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American-native Grape, Muscadine, Proves Profitable

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That Duplin Winery in eastern North Carolina is included among the country’s top 50 producers, according to Wine Business Monthly’s February 2021 issue, wouldn’t surprise anyone who lives in the state. The wines are found on grocery store shelves everywhere, from Southport on the coast to Elkin in the mountains.

Afternoon Brief, July 12th

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Washington Winery Sale Raises Questions: Chateau Ste Michelle has a huge impact on the Washington wine industry, so what lies ahead after its sale?..

Afternoon Brief, July 9th

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Altria Reaches Agreement to Sell Its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Business: Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) today announced that its subsidiary, UST LLC, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Ste. Michelle) business to Sycamore Partners Management, L.P., a private equity firm specializing in consumer, retail, and distribution investments (Sycamore Partners), in an all-cash transaction with a purchase price of approximately $1.2 billion and the assumption of certain Ste. Michelle liabilities (Transaction)...

Afternoon Brief, July 8th

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Allied Grape Growers, CAWG Release Legal Analysis on 2020 Winegrape Rejections: A report released today by Allied Grape Growers (AGG) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) analyzes various grape transactions in 2020 that resulted in rejections or severe price discounts due to alleged quality problems associated with wildfire smoke...

Afternoon Brief, July 7th

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US Wines Win International Acclaim at Decanter World Wine Awards 2021: Medal winners have been revealed in the biggest ever edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards, following two weeks of rigorous, Covid-secure judging in London, with US wineries claiming top awards...

Afternoon Brief, July 6th

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Delicato-Coppola Collaboration: Industry Implications: The wine world raised eyebrows when, on June 24, Francis Ford Coppola Winery announced its deal-in-progress to sell Sonoma County wine properties to Delicato Wines and take a seat on the company’s board...

Delicato-Coppola Collaboration: Industry Implications

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The wine world raised eyebrows when, on June 24, Francis Ford Coppola Winery announced its deal-in-progress to sell Sonoma County wine properties to Delicato Wines and take a seat on the company’s board...

Carol Shelton Named Winemaker of the Year by Women’s International Wine...

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Best of Show Awarded to 2019 Carol Shelton Wines “Coquille Rouge” Rhone Blend Santa Rosa, Calif., — July 5, 2021— Winemaker Carol Shelton was honored...

Afternoon Brief, July 2nd

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Pacific Northwest Wineries Are Shaking Off the Extreme Heat Wave, but Are Worried What It Means for the Industry’s Future: The unprecedented heat wave that descended on the Pacific Northwest this week has alarmed many in the region’s burgeoning wine industry, leaving them worried over the deepening challenges climate change could bring to their businesses...

Afternoon Brief, July 1st

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Farmworker Advocates Renew Call for Extreme Heat Rules After Oregon Laborer Dies: Farmworker advocates are calling on Oregon to adopt emergency rules to protect workers during extreme heat following the death of a Marion County farmworker Saturday...

Afternoon Brief, June 30th

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Goose Gap Is Washington’s 19th American Viticultural Area: Goose Gap is Washington’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA). The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will publish the final rule for Goose Gap AVA tomorrow, July 1, 2021, to officially define it as a designated wine grape-growing region...

Leading Restaurant Publication Launches New Wine & Spirits Competition

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The economy is emerging from the upheaval of the pandemic—and hospitality is coming back strong. Pent up consumer demand is driving the steady return...

Afternoon Brief, June 29th

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Heat the Burning Issue for Oregon Winemakers: A heatwave could mean trouble for growers and producers in the Pacific Northwest of the US...

Afternoon Brief, June 28th

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How Unregulated Cannabis Is Threatening West Coast Wine Growers: Cannabis cultivation creates resource competition and could threaten tourism in wine country—but some argue that proper regulation could actually benefit premier regions...

Four Decades & Three Generations of Setting Sparkling Closures Apart

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Relationships, quality and innovation are at the heart of Scott Laboratories and its vendors, and with ICAS and Relvas, those relationships go beyond business. "They...