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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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Farm Friends: BC Wineries Respond to Alberta’s BC Wine Boycott with Love

Farm Friends: BC Wineries Respond to Alberta’s BC Wine Boycott with Love

[Summerland, BC] Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced an immediate boycott on all imports of wines from British Columbia Tuesday, in what is becoming a growing inter-provincial spat over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. Instead of reacting with hate and opposition, a group of BC wineries has decided to remind everyone that they love Alberta. […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 5

Afternoon Brief, February 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winemakers Turn to MIT to Save Pinot Noir in Warming Temperatures Biochemical engineer Jean-Francois Hamel has discovered the secrets to how natural yeasts affect flavors and alcohol levels in wine – and why they can help combat the potential effects of climate change… Today’s News: E&J Gallo […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 16

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Sales Gain 2% on Slow and Steady Growth U.S. wine sales posted slower growth in 2017 than in 2016, but the steady pace of gains is helping wine edge out other forms of alcohol with consumers… Today’s News: Young Winemakers Paving the Way for Development of […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 20

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Congress Passes First Wine Excise Tax Reduction in 80 Years Wine Institute applauds today’s Congressional action to enact the first reduction in wine excise taxes in over 80 years and only the second reduction in the nation’s history… Today’s News: Napa’s Delicato Family Vineyards Loses Company Leader […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 18

Afternoon Brief, December 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: North Coast Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries Benefit Under GOP Tax Package Local wineries, breweries and distilleries are big winners in the GOP tax package, which would slash their tax bills following a concerted lobbying effort by the alcohol beverage industry to reduce the federal excise tax on its […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 8

Afternoon Brief, December 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winemakers Worry as Wildfires Rage in Southern California Hurricane-force winds and bone-dry conditions are spreading wildfires across Southern California, burning more than 100,000 acres so far, primarily in Ventura County, but also in Los Angeles and San Diego counties… Today’s News: Petaluma Gap Breaks DC Logjam Trapped […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 7

Afternoon Brief, December 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New Company Rapidly Changing How 3-Tier Alcohol Distribution Happens The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 cases, and they’ve been essentially blocked from three-tier distribution because distributor giants focus on the big brands and wont take on small ones… Today’s News: The […]

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