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Afternoon Brief, January 22

Afternoon Brief, January 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Consumers Turning to Private Label Wine More Often, Thanks to Supermarkets Private label wine is building momentum in the U.S., thanks to national supermarket chains such as Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Costco, and Whole Foods taking on the identity as trusted wine vendors, says Brian Sharoff, president of […]

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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 16

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Sales Gain 2% on Slow and Steady Growth U.S. wine sales posted slower growth in 2017 than in 2016, but the steady pace of gains is helping wine edge out other forms of alcohol with consumers… Today’s News: Young Winemakers Paving the Way for Development of […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 12

Afternoon Brief, January 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silicon Valley Bank Wine Business Forecast Warns of Slowing Sales Growth Sales of premium wine will continue to grow in 2018, but producers in premium regions such as the California North Coast had better up their marketing game to reach younger consumers amid signs that the U.S. […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 10

Afternoon Brief, January 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Defender of the Consumer Palate and Your Right to Choose Tim Hanni, one of two resident Americans to receive the title Master of Wine and well-known industry myth-buster, would like the wine industry to stop foisting untruths upon an unsuspecting public… Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 8

Afternoon Brief, January 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: A Pillar of Oregon’s Wine Tourism Industry Wayne Bailey, a vintner known for sustainable farming practices advises, “The best fertilizer is the farmer’s footprint.” Baileys footprint has far exceeded the 50 acres of his Youngberg Hill estate in Willamette Valley to play […]

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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, January 2

Afternoon Brief, January 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Do Celebrity Wines Sell? Industry professionals discuss how fame affects the retail sales of wines associated with actors, musicians, and sports stars… Today’s News: In Pursuit of Excellence: Trade, Media and Producers Weigh In Nova Cadamatre is director of winemaking for Constellation’s Canandaigua Winery, developing the 240 […]

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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, December 27

Afternoon Brief, December 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Mystery of the Missing Wine Faults If you are North American and of a certain demographic and inclination, you will find yourself addressing your wine-related questions to a caped teddy bear with white sommelier gloves, a Zorro mask, and a bow tie… Today’s News: Small Wineries […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 20

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Congress Passes First Wine Excise Tax Reduction in 80 Years Wine Institute applauds today’s Congressional action to enact the first reduction in wine excise taxes in over 80 years and only the second reduction in the nation’s history… Today’s News: Napa’s Delicato Family Vineyards Loses Company Leader […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 15

Afternoon Brief, December 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Americans Jump-Start the Holidays with Their Favorite Bottle of Vino As consumers deck the halls and fill their pantries with items for their holiday feasts, they’re also filling their liquor cabinets, wine racks and beer fridges with their favorite adult libations, contributing to the holiday spending splurge… […]

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Alpha Omega Vintners Donate Lake Berryessa Ranch Easement to Permanently Protect Agriculture

Alpha Omega Vintners Donate Lake Berryessa Ranch Easement to Permanently Protect Agriculture

Conservation Easement on 4,461-Acre Property Marks One of the Largest Ever in Napa County  RUTHERFORD, CA (Dec. 14, 2017) — One of the biggest agricultural conservation easements in Napa County was recently completed on the 4,461-acre Monticello Ranch on the east shore of Lake Berryessa, thus ensuring the future of open space and ranching traditions […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 13

Afternoon Brief, December 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Protecting Vineyards in Fire-Ravaged Areas Some of the blackened hills of the North Bay are sporting a light covering of green as new grasses push from the soil following November rains… Today’s News: Wine & Weed Terpene Pairings Steal the Show at ‘Crab and Cannabis Fête’ Cannabis […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 12

Afternoon Brief, December 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Vintage Wine Estates Acquires Layer Cake, Cherry Pie, and If You See Kay Brands Vintage Wine Estates today announced an agreement to acquire three wine brands from Jayson Woodbridge: Layer Cake, Cherry Pie and If You See Kay. The deal is scheduled to close on January 2, […]

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