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Afternoon Brief, September 20

Afternoon Brief, September 20

Large Wineries Are Rejecting Smoke Exposed Lake and Mendocino County Grapes: Large wineries, most notably Constellation Brands and Treasury Wine Estates, are now exercising the option to skip a vintage with many growers. They’ve been rejecting a significant share of the wine grapes they source from…

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Raising a Wine Brand into the Highest Tiers of Luxury

Raising a Wine Brand into the Highest Tiers of Luxury

Eric Guerra is a man who understands that luxury brands must be marketed as such and has built his career in the wine industry by being one of the best at doing just that. When done right, the brand value becomes a constant, a given. There is little discussion of price; the wine is simply worth price you pay to buy it.

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Provenance Vineyards Unveils Napa Valley-Inspired Mural by SF Bay Area Artist Heather Day

Provenance Vineyards Unveils Napa Valley-Inspired Mural by SF Bay Area Artist Heather Day

Napa, Calif. (August 20, 2018) – Provenance Vineyards, a leader in Rutherford, Napa Valley winemaking, known for crafting small-lot Bordeaux varietal wines, unveils a new, one-of-a-kind, must-see mural, in partnership with internationally acclaimed San Francisco-based abstract contemporary artist, Heather Day.  Officially unveiled on August 20, 2018, the earth-toned mural graces the 30×50 ft. exterior of […]

The Portuguese Cork Association Unveils First-Ever U.S. Television Advertisement Campaign Featuring Top Winemakers Beginning August 15, 2018

The Portuguese Cork Association Unveils First-Ever U.S. Television Advertisement Campaign Featuring Top Winemakers Beginning August 15, 2018

Top U.S. Winemakers Endorse Natural Cork as their Preferred Closure for Wine The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR), the employers’ association of the cork sector that represents, promotes and carries out research in the Portuguese cork industry. It was created in 1956 and is based in Santa Maria de Lamas, in the council of Santa Maria […]

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 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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Stephen Curry Celebrates Another Victory in Star-Studded Showdown for Charity

Stephen Curry Celebrates Another Victory in Star-Studded Showdown for Charity

39 Celebrities Compete in the Twelfth Annual Korbel Celebrity Spray-Off July 16, 2018, Lake Tahoe, NV –  Korbel California Champagne once again toasted the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship with its twelfth annual “Celebrity Spray-Off” held July 12, where Golden State Warriors NBA MVP Stephen Curry took home top honors and $5,000 from the Korbel […]

Afternoon Brief, June 25

Afternoon Brief, June 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine and Weed Go to War in Oregon Pot legalization has pitted a wine farmer against a weed farmer in an ugly, fragrant fight… Today’s News: Mystery Shoppers Visit Alpha Omega Alpha Omega Winery was founded in 2006 by vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett… California Wine’s Sustainability […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 20

Afternoon Brief, June 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Should Wineries Acquire Vineyards Instead of Buying Fruit on the Open Market? Should wineries acquire vineyards instead of buying fruit on the open market?… Today’s News: Despite Napa Valley’s Measure C’s Failure, Proponents Vow to Keep Fighting Despite the odds against them, nothing could stop the feeling […]

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Russian River Pioneer DeLoach Vineyards Releases First Sparkling Wine

Russian River Pioneer DeLoach Vineyards Releases First Sparkling Wine

Le Royal Captures the Essence of the Historic Charles Heintz Vineyard SANTA ROSA, CA. (June 6, 2018) – Russian River Valley pioneer DeLoach Vineyards just released its first sparkling wine, Le Royal, an elegant vintage wine from the renowned Charles Heintz Vineyard in Green Valley. The release expands the bubbly portfolio of DeLoach owner Boisset […]

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Abundant Generosity and Unexpected Moments Delight Guests at 38th Auction Napa Valley

Abundant Generosity and Unexpected Moments Delight Guests at 38th Auction Napa Valley

Napa Valley Vintners’ celebrated charity wine event raises more than $13.6 million for community health and children’s education nonprofits 6/3/2018 – St. Helena, CA – A weekend filled with surprises and generosity thrilled guests and prompted bidders to contribute more than $13.6 million to the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) 38th annual Auction Napa Valley charity […]

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Cult Cabs: Why Screaming Eagle Fetches Top Dollar The shock lingered with the crowd under the white tent at Auction Napa Valley, well after the swirl of confetti settled… Today’s News: Sonoma State University Unveils Wine Spectator Learning Center New $11 million home for the Wine Business […]

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DAOU: Where Everything Is Selected to Achieve the Highest Quality

DAOU: Where Everything Is Selected to Achieve the Highest Quality

Winemaker Daniel Daou and his brother built the magnificent DAOU winery on top of DAOU Mountain in the western hills of Paso Robles, not for the sheer beauty of the place, but for its potential to achieve their vision of making world class Bordeaux style wines. “The terroir here is unique; it may be the only place […]

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lasers Battle Birds in Sonoma County Vineyard Scarecrows, raptors and robotic facsimiles, propane cannons, reflective flags, netting – farmers have been trying all kinds of methods over the centuries to keep birds from turning their hard work into a feast just as the crop is ready for […]

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