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Afternoon Brief, November 14

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Are Napa Valley Growers Smart to Rely so Heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon? : A panel of grape growing pundits held court last week during the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Rootstock trade show on the wisdom of relying so heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon…

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Afternoon Brief, October 15

Afternoon Brief, October 15

Wine Supply Is Hitting a Tipping Point: I’ve been pointing out the slowdown in the growth rate of consumer demand by volume for some time now. We are still growing, but the growth rate is slowing, particularly when looking at volume…

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Afternoon Brief, September 21

Afternoon Brief, September 21

A Clash Between Cotton and Cabernet? : The Texas High Plains has the potential to be a grape grower’s paradise. This plateau near the New Mexico border is now home to nearly 5,000 acres planted to wine grapes…

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Afternoon Brief, September 20

Afternoon Brief, September 20

Large Wineries Are Rejecting Smoke Exposed Lake and Mendocino County Grapes: Large wineries, most notably Constellation Brands and Treasury Wine Estates, are now exercising the option to skip a vintage with many growers. They’ve been rejecting a significant share of the wine grapes they source from…

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Afternoon Brief, September 13

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Making the Most of Dwindling Customer Engagement Opportunities: The biggest difference between tasting rooms and wine clubs that perform beyond expectation and those that don’t, is an organizational commitment to employee training, according to the 2017 VinQuest direct to consumer benchmark report…

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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, June 20

Afternoon Brief, June 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Should Wineries Acquire Vineyards Instead of Buying Fruit on the Open Market? Should wineries acquire vineyards instead of buying fruit on the open market?… Today’s News: Despite Napa Valley’s Measure C’s Failure, Proponents Vow to Keep Fighting Despite the odds against them, nothing could stop the feeling […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 29

Afternoon Brief, May 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Close Calls as 44 Best of Class Wines Clash in Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition Sweepstakes As we gathered for the judging of the sweepstakes wines at the Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition earlier this month, the suspense was killing us… Today’s News: Wine May Battle Cannabis […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 14

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silver Oak Owners Buy Oregon Vineyard from Dick Erath The family behind Napa Valley’s Silver Oak is the newest landowner in Oregon’s booming Pinot Noir scene. Wine Spectator has learned that the Duncan family has purchased Prince Hill Vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills appellation of Oregon’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 13

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Supervisors Agree on New Winery Rule-Breaker Policies Napa County supervisors are almost finished sharpening rules to deal with rural winery rule-breakers, with March 27 set to become a red-letter date… Today’s News: Experts Fear Global Wine Industry Lags Dangerously Behind in Embracing Social Media “We have […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 14

Afternoon Brief, August 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: DNA Maps Consumers’ Route to Good Wine Choices The wine purchase decision is a confusing, anxious moment for many consumers, and a critical opportunity for wine brands… Today’s News: New Jersey Wine In Pursuit of Excellence Numbers reflect the improvements – with New Jersey having now increased […]

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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, May 12

Afternoon Brief, May 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Industry Daughters Celebrate Their Mothers The wine industry has traditionally been a male-dominated industry that has followed a patriarchal line from generation to generation… Today’s News: Yountville Hill Winery to Receive More Scrutiny The proposed Yountville Hill Winery will receive further environmental scrutiny. Last July, Napa County […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 1

Afternoon Brief, February 1

The 9 Top Trends in Wine Consumption to Watch Right Now: For wine industry sleuths, observing and analyzing wine lifestyle behavior in America was once an easier exercise. Twenty years ago, baby boomers consistently defaulted to aspirational environments, seeking white tablecloth restaurants and classified-growth Bordeaux pours as the height of wine enjoyment…

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Afternoon Brief, October 25

Afternoon Brief, October 25

Delicato Family Vineyards Announce Bota Box Grows to 4 Million Cases: Delicato Family Vineyards announced today that Bota Box, the consumer-favorite eco-friendly wine producer of premium 3 and 1.5 liter bag-in-box and 500ml Tetra Pak wines, has reached another pivotal benchmark for the family-owned winery, by reaching 4 million cases in sales…

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