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Afternoon Brief, May 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Most Searched-For Cabernet Sauvignon It's a well-worn axiom that Cabernet is king in California, but the real...

Afternoon Brief, March 22

New Company Breaks Barriers to Distribution for Small Producers Consolidation continues to make distributors bigger and fewer while the number of producers grow with new small producers enter the market. The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 cases, and theyve been effectively blocked from three-tier distribution because distributor giants wont take them on, but thats about to change...

Afternoon Brief, January 9

Russian River Rising, More Rain on the Way: A driver in a Hummer became trapped in flood waters on a rural road west of Santa Rosa early Monday afternoon, generating a large emergency response including the Sonoma County sheriff's helicopter, a swift-water rescue team and a boat of firefighters...

Afternoon Brief, March 17

ProWein 2016 Reveals Insightful Consumer Trends and Racks Record-Breaking Visitors: ProWein, one of the world's biggest annual wine trade events held in Düsseldorf, Germany, attracted more than 55,000 visitors from 126 countries, and featured 6,200 exhibitors from 59 countries-record-breaking figures for the fair...

Afternoon Brief, March 15

Gallo, Constellation Claim Nearly Half of Domestic Wine’s “Hot Brands”: It's no secret that E.&J. Gallo Winery and Constellation Brands are powerhouses in the U.S. wine market. Indeed, the two companies comprise more than 35% of the markets volume, according to Impact Databank...

Amcor & Jamie Goode to Host Exclusive Wine-Ageing Symposium at ProWein

Amcor wine-ageing symposium, The Forum, Hall 13, ProWein, Düsseldorf, 15 March 2016, 12.30-13.15 hrs Amcor, the original and sole supplier of STELVIN® closures for wine,...

Afternoon Brief, January 25

Direct Wine Shipments to Consumers Grow 4X Faster than Wine Retail Market in 2015: In the United States, 43 out of the 50 states allow direct shipment of wine to consumers, and these consumers continue to embrace this wine-by-mail option...

Afternoon Brief, March 20

Arsenic-Tainted Wine: Overkill or a Real Killer? If you drank a bottle of the alleged arsenic-tainted California wine, there's probably no need to rush to the attorney's office to update your will...

Afternoon Brief, March 18

U.S. Authorities Sink Underwater Wine Maturation: Wineries will have to scuttle plans to age their wines under the sea after American authorities torpedoed the practice...

Afternoon Brief, March 11

Napa County officials tackle tough wine industry growth questions: Napa County's growth summit ended after six hours of discussion and county leaders agreeing to launch a larger community conversation that could last for months...

Afternoon Brief, March 9

1 in 5 Chinese Wines Close to European Standard: In the wake of a major tasting of Chinese wines, leading French wine critics Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve have claimed that one-fifth of the country's wines entered were "very good"...

Afternoon Brief, December 5

Wine M&A pace may slow in 2015: After a relatively active string of sales of California vineyard, winery and brands in the past few years, the thirst for new deals likely will subside in the new year, thanks to back-to-back bumper crops and increasingly attractive alternatives in the Pacific Northwest...

Afternoon Brief, March 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Screw top wine closures win with consumers Wine producers and retailers should follow consumer demand and offer more screw top...

Afternoon Brief, Mar. 7

Trending Story: Burgundy winemakers go hi-tech in fight against hail Burgundy vineyards could soon be protected from devastating hail storms by technology that supporters say can...