Afternoon Brief, February 23rd

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23
TRENDING STORY
 
How a Napa Farming Nonprofit Became a Political Power Broker—And Got Caught Up in a Federal Investigation
A mysterious federal investigation unfolding in Napa Valley has ensnared one of the wine industry’s most powerful entities…
M. A. Silva USA
 
TODAY’S NEWS
 
Guilty Verdict Reached in ‘Landmark Ruling’ for French Viticulture
The Bordeaux Commercial Court has ordered négociants Cordier Excel Trilles SAS and Maison Ginestet SA to each pay a Médoc grower in excess of €150,000 for offering “abusively low” prices for his wine…
Sonoma County Vineyard Employees to Participate in Major Survey
More than 1,000 local vineyard employees will be participating in a major survey in the coming weeks to identify key areas of need for workforce development, skills training, sustainability and more..
Sonoma County Winegrowers 2023 Sustainable Producer Award Recipient, River Road Family Vineyards and Winery
Sonoma County Winegrowers is honored to present Ron Rubin and River Road Family Vineyards and Winery with the prestigious 2023 Sustainable Producer Award. We thank Ron and the team at the winery for their commitment to sustainable business and making our community a better place to live and work…
Summer Marketplace & Artisanal Boards at Grand Cru!
Oregon Sees Warm ’23 Growing Season, Enjoys High Quality Wines
Pinot Blanc Earns Attention in Oregon, British Columbia
Can Premium Wine Be Recession-Proof?
Five New Members Announced by the Institute of Masters of Wine
Season 2 of Wine Spectator’s ‘Straight Talk’ Podcast Debuts with Guest Paul Hobbs
Decanter Fine Wine Encounter NYC 2024: Priority Booking Is Now Open
French Man Arrested for Stealing 7,000 Bottles of Wine
The World’s Most Wanted Zinfandels
Penfolds Unveils Grange by Nigo Design Takeover
What Wine Exporters Need to Know About Wine to Asia 2024
ATPGroup
 
WINEINDUSTRY.JOBS
 
Assistant Bottling Production Manager
Monterey Wine Company – King City, California
Wine Club Coordinator
Trinchero Family Estates – American Canyon, CA
Tasting Room Associate
Carneros Resort and Spa – Napa, CA
More Wine Industry Jobs
Wine Industry Sales Symposium
 
INDUSTRY EVENTS
 
Sip & Stay: Crafting Moments That Keep Customers Pouring Back in!
February 28 – Webinar
How to Ship Wine Year-Round with Confidence
February 28 – Webinar
Adding De-Alc and Flexible Filling Technologies to Your Winery
February 29 – Webinar
Lodi Farm Safety Day
March 5th – Lodi, CA
Growing Forward: Vineyard & Grower Virtual Conference
March 6th – Virtual
More Events
Wine Industry Network
 
TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK
 
Hoopes Winery Civil Trial in Napa County Wraps After 11 Days, Ruling Could Take Months
Wine Road Unveils Exciting New Ambassador Program to Celebrate Sonoma County!
French Wine Generates 440,000 Jobs, €6.4 Billion in Taxes and 1.4 GDP Points
US Grocer Merger Could Mean Less Shelf Space for Wine
Here’s What We Know So Far About the Subpoena Targeting a Bunch of Napa Wineries
RNDC Announces Expansion of Organizational Structure in New York
How on Earth Are We Supposed to Use “Glasses” to Control Alcohol Intake?
Copia Vineyards and Winery Welcomes Guests to New Adelaida Vineyard Estate Tasting Room
New Ways to Experience Mari Vineyards
Sponsorships Turn Gold for Wineries
Leading Rioja Producer Goes Bust
Tom Reed, Co-Founder of Clos du Bois Winery and Former Air Force Secretary, Dies at 89
Grape Growers Being Paid 1970s Rates Say They Are at Breaking Point in Australia’s Largest Wine Region
This Vineyard Was an Insider’s Secret. Can These Winemakers Finally Make It Famous?
At Boeger Winery, a Close-Knit Family Makes Award-Winning Wines
North Coast Wine Challenge