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Afternoon Brief, April 20

Afternoon Brief, April 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Brands Must Blend Demand, Margin to Move Upscale, Says O’Neill Vintners & Distillers CEO O’Neill Vintners & Distillers started 14 years ago as a producer of wine and spirits brands and in bulk for retailers and other beverage-alcohol companies… Today’s News: Martin Brown Steps Down as […]

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Kokomo’s 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Takes First 100 Point Score Ever Awarded at the 2018 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Kokomo’s 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Takes First 100 Point Score Ever Awarded at the 2018 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Wine Competitions Management & Productions and The Press Democrat have concluded the sixth annual North Coast Wine Challenge, a competition focused exclusively on wines produced in California’s prestigious North Coast, arguably one of the finest winegrowing regions in the world. The judging, took place April 10-11, 2018 in Santa Rosa, Calif., […]

Distributor Heaven: WSWA Is WYSIWYG

Distributor Heaven: WSWA Is WYSIWYG

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America is what you see is what you get Two weeks and counting! 14 days and the annual pilgrimage to Distributor Heaven will be upon us. We will descend on Vegas partially for the gaming. Perhaps for the NHL playoffs. Potentially for the legal weed or the topless pools. But, […]

USA Wine Ratings: Wines Judged on Quality, Value and Packaging

USA Wine Ratings: Wines Judged on Quality, Value and Packaging

The newly announced USA Wine Ratings will take place in San Francisco, California on July 23-24, 2018. The event is already generating buzz within the wine industry because this awards competition will use an entirely new benchmark for judging wines. In contrast to the traditional wine scoring system, which only rewards winemaking ability, the new scoring system of the USA Wine Ratings will use a weighting of three different criteria: Quality, Value and Packaging.

Vintage Wine Estates Announces New Investment Partner

Vintage Wine Estates Announces New Investment Partner

AGR Partners Will Provide Growth Capital and Minority Equity to Rising Wine Company April 12, 2018 (Santa Rosa, CA). Pat Roney, CEO/President of Vintage Wine Estates announced that AGR Partners, an investment firm dedicated to food and agribusiness, has provided growth capital through a minority equity stake in the company. “We are delighted to enter […]

Anatomy of a Brand Launch

Anatomy of a Brand Launch

Our team is in Los Angeles this week to launch an Australian beer brand called 4 Pines. This is the 2nd largest brewer in Australia and was recently purchased by Anheuser Busch. Our whole team has worked on the USA strategy for months and months with this client. We have devoted hundreds of man hours […]

Foley Family Wines Acquires Oregon’s Acrobat from King Estate

Foley Family Wines Acquires Oregon’s Acrobat from King Estate

SANTA ROSA, Calif., (April 5, 2018) – Two of America’s leading family owned and operated wineries jointly announce that Foley Family Wines has purchased Oregon’s Acrobat wine brand from King Estate Winery in Eugene, Oregon. The two families believe that this transaction marks one of the most important to date for the growing Oregon wine […]

Mystery Shoppers Visit Priest Ranch Wines

Mystery Shoppers Visit Priest Ranch Wines

Priest Ranch Wines is located in Yountville, and serves as a satellite location showcasing the wines of the 600 acre parcel of the same name in Chiles Valley. The Priest Ranch label was inspired by James Joshua Priest, a Gold Rush prospector who settled in the area in 1869. In 2004, the Priest Ranch property was combined with […]

Malene Wines Shows How Rosé Rolls

Malene Wines Shows How Rosé Rolls

More than most wine styles or varieties, rosé has an associate lifestyle connotation of highly Instagramable moments. If you’re not sure what that looks like, try searching the hashtag #RoseAllDay or other rosé related hashtags and see what shows up. The sheer volume lends some plausibility to the claims that the social media habits of […]

By April 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Lodi Winegrape Commission Announces New Executive Director

Lodi Winegrape Commission Announces New Executive Director

Lodi, Calif., April, 4, 2018— The Lodi Winegrape Commission, representing more than 750 winegrape growers farming 110,000 acres which includes 85 wineries in the Lodi American Viticulture Area (AVA), has announced the appointment of Stuart Spencer as Executive Director, effective immediately. Spencer was promoted from Program Manager for the Lodi Winegrape Commission, a position he […]

The Cannabis Impact on Monterey’s Wine Industry

The Cannabis Impact on Monterey’s Wine Industry

The cannabis space is rapidly changing. With the passage of Prop 64 a new, highly regulated system for cultivating, processing and selling cannabis has come into play. These regulatory changes have provided new legal avenues for cannabis entrepreneurs to operate and grow.

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An Agency Created Just for You

An Agency Created Just for You

We bring brands to life through beautiful packaging, engaging digital media, and enticing retail environments. The result: a seamless brand experience across all major touch points. How do we do that? Read on.

Selling Wine in the Tasting Room

Selling Wine in the Tasting Room

There is nothing surreptitious about selling wine in a tasting room or at a tasting event; the visitor is there anticipating buying a new-found wine that will make life more pleasant. And tasting room staffs should understand—wine sales is not a debate forum; everybody has different tastes and expectations. The visitor arrives with preconceived notions […]

CK Mondavi Finds Growth Opportunities Without Chasing Trends

CK Mondavi Finds Growth Opportunities Without Chasing Trends

The fourth generation of the Mondavi family, internally referred to as the G4, is stepping up to play a larger role in the family business. They each bring with them unique experiences from outside the family business including entrepreneurial ventures like the Mondavi sisters’ Dark Matter Wines. However, there’s no indication that this changing of […]

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Wine & Weed Tours: A Legal Way for Wineries to Benefit from the Green Rush

Wine & Weed Tours: A Legal Way for Wineries to Benefit from the Green Rush

The cannabis green rush is picking up steam in California, and many are rushing for the opportunity to cash in on this booming industry. Still, for those already involved in cultivating, processing, or selling wine, there aren’t many options for participation. The new laws in place prohibit most of the ways that wine and cannabis might otherwise be brought together. It’s now explicitly illegal to make cannabis infused wine, to charge for events where wine and cannabis are both served, or even to commercially cultivate both cannabis and wine.

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