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Tag: Napa County

Afternoon Brief, July 12

Afternoon Brief, July 12

Napa County Superior Court will consider whether Bremer Family Winery is a recalcitrant, rule-breaking rogue winery or the victim of a bad rap…

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Afternoon Brief, July 10

Afternoon Brief, July 10

Does Napa Valley have too much Cabernet? The question informed most of last month’s Vineyard Economics Symposium…

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Afternoon Brief, March 3

Afternoon Brief, March 3

Wine and Marijuana Cause Problems for Beer Industry: Wine and marijuana are cutting into craft beer’s buzz, as growth in each of those segments took some use occasions away from a craft category that slowed to single-digit growth in 2016…

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Afternoon Brief, February 28

Afternoon Brief, February 28

Pending Legislation Threatens to Close as Many as 25 Maryland Wineries: The Maryland Wineries Association has been scrambling for the past couple weeks to have a proposed bill rewritten to prevent as many as one-third of its wineries from being closed immediately…

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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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Afternoon Brief, February 20

Afternoon Brief, February 20

How Costco’s Wine Guru Picks the 250 Labels That Will Sell $4 Billion a Year in Booze: There are almost 10,000 wineries in the United States alone, and there are 500 Costco warehouse stores in North America, with 49 million members and well over $100 billion a year in sales…

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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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Afternoon Brief, February 6

Afternoon Brief, February 6

Beer Is the Drink of Choice Among Americans, with Wine Moving Up in the Ranks: Beer had edged out wine as US adults (21 years and older) drink of choice, according to a survey by The Harris Poll that included responses from 2,148 people in late January 2017…

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Afternoon Brief, January 27

Afternoon Brief, January 27

TCA Cork Tainted Wines Remain Low, but Screwcaps Stay Strong: Now that we’ve finished our annual look back at cork performance in Wine Spectator’s Napa office blind tastings from the past year, it appears the incidence of cork taint has remained near last year’s all-time low…

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Afternoon Brief, January 23

Afternoon Brief, January 23

Walt Ranch Approvals Head to Court: A judge will have the final word in Napa County’s multi-year Walt Ranch hillside vineyard development battle…

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Afternoon Brief, January 20

Afternoon Brief, January 20

Sonoma Valley Vintners Alliance Prunes Away from Wine Country Weekend: While it is being billed as an amicable, beneficial parting of the ways, eyebrows raised in the wine industry yesterday when the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance announced at its annual members meeting that the trade organization will no longer co-own and co-operate the wildly successful Wine Country Weekend…

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Afternoon Brief, December 28

Afternoon Brief, December 28

Wine Industry M&A Brisk Pace Expected to Continue in 2017: The North Coast had a second year of high-profile, big-value sales of wine properties and brands, and those in the thick of such deal-making said the spigot on such transactions likely will remain open in 2017…

By December 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, December 21

Afternoon Brief, December 21

Trinchero Family Estates Purchases Mason Cellars, Pomelo Brand: Trinchero Family Estates today announced its acquisition of Mason Cellars, owners of Pomelo and Three Pears wines. As the super-premium ($7-10) and ultra-premium ($10-15) segments continue to show growth, this acquisition adds an important offering to the Trinchero family of brands…

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Afternoon Brief, December 19

Afternoon Brief, December 19

World Politics Could Sour the Cost of Wine: Mixing the world of politics and wine might be a bit like oil and water for some readers. But there comes a point, and it could come soon, that politically-based decisions could have a huge impact on wine and particularly the cost of wine…

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