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Afternoon Brief, July 8

Trump’s Tariffs on European Wine Backfire on US Wine Industry: Last year the Trump administration placed a 25% tariff on a broad section of European wines as part of the WTO judgement against the European Union (EU) in the Airbus subsidy dispute, which the US argued unfairly disadvantaged US based Boeing...

Napa Valley Vintners Announce $200 Million Milestone in Donations to Community

July 7, 2020 (St. Helena CA) – A month after what would have been Auction Napa Valley’s 40th anniversary, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV)...

Afternoon Brief, June 19

Time to Take Tariffs Threat Seriously: The US wine trade – and the media – needs to start learning the facts behind the latest tariff threat...

Afternoon Brief, June 10

How California Wine Country Vintners, Restaurants Are Using Data to Navigate the Coronavirus Business World: The North Bay economy practically shut down overnight, but restarting hospitality businesses in Wine Country will take some creativity, a lot of cleaning products, and many new tools to adapt to life as Northern California reopens...

Visit Napa Valley and the Napa Valley Vintners Invite the Napa...

June 9, 2020 Napa, CA – Visit Napa Valley and the Napa Valley Vintners invite the Napa Valley community to support local businesses and...

Afternoon Brief, June 8

Does the Wine Industry Have a Racism Problem?: As protests against police brutality and racism in police culture continued across the United States and around the world last week, sparked by the death of George Floyd, many corporations, brands, celebrities, and sports franchises showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement via statements on social media and by donating money to allied organizations...

Afternoon Brief, May 26

Iconic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Crowned Best Wine in the World in Vivino’s 2020 Wine Style Awards: The Vivino Wine Style Awards are the culmination of scans and ratings from millions of wine consumers, not critics – that’s countless corks popped, plates cleared, and connections made...

Afternoon Brief, May 22

Interview with John Hinman: Pending ABC Emergency Order Puts Alcohol License Holders at Risk: "They will be able to shut down a licensee after a hearing on a five days notice," says John Hinman, founding partner of Hinman & Carmichael, LLP. of the The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Controls (ABC) new proposed Emergency Order, and calls it an unnecessary violation of due process...

Visit Napa Valley and the Napa Valley Vintners Join Forces to...

May 22, 2020 Napa, CA – The Napa Valley Vintners and Visit Napa Valley, which support Napa County’s two largest industries – wine and...

Afternoon Brief, May 20

Napa County Releases Crop Report; 2019 Wine Grape Crop Worth $938 Million: Napa County’s wine grape crop in 2019 saw a 13.5% decrease in volume and a 9.6% decrease in value as compared to 2018, according to the county’s annual crop report, released Tuesday...

Afternoon Brief, May 13

Wine Adjusts to Evolving Marketplace Amid Pandemic: Virtual vineyard and winery tours, dinner-and-wine kits, and supper-at-home have replaced the pre-pandemic Lets eat out tonight adventures, and Ciatti, Global Wine and Grape Brokers based in Novato, Calif., say that trend is reflected in their latest California Report...

Afternoon Brief, May 12

LibDib Launches in Illinois: LibDib, the web-based wholesale alcohol distributor, today announced that the company is now licensed to operate in the state of Illinois...

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Pandemic Makes Winery Buyers Skittish About Buying Grapes During Upcoming Harvest: The disruption triggered by the coronavirus pandemic adds uncertainty to a domestic wine sector already grappling with an oversupply of grapes and bulk wine, making regional wineries even more skittish to commit to buying fruit during this year's wine grape harvest, a top industry analyst said Wednesday...

Afternoon Brief, April 13

As Wine Sales Boom, Distribution Channels Scramble to Keep Pace: The novel coronavirus pandemic has boosted retail wine and spirits sales dramatically, but it’s a bittersweet benefit for the companies that get those wines to market...

Afternoon Brief, March 25

Jackson Family Wines: Reading The Off-Premise Surge: Wine sales in the off-premise have been exploding, and Jackson Family Wines has been at the forefront on the producer side—particularly with its Kendall-Jackson and La Crema brands...