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Afternoon Brief, January 4

Constellation’s $3 Billion Wine Sale: What’s on the Block: Last fall, multiple reports surfaced that Constellation Brands is exploring a selloff of several wine labels among them Clos du Bois, Cooks, Arbor Mist, and Mark West as it looks to continue premiumizing its portfolio in line with market trends ...

Afternoon Brief, November 28

Florida the Latest Battleground for Interstate Shipping: Midwestern attorney Robert Epstein is on a mission to open up as many states as possible to interstate shipping. "We have pending cases in Missouri, Illinois and Michigan, which is now on appeal," one of the Indianapolis-based founders of Epstein, Cohen, Seif & Flora shares...

Afternoon Brief, October 24

Master Somm Raises More Cheat Questions: It has been more than a month since the incident that caused 23 Master Sommelier (MS) candidates who had previously been reportedly to have passed the exam to have their titles taken away...

Afternoon Brief, August 24

Local Winemaker Patrick Foley Dies at 31 - William Patrick Foley III, the winemaker at Foley Johnson Winery in Rutherford and the son of vintner and businessman Bill Foley, died on Aug. 12. He was 31.

Afternoon Brief, July 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fire Risk for Napa County Vineyards A huge wildfire has crossed over into Napa County, less than a...

Drizly Expands Its Online Alcohol Marketplace to Six Additional Florida Cities

Broadened partnership with ABC Fine Wine & Spirits brings online shopping for beer, wine and spirits to Gainesville, Jupiter, Melbourne, Naples, Tallahassee and West...

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lidl to Shake Up U.S. Wine Grocery Business Will Lidl shake up the U.S. grocery store wine business...

New CSWA Research Shows Sustainability a Growing Factor in Wine Trade Purchasing

New research, commissioned by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), shows that a majority of the U.S. wine trade considers sustainability when making purchasing decisions and expects demand to increase over the next decade.

Afternoon Brief, July 7

Top Somms Advice Vintners on How to Get on Their Wine Lists: Sommeliers and wine directors see and taste a lot of wines. What gets their attention? What's the best way to get attention? We asked them. They were not shy...

Afternoon Brief May 20

Napa Targeting Virtual Wineries?: Some people who own virtual wineries report that the District Attorneys Office has recently been aggressively pursuing them for offering tastings in their homes or businesses without permits ...

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Tigner, Reimers Promoted to Top Positions at Jackson Family Wines: Jackson Family Wines on Thursday announced it has promoted two top executives outside the family of founder Jess Jackson to help navigate the Santa Rosa company's future in an increasingly competitive and consolidated marketplace...

Afternoon Brief, July 23

It's critical El Niño hits Northern California. Why experts are growing optimistic: It's the middle of the summer, but it felt a bit like winter in the Sierra this week as a storm dumped four inches of hail on Interstate 80 around Donner Summit

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Drones could become familiar sight over Wine Country vineyards: The drones are expected to be more commonplace in the Napa vineyard, likely by next year if the Federal Aviation Administration approves Yamahas application to use unmanned aircraft systems for agricultural purposes...

One Year After Two Prohibition-Era Laws are Changed in Florida, Free...

Wine on tap now served at more than 2,500 venues nationwide Napa, CA, July 14, 2014—Free Flow Wines, the pioneer of premium wine on tap,...

Afternoon Brief, April 25

U.S. Wine Sales Rise for 20th Consecutive Year: Party on, Americans. At a time when wine sales are slow in Europe, the U.S. wine market grew for the 20th year in a row in 2013…