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Afternoon Brief, December 26

Beer, Spirits, & Wine - Packaged Imports Grow +8.3% by Value Over Last Twelve Months Through October 2018, Packaged Exports Decline -10.3%: Total beverage alcohol imports (including bulk and packaged) grew +7.7% by value over the last twelve months and grew +5.6% by value over the last three months...

Wine Intolerance

You may know it as wine allergy, wine intolerance, wine sensitivity, red wine headache, white wine headache, asian flush – what is the origin of this problem? There are a lot of opinions, and there is some controversy about the issue. Sulfite comes up frequently, but very few people are sulfite sensitive enough for this to be an issue. Tannins and histamine have been blamed. Biogenic amines, too. Who is right? What are the triggers for this problem of wine intolerance?

Resveratrol Targeting the Gut Microbiome to Fight Heart Disease

Washington, DC – April 5, 2016 – A compound found in red wine, resveratrol, reduces the risk of heart disease by changing the gut...

Benefits of Moderate Wine Drinking

There are numerous studies in the peer-reviewed scientific literature that conclude moderate alcohol consumption leads to increased lifespan. A recent paper from the Journal of Study on Alcohol and Drugs headed by Tim Stockwell, a psychology professor at the University of Victoria in Canada and the director of the Center for Addictions Research of BC, questions this conclusion.

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, May 12

El Niño will be substantial, warn Australian scientists: Australian scientists on Tuesday forecast a "substantial" El Niño weather phenomenon for 2015, potentially spelling deadly and costly climate extremes, after officially declaring its onset in the tropical Pacific...

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Auction Napa Valley 2015 Wine Lot Offerings Now Available for Preview: For wine lovers around the globe who are not able to attend, the nearly 200 E-Auction lots are a treasure trove featuring many one-of-a-kind and older vintage wines and collections often not available to the public...

Afternoon Brief, April 24

E & J Gallo reduces winery water usage by 25 percent: John Nagel, environmental manager for E & J Gallo in Healdsburg and guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, shared how Gallo's Healdsburg winery reduced its water usage by more than 25 percent...

Afternoon Brief, April 23

Rebellious California grape farmers want their confiscated raisins returned: The National Raisin Reserve, which is overseen by the Fresno-based Raisin Administrative Committee, is part of a post-World War II-era program that forces raisin producers to give part of their annual crop to the government to prevent an oversupply of the dried fruit...

Afternoon Brief, April 13

Yellow Tail and Constellation off to Kangaroo Court: Aussie vintners hope a Canadian wine company will roo the day it allegedly used a logo featuring Australia's favourite marsupial...

Afternoon Brief, March 24

E. & J. Gallo Announces Acquisition of J Vineyards & Winery: E. & J. Gallo Winery and J Vineyards & Winery announced today that Gallo has agreed to purchase the critically-acclaimed sparkling wine producer...

Afternoon Brief, March 19

"Very high levels of arsenic" in top-selling wines: A proposed class action lawsuit is being filed Thursday in California that claims some of the country's top selling wines have high levels of arsenic...

How Real Is the Danger of Arsenic Poisoning from Wine?

Thursday morning CBS News broke the story about high levels of arsenic in top-selling wines and the ensuing class action lawsuit filed against 24...

Afternoon Brief, March 16

21st Annual Central Coast Insights with Experts and Troublemakers: Held for the first time in Paso Robles, the annual conference organized by the Wine Industry Symposium Group, attracted nearly 200 attendees from all facets of the wine industry...

Afternoon Brief, March 10

Brain Protein Could Hold Alcoholism Cure: A study, led by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, found that the naturally-occurring brain protein called Neuropeptide Y, or NPY, was capable of suppressing binge alcohol drinking in mice...
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