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Tag: European Union

Afternoon Brief, January 22

Afternoon Brief, January 22

Supreme Court’s Wine-Regulation Case Focuses on Protectionism:

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Afternoon Brief, January 17

Afternoon Brief, January 17

Napa Is Suddenly Abuzz with Winery and Vineyard Sales: After a relatively quiet period in Napa Valley mergers and acquisitions, we are suddenly seeing a flurry of activity. The big headline: Ed and Deb Fitts have sold Brand, the very high-end estate on Napa’s Pritchard Hill that they founded in 2005, to Jim Bean and Christine O’Sullivan for an undisclosed price…

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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, November 29

Afternoon Brief, November 29

Is Copper Safe for Wine? : It’s a top tool of organic grapegrowers. But is copper sulfate truly safe for vineyards…

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Afternoon Brief, July 18

Afternoon Brief, July 18

Napa County Handling of Williamson Act Agricultural Land Contracts Draws Grand Jury Scrutiny
Napa County’s grand jury says a decades-old program giving property tax breaks to agriculture land owners suffers from a lax of oversight and puts the county in the role of “subsidizing a lifestyle.”

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Afternoon Brief, June 21

Afternoon Brief, June 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Is Originality Overpriced When It Comes to Wine? Replica Wine, a Colorado company, is reverse-engineering famous wines to produce less expensive bottlings… Today’s News: Winners Are Announced for the 11th Annual International Women’s Wine Competition Results are in for the 2018 International Women’s Wine Competition, a contest […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 8

Afternoon Brief, June 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: High-End Growth Drives Domestic Sparkling Wine As the total domestic sparkling wine category edges closer to the 11-million-case mark in the U.S., brands retailing at $15 and above are showing the most promise… Today’s News: Why Aging Wine in Neutral Vessels Is on the Rise in Argentina […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 6

Afternoon Brief, June 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Measure C Vote Split on Napa County Vineyards Votes in favor of limits on Napa County vineyard development on hills and mountains were edging barely ahead in early results Tuesday night… Today’s News: The Science of Winemaking Yeasts Wine professionals discuss the impact of wild and commercial […]

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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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Afternoon Brief, June 4

Afternoon Brief, June 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Abundant Generosity and Unexpected Moments Delight Guests at 38th Auction Napa Valley Napa Valley Vintners’ celebrated charity wine event raises more than $13.6 million for community health and children’s education nonprofits… Today’s News: California Domestic Wine Revenue Successfully Endured a Decade of Retail Flatness According to the […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 11

Afternoon Brief, December 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Beverage Companies Challenge Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s Ban of Health Claims on Labels Two alcohol companies are seeking a judgment regarding a federal agency’s ban of the use of two health-related statements on labels of alcoholic beverages… Today’s News: Trends in Eastern Winemaking Sean […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Winery Arrives in Oregon Jackson Family Wines’ expansion into Oregon worried some people in the industry, and the company knew it… Today’s News: The Synergistic Actions of Enzymes and Tannins in Winemaking “Not all tannins are the same,” explains Dr. Peter Salamone. “There are fermentation tannins, […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 18

Afternoon Brief, October 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Valley Winemakers Optimistic as Famed Wine Region Begins to Recover Despite Mother Nature challenging Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Solano and Lake Counties in unimaginable ways, the tragic wildfires of the past 10 days have demonstrated the spirit of strength and resilience of these communities… Wine Country Wildfires: […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 26

Afternoon Brief, July 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: U.S. Wine Exports to European Union Fall The major fall in sales to the EU saw US wine exports fall 15% by volume and 8% by value, with both bottled wine and bulk shipments down by around 15%, Rabobank’s analysts said … Today’s News: Adelsheims Transition Ownership […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 6

Afternoon Brief, July 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Paid $60 Million for Napa Cabernet Star Schrader Cellars Wine Spectator has learned that Constellation Brands paid approximately $60 million when it purchased Napa Valley brand Schrader Cellars … Today’s News: East Coast DTC Survey Reveal Top Performing Winery Strategies with 50% Higher Growth VinterActive has […]

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