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Afternoon Brief, November 14

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Are Napa Valley Growers Smart to Rely so Heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon? : A panel of grape growing pundits held court last week during the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Rootstock trade show on the wisdom of relying so heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon…

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Afternoon Brief, November 7

Afternoon Brief, November 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: John Fetzer Sells Mendocino’s Saracina Vineyards to the Taub Family’s Heritance Vintners The Taub family, owners of Palm Bay International, one of the nations leading wine importers, is expanding its presence in California … Today’s News: California Supermarket Chain Raley’s Ups Its Game in Beverage Alcohol California-based […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 17

Afternoon Brief, October 17

Big Wine Brands’ Bizarre Beginnings: Wine is weird. After grapes are plucked from vines, cleaned and crushed (or not), they’re ready for fermentation. Eukaryotic microorganisms go in, consume sugar, and burp out carbon dioxide and alcohol…

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Afternoon Brief, October 10

Afternoon Brief, October 10

New Master Sommeliers Lose Title After Tasting Exam ‘Compromised’: Detailed information on wines forming part of last months tasting exam was leaked, said the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas division …

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Afternoon Brief: September 26

Afternoon Brief: September 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa’s Bremer Case May Have Larger Winery Visitation Implications Napa Countys court case against Bremer Family Winery east of St. Helena has raised an issue that the county fears could roil its winery regulation waters… Today’s News: Sonoma City Council Left with Sour Taste over Tasting-Room Embargo […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 19

Afternoon Brief, September 19

DTC Channel Goes Mainstream: Direct shipping of wine is now mainstream in much of the United States. Last year, volume of direct-shipped wine was up 15.3% to 5.78 million cases, with consumer spending growing 15.5% to $2.69 billion…

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Afternoon Brief, September 12

Afternoon Brief, September 12

Beloved California Vintner Ulises Valdez Dies at 49: Ulises Valdez, who emigrated from Mexico to work as a vineyard laborer in Sonoma County, then rose to become one of California’s most renowned vineyard managers and founder of his own family winery, died early this morning of a heart attack. He was 49…

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Afternoon Brief, September 5

Afternoon Brief, September 5

Great Oregon Wine Company Acquires Willamette Valley’s Duck Pond Cellars – The Great Oregon Wine Company (GOWC) announced today it has acquired iconic Willamette Valley winery Duck Pond Cellars…

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Afternoon Brief, August 22

Afternoon Brief, August 22

Napa Wine M&A Market Remains ‘Robust’ Despite Rising Vineyard, Grape Prices: Vineyard values and grape prices continue to hit new highs in Napa County, but the ongoing thirst for prime wines from the region continues to propel acquisitions of brands and properties that can put the Napa name on the bottle …

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Afternoon Brief, August 15

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Searching for the Truth About Smoke Taint: With wildfires still blazing, Tom Jarvis tells you all you need to know about the effect on grapes…

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Afternoon Brief, August 8

Afternoon Brief, August 8

Sexism Sparks Token Wine Gestures: Trump openly boasts about sexual molestation, Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape and Rolf Harris was found guilty of indecent assault…

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Afternoon Brief, July 3

Afternoon Brief, July 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fire Risk for Napa County Vineyards A huge wildfire has crossed over into Napa County, less than a year after the region was devastated by one of the worst fire outbreaks in northern California history… Today’s News: Man of Steele: 50 Harvests and Counting There aren’t many […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 19

Afternoon Brief, June 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Devil Seeks Forgiveness from Merlot The man who single-handedly slaughtered the great grape’s reputation fronts up to growers and says sorry… Today’s News: It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking – They Wanted to Call It ‘Cheers’ Buried in a new N.I.H. report […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 12

Afternoon Brief, June 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lead Flips to ‘No’ in Napa’s Measure C Close Election on Oaks and Vineyards After an early lead in “yes” votes for Napa Countys controversial Measure C, which would limit removal of oaks and is opposed by wine and agriculture trade groups, the balance tipped to “no” […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 5

Afternoon Brief, June 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Premium Private Label Wines Driving Growth If your idea of a private label wine is “Two-Buck Chuck” from the supermarket chain Trader Joe’s, think again… Today’s News: Cannabis ‘the Big Green Elephant in the Room’ for Drinks Sector Claims Report The global alcoholic drinks industry is facing […]

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