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Afternoon Brief, July 15

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Former Winemaker Pleads No Contest in California Court: Jeffry James Hill, a former Napa Valley winemaker and vineyard manager who was accused of stealing grapes and misrepresenting the origin of wines he sold to consumers and to other winemakers, pleaded no contest on Tuesday to one count of grand theft

Afternoon Brief: June 16

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Online wine sales make up 5% of the market - but are on the rise: Don't wine about it: Online wine sales accounted for a mere five percent of global sales of whites, reds and roses last year - but are expected to rise sharply, according to a study released Monday at France's Vinexpo wine fair...

Afternoon Brief, May 6

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Kicks Off U.S. Matter of Taste Tour in Chicago Robert Parkers Wine Advocate is debuting its inaugural Matter of Taste tour on U.S. shores in 2015 as part of a global series of exclusive events for eRobertParker.com members and guests...

Afternoon Brief, April 22

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Sonoma County's Vineyards Reach Halfway Mark Towards Becoming 100% Sustainable by 2019: Sonoma County Winegrowers announced today that more than half of all vineyard acres in Sonoma County have completed a sustainability self-assessment...

Afternoon Brief, April 14

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North Coast Wine Challenge underway in Santa Rosa: The 2015 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge began Tuesday at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel in Santa Rosa...

Afternoon Brief, April 1

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Brown orders California's first mandatory water restrictions: 'It's a different world': Gov. Jerry Brown, standing on a patch of brown grass in the Sierra Nevada that is usually covered with several feet of snow at this time of year, on Wednesday announced the first mandatory water restrictions in California history...

Afternoon Brief, March 12

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Sonoma County Vintners Announce Wine Lots for Inaugural Barrel Auction: The Sonoma County Vintners invites members of the licensed wine trade to preview the never before, never again limited production wines that will be available for purchase at the inaugural Sonoma County Barrel Auction...

Afternoon Brief, March 11

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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, February 26

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End of an era. Parker hands Martin the reins for Bordeaux primeurs: At a press conference in London, the veteran Parker handed over responsibility for en primeur to team member Neal Martin, who he described as a "natural"...

5 Wine Industry Innovators Honored with WINnovation Award

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The business of wine is in a continual state of evolution with new markets, new consumer trends, new challenges and new solutions provided from...

Afternoon Brief, September 4

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Former Napa Wine Executive Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion Scheme: Martin Christopher Edwards of the Wine Tasting Network was sentenced Tuesday to 33 months in prison for his involvement in an embezzlement and tax evasion scheme, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Wednesday...

Afternoon Brief, August 29

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Impact-Napa Conference Focuses on Past, Present and Future of Napa Valley: With Sundays earthquake still fresh on peoples mind, members of the wine growing community gathered at Napas Meritage Resort & Spa for the North Bay Business Journals annual Impact: Napa conference...

eWinery Solutions and Vintners’ Alliance to discuss wine club membership at...

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eWinery Solutions announces that they, along with Vintners' Alliance, will participate in a direct-to-consumer symposium hosted by Sonoma State University School of Business and...

To Buy or Not to Buy: Factors Impacting Winery Supplier Choice

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Positive supplier relationships have always been important in the wine industry, but even more so during tough economic times. With increased global competition and pressure to reduce costs, wineries often scrutinize suppliers more closely to obtain better pricing. At the same time, long-standing relationships are also a primary consideration. So what factors really drive a winery’s decision in supplier selection?