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Afternoon Brief, October 23

Afternoon Brief, October 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa, Sonoma Fires Send Wine Tourists to Paso Robles For five years, Nancy Parrish and her friends have gathered for a girls’ trip to Napa and Sonoma – a time to travel, catch up and drink wine. But this fall, devastating fires whipped through Napa, Sonoma and […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 18

Afternoon Brief, October 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Valley Winemakers Optimistic as Famed Wine Region Begins to Recover Despite Mother Nature challenging Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Solano and Lake Counties in unimaginable ways, the tragic wildfires of the past 10 days have demonstrated the spirit of strength and resilience of these communities… Wine Country Wildfires: […]

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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, October 2

Afternoon Brief, October 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Sweepstakes Announced A pinot noir, a chardonnay and a sparkling wine won the coveted sweepstakes awards Sunday night at the Sonoma County Harvest Awards Gala, with two of the three from the Russian River Valley appellation… Today’s News: Opus One Winery Ordered […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 29

Afternoon Brief, September 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Thieves Uproot 500 Vines and Steal Grapes in Bordeaux Around seven tons of grapes have been stolen from vineyards in Bordeaux mid-harvest, a double blow for producers already suffering one of the lowest yielding harvests in the country’s history… Today’s News: Amazon Dealt a Distribution Blow Amazon’s […]

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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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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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Afternoon Brief, September 6

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: North Coast Grape Growers Confront Muggy Weather, Worry About Fruit Rot After Heat Spike Having ramped up hard to get through a triple-digit heat spike over the weekend, North Coast grape growers are now navigating a new challenge from Mother Nature – muggy, humid weather conditions this […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 31

Afternoon Brief, August 31

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Valley Vineyard Asset Bubble Ready to Pop? Not So Fast, Says Rabobank Analyst Growing global interest in North Coast wines has uncorked fast price escalation for the vineyards they come from, particularly in Napa Valley, but forecasts about bursting asset bubbles and crashing vineyard values may […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 29

Afternoon Brief, August 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Some U.S. States Are Cracking Down on Interstate Direct-To-Consumer Wine Shipping According to ShipCompliant by Sovos, at over $2 billion in 2016 sales, the more than 5 million cases of wine shipped Direct-to-Consumer is fast making it an important segment of the wine business… Today’s News: 2016 […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 24

Afternoon Brief, August 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of 2017 Meet the trailblazers who are shaping the future of wine, beer, cider and spirits in America. These winemakers, grape growers, retailers, bartenders, educators and more are redefining the alcohol beverage industry as we know it… Today’s News: Managing […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 23

Afternoon Brief, August 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winemaker Crushed to Death by Wine Press Bernard Rouanet, owner of the Domaine Rouanet Montcélèbre vineyard, located next to the village of Cesseras in the Minervois region of the Languedoc, died last Thursday while attempting to repair his wine press… Today’s News: Does Social Media Help Me […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 21

Afternoon Brief, August 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Brandy Boom Sparks Gallo Buyout An unreported surge in brandy sales prompted the wine giant to move for boutique spirit producer Germain-Robin… Today’s News: Sonoma County Supervisors to Weigh Disputed Knights Valley Winery Proposal A 10,000-case winery long planned in Knights Valley faces a crucial and possibly […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 17

Afternoon Brief, August 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: With New To Kalon Brand, Constellation Revives Legendary Napa Wine Dispute The battle over Napa Valley’s most contested two words – To Kalon – rages on. Is To Kalon a place? A brand? A historical landmark? Certainly it’s a vineyard. But whose… Today’s News: E&J Gallo Buys Luxury […]

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