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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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Washington State Reports Lighter Wine Grape Harvest, Excellent Quality in 2017

Washington State Reports Lighter Wine Grape Harvest, Excellent Quality in 2017

Compound annual growth rate remains steady at 5.4% over a 10-year period SEATTLE (March 1, 2018) – Washington State’s wine grape harvest totaled 227,000 tons in 2017, which equated to a 16-percent decrease compared to the record-breaking 2016 harvest of 270,000 tons. Washington State Wine’s annual Wine Grape Crush Report, compiled with information provided by […]

Sip and Discover During ‘Taste Washington Wine Month’

Sip and Discover During ‘Taste Washington Wine Month’

Enjoy special promotions and activities to celebrate Washington State wine throughout the month of March SEATTLE (February 28, 2018) – Raise a glass in celebration, because Taste Washington Wine Month is back with even more ways to enjoy and discover Washington State wine. Throughout the month of March, restaurants, retailers, hotels and wineries will offer […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 21

Afternoon Brief, February 21

Sonoma County Grape Growers Battle Frost After Early Bud Break
Below-freezing temperatures that can damage Sonoma County’s $575 million grape crop before it even develops are prompting some growers to launch an unusually early campaign to protect their vineyards from frost…

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Washington State’s Wine Research Program Stars in Newly-Released Video Series

Washington State’s Wine Research Program Stars in Newly-Released Video Series

Videos focus on history & innovation at the core of state’s wine research program. SEATTLE (February 15, 2018) – Wine research initiatives take the stage in a series of videos created for the Washington State Wine Commission. Along with the recently released 2017 Research Annual Report, the video series shares the importance and value of […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 16

Afternoon Brief, February 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How You Can Spot Fake Wines Looking to acquire legendary bottles? The world’s foremost expert on detecting fake wines, Maureen Downey, shares six tips for ensuring you don’t end up the victim of fraud… Today’s News: Understanding the Science Behind Ancient Wine For hundreds of years, questions […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 12

Afternoon Brief, February 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Grape Prices Up 11.5% Prices for red wine grapes from California rose 5.1% in 2017, compared to 2016, while white wine varieties dropped 3.6% in price, according to the preliminary California Grape Crush Report released today… Today’s News: Louder and More Unified Voice for Wine Needed […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 8

Afternoon Brief, February 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma, Napa Grape Growers Waiting to See How Vineyards Were Changed by Wine Country Wildfires As he walks down a row of pruned zinfandel vines, Russ Messana plays a waiting game. His family’s Bastoni Vineyard on Riebli Road was right in the path of the Tubbs fire, […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 7

Afternoon Brief, February 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Engaging Consumers with Digital Tools in Today’s Experience Economy In the late 90’s a book came out dealing with a subject that is gaining more and more importance in the wine industry. The authors, Joseph Pine and James Gilmore entitled the book The Experience Economy… Today’s News: […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 6

Afternoon Brief, February 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Academics Explain Terroir but Not Exactly the Way Wine Consumers Might Expect It’s the location. It’s the climate. It’s the local yeast population. It’s ineffable. It’s terroir. Well, not according to Giulia Meloni and Johan Swinnen… Today’s News: Developing a Research Cooperative for Winemakers to Experiment For […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 22

Afternoon Brief, January 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Consumers Turning to Private Label Wine More Often, Thanks to Supermarkets Private label wine is building momentum in the U.S., thanks to national supermarket chains such as Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Costco, and Whole Foods taking on the identity as trusted wine vendors, says Brian Sharoff, president of […]

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