Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, March 26th

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Winery Wildfires: How Record Wildfires Are Impacting Wineries Today: The events of recent years have truly tested the resilience of wineries. Wildfires dominating headlines in wine country since 2017 were interrupted briefly by the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, only to return again – and with a record-breaking vengeance...

Afternoon Brief, March 25th

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Sparkling Varietals & Online Ordering Drive Wine Performance in the On Premise: New data from On Premise research and insights consultancy CGA has revealed strong performance numbers for wine, deeming it the most ordered category for takeout alcohol throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2021 alone, 52% of consumers ordering takeout alcohol included wine in their order...

Afternoon Brief, March 24th

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5 Women Leaders Helping Wineries to Be Successful: The wine industry draws people passionate about their work, whether they are growing grapes, making wine or supporting those who do. These five wine industry women share that passion, providing high-quality products, equipment and services to enable wineries to do what they do best — create great wines...

Afternoon Brief, March 23rd

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Oregon’s Alcohol Producers Temporarily Stop A 3000% Tax Hike: What happens to Oregon’s alcohol taxes? That’s what the former sponsor of a spiked bill to raise taxes on alcohol by up to 3,000% wants to know before she decides whether to back any similar bills in the future...

Afternoon Brief, March 22nd

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Sonoma County’s AG, Wine and Health Communities Have Vaccinated More Than 95% of Essential Vineyard and Wine Production Workers: Sonoma County may have the most successful vaccination effort of essential ag and production workers in the state and possibly the country to date with more than 95% of workers now vaccinated...

Afternoon Brief, March 19th

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Duckhorn Eyes Potential for More Winery Acquisitions Following IPO: Napa Valley wine executive Alex Ryan isn’t done making a splash with the Duckhorn Portfolio...

Afternoon Brief, March 18th

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Duckhorn Debuts on New York Stock Exchange: Trading begins at $18.60 for Napa Valley–based luxury wine brand portfolio. Can it gain capital from an IPO while avoiding the pitfalls of public wine corporations?...

Afternoon Brief, March 17th

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WineAmerica Releases 2021 Government Affairs Strategy: WineAmerica, the national association of American wineries, has released a document detailing its overall government affairs strategy and legislative agenda for 2021...

Afternoon Brief, March 16th

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California Winery Founds National Women in Wine Day, Inaugural Event Set for March 25: The first National Women in Wine Day has been set for Thursday, March 25, 2021, founded by a California winery that was co-created, and is co-owned, by two women...

Afternoon Brief, March 15th

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Gallo Aims for a Diverse Wine Portfolio to Embody and Reflect a Diverse World: In December last year the Federal Trade Commission finally approved the acquisition by E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) of more than 30 wine brands from Constellation Brands, Inc., which was first announced in April 2019...

Afternoon Brief, March 12th

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Pandemic Rules Loosened for California Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries: Breweries, wineries and distilleries will soon be allowed to operate outdoors statewide — even if they don't serve food — in the latest loosening of California's coronavirus business restrictions...

Afternoon Brief, March 11th

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Virtual 2021 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Presented by American Agcredit, Registration Open: Sonoma County Vintners announces the seventh annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction, presented by American AgCredit, is open for registration...

Afternoon Brief, March 10th

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Treasury Wine Estates Reaches Long-Term Agreement with the Wine Group: Treasury Wine Estates Limited today announced further progress on plans to deliver the future state premium US wine business, with an agreement reached with The Wine Group in relation to several of TWE’s commercial tier brands from its US portfolio...

Afternoon Brief, March 9th

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Growing Forward: A Look to the Future for Winegrowers: The disastrous wildfires, smoke damage and the worldwide pandemic may have been the painful medicine to bring balance back to the grape and wine market and position the industry for a healthier future with valuable lessons learned...

Afternoon Brief, March 8th

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Sonoma County Growers’ Eyes Are on the Skies as Vineyards Push Towards Bud Break: As the calendar changes to March, Sonoma County vineyards are starting to awaken following a long, dry winter...