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Tag: Champagne

Afternoon Brief, February 7

Afternoon Brief, February 7

Tasting Room Trend Review and Forecast: What Flipped and What Flopped: Through findings from our Performance Tracker and Benchmarking Tracker tools, we see 2018 trends that worked (and didn’t work.) What’s unique about us and our study is that we know the winery story behind the data, so we are able to recommend best practices, tips, and tactics…

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Afternoon Brief, February 6

Afternoon Brief, February 6

Mary Ann Graf, Who Paved the Way for California Women Winemakers, Dies at 76: Mary Ann Graf, widely considered the first woman winemaker in California after Prohibition, died after a nearly three year battle with pancreatic cancer on Jan. 30. A representative of Graf’s friends and family confirmed the news…

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Afternoon Brief, February 4

Afternoon Brief, February 4

Should You Ignore What Your Customers Want? The Great Winemakers Do: Among French wines, Château Pétrus is legendary. Consumers pay over $1,000 for a single bottle. Talking with Christian Moueix, the owner and long-time winemaker of Pétrus, Kellogg’s Gregory Carpenter asked an innocent question: When crafting a wine, how do you think about the consumer?

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Afternoon Brief, December 27

Afternoon Brief, December 27

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Was Tricked into Investing in an Israeli Winery, Lawsuit Alleges: The U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was presented with allegedly fraudulent documents when he agreed to invest $730,000 in an Israeli wine company, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday to a Tel Aviv District Court…

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Afternoon Brief, December 26

Afternoon Brief, December 26

Beer, Spirits, & Wine – Packaged Imports Grow +8.3% by Value Over Last Twelve Months Through October 2018, Packaged Exports Decline -10.3%: Total beverage alcohol imports (including bulk and packaged) grew +7.7% by value over the last twelve months and grew +5.6% by value over the last three months…

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Afternoon Brief, December 10

Afternoon Brief, December 10

A 31% Increase in Number of California Wineries Makes Financial Success That Much Harder: The global investment firm Rabobank November 2018 Wine Quarterly included a few important takeaways from the Wine Industry Financial Symposium held this autumn in Napa, California. In its introduction to the report, the bank got my attention with this about California: “Wineries of all sizes need to find new owners.”

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Afternoon Brief, October 22

Afternoon Brief, October 22

The Wine Group Announces Acquisition of 7 Deadly Brand: The Wine Group announced today that it has purchased the 7 Deadly brand, the #1 Zinfandel brand in the U.S., from Michael David Winery. First released in 2002, 7 Deadlys lead SKU, 7 Deadly Zins, has been the #1 Zinfandel in America since 2015…

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Worldwide Celebrations Mark Ninth Annual #ChampagneDay

Worldwide Celebrations Mark Ninth Annual #ChampagneDay

Ramona Cruz-Peters of Austin, Texas Wins 2018 Champagne Day Sweepstakes WASHINGTON — Today, October 19, marks the ninth annual Champagne Day, where wine lovers around the globe raise a glass to the quintessential wine of celebration, good cheer and toasts everywhere: Champagne. Champagne Day offers wine enthusiasts worldwide an opportunity to enjoy the sparkling wine […]

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Champagne: An Exceptional 2018 Harvest

Champagne: An Exceptional 2018 Harvest

Epernay, France (7th, September 2018)-Precocity, quality, volume: nearing its end in Champagne, the grape harvest is definitely out of the ordinary. Beginning in the earliest sectors on 20th August, it is the fifth grape harvest started in August over the last fifteen years. After an exceptionally wet winter, the Champagne region has since April been […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 4

Afternoon Brief, September 4

California’s Edgiest, Riskiest Wine Region Is About to Get a New Name: The remote coastline of Sonoma never fails to impress. Chilly fog and wind roll in from the Pacific, covering ridges of towering redwoods and tiny patches of vineyards…

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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 3

Afternoon Brief, August 3

California Wine Country Bracing for Fire Season
As Mendocino Complex fires spread to Lake County, vintners are on high alert…

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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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Afternoon Brief, July 27

Afternoon Brief, July 27

Natural Wine Faces Legal Definition
A right-wing French politician has filed a motion this month to launch an investigative committee that will seek to legally define the term “natural wine” in France…

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Afternoon Brief, May 31

Afternoon Brief, May 31

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How Producers Are Returning to Winemaking’s Roots Producers all over the world are going back to winemaking’s roots by reviving the age-old practice of aging wine in clay pots, a method that creates exceptional bottles you are going to want on your shelf… Today’s News: Beneath the […]

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