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Afternoon Brief, March 8

How Producers Dial in the Right Shade of Pink for Rosé: Midway between red and white wines, rosé is a style that requires precision-getting the balance right, in terms of color, aromatics, texture, and freshness. An appealing rosé needs aromatics, but to please a broad range of consumers it also needs to stay on the bright and refreshing side of things...

Afternoon Brief, March 4

Napa Valley Vintner John R. Shafer Dies at Age 94: The Shafer family is deeply saddened to announce the death of their father, longtime vintner, philanthropist and winery founder, John Shafer on March 2, 2019...

Wayne Bailey: Sustainable Farming “Is Just the Right Thing to Do”

Anyone who knows Wayne Bailey knows how important farming is to him. It is where his life began, the son of an Iowa sharecropper. And it is where his life has lead him. Through years of business success as an engineer and a consultant to high profile companies like McDonald’s, Bailey’s work eventually lead him to the vineyards of Burgundy. This was a turning point for Bailey and what began as a three month consultancy expanded into two years in the vineyards of Beaune. “The vignerons there consider themselves farmers,” he remembers, “and so do I. I gravitated toward that. I spent time in the vineyards there and my mind was imagining growing grapes and making wine.” Bailey returned to farming life making Youngberg Hill in Willamette Valley home and livelihood to the Bailey family.

Afternoon Brief, October 26

Wine Industry Wants Greater Say in Sonoma County Groundwater Regulation: Vintners and wine industry representatives on Tuesday pressed Sonoma County supervisors to give farming interests a greater say in how California's new law governing groundwater is put into place on a local level...

Afternoon Brief, February 12

Canada's agriculture minister is threatening tariffs on California wine if the U.S. doesn't repeal restrictive meat-labeling laws costing Canadian farmers billions...

Afternoon Brief, September 8

Napa, Sonoma wineries examine safety of barrel rooms after quake: Though 14 years ago, Bob Torres still vividly remembers the day he and other wine industry officials saw a demonstration at UC Berkeleys earthquake simulator on the effects of a magnitude 7.4 temblor on a rack of wine barrels stacked six high...

Afternoon Brief, September 2

The Demand for Sustainability Resonates with the Wine Industry: Sustainability in vineyard operations and wine making is nothing new. For many wineries it has been an integrated, albeit unspoken, part of their operating philosophies for years, but the growing awareness and demand for sustainability from consumers has created new challenges and opportunities for wineries...

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Washington wine industry prepares for another record vintage: Last years record 212,000 tons in Washington wine country will likely exceed 230,000 tons this year, according to the Northwests largest wine producer...