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Afternoon Brief, September 19

Afternoon Brief, September 19

DTC Channel Goes Mainstream: Direct shipping of wine is now mainstream in much of the United States. Last year, volume of direct-shipped wine was up 15.3% to 5.78 million cases, with consumer spending growing 15.5% to $2.69 billion…

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Afternoon Brief, September 14

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Vineyards in a Hurry to Harvest Grapes as Hurricane Florence Looms Closer: Grocery stores aren’t the only places experiencing a rush before the storm, some wineries across central Virginia are hurrying to harvest grapes. Winemakers say they’re harvesting their crop about a week ahead of schedule…

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Afternoon Brief, September 10

Afternoon Brief, September 10

Smoky Summers May Taint Washington Wine, but This WSU Researcher Is Shedding Light on the Problem: Tom Collins opens the flap to the black canvas tent and the smoke starts seeping out. He steps inside and pulls a mask over his mouth and nose. Two rows of grapevines stretch beyond him…

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Afternoon Brief, August 29

Afternoon Brief, August 29

 Grape Shortage Exacerbated as Growing Demand Collides with Bad Weather and Pests in the Mid-Atlantic: Kevin Atticks, the longtime executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association, has seen a rapid growth of wineries in his state and others around it the last 10 years. It’s a business model that continues to outpace vineyards, which cover 800 acres across Maryland with another 100 new acres not yet producing…

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Afternoon Brief, August 28

Afternoon Brief, August 28

Chicago Runs Wine Across the Indiana Border: Chicago has never been a very clean town when it comes to politics or crime. However, given how high state and city booze taxes are here, its residents may feel somewhat justified in turning to illegal activity to access wine at lower prices…

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Afternoon Brief, August 27

Afternoon Brief, August 27

Expanded 2018 WIN Expo Conference Stacked with Wine Business Experts: The 7th annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), the second largest wine industry trade show in North America, has bolstered the conference portion of its program this year to address the increasing complexity of issues facing the wine industry…

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Afternoon Brief, August 21

Afternoon Brief, August 21

California Gold Goes Global: According to Liv-ex, the wider world is waking up to California …

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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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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, July 5

Afternoon Brief, July 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Canada’s Wine Sector to Benefit from Over $9M in Investment The Canadian Grapevine Certification Network will receive investment of CAD 12.1 million ($9.2 million) to fund research and developments in its production sector… Today’s News: Central Coast Packaging and Design Competition Unveils Winners The Central Coast Packaging […]

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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 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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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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Afternoon Brief, June 14

Afternoon Brief, June 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa’s Measure C Now Almost Certain to Fail Measure C, also known as the Napa Oak Woodlands and Watershed Protection Initiative, came out of election night with a slim 42 vote lead, but that count reflected only of about 40% of all votes cast… Today’s News: The […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 6

Afternoon Brief, June 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Measure C Vote Split on Napa County Vineyards Votes in favor of limits on Napa County vineyard development on hills and mountains were edging barely ahead in early results Tuesday night… Today’s News: The Science of Winemaking Yeasts Wine professionals discuss the impact of wild and commercial […]

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