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Afternoon Brief, January 22

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Supreme Court's Wine-Regulation Case Focuses on Protectionism:

Afternoon Brief, April 6

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bordeaux Wine Firm Found Guilty of Fraud A judge ruled that Grands Vins de Gironde illegally blended cheap...

Lineup of Speakers Announced for Wine & Weed Symposium

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Leading Cannabis Industry Experts to Share Insights Healdsburg, CA, May 23rd, 2017 – Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced the lineup of topics and speakers...

Afternoon Brief, November 4

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Sonoma County Vintner Steve Kistler to Pay More Than $500,000 to Settle Creek Pollution Case: A Sonoma County vintner has agreed to pay $579,700 to settle water code violations stemming from the release of muddy pond water into a Valley Ford creek that supports spawning fish, state officials announced Thursday...

Afternoon Brief, November 1

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Winery Association Leaders Converge in Washington, D.C. for Inaugural Conference: "You can't find a successful wine region that doesn't have a strong winery association tied to it." So proclaims George Christie, President of the Wine Industry Network and primary organizer of the Wine Association Leadership Conference that's taking place in conjunction with USBevX 2017, this coming February 22-24 in Washington, DC...

Afternoon Brief, September 23

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Healdsburg Vintner Truett-Hurst Sales Surge 19% for Fiscal Year: Healdsburg-based wine company Truett-Hurst Inc. capped its fiscal year with 19.1 percent growth in net sales, better margins and net loss turned down to a trickle, helped partly by cutting two challenging brands...

Afternoon Brief, September 21

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Maryland Booze Peddlers Cheated NYC Distributor Out of Millions of Dollars in Tax-Dodging Scheme, Lawsuit Alleges: The metropolitan area's largest distributor of wine and spirits has filed a civil racketeering lawsuit alleging two liquor wholesalers in Maryland schemed with an assortment of retailers to smuggle millions of dollars' worth of alcohol to New York City to avoid paying the higher excise tax here...

Afternoon Brief, September 20

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Wine Retailers Throw Down Gauntlet Against Direct-Shipping Restrictions: The book on modern direct-to-consumer wine-shipping law was written at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 with the Granholm v. Healddecision...

Afternoon Brief, October 30

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World Champion San Francisco Giants Take the 2014 World Series, Celebrate With Mumm Napa Sparkling Wine: The San Francisco Giants have won the 110th World Series and once again have celebrated in the club house with Mumm Napa as they did during the 2010 and 2012 World Series Championships...

Afternoon Brief, August 20

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3rd Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo Attendee Registration Now Open: The Wine Industry Network (WIN) announced attendee registration for the 2014 North Coast Wine Industry Expo to be held on December 4th opened today...

Afternoon Brief, June 4

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Virginia triples its number of wineries in the past decade: "I don't understand why the D.C. public doesn't realize its Sonoma and Napa is just a days drive. Its an easy, straight shot out of the city, and there are incredible wines," exclaimed Sebastian Zutant, the co-owner of The Red Hen, a popular restaurant in the nations capital...

Afternoon Brief, June 3

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Coravin Wine Device Suspends Sales After Reported Problems: The makers of Coravin the device that allows users to extract wine from a bottle without removing the corkhave halted sales and issued a safety advisory urging people to stop using their Coravin devices...

Afternoon Brief, May 20

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Treasury Wine Estates Rejects Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Offer: Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. rejected a 3.05 billion Australian dollar (US$2.85 billion) takeover bid from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., pitched as the world's No. 2 vintner grapples with a string of setbacks including poor U.S. sales that forced it destroy thousands of gallons of wine last year...

Afternoon Brief, May 12

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Fire damages Oregon's Carlton winery but does not hurt wine: A 2-alarm fire at Scott Paul Wines in Carlton Sunday night, May 12, 2014, caused an estimated $300,000 to $400,000 damage to the building but did not hurt any of the wine...