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…
M. A. Silva USA
Doctored Leaves the Key to Low-Alcohol Wines
Careful canopy management may prove crucial to the future of wine…
Canadian Court Gives Thumbs Up to Contract Accepted by Emoji
According to at least one Canadian court, the thumbs-up emoji could qualify as acceptance of a contract. A recent decision from the Court of King’s Bench in Canada discussed the “new reality in Canadian society” facing courts as the forms of communication broaden…
A Month After the Maui Fire, the Island’s Only Winery Faces an Uncertain Future
Paula Hegele will never forget the dark, billowing clouds and the scent of charred earth that in early August enveloped Maui Wine, the sole winery on the Hawaiian island of Maui…
Too Many New Wineries in More and More Countries Are Only Part of the Problem of Falling Wine Sales
Wine Mogul, Entrepreneur Bill Foley Buys Majority Stake of Forestville’s Farmhouse Inn
California, Italy, New Zealand Lead “Hot Prospect” Wines
Unique Pairing in the Works: Viticulture and Protected Ag
Nicodemo Librandi Dies, Aged 78
Why Pergola Vine Training Is on the Rise
Baghera/Wines Announces Its Arrival on French Soil
Wines in Aude, Southern France, May Lack Aroma and Colour This Year
Italy: Excessive Stock Levels
Organic Winner’s ‘Wild Streak’
Director of Wholesale Operations
Chateau Morrisette – Floyd, VA, USA
3-Tier Beverages – California, USA
Tasting Room Manager
King Estate Winery – Eugene, OR, USA
More Wine Industry Jobs
North Coast Wine Industry Expo
SommCon Conference
September 10-12 – San Diego, CA
Provi and SevenFifty Daily Announce Roundtable Discussion on the Impact of Conscious Consumption
September 12 – Virtual
Lake County Wine Auction 2023
September 16 – Kelseyville, CA
WSWA’s Access Craft Presents: Strategies for On-Premise Success
September 19 – Webinar
Connecting Technology: Transform Your Label into a Consumer Communication Gateway
September 21 – Webinar
More Events
Enartis USA
Renowned International Winemaker Files Lawsuit Against Napa County over Denial of Water Rights
Expert Editorial: Unraveling the Wastewater Puzzle
Napa County to Receive $500,000 in Funding for Farmer Training, Recruitment
Beyond the Numbers: Building a Successful Wine Influencer Collaboration
California Wine Update, Part 2: New Products Target Younger Set
Winesellers & Master Wines Mourn the Passing of Melvyn and Janie Master
New Jersey Judge Upholds Retail Shipping Ban
Gallo Grows in Sonoma County
New Survey Reveals How Consumers Select Wine: Taste Trumps Price
Sonoma County Wineries Offer Ways for Visitors to Immerse Themselves in Harvest
Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Names Two New Members of Prestigious Wine Organization
The Greying of American Wine Is Upon Us
Is New York City’s Lanternfly Killing Spree Working?
Making the Most of the Post-Pandemic Digital Wine Market
Georgian Wine Producers Lose Up to 100% of Their Vines in Storms Affecting 4,600HA
World Wine Bottles & Packaging