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Afternoon Brief, January 10

Afternoon Brief, January 10

Important Crush Report May Be Impacted by Government Shutdown: The ongoing federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, may soon affect a key program of great importance to winegrape growers. Thursday, Jan. 10 is the deadline for wineries to submit grape purchase data from the 2018 harvest to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Pacific Region office…

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Afternoon Brief, December 18

Afternoon Brief, December 18

Behind Wine Brand Kendall-Jackson’s Growing Direct-to-Consumer Strategy: Thirty-six-year-old family winery Kendall-Jackson has been selling select wines online at KJ.com since 2004. But with new attribution tools available, it has only recently begun to see a return-on-investment from selling direct-to-consumer …

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Afternoon Brief, December 14

Afternoon Brief, December 14

The Great Haut-Brion Price Hack: It’s no surprise that the most expensive wine traded on the Liv-Ex fine wine exchange in 2018 was one that dragged the superlatives from the critics. Such wines are obviously rare and expensive, especially when they come from Bordeaux, but we’ve found a little hack that could see you getting similar quality for a much-reduced price…

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Afternoon Brief, November 9

Afternoon Brief, November 9

Scientists Find Compound in Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Could Reverse Ageing: In good news for hedonists, scientists have discovered a compound present in both dark chocolate and red wine may help you look younger by rejuvenating cells …

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UK Winemaking Areas to Rival Champagne Revealed

UK Winemaking Areas to Rival Champagne Revealed

November 8, 2018 – Research from the University of East Anglia has identified areas of the UK which could rival the Champagne region of France. Climate and viticulture experts have identified nearly 35,000 hectares of prime viticultural land for new and expanding vineyards – much of it in Kent, Sussex and East Anglia. Prof Steve Dorling, […]

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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, August 22

Afternoon Brief, August 22

Napa Wine M&A Market Remains ‘Robust’ Despite Rising Vineyard, Grape Prices: Vineyard values and grape prices continue to hit new highs in Napa County, but the ongoing thirst for prime wines from the region continues to propel acquisitions of brands and properties that can put the Napa name on the bottle …

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Afternoon Brief, May 30

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Cult Cabs: Why Screaming Eagle Fetches Top Dollar The shock lingered with the crowd under the white tent at Auction Napa Valley, well after the swirl of confetti settled… Today’s News: Sonoma State University Unveils Wine Spectator Learning Center New $11 million home for the Wine Business […]

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Napa Valley Wine Region Secures Name Protection in United Kingdom

Napa Valley Wine Region Secures Name Protection in United Kingdom

5/21/2018 – St. Helena, CA – As a proactive measure ahead of Brexit, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association has secured Certification Mark protection for the Napa Valley name in the United Kingdom. NVV, the nonprofit association of 550 winery members, had previously obtained Geographic Indication (GI) Status for Napa Valley as a protected […]

Afternoon Brief, April 3

Afternoon Brief, April 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Thornhill Wins Wine Brand Infringement Case CustomVine admits to using Turn Key and other brands to sell ‘inferior’ wine… Today’s News: China Finds California Wine Pairs Well with a Trade War Retaliatory tariffs are a blow to exporters increasingly catering to young, newly wealthy Chinese looking for […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 27

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: TTB Targets Consignment Wine Sales The United States’ three-tier system – which was put in place upon the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 – has long legislated wine sales without seeming to always have a consistent coherent policy… Today’s News: North Coast AVAs Take Center Stage in […]

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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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Afternoon Brief, October 16

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fires Won’t Destroy California Wine Industry Fires are still burning in northern California as you read this, and people’s homes are still endangered. That said, it’s time to look at what the deadly wildfires will mean for the region’s wine industry, the most important in North America… […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 22

Afternoon Brief, September 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New Machine Uses Gravity to Meet Grape Sorting Challenges Could the French Tribaie be the next big thing for ensuring quality of wine with its unique grape-sorting process? This time of year Northern California is focused on grapes and the quality and condition in which they arrive […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 14

Afternoon Brief, August 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: DNA Maps Consumers’ Route to Good Wine Choices The wine purchase decision is a confusing, anxious moment for many consumers, and a critical opportunity for wine brands… Today’s News: New Jersey Wine In Pursuit of Excellence Numbers reflect the improvements – with New Jersey having now increased […]

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