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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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Afternoon Brief, June 1

Afternoon Brief, June 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Critic Wars: The Producer Strikes Back Ever wondered what wine producers really think of critics? Read one irate summation of the state of wine reviewing… Today’s News: Paso Robles’ Next Wine Wave Central Coast city embraces winemaking and wine tasting growth, inside and outside city limits… Napa […]

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Wine Institute Commends U.S. Government’s Efforts to Improve Market Access in Canada

Wine Institute Commends U.S. Government’s Efforts to Improve Market Access in Canada

Washington D.C. — Wine Institute, the public policy advocacy association for California wineries, applauds today’s announcement that the U.S. government has requested a formal World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel against Canada to ensure that U.S. wines have equal access to British Columbia grocery store shelves. Previous WTO Consultations with the Canadian government yielded no resolution to this issue. […]

Afternoon Brief, April 26

Afternoon Brief, April 26

Fast-Rising Napa, Sonoma Winegrape Prices Spill Over into Central Coast, Oregon Vineyards
Sales figures that show a significant slowdown in U.S. wine sales and warnings about prices for higher-end wine getting ahead of demand in recent months have been sobering. But experts say the thirst for better-quality wine is growing, as is the willingness to pay more for it…

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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 10

Afternoon Brief, April 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Growers Sue Napa Winery for Rejecting Grapes Allegedly Tainted by Smoke A Calistoga couple has filed suit against a Napa Valley winemaker for refusing the pair’s Cabernet Sauvignon last fall because of alleged smoke taint from the October fires, according to court records… Today’s News: Walmart Wins […]

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KEDGE Business School and the University of British Columbia Led Canadian Government to Reword the Labelling Regulations of Canadian Wine

KEDGE Business School and the University of British Columbia Led Canadian Government to Reword the Labelling Regulations of Canadian Wine

In light of studies and recommendations made by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and KEDGE’s Wine & Spirits Academy, the wine industry acted and the Canadian government decided on March 12th to prohibit the use of the statement “Cellared in Canada” (CIC wines) on the labels of wine bottled in Canada but with wines […]

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: TTB Targets Consignment Wine Sales The United States’ three-tier system – which was put in place upon the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 – has long legislated wine sales without seeming to always have a consistent coherent policy… Today’s News: North Coast AVAs Take Center Stage in […]

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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 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 23

Afternoon Brief, February 23

Is Napa Running Out of Land for Vineyards?
When Xavier Cervantes was scouting properties in Napa, he looked in all the usual hallowed ground for vineyards: Oakville, Rutherford, Pritchard Hill…

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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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