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State-of-the Art Packaging Company Makes Inroads in Wine Country with High Tech Facility Upgrades

State-of-the Art Packaging Company Makes Inroads in Wine Country with High Tech Facility Upgrades

Rack & Riddle Set to Showcase Comprehensive Equipment Overhaul, by MASPACK Packaging USA, at Industry Event in Late Spring, 2019 MASPACK Packaging USA, the American arm of MASPACK Packaging, based in Italy, is set to begin completion of a three-phase overhaul for Rack & Riddle’s custom crush facility in Healdsburg, CA. MASPACK USA assisted Rack […]

Afternoon Brief, August 8

Afternoon Brief, August 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: ‘Sessionable’ Wine Will Help Boost U.S. Wine Sales, Producers Claim Stephanie Gallo, vice president of marketing at E&J Gallo Winery said one of the biggest challenges – as well as the biggest opportunity – in the US market was to continue growing wine sales, but to do […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 28

Afternoon Brief, July 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Owner of Healdsburg’s Wilson Winery Hit with $56,000 in Pollution Fines A Healdsburg vintner with a history of breaking environmental laws agreed Thursday to pay about $56,000 for an illegal burn in 2016 that drew a large emergency response and violated air quality regulations… Today’s News: Jackson […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 7

Afternoon Brief, July 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Are Hand-Picked Grapes Better Than Machine-Harvested? Marketers love to affix the word “hand” to imply artisan craftmanship behind products. From “hand-tossed pizza” and “hand-breaded chicken nuggets” to “handmade spirits,” the word has been diluted to near worthlessness … Today’s News: California Winegrowers Applaud $5 Million to Battle […]

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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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Afternoon Brief, April 20

Afternoon Brief, April 20

Marijuana Poised to Steal Market Share From Alcohol Industry
A new study from OutCo and Monocle Research shows 51% of millennials in California will replace alcohol with marijuana…

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Afternoon Brief, March 15

Afternoon Brief, March 15

French Wine Capitalizing on U.S. Drinking Trends: Major trends in the U.S. wine market including premiumization, sparkling wine, and rosé play to the strengths of French wine leading to a 14.2% value growth, surpassing runner-up New Zealand at 13.7%, to claim the highest import growth by nation over the past 52 weeks according to Nielsen data*…

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Afternoon Brief, November 9

Afternoon Brief, November 9

What a Trump Presidency Might Mean for Wine: Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election is the second time this year that markets and political pundits have been caught out…

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Afternoon Brief, November 4

Afternoon Brief, November 4

Sonoma County Vintner Steve Kistler to Pay More Than $500,000 to Settle Creek Pollution Case: A Sonoma County vintner has agreed to pay $579,700 to settle water code violations stemming from the release of muddy pond water into a Valley Ford creek that supports spawning fish, state officials announced Thursday…

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Afternoon Brief, October 31

Afternoon Brief, October 31

Wineries’ Impact Brings Taste of Bitterness to Sonoma Campaign: A supervisors race between two liberal candidates in Sonoma County has turned into a good ol’ Wine Country brawl amid fear that the region is too quickly transforming into a pricey, water-sucking theme park for the almighty grape…

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Afternoon Brief, October 27

Afternoon Brief, October 27

Kansas Authorities Arrest Man for Fraud After Thousands of Dollars Worth of Napa Wine Disappears: Three Napa wineries may finally get some of their gold-medal winning wine worth tens of thousands of dollars back after James Allen Hall was arrested Friday in Wichita, Kansas…

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Afternoon Brief, October 24

Afternoon Brief, October 24

Study Finds Red Wines Gets Higher Scores for No Apparent Reason: Do experts rate red wines more highly than white wines, regardless of price, vintage, and region? Does this mean there is a critical bias toward red wines…

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Afternoon Brief, October 20

Afternoon Brief, October 20

Global Wine Production Expected to Fall by 5% Due to ‘Climatic Events’: Global wine production is expected to fall by 5% in 2016 because of “climatic events” causing steep drops in production in most of the southern hemisphere, particularly Chile and Argentina…

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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

Charles Smith Reshapes Washington Wine Industry: When Charles Smith makes a move, the earth moves. On Monday, a big “crack” was heard throughout the Washington wine industry when it was announced that Smith had sold his eponymous wine brand to mega-giant Constellation Brands for a reported $120 million…

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Afternoon Brief, October 12

Afternoon Brief, October 12

Sonoma County Grower Credits Great Growing-Season Weather for a Great 2016 Wine Grape Crop: By the end of the first week of October, the 2016 harvest was all but over for veteran Sonoma County wine grape grower Duff Bevill…

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