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Fetzer Vineyards Adds Excelsior Wines to Portfolio

Fetzer Vineyards Adds Excelsior Wines to Portfolio

California winery to incorporate collection, becoming nation’s 12th-largest wine marketer MENDOCINO COUNTY, Calif., June 26, 2018 — Fetzer Vineyards today announced the incorporation of the Excelsior Wine Company (“Excelsior”) collection to its portfolio, effectively becoming the nation’s leading supplier of South American wines and the 12th-largest wine marketer in the United States.1 Excelsior’s multi-origin portfolio […]

Afternoon Brief, May 29

Afternoon Brief, May 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Close Calls as 44 Best of Class Wines Clash in Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition Sweepstakes As we gathered for the judging of the sweepstakes wines at the Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition earlier this month, the suspense was killing us… Today’s News: Wine May Battle Cannabis […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 24

Afternoon Brief, May 24

Napa Storytelling: Why So Serious? A Research Study
We all love a good story, and the wine business has long recognized the need of good stories to sell wine. Stories differentiate wineries in the stories plot, persona, and person. How these stories are crafted is meant to appeal to a particular audience…

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Concha y Toro Names Marcelo Papa Technical Director

Concha y Toro Names Marcelo Papa Technical Director

Santiago, Chile, Nov. 30, 2017: Concha y Toro, Chile’s foremost wine producer and the preeminent name in South American wines, has appointed winemaker Marcelo Papa (high-res photo attached) to the newly created position of Technical Director. Papa’s responsibilities extend to full oversight of technical direction for Concha y Toro’s entire portfolio of wines, with Papa […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 24

Afternoon Brief, August 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2017 Meet the trailblazers who are shaping the future of wine, beer, cider and spirits in America. These winemakers, grape growers, retailers, bartenders, educators and more are redefining the alcohol beverage industry as we know it… Today’s News: Managing […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 19

Afternoon Brief, April 19

California’s First ‘Wine & Weed Symposium’ Arrives in August
California has been a powerful force on the global wine scene for decades. Meanwhile, the state’s never been a slouch when it comes to high quality cannabis either…

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Afternoon Brief, October 17

Afternoon Brief, October 17

Constellation Buys Five of Charles Smith’s Washington Wine Brands for $120 Million: Constellation Brands added to its burgeoning collection of premium wine brands, announcing this morning an agreement to purchase five Washington brands from Charles Smith Wines for $120 million…

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Afternoon Brief, October 13

Afternoon Brief, October 13

Napa Valley 2016 Harvest Wraps Up Right Before Region’s First Storm: The 2016 Napa Valley Winegrape Harvest is officially “in” this week, just as the season’s first storm heads towards Napa Valley…

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Afternoon Brief, August 26

Afternoon Brief, August 26

French Wine Production to Fall 10% This Year After Fierce Spring Weather: Fierce storms that hit France in April will help to push wine production down by more than 10% this year, the ministry of agriculture has said…

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Afternoon Brief, March 29

Afternoon Brief, March 29

Constant Evolution Keeps California Wine Industry on Its Toes: The mantras to succeed, excel, and prosper continue to spark the $3 billion California wine industry as a world leader in production and sales, amid the challenges of potentially more frequent and severe drought patterns, plus increasing foreign and domestic product competition…

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Afternoon Brief, February 23

Afternoon Brief, February 23

Financial Crisis Led to ‘Winemaker Freedom”: The global financial crisis in 2008 was in some ways positive for winemakers as it gave them a sense of freedom according to Ted Lemon of California’s Littorai…

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Afternoon Brief, October 8

Afternoon Brief, October 8

Cabernet Outgrows Chardonnay Off-Premise Sales in Long Term Projection: Over the last year the volume of Cabernet Sauvignon sold off-premise grew 4.8% compared to a 0.7% growth for Chardonnay, which has been the biggest varietal wine for decades, but may now have a serious threat to its dominance…

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Afternoon Brief, August 18

Afternoon Brief, August 18

Positive Wine Industry Survey Results, but PR Efforts Still Needed: Survey results released by Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute last week ran contrary to the impression given by several recent stories about the wine industry clashing with locals about vineyard and winery development

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Afternoon Brief, June 4

Afternoon Brief, June 4

Health Watch: Red Wine Compounds Fight the Common Cold: Employee-lounge snack purveyors, take note: People who consume flavonoids, compounds found in red wine and other plant-based foods, take fewer sick days from work, according to new research from New Zealand…

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Afternoon Brief, April 16

Afternoon Brief, April 16

Sinking Euro and Rising Dollar Make Waves in the Wine Industry: Shifting exchange rates are producing beneficial ripples of change for American consumers and European wineries. If you’ve ever been tempted to hop on a plane and take an impromptu trip to Europe, now is the time…

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