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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 […]

Afternoon Brief, May 2

Afternoon Brief, May 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Most Searched-For Cabernet Sauvignon It’s a well-worn axiom that Cabernet is king in California, but the real truth is that when it comes to Cabernet Sauvignon, California is king and particularly Napa Valley… Today’s News: How America Learned to Love Rosé The happy accident that led […]

Afternoon Brief, March 16

Afternoon Brief, March 16

Is the US Wine Boom Over?: What if the 40-year-long US wine boom, which increased wine consumption threefold and turned that country into the world’s biggest wine market, is over…

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Afternoon Brief, February 27

Afternoon Brief, February 27

Another Outstanding Napa Valley Vintage Inspires Feverish Bidding at Premiere Napa Valley: Wines from the high quality but low yielding 2015 harvest took center stage at today’s 21st annual Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and futures auction, hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit association…

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Michigan Grape & Wine Conference

Michigan Grape & Wine Conference

Join more than 200 members of Michigan’s wine industry for this annual conference, featuring educational sessions on grape and wine production, business management, sales and marketing. To make your hotel reservation at the Grand Traverse Resort: Online: www.grandtraverseresort.com; enter Promo Code MGW0217 By phone: 800-968-7352; reference the Michigan Grape and Wine Conference Conference rate: $109 […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 16

Afternoon Brief, February 16

Powerful Friday Storm in Southern California; Warm & Wet Atmospheric River to Affect Oroville Dam Watershed Monday: California is currently experiencing one of its wettest winters on record. Precipitation has been especially remarkable across the Northern Sierra watersheds, where liquid equivalent (rain+melted snow) is presently above 200% of average…

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Afternoon Brief, February 13

Afternoon Brief, February 13

Napa, Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Winegrape Pricing Pushes North Coast to New Record: While North Coast winegrape tonnage last year came in slightly below average, the value of the regions 2016 crop hit a new record of $1.45 billion, getting a big boost from double-digit price increases in cabernet sauvignon grapes from Napa and Sonoma counties, according to figures released Friday…

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