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Afternoon Brief, May 22

Afternoon Brief, May 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping: Zinfandel and Rosé on the Rise, While Red Blends Underperform Their Peers In January, we released the 2018 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report, which offers an exclusive deep dive into the direct-to-consumer wine shipping channel with our partners Wines & Vines… Today’s News: Registration Opens […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 15

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lasers Battle Birds in Sonoma County Vineyard Scarecrows, raptors and robotic facsimiles, propane cannons, reflective flags, netting – farmers have been trying all kinds of methods over the centuries to keep birds from turning their hard work into a feast just as the crop is ready for […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 24

Afternoon Brief, April 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa County Winegrape Value Hits Record $750M with Big Cabernet Sauvignon Jump Napa County’s winegrape harvest last year hit a new record value of $750.8 million, up 2.9 percent, or $21.3 million, from the previous year, county officials reported Tuesday… Today’s News: Green Measure Makes Napa See […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 17

Afternoon Brief, April 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winners of the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge Announced Kokomo Wines of the Dry Creek Valley, a grower-winemaker partnership, took home the top prize in the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge for its Kokomo 2016 Pinot Noir Gopher Hills Block Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast, scoring the highest […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 10

Afternoon Brief, April 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Growers Sue Napa Winery for Rejecting Grapes Allegedly Tainted by Smoke A Calistoga couple has filed suit against a Napa Valley winemaker for refusing the pair’s Cabernet Sauvignon last fall because of alleged smoke taint from the October fires, according to court records… Today’s News: Walmart Wins […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 3

Afternoon Brief, April 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Thornhill Wins Wine Brand Infringement Case CustomVine admits to using Turn Key and other brands to sell ‘inferior’ wine… Today’s News: China Finds California Wine Pairs Well with a Trade War Retaliatory tariffs are a blow to exporters increasingly catering to young, newly wealthy Chinese looking for […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 27

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: TTB Targets Consignment Wine Sales The United States’ three-tier system – which was put in place upon the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 – has long legislated wine sales without seeming to always have a consistent coherent policy… Today’s News: North Coast AVAs Take Center Stage in […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 20

Afternoon Brief, March 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Robert Haas, Influential American Vintner and Wine Importer, Dies at 90 Robert Haas, one of the leading lights of the American wine industry, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at his home in Templeton, Calif. He was 90… Today’s News: TTB Industry Circular 2018-1 Undermines the Intent […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 6

Afternoon Brief, March 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Does Napa Need to Choose Between Grapevines and Oak Trees? Napa Valley is known for both its gorgeous acres of vineyards and its rugged, oak-covered hillsides. But do residents need to choose between vines and trees?… Today’s News: Damaged Wines to Hit the Market It always pays […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 28

Afternoon Brief, February 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Expert Grim About the State and Direction of the Valley: ‘I Don’t See Any Hope’ Few people have spent more time thinking and writing about the Napa Valley than author James Conaway. Now, on the eve of the publication of this third book about the region, […]

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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 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 30

Afternoon Brief, January 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Artificial Intelligence Changes the Wine World Technology has already changed how we make wine, so what effect will it have on how we drink it?… Today’s News: Long Island Wine In Pursuit of Excellence In the 40-plus years since Alex and Louisa Hargrave planted and founded Long […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 26

Afternoon Brief, January 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Gina Gallo Opens Up in Public The famously private head of California’s biggest family wine company shares some surprising truths… Today’s News: Wine Industry Reflects on Emerging Issues, Trends and Recent Fires Shaping Future at Unified Symposium Every facet of the wine industry, from research and science […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 19

Afternoon Brief, January 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Richard Kunde, Champion of Sonoma County Wine, Agriculture, Dies at 75 Richard Kunde, the generous and sociable scion of pioneering Valley of the Moon ranchers who became the nation’s largest seller of grapevine rootstock and who was a passionate promoter of Sonoma County grapes and wine, propelling […]

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