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Afternoon Brief, May 9th

Casella in Huge Vineyard Sell-Off: Casella Family Brands is selling 35 vineyards covering 7,258 hectares in South Australia and Victoria...

Afternoon Brief, March 2nd

Two Brits Charged in New York Over Massive Wine Fraud: Two British men have been charged by federal prosecutors in New York over claims of a massive wine fraud. It is alleged that the two men defrauded people into investing nearly US$100 million in loans supposedly backed by an inventory of fine wine that did not, in fact, exist...

Afternoon Brief, November 2nd

Winemakers, Distributors Experiment with Supply Chain & Carbon-Shrinking Shortcuts: Whether shipping wine across the globe in giant bladders, or biking a bottle down the street, there’s likely a way to make the trip cheaper for you and better for the environment...

Afternoon Brief, July 20th

Vintage Wine Estate President, Terry Wheatley, Keynote Speaker for Wine & Weed Symposium 2021: In her keynote address, Wheatley promises, “There will definitely be some 100% not politically correct storytelling.”...

Afternoon Brief, June 17th

Doug Moorhead, Whose Winery Was the Second to Open in Pennsylvania, Dies at 87: Doug Moorhead, one of the founders of the Pennsylvania wine industry, died June 10. He was 87...

NJ’s Favorite Alcoholic Beverage Is Wine — But Limits on Shipping...

State Senate Committee Hears Call for Reform TRENTON (June 16, 2021) — Beer, wine, or liquor — people have their top choices. New Jersey residents...

Afternoon Brief, May 18th

Experts Weigh in on the Biggest Obstacles and Opportunities to Sell More Wine: Next week the virtual Wine Industry Sales Symposium we bring over twenty wine industry experts together across six conference sessions to share insights and experiences to help wineries improve their DTC and wholesale channel performance...

Afternoon Brief, May 13th

Constellation Invests in Donae Burston’s La Fête du Rosé: The North American drinks giant deal for a piece of the growing Provence rosé brand is Constellation's first in a new commitment to invest $100 million in minority-owned businesses by 2030...

David vs. Goliath: House Bill Pits Louisiana Wine Lovers Against Powerful...

May 14, 2021, Napa, CA –  A bill favorable to wine lovers desperately needs consumer support if true winery-to-consumer direct shipping is to be...

Afternoon Brief, April 7th

The Bollinger Family to Acquire Ponzi Vineyards: The Bollinger family, owners of iconic Champagne Bollinger in addition to four other historic estates in France, announce the upcoming acquisition of their first winery in the United States, with the purchase of Oregon’s famed Ponzi Vineyards...

Everyone Benefits If NJ Adopts Free the Grapes Legislation

TRENTON (April 7, 2021) — Passage of bills A 1943 and S 2683, which would allow US wineries that produce more than 106,000 cases of...

Afternoon Brief, February 25th

Covid's Impact on Wine Tasting: Covid has had a huge impact on how we buy wine, but also on how we enjoy it...

Tennessee: Don’t Let Lawmakers Take Your Wine Choices Away

Free the Grapes! Urges Volunteer State Wine Lovers to Make Voices Heard February 25, 2021, Napa, CA – Free the Grapes!, a national coalition of wineries...

Afternoon Brief, December 10

Within Five Years Entire Brands Will Be Created Through Pre-Production Personalization: "Within five years you will see entire brands created through pre-production personalization by flavor and shopper profiling at an individual level blends crafted 'instantly' through data on the consumers taste and purchase preferences, and genetic/behavioral/social characteristics, driven by data that may have nothing to do with wine or the production process," says Mike Provance, PhD and CEO of 3×3...

Industry Leader Jason Haas Joins Free the Grapes! Board of Directors

August 20, 2019—Free the Grapes! is pleased to announce the appointment of Tablas Creek Vineyard Partner and General Manager Jason Haas to its Board...
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