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Afternoon Brief, October 3

Afternoon Brief, October 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Enthusiast’s 2017 Wine Star Award Winners Eighteen years ago, the editors of Wine Enthusiast conceived an annual-award program to honor individuals and companies that have contributed to the success of the wine industry… Today’s News: Sonoma Has More Fine Wine Potential Than Anywhere Else Sonoma County […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 28

Afternoon Brief, June 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Researchers Working to Manage Grapevine Virus Grapevines in the WSU Prosser vineyard have been infected with a virus that causes grapes and grape clusters to grow smaller … Today’s News: VinQuest 2017 U.S. East Coast Consumer Direct Wine Sales Report U.S. East Coast wineries face significantly different […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 13

Afternoon Brief, June 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Freak Hail Storm Hits Napa Valley Vineyards Freak hail storms struck the Napa Valley on Sunday 11 June. Thunderstorms brought lightning, wind, rain and hail – as well as snow in the Sierras – and temperatures fell by as much as 25 degrees… Today’s News: C. Mondavi […]

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Nears Sell-Out

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Nears Sell-Out

Wine themed event showcases Santa Ynez Valley towns and wineries Santa Barbara, CA (April 3, 2017) — The 11th edition of the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by HomeAway, is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th.  If you’re planning to run and haven’t registered yet, time is running out.  This popular wine-themed event featuring […]

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Tasting Room Trends: 2016 Review & 2017 Forecasts: As we looked at the data by annual taster range, we found the highest club conversion is in the 1-6K taster range. In the 10-16K taster range, taster count is up overall, but everything else is down…

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Afternoon Brief, November 23

Afternoon Brief, November 23

Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2016: After tasting more than 18,000 wines from vineyards around the globe, the editors at Wine Spectator are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2016. The countdown begins on Monday, November 28…

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Afternoon Brief, November 2

Afternoon Brief, November 2

With Lokoya, Jackson Family Wines Has a New Napa Estate to Go with Its High-End Wine: Since its founding by Jess Jackson in 1995, the Lokoya luxury wine brand has never had a true home to showcase its cabernet sauvignon varietals from the mountain wine regions around Napa County…

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Afternoon Brief, October 28

Afternoon Brief, October 28

Bordeaux Court Deliberates on Fraud Case Involving More Than 1 Million Bottles of Wine: A Bordeaux judicial tribunal is weighing the fates of eight men accused of trying to pass off more than 1 million bottles of cheap plonk as more expensive Bordeaux from top appellations…

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New WineDirect Fulfillment Center Now Open in Santa Barbara County

New WineDirect Fulfillment Center Now Open in Santa Barbara County

Local wineries can take advantage of a brand new, state-of-the-art warehouse and shipping facility just in time for the busy holiday season Napa, CA – October 12, 2016 – This week, WineDirect’s newest fulfillment center shipped its first packages on behalf of local Santa Barbara county wineries, including Zaca Mesa Winery and Stolpman Vineyards. Located […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 4

Afternoon Brief, October 4

Bulgheroni Buys Former Harlan St. Helena Winery: International vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni acquired a former Harlan winery in St. Helena and plans for to renovate it for a new winery…

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Afternoon Brief, September 27

Afternoon Brief, September 27

Millennials on How Their Generation Engages with Wine: The millennial consumer continues to rise in prominence for the wine industry, but being able to identify the important trends and mediums to connect, engage, and build loyalty with them is a challenge for traditional wine marketers…

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Afternoon Brief, September 26

Afternoon Brief, September 26

Harvest Fair Awards Gala Names Coveted Sweepstakes Winners: Family-owned wineries – both large and small – won the coveted sweepstakes awards Sunday at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Awards Gala…

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Afternoon Brief, September 20

Afternoon Brief, September 20

Wine Retailers Throw Down Gauntlet Against Direct-Shipping Restrictions: The book on modern direct-to-consumer wine-shipping law was written at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 with the Granholm v. Healddecision…

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Afternoon Brief, September 16

Afternoon Brief, September 16

DTC Shipments Surge, Total Wine Sales Strong: A microalgae found in the sea off Brittany’s coastline can wipe-out key vine diseases with new scientific tests in France showing 100% efficiency in destroying Downey Mildew…

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Afternoon Brief, September 15

Afternoon Brief, September 15

Alcohol Industry Bankrolls Fight Against Legal Pot in Battle of the Buzz: The fight against legalized pot is being heavily bankrolled by alcohol and pharmaceutical companies, terrified that they might lose market share…

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