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Afternoon Brief, November 20

Afternoon Brief, November 20

Feds Shut Down Controversial Elouan Wine Labels: California winery Copper Cane has been ordered by the federal government to change the labels on its Elouan wines, which are made in California but labeled as Oregon wines and sold as such by retailers.

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Mouthfeel Lessons Learned – Troubleshooting Fermentations

Mouthfeel Lessons Learned – Troubleshooting Fermentations

“Mouthfeel, or how a wine feels on your cheeks and tongue when you taste it, is one of the most important sensory aspects that communicates ‘quality’ in a wine,” says Alison Crowe of Plata Wines.

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Afternoon Brief, November 5

Afternoon Brief, November 5

E&J Gallo Continues Its Push on Premium: Kozel’s focus, who joined Gallo 18 years ago, continues to be the company’s push on premium, which has seen it gradually move beyond big volume sub $10 wines to more premium, boutique labels, such as Orin Swift, J Vineyards and Talbott …

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Afternoon Brief, September 13

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Making the Most of Dwindling Customer Engagement Opportunities: The biggest difference between tasting rooms and wine clubs that perform beyond expectation and those that don’t, is an organizational commitment to employee training, according to the 2017 VinQuest direct to consumer benchmark report…

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Afternoon Brief, September 6

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Your Wine Brand Could Be Lost in One Single Trademark Infringement: The landscape of the alcoholic beverage industry in the new millennium looks dramatically different than the drinks business of the 20th century.

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Achieving Total Wine Stability

Achieving Total Wine Stability

Today’s wine market requires that wines be visually appealing to consumers, meaning that they be clear and free of sediment, with no off-colors, flavors or aromas. Wine stabilization is an important part of winemaking and includes microbial, protein, tartrate, aroma and color stability. For quality wine production, it is crucial to identify instabilities and understand […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 24

Afternoon Brief, May 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: It’s What’s in the Bottle That Counts … Or Is It? The lab supervisor of a well-known Sonoma County winery approached me recently with a lovely bottle of Cote des Roses by producer Gerard Bertrand… Today’s News: Trump Budget Proposes Massive Cuts to Essential Wine Industry Programs […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 30

Afternoon Brief, January 30

Is the Intelligent Vineyard the Future of Winegrape Growing?: Phil Asmundson is by no means a veteran viticulturist, but a half-dozen years ago, after watching his wife and business partner, Kim, augering soil samples, he recalls turning to her and saying, “No offense, but there’s got to be a better way”…

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Afternoon Brief, November 7

Afternoon Brief, November 7

Settlement Expected in Case Alleging Men Hired Prostitutes for Cruise Aboard USS Alpha Omega: A former Napa Valley winery employee alleges that in August 2015 she was assigned to work on a company yacht where men had sex with call girls while the group cruised the San Francisco Bay, according to court records…

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Afternoon Brief, November 3

Afternoon Brief, November 3

Former Napa Valley Winemaker Indicted on Fraud Charges: Former Napa Valley winemaker Jeffry Hill, 38, was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco on charges that he fraudulently mislabeled wine and wine products…

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Afternoon Brief, October 10

Afternoon Brief, October 10

Vintage Wine Estates Purchases Napa Valley’s Delectus Winery: Vintage Wine Estates announced today the purchase of DELECTUS Winery, a producer of high-scoring, luxury appellation red wines…

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Afternoon Brief, September 29

Afternoon Brief, September 29

The PlumpJack Group Acquires Howell Mountain Vineyard & Winemaking Facility as an Extension of CADE Estate Winery: The PlumpJack Group today announced the purchase of an 82-acre Howell Mountain vineyard and winemaking facility from Ladera Vineyards, which will be a natural extension of CADE Estate Winery, the first organically farmed LEED Gold Certified winery estate in Napa Valley…

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Afternoon Brief, September 20

Afternoon Brief, September 20

Wine Retailers Throw Down Gauntlet Against Direct-Shipping Restrictions: The book on modern direct-to-consumer wine-shipping law was written at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 with the Granholm v. Healddecision…

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Afternoon Brief, July 8

Afternoon Brief, July 8

Paul Hobbs Solidifies Position in the Sonoma Coast Acquiring Goldrock Ridge Vineyard: Winemaker Paul Hobbs has acquired the 42 acre Goldrock Ridge Vineyard, located in the northwest corner of the “true” Sonoma Coast appellation, near the town of Annapolis, CA, thus successfully concluding a quest that began over 3 years ago…

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Afternoon Brief, July 6

Afternoon Brief, July 6

El Niño or La Niña: California Unprepared for Both: With El Niño we were told California’s drought would be washed away. That didn’t happen…

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