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Afternoon Brief, June 25

Bordeaux Wine-Crime Ring Found Guilty: “Get me a unit of Cheval, a good chunk of Cheval,” said the voice on the recording, a taped telephone conversation between the accused mastermind of an eight-month crime spree that stole more than $1.1 million of Bordeaux’s best wines and one of his partners, who allegedly fenced the wines for him...

Luce Della Vite Auction at Christie’s Raises Over $57,000 for Baryshnikov...

New York, NY, June 23, 2015 – To celebrate its 20th anniversary, on June 18th Luce della Vite (http://www.lucedellavite.com/en/) held an auction at Christie’s...

Afternoon Brief, June 24

WineAmerica Member to Testify Before Congress: Thursday, June 25th, the Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the Country of Origin Labeling dispute...

Afternoon Brief, June 23

Wine and Tech Innovators Gathering this week in Napa: Technology leaders in both marketing and wine including Brad Rosen of DRYNC, Joe Rosenberg of Google, Paul Mabray of VinTank a W20 Company, Michael Pavone of quench, Brian Rosen of Rosen Retail for Adult Beverage, Josh Saunders of Uncorkd and Max Kalehoff of Social Code are set to engage and inspire attendees with the latest information and ideas this week at the 11th Annual Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS) set for June 25-26, 2015 at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, California.

San Francisco International Wine Competition Celebrates 35th Year with Global Array...

26 Countries, 29 states with a total of 4,902 entries compete in America’s largest International Wine Competition SAN FRANCISCO, CA June 23, 2015— A celebratory 35...

Afternoon Brief, June 22

Sonoma County taps into LGBT tourism market with annual Gay Wine Weekend: The Sunday morning benefit wine auction, held outdoors at tables draped in white cloth, raised about $28,500 for charity, and guests then headed for a soiree around the swimming pool at the upscale MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa in Sonoma.

Afternoon Brief June 19

Water wars in California's coastal wine country: By most measures, California's Central Coast wine industry is thriving. Between 1990 and 2014, harvested wine grape acreage in the growing region around Paso Robles nearly quintupled to 37,408 acres, as vintners discovered that the area's rolling hills, rocky soil and mild climate were perfect for coaxing rich, sultry flavors from red wine grapes...

Vinexpo 2015 was Vinexpo Renewed

BORDEAUX, FRANCE – June 19, 2015 – When Vinexpo 2015 closed its doors yesterday after five days of intense work in Bordeaux, France, 2,350...

Afternoon Brief June 18

US 'phenomenally thirsty' for wine: experts: The American wine market, already the world's biggest, still has "phenomenal" potential for growth if handled with care, US wine professionals said this week at the world's leading wine fair, Vinexpo...

Vinexpo bridges the world in Asia

BORDEAUX, FRANCE – June 18, 2015 – Asia was one of the major highlights of the 18th edition of Vinexpo 2015 in Bordeaux, and...

Afternoon Brief: June 17

Fine Wine Market Grows 234% in 10 Years: A new report has revealed the increasing popularity of fine wine over the past decade, highlighting growth of 234%...

Afternoon Brief: June 16

Online wine sales make up 5% of the market - but are on the rise: Don't wine about it: Online wine sales accounted for a mere five percent of global sales of whites, reds and roses last year - but are expected to rise sharply, according to a study released Monday at France's Vinexpo wine fair...

Afternoon Brief June 15

New Bill Would Change the Excise Tax Structure for Wineries: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced S. 1562, "The Craft Beverage Reform and Modernization Act of 2015." This bill would amend the current federal excise tax structure for all beverage alcohol. Senator Wyden has been consulting with the various alcohol commodity groups, including WineAmerica over the last few weeks...

Afternoon Brief June 12

Unusual Cool Growing Season Extends Bloom Period for Napa Valley Wine Grapes: Napa Valley’s unusually cool start to the wine grape growing season has extended the stages of flowering and fruit-set for the 2015 vintage by up to three to four weeks, according to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG)...

Afternoon Brief June 11

Breach at Winery Card Processor Missing Link: Missing Link Networks Inc., a credit card processor and point-of-sale vendor that serves a number of wineries in Northern California and elsewhere, disclosed today that a breach of its networks exposed card data for transactions it processed in the month of April 2015...