminars and tastings over the last seven years— is […]

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The Unique and the Truly Rare Wines at Premiere Napa Valley

The Unique and the Truly Rare Wines at Premiere Napa Valley

This week the 22nd annual Premiere Napa Valley auction brings retail and restaurant wine buyers from across the country and beyond to Napa Valley. They are attracted by the 230 small lots of unique, high quality wines that are up for auction; it’s a chance to own and offer something truly special exclusively for their customers.

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Six New and Interesting Products from the Unified Trade Show

Six New and Interesting Products from the Unified Trade Show

Even if you went to the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium and spent two days visiting the nearly 700 booths on its massive trade show floor, you probably didn’t have a chance to visit every exhibit, and you may have missed some of these interesting finds. G Ink Reflection G3 Enterprises continues to enhanced the […]

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Wine Industry Reflects on Emerging Issues, Trends and Recent Fires Shaping Future at Unified Symposium

Wine Industry Reflects on Emerging Issues, Trends and Recent Fires Shaping Future at Unified Symposium

SACRAMENTO, Calif., January 25, 2018 – Every facet of the wine industry, from research and science to trends and markets, was examined, discussed and debated at the 24th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (Unified), which wrapped up here today. The largest wine show of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, the Unified drew thousands of […]

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The Family Coppola Premieres First-Ever Branded Film at Sundance

The Family Coppola Premieres First-Ever Branded Film at Sundance

The Red Stain, Written & Directed by The Directors Bureau’s Rodrigo Saavedra Sombras (Shadows) by Jon Ayon Named Winner of the Francis Coppola Director’s Short Film Competition Watch Both Films HERE! GEYSERVILLE, California (January 22, 2018) –The Family Coppola premiered its first original branded short film, The Red Stain, written and directed by The Directors […]

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Fetzer Vineyards Marks 50 Years of Winemaking in California,  Launches Social Media Storyteller Series

Fetzer Vineyards Marks 50 Years of Winemaking in California, Launches Social Media Storyteller Series

Iconic American Winery Unveils Historic Storyteller Series, Celebrates Recent Milestones Mendocino County, Calif. January 17, 2018 – Fetzer Vineyards, the historic Mendocino County-based winery lauded for its beloved American wine brands and pioneering leadership in sustainability, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. The flagship Fetzer brand will honor the 50th anniversary year through a […]

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New Marketing and Patented Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Touches Consumers at Point of Sale and Guarantees Authenticity

New Marketing and Patented Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Touches Consumers at Point of Sale and Guarantees Authenticity

Visualize, if you may, that you have just released a superior vintage wine. You have received great industry reviews and are excited to see how consumers will take to your new offering. In the past, you would have to wait to see how sales are doing to gauge consumer interest. Your sales reps would have […]

Wine & Weed Session at the WIN Expo Garners Attention

Wine & Weed Session at the WIN Expo Garners Attention

With a panel of local experts converged, the audience had an immediate reminder that the preferred industry term is “cannabis” from moderator Heather Irwin, the Press Democrat’s dining editor and author of the Emerald Report.

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The Family Coppola Launches “Diamond Collectors” Original Series

The Family Coppola Launches “Diamond Collectors” Original Series

Five-Episode Mockumentary Follows Passionate Francis Ford Coppola Winery Memorabilia Collectors GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (December 12, 2017) – The Family Coppola is proud to announce the launch of “Diamond Collectors,” an original web series written, produced and directed by Masa Tsuyuki. Premiering Dec. 12 with five episodes, “Diamond Collectors” is largely unscripted and shot in the style […]

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