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Afternoon Brief, July 12

How to Stop Losing Half Your New Winery Club Members in First 15 Months: Churn may make great ice cream and butter, but churn in winery club membership can sour a significant source of sales for many North Coast wineries. Yet, modern tools for digesting the increasing flow of sales and consumer data can yield greater long-term revenue, according to marketing experts...

Afternoon Brief, July 10

UC Researchers Probe Mystery Vine Collapse: A team of researchers, headed by plant pathologists from University of California, Davis, is responding to a growing concern over a malady known simply as mysterious vine collapse...

Afternoon Brief, March 15

Big Vintners Face Challenges as Market Growth Slows: Shifting market conditions mean the wine industry needs to meet consumers where they're at, according to the latest data from market research firm Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates...

Washington Grape Growers, Winemakers Invited to Give Input on State’s Wine...

Industry members invited to annual Research Review, January 16-17, 2019 SEATTLE (December 10, 2018) – Washington State wine grape growers and wineries are invited...

Washington State Wine Industry Drives Priorities for World-Class Research Program

Vintners and grape growers help Wine Commission develop robust plan for research. SEATTLE (July 21, 2017) – In Washington State, the needs of the...

Washington State Reports Record Wine Grape Harvest in 2016

SEATTLE (March 1, 2017) – Washington State’s wine grape harvest hit a new record in 2016, according to the Washington State Wine Commission’s Annual...

Washington State Wine Commission Annual Report Highlights Research Program

First year of expanded program focused on raising awareness. SEATTLE (January 27, 2017) – The Washington State Wine Commission is pleased to share accomplishments from...

New Date Announced for “Research Review” at Walter Clore Center

Research Review rescheduled to January 30-31, 2017 SEATTLE (January 18, 2017) – Members of Washington State’s wine industry are invited to attend the rescheduled Research...

Afternoon Brief, December 9

Wine Harvest Report 2016: A Record-Breaking Haul Has Washington Vintners in Good Spirits: Washington vintners are calling 2016 the longest harvest they can remember.The extended season allowed their grapes to ripen slowly, with early reports indicating a good vintage, especially for the state's Cabernet Sauvignon...

Washington State Wine Commission Annual Research Review Scheduled

Viticulture and enology researchers will present proposals and updates. SEATTLE (December 2, 2016) - The Washington State Wine Commission will hold the annual Research Review on...

Afternoon Brief, September 21

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...

Grape Crush Report Reveals Lighter Harvest for Washington State in 2015

Tonnage is down 2 percent from the prior year but winemakers thrilled about quality SEATTLE (Feb. 8, 2016) – Washington State’s wine grape harvest...

Afternoon Brief, July 20

The face of wine is changing: how traditional agencies are rethinking their strategies: Supermarkets’ recent headline-grabbing range culls are just the latest in a long series of changes that have rocked the trade and forced suppliers to take a hard look at the way they do business