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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Winery Arrives in Oregon Jackson Family Wines’ expansion into Oregon worried some people in the industry, and the company knew it… Today’s News: The Synergistic Actions of Enzymes and Tannins in Winemaking “Not all tannins are the same,” explains Dr. Peter Salamone. “There are fermentation tannins, […]

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Sonoma County 2017 Vintage Expected to Showcase Exceptional Quality

Sonoma County 2017 Vintage Expected to Showcase Exceptional Quality

90% of Sonoma County Fruit Harvested Prior to Wildfires SANTA ROSA, CA (October 19, 2017) – As Sonoma County recovers from the recent wildfires, Sonoma County Vintners (SCV) foresees the 2017 vintage to be the same quality wines that consumers and wine lovers have come to expect from Sonoma County. Warm weather in late August […]

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Sonoma County Residents May Register for Disaster Assistance

Sonoma County Residents May Register for Disaster Assistance

Sacramento—Residents of Sonoma County who suffered damage or losses from the devastating fires that began October 8, 2017 and continue to burn, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), if they are able to do so. The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of October 9, 2017 now makes […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 9

Afternoon Brief, October 9

Massive Wildfires Devastate Parts of Napa and Sonoma Counties, Burning Signorello Estate Winery and Possibly Others
Gusting winds spread multiple blazes in a matter of hours, triggering mass evacuations and threatening wineries, businesses and homes…

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Statement on Wildfires from Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers:

Statement on Wildfires from Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers:

“It has been a devastating fire.  At this time, we are still assessing the specific damage to Sonoma County vineyards as well as to our communities and neighbors.  Reports of fire damage to wineries, businesses and homes continues to grow.  While 90% of the winegrapes have been harvested, there were still grapes in the vineyards […]

Afternoon Brief, September 27

Afternoon Brief, September 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: WineAmerica Study Shows $219.9 Billion Economic Impact of U.S. Wine Industry in 2017 WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, today unveiled a national economic impact study showing the wine industry’s total benefit to the American economy at $219.9 billion in 2017… Today’s News: Central Virginia Wine […]

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Cooler Weather and Thunderstorms Are the Latest Additions to Sonoma County’s 2017 Wine Harvest Saga

Cooler Weather and Thunderstorms Are the Latest Additions to Sonoma County’s 2017 Wine Harvest Saga

Intense Heat Wave Gives Way to Wet and Cooler Conditions SANTA ROSA, Calif. (September 27, 2017) – When the book is closed on the 2017 Sonoma County winegrape harvest, “weather” will need to dominate the conversation as Mother Nature continues to impact the efforts of local farmers as they harvest this year’s crop.  The year […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 25

Afternoon Brief, September 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: A Pathway to Wholesale Success for the Small Producer “There is an inherent David and Goliath dynamic in three-tier distribution,” says Brian Rosen, owner of BevStrat. “It is skewed toward the top 300 brands globally, and the top five distributors focus on these brands, through which 98.4% […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 14

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silver Oak Owners Buy Oregon Vineyard from Dick Erath The family behind Napa Valley’s Silver Oak is the newest landowner in Oregon’s booming Pinot Noir scene. Wine Spectator has learned that the Duncan family has purchased Prince Hill Vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills appellation of Oregon’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 12

Afternoon Brief, September 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Vinexpo to Go to Sonoma in 2018 The news was revealed this morning to press at the Orangerie in Vienna’s Schloss Schönbrunn, the location of the inaugural Vinexpo Explorer… Today’s News: Behind the Scenes with a Successful Winery Video Team In digital marketing, quality content is key […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 11

Afternoon Brief, September 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Torrid Temperatures Shrivel California Wine Grapes to Raisins Humans weren’t the only ones caught off guard and uncomfortable by the Bay Area’s Labor Day weekend heat spike. Wine grapes, unaccustomed to those temperatures at this time of year, were left shriveling on the vines… Today’s News: Rosé […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 8

Afternoon Brief, September 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Industry Accused of Spreading Lies About Alcohol and Health A report by UK academics has accused the drinks industry of, “actively disseminating misinformation about alcohol and cancer risk, particularly breast cancer,” comparing it to the tobacco industry’s “denial, distortion and distraction tactics”… Today’s News: Sonoma County Grape […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 7

Afternoon Brief, September 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Harvest Reaches Crisis Point If you want to pick grapes, California can use your help. A heat spike last weekend and a labor shortage have combined to force many California vintners to scramble to pick earlier than expected… Today’s News: Wine Enthusiast’s 18th Annual Wine Star […]

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Sonoma County Wine Harvest Off to a Fast Start

Sonoma County Wine Harvest Off to a Fast Start

August Heat Wave Increases Sugar Levels Leading to Early Harvest SANTA ROSA, Calif. (September 7, 2017) – Ask any winegrape grower to describe the grape harvest in Sonoma County and you typically hear “harvest time is like a marathon.”  When it comes to the 2017, harvest has taken off like a sprint and the pace […]

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Event and Hospitality Constraints Strangling Direct to Consumer Sales Vital for the Wine Industry

Event and Hospitality Constraints Strangling Direct to Consumer Sales Vital for the Wine Industry

Across the entire wine industry, there are significant challenges, stated Robert McMillan, executive vice president and founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division at the recent forum of Santa Barbara’s wine industry.

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