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Afternoon Brief, January 15

American wineries increased the dollar value of their direct-to-consumer shipments by an unprecedented 15.5% in 2014, with an equally record-breaking increase in the volume of those shipments...

Afternoon Brief, January 14

This past week, the words "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie") have traveled the world in sympathy with the victims of the deadly jihadist terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, for which Al Qaeda in Yemen is now claiming responsibility...

Afternoon Brief, January 13

Napa Valley might have spearheaded California's emergence on the world wine scene in the past 40 years, but it is neighbouring Sonoma that appears to have seen stronger interest in vineyard acquisitions in the last couple of years...

Afternoon Brief, January 12

Sonoma and Napa counties grapple with winery outreach directly to consumers: Sixty percent of wineries in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County have tasting rooms, compared with 90 percent in Napa County, according to planning officials who have been analyzing winery use permit activity recently and trends in response to a growing number of applications for more direct-to-consumer marketing and hospitality activities where the wine is made...

TGIC Announces Corporate Name Change to Guarachi Wine Partners

TGIC Importers Inc., a long established importer, marketer and innovator of fine wines, announced today that it has changed its corporate name to Guarachi Wine Partners. The name change comes in celebration of the company’s 30th anniversary, honoring founder Alex Guarachi’s dedication to his long standing winery and industry partners.

Afternoon Brief, January 9

Natural Solution for Botrytis Developed: Deep within the laboratories of Reims University a professor called Christophe Clément is working on a longterm solution to the spread of botrytis in Champagne vineyards without using fungicides...

Afternoon Brief, January 8

5 Major Trends in the Adult Beverage Industry: Lets close the book on 2014, gladly, and look to 2015 and see what Rosen Retail thinks will be the 5 major trends in the adult beverage industry for the year...

Nomacorc Celebrates Major Milestones in 2014, Including 15 Years in Business,...

Leading Wine Closure Company Reflects on Growth, Innovation and Excellence over the Past Year ZEBULON, N.C. (January 6, 2015) –Nomacorc, a leading producer of wine closures, achieved...

Afternoon Brief, January 7

Jackson Family's Banke: 'I'd love to buy in Burgundy': Jackson Family Wines chairman Barbara Banke is determined to purchase an estate in Burgundy to sit alongside a growing list of properties around the world, she said in an exclusive interview for the latest issue of Decanter magazine...

Afternoon Brief, January 6

John Pedroncelli, a second-generation vintner who was instrumental in building Sonoma County's wine industry, particularly in the Dry Creek Valley that he called home for almost all of his life, died Sunday at home after a monthslong battle with cancer...

Anderson Valley’s Lula Cellars Announces Participation in Two of Mendocino County’s...

Lula Cellars Debuts First Vintage of its 2012 Mendocino Pinot Gris at Mendocino’s Crab, Wine & Beer Festival in January; Pours at Anderson Valley...

Afternoon Brief, January 5

Shoppers should take care when buying wine in clear glass bottles, says Wotwine, after 35% of wines in clear glass out of the 6,000 wines it sampled in the last two years exhibited signs of damage from light...

Afternoon Brief, January 2

Higher returns low risks, crucial advantages of investing in fine wine: Investors who want to enter fine wine market should know that the industry can be extremely profitable. The secret is to play it safe and not take unnecessary risks...

Afternoon Brief, December 31

Australia's wine 'cheaper than a bottle of water': It depends what wine you're looking at and where you get your bottled water, but on some big retailers' shelves in Australia it's not too hard today to find water that is more expensive than wine...

Afternoon Brief, December 30

Thieves steal over $300,000 worth of wine from French Laundry restaurant: A Christmas Day robbery at Yountville's storied French Laundry restaurant netted a king's collection of fabulous wines worth at least $300,000...