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Afternoon Brief, June 10th

Warren Winiarski, Famed Napa Valley Winemaker, Dies at 95: Warren Winiarski, co-founder with his wife Barbara of the famed Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, passed away June 7, 2024, as he was preparing for his 60th harvest in the Napa Valley... :
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Afternoon Brief, March 7th

Coravin and the Fight against Wine Fraud: Coravin got a mention in a story about disappearing wine this week, but it's usually on the side of the angels...
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Afternoon Brief, February 26th

Napa Wine Auction Prices Plummet: Tumbling prices at a Napa trade auction are a sobering sign for the US wine industry...
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Afternoon Brief, February 21st

WSWA's Sipsource Report Tracks 2023 Year-End Losses for Both Wine and Spirits: While there seems to be clear consensus on how difficult 2023 was for the beverage alcohol industry, there is no single agreed-upon view of what this means for the future...
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Afternoon Brief, February 16th

Hoopes Winery Civil Trial in Napa County Wraps After 11 Days, Ruling Could Take Months: Whether Napa Valley vintner Lindsay Hoopes has been using company structures as a shield against liability was the focus Wednesday of the 11th and final day of trial in a county lawsuit over alleged winery permit violations...
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Afternoon Brief, February 15th

Rainy Weather Makes for Another Wet California Winter: Historic levels of rain were delivered to California in the form of atmospheric rivers, which are expected to continue to bring rain throughout the month of February. Decanter's Clive Pursehouse speaks with wine producers across the state to get a sense of how the vines are faring...

2023 DTC Impact Report Review and Town Hall

Join the conversation with WineDirect's Andrea Smalling, CMO, and Enolytics' Cathy Huyghe, CEO and Co-Founder as we review the 2023 DTC Impact Report. Our...
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Afternoon Brief, February 9th

Preliminary 2023 Winegrape Crush Report at 3.67 Million Tons: The California Department of Food and Agriculture Preliminary Grape Crush Report, containing tons crushed and prices of wine grapes sold during the 2023 harvest, has been released...

Afternoon Brief, February 2nd

‘Emergency’ €80 Million Promised to French Winegrowers Amid Farmer Protests: France's government has promised an €80m 'emergency fund' for crisis-hit winemakers, as ministers also try to de-escalate widespread farmer protests covering many agricultural sectors...

Experts Agree: Direct to Consumer Sales Will Be One of Wine’s...

Direct-to-consumer has been one of the most resilient parts of the wine market. By Jeff Siegel   The consensus is that Direct to Consumer sales will be...
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Afternoon Brief, January 23rd

Why Sokol Blosser Is Adding an Ingredients List to Its Wine Labels: Generally speaking, the wine industry has long resisted putting an ingredients list on wine labels...
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Afternoon Brief, December 19th

Genetic Diversity of Wild North American Grapes Mapped: Research identifies traits that could advance grape breeding, sustainability...
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Afternoon Brief, December 11th

The California Wine Industry Is Facing Unprecedented Challenges, Causing Many Winery Owners to Consider Acquisitions: Consolidation is nothing new for the wine industry, but the pace of change has accelerated in recent years as interest rates have risen, costs of labor and supplies have jumped, and demand for wine has softened...

Uncork the Power of SMS: A Comprehensive 2024 Strategy

It’s not your imagination…everyone in DTC is talking about how effective text messaging is. Prepare for 2024 with this comprehensive SMS Strategy session presented...
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Afternoon Brief, November 15th

Total Wine Asks US Court to Spurn ‘Alarming’ FTC Subpoena: National wine and spirits retailer Total Wine & More has asked a U.S. judge to deny a request for corporate records from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating the practices of one of the company's wholesalers.