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Afternoon Brief, February 20

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Wine Industry Network Partners with Consumer Wine Awards to Advance Wine Diversity: "The Consumer Wine Awards is a unique blend of consumer-centric wine competition and research project," says George Christie, President of Wine Industry Network (WIN)...

Cork Supply USA Hires Two New Sales Consultants

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Joe Joralemon, Sales Consultant, Cork Supply USA Cork Supply USA is happy to announce the hiring of Joe Joralemon as Sales Consultant to our cork...

Afternoon Brief, February 19

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Fire gutted a vineyard barn in southern Napa on Tuesday night, destroying 11 vehicles, Cal Fire reported. The blaze at Hyde Vineyards on Old Sonoma Road destroyed a pickup, two cars, two tractors, one forklift and five ATVs...

Afternoon Brief, February 18

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A team of researchers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Spain's Forest Research Center have proposed that certain wine flavors can be imparted by a special yeast, potentially saving winemakers barrels of money in savings...

Afternoon Brief, February 17

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More than 700 top wine trade and media guests from around the world are gathering in Napa Valley for a week of educational events and professional tastings organized by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association...

Afternoon Brief, February 16

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Single vineyards will define Napa’s future The Napa Valley will increasingly be defined less by broader appellations and more by...

Afternoon Brief, February 13

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Among Treasury Wine Estates' key initiatives in the U.S. market in recent months has been a renewed emphasis on the $10-$20 price area, a strategy that is now yielding growth on several of its main brands...

Afternoon Brief, February 12

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Canada's agriculture minister is threatening tariffs on California wine if the U.S. doesn't repeal restrictive meat-labeling laws costing Canadian farmers billions...

Afternoon Brief, February 11

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The Wine Market Council presented their 10th annual report on U.S. wine consumer trends...

Afternoon Brief, February 10

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The Preliminary California Grape Crush Report released today reveals the 2014 winegrape crush was down 7.9% to 3,910,178 from the 2013 record high winegrape crush of 4,245,852 tons...

Afternoon Brief, February 9

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While sales of wine retailing for more than $9 or $10 a bottle in the U.S. are growing rapidly, sales of lower-priced wine, considered a gateway for new consumers, are buckling under strong competition from other alcoholic beverages...

Afternoon Brief, February 6

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UNSW researchers have equipped a vehicle with cameras and robotic technology to help Australian wine producers better predict the coming grape yield, knowledge that could save the local industry as much as $200 million a year...

Afternoon Brief, February 5

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FDA Sees No Safety Issues with Agglomerated Corks: Yesterday Wine Industry Insight (WII) published a story regarding the health safety of the adhesive used in some agglomerate cork. Today the FDA responded...

FDA Sees No Safety Issues with Agglomerated Corks

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Yesterday Wine Industry Insight (WII) published a story regarding the health safety of the adhesive used in some agglomerate cork. Today the FDA responded: Based...

Afternoon Brief, February 4

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Micro-Agglomerates: 350 Million Illegal Corks Per Year? Agglomerated cork manufacturers and importers are facing scrutiny from two major federal agencies over health concerns about the plastic used to bind bits of cork glued together. The concern is that chemicals in the binding plastic can leach into wine...