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Afternoon Brief, May 15th

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Wine and Basketball: Brands Partner with the NBA and WNBA to Attract New Fans: Leveraging the decades-long link between basketball and wine to attract new consumers...
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Afternoon Brief, May 8th

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In a Major Pinot Noir Purchase, Constellation Buys Sta. Rita Hills Icon Sea Smoke: The Santa Barbara County winery was a key player in the region’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay renaissance...
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Afternoon Brief, February 21st

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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...
00:31:21

Afternoon Brief, February 9th

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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...
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Afternoon Brief, February 7th

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Prohibition Era Over? State House Passes Bill to Legalize Sale of Liquor, Wine in Small Towns: The House passed a bill that would no longer prohibit Mississippi’s small towns from selling liquor and wine — a Prohibition-era carryover still enforced for municipalities in many “dry” counties...

Afternoon Brief, February 2nd

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‘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...
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Afternoon Brief, January 31st

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Washington the Winner in Bad Wine Year: Each year, when many of Sonoma County’s 1,800 certified sustainable winegrape growers gather for the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ (SCW) annual meeting, they want to know what is next for one of the world’s most sustainable winegrowing regions. Today, they learned the answer to their question...
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Afternoon Brief, October 20th

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Sonoma’s Toad Hollow Vineyards Acquired by ‘Masters of Guerrilla Winefare’: Unoaked Chardonnay pioneer Toad Hollow has been sold to WarRoom Cellars for an undisclosed sum...
00:45:22

Afternoon Brief, September 15th

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Winemaker Dies in Italy While Trying to Save Colleague Who Fainted in Wine Vat: A winemaker in Italy has died while trying to save his colleague who had passed out in a wine vat, according to Italy’s fire brigade...
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Afternoon Brief, September 8th

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Two Wineries Join Lawsuit Accusing Napa County of Unconstitutional Patterns & Practices: Two wineries have filed motions to join Hoopes Vineyards as parties in interest in the ongoing action against Napa County alleging an unlawful pattern and practice of forcing wineries that have operated for decades to seek permits for rights they have long possessed...

WSWA’s Access Craft Presents: Strategies for On-Premise Success

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Join WSWA Access Craft Members and brand development experts Simone Bianconcini, Vice President for RNDC’s craft brand division TAG and Lee Hastings, Vice President...

Afternoon Brief, July 17th

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Vino Farms Vineyard Management Company to Pay $1.4 Million to Settle Lawsuit over Worker Pay, Breaks: One of Sonoma County’s largest vineyard management companies has agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging it failed to pay workers for all the hours they worked and failed to allow workers meal and rest breaks...
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Afternoon Brief, July 14th

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Why This Wet, Cool Vintage Reminds Many North Coast Vintners of 2011: Some 2011 vintage wines have faced criticism for lacking the colors, flavors or acidity characteristic of North Coast red wines in the past 30 years...
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Afternoon Brief, July 11th

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PD/GWSS Winegrape Assessment Set at $1.25 for 2023 Harvest: To continue funding crucial research combating winegrape pests and diseases, the Pierce’s Disease/Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Board kept the PD/GWSS Winegrape Assessment rate at $1.25 per $1,000 value for the 2023 harvest...
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Afternoon Brief, June 21st

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Registration Now Open for Growing Forward Virtual Conference: Wine Industry Network (WIN) has opened registration for Growing Forward, a Vineyard & Grower focused Virtual Conference tackling the most pressing topics and issues faced throughout the grape growing cycle. The Conference is set to broadcast on July 19, 2023, beginning at 9:00am...