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Afternoon Brief, April 3

Sauvignon Blanc Gets Serious on California’s Central Coast: From the tips of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the deep canyons of Santa Barbara County, there’s a Sauvignon Blanc renaissance underway...

Afternoon Brief, April 2

Wine And Spirits Retail Sales Remain Vibrant In The Golden State: It’s been two weeks since California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the state’s 40 million residents to stay home except when necessary, and retail sales of beverage alcohol in the Golden State continue to surge...

Afternoon Brief, April 1

Coronavirus Brings Quick Changes to State Alcohol Laws: States are temporarily relaxing laws on alcohol purchases, providing a major win to the beer, wine and spirits lobby during the coronavirus pandemic...

Afternoon Brief, March 31

Where Will Wine Sales Come from Next Month?: Despite wineries being shuttered and millions of people sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have not stopped buying wine, but have increasingly turned to other channels for their wine purchases...

Where Will Wine Sales Come from Next Month?

Despite wineries being shuttered and millions of people sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have not stopped buying wine, but have...

Afternoon Brief, March 30

U.S. Wineries Estimated March Loss More Than $400 Million: A survey conducted by the Wine America trade group found about 10% of U.S. wineries have collectively lost about $40.4 million so far in March - and extrapolated those numbers to assume the entire sector lost more than $400 million this month as a result of the coronavirus pandemic...

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Wine Lessons from a Past Epidemic: The 2003 SARS epidemic hit Chinas wine trade hard. While some companies collapsed, others came out stronger. Ian Ford speaks to Felicity Carter about what he saw...

Afternoon Brief, March 26

Facing Staggering Losses, Napa's Hospitality and Service Sectors Discover Insurers Won't Pay: Business owners across sectors of California's hospitality and service industry have come to a disturbing realization: the substantial losses they've sustained in the wake of a coronavirus-prompted state lockdown are not covered by their insurers...

Sparkling Wine Emerged as Most Mentioned Wine Category Among Industry Experts...

Sparkling wine was the most discussed wine category with 33% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) increase among the conversations of leading wine influencers on Twitter during the...

Afternoon Brief, March 25

Jackson Family Wines: Reading The Off-Premise Surge: Wine sales in the off-premise have been exploding, and Jackson Family Wines has been at the forefront on the producer side—particularly with its Kendall-Jackson and La Crema brands...

Pandemic Alcohol Stock-Up Skews Toward Wine

Consumers have been stocking up in preparation for an extended COVID-19 pandemic and sheltering in place. Most of the purchases have of course been...

Afternoon Brief, March 24

Oregon Wine a Leader in Biodynamics: Even though Oregon only produces one percent of the wines made in the United States, this states accounts for 52% of total vineyard acres that received biodynamic® certification from Demeter USA, a not-for-profit that offers biodynamic certification to farms...

Oregon Wine a Leader in Biodynamics

Even though Oregon only produces one percent of the wines made in the United States, this states accounts for 52% of total vineyard acres that received biodynamic® certification from Demeter USA, a not-for-profit that offers biodynamic certification to farms.

Afternoon Brief, March 23

With Tasting Rooms Closed, Napa's Wine Country Workforce Feels the Sting: As the economic ramifications of shuttered tasting rooms and a hobbled hospitality sector become clearer in Napa Valley, businesses and their employees are facing widespread uncertainty...

Afternoon Brief, March 20

New Napa Ballot Initiative Splits Wine Industry, Set to Repeat Measure C Battle: After the controversial and hotly debated Measure C was narrowly defeated in Napa County, the organization responsible for bringing the measure to the ballot, Napa Growers and Vintners for Responsible Agriculture (NGVRA), is attempting to get a new initiative on the November 2020 ballot...