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Afternoon Brief, January 16

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Millennials Still Missing as Fine-Wine Core Consumers, Says Silicon Valley Bank Report: Sales growth for U.S. wine is expected to remain in positive territory this year – better, for premium producers – but the industry needs to revamp its appeal to the next generations of core consumers else lose share of wallet to competing beverages and imported wines, according to a closely watched industry report released Wednesday evening…

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Afternoon Brief, January 11

Afternoon Brief, January 11

Napa County Hits The Prisoner Winery with Code Violation Notice: Napa County has told the new The Prisoner winery to stop selling art, stop selling jellies and jams and stop offering food services that the county says are comparable to those found at a restaurant or café…

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Afternoon Brief, December 26

Afternoon Brief, December 26

Beer, Spirits, & Wine – Packaged Imports Grow +8.3% by Value Over Last Twelve Months Through October 2018, Packaged Exports Decline -10.3%: Total beverage alcohol imports (including bulk and packaged) grew +7.7% by value over the last twelve months and grew +5.6% by value over the last three months…

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Afternoon Brief, December 20

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Trade-Enforcement Agencies Are Ramping Up Their Wine-Sales Investigations: Wholesalers and retailers of wine and spirits had better be aware of the new retail norms. The Washington D.C.-based Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has been ramping up its investigations into legal infractions that break the Tied House Rules …

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Afternoon Brief, December 14

Afternoon Brief, December 14

The Great Haut-Brion Price Hack: It’s no surprise that the most expensive wine traded on the Liv-Ex fine wine exchange in 2018 was one that dragged the superlatives from the critics. Such wines are obviously rare and expensive, especially when they come from Bordeaux, but we’ve found a little hack that could see you getting similar quality for a much-reduced price…

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Afternoon Brief, December 11

Afternoon Brief, December 11

Holiday Horror Stories from the Land of Retail: When trouble strikes in retail, it’s often during the holidays. The two-week period around Christmas and New Year’s Eve is the biggest time of year for wine sales in the U.S…

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Afternoon Brief, November 13

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Malibu Coast AVA Devastated by Woolsley Fire – Some Structures Saved by Vines: Vineyards and wineries in the Malibu Coast AVA have been heavily damaged or destroyed by the still-raging Woolsey fire in the coastal hills west of Los Angeles…

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Afternoon Brief, July 27

Afternoon Brief, July 27

Natural Wine Faces Legal Definition
A right-wing French politician has filed a motion this month to launch an investigative committee that will seek to legally define the term “natural wine” in France…

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Afternoon Brief, June 28

Afternoon Brief, June 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bo Barrett: Vultures Have Circled but Château Montelena Is Not for Sale Ten years after his father famously almost sold Napa Valley’s Château Montelena to Michel Reybier of Bordeaux, co-owner Bo Barrett says the winery made famous by the Paris Tasting of 1976 is not for sale… […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 27

Afternoon Brief, February 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Paradise Ridge Winery Faces Rebuild Challenges After Santa Rosa Fire If plans work out, visitors could start returning to Paradise Ridge Winery’s vineyard and sculpture garden in north Santa Rosa in coming months, but it likely will take longer than that for the return of the tasting […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 20

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Congress Passes First Wine Excise Tax Reduction in 80 Years Wine Institute applauds today’s Congressional action to enact the first reduction in wine excise taxes in over 80 years and only the second reduction in the nation’s history… Today’s News: Napa’s Delicato Family Vineyards Loses Company Leader […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 20

Afternoon Brief, November 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Massive Gallo Winery Could Mean ‘Free-for-All’ in Lodi Wine Country Phil Abba has a working relationship with E&J Gallo. His family has sold grapes to the Modesto-based winemaker since the 1960s. That doesn’t mean he wants Gallo, the largest exporter of California wine, building a massive new winery […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 9

Afternoon Brief, August 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Investigation Continues into Large Mount Veeder Winery Wastewater Spill State investigators are still looking for the cause of a Mount Veeder winery treatment pond breach that sent perhaps 850,000 gallons of wastewater spilling toward Redwood Creek… Today’s News: University of California Researcher Is Working to Make Virtual […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 27

Afternoon Brief, July 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How California’s Central Coast Alamo Fire Scorched Vineyard Fierce flames from the Alamo fire in California’s Central Coast area damaged vines at the North Canyon vineyard owned by Treasury Wine Estates earlier this month … Today’s News: How Viable Does the Future Look for Santa Barbara Wine […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 22

Afternoon Brief, June 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Increased Competition for Labor Leaves Wine Hanging The numbers don’t lie: there has been a steady loss off immigrant labor back across the Mexican border for the past 10 years, and it’s creating a true brain drain… Today’s News: Survey Reveals That Cork Closures Seal 89% of […]

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