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Afternoon Brief, December 13

The Financial Penalty Wineries Now Pay for Climate Change: There is a hidden cost of climate change to wine producers and the Australian wine industry had a small taste of it in the lead up to Christmas, from rising insurance premiums to cancelled winery tours...

Afternoon Brief, December 11

True Consumer Choice Beginning to Impact Alcoholic Beverage Industry: Cheryl Durzy, CEO and founder of Liberation Distribution (LibDib), thinks the time for real consumer choice in the alcoholic beverage industry is about to dawn as consumer behavior, retailer services, and increased 3-tier access trends converge. For wineries this presents an opportunity, but is no slam dunk...

Afternoon Brief, June 28

Judge Tosses Napa Valley Vineyard Trademark Suit over 'To Kalon' Name: A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday threw out a trademark suit brought an Oakville vintner against beverage giant Constellation Brands, the latest high-profile case in an long-running dispute over use of the famed To Kalon vineyard name...

Afternoon Brief, June 27

US Supreme Court Ruling Should Boost Digital Wine Sales: A U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued Wednesday has the potential to open digital wine sales to more states across the country. The court in a 7-to-2 decision struck down a Tennessee law that required wine retailers to live in the state for two years before they could apply for a permit to sell alcohol...

Afternoon Brief, June 11

Sonoma County Wine Industry Leaders Collaborate to Launch Innovative Student Program for Future Wine Industry Employees: Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Virginia Dare Winery, Sonoma County Vintners and Santa Rosa Junior College develop hands-on educational course and opportunity for real-world wine industry experience...

Afternoon Brief, April 17

CEO of Francis Ford Coppola's Wine Pursuits Talks Reading the Consumer Zeitgeist: Forward-thinking has served Francis Ford Coppola in his pursuits in film, wine, hospitality and now cannabis. At the helm of much of this business is Corey Beck...

Organic Wine Forecasted to Reach 87.5m Cases Globally by 2022

European Markets Drive Demand and Growth London (9 April 2019) – Though organic wines represent a small subset of the total global still wine industry,...

Afternoon Brief, March 4

Napa Valley Vintner John R. Shafer Dies at Age 94: The Shafer family is deeply saddened to announce the death of their father, longtime vintner, philanthropist and winery founder, John Shafer on March 2, 2019...

Afternoon Brief, January 7

Organic Grape Growing Harms Vineyard Soil, Says a Consumer Advocacy Group: According to the pro-science consumer advocacy group, American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), organic wine may not be good for the earth-or at the very least, it's bad for the local vineyard soil...

Afternoon Brief, November 27

California Winery Should Lose Oregon Licenses for Label Violations, Says OLCC: California winery Copper Cane should lose its licenses to distribute wine or do retail business within the state of Oregon, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has recommended...

Afternoon Brief, August 4

California Wine Shows Strength in Challenging Economy: The California wine and winegrape sector and allied businesses deliver a total economic contribution of $57.6 billion annually to the state's economy and $114.1 billion annually to the U.S. economy according to a new report commissioned by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers...

Afternoon Brief, April 24

E & J Gallo reduces winery water usage by 25 percent: John Nagel, environmental manager for E & J Gallo in Healdsburg and guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, shared how Gallo's Healdsburg winery reduced its water usage by more than 25 percent...

Afternoon Brief, October 13

North Coast winegrape harvest early, lighter, dodges problems: Thanks to an early start to the 2014 North Coast winegrape season and moderate temperatures with serious weather issues in between, harvest started and wrapped early throughout the region...

Afternoon Brief, September 23

Harvest Fair winning wines revealed - mostly: The winners of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition were revealed Sunday, but the top three wines the sweepstakes winners have yet to be unveiled...

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Washington wine industry prepares for another record vintage: Last years record 212,000 tons in Washington wine country will likely exceed 230,000 tons this year, according to the Northwests largest wine producer...
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