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Afternoon Brief, May 30

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lidl to Shake Up U.S. Wine Grocery Business Will Lidl shake up the U.S. grocery store wine business when it opens its first stores on the East Coast next month? That certainly seems possible after… Today’s News: Cannabis Country: Wine and Weed George Christie began to drink wine […]

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New CSWA Research Shows Sustainability a Growing Factor in Wine Trade Purchasing

New CSWA Research Shows Sustainability a Growing Factor in Wine Trade Purchasing

New research, commissioned by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), shows that a majority of the U.S. wine trade considers sustainability when making purchasing decisions and expects demand to increase over the next decade.

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Afternoon Brief, July 7

Afternoon Brief, July 7

Top Somms Advice Vintners on How to Get on Their Wine Lists: Sommeliers and wine directors see and taste a lot of wines. What gets their attention? What’s the best way to get attention? We asked them. They were not shy…

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Afternoon Brief May 20

Afternoon Brief May 20

Napa Targeting Virtual Wineries?: Some people who own virtual wineries report that the District Attorneys Office has recently been aggressively pursuing them for offering tastings in their homes or businesses without permits …

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Afternoon Brief, October 30

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Tigner, Reimers Promoted to Top Positions at Jackson Family Wines: Jackson Family Wines on Thursday announced it has promoted two top executives outside the family of founder Jess Jackson to help navigate the Santa Rosa company’s future in an increasingly competitive and consolidated marketplace…

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Afternoon Brief, July 23

Afternoon Brief, July 23

It’s critical El Niño hits Northern California. Why experts are growing optimistic: It’s the middle of the summer, but it felt a bit like winter in the Sierra this week as a storm dumped four inches of hail on Interstate 80 around Donner Summit

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Afternoon Brief, October 16

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Drones could become familiar sight over Wine Country vineyards:
The drones are expected to be more commonplace in the Napa vineyard, likely by next year if the Federal Aviation Administration approves Yamahas application to use unmanned aircraft systems for agricultural purposes…

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One Year After Two Prohibition-Era Laws are Changed in Florida, Free Flow Wines Sees Exponential Growth in Wine On Tap

One Year After Two Prohibition-Era Laws are Changed in Florida, Free Flow Wines Sees Exponential Growth in Wine On Tap

Wine on tap now served at more than 2,500 venues nationwide Napa, CA, July 14, 2014—Free Flow Wines, the pioneer of premium wine on tap, today announced that one year after two Florida laws were changed to allow for wine on tap to be served in the state the number of establishments serving wine on […]

Afternoon Brief, April 25

Afternoon Brief, April 25

U.S. Wine Sales Rise for 20th Consecutive Year:
Party on, Americans. At a time when wine sales are slow in Europe, the U.S. wine market grew for the 20th year in a row in 2013…

Afternoon Brief, April 22

Afternoon Brief, April 22

Rack & Riddle Announces Facility Opening in Wake of Major Sonoma County Expansion:
Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, one of the largest custom crush and winemaking companies in the North Bay area, today announced its new Healdsburg facility is expected to be functionally operational June 15th…

Afternoon Brief, April 17

Afternoon Brief, April 17

Former Winetasting Network (WTN) executive pleads guilty to fraud, tax charges:
Martin Christopher Edwards, a former top executive of The Winetasting Network indicted nearly a year ago over nearly $900,000 diverted from the Napa company, has resurfaced and pleaded guilty, according to a statement from federal prosecutors Wednesday…

Afternoon Brief, April 16

Afternoon Brief, April 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Paso Robles CAB Collective Announces 2014 Panelists and Moderator The Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC) will present a star-studded panel discussion as part of this years program… Today’s News: Rare Nazi Wine to be Sold at Auction Hitler was famously teetotal but was known to gift high-ranking German […]

Afternoon Brief, April 14

Afternoon Brief, April 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Climatologist points to wet, warm April for Northwest wine industry Research climatologist Greg Jones, whose work is respected in the Pacific Northwest wine industry and beyond, predicts warmer and wetter conditions for the region during second half of April… Today’s News: Why your holiday wine never tastes as […]

Afternoon Brief, April 11

Afternoon Brief, April 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Ardagh Group to sell six plants to settle $1.7bn Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges Ardagh Group has agreed to sell six of its nine glass container manufacturing plants in the US to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that its $1.7bn proposed acquisition of Saint-Gobain Containers could harm […]

Afternoon Brief, April 7

Afternoon Brief, April 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Economic impact of Iowa’s wine industry grew nearly 80 percent over four years, study says Frank, Rimerman + Co., a California-based consulting firm, reported that the economic impact of Iowa’s wine and wine grapes industry was $420 million in 2012… Today’s News: How to Survive an OSHA Audit […]