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Afternoon Brief, December 10

Silicon Valley Bank Annual Wine Conditions Survey Results: 82% of wineries reported overall financial health of "good" or better for 2014. This is up 7% over the previous year. This trend is expected to continue as the grapes from three strong harvests (2012,2013, and 2014) make their way into the market...

Afternoon Brief, December 9

Top Grapes Strengthen Their Grip: Global wine production is showing signs of increasing homogeneity as international varieties expand their share of the worlds vineyards...

Afternoon Brief, December 8

New US Beverage Industry Expo Launched: Last April, the Wine Industry Network (WIN) announced the launch of a new, Washington, D.C. based event aptly named, the U.S. Beverage Industry Expo (USBevX). This unique trade show and conference is focused exclusively on the Craft Beer, Cider, Spirits, and Wine industries and will highlight the newest and most innovative products and services currently available...

Afternoon Brief, December 5

Wine M&A pace may slow in 2015: After a relatively active string of sales of California vineyard, winery and brands in the past few years, the thirst for new deals likely will subside in the new year, thanks to back-to-back bumper crops and increasingly attractive alternatives in the Pacific Northwest...

Afternoon Brief, December 3

North Coast Wine Industry Gathers to Honor Award Winners: Tuesday afternoon nearly 200 people filled the Alexander Valley Ballroom at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel for the second annual Wine Industry Awards and WINnovation Awards...

North Coast Wine Industry Gathers to Honor Award Winners

Tuesday afternoon nearly 200 people filled the Alexander Valley Ballroom at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel for the second annual Wine Industry Awards and...

Afternoon Brief, December 2

Moet Hennessy Maps Out Ambitious Plans For Napa’s Newton Vineyard: Moët Hennessys Estates & Wines division is targeting a renaissance for its Newton Vineyard winery in the Napa Valley, focused on boosting the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered...

Afternoon Brief, December 1

Problems with wine price increases: With the U.S. wine market expecting to post its 21st consecutive year of growth in case good sales, a relatively healthy U.S. economy and an even brighter picture in the Bay Area, North Coast wineries are enjoying robust demand for their products, particularly through tasting rooms and club sales...

Special Edition Black Friday Brief

3rd Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo Forecasting Record Attendance: Wine Industry Network announced that this years North Coast Wine Industry Expo, held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on December 4th, has surpassed the pre-registration goals for this years event and is anticipating another successful event...

Afternoon Brief, November 26

‘The wine world is under attack, and it needs to up its game’, Wine Economist Mike Veseth: Eminent wine writer and economist Mike Veseth warns that the wine world needs to combat the threat of new age prohibitionists' and authentic, interesting and affordable spirits and beers...

Afternoon Brief, November 25

Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines Still a Powerful Guide: Before Wine Spectator announced its top 100 wines of the year last week, the awarded wines were hardly setting Wine Searcher's database on fire. But interest has exploded as each of the top 10 wines was announced...

Afternoon Brief, November 24

‘Great Napa Valley wines will rival Bordeaux First Growths’: Moet-Hennessy Estates & Wine CEO: Jean-Guillaume Prats, Moet-Hennessy Estates and Wine CEO, says he believes great wine produced in Californias Napa Valley will rival the finest Bordeaux in future years...

Technology Plays Pivotal Role in Direct to Consumer Communication Strategy

In a world of consumer choices that include wineries in every state and a dizzying array of online wine options, it’s never been more important to figure out what makes your customers tick and how to get them from sipping and swirling to purchase.

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Napa Winemakers Argue Over the Valley's Visual Image: If you've never heard the term "viewshed" - like "watershed" - welcome to Napa Valley. The essence is that Napa's bucolic look is an asset that can't be messed with...

Afternoon Brief, November 20

5 Wine Industry Innovators Honored with WINnovation Award: The business of wine is in a continual state of evolution with new markets, new consumer trends, new challenges and new solutions provided from the businesses trying to capture, shape or overcome them...