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Afternoon Brief, May 29th

Oregon Wineries Sue Pacificorp for $100 Million for Smoke Damage: Some 30 wineries in Willamette Valley are suing Warren Buffett’s energy company PacifiCorp for negligence surrounding the 2020 wildfires that caused catastrophic smoke taint to their crops...

Scott Osborn Elected WineAmerica Board Chair 

May 29th - WASHINGTON, DC -- WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries based in Washington, DC, has elected as its new Board Chair...

WineAmerica’s D.C. Fly-In: 42 Members, 83 Meetings, New Officers

Earlier this month, more than 40 people from wineries, winery associations and suppliers (representing 15 different states) traveled to our nation’s capital for direct...

Afternoon Brief, April 17th

Ackley Brands Acquires Washington Wineries Columbia Winery and Hogue Cellars: Ackley Brands, a family-owned company based in Seattle that owns and operates premium beverage brands in the Pacific Northwest, has announced its acquisition of Columbia Winery and Hogue Cellars from Gallo...

WineAmerica: Touting the Wine Economy

It’s “All hands on deck” to protect our industry. By Jim Trezise   “It’s the economy, stupid!” That was the brief, blunt messaging behind Bill Clinton’s first presidential...

Afternoon Brief, March 22nd

Some Early Results from the SvB DtC Survey: Today, we are about 50 responses short of what we need to produce the Annual Direct to Consumer Report, so please participate. To help us reach the finish line, we are leaving the survey open over the weekend and closing it on 3/24...

Afternoon Brief, March 19th

Should SVB Continue to Produce the Annual DtC Report?: Silicon Valley Bank goes to great lengths and costs to provide this report to the industry gratis. Still, it's a partnership with you: Without survey responses, they can't produce this industry resource...

Play On: The Current State of Music Licensing at Wineries

A streamlined, transparent and accountable process for licensing music is the only way businesses and songwriters alike can continue to sustainably bring music to...

Afternoon Brief, February 20th

Grape Growers Being Paid 1970s Rates Say They Are at Breaking Point in Australia’s Largest Wine Region: Farmers in Australia's biggest wine grape growing region are preparing for crisis talks as prices plummet to early 1970s rates...

WineAmerica: An Update on Important Regulatory Matters in 2024

Congress may be stuck in the mud, but there is much work to be done on the regulatory front. WineAmerica needs your help. By Michael...

Afternoon Brief, February 12th

Napa Finds Itself in Court: Napa authorities – and several of the region's wineries – have been ordered to attend court, but no one is quite sure why...

Wine Industry Champion Michael Kaiser: Fighting for the Future of America’s...

“A lot of people don’t understand how much trade associations such as WineAmerica do for you, even if you're not a member.” —Michael Kaiser By...

Afternoon Brief, January 26th

Axe Falls Again at Vintage Wine Estates: After announcing the sale of several wine brands last week, VWE is now offloading employees...

WineAmerica: Let’s Get to Work Unleashing the Magic of Wine

We possess the power to unleash the magic of wine if we all work together.   By Jim Trezise   WineAmerica’s website has three key sections for three key...

Afternoon Brief, January 5th

Trump Return Could See Wine Panic Buying: Trump's re-election could see a return of wine tariffs, leading to more pain for wine lovers and collectors...