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Afternoon Brief, November 12

Afternoon Brief, November 12

North Coast Wineries Bullish on Organic Grapes to Drive Growth: Walk down the aisle at the local Whole Foods Market or any other similar grocer. Almost everywhere you look, there are organic products on prominent display, from lettuce to macaroni and cheese to ice cream. But over at the wine section? Not so much…

By November 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
California Wine 2018 Harvest Report

California Wine 2018 Harvest Report

Slow and Steady Growing Season Brings Excellent Quality Across the State SAN FRANCISCO — Following a long growing season characterized by moderate temperatures throughout the spring and summer, California’s 2018 harvest played out like a dream for winegrowers in regions across the state. Harvest began anywhere from 10 days to three weeks later than in 2017, and […]

By October 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
VanWineFest Tickets Now on Sale

VanWineFest Tickets Now on Sale

Discounted tickets & Gold Pass on sale November 1 to December 15 VANCOUVER, BC (October 25, 2018) — Starting November 1 at 9:30 a.m., wine lovers can save $9 off International Festival Tasting tickets for the 41st Vancouver International Wine Festival. And if they book one of 37 downtown hotels available through StayVancouverHotels.com their ticket is free, a saving of up […]

By October 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival Announces 160 Wineries from 15 Countries, Featuring California Wines

2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival Announces 160 Wineries from 15 Countries, Featuring California Wines

VANCOUVER, BC (October 3, 2018) — The Vancouver International Wine Festival is pleased to announce the winery lineup for the 41st annual festival, which takes place February 23-March 3, 2019. The eight-day wine and food extravaganza will showcase 160 wineries from 15 countries, including 53 wineries from California, this year’s featured region. They’ll be joined by 107 wineries from around […]

Wine Institute Applauds Market Access Gains Made in U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

Wine Institute Applauds Market Access Gains Made in U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute CEO, Robert P. “Bobby” Koch, issued the following statement today in response to the announcement that the United States, Canada and Mexico have completed negotiations on a new, modernized free trade agreement to succeed NAFTA. In the agreement, Canada has agreed to resolve the ongoing dispute regarding grocery store access […]

Fifty Masters of Wine Headed to California this Fall

Fifty Masters of Wine Headed to California this Fall

Attendees from 16 Countries Will Tour State’s Regions & Wines SAN FRANCISCO — With the goal of expanding California’s wine export sales, Wine Institute will host 50 Masters of Wine (MW’s) during a comprehensive program touring the Golden State from Oct. 18-27. This project is a collaboration between Wine Institute and the London-based Institute of […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Chris Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards Elected Wine Institute Chairman 2018-2019

Chris Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards Elected Wine Institute Chairman 2018-2019

San Francicsco — Chris Indelicato, President and CEO of Delicato Family Vineyards, has been elected Wine Institute Board Chairman for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The election was held at Wine Institute’s 84th Annual Meeting of Members in Santa Barbara. Other board officers elected are Hank Wetzel of Alexander Valley Vineyards in Healdsburg, first vice chairman; […]

Wine Institute Commends U.S. Government’s Efforts to Improve Market Access in Canada

Wine Institute Commends U.S. Government’s Efforts to Improve Market Access in Canada

Washington D.C. — Wine Institute, the public policy advocacy association for California wineries, applauds today’s announcement that the U.S. government has requested a formal World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel against Canada to ensure that U.S. wines have equal access to British Columbia grocery store shelves. Previous WTO Consultations with the Canadian government yielded no resolution to this issue. […]

California Wine Sales in U.S. Market Hit $35.2 Billion in 2017

California Wine Sales in U.S. Market Hit $35.2 Billion in 2017

San Francisco — California wine shipments in the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $35.2 billion in 2017, up 3% from the previous year. The state shipped 241 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. in 2017, up 1%. California wine sales to all markets, including shipments to the U.S. and exports worldwide, were 278 […]

TTB Extends and Expands Alternate Procedure for Claiming New Federal Excise Tax Credit

TTB Extends and Expands Alternate Procedure for Claiming New Federal Excise Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — TTB announced today (Industry Circular 2018-1A) that it is expanding and extending the “alternate procedure” through Dec. 31, 2019 to allow wineries to claim the full value of the new federal excise tax credit on wine stored at bonded wine cellars or other wineries. “This will provide wineries with greater clarity and […]

Wine Institute’s MarCom 2018 Presents Trends on Influencer & Digital Marketing Communications for Wineries

Wine Institute’s MarCom 2018 Presents Trends on Influencer & Digital Marketing Communications for Wineries

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA — Wine Institute hosted MarCom 2018, a marketing communications workshop recently for its members offering a half-day of presentations on strategies for influencer marketing for wineries, maximizing digital marketing, new tools for communicating sustainable winegrowing and how the rest of the world views California wine. Elaine Chukan Brown of JancisRobinson.com and Monique Soltani […]

Afternoon Brief, April 6

Afternoon Brief, April 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bordeaux Wine Firm Found Guilty of Fraud A judge ruled that Grands Vins de Gironde illegally blended cheap table wines with premium Bordeaux… Today’s News: Case Studies on Growing DTC Wine Sales Three wineries on California’s Central Coast on boosting direct-to-consumer sales… Few Problems as Storm Brings […]

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Celebrate “Down to Earth Month” in April with California Wine Events

Celebrate “Down to Earth Month” in April with California Wine Events

SAN FRANCISCO — April is the time to celebrate all things green during the seventh annual California Wines Down to Earth Month. Created by Wine Institute, the association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses, the month celebrates the wine community’s commitment to the environment with sustainability-focused winery events and offers throughout the state. […]

Afternoon Brief, March 26

Afternoon Brief, March 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: China’s Tariff on American Wine Will Mean ‘Lost Market Share for Years to Come’ The Wine Institute of California has responded to news of Chinese government’s proposed 15% tariff on American wine, warning that the policy could have a, “significant negative impact on the future growth of […]

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U.S. Wine Exports Total $1.53 Billion in 2017

U.S. Wine Exports Total $1.53 Billion in 2017

Premiumization Continues Amid Challenging Exchange Rates SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. wine exports, 97% from California, reached $1.53 billion in winery revenues and 380 million liters (42.2 million cases) in 2017. Golden State exports were down 5.5% in value and 7.9% in volume due in part to the strong dollar, heavily-subsidized foreign wine producers and competitors […]

By March 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →