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Afternoon Brief, January 20

Macron Seals Tariff Truce with Trump in Digital Tax Dispute:

Afternoon Brief, January 17th

This year the Sonoma County Winegrowers annual Dollars and $ense meeting was held in conjunction with the Sonoma County Vintners, and Glenn Proctor, Board of Directors Chairman for the Sonoma County Winegrowers ...

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Citing the need to address rapidly growing customer demand Upvalley, Pacific Gas & Electric has been tentatively granted eminent domain over a portion of a private Calistoga vineyard owners land to install a liquid natural gas plant ...

Afternoon Brief, January 14

Oversupply of Premium Wine, Slower Sales Growth to Spur Discount Brands, Says Silicon Valley Bank Forecast: It used to be enough for U.S. wineries to make great wine and find ways to get it into the hands of consumers, but vintners large and small now are going to have to bring their marketing and efficiency A-game to survive the erosion of sales growth from oversupply and increasing competition from other drinks and teetotaling, according to a newly released report closely watched by the industry...

Afternoon Brief, January 13

There were over sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition ...

Afternoon Brief, January 10

Could Climate Change Mean an End to Cabernet in Napa Valley? This Winemaker Thinks So: Cab is king in Napa Valley. But as secure as its reign may seem, some think we shouldn't take it for granted...

Afternoon Brief, January 9

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2020: Leading with the Future in Mind: As a third-generation descendant of an iconic Napa Valley wine family and the owner of the oldest winery in Napa Valley, Peter Mondavi, Jr. understands the difficulty of keeping a family-owned winery in family hands...

Afternoon Brief, January 7

Wine Industry Braces for Potentially Devastating 100 Percent Tariff on European Wine: A proposed 100 percent tariff on European wine is threatening to upend the entire industry, putting many businesses at risk. The cause is an unlikely one...

Afternoon Brief, January 6

Deadline to Submit Comments on US Trade Tariffs Approaches: The deadline to submit comments on the US government proposal to implement tariffs of up to 100% on European wine and whisk(e)y is set for the 13 January 2020...

Afternoon Brief, January 3

The new year is starting off on a sour note for the winegrowers, as the recent boom cycle shows signs of turning to bust. Its hard to predict how this will affect us as consumers perhaps prices dip a little in the short term, but shifts in the market could result in less variety and more consolidation as small and midsize wineries take the hit ...

Afternoon Brief, January 2

Wine is under attack. The biggest threat to the wine business today is an increase in tariffs on imported wines ...

Afternoon Brief, December 30

Winemaking is often thought of as a symbol of transformation. While the fermented drink dates back 9,000 years, the wine market is now experiencing its own transformation due to technological innovation, and the introduction of new business models ...

Afternoon Brief, December 27

Trump’s 100% Tariffs on French Wines Could Cost American Jobs: The Champagne that millions of Americans will drink to toast in the New Year could become more costly if U.S. President Donald Trump imposes a 100% tariff on French -- and other European -- goods such as wine, cheese, cosmetics, and the famous bubbly by the middle of next month. The tariff could also lead to job cuts in the U.S. ...

Afternoon Brief, December 26

Winemakers Are Using Cutting-Edge Data and Centuries-Old Wisdom to Combat Climate Change: Climate change isn't some abstract concept in the wine world. It alters every facet of winegrowing and production. It has a direct effect on what's in, or not in, our glasses...

Afternoon Brief, December 23

Wine Excise Tax Reduction Extension Becomes Law: The consolidated appropriations package, which includes a one-year extension of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 362/ H.R. 1175) that provides federal excise tax benefits for all wineries, was signed into law by the president late on Friday, Dec. 20...