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Afternoon Brief, January 22

Afternoon Brief, January 22

Supreme Court’s Wine-Regulation Case Focuses on Protectionism:

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Afternoon Brief, January 18

Afternoon Brief, January 18

Amid Shift in Wine Consumer Demand, California Wine Country Cautioned to Prepare for Ample Grape Supply: The North Coast wine business on Thursday received another wake-up call about gathering storm clouds that could dampen consumer demand for premium wines and the grapes from which they’re made …

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Afternoon Brief, January 3

Afternoon Brief, January 3

2019 U.S. Alcohol Consumption to Increase While Population Growth Stagnates: In an abstract titled, Alcohol Consumption in the United States: Past, Present, and Future Trends published in the Journal of Wine Economics Volume 13, Number 2, James Fogerty and Derby Voon examined …

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Afternoon Brief, December 13

Afternoon Brief, December 13

Opus One Sues Supplier Alleging Barrels Were Contaminated with TCA: A Napa Valley winery has filed a lawsuit for more than $470,000 over the sale of barrels allegedly contaminated with 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA), according to court records…

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Afternoon Brief, October 31

Afternoon Brief, October 31

Legal Strategies for Grape Growers When Wineries Talk ‘Smoke Taint’ After Wildfires: Following on last year’s Northern California firestorm in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano counties, various North Bay regions have also seen wildfires in 2018…

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Afternoon Brief, October 29

Afternoon Brief, October 29

The Winery That Cried Wolf on Cork: Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world has made major innovations in closures over the years. From updating cork-harvesting techniques and standards to producing higher quality corks for less money with less labor the Santa Maria de Lamas, Portugal-based cork giant has constantly attempted to innovate and change up the game on the wine closure industry…

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Afternoon Brief, October 24

Afternoon Brief, October 24

Master Somm Raises More Cheat Questions: It has been more than a month since the incident that caused 23 Master Sommelier (MS) candidates who had previously been reportedly to have passed the exam to have their titles taken away…

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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, September 12

Afternoon Brief, September 12

Beloved California Vintner Ulises Valdez Dies at 49: Ulises Valdez, who emigrated from Mexico to work as a vineyard laborer in Sonoma County, then rose to become one of California’s most renowned vineyard managers and founder of his own family winery, died early this morning of a heart attack. He was 49…

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Afternoon Brief, September 6

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Your Wine Brand Could Be Lost in One Single Trademark Infringement: The landscape of the alcoholic beverage industry in the new millennium looks dramatically different than the drinks business of the 20th century.

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Old Vines a Special Feature of the South African Wine Industry

Old Vines a Special Feature of the South African Wine Industry

“An increased focus on South Africa’s old vines has accelerated an unprecedented interest from wine thought leaders around the world, in the country’s wine heritage and the industry itself, with wines made from fruit sourced from these heritage vines proving their mettle,” according to André Morgenthal of the Old Vine Project (OVP). He says that […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 27

Afternoon Brief, July 27

Natural Wine Faces Legal Definition
A right-wing French politician has filed a motion this month to launch an investigative committee that will seek to legally define the term “natural wine” in France…

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Afternoon Brief, July 9

Afternoon Brief, July 9

Millions of Bottles of Spanish Rosé Sold as French: French authorities have uncovered millions of bottles of rosé imported in bulk from Spain being passed off as French, with at least one producer facing prison and fines of up to 300,000…

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Afternoon Brief, June 13

Afternoon Brief, June 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa’s Watershed C Vote at a Standstill Poor voter response, mail-in ballots and bureaucracy stall a decision on a major agricultural provision… Today’s News: New Tools to Limit Wine Spoilage Interaction of temperature and ethanol appears key to controlling Brett… An MBA in Wine Is a Shortcut […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 22

Afternoon Brief, May 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping: Zinfandel and Rosé on the Rise, While Red Blends Underperform Their Peers In January, we released the 2018 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report, which offers an exclusive deep dive into the direct-to-consumer wine shipping channel with our partners Wines & Vines… Today’s News: Registration Opens […]

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