Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, December 10th

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Cooper Mountain Vineyards Announces a Major Expansion in the Willamette Valley: Cooper Mountain Vineyards, the first certified biodynamic winery in the Pacific Northwest, is growing where it’s planted with two significant acquisitions in the Willamette Valley...

Afternoon Brief, December 9th

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Frosts, Heatwaves and Wildfires: As the climate crisis intensifies, the wine industry is increasingly vulnerable and growers across the world are scrambling to find solutions...

Afternoon Brief, December 8th

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Foley Family Wines Acquires Chateau St. Jean in Kenwood: Foley Family Wines today announced the acquisition of Chateau St. Jean winery from Treasury Wine Estates…

Afternoon Brief, December 7th

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The US Is ‘Top Dog’ in Drinks E-Commerce: As online drinks sales continue to soar, the United States is expected to snatch the crown for e-commerce by 2025, says new data from IWSR...

Afternoon Brief, December 6th

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9th Annual WIN Expo Returns In-Person: After a two year hiatus, Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted the 9th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on December 2...

Afternoon Brief, December 3

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 03 TRENDING STORY   US Wine Direct-to-Consumer Sales Continue to Climb Even as Pandemic Lessens Changes in the wine industry ushered in as a result of...

Afternoon Brief, December 2

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 02 TRENDING STORY   Cover Crops Make Vineyards More Sustainable; Strategy Can Be Marketing Tool Growing cover crops under grapevines in vineyards can reduce erosion, enhance...

Afternoon Brief, December 1

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Bordeaux Producer Sentenced to Prison for Wine Fraud: Vincent Lataste, the boss of Bordeaux wine company Sequoia, has been handed an “unprecedented” prison sentence for fraud, after authorities found that his company “attempted deception on the substantial qualities of wines,” among other offences...

Afternoon Brief, November 30th

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Sotheby’s and Napa Valley Vintners Announce First-of-Its-Kind Partnership: Napa Valley Vintners today announces the appointment of Sotheby’s as their new auction partner, marking the first time that Sotheby’s has partnered with a wine region to help connect wine consumers, collectors and connoisseurs to its wines...

Afternoon Brief, November 29th

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Acker Merrall ‘Record-Breaking’ Sale Faces Counterfeit Claims: A “record-breaking” Acker Merrall auction included a six-litre bottle of 2002 DRC Romanée-Conti fetching US$398,400, which was later alleged to be a counterfeit. The sale has now been rescinded...

Afternoon Brief, November 24th

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The WBWE Has Been the First International Wine Fair to Take Place in the West in 2021: The 13th WBWE (World Bulk Wine Exhibition) brought together 265 wineries from 15 different countries and received more than 4000 professional visitors from 57 nationalities...

Afternoon Brief, November 23rd

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2019 St. Anne’s Crossing “Shumahi” Primitivo Takes Best of Show for Sonoma Valley at 2021 Harvest Challenge Competition: The Sonoma Valley AVA took the big prize at the 2021 Harvest “Terroir” Challenge, the only competition to judge wines by American Viticultural Area...

Afternoon Brief, November 22nd

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Dominus Estate Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year: Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, today announced Dominus Estate Napa Valley 2018 as the 2021 Wine of the Year...

Afternoon Brief, November 19th

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Washington’s Protectionist Wine Shipping Laws Put Damper on Holiday Gift Giving: Washingtonians during the upcoming holiday season will once again have to forgo giving wine as a gift to their family and friends in the Evergreen State due to archaic and protectionist laws that ban the shipment of most wines into the state...

Afternoon Brief, November 18th

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Five Companies Receive 2021 WINnovation Awards for Wine Industry Innovations: Each year wineries and grape growers face new trends, new challenges, and the continued pressure to stay ahead of the competition or adapt to new consumer behavior and demands...