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Afternoon Brief, December 26

Afternoon Brief, December 26

Beer, Spirits, & Wine – Packaged Imports Grow +8.3% by Value Over Last Twelve Months Through October 2018, Packaged Exports Decline -10.3%: Total beverage alcohol imports (including bulk and packaged) grew +7.7% by value over the last twelve months and grew +5.6% by value over the last three months…

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Grape Shortage Exacerbated as Growing Demand Collides with Bad Weather and Pests in the Mid-Atlantic

Grape Shortage Exacerbated as Growing Demand Collides with Bad Weather and Pests in the Mid-Atlantic

Kevin Atticks, the longtime executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association, has seen a rapid growth of wineries in his state and others around it the last 10 years. It’s a business model that continues to outpace vineyards, which cover 800 acres across Maryland with another 100 new acres not yet producing.

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Afternoon Brief, August 6

Afternoon Brief, August 6

French Wine Scientists Create ‘Supergrapes’ That Do Not Require Pesticides
French wine scientists have come up with four revolutionary supergrape varieties they say are impervious to rot and thus require almost no pesticides…

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How the Pennsylvania Wine Industry Is Rising to the Top

How the Pennsylvania Wine Industry Is Rising to the Top

For years, Pennsylvania’s wine industry was growing in numbers and scope but stagnant in legislative and financial support, especially when compared to neighboring states such as New York and Virginia.

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Afternoon Brief, June 27

Afternoon Brief, June 27

E. & J. Gallo Buys Star Winemaker Dave Phinney’s Locations Wine Brand
Two years after acquiring Orin Swift Cellars, E. & J. Gallo announced today that it has purchased another of star winemaker Dave Phinney’s brands, Locations…

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Afternoon Brief, June 20

Afternoon Brief, June 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Should Wineries Acquire Vineyards Instead of Buying Fruit on the Open Market? Should wineries acquire vineyards instead of buying fruit on the open market?… Today’s News: Despite Napa Valley’s Measure C’s Failure, Proponents Vow to Keep Fighting Despite the odds against them, nothing could stop the feeling […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 17

Afternoon Brief, May 17

C Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Alcohol Industry Pushes Lawmakers to Uncork Excise Tax Relief The alcohol industry is pressing Congress to make permanent the excise tax relief it received under the Republican tax law… Today’s News: Adaptation and Innovation Keep Oldest Mid-Atlantic Wineries Thriving How long has Jerry Forest been in […]

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Adaptation and Innovation Keep Oldest Mid-Atlantic Wineries Thriving

Adaptation and Innovation Keep Oldest Mid-Atlantic Wineries Thriving

How long has Jerry Forest been in the wine business? So long, in fact, that he can remember when his three wines were called Red, White and Rosé. So long, indeed, that there were only a handful of wineries operating across Pennsylvania, from Bucks County near Philadelphia where he was located, across to Lake Erie.

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Afternoon Brief, April 24

Afternoon Brief, April 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa County Winegrape Value Hits Record $750M with Big Cabernet Sauvignon Jump Napa County’s winegrape harvest last year hit a new record value of $750.8 million, up 2.9 percent, or $21.3 million, from the previous year, county officials reported Tuesday… Today’s News: Green Measure Makes Napa See […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 10

Afternoon Brief, April 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Growers Sue Napa Winery for Rejecting Grapes Allegedly Tainted by Smoke A Calistoga couple has filed suit against a Napa Valley winemaker for refusing the pair’s Cabernet Sauvignon last fall because of alleged smoke taint from the October fires, according to court records… Today’s News: Walmart Wins […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 15

Afternoon Brief, February 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Barefoot Remains Top Brand: Wine Sales Rise 3% Barefoot remains the top-selling table wine brand as sales figures for January indicate steady growth in off-premise channels and overall U.S. wine sales… Today’s News: 2018 Bud Break Starts Early in Napa Valley After a combination of warm temperatures […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 25

Afternoon Brief, January 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: 2017 Wine Auction Totals Exceed $371 Million The growing U.S. economy and a surging stock market that seems to be setting new highs every week are making wine collectors bullish. In 2017, worldwide wine-auction totals (culled from sales conducted in the U.S., U.K. and Hong Kong markets, […]

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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, December 18

Afternoon Brief, December 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: North Coast Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries Benefit Under GOP Tax Package Local wineries, breweries and distilleries are big winners in the GOP tax package, which would slash their tax bills following a concerted lobbying effort by the alcohol beverage industry to reduce the federal excise tax on its […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 11

Afternoon Brief, December 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Beverage Companies Challenge Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s Ban of Health Claims on Labels Two alcohol companies are seeking a judgment regarding a federal agency’s ban of the use of two health-related statements on labels of alcoholic beverages… Today’s News: Trends in Eastern Winemaking Sean […]

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