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Lessons from Down Under: Three Master Winemakers share their COVID Harvest...

This webinar is a rare opportunity to hear, first hand, from three master winemakers who, without warning, had to navigate harvest with the sudden lockdown restrictions. These winemakers share their experience, insights, and lessons learned with Jamie Gilchrist, Co-Founder and Director of Sales, vintrace wine production software, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Afternoon Brief, May 27

Premium Wine Falls Victim to Coronavirus: Premiumization might be over for wine as producers look to offer value ahead of prestige to an uncertain market...

Afternoon Brief, May 26

Iconic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Crowned Best Wine in the World in Vivino’s 2020 Wine Style Awards: The Vivino Wine Style Awards are the culmination of scans and ratings from millions of wine consumers, not critics – that’s countless corks popped, plates cleared, and connections made...

First CIA Wine Management Master’s Degree Students Graduate to Abysmal Job...

First CIA Wine Management Master’s Degree Students Graduate to Abysmal Job Market: The class of 2020 not only got ripped off by not having proms, senior skip days, college visits and graduation ceremonies, but now the graduates cannot find jobs…in just about any field of study...

Afternoon Brief, May 22

Interview with John Hinman: Pending ABC Emergency Order Puts Alcohol License Holders at Risk: "They will be able to shut down a licensee after a hearing on a five days notice," says John Hinman, founding partner of Hinman & Carmichael, LLP. of the The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Controls (ABC) new proposed Emergency Order, and calls it an unnecessary violation of due process...

Interview with John Hinman: Pending ABC Emergency Order Puts Alcohol License...

“They will be able to shut down a licensee after a hearing on a five days notice,” says John Hinman, founding partner of Hinman...

Afternoon Brief, May 21

Napa County Looks at Wine Country Growth: Napa County is considering how to mold the future of its world-famous wine country balancing a host of factors, from housing demands to requests for wineries in remote locations...

Afternoon Brief, May 20

Napa County Releases Crop Report; 2019 Wine Grape Crop Worth $938 Million: Napa County’s wine grape crop in 2019 saw a 13.5% decrease in volume and a 9.6% decrease in value as compared to 2018, according to the county’s annual crop report, released Tuesday...

Afternoon Brief, May 19

Average Bottle Price Drops 21% for DTC Channel in April: Nielsen Beverage Alcohol Practice reports that year-over-year growth rate for total off-premise alcohol dollar sales within Nielsen measured channels remained high, at +34.8%...

Afternoon Brief, May 18

The First Wineries Re-Opened This Weekend, but Restrictions Still Present a Challenge: Ernie Bayless said he and the staff at Wise Villa Winery, located about a half-hour northeast of Sacramento, California, got the word last Tuesday that they could reopen...

The First Wineries Re-Opened This Weekend, but Restrictions Still Present a...

Wise Villa Winery became one of the first wineries to reopen nationally, with a few states beginning to remove their stay-at-home orders and allow customers back inside albeit without tastings. 

Afternoon Brief, May 15

U.S. Wineries Cautiously Begin Reopening Phase: As several states schedule a May end to their COVID-19 shutdowns, local vintners predict a gradual transition rather than a grand opening...

Afternoon Brief, May 14

Oregon Wineries Begin Reopening, Kicking Off with Those in 28 of 36 Counties: After having closed tasting rooms for almost two months to on-premise wine tastings and consumption, on May 7th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the plans for the Phase One reopening of Oregon wineries and tasting rooms...

Afternoon Brief, May 13

Wine Adjusts to Evolving Marketplace Amid Pandemic: Virtual vineyard and winery tours, dinner-and-wine kits, and supper-at-home have replaced the pre-pandemic Lets eat out tonight adventures, and Ciatti, Global Wine and Grape Brokers based in Novato, Calif., say that trend is reflected in their latest California Report...

Afternoon Brief, May 12

LibDib Launches in Illinois: LibDib, the web-based wholesale alcohol distributor, today announced that the company is now licensed to operate in the state of Illinois...