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Afternoon Brief, March 17th

SVB Financial Files for Ch. 11 Bankruptcy Protection, Says It Has $2.2 Billion in Liquidity: One week after trading was halted for SVB Financial and regulators took control of the holding company for Silicon Valley Bank and other subsidiaries, SVB Financial has taken the next inevitable step: Today it announced that it has formally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York...

Expert Editorial: Welcome to the Age of the “Total Beverage Alcohol...

A blurring of category lines demands that we embrace R&D and innovation to meet consumers’ changing tastes. By Brigid Mannarino   Every year or so, Apple comes...

Afternoon Brief, February 16th

Hurricane Destroys Hawke's Bay Vineyards: Wine growers are used to rain, frost and drought, but a full-force tropical cyclone is a different level entirely...

Afternoon Brief, January 10th

SCOTUS Backs Down from Another Wine Case: The US Supreme Court has again declined to hear a case pivotal to fixing the country's confusing wine shipping laws...

Afternoon Brief, December 13th

RNDC Expands Presence in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont: Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) today announced the upcoming purchase of Ultra, a division of Horizon Beverage. The purchase includes operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont...

Afternoon Brief, December 2nd

‘Really a Cause for Alarm’: Wineries Urged to Go Digital as Tasting Room Traffic Declines: Optimism that post-pandemic consumers would return to winery tasting rooms after they reopened has turned to concern as visit numbers decline, according to experts at the tenth annual WIN Expo on Thursday...

Afternoon Brief, December 1st

Premiumisation Continues Across Beverage Alcohol, but Shows Signs of Slowing Down in Q4 2022 Onwards: IWSR data shows early signs of down-trading in select categories...

Afternoon Brief, November 4th

Global Warming Saves Oregon's Vintage: After a poor start, an unlikely heatwave rescued a harvest that was looking decidedly iffy...

Afternoon Brief, September 9th

Grapes, Berries and Robots: Is Silicon Valley Coming for Farm Workers Jobs?: The global ag-tech revolution has sped up in recent years, spurring a debate on how it will affect the workforce...

Afternoon Brief, August 25th

Wine Tasting in Sonoma Costs 44% More Than Before Pandemic, New Data Shows: Sonoma County wine tasting fees have risen 44% since the start of the pandemic, according to a new report. The largest price jump has occurred in Healdsburg: a 74% increase, with a new average fee of $33...

Afternoon Brief, June 8th

Petition Filed to Establish Pocket Peak AVA in Sonoma County: A collective group of Sonoma County winegrowers have filed a petition with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to establish a new Pocket Peak American Viticultural Area (AVA)...

Afternoon Brief, December 7th

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, November 17th

Treasury Wine Estates Announces Acquisition of Frank Family Vineyards: Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE), one of the world’s largest wine companies, is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement to acquire the highly acclaimed Frank Family Vineyards (FFV), including the historic winery, brand and vineyard holdings...

Afternoon Brief, November 12th

Business Strategy Behind the Wine Group’s Partnership With MPL Brands NV: If you’re The Wine Group, you invest in a company that makes canned cocktails, a key part of the continually growing ready-to-drink category...

The Future of Winemaking Is Hybrid

Why US winemakers are seeking out non-vitis vinifera grapes —Kathleen Willcox There will always be a place for conventionally produced vitis vinifera. But, in truth, more...
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