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Afternoon Brief, November 29

Alcohol E-Commerce Sales to Rise by 34%: New data from IWSR revealed that alcohol e-commerce sales are predicted to grow by 34% between 2021-2026. This followed value growth of 12% in 2019 and almost 43% growth in 2020...

Afternoon Brief, November 28th

Wine Industry Icon Margaret Duckhorn Dies at Eighty-Three: Margaret L. Duckhorn, the cofounder of The Duckhorn Portfolio, and a leader in the Napa Valley community, died Saturday...

Afternoon Brief, November 23rd

It’s Official: Coloradans Will Be Able to Buy Wine in Grocery, Convenience Stores Starting in March: Grocery and convenience stores with a license to sell beer can begin selling wine March 1. That’s approximately 1,819 licensees as of June 2021...

Afternoon Brief, November 22nd

Red Wine Quality, Composition Studied at WSU: Research can help winemakers create good products regardless of circumstances beyond their control...

Afternoon Brief, November 21st

Consumer Groups Obtain TTB Commitment to Issue Rulemakings on Mandatory Alcohol Labeling: A coalition of consumer groups today announced an important victory for the American public: the Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has agreed to issue proposed rules requiring standardized alcohol content, calorie, and allergen labeling on all beer, wine and distilled spirits products...

Afternoon Brief, November 18th

Flooding in South-East Australia Set to Hit Wine Production: Wine producers in south-east Australia have been taking stock of flood damage and some fear significantly reduced yields, although the total proportion of vineyards affected remains unclear...

Afternoon Brief, November 17th

Pilot Project for California Grape Growers Gets into the Weeds on Regenerative Agriculture: As popular as the term “regenerative agriculture” has become, there is little consensus on the definition of climate-friendly farming or how to adapt principles developed with commodity crops in mind to permanent crops such as wine grapes...

Afternoon Brief, November 16th

Wine Scientist Remanded in Custody: Australian wine scientist Simon Dillon has appeared in court on child sex charges...

Afternoon Brief, November 15th

High-Profile Napa Valley Winemaker Arrested for Illegal Gun and Drug Possession: A member of the family that runs wine brand Sutter Home was arrested on suspicion of three felony gun violations and a misdemeanor drug offense, the San Francisco Chronicle reports...

Afternoon Brief, November 14th

The Science Behind UV Light in Vineyards: Wine regions that receive higher levels of UV light are finding it comes with unexpected challenges—and benefits...

Afternoon Brief, November 11th

Sonoma County Vintner Offers Farmworkers ‘Hazard Pay’ During Smoky Days: A Sonoma County wine and food venture has committed to paying farmworkers more for going out into smoky or other potentially hazardous conditions to pick grapes or other make-or-break tasks...

Afternoon Brief, November 10th

E & J. Gallo Winery Announces Acquisition of Denner Vineyards in Paso Robles AVA: E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today that it has purchased Denner Vineyards, producer of critically acclaimed wines from California’s Central Coast...

Afternoon Brief, November 9th

Push for Wine Sales in Colorado Grocery, Convenience Stores Is Too Close to Call as Voters Reject Two Other Booze Ballot Measures: Measures that would have dramatically changed the way Coloradans buy alcohol were failing Tuesday night, even with $30 million in campaign donations...

Afternoon Brief, November 8th

Small Alcbev Markets Sue Southern Glazer’s, Alleging Illegal Secret Pricing—Case May Be Linked to Federal Agent Raid: A trial date of Dec. 5, 2023 has been set for a class-action case brought in Federal District Court for the Central District of California by a group of small, independent Southern California alcoholic beverage retailers who have sued Southern Glazer’s (SG) alleging that the distribution giant offers special “secret” pricing and retailer support to large national chains in violation of federal and California state laws. The complaint was originally filed June 19 of this year...

Afternoon Brief, November 7th

Leading Wine Professionals Sign Letter Calling for Alternative Packaging: Jancis Robinson MW and Hugh Johnson OBE are among a group of leading UK wine writers who have signed an open letter calling for action to promote a shift to alternative packaging for wine...
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