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Tag: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Afternoon Brief, February 4

Afternoon Brief, February 4

Should You Ignore What Your Customers Want? The Great Winemakers Do: Among French wines, Château Pétrus is legendary. Consumers pay over $1,000 for a single bottle. Talking with Christian Moueix, the owner and long-time winemaker of Pétrus, Kellogg’s Gregory Carpenter asked an innocent question: When crafting a wine, how do you think about the consumer?

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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 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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New Jersey Wineries Shine in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, America’s Largest

New Jersey Wineries Shine in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, America’s Largest

Sharrott Winery Takes Double Gold and 3 NJ Wineries Take Gold Medals Cream Ridge, NJ – New Jersey wines hit the spotlight in the 17th annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, held the week of January 13 in Sonoma County, with Sharrott Winery of Winslow Township earning a Double Gold medal for their Wicked style […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 24

Afternoon Brief, January 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Marijuana and Labor Shortages Are Giving the Wine Industry a Headache The U.S. wine industry is poised for another banner year in 2017. Sales are projected to rise by as much as 6% and the total harvest in California by far the largest wine-producing stateshould climb 7% […]

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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, January 18

Afternoon Brief, January 18

Silicon Valley Bank Predicts Consumers Will Pay Slightly More for U.S. Wine in 2017: Silicon Valley Bank released its annual State of the Wine Industry Report today. The 16th annual State of the Wine Industry report combines SVBs expertise in the U.S. wine business with proprietary research to deliver forecasts and predictions for the year ahead in wine…

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Afternoon Brief, January 11

Afternoon Brief, January 11

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Draws 6,850 Entries: This week’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition won’t break last year’s record, but the 6,850 entries still makes it the largest in the United States…

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Afternoon Brief, December 29

Afternoon Brief, December 29

10 Timeless Lessons About Business from the Founders of the Biggest Wine Brand in America: Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, the founders of the world’s most popular wine brand, Barefoot Wine…

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Unprecedented! America’s Best Rosé Wins Again

Unprecedented! America’s Best Rosé Wins Again

Barnard Griffin Rose of Sangiovese Wins for 10th Time In San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition  RICHLAND, Wash., June 9, 2016 — Barnard Griffin has won Pink Sweepstake Award for best Rose in the 2016 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Wine Competition. This is the 10th time that Barnard Griffin’s Rosé of Sangiovese has won Gold or better in […]

Medals for the Mountains: Santa Cruz Mountains Strikes Gold at 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Competition

Medals for the Mountains: Santa Cruz Mountains Strikes Gold at 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Competition

Longtime Santa Cruz Vintner, Tony Craig, wins Best Red of Show January 21, 2016, Santa Cruz, CA — The entire Santa Cruz Mountains wine growing region is celebrating another great showing at the world’s largest wine competition. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, now in its 16th year, amassed over 7k entries. The Best Red […]

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Reustle’s Cool Climate Syrah wins 2 Double Gold Medals

Reustle’s Cool Climate Syrah wins 2 Double Gold Medals

at California’s Prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition [San Francisco, CA January 8, 2016] – Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards earned two DOUBLE GOLD medals at San Francisco Chronicle’s 2016 Wine Competition, the largest wine competition of American wines in the world. Both the 2013 Masada Block Syrah and the 2013 Syrah Reserve earned Double Gold medals at […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 8

Afternoon Brief, January 8

Napa and Sonoma Vintners See a Surge in Vine-Killing Pierce’s Disease: Thousands of vines were uprooted in 2015, raising fears that warm weather is allowing the disease to spread…

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Afternoon Brief, February 19

Afternoon Brief, February 19

Fire gutted a vineyard barn in southern Napa on Tuesday night, destroying 11 vehicles, Cal Fire reported. The blaze at Hyde Vineyards on Old Sonoma Road destroyed a pickup, two cars, two tractors, one forklift and five ATVs…

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Afternoon Brief, January 20

Afternoon Brief, January 20

Napa’s Next Cult Cab Waiting in the Wings: What’s the next Napa cult wine? That question may be answered next month at Premiere Napa Valley. Last year, 11 Napa wines sold for more than $1000 a bottle at the event…

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