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2018 California Crush Report by the Numbers

The 2018 California crush report was released today, and as expected the report reveals a bountiful 2018 winegrape harvest up 6.6% in volume from...

Afternoon Brief, August 9

The Wine Mavericks That Heralded a New Generation at U.C. Davis - Recently, I had dinner with my partners uncle, Dan Baron, and he opened a bottle from his new label, Complaint. Vinified in Napa, California, from fruit cultivated in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, that Pinot Noir was one of the brightest, most lithe California wines I've tried ...

Afternoon Brief, April 8

Is Gallo Saving the Wine Industry? - Last week, E. & J. Gallo and Constellation Brands closed the deal for Gallo to purchase 30 of Constellations lower-end wine brands for $1.7 Billion ...

Is Gallo Saving the Wine Industry?

Betting on high-margin and high-growth sounds like a winning strategy, and Constellation’s stock rose on the morning after the announcement. But if Constellation was so eager to get rid of these brands, and consumer trends point toward premiumization, why would Gallo want to buy them?

Afternoon Brief, April 5

How Jackson Family Wines’ Top Brass in Oregon Is Shaping the Willamette Valley’s Future: With Eugenia Keegan at the helm in Oregon, JFW is guiding the valley's evolution into an elite, luxury region. In return, the valley is doing the same for JFW...

Menthol Is Not Mint: Decoding Freshness in Wine

Ninety or so people gathered at the Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa, CA on Wednesday, April 3rd to hear world–renown flavor expert Alexandre Schmitt speak on the topic of “Decoding Aroma Molecules in Wine & Cork” hosted by M.A. Silva USA.

Afternoon Brief, April 4

Constellation Sells Budget Wine Brands to Gallo: In January, wine economist Mike Veseth told a crowd of winegrape growers and winery executives in Sacramento that if you want to know the future of the industry, follow Constellation Brands...

Afternoon Brief, April 3

E. & J. Gallo Winery Announces Deal with Constellation Brands: E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Constellation Brands, Inc. to purchase more than 30 wine and spirits brands, along with six winemaking facilities located in California, Washington, and New York...

Afternoon Brief, April 2

Science and the Future of Winemaking: Winemaking combines art and science, and producers have never had more technological tools available to understand and leverage the latter...

Afternoon Brief, April 1

Facing Fraud Charges, Agustin Huneeus Gives Up Control of His Napa Valley Wine Empire to His 85-Year-Old Father:

Women of the Vine & Spirits Launches New Benefits to ...

April 1, 2019 (New York, NY) – Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in...

Afternoon Brief, March 29

Saving Wine from the Sober Generation: On the subject of Generation Z, market analysts and the wine trade are rarely in agreement a rash of research pieces suggests that young consumers are increasingly shunning alcohol, while business owners insist that this is a red herring ...

Afternoon Brief, March 28

For Cancer Risk, a Bottle of Wine Equals This Many Cigarettes: Drinking a bottle of wine per week may be like smoking five to 10 cigarettes in the same time period, in terms of cancer risk, according to a new study from the United Kingdom ...

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners Acquires Two Napa Valley Wineries: Markham Vineyards and Textbook - Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners is excited to announce the acquisitions of St. Helena-based Markham Vineyards and Napa-based TEXTBOOK wines ...

Butternut Brand Grew from 1,500 to 100,000 Cases by Paying Close...

While there are no questions any more about Butternut Wines’ prominent spot in the marketplace and its soaring potential, Tony Leonardini admits that he and his partners had some doubts about the timing when they created the brand.