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Afternoon Brief, May 25

Afternoon Brief, May 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: United States Takes Action Against Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer announced today that the Trump Administration has requested that the World Trade Organization establish a dispute settlement panel to examine unfair regulations […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 5

Afternoon Brief, February 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winemakers Turn to MIT to Save Pinot Noir in Warming Temperatures Biochemical engineer Jean-Francois Hamel has discovered the secrets to how natural yeasts affect flavors and alcohol levels in wine – and why they can help combat the potential effects of climate change… Today’s News: E&J Gallo […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 26

Afternoon Brief, January 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Gina Gallo Opens Up in Public The famously private head of California’s biggest family wine company shares some surprising truths… Today’s News: Wine Industry Reflects on Emerging Issues, Trends and Recent Fires Shaping Future at Unified Symposium Every facet of the wine industry, from research and science […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 17

Afternoon Brief, January 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: The Alternative Wine Packaging Trailblazer Jordan Kivelstadt is a straight-shooter. Innovator? Check. Relationship builder? Check again. Saving the planet? Check… Today’s News: Finger Lakes In Pursuit of Excellence: The New Generation Pioneering winemakers from all over the worlds helped to shape the […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 5

Afternoon Brief, January 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Third Quarter Sales Miss, No Hit from Legalized Pot Constellation Brands missed Wall Street estimates for third quarter revenue on Friday and said wine and spirit sales for the full-year would be at the low end of a previous forecast, sending its shares down as much […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 28

Afternoon Brief, December 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: A Look into the 2018 Wine World It’s that time of year to take a look into the crystal ball – in this case, the crystal wine glass. Here are a few developments to watch for in the coming year… Today’s News: Prominent New York Wine Merchant […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 30

Afternoon Brief, August 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Digging Deeper in Pay-for-Play Scandal In going through the 2014 Pennsylvania Ethics Commission report that sparked a federal investigation, I got a greater sense of how big spirits companies cooperate, rather than compete, to freeze out smaller competitors… Today’s News: Denise Gardner: Consumers Becoming More Accepting of […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 29

Afternoon Brief, August 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Some U.S. States Are Cracking Down on Interstate Direct-To-Consumer Wine Shipping According to ShipCompliant by Sovos, at over $2 billion in 2016 sales, the more than 5 million cases of wine shipped Direct-to-Consumer is fast making it an important segment of the wine business… Today’s News: 2016 […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 24

Afternoon Brief, August 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2017 Meet the trailblazers who are shaping the future of wine, beer, cider and spirits in America. These winemakers, grape growers, retailers, bartenders, educators and more are redefining the alcohol beverage industry as we know it… Today’s News: Managing […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 6

Afternoon Brief, July 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Paid $60 Million for Napa Cabernet Star Schrader Cellars Wine Spectator has learned that Constellation Brands paid approximately $60 million when it purchased Napa Valley brand Schrader Cellars … Today’s News: East Coast DTC Survey Reveal Top Performing Winery Strategies with 50% Higher Growth VinterActive has […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 26

Afternoon Brief, June 26

Are Napa, Sonoma Vineyards Getting too Pricey?
At a wine industry event about 10 years ago, there was a lot of discussion about top Napa Valley vineyards setting new records, with some selling for as much as $300,000 an acre…

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Afternoon Brief, June 14

Afternoon Brief, June 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Restaurant Tables May Have Turned for Small Family Run Wineries According to Nation’s Restaurant News, for chain restaurants May 2017 was disappointing. Traffic increased 0.2% from April but sales fell 0.1%… Today’s News: New Survey Highlights the Valuable Contributions of Local Winegrape Growers to Sonoma County A […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 7

Afternoon Brief, June 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: China’s Wine Imports Continue to Slide The country’s bottled wine imports grew by 2.99% year-on-year in volume to 148.4 million litres from January to April, while its import value declined by 7.21% over the same period… Today’s News: The Secret to Great Wine? Organic Chemistry For Andrew […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 24

Afternoon Brief, May 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: It’s What’s in the Bottle That Counts … Or Is It? The lab supervisor of a well-known Sonoma County winery approached me recently with a lovely bottle of Cote des Roses by producer Gerard Bertrand… Today’s News: Trump Budget Proposes Massive Cuts to Essential Wine Industry Programs […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 5

Afternoon Brief, May 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Worker Killed in Fall at Sutter Home Winery in St. Helena A worker installing refrigeration piping at Sutter Home’s Main Street facility in St. Helena died at mid-day Thursday after falling 16 feet through a skylight, St. Helena Police reported… Today’s News: A Look at the State […]