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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 31

Afternoon Brief, August 31

Is Sonoma Reaching ‘Peak Wine’? : Wine industry growth has been a rocket for 20 years, its trend line drawn like a mountain incline on U.S. industry graphs. Since 1993, when 370 million gallons of wine were consumed in America, consumption has…

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Cannabis Beyond the Black Market, Blurring Medicinal and Recreational Use

Cannabis Beyond the Black Market, Blurring Medicinal and Recreational Use

Silver has been witness to some illuminating trends since the industry was allowed to open its doors wide. “One of the interesting phenomena, we’ve actually seen with the opening up of the recreational markets is an increase in the sales of our medical brand, Care by Design. It’s far outpaced the growth of some of our recreational brands, which are also growing substantially. I think what’s happening is that people who weren’t comfortable going into a dispensary under the system where you had to go see a physician. Now, you can just go in, and what we’re seeing is friends are bringing friends in saying, ‘Look, come with me and I’ll show you’.”

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Afternoon Brief, August 13, 2018

Afternoon Brief, August 13, 2018

Will the Mendocino Complex Fires Put a Chokehold on Grapes This Harvest?
The Mendocino Complex fires in Lake County created a dense plume of smoke over the Beckstoffer vineyard for several days in early August. More than 50 vineyard workers were sent home that week because of poor visibility…

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Afternoon Brief, July 30

Afternoon Brief, July 30

Carriers Trashing Wine Shipments
Some shipments of wine from New York are being confiscated and destroyed…

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The Common Threads of Wine, Women, and Weed

The Common Threads of Wine, Women, and Weed

Erin Gore has the unique perspective of being a very successful businesswoman in two key North Coast industries. She helps run the Gore Family Vineyards in Healdsburg and has a very successful cannabis business, Garden Society. Ned Fussell of Cannacraft said that Gore is a “pillar in the wine industry breaking down barriers and displaying true leadership.”

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Leveraging Your Wine Brand for Cannabis Expansion

Leveraging Your Wine Brand for Cannabis Expansion

When cannabis became legalized for recreational use, many in the wine industry feared the worst. Would it take business away from wineries? But it turns out the two industries are beginning to learn how they can help each other grow instead.

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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…

By July 24, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Creating a Dialogue Where Wine and Weed Intersect

Creating a Dialogue Where Wine and Weed Intersect

The big difference is that one of these substances has been legal in the U.S. for commercial purposes since 1933. The other is gaining legal status somewhat painfully, state by state, and does not yet enjoy federal protections under the law.

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Afternoon Brief, July 19

Afternoon Brief, July 19

Fukushima’s Nuclear Signature Found in California Wine
The Japanese nuclear disaster bathed north America in a radioactive cloud. Now pharmacologists have found the telltale signature in California wine made at the time…

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Afternoon Brief, July 17

Afternoon Brief, July 17

Napa’s Duckhorn Wine Company announced this morning that it is purchasing Sonoma Pinot Noir powerhouse Kosta Browne Winery. Duckhorn will replace Kosta Browne’s current stakeholders, the investment fund J.W. Childs, as the sole owner. The deal includes Kosta Browne’s winery and tasting room in Sebastopol, as well as 80 acres of owned vineyards and leases on 90 additional acres, as well as all inventory…

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Afternoon Brief, July 16

Afternoon Brief, July 16

French ministers’ plans to require bigger health warnings on bottles of wine have provoked a furious response from leading chateaux, which say the move would damage ‘the soul of France’ and turn wine into a ‘criminal product’…

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Afternoon Brief, July 13

Afternoon Brief, July 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The World’s Most Wanted Wines It’s the usual suspects for our most searched-for wines, but there’s a surprise among the most-improved rankings… Today’s News: Amorim to Eradicate TCA by 2020 “We will have a non-detectible TCA guarantee for everything, it’s in our company strategy for 2020; we […]

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Will Cannabis Present Cross-Over Opportunities for Wine Industry Professionals?

Will Cannabis Present Cross-Over Opportunities for Wine Industry Professionals?

Liz Gehl, founder and chief recruiter of Gehl Search Partners, has been recruiting in the adult beverage industry for several years, and sees many opportunities starting to present themselves in the fledgling legalized cannabis industry. “Our primary focus is providing incredible talent within sales, marketing, commercial strategy and planning, finance, accounting, and administrative roles”, says Gehl. “The competition for talent exists far beyond the vineyard worker level.” Gehl works with people coming from the adult beverage industry bringing with them professional skill sets within compliance, branding, and marketing that are in high demand.

By June 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Weed Should Scare You!

Weed Should Scare You!

When I say weed should scare you I am not talking about You, the reader, I am speaking about the very basic, everyday, mundane, generic wine, beer, or spirit. Weed, the actual THC, is not scary at all to me. I can remember a few nights lounging in our suburban basement watching Pink Floyd, “The Wall,” […]