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Afternoon Brief, April 19

Wine Executives Debate the Promise and Peril of Millennial Wine Consumers: Top wine executives on Thursday offered differing views on the promise and peril of marketing wine to millennials, who are poised to overtake baby boomers this year as the largest generation in the United States...

Afternoon Brief, April 18

Bordeaux Fire Destroys $13 Million Worth of Wine in France: Fans of Bordeaux have plenty of reason to whine this week. A blaze at a warehouse in the vaunted wine-making region in South West France incinerated $12.9 million worth of vino on Tuesday afternoon...

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Navigating Smoke Taint and Other Disasters: Wine Manufacturing Strategies to Turn...

Smoke, drought, rain, and other flavor-altering events are what separate the winemakers from the wine masters.A single harvest impacted by mold, smoke, or other faults can take down a vineyard or a farm winery—if those grapes are rejected as impossibly tainted.

Pinot Noir Auction the Flywheel of Success for the Willamette Valley...

As auctioneer Fritz Hatton, pointed his finger and called “Sold!” for the last lot of Pinot Noir, the crowd at the Willamette Valley Barrel Auction responded with jubilation. The fund raising event broke the $1 million goal in a rather dramatic final act.

Be a Great Manager (Part One)

Being a boss, at any level, is rarely easy. There are times that you wish your employees would just do what you want them...

Turning the Tables on Joe Roberts

By Carl Giavanti, Carl Giavanti Consulting “Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers. We hope you’ll discover more about the...

2018 California Crush Report by the Numbers

The 2018 California crush report was released today, and as expected the report reveals a bountiful 2018 winegrape harvest up 6.6% in volume from...

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Be a Great Manager (Part Two)

This week we continue the topic of managing employees. Last week’s blog discussed giving credit where credit is due, which is the first rule...

ZD Wines Introduces New Guest Experiences and Renovated Hospitality Destination

Hospitality offerings celebrate 50 years of winemaking and the deLeuze family’s commitment to excellence Napa, CA (April 24, 2019)– Today the deLeuze family and ZD...

The 38th Annual Sierra Foothills Wine Competition Judges Have Been Announced...

April 23, 2019 - Angels Camp, CA - The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) in partnership with the Calaveras County Fairgrounds will be hosting the...

Cider Association Offering Two Certified Pommelier™ Exams in May

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) is excited to offer two opportunities to take the Certified Pommelier™ Exam next month: May 15 in Grand...

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Donates $1.1 Million in Community Grants to...

Santa Rosa, CA (April 23, 2019)—Sonoma County Vintners Foundation, through the generosity of the wine community, donors and guests of the Sonoma County Wine...

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Showcasing Values with the 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition

Early Bird Entry Deadline is May 3rd. Sunset showcases the Western region’s unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations, inspiring readers to...

The Making of the Perfect Ageing Tool

The oak barrel is the benchmark tool for premium winemaking with its slow addition of oxygen and gentle extraction...

Groundbreaking Vineyard Tracking Tool Provides Critical Data to Winemakers

Just in time for budbreak, InnoVint, one of the wine industry’s top winery management software companies, has released a...

Time to Submit Your Wines in the Sommeliers Choice Awards

Enter your wines in the 2019 SCA Awards and get it judged by leading on-premise buyers and sommeliers of...

Migrating and Permanent Resident Birds Create Visual and Health Risk Hazards...

Swallows and Pigeons Linked to Disease and EPA Enforcements They are incredible animals that fly hundreds of miles from South...

AFTERNOON BRIEF

Afternoon Brief, April 23

Gallo’s Acquisition Strategy Is Gift That Keeps on Giving for Premium Wine: The premium branded wine market can do with all the help it can get which is what makes E&J Gallos acquisition strategy potentially so important, not just for itself, but for the overall wine industry ...

Afternoon Brief, April 22

Dave Phinney and Co. Are on a Spirited Mission to Transform Mare Island: Talk with many Napa Valley winemakers and theyll tell you that Dave Phinney has the Midas touch when it comes to making wildly popular, edgy wines ...

Afternoon Brief, April 19

Wine Executives Debate the Promise and Peril of Millennial Wine Consumers: Top wine executives on Thursday offered differing views on the promise and peril of marketing wine to millennials, who are poised to overtake baby boomers this year as the largest generation in the United States...

Afternoon Brief, April 18

Bordeaux Fire Destroys $13 Million Worth of Wine in France: Fans of Bordeaux have plenty of reason to whine this week. A blaze at a warehouse in the vaunted wine-making region in South West France incinerated $12.9 million worth of vino on Tuesday afternoon...

Afternoon Brief, April 17

CEO of Francis Ford Coppola's Wine Pursuits Talks Reading the Consumer Zeitgeist: Forward-thinking has served Francis Ford Coppola in his pursuits in film, wine, hospitality and now cannabis. At the helm of much of this business is Corey Beck...