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Afternoon Brief, October 5

Afternoon Brief, October 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Judge Upholds $2.6M Fine Against U.S. Wholesaler A Massachusetts judge has upheld a decision to impose a $2.6 million fine against US wholesaler Craft Beer Guild after it was found to have made “pay to play” payments to distributors in the Boston area… Today’s News: Sonoma Tasting […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 6

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: North Coast Grape Growers Confront Muggy Weather, Worry About Fruit Rot After Heat Spike Having ramped up hard to get through a triple-digit heat spike over the weekend, North Coast grape growers are now navigating a new challenge from Mother Nature – muggy, humid weather conditions this […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 30

Afternoon Brief, August 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Digging Deeper in Pay-for-Play Scandal In going through the 2014 Pennsylvania Ethics Commission report that sparked a federal investigation, I got a greater sense of how big spirits companies cooperate, rather than compete, to freeze out smaller competitors… Today’s News: Denise Gardner: Consumers Becoming More Accepting of […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 28

Afternoon Brief, August 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Pay-to-Play Scandal Exposed Southern Glazer’s, the largest wine and spirits distributor in the United States, was fined $5 million last month by the US Department of Justice for its role in a “pay to play” scandal in Pennsylvania – paying the state’s retail monopoly to carry, or […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 22

Afternoon Brief, August 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Wine Merchant Accused of Fraud in Client’s Lawsuit Bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach has filed suit against Soutirage for $1 million, accusing the retailer of knowingly selling fake wines… Today’s News: The Genius of Charles Smith and the Land Versus Brand Wine Wars What do you know […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 15

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Red Blotch Rising A new virus that started spreading across California vineyards – and the nation – in the 2000s is under investigation… Today’s News: Another Stellar Sonoma County Wine Harvest Begins Record winter rainfall, a mild spring, a scorching summer and a serious labor shortage are […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 11

Afternoon Brief, August 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Winery Files Lawsuit Against Former Employees for Allegedly Stealing Company Data A Napa Valley winery is suing three former employees for allegedly deleting confidential company information from their work-issued computers after copying the information for personal use and retaliation… Today’s News: An Interview with Paul Mabray, […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 25

Afternoon Brief, July 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Winemakers No Longer Fight Drought – Now It’s Mildew “If you don’t find mildew in your vineyards, you haven’t looked hard enough,” said Glenn McGourty, a viticulture advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension for Mendocino County … Today’s News: Indiana Supreme Court Rules Against […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 24

Afternoon Brief, July 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Are Flying Vineyard Drones Creating Better Wine? California’s Bennett Valley is a portrait of pastoral perfection. Near Santa Rosa in southern Sonoma County, its hills rise like terrestrial waves from the ocean … Today’s News: Progress on Winegrape Exemption from FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule The Senate Committee […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 15

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bordeaux 2016: Prices Creeping Ever Upwards Château Pape Clément has released its red and white wines this morning, both with price increases on its 2015s as asking prices begin to creep upwards… Today’s News: Spain’s Wine Crops Badly Damaged by Icy Weather Temperatures plummeted to -5 C […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 28

Afternoon Brief, April 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Picking Wine Grapes by Machine Means Better Efficiency with No Loss in Quality The truth of the matter is that Washingtons agricultural industry relies heavily on migrant labor to bring food to our tables and wine to our lips… Today’s News: How to Get Off in the […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 27

Afternoon Brief, April 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Michael David Winery Acquires Historic Geyserville Winery, Tasting Room, and Vineyards Michael David Winery announced today the purchase of a historic Geyserville winery, tasting room, and vineyards… Today’s News: Winemakers Lose Billions of Dollars Every Year Due to Natural Disasters Every year, worldwide wine industry suffers losses […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 27

Afternoon Brief, July 27

People Spend as Much on Legal Weed as They Do on Alcohol: Consumers are reaching for cannabis nearly as often as they are for a can of beer, a new report has found…

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Afternoon Brief, June 27

Afternoon Brief, June 27

California Winemakers Press for Stricter Label Rules: California winemakers have now enlisted lawmakers and federal regulators in their latest effort to stop the dilution of some vintage names…

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Afternoon Brief June 13

Afternoon Brief June 13

Wine Brand Battles with Its Former Self: It’s a cage match between wine heavyweights! In this corner, owned by the world’s second-largest wine company, weighing in with tons of ripe fruit, The Prisoner…

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