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Afternoon Brief, April 8

Off-Premise Wine Sales Boom Weakening: The off-premise alcohol purchasing frenzie sparked by the pandemic lockdown peaked in the first full week, and wine sales were down -24% comparatively in the following week ending March 28, according to Nielsen data...

Afternoon Brief, March 31

Where Will Wine Sales Come from Next Month?: Despite wineries being shuttered and millions of people sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have not stopped buying wine, but have increasingly turned to other channels for their wine purchases...

Afternoon Brief, March 16

Governor Newsom Calls for Discontinuation of Winery Tastings & Events: The closure recommendation applies only to winery tasting activities and events. The purchase and pick up of wine and winery business and production operations are not impacted...

Coronavirus: Prowein 2020 Postponed Until Next Year – March 21 –...

ProWein 2020, International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits, had to be postponed due to the effects of the Coronavirus/Covid-19. The new dates are...

Afternoon Brief, March 4

‘Like the Coronavirus’: Rampaging Insect Shows up in California, Alarming Farmers: It originated in the wilderness of Asia. It spreads quickly. It's already causing millions of dollars in economic losses in the United States. And it may already be spreading through California...

Messe Düsseldorf Postpones ProWein 2020

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH is postponing ProWein 2020. In close coordination with all partners involved, the company will promptly discuss an alternative date in order...

New ProWine São Paulo Trade Fair Expands ProWein World Portfolio

The ProWein world portfolio is expanding. In addition to existing trade fairs in Düsseldorf, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong, Messe Düsseldorf is launching a...

Afternoon Brief, November 19

E. & J. Gallo Winery Purchases Napa's Pahlmeyer Winery: E. & J. Gallo, the Modesto-based wine giant, has purchased yet another Napa Valley brand: Pahlmeyer Winery. The acquisition is the latest for Gallo, already the world's largest winery...

Afternoon Brief, November 11

Sonoma County Studies Take Issue with Wine Industry’s Expansion, Scrutinizing Traffic, Events: Sonoma County wineries should bear the bulk of the responsibility for improving relations with rural neighbors, according to a pair of recently released county studies calling for fewer events, more coordination and a higher standard of review for new or expanding wineries...

Afternoon Brief, April 15

The Best AVA Not on the Label: If you want some great Syrah, I'm going to tell you about a place that grows it. The wines are fascinating - complex and not fruit-driven - and a true product of their unique terroir. But the region might break the American Viticultural Area system...

Afternoon Brief, March 21

Constellation’s Mondavi Improperly Obtained, Deceptively Use Famed “To Kalon” Designation: Perhaps the most prized vineyard designation in American winemaking is Napa Valleys To Kalon (Greek for the highest beauty), created by pioneering winemaker H.W. Crabb in the late 19th century ...

Afternoon Brief, March 19

Vintage Wine Estates Purchases 1,986 Acre Laetitia Winery Estate on the California Central Coast: Vintage Wine Estates has purchased Laetitia Vineyard & Winery. Laetitia, located in the Arroyo Grande AVA, is one of the notable, foundation wineries of the region...

Afternoon Brief, March 18

Constellation Brands May Sell Cheap Wine Brands to Gallo: Constellation Brands may sell off some of its lower-end wine brands to Gallo Winery, according to CNBC. The report comes after Constellation said last month that it may sell up to 40% of its wine brands because they are underperforming...

New ProWein Director Announced

New leadership for global Prowein portfolio: Bastian Mingers Named Global Head for Wine & Spirits and Director of ProWein A change is coming to the leadership for...