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Afternoon Brief, February 15

Afternoon Brief, February 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Barefoot Remains Top Brand: Wine Sales Rise 3% Barefoot remains the top-selling table wine brand as sales figures for January indicate steady growth in off-premise channels and overall U.S. wine sales… Today’s News: 2018 Bud Break Starts Early in Napa Valley After a combination of warm temperatures […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 14

Afternoon Brief, February 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silicon Valley Bank Predicts the US Wine Industry Is at the Tail End of a 20-Year Growth Period Silicon Valley Bank released its State of the Wine Industry 2018 report today. The 17th annual report assesses current conditions in the wine industry and provides a unique forecast […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 13

Afternoon Brief, February 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Tasting Room Trends: 2017 Review and 2018 Forecasts At VingDirect, we exist to help family wineries achieve their direct to consumer goals. Whether your focus is to grow sales and wine club members, to train and educate your staff, to polish up your brand, or to take […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 9

Afternoon Brief, February 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Preliminary Grape Crush Report The 2017 crush totaled 4,233,288 tons, up less than half of a percent from the 2016 crush of 4,217,154 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,242,984 tons, down 1.6 percent from 2016… Today’s News: […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 7

Afternoon Brief, February 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Engaging Consumers with Digital Tools in Today’s Experience Economy In the late 90’s a book came out dealing with a subject that is gaining more and more importance in the wine industry. The authors, Joseph Pine and James Gilmore entitled the book The Experience Economy… Today’s News: […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 6

Afternoon Brief, February 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Academics Explain Terroir but Not Exactly the Way Wine Consumers Might Expect It’s the location. It’s the climate. It’s the local yeast population. It’s ineffable. It’s terroir. Well, not according to Giulia Meloni and Johan Swinnen… Today’s News: Developing a Research Cooperative for Winemakers to Experiment For […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 17

Afternoon Brief, January 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: The Alternative Wine Packaging Trailblazer Jordan Kivelstadt is a straight-shooter. Innovator? Check. Relationship builder? Check again. Saving the planet? Check… Today’s News: Finger Lakes In Pursuit of Excellence: The New Generation Pioneering winemakers from all over the worlds helped to shape the […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 10

Afternoon Brief, January 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Defender of the Consumer Palate and Your Right to Choose Tim Hanni, one of two resident Americans to receive the title Master of Wine and well-known industry myth-buster, would like the wine industry to stop foisting untruths upon an unsuspecting public… Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 4

Afternoon Brief, January 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How Alcohol Damages Stem Cell DNA and Increases Cancer Risk Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday… Today’s News: How […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 29

Afternoon Brief, December 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Industry Leader Claims Carmel Mayor Has Serially Sexually Harassed Her The #MeToo movement has come to quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea, with city officials investigating allegations of sexual harassment by the top elected official: Mayor Steve Dallas… Today’s News: Whole Foods’ Wine Biz Replaced Amazon’s, Leading Dallas Founder of […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 28

Afternoon Brief, December 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: A Look into the 2018 Wine World It’s that time of year to take a look into the crystal ball – in this case, the crystal wine glass. Here are a few developments to watch for in the coming year… Today’s News: Prominent New York Wine Merchant […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 26

Afternoon Brief, December 26

California North Coast Wine M&A Slows in 2017 Amid Smaller Crop
The brisk pace for sales of North Coast vineyards, wine brands and wineries in recent years slowed in 2017. It was a “roller-coaster ride” of a growing year that ended with a long, likely below-average-sized harvest punctuated by record September temperatures and October wildfires…

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Afternoon Brief, December 22

Afternoon Brief, December 22

2 Key Wine Themes for 2018: Indigenous Grapes and Women in Wine
Earlier this week I wrote about five topics that were highlights of the year in wine. These included forward-thinking initiatives and gatherings; definitive books; the persistent popularity of indigenous grapes; California wildfire recovery efforts; and the increasing recognition of women in wine…

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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 5

Afternoon Brief, December 5

Wine.com Releases 2017 Wine.com 100
Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, today announced the eleventh annual Wine.com 100. Reflecting the top wines purchased on the website during the first 11 months of 2017…

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