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Afternoon Brief, February 4

Should You Ignore What Your Customers Want? The Great Winemakers Do: Among French wines, Château Pétrus is legendary. Consumers pay over $1,000 for a single bottle. Talking with Christian Moueix, the owner and long-time winemaker of Pétrus, Kellogg's Gregory Carpenter asked an innocent question: When crafting a wine, how do you think about the consumer?

Afternoon Brief, December 16

Counterfeit Claims Spark Defamation Action: Wine experts are embroiled in a defamation lawsuit, in which the chairman of The Wine Institute of Las Vegas claims a San Francisco consultant accused him of being a "criminal [who] should be in jail"...

Afternoon Brief: June 17

Fine Wine Market Grows 234% in 10 Years: A new report has revealed the increasing popularity of fine wine over the past decade, highlighting growth of 234%...

Afternoon Brief, June 3

Massive Wine Fraud Sting Nets Prominent Canadian Industry Figures: Montréal police arrested 12 individuals, many in the wine industry, last month in what authorities are calling "one of the most [significant] tax-evasion schemes referring to alcohol contraband in Quebec."

Afternoon Brief: November 7

And the best wine retailer in America is?: In my travels and lectures I am often asked, and by often I mean many times a day, who I feel the best retailer in U.S. is, and should distributor X and supplier Y sell their wines/ spirits/crafts there?...

Afternoon Brief, October 15

Winning in U.S. wine: Pricing to maximize profit, avoid brand equity erosion: The price of a bottle of wine has a critical impact on the positioning and profitability of a wine brand but marketers are often unsure when they should tweak price to optimize profit...

Afternoon Brief, October 1

America's Thirst for Wine Insatiable, Despite Rise of Cocktails, Craft Beer: Wine industry executives are worried about the growing interest in craft beer and spirits from America's 20- and 30-somethings...

Afternoon Brief, September 22

California's wine leaders adapting to drought and consumer shifts: California wine will hold its own in the global market despite shifts in consumer demographics, scarce water, and competition from imported wines, craft beers and cocktails, according to wine industry leaders surveyed by UC Davis..

Afternoon Brief, September 15

New technology tested as first wine grapes arrive: A new grape sorting system with the brains of a computer is giving Columbia Crest red winemaker Laura Sorge more control over the grapes that make it into this year's vintage...