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Vinexpo America | Drinks America 2024 Return Confirmed: February 28-29 at...

Following marked growth in 2023, expo sets sights on expanded programming PORTLAND, Maine – April 26, 2023 – Plans for Vinexpo America | Drinks America 2024 are in motion. The leading...

Afternoon Brief, March 23rd

Berkeley Man Who Destroyed $250 Million of Wine in Fire Dies: Mark Anderson who embezzled thousands of bottles of wine from his clients and set fire to a warehouse in 2005, destroying 4.5 million bottles of wine worth $250 million, has died...

Afternoon Brief, March 7th

French Politicians Wining on the Job: News publications across France went to town last week over reports of drunken and booze-based antics in the country's National Assembly...

Afternoon Brief, March 2nd

Angelo Sangiacomo, Pioneering Sonoma Winegrower, Dies at 92: Angelo Clement Sangiacomo, a pioneering winegrower who helped revolutionize California grapegrowing and a founding partner of Sangiacomo Family Vineyards, a third generation family business in Sonoma, Calif., has died on Monday, February 27, 2023. He passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 92 years old...

Afternoon Brief, February 23rd

‘Help Us Fight’: California Farmers Ask for More Aid After Deadly Storms: Despite a new relief fund in Sonoma county, farm workers face economic catastrophe when storms and fires strike...

Afternoon Brief, February 2nd

Clay Gregory, Former CEO of Visit Napa Valley, President of Jackson Family Wines, and General Manager of Robert Mondavi Winery, Passes at 65: Clay Gregory, an active, influential and well-respected member of the Napa Valley community, passed away peacefully on Feb. 1, 2023...

Vinexpo America | Drinks America Reveals Program Updates as Organizers Gear...

NEW YORK – Feb. 2, 2023 – With Vinexpo America and Drinks America just a few weeks away, organizers have announced updates to conferences, master classes and speakers for...

Afternoon Brief, February 1st

How a California Premium Winery Quickly Flipped Its Boomer-Dominated Consumer Base to Younger Generations: Amid more sobering reports this month that wine is becoming an increasingly tougher sell to younger, diverse generations came two surprising signs that the industry can quickly and successfully change course...

Afternoon Brief, January 10th

SCOTUS Backs Down from Another Wine Case: The US Supreme Court has again declined to hear a case pivotal to fixing the country's confusing wine shipping laws...

Afternoon Brief, January 5th

Land Trust of Napa County Agrees to Buy Controversial Walt Ranch Property from Hall Wines: Attempts by owners Craig and Kathryn Hall to transform the wooded ranch into a vineyard were at the epicenter of a wider battle between open space and grape growing in Napa County...

Afternoon Brief, January 3rd

These Elite Napa Estates Are Releasing Wines from a Fire-Ravaged Year. Do They Taste Smoky?: Two years after the hazy, chaotic days of the 2020 wine harvest, a season bookended by sprawling wildfires, some Napa Valley winemakers are coming out with a surprising announcement: They made wine in 2020. And they’re proud of it...

Providing Value and Connecting with Customers in 2023

The consumer is at the heart of the buying experience, and with seemingly endless reach through the digital world, connecting with consumers should be...

Afternoon Brief, December 15th

RNDC Invests in E-Commerce Platform Thirstie; Deal Will Transform Alcohol Industry: Suppliers can now harness the power of e-commerce and data to expand distribution...

Afternoon Brief, November 8th

Small Alcbev Markets Sue Southern Glazer’s, Alleging Illegal Secret Pricing—Case May Be Linked to Federal Agent Raid: A trial date of Dec. 5, 2023 has been set for a class-action case brought in Federal District Court for the Central District of California by a group of small, independent Southern California alcoholic beverage retailers who have sued Southern Glazer’s (SG) alleging that the distribution giant offers special “secret” pricing and retailer support to large national chains in violation of federal and California state laws. The complaint was originally filed June 19 of this year...

Afternoon Brief, November 7th

Leading Wine Professionals Sign Letter Calling for Alternative Packaging: Jancis Robinson MW and Hugh Johnson OBE are among a group of leading UK wine writers who have signed an open letter calling for action to promote a shift to alternative packaging for wine...