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Afternoon Brief, August 14

Afternoon Brief, August 14

Healdsburg Wine Company Truett-Hurst Sells Off Wholesale Business to Seattle Firm
Truett-Hurst Inc. announced Monday it has sold its wholesale wine business for $18 million and will focus solely on its direct-to-consumer business …

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Afternoon Brief, July 24

Afternoon Brief, July 24

France’s AXA Millésimes Buys Outpost Winery in Napa Valley
AXA Millésimes, the wine division of the French insurance giant, is expanding to California. The company, which owns wineries in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Portugal and Hungary, is purchasing Outpost, a winery on Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain, from Kathy and Frank Dotzler…

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Wine Consumers Tasting Cabernets

Wine Consumers Tasting Cabernets

By Denise Gardner I was recently at a wedding in which one of the guests brought her glass of wine to me and said, “Taste this. This doesn’t taste like a Cabernet Sauvignon.” I tasted the wine, and actually, I thought it did taste like a version of Cabernet Sauvignon. The guest’s primary complaint about […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 26

Afternoon Brief, June 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California White Wines Innovate Both Within and Beyond Chardonnay With expansive growing regions and a world-class reputation, California is a force in the global white wine market… Today’s News: Improving the Guest Experience in a Tasting Room Using Artful Display to Control Acoustics A quick search of […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 21

Afternoon Brief, June 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Is Originality Overpriced When It Comes to Wine? Replica Wine, a Colorado company, is reverse-engineering famous wines to produce less expensive bottlings… Today’s News: Winners Are Announced for the 11th Annual International Women’s Wine Competition Results are in for the 2018 International Women’s Wine Competition, a contest […]

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California Wine Sales in U.S. Market Hit $35.2 Billion in 2017

California Wine Sales in U.S. Market Hit $35.2 Billion in 2017

San Francisco — California wine shipments in the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $35.2 billion in 2017, up 3% from the previous year. The state shipped 241 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. in 2017, up 1%. California wine sales to all markets, including shipments to the U.S. and exports worldwide, were 278 […]

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Concern over Accurate Labeling Grows
Despite decades in which California wine producers have sadly, yet legally and profitably labeled their products as “Champagne,” and “Port,” advocates of what a geographical place really conveys are finally fighting to get what they believe is essential information conveyed to consumers at large…

Afternoon Brief, March 13

Afternoon Brief, March 13

The Nexus Linking IBM, California Wine, and Climate Modeling
This month, IBM announced the creation of a cloud-based geospatial information and analytics service. Its designed to help people analyze big data sets comprising information such as satellite images, climate models, and tweets, or more localized data like feeds from IoT sensors…

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Afternoon Brief, March 12

Afternoon Brief, March 12

40 Wines That Changed the Way We Drink
Some wines are good, some are bad, and some are significant. Here are 40 that made a difference…

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Afternoon Brief, March 9

Afternoon Brief, March 9

A Veteran Winemaker Throws Out the Wine-Selling Playbook
Adam Lee wants to shake things up. “Selling wine isn’t what I like to do,” Lee says. He’s good at it, of course. Lee is a darling of wine writers and consumers because he is outspoken, generous with his time and thoughts, and because, well, he makes darn good wine…

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Afternoon Brief, March 8

Afternoon Brief, March 8

Wine Institute and Compli Launch New DTC Compliance Website
Wine Institute and Compli have collaborated to create a new and improved direct-to-consumer website, State Shipping Laws for Wineries, that offers the California wine industry a comprehensive resource on all state shipping compliance rules consolidated into a single place…

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Afternoon Brief, February 21

Afternoon Brief, February 21

Sonoma County Grape Growers Battle Frost After Early Bud Break
Below-freezing temperatures that can damage Sonoma County’s $575 million grape crop before it even develops are prompting some growers to launch an unusually early campaign to protect their vineyards from frost…

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Turrentine Brokerage Comments on Preliminary California Winegrape Crush Report

Turrentine Brokerage Comments on Preliminary California Winegrape Crush Report

Preliminary Winegrape Crush Report is 4.007 Million Tons February 9, 2018, Novato, CA – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2017 has been released. It is a critical barometer for the wine and grape industry, containing tons crushed and prices of wine grapes sold during the 2017 harvest. The Crush Report provides growers […]

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Ciatti Comments on 2017 California Winegrape Crush Report

Ciatti Comments on 2017 California Winegrape Crush Report

(February 9, 2018, San Rafael, CA) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture Preliminary Grape Crush Report was released today. The information provided in this report gives understanding for the California wine and grape industry professionals. Information provided in this preliminary report shows the California Grape Crush Report crushed 4.007M tons. The report also reveals the overall crush […]

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California Preliminary Grape Crush Report

California Preliminary Grape Crush Report

SACRAMENTO – The 2017 crush totaled 4,233,288 tons, up less than half of a percent from the 2016 crush of 4,217,154 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,242,984 tons, down 1.6 percent from 2016. The 2017 white wine variety crush totaled 1,764,152 tons, up .7 percent from 2016. Tons crushed […]

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