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Afternoon Brief, April 16

Afternoon Brief, April 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Pay-to-Play Schemes Keep TTB Busy A host of so-called “pay-to-play” infractions have become one of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s top legal, investigative targets in the past couple of years… Today’s News: French Court Rejects Plea from Luxury Wine Label to Stop Cheap Blends […]

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Languedoc AOP Wines Register 8th Year of Considerable Import Growth

Languedoc AOP Wines Register 8th Year of Considerable Import Growth

Jump +26%/36% in 2017, Continue to Outpace Other French AOPs  New York, NY – April 4, 2018 – Imports of Languedoc AOP wines to the American market have seen astonishing growth over the last eight years. Since 2009 imports of these wines into the U.S. have grown over 300% by volume and 500% by value. […]

Afternoon Brief, March 30

Afternoon Brief, March 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa, Sonoma Wines Caught in U.S.-China Trade Tiff, but Opportunity Rises As trade talks progress between Washington and Beijing over U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports and floated retaliatory tariffs, California Wine Country is cautiously watching as their wines may soon become much more expensive for consumers there… […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 27

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: TTB Targets Consignment Wine Sales The United States’ three-tier system – which was put in place upon the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 – has long legislated wine sales without seeming to always have a consistent coherent policy… Today’s News: North Coast AVAs Take Center Stage in […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 23

Afternoon Brief, March 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Industry Under Attack in Napa To the outside, the escalation of the argument between the proponents of and those against the Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative appears to have reached a red alert level with record speed… Today’s News: China to Slap 15% […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 21

Afternoon Brief, March 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Declining Beer Sales Leads to Anti-Wine Ads, and Possibly to a Lawsuit According to Business Insider, while Millennials have been blamed for the downward trend in beer consumption, a report by Berenberg Research says that the twenty-somethings of Generation Z drink less alcohol in general… Today’s News: […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 16

Afternoon Brief, March 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Massive Côte du Rhône Fine-Wine Fraud Uncovered by French Police Some 66.5 million bottles of wine, the equivalent of 13 Olympic sized swimming pools full of plonk, was falsely sold as high quality Côtes-du-Rhône wine, French officials have revealed… Today’s News: Lodi AVA Vines & Wines Report […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 14

Afternoon Brief, March 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Future Prospects for the International Wine Markets International wine markets undergo constant change. Traditional European wine markets decrease in importance and producers compete to enter new markets… Today’s News: Counterfeiters’ Target Range Widens The list of most counterfeited wines is weighted heavily towards Burgundy, but other regions […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 6

Afternoon Brief, March 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Does Napa Need to Choose Between Grapevines and Oak Trees? Napa Valley is known for both its gorgeous acres of vineyards and its rugged, oak-covered hillsides. But do residents need to choose between vines and trees?… Today’s News: Damaged Wines to Hit the Market It always pays […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 5

Afternoon Brief, March 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Two ‘Second Acts’ in the Napa Valley Wine Industry: The Araujo and Krupp Families Napa Valley has changed. Just ask the Araujos and the Krupps. The two families, whose names are today fixtures in the world of Napa wine, are starting over… Today’s News: Shaping a New, […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 26

Afternoon Brief, February 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Spirits and Bids High at 22nd Annual Premiere Napa Valley Wine professionals attending today’s sold-out Premiere Napa Valley raised their paddles high, bringing in more than $4.1 million to support the Napa Valley Vintners’ mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley… Today’s News: Why Wineries […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 16

Afternoon Brief, February 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How You Can Spot Fake Wines Looking to acquire legendary bottles? The world’s foremost expert on detecting fake wines, Maureen Downey, shares six tips for ensuring you don’t end up the victim of fraud… Today’s News: Understanding the Science Behind Ancient Wine For hundreds of years, questions […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 15

Afternoon Brief, February 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Barefoot Remains Top Brand: Wine Sales Rise 3% Barefoot remains the top-selling table wine brand as sales figures for January indicate steady growth in off-premise channels and overall U.S. wine sales… Today’s News: 2018 Bud Break Starts Early in Napa Valley After a combination of warm temperatures […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 14

Afternoon Brief, February 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silicon Valley Bank Predicts the US Wine Industry Is at the Tail End of a 20-Year Growth Period Silicon Valley Bank released its State of the Wine Industry 2018 report today. The 17th annual report assesses current conditions in the wine industry and provides a unique forecast […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 30

Afternoon Brief, January 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Artificial Intelligence Changes the Wine World Technology has already changed how we make wine, so what effect will it have on how we drink it?… Today’s News: Long Island Wine In Pursuit of Excellence In the 40-plus years since Alex and Louisa Hargrave planted and founded Long […]

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