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Afternoon Brief, May 9th

Wait, the Cheapest Bottle on a Wine List Costs How Much Now?: Less than a decade ago, it was routine to find great wines under $40 at top New York City restaurants. What happens when even entry-level wines feel like luxury items?...

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Appoints Guy Barnes as Columbia Crest Head...

May 9th - WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the leading wine company in the Pacific Northwest, announced promotions within its winemaking teams...

Afternoon Brief, March 27th

The Oregon Vineyard and Wine Industry’s New Economic Impact Report Shows Continued Growth and Increased Contribution to the State’s Economy: With an $8 billion economic impact, Oregon’s vineyards and wine businesses continue to be an economic driver deeply rooted in the state’s agriculture, offering high-value tourism experiences despite fewer tasting room visits...

Afternoon Brief, March 22nd

Some Early Results from the SvB DtC Survey: Today, we are about 50 responses short of what we need to produce the Annual Direct to Consumer Report, so please participate. To help us reach the finish line, we are leaving the survey open over the weekend and closing it on 3/24...

Afternoon Brief, March 18th

Founding Winemaker James Hall Buys Back Patz & Hall from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates: James Hall, the founding partner and winemaker, has repurchased Patz & Hall winery from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, which has owned the winery since 2016...

Afternoon Brief, February 2nd

‘Emergency’ €80 Million Promised to French Winegrowers Amid Farmer Protests: France's government has promised an €80m 'emergency fund' for crisis-hit winemakers, as ministers also try to de-escalate widespread farmer protests covering many agricultural sectors...

Afternoon Brief, January 8th

Napa Valley Robot ‘Sommelier’ Spurs Debate on AI in the Wine Business: “He doesn’t break glasses,” Maria Reznikova said, citing a bonus with hiring her new staffer — a robot “sommelier” that has become quite an attraction for gawkers shopping on Calistoga’s Lincoln Avenue...

Afternoon Brief, December 8th

Additional Layoffs at Ste. Michelle Indicate On-Going Struggles: On December 6th, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (SMWE), the largest winery in the Pacific Northwest, announced a substantial layoff. The layoffs impacted approximately 7% of the company’s staff...

Afternoon Brief, November 22nd

Wine's Demand and Demography Dilemma: Instead of chasing the Millennial dollar, wineries should be taking care of older consumers...

Afternoon Brief, November 9th

North Americans Want Wines for $60 or Less: The results of a new study into the relationship between food and wine will be unveiled at wine2wine Business Forum in Verona on 14 November 2023...

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Awarded Prestigious Status for Climate Action Work

WOODINVILLE, Wash. (November 9, 2023) – Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the largest winery in the Pacific Northwest and among the largest premium wine companies in...

Afternoon Brief, October 10th

Washington Wine Grape Growers Downsizing: Washington viticulturists face painful adjustments to Ste. Michelle volume decrease...

Afternoon Brief, October 2nd

Chilean Politician Takes Aim at “Illegal” Sweet Wines: A Chilean politician has called on authorities to act against "falsely produced" sweet wines in the country, saying their production does not meet legal standards and regulations or consumer expectations...

Afternoon Brief, September 27th

Washington Considers Allowing Fingerprint Scan, Facial Analysis to Buy Alcohol, Cannabis: The Washington State Legislature may consider legislation giving the State Liquor and Cannabis Board further rulemaking authority regarding the use of biometric age verification by private entities selling alcohol or cannabis products...

Afternoon Brief, September 25th

No Signs of a Turning Point Yet for Wine: There has been little change in the trajectory of the U.S. wine market over the past three months...