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Afternoon Brief, November 20

Afternoon Brief, November 20

Feds Shut Down Controversial Elouan Wine Labels: California winery Copper Cane has been ordered by the federal government to change the labels on its Elouan wines, which are made in California but labeled as Oregon wines and sold as such by retailers.

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Afternoon Brief, October 29

Afternoon Brief, October 29

The Winery That Cried Wolf on Cork: Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world has made major innovations in closures over the years. From updating cork-harvesting techniques and standards to producing higher quality corks for less money with less labor the Santa Maria de Lamas, Portugal-based cork giant has constantly attempted to innovate and change up the game on the wine closure industry…

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Afternoon Brief, September 27

Afternoon Brief, September 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Oxygen Transfer Rates: Small Amounts Can Mean Big Differences to Wine Sensory Profiles Gone are the days when screw caps and synthetic cork wine closures automatically translated to inferior wine… Today’s News: New Law on Winery Social Media Ads for Certain Retailer-Hosted Events Governor Brown recently signed […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 17

Afternoon Brief, September 17

Consumers Trade Up, U.S. Wine Sales Rise 3%: Domestic wines gained ground in August, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading the way through both off-premise and direct-to-consumer channels. U.S. wine sales totaled $3.6 billion in August, up 3% from a year earlier according to market research…

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Cantina Tramin’s Epokale Awarded 100-Points by Robert Parker. It Is the First Time for an Italian White Wine

Cantina Tramin’s Epokale Awarded 100-Points by Robert Parker. It Is the First Time for an Italian White Wine

Gewürztraminer Epokale 2009 is the first Robert Parker 100-point wine outside Tuscany and Piedmont. “A historic result for Alto Adige region” Gewürztraminer Epokale by Cantina Tramin has been awarded Wine Advocate’s 100-point score. “A historic touchdown – remarks Wolfgang Klotz, Marketing and Sales Director at Cantina Tramin – It is the first time Robert Parker grants this recognition to […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 30

Afternoon Brief, August 30

Package Redesign Flipped Double Digit Decline to Growth: To say Cline Cellars Marketing Director Christine Lilienthal is thrilled about the new label design and packaging for the winerys core Lodi Zinfandel would be an understatement. Her collaboration with Affinity Creative Group in repackaging this nationally distributed wine has meant…

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Afternoon Brief, August 27

Afternoon Brief, August 27

Expanded 2018 WIN Expo Conference Stacked with Wine Business Experts: The 7th annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), the second largest wine industry trade show in North America, has bolstered the conference portion of its program this year to address the increasing complexity of issues facing the wine industry…

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Afternoon Brief, July 30

Afternoon Brief, July 30

Carriers Trashing Wine Shipments
Some shipments of wine from New York are being confiscated and destroyed…

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Afternoon Brief, July 18

Afternoon Brief, July 18

Napa County Handling of Williamson Act Agricultural Land Contracts Draws Grand Jury Scrutiny
Napa County’s grand jury says a decades-old program giving property tax breaks to agriculture land owners suffers from a lax of oversight and puts the county in the role of “subsidizing a lifestyle.”

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Afternoon Brief, July 9

Afternoon Brief, July 9

Millions of Bottles of Spanish Rosé Sold as French: French authorities have uncovered millions of bottles of rosé imported in bulk from Spain being passed off as French, with at least one producer facing prison and fines of up to 300,000…

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Afternoon Brief, July 2nd

Afternoon Brief, July 2nd

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Chinese Estates in Bordeaux Seized in Fraud Investigation French fraud investigators have confiscated 10 estates in Bordeaux belonging to the Chinese Haichang Group over alleged financial irregularities involved in their original purchase… Today’s News: 1 Dead, 70 Others Fall Sick in Zimbabwe from ‘Tainted Red Wine’ It’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 29

Afternoon Brief, June 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: French Police Seize 10 Chinese-Owned Vineyards in Bordeaux French financial police have seized 10 wineries in the Bordeaux area which are owned by Chinese conglomerate Haichang over suspicions of tax fraud… Today’s News: Amazon Expands Wine Delivery Service Working in tandem with its newly acquired brick-and-mortar Whole […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 26

Afternoon Brief, June 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California White Wines Innovate Both Within and Beyond Chardonnay With expansive growing regions and a world-class reputation, California is a force in the global white wine market… Today’s News: Improving the Guest Experience in a Tasting Room Using Artful Display to Control Acoustics A quick search of […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 19

Afternoon Brief, June 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Devil Seeks Forgiveness from Merlot The man who single-handedly slaughtered the great grape’s reputation fronts up to growers and says sorry… Today’s News: It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking – They Wanted to Call It ‘Cheers’ Buried in a new N.I.H. report […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 15

Afternoon Brief, June 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Seven Deadly Sins of Wine Sales A drinks attorney dishes the dirt on less-than-obvious legal infractions wineries face on the internet… Today’s News: CAWG Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients The California Association of Winegrape Growers has selected Steve Schafer as the 2018 Grower of the […]

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