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Tag: Bordeaux

Afternoon Brief, June 18

Afternoon Brief, June 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Examining the Fallout from Napa’s Measure C The last few months were witness to a hard-fought battle between two competing sides, neither of which managed to get their points across very well to local Napa residents… Today’s News: Why Is It So Hard to Be a Mom […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 7

Afternoon Brief, June 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Compounds Called Corklins Found in Cork-Stoppered Wines The interaction of wine and phenolics from cork stoppers produces compounds that positively affect the ageing of the product, and they have just been given name: Corklins… Today’s News: A Vineyard Fight Nearly Won Success against Pierce’s disease show the […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 29

Afternoon Brief, May 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Close Calls as 44 Best of Class Wines Clash in Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition Sweepstakes As we gathered for the judging of the sweepstakes wines at the Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition earlier this month, the suspense was killing us… Today’s News: Wine May Battle Cannabis […]

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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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Afternoon Brief, April 27

Afternoon Brief, April 27

Esther Mobley Reviews Ayesha Curry’s New Wine, Domaine Curry
The question was never whether Ayesha Curry would launch a wine brand. That seemed inevitable: After writing a cookbook, opening a restaurant chain, starring on the Food Network and launching a meal kit, wine seemed like a logical next step for this Bay Area culinary star…

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Afternoon Brief, April 19

Afternoon Brief, April 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Buyer of Napa Valley’s Iconic Heitz Wine Cellars ‘a Breath of Fresh Air’ to Industry One of the top names in Napa Valley luxury-tier wine has changed hands to an East Coast man with major investments in farming and keeping structures comfortable to live in… Today’s News: […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 18

Afternoon Brief, April 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California’s Nagging Smoke Taint Concerns Will “Californian wildfire smoke” be making it onto the tasting notes of the 2017 vintage?… Today’s News: Trinchero Family Estates CEO: Wine-Marketing Shifts Needed as Grocery Slows, Boomers Gray Trinchero Family Estates grew over its seven decades in Napa Valley to become […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 6

Afternoon Brief, April 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bordeaux Wine Firm Found Guilty of Fraud A judge ruled that Grands Vins de Gironde illegally blended cheap table wines with premium Bordeaux… Today’s News: Case Studies on Growing DTC Wine Sales Three wineries on California’s Central Coast on boosting direct-to-consumer sales… Few Problems as Storm Brings […]

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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 29

Afternoon Brief, March 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: CK Mondavi Finds Growth Opportunities Without Chasing Trends The fourth generation of the Mondavi family, internally referred to as the G4, is stepping up to play a larger role in the family business… Today’s News: Wine & Weed Tours: A Legal Way for Wineries to Benefit from […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 22

Afternoon Brief, March 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Final Settlement on Winery Ammonia Death Gibson Wine Co., an agricultural cooperative in Sanger, Calif. agreed to a settlement with federal agencies following the death of a winery worker in 2012… Today’s News: The Tasting Room: Branding or Marketing In selling wine, especially in the tasting room, […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 20

Afternoon Brief, March 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Robert Haas, Influential American Vintner and Wine Importer, Dies at 90 Robert Haas, one of the leading lights of the American wine industry, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at his home in Templeton, Calif. He was 90… Today’s News: TTB Industry Circular 2018-1 Undermines the Intent […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 19

Afternoon Brief, March 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Leading Bordeaux Wine Merchant Accused of Massive Fraud Prosecutors allege that Grands Vins de Gironde illegally blended at least 68,000 cases of wine; The trial has roiled Bordeaux just before its annual barrel tastings… Today’s News: U.S. Wine Exports Total $1.53 Billion in 2017 U.S. wine exports, […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 16

Afternoon Brief, March 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Massive Côte du Rhône Fine-Wine Fraud Uncovered by French Police Some 66.5 million bottles of wine, the equivalent of 13 Olympic sized swimming pools full of plonk, was falsely sold as high quality Côtes-du-Rhône wine, French officials have revealed… Today’s News: Lodi AVA Vines & Wines Report […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 15

Afternoon Brief, March 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Robust Sales for Premium, Small-Production Wines While sales of domestic wines were flat in February at $2.8 billion, a deeper dive into the data points to relatively strong growth in off-premise movement of $25-plus wines and shipments from wineries producing fewer than 1,000 cases a year… Today’s […]

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