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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 →
Wine Institute and Compli Launch New DTC Compliance Website

Wine Institute and Compli Launch New DTC Compliance Website

State Shipping Laws for Wineries Provides Improved Access & Current Compliance Information SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute and Compli have collaborated to create a new and improved direct-to-consumer (DTC) website, State Shipping Laws for Wineries, that offers the California wine industry a comprehensive resource on all state shipping compliance rules consolidated into a single place. […]

BMI and Wine Institute Partner on New Music Licensing Discount Program

BMI and Wine Institute Partner on New Music Licensing Discount Program

NEW YORK, NY- February 20, 2018 – Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a leader in music rights management, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Wine Institute to develop a music licensing discount program for the Institute’s membership of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses. This initiative will help California winery owners comply with […]

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Wine Institute Restructures Federal and International Advocacy Operations

Wine Institute Restructures Federal and International Advocacy Operations

Tom LaFaille Retires After 15 Years of Service; Charles Jefferson To Lead Combined Department WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wine Institute today announced a restructuring of its Federal Relations and International Public Policy Departments to streamline its work with U.S. government agencies, the U.S. Congress, and foreign governments and international organizations. The previously separate departments will be […]

By January 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Congress Passes First Wine Excise Tax Reduction in 80 Years

Congress Passes First Wine Excise Tax Reduction in 80 Years

Historic Legislation Will Provide Significant Benefits and Reduce the Federal Excise Tax Burden on All Wineries Washington, D.C. — Wine Institute applauds today’s Congressional action to enact the first reduction in wine excise taxes in over 80 years and only the second reduction in the nation’s history. The comprehensive tax legislation (H.R. 1) passed by […]

By December 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Visit California Launches Recovery Campaign: Grateful Table Fundraiser Lunch Nov. 21

Visit California Launches Recovery Campaign: Grateful Table Fundraiser Lunch Nov. 21

Visit California, the non-profit tourism organization for the state, has allocated $2 million for a campaign, #CaliforniaWineCountryNow, to urge visitors to come to California wine regions, particularly in Northern California, following the October wildfires. Through a variety of owned, earned and paid media activities, the campaign emphasizes that wineries in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties […]

By November 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
California Wine 2017 Harvest Report

California Wine 2017 Harvest Report

Strong Quality Across the State as Ample Rain Ends Drought SAN FRANCISCO — California’s 2017 wine harvest wrapped up early this fall following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state ending a five-year drought. While October wildfires in North Coast wine communities made international headlines, the state’s vineyards […]

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Wine Institute Releases Results of New California Wine Tourism Survey

Wine Institute Releases Results of New California Wine Tourism Survey

SAN FRANCISCO — Results of a new online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults who recently visited California wine country were released today, offering insights to wineries and local wine associations in understanding and enhancing the experience of visitors to wineries and regions. Commissioned by Wine Institute with support from a USDA grant and […]

By September 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New Wine Institute Video Series Celebrates “California Wines: Behind the Glass”

New Wine Institute Video Series Celebrates “California Wines: Behind the Glass”

SAN FRANCISCO — Vineyard rocks absorb water like a sponge; a novice wine drinker’s eyes widen as she tastes the difference between two California Chardonnays guided by a pair of sommeliers; a winemaker describes wine as the elixir that brings people together. Wine Institute’s new video series, “California Wines: Behind the Glass,” conveys the appeal […]

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →