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Afternoon Brief, June 13

Republic National Distributing Company and Young’s Market Company Announce Expanded Partnership: Republic National Distributing Company and Young's Market Company today announced a definitive agreement to partner in all markets in which Young's currently operates. The joint venture partnership expands upon Young's and RNDC's existing partnership in Arizona...

Afternoon Brief, August 29

 Grape Shortage Exacerbated as Growing Demand Collides with Bad Weather and Pests in the Mid-Atlantic: Kevin Atticks, the longtime executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association, has seen a rapid growth of wineries in his state and others around it the last 10 years. It’s a business model that continues to outpace vineyards, which cover 800 acres across Maryland with another 100 new acres not yet producing...

Afternoon Brief, August 3

California Wine Country Bracing for Fire Season As Mendocino Complex fires spread to Lake County, vintners are on high alert...

Afternoon Brief, December 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Beverage Companies Challenge Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau's Ban of Health Claims on Labels Two alcohol...

Afternoon Brief, August 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How to Make Money in the Wine Business What's the secret to making money in the wine trade?...

Afternoon Brief, April 7

U.S. Producers Betting on Rosé and Challenging French Dominance "Is it on? Yes, it's definitely on. Pink is trending; it's a heavy trending thing, and I don't see it going away at all," says sommelier and author Christopher Sawyer, who recently judged in the Rosé Today Wine Competition...

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Tasting Room Trends: 2016 Review & 2017 Forecasts: As we looked at the data by annual taster range, we found the highest club conversion is in the 1-6K taster range. In the 10-16K taster range, taster count is up overall, but everything else is down...

Afternoon Brief, July 21

California Crop Forecast: 4 Million Tons: Speaking at the 64th annual meeting of the Allied Grape Growers last week, Nat DiBuduo told the audience that the 2016 crop "seems to be getting smaller"...

Afternoon Brief June 15

Her Side of the Story: Notes from Women Winemakers of Napa: Having many years in the wine industry, and settled into their high-profile work in the Napa Valley, these women comment on being a woman in the industry, and why gender isn't the defining factor...

Afternoon Brief, May 9

Virginia Wine Sales Near $1 Billion with Help From Case and Trump: Virginia has become one of the top five viticultural states in the U.S. through its growing number of wine-making operations, generating annual sales of close to $1 billion from around 275 wineries clustered around Monticello and Middleburg, according to state officials visiting London on a trade mission...

Afternoon Brief, April 22

California Drought Update; April Showers in NorCal; and La Niña Looms: With the formerly powerful El Niño event now fading in the tropical Pacific and most of California's traditional rainy season now behind us, it's a good time to consider the modest drought relief that occurred in California this past winter...

Afternoon Brief, March 24

Wine Market Council Stands by Their 2016 Consumer Research on Millennial Wine Consumption Habits: Wine Market Council, a non-profit association of grape growers, wine producers, importers, wholesalers, retailers, and other affiliated wine businesses and organizations, today announced a clarification on Millennial wine drinkers and the consumption habits of other generations that were presented at the 2016 Wine Market Council Research Conferences...

Afternoon Brief, November 2

How Gina Gallo Is Keeping the E&J Gallo Winery on Top: Born into the legendary winemaking family pioneered by her grandfather Julio and great-uncle Ernest when they were just teenagers, after a family tragedy (their parents died in a murder-suicide) left them orphans, Gina Gallo's own career blended the commercial and creative sides of the business...

Afternoon Brief, October 27

Laser Mapping Data to Boost Wine Industry by Pinpointing Prime Grape Growing Areas: Laser mapping data can help the English wine industry identify the best places to grow grapes, says a UK government department, as it releases the data to the public...

Afternoon Brief, July 7

Northwest wine growing season tracks up to 50% ahead of recent average: Globally recognized climatologist Greg Jones shared data through June 30 indicating the 2014 Pacific Northwest wine growing season is running much as 50 percent ahead of the 40-year average