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Tag: Tuscany

Afternoon Brief, July 16

Afternoon Brief, July 16

French ministers’ plans to require bigger health warnings on bottles of wine have provoked a furious response from leading chateaux, which say the move would damage ‘the soul of France’ and turn wine into a ‘criminal product’…

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Afternoon Brief, March 6

Afternoon Brief, March 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Does Napa Need to Choose Between Grapevines and Oak Trees? Napa Valley is known for both its gorgeous acres of vineyards and its rugged, oak-covered hillsides. But do residents need to choose between vines and trees?… Today’s News: Damaged Wines to Hit the Market It always pays […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 28

Afternoon Brief, December 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: A Look into the 2018 Wine World It’s that time of year to take a look into the crystal ball – in this case, the crystal wine glass. Here are a few developments to watch for in the coming year… Today’s News: Prominent New York Wine Merchant […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 12

Afternoon Brief, September 12

Winery Owner Charles Banks Is Indicted in Federal Court: In a surprising turn for a onetime rising star in the wine industry, Charles A. Banks walked into a San Antonio courthouse wearing handcuffs Friday after surrendering to authorities…

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2016 Harvest Update: Piedmont and Tuscany

2016 Harvest Update: Piedmont and Tuscany

By Cristina Mariani-May, Banfi Vintners In America we are back to school, in Italy, we are back to the vineyards for vendemmia – it’s grape-picking time. The harvest began on August 19th in Piedmont with the picking of Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir), which will go into our sparkling wines made in the classic Champenoise method […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 17

Afternoon Brief, March 17

Napa Winery Owner Involved in Suspected Murder-Suicide: A Napa Valley vineyard became a crime scene on Monday, as a business meeting ended with two men dead in an apparent murder-suicide over a loan gone bad…

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Afternoon Brief, November 13

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Experts Foresee Dynamic Market for Mergers & Acquisitions in 2015:
Wine industry financiers are predicting robust activity for winery and vineyard mergers and acquisitions throughout the remainder of 2014 and heading into the New Year…

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Afternoon Brief, September 22

Afternoon Brief, September 22

California’s wine leaders adapting to drought and consumer shifts:
California wine will hold its own in the global market despite shifts in consumer demographics, scarce water, and competition from imported wines, craft beers and cocktails, according to wine industry leaders surveyed by UC Davis..

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Afternoon Brief, September 10

Afternoon Brief, September 10

France Set to Retake Global Wine Crown:
France is set to take back the top spot as the worlds largest wine producer following a poor harvest in Italy but the industry is still struggling with the fall in Chinese demand…

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Afternoon Brief, September 9

Afternoon Brief, September 9

Did Napa Quake Unearth Groundwater?:
According to one news report, the 6.0 earthquake reportedly allowed groundwater to surface in dry creek beds and streams. Its not the first time seismic events have changed the course of water…

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Afternoon Brief, September 3

Afternoon Brief, September 3

Winemakers Use Art to Attract an Audience for Wine:
Art and wine have always had a natural affinity. Art openings are characterized by lavish wine receptions and hors d oeuvres. Tasting rooms are filled with intriguing artistic items that tempt customers into purchases…

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Afternoon Brief, September 2

Afternoon Brief, September 2

The Demand for Sustainability Resonates with the Wine Industry:
Sustainability in vineyard operations and wine making is nothing new. For many wineries it has been an integrated, albeit unspoken, part of their operating philosophies for years, but the growing awareness and demand for sustainability from consumers has created new challenges and opportunities for wineries…

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