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Afternoon Brief, July 3

Afternoon Brief, July 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fire Risk for Napa County Vineyards A huge wildfire has crossed over into Napa County, less than a year after the region was devastated by one of the worst fire outbreaks in northern California history… Today’s News: Man of Steele: 50 Harvests and Counting There aren’t many […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 21

Afternoon Brief, June 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Is Originality Overpriced When It Comes to Wine? Replica Wine, a Colorado company, is reverse-engineering famous wines to produce less expensive bottlings… Today’s News: Winners Are Announced for the 11th Annual International Women’s Wine Competition Results are in for the 2018 International Women’s Wine Competition, a contest […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 6

Afternoon Brief, June 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Measure C Vote Split on Napa County Vineyards Votes in favor of limits on Napa County vineyard development on hills and mountains were edging barely ahead in early results Tuesday night… Today’s News: The Science of Winemaking Yeasts Wine professionals discuss the impact of wild and commercial […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 4

Afternoon Brief, June 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Abundant Generosity and Unexpected Moments Delight Guests at 38th Auction Napa Valley Napa Valley Vintners’ celebrated charity wine event raises more than $13.6 million for community health and children’s education nonprofits… Today’s News: California Domestic Wine Revenue Successfully Endured a Decade of Retail Flatness According to the […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 1

Afternoon Brief, June 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Critic Wars: The Producer Strikes Back Ever wondered what wine producers really think of critics? Read one irate summation of the state of wine reviewing… Today’s News: Paso Robles’ Next Wine Wave Central Coast city embraces winemaking and wine tasting growth, inside and outside city limits… Napa […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 24

Afternoon Brief, May 24

Napa Storytelling: Why So Serious? A Research Study
We all love a good story, and the wine business has long recognized the need of good stories to sell wine. Stories differentiate wineries in the stories plot, persona, and person. How these stories are crafted is meant to appeal to a particular audience…

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Afternoon Brief, May 21

Afternoon Brief, May 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Domestic Rosé Gaining Market Share from French The rosé trend still shows no sign of slowing with its third consecutive year with over fifty percent growth… Today’s News: Future of Wine May Include Drones and Edible Bottles, Says Merchant Future wine lovers may be able to eat […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 17

Afternoon Brief, May 17

C Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Alcohol Industry Pushes Lawmakers to Uncork Excise Tax Relief The alcohol industry is pressing Congress to make permanent the excise tax relief it received under the Republican tax law… Today’s News: Adaptation and Innovation Keep Oldest Mid-Atlantic Wineries Thriving How long has Jerry Forest been in […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 11

Afternoon Brief, May 11

Small Wineries Hoping for Tax Cuts Face Massive Tax Hikes Instead
Last year’s big tax bill included excise-tax cuts for American wineries, but an error means many now face a potential tax hike…

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Afternoon Brief, April 24

Afternoon Brief, April 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa County Winegrape Value Hits Record $750M with Big Cabernet Sauvignon Jump Napa County’s winegrape harvest last year hit a new record value of $750.8 million, up 2.9 percent, or $21.3 million, from the previous year, county officials reported Tuesday… Today’s News: Green Measure Makes Napa See […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 4

Afternoon Brief, April 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California’s Cabernet Cult Keeps Growing California is drowning in Cabernet, as growers swap diversity for big returns… Today’s News: Malene Wines Shows How Rosé Rolls More than most wine styles or varieties, rosé has an associate lifestyle connotation of highly Instagramable moments… North Coast Wine Competition Judging […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 29

Afternoon Brief, March 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: CK Mondavi Finds Growth Opportunities Without Chasing Trends The fourth generation of the Mondavi family, internally referred to as the G4, is stepping up to play a larger role in the family business… Today’s News: Wine & Weed Tours: A Legal Way for Wineries to Benefit from […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 20

Afternoon Brief, March 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Robert Haas, Influential American Vintner and Wine Importer, Dies at 90 Robert Haas, one of the leading lights of the American wine industry, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at his home in Templeton, Calif. He was 90… Today’s News: TTB Industry Circular 2018-1 Undermines the Intent […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 13

Afternoon Brief, March 13

The Nexus Linking IBM, California Wine, and Climate Modeling
This month, IBM announced the creation of a cloud-based geospatial information and analytics service. Its designed to help people analyze big data sets comprising information such as satellite images, climate models, and tweets, or more localized data like feeds from IoT sensors…

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Afternoon Brief, March 2

Afternoon Brief, March 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Discovery Shows Wine Grapes Gasping for Breath University of Adelaide researchers have discovered how grapes “breathe,” and report that shortage of oxygen leads to cell death in the grape… Today’s News: Global Decline in Per Capita Alcohol Consumption as Change Sweeps Wine World Disruption is the new […]

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