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Afternoon Brief, February 6

Afternoon Brief, February 6

Mary Ann Graf, Who Paved the Way for California Women Winemakers, Dies at 76: Mary Ann Graf, widely considered the first woman winemaker in California after Prohibition, died after a nearly three year battle with pancreatic cancer on Jan. 30. A representative of Graf’s friends and family confirmed the news…

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Afternoon Brief, July 18

Afternoon Brief, July 18

Napa County Handling of Williamson Act Agricultural Land Contracts Draws Grand Jury Scrutiny
Napa County’s grand jury says a decades-old program giving property tax breaks to agriculture land owners suffers from a lax of oversight and puts the county in the role of “subsidizing a lifestyle.”

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Afternoon Brief, June 29

Afternoon Brief, June 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: French Police Seize 10 Chinese-Owned Vineyards in Bordeaux French financial police have seized 10 wineries in the Bordeaux area which are owned by Chinese conglomerate Haichang over suspicions of tax fraud… Today’s News: Amazon Expands Wine Delivery Service Working in tandem with its newly acquired brick-and-mortar Whole […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 8

Afternoon Brief, June 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: High-End Growth Drives Domestic Sparkling Wine As the total domestic sparkling wine category edges closer to the 11-million-case mark in the U.S., brands retailing at $15 and above are showing the most promise… Today’s News: Why Aging Wine in Neutral Vessels Is on the Rise in Argentina […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 31

Afternoon Brief, January 31

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Expect a Rise in Wine Sales and Prices in 2018 According to the Wine Market Council, Nielsen and Rabobank, the wine industry is in better shape than many expected… Today’s News: Six New and Interesting Products from the Unified Trade Show Even if you went to the […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 3

Afternoon Brief, January 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Allows Drinks Producers to Pay for Taxi Rides Home California has unanimously passed a bill that will allow drinks producers to offer free or discounted lifts through taxi companies and services like Uber to those out drinking… Today’s News: Tactics Associated with DTC Success Direct to […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 29

Afternoon Brief, December 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Industry Leader Claims Carmel Mayor Has Serially Sexually Harassed Her The #MeToo movement has come to quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea, with city officials investigating allegations of sexual harassment by the top elected official: Mayor Steve Dallas… Today’s News: Whole Foods’ Wine Biz Replaced Amazon’s, Leading Dallas Founder of […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 7

Afternoon Brief, December 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New Company Rapidly Changing How 3-Tier Alcohol Distribution Happens The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 cases, and they’ve been essentially blocked from three-tier distribution because distributor giants focus on the big brands and wont take on small ones… Today’s News: The […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 27

Afternoon Brief, November 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Competitors Circle Amazon’s Wine Business While Amazon has officially announced its exit from its online wine sales platform, its retreat is only likely to be brief. The retail behemoth is just ramping up to become a major brick-and-mortar force with the almost-national footprint of its Whole Foods’ […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 14

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Paul Hobbs Winery Buys Alexander Valley Vineyard Silverado Investment and Management Company has sold vineyard property to Paul Hobbs Winery of Sebastopol. The sale was announced by Zepponi & Company, a Santa Rosa-based merger and acquisition advisory firm… Today’s News: Trial Shows Amino Acid Based Nutrients to […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 18

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Cabernet Underpins Double-Digit Sales Growth
August data show spike in domestic wine overall and continued expansion of direct shipments…

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Afternoon Brief, September 14

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silver Oak Owners Buy Oregon Vineyard from Dick Erath The family behind Napa Valley’s Silver Oak is the newest landowner in Oregon’s booming Pinot Noir scene. Wine Spectator has learned that the Duncan family has purchased Prince Hill Vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills appellation of Oregon’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 5

Afternoon Brief, September 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: SVB on Wine: Premium Wine Sales Decelerating It’s easy to tell people what they want to hear. It’s harder to tell them what they don’t want to hear. In 2007, I saw the above chart that tracked U.S. home prices versus median family income… Today’s News: Event and […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 17

Afternoon Brief, August 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: With New To Kalon Brand, Constellation Revives Legendary Napa Wine Dispute The battle over Napa Valley’s most contested two words – To Kalon – rages on. Is To Kalon a place? A brand? A historical landmark? Certainly it’s a vineyard. But whose… Today’s News: E&J Gallo Buys Luxury […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 6

Afternoon Brief, July 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Paid $60 Million for Napa Cabernet Star Schrader Cellars Wine Spectator has learned that Constellation Brands paid approximately $60 million when it purchased Napa Valley brand Schrader Cellars … Today’s News: East Coast DTC Survey Reveal Top Performing Winery Strategies with 50% Higher Growth VinterActive has […]

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