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Afternoon Brief, December 15

Afternoon Brief, December 15

A Toast to Father & Daughter Winemaking Teams: There’s a new generation in wine. Fathers and Sons working together is nothing new and certainly not exclusive to the wine industry, but women are increasingly breaking into wine, and some of them come from within established wine families…

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Afternoon Brief, April 20

Afternoon Brief, April 20

Wine industry should look for opportunity when roadblocks rise: Some of the solutions for today’s challenges to California wine industry growth, whether it be regulation, climate or crop disease, can be found by looking at how the business has responded to impediments to progress over a long stretch of time…

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Afternoon Brief, March 16

Afternoon Brief, March 16

21st Annual Central Coast Insights with Experts and Troublemakers: Held for the first time in Paso Robles, the annual conference organized by the Wine Industry Symposium Group, attracted nearly 200 attendees from all facets of the wine industry…

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Afternoon Brief, March 13

Afternoon Brief, March 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: California No Longer Copying Europe Californian winemakers may be attempting to emulate the quality of Europe’s great wines, but not the flavours, stressed Mark de Vere MW at a tasting in London this week… Today’s News: Q&A Michael Richmond: Wine is the most candid industry I could ever […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 16

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Wine Anarchy on French TV Talk Show: A televised discussion about the Charlie Hebdo attacks risks censure by flouting a French law banning wine on TV…

A televised discussion about the Charlie Hebdo attacks risks censure by flouting a French law banning wine on TV…

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Afternoon Brief, January 12

Afternoon Brief, January 12

Sonoma and Napa counties grapple with winery outreach directly to consumers: Sixty percent of wineries in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County have tasting rooms, compared with 90 percent in Napa County, according to planning officials who have been analyzing winery use permit activity recently and trends in response to a growing number of applications for more direct-to-consumer marketing and hospitality activities where the wine is made…

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Afternoon Brief, January 5

Afternoon Brief, January 5

Shoppers should take care when buying wine in clear glass bottles, says Wotwine, after 35% of wines in clear glass out of the 6,000 wines it sampled in the last two years exhibited signs of damage from light…

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Afternoon Brief, December 29

Afternoon Brief, December 29

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir under threat from climate change: The taste of fine wines like chardonnay and pinot noir is under threat from rising temperatures caused by climate change, scientists have warned…

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Afternoon Brief, December 23

Afternoon Brief, December 23

Western Research Team Builds Drought-Fighting Drone To Seed Rainclouds: California communities suffering from extreme drought could soon get help from an unlikely source, unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a. drones…

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Special Edition Black Friday Brief

Special Edition Black Friday Brief

3rd Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo Forecasting Record Attendance:
Wine Industry Network announced that this years North Coast Wine Industry Expo, held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on December 4th, has surpassed the pre-registration goals for this years event and is anticipating another successful event…

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Afternoon Brief, November 21

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Napa Winemakers Argue Over the Valley’s Visual Image:
If you’ve never heard the term “viewshed” – like “watershed” – welcome to Napa Valley. The essence is that Napa’s bucolic look is an asset that can’t be messed with…

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Afternoon Brief, October 20

Afternoon Brief, October 20

Ignorance of the Endangered Species Act Could be Costly for Vineyards and Wineries:
When President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into law on December 28, 1973, it must have been hard to predict how the legislation would impact agricultural practices decades into the future…

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Afternoon Brief, October 17

Afternoon Brief, October 17

Even normal rain won’t end California drought, expert says:
California will likely remain in a drought this winter even if most areas receive normal rainfall, according to an expert from the federal Climate Prediction Center…

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Afternoon Brief, October 16

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Drones could become familiar sight over Wine Country vineyards:
The drones are expected to be more commonplace in the Napa vineyard, likely by next year if the Federal Aviation Administration approves Yamahas application to use unmanned aircraft systems for agricultural purposes…

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Afternoon Brief, October 15

Afternoon Brief, October 15

Winning in U.S. wine: Pricing to maximize profit, avoid brand equity erosion:
The price of a bottle of wine has a critical impact on the positioning and profitability of a wine brand but marketers are often unsure when they should tweak price to optimize profit…

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