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Afternoon Brief, April 19

Wine Executives Debate the Promise and Peril of Millennial Wine Consumers: Top wine executives on Thursday offered differing views on the promise and peril of marketing wine to millennials, who are poised to overtake baby boomers this year as the largest generation in the United States...

Afternoon Brief, April 18

Bordeaux Fire Destroys $13 Million Worth of Wine in France: Fans of Bordeaux have plenty of reason to whine this week. A blaze at a warehouse in the vaunted wine-making region in South West France incinerated $12.9 million worth of vino on Tuesday afternoon...

Afternoon Brief, April 17

CEO of Francis Ford Coppola's Wine Pursuits Talks Reading the Consumer Zeitgeist: Forward-thinking has served Francis Ford Coppola in his pursuits in film, wine, hospitality and now cannabis. At the helm of much of this business is Corey Beck...

Afternoon Brief, April 16

Duckhorn Wine CEO: Planning for Luxury Market After Boomers, Coping with New Napa County Regulations: Napa Valley-based Duckhorn Wine Company makes ultrapremium and luxury brands Decoy, Duckhorn, Goldeneye, Paraduxx, Migration, Canvasback from Washington state and Calera from the California Central Coast...

Afternoon Brief, April 15

The Best AVA Not on the Label: If you want some great Syrah, I'm going to tell you about a place that grows it. The wines are fascinating - complex and not fruit-driven - and a true product of their unique terroir. But the region might break the American Viticultural Area system...

Afternoon Brief, April 12

Researchers Study Effects of Alcohol Concentration in Wine: Research done by scientists at WSU suggests that a wines alcohol concentration may play a larger role than other properties of the wine in determining its taste, aroma and mouthfeel ...

Afternoon Brief, April 11

Fungicides Used in Viticulture Linked to New Disease - A deadly and potentially incurable disease that strikes at people with weakened immune systems has quietly emerged. The culprit is a fungus called Candida auris (C. auris), which has been added to the Center for Disease Control and Preventions list of ...

Afternoon Brief, April 10

2018 California Crush Report by the Numbers: The 2018 California crush report was released today, and as expected the report reveals a bountiful 2018 winegrape harvest up 6.6% in volume from 4,016 thousand tons in 2017 to 4,282 tons in 2018...

Afternoon Brief, August 9

The Wine Mavericks That Heralded a New Generation at U.C. Davis - Recently, I had dinner with my partners uncle, Dan Baron, and he opened a bottle from his new label, Complaint. Vinified in Napa, California, from fruit cultivated in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, that Pinot Noir was one of the brightest, most lithe California wines I've tried ...

Afternoon Brief, April 8

Is Gallo Saving the Wine Industry? - Last week, E. & J. Gallo and Constellation Brands closed the deal for Gallo to purchase 30 of Constellations lower-end wine brands for $1.7 Billion ...

Afternoon Brief, April 5

How Jackson Family Wines’ Top Brass in Oregon Is Shaping the Willamette Valley’s Future: With Eugenia Keegan at the helm in Oregon, JFW is guiding the valley's evolution into an elite, luxury region. In return, the valley is doing the same for JFW...

Afternoon Brief, April 4

Constellation Sells Budget Wine Brands to Gallo: In January, wine economist Mike Veseth told a crowd of winegrape growers and winery executives in Sacramento that if you want to know the future of the industry, follow Constellation Brands...

Afternoon Brief, April 3

E. & J. Gallo Winery Announces Deal with Constellation Brands: E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Constellation Brands, Inc. to purchase more than 30 wine and spirits brands, along with six winemaking facilities located in California, Washington, and New York...

Afternoon Brief, April 2

Science and the Future of Winemaking: Winemaking combines art and science, and producers have never had more technological tools available to understand and leverage the latter...

Afternoon Brief, April 1

Facing Fraud Charges, Agustin Huneeus Gives Up Control of His Napa Valley Wine Empire to His 85-Year-Old Father: