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Afternoon Brief, September 28th

US Wineries Struggle to Raise Prices: Inflation might be going through the roof, but it isn't helping American wine producers – or their prices...

Afternoon Brief, September 27th

Southern Oregon is known for it’s abundance of wineries. But smoke from wildfires in recent years has sometimes affected the taste of the wine. Smoke damage from wildfires are costing wineries billions of dollars across the west coast...

Afternoon Brief, September 26th

Red Blotch Virus Detected for First Time in Australia in Wine Grape Collections: A grape disease that hasn't been found in Australia before has been identified in three separate states...

Afternoon Brief, September 23rd

Winery Lost Thousands After Man Made Fake Mother’s Day Reservations, New York Cops Say: A winery lost thousands of dollars on Mother’s Day after a disgruntled man made several fake online reservations, New York state police say...

Afternoon Brief, September 22nd

Wine Industry Boosts American Economy by $276 Billion in 2022: The wine industry will generate more than $276 billion in economic activity for the American economy in 2022, according to a new study unveiled in Washington by Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Co-chairs of the Congressional Wine Caucus...

Afternoon Brief, September 21st

WineAmerica: What’s Wine Worth? $276 Billion: The 2022 Wine Industry Economic Study reveals the true, deep impact of the wine industry on the larger U.S. economy...

Afternoon Brief, September 20th

10 Years In: WIN Expo Celebrates Its First Decade: The Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) is the largest trade show and conference focused exclusively on Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties, and is the second largest wine industry show in North America...

Afternoon Brief, September 19th

Sonoma County Wine Auction Returns at Healdsburg’s Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards: There were plenty of spiraling bids at the main attraction of the Sonoma County Wine Auction on Saturday, with signs the charitable fundraiser entering its fourth decade could surpass last year’s take of $1.7-plus million...

Afternoon Brief, September 16th

Price Hikes Turn Off Wine Country Visitors: Tasting room visits to West Coast wineries, after rebounding in 2021, are way down this summer compared to pre-pandemic numbers, according to a survey of 400 wineries released last week by a company called Community Benchmark....

Afternoon Brief, September 15th

Exchange Rates Unlikely to Impact Wine Prices: As the value of the Euro, relative to the dollar, dropped to historic lows, wine industry executives have started to wonder if this decrease will help mitigate some of the other rising costs of importing wine. This is the first time in two decades that the dollar has basically hit value parity with the Euro...

Afternoon Brief, September 14th

How Roundup, the Weed Killer Linked to Cancer, Became One of California Wine's Biggest Controversies: One of the most hotly debated issues in California wine these days involves a chemical that can be found in every Home Depot in America: Roundup...

Afternoon Brief, September 13th

Fred Franzia Has Died: Fred died early this morning at his Redwood home in Denair, California, with family by his side. He was 79 years old...

Afternoon Brief, September 12th

Why Wine Country Is No Longer ‘for Regular People,’ According to Some Bay Area Residents: Priced out. Astronomical tasting fees. Rip-off. These were some of the sentiments shared by Bay Area residents after The Chronicle reported last week that it has been an unusually slow summer in Wine Country...

Afternoon Brief, September 9th

Grapes, Berries and Robots: Is Silicon Valley Coming for Farm Workers Jobs?: The global ag-tech revolution has sped up in recent years, spurring a debate on how it will affect the workforce...

Afternoon Brief, September 8th

10th Annual Wine Industry Expo Attendee Registration Opens: Wine Industry Network opened registration for the 10th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Trade Show & Conference (WIN Expo), scheduled for Thursday, December 1st, 2022, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Santa Rosa, CA...
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