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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

As North Coast Grape Harvest Nears End, Wine Industry Frets About Oversupply: As he walked around a cabernet sauvignon vineyard along a hilly stretch just west of Lake Sonoma this week, Clay Mauritson couldn’t help but be bullish about his 2018 grape vintage…

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Afternoon Brief, October 18

Afternoon Brief, October 18

Constellation Brands Names Bill Newlands Next CEO: Constellation Brands, Inc., a leading beverage alcohol company, today announced Bill Newlands will assume the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding current CEO Rob Sands, on March 1, 2019…

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Afternoon Brief, October 2

Afternoon Brief, October 2

California Winery Blames ‘Smoke Taint’ from Wildfires in Canceling Rogue Valley Grape Contracts: Dozens of vineyard owners in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley region opened their mail on Sept. 22 to discover a notice from California-based Copper Cane LLC canceling their contracts for this year’s grapes…

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Afternoon Brief, September 14

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Vineyards in a Hurry to Harvest Grapes as Hurricane Florence Looms Closer: Grocery stores aren’t the only places experiencing a rush before the storm, some wineries across central Virginia are hurrying to harvest grapes. Winemakers say they’re harvesting their crop about a week ahead of schedule…

By September 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, September 13

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Making the Most of Dwindling Customer Engagement Opportunities: The biggest difference between tasting rooms and wine clubs that perform beyond expectation and those that don’t, is an organizational commitment to employee training, according to the 2017 VinQuest direct to consumer benchmark report…

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Afternoon Brief, August 14

Afternoon Brief, August 14

Healdsburg Wine Company Truett-Hurst Sells Off Wholesale Business to Seattle Firm
Truett-Hurst Inc. announced Monday it has sold its wholesale wine business for $18 million and will focus solely on its direct-to-consumer business …

By August 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, July 2nd

Afternoon Brief, July 2nd

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Chinese Estates in Bordeaux Seized in Fraud Investigation French fraud investigators have confiscated 10 estates in Bordeaux belonging to the Chinese Haichang Group over alleged financial irregularities involved in their original purchase… Today’s News: 1 Dead, 70 Others Fall Sick in Zimbabwe from ‘Tainted Red Wine’ It’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 7

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Concern over Accurate Labeling Grows
Despite decades in which California wine producers have sadly, yet legally and profitably labeled their products as “Champagne,” and “Port,” advocates of what a geographical place really conveys are finally fighting to get what they believe is essential information conveyed to consumers at large…

Afternoon Brief, April 25

Afternoon Brief, April 25

Worker’s Family Sues Napa Valley Winery for Alleged Wrongful Death
It’s been nearly a year since Daniel Mario Colombo went through the roof and fell to his death at Sutter Home Winery in St. Helena, but his family is still suffering from the loss, according to a lawsuit filed last week…

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Afternoon Brief, November 3

Afternoon Brief, November 3

Constellation Brands Rejects Smoke Tainted Grapes from Sonoma Grower
The Bucklin family’s relationship with Constellation Brands stretches back more than three decades. That’s how long Constellation – a global wine corporation expected to generate $7.33 billion in revenue this year, and owner of California wine brands like Robert Mondavi and Ravenswood – has bought grapes from Old Hill Ranch, the Bucklins’ 35-acre Sonoma Valley vineyard…

By November 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
PurovinoUS Announces Smoke-Taint Treatment

PurovinoUS Announces Smoke-Taint Treatment

In response to the tragic events experienced in Napa and Sonoma Counties, PurovinoUS Inc.  has successfully developed a smoke-taint application that removes the effects of ash and smoke on the outside of the grape and in the underlying juice beneath the skin. Using their patented natural treatment and scientific knowledge, Purovino scientists have run laboratory tests […]

By October 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
ASEV Responds to Industry’s Growing Concerns About Smoke Taint by Assembling Leading Experts at June National Conference

ASEV Responds to Industry’s Growing Concerns About Smoke Taint by Assembling Leading Experts at June National Conference

Davis, Calif., January 23, 2017…Drought, climate change and a spate of Pacific Coast wildfires have heightened concerns about the impact of smoke on winegrapes and wine. To address this growing concern, the American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) has reached out to international smoke taint experts, researchers and scientists to discuss this challenge as […]

By January 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Smoke Taint: Causes, Treatments and Myths

Smoke Taint: Causes, Treatments and Myths

By Bryan Tudhope of VA Filtration USA It’s been a fiery 2015 to date, with numerous wildfires burning very close to vineyards from Southern California to the Canadian border. This has left huge swaths of acrid smoke over many thousands of acres of land. Satellite imagery has shown just how massive these smoke plumes have […]

By September 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Smoke Taint 2015: Much Ado About Nothing

Smoke Taint 2015: Much Ado About Nothing

Santa Rosa, CA (September 9, 2015). Mavrik North America announces that their Smoke Taint Elimination systems and trained technicians are standing by, as always.  However, they are unlikely to be needed on a widespread basis for the 2015 vintage. Smoke taint from wildfires is a significant risk during rapid cell division within grapes. That was the […]

By September 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, February 9

Afternoon Brief, February 9

While sales of wine retailing for more than $9 or $10 a bottle in the U.S. are growing rapidly, sales of lower-priced wine, considered a gateway for new consumers, are buckling under strong competition from other alcoholic beverages…

By February 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →