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Afternoon Brief, April 23

Afternoon Brief, April 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fervent Bidding Results in a Record-Breaking Sonoma County Barrel Auction A record-setting $840,700 was raised today, up six percent over the previous year, at the Fourth Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction at MacMurray Estate Vineyards… Today’s News: The Cannabis Impact on Santa Barbara’s Wine Industry The regulated […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 6

Afternoon Brief, April 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bordeaux Wine Firm Found Guilty of Fraud A judge ruled that Grands Vins de Gironde illegally blended cheap table wines with premium Bordeaux… Today’s News: Case Studies on Growing DTC Wine Sales Three wineries on California’s Central Coast on boosting direct-to-consumer sales… Few Problems as Storm Brings […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 5

Afternoon Brief, April 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Foley Family Wines Acquires Oregon’s Acrobat from King Estate Two of America’s leading family owned and operated wineries jointly announce that Foley Family Wines has purchased Oregon’s Acrobat wine brand from King Estate Winery in Eugene, Oregon… Today’s News: Mystery Shoppers Visit Priest Ranch Wines Priest Ranch […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 19

Afternoon Brief, December 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Thomas Fire Threatens Santa Barbara Wine Country The Thomas Fire, which narrowly missed Ojai vineyards and wineries last week, is now the third-largest wildfire in California history, and is moving northwest to threaten urban wineries and tasting rooms near downtown Santa Barbara… Today’s News: Mystery Shoppers Visit […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 27

Afternoon Brief, November 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Competitors Circle Amazon’s Wine Business While Amazon has officially announced its exit from its online wine sales platform, its retreat is only likely to be brief. The retail behemoth is just ramping up to become a major brick-and-mortar force with the almost-national footprint of its Whole Foods’ […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 30

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Brands to Acquire 9.9% Stake in Marijuana Company Canopy Growth for $245M Alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc. is making a foray into marijuana, a precedent-setting move for an industry that has mostly stayed on the sidelines during the cannabis boom… Today’s News: 3rd Annual US Wine […]

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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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