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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, 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, June 20

Afternoon Brief, June 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: No Simple Solutions for Sonoma’s Glut of Downtown Wine-Tasting Rooms As summer heats up and more tourists come to Sonoma for wine-tasting, among its other “destination city” attractions, residents are growing increasingly restless over… Today’s News: Adult Beverage Retailers Need to Be Very Scared of the Amazon […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 2

Afternoon Brief, March 2

Winemaker Opens Up About Sexism: Judging by the volume of emails, Wine-Searcher’s recent article on sexism in the wine industry definitely struck a chord, especially with a cross-section of female winemakers in Australia…

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Afternoon Brief, January 10

Afternoon Brief, January 10

This will be a brief update, but given the widespread significant storm impacts expected later today I felt a quick post was in order…

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Afternoon Brief, September 19

Afternoon Brief, September 19

Sonoma Harvest Fair Releases List of Medalists: The judges for this year’s Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition have made their final recommendations, and 94 percent of the wines entered will receive some type of medal…

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Afternoon Brief, May 24

Afternoon Brief, May 24

Sea Change Coming to California Winegrape Landscape: If you asked typical American wine consumers where most winegrapes in the U.S. are grown, they would almost certainly say California, as the state produces about 90% of the nation’s total…

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Afternoon Brief, December 9

Afternoon Brief, December 9

FEMA Releases Severe El Nino Disaster Response Plan For California, Arizona, Nevada: The FEMA Region 9 office, in Oakland, CA has established an El Niño task force charged with preparing the regional office and its partners for the impacts of El Niño…

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Afternoon Brief, September 25

Afternoon Brief, September 25

Truett-Hurst Reports Sales Increase, but Trouble for New Wine Spritzer Brand: Truett-Hurst Inc. announced Thursday that it is killing off its highly touted wine spritzer brand sold exclusively in Kroger stores because of poor sales, providing another black mark for the Healdsburg vintner in a year that has been plagued by packaging problems…

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Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada Opens Unique Beverage Learning Center

Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada Opens Unique Beverage Learning Center

Academy of Beverage and Fine Services Learning Center “Raises the Bar” on Education LAS VEGAS, Sept. 2, 2015- Las Vegas will reinforce its place as the center of innovation and education in the beverage world when Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada announces the launch of the Academy of Beverages and Fine Service’s new Learning […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 27

Afternoon Brief, August 27

Researchers Develop a Method to Sniff Out Counterfeit Wine Without Opening the Bottle: How do you know if a wine is authentic without opening the bottle? A team of researchers at U.C. Irvine believes they have developed a valuable new tool in the battle against counterfeit wines…

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Vineyards at Pleasant Valley, Reno, NV

Vineyards at Pleasant Valley, Reno, NV

Responding to the recent change in the Nevada law allowing “for sale” tasting rooms in Clark (Las Vegas) and Washoe (Reno) counties Salmon Point Development is starting a new 30 Acre Vineyard Estate project 10 miles south of the Reno Airport in Pleasant Valley. The Vineyard Estates will feature 7, 3 and 5 acre parcels […]

Afternoon Brief, August 10

Afternoon Brief, August 10

The world’s priciest wine is…France’s famous Burgundy region has a double reason to celebrate, with a rare vintage from the area emerging as the world’s most expensive wine just after the region was named a UN world heritage site

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Afternoon Brief, August 7

Afternoon Brief, August 7

Riedel Legal Threat to Hosemaster No Laughing Matter: Feeling safely protected by US libel law, Ron Washam has insulted people in the wine industry for years on his Hosemaster of Wine blog

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Afternoon Brief, August 3

Afternoon Brief, August 3

Thousands of Gallons of Wine Destroyed in Charlton Winery Fire: The Charlton Orchards Farm & Winery on Old Worcester Road was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived just after 10:30 p.m…

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