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Afternoon Brief, June 26

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Courtwatch: Class Action Lawsuit Claims Copper Cane's Elouan Brand Deceives Buyers: Copper Cane has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging the company misled wine buyers because the 2017 Elouan Pinot Noir made representations on the labels, boxes, and marketing materials that the wine was made in the state of Oregon, or in the specific AVAs listed on the product's packaging but was vinified and bottled in the Napa Valley in California...

Afternoon Brief, June 25

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California Winegrape Growers Expected to Suffer $437 Million in Lost Sales This Fall Due to COVID-19: California winegrape growers could suffer at least $437 million in lost sales from this year’s grape harvest due to COVID-19 related economic disruptions...

Afternoon Brief, June 23

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When Will Big Beverage Alcohol Retailers Get Serious About eCommerce?: According to Nielsen, alcoholic beverage eCommerce has seen ten consecutive weeks of triple digit year over year growth since the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis...

Afternoon Brief, June 22

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Uncertain Futures for Smaller Wineries Post-COVID: Big wine has been muscling independents out for years in the world's largest wine market – COVID exacerbates the trend...

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Welcomes Seven Master Sommeliers to Its...

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St. Louis, MO (September 11, 2019) – The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas ™ is proud to welcome seven members to the organization: Nick...

Afternoon Brief, August 29

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Documents Bolster Winery Race Discrimination Case: Their winery is gone, their vineyard is gone, and a lot of their money is gone, but the Sterling brothers are persisting in their racial discriminatory lending lawsuit against the bank that seized their properties in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties...

Afternoon Brief, August 20

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California ABC Launches Amazon Investigation: The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will open an investigation of Amazon after a story by Wine-Searcher revealed Amazon is flouting the conditions of its liquor license in Los Angeles...

Afternoon Brief, April 16

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Duckhorn Wine CEO: Planning for Luxury Market After Boomers, Coping with New Napa County Regulations: Napa Valley-based Duckhorn Wine Company makes ultrapremium and luxury brands Decoy, Duckhorn, Goldeneye, Paraduxx, Migration, Canvasback from Washington state and Calera from the California Central Coast...

Afternoon Brief, December 28

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Highs and Lows for Wineries: The South Okanagan wine industry had a tough time with smoke and the threat of fires this summer, but still managed to have a successful year with new events and wineries joining the scene...

Afternoon Brief, December 14

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The Great Haut-Brion Price Hack: It's no surprise that the most expensive wine traded on the Liv-Ex fine wine exchange in 2018 was one that dragged the superlatives from the critics. Such wines are obviously rare and expensive, especially when they come from Bordeaux, but we've found a little hack that could see you getting similar quality for a much-reduced price...

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Welcomes 6 Master Sommeliers to Its...

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NAPA, CA (December 11, 2018) – The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas ™ is proud to welcome six members to the organization: Dana Gaiser of...

Afternoon Brief, October 31

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Legal Strategies for Grape Growers When Wineries Talk 'Smoke Taint' After Wildfires: Following on last year's Northern California firestorm in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano counties, various North Bay regions have also seen wildfires in 2018...

Afternoon Brief, October 19

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As North Coast Grape Harvest Nears End, Wine Industry Frets About Oversupply: As he walked around a cabernet sauvignon vineyard along a hilly stretch just west of Lake Sonoma this week, Clay Mauritson couldn't help but be bullish about his 2018 grape vintage...

Afternoon Brief, October 17

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Big Wine Brands' Bizarre Beginnings: Wine is weird. After grapes are plucked from vines, cleaned and crushed (or not), they're ready for fermentation. Eukaryotic microorganisms go in, consume sugar, and burp out carbon dioxide and alcohol...

Afternoon Brief, October 16

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Navigating the Changing Landscape of Wine Publicity: Good wine writers look for what appeals to their audience. Who is their reader and are they strictly looking for an examination of wine quality - or lack thereof - or are they seeking lifestyle pieces where the quirky winemaker and extravagant vintner steal the show...