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Afternoon Brief, January 8

Afternoon Brief, January 8

Napa County Winery Permit Enforcement Deadline Spurs Scramble for Professionals: Napa County is undertaking a sizable effort this year to tighten enforcement of limits on how much local wineries can grow. But with less than three months until a deadline to file for permit modifications, there’s growing concern among the small cadre of professionals usually tasked with such documentation about meeting the deadline…

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Afternoon Brief, December 26

Afternoon Brief, December 26

Beer, Spirits, & Wine – Packaged Imports Grow +8.3% by Value Over Last Twelve Months Through October 2018, Packaged Exports Decline -10.3%: Total beverage alcohol imports (including bulk and packaged) grew +7.7% by value over the last twelve months and grew +5.6% by value over the last three months…

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Afternoon Brief, October 29

Afternoon Brief, October 29

The Winery That Cried Wolf on Cork: Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world has made major innovations in closures over the years. From updating cork-harvesting techniques and standards to producing higher quality corks for less money with less labor the Santa Maria de Lamas, Portugal-based cork giant has constantly attempted to innovate and change up the game on the wine closure industry…

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Afternoon Brief, October 22

Afternoon Brief, October 22

Stevenson Picks Out Next Great Grape for Sparkling: Renowned Champagne commentator Tom Stevenson believes he may have found a red grape as good as Pinot Noir for making sparkling wine…

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Vice District Brewing Co. Announces Non-Profit Nights & Their Initial Beers

Vice District Brewing Co. Announces Non-Profit Nights & Their Initial Beers

In keeping with their mission to support Chicago’s South Loop community, Vice District Brewing Co. is proud to introduce Non-Profit Nights. Mondays throughout the year the taproom will be closed to the public so that local non-profits can utilize the space for fundraisers. “We also want to work with non-profits on campaigns, perhaps a week or […]

Diverse Winners Emerge From Largest-Ever World Beer Cup

Diverse Winners Emerge From Largest-Ever World Beer Cup

2014 competition saw 4,754 entries from 58 countries Boulder, CO • April 11, 2014—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—announced the results of one of the largest commercial beer competitions to date, the 2014 World Beer Cup Awards. The awards were presented at the conclusion of Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo […]

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Beyond the Wine Aroma Wheel: ‘Wine Aroma Matrix’ pairs Olfactory with Vision The Wine Aroma Matrix, WA-trix for short, represents an innovative new type of aroma chart that groups wine aromas by the color of the substance that is responsible for creating the aroma… Today’s News State Sen. Noreen Evans’ GMO […]

Afternoon Brief, March 21

Afternoon Brief, March 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Ex-Microsoft Strategist Nathan Myhrvold Offers Wine Tips to Shock Snobs Nathan Myhrvold — the former chief strategist and chief technology officer at Microsoft Corp. — has a tip to make a glass of red wine taste better. Today’s News Human Nose Can Detect 1 Trillion Smells A study, published in the […]

Afternoon Brief, Mar. 6

Afternoon Brief, Mar. 6

Trending Story: Oregon wineries should plan for another warm vintage, says scientist Greg Jones World-renowned research climatologist Greg Jones told the Oregon wine industry the forecast for weather conditions… Today’s News More California producers are trying concrete fermentors and tanks Concrete is thought to be a neutral vessel for wine not imparting flavors the way a barrel […]