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Afternoon Brief, March 15

Afternoon Brief, March 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Robust Sales for Premium, Small-Production Wines While sales of domestic wines were flat in February at $2.8 billion, a deeper dive into the data points to relatively strong growth in off-premise movement of $25-plus wines and shipments from wineries producing fewer than 1,000 cases a year… Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 9

Afternoon Brief, March 9

A Veteran Winemaker Throws Out the Wine-Selling Playbook
Adam Lee wants to shake things up. “Selling wine isn’t what I like to do,” Lee says. He’s good at it, of course. Lee is a darling of wine writers and consumers because he is outspoken, generous with his time and thoughts, and because, well, he makes darn good wine…

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Afternoon Brief, December 22

Afternoon Brief, December 22

2 Key Wine Themes for 2018: Indigenous Grapes and Women in Wine
Earlier this week I wrote about five topics that were highlights of the year in wine. These included forward-thinking initiatives and gatherings; definitive books; the persistent popularity of indigenous grapes; California wildfire recovery efforts; and the increasing recognition of women in wine…

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Afternoon Brief: November 17

Afternoon Brief: November 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, today announced Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 as the 2017 Wine of the Year… Today’s News: Wine Country Tourism Picks […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 11

Afternoon Brief, September 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Torrid Temperatures Shrivel California Wine Grapes to Raisins Humans weren’t the only ones caught off guard and uncomfortable by the Bay Area’s Labor Day weekend heat spike. Wine grapes, unaccustomed to those temperatures at this time of year, were left shriveling on the vines… Today’s News: Rosé […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 20

Afternoon Brief, July 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How an Important Central Coast Vineyard Fought Off the Alamo Fire Two of the current wildfire season’s biggest blazes, the Alamo and Whittier fires, have ravaged tens of thousands of acres in Californias Central Coast region, in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, respectively … Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 21

Afternoon Brief, October 21

Napa Winery Tied to Dahl Murder-Suicide Tragedy Seeks Rebirth: A winery property is being reborn after hitting a tragic snag when former tenant Robert Dahl was involved in a 2015 murder-suicide case that drew nationwide attention…

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Afternoon Brief, September 28

Afternoon Brief, September 28

Winery Mergers and Acquisitions Expected to Continue on California’s North Coast: The North Coast wine industry will continue to experience mergers and acquisitions over the next few years as major wine companies seek to expand their presence in the premium American wine market, two top executives said Tuesday…

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Afternoon Brief, August 25

Afternoon Brief, August 25

How Wineries Are Getting Sold and Still Keeping Their Souls: Making wine may be one of the most romantic and evocative of all professions, but the reality is that it’s brutally difficult to earn a reliable living, and often subject to the whims of forces beyond anyone’s control…

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Afternoon Brief, August 17

Afternoon Brief, August 17

Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley Predict a Knockout Vintage: Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley began their 2016 grape harvest this week, and shared their predictions for the season…

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Afternoon Brief, August 3

Afternoon Brief, August 3

40 Years Later Pinot Noir Joins Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in Besting French Rivals: On the 40th anniversary of the ‘Judgement of Paris,’ the United States has once again proven the best place to grow classic French varietals is not always in France…

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Afternoon Brief, July 29

Afternoon Brief, July 29

Innovative Wine Industry Veteran Phil Hurst Announces Changes at Truett-Hurst, Inc.: Phil Hurst, Co-Founder and President and CEO of Truett-Hurst, Inc., announced today that the VML tasting room and ultra-premium production facility located on Westside Road has been sold by Bill Hambrecht…

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Afternoon Brief, May 9

Afternoon Brief, May 9

Virginia Wine Sales Near $1 Billion with Help From Case and Trump: Virginia has become one of the top five viticultural states in the U.S. through its growing number of wine-making operations, generating annual sales of close to $1 billion from around 275 wineries clustered around Monticello and Middleburg, according to state officials visiting London on a trade mission…

Afternoon Brief, February 23

Afternoon Brief, February 23

Financial Crisis Led to ‘Winemaker Freedom”: The global financial crisis in 2008 was in some ways positive for winemakers as it gave them a sense of freedom according to Ted Lemon of California’s Littorai…

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Afternoon Brief, October 15

Afternoon Brief, October 15

Chemical Giant Stumps Up for Poisoned Vines: German chemical behemoth Bayer is offering to compensate grapegrowers whose crops have been damaged after spraying with one of the company’s fungicides…

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