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Afternoon Brief, September 28

California's Historic 41-Year-Old Napa Valley Winery 'Consumed' by Glass Fire: The Glass Fire in California has burned the Chateau Boswell Winery in St. Helena, which dates back to 1979 and is among a handful of privately owned family wineries in the Napa Valley...

Afternoon Brief, September 25

Winemakers Face Up to Smoke Taint Reality: West Coast wineries are having to make hard decisions about how to deal with the tumultuous 2020 vintage...

Afternoon Brief, September 24

California Regulators Identify Violations After Rodney Strong Wine Spill, but No Fine Yet: One of the largest wine spills in Sonoma County history this year violated federal and state clean water laws, according to California officials, who are still deciding whether an accident at a Healdsburg winery that emptied a 100,000-gallon tank and polluted the Russian River with red wine will result in any fines...

Making First Impressions with Secondary Packaging

Presentation packaging has many forms and their structure is as important as their design...

Afternoon Brief, September 23

Crisis in Wine Country: 2020 is shaping up to be the worst year for American wineries since Prohibition...

Afternoon Brief, September 22

'Wet Ashtray' Wine Grapes Left to Birds as Fires Choke West Coast Vineyards: Heavy ground smoke clouded Hanson Vineyards in Oregon’s picturesque Willamette Valley for more than a week following a Labor Day windstorm that kicked up wildfires across the western United States...

Santa Barbara County Women Winemakers Celebration Donates $10,000 in Annual Event Proceeds to...

Charitable Wine Industry Event Joins Forces with Foodbank of Santa Barbara County in Anticipation of the Non-Profit Organization’s Continued Need to Expand Programming September 22, 2020 –...

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Fires Leave 2020 Vintage in the Balance: Fire and pestilence mark it as the vintage from hell; will any wine be made this year?...

Afternoon Brief, September 17

Sonoma County Winery Faces Record $172,000 Fine for Alleged Vineyard Work Violations: A Geyserville winery and its billionaire owner face a record fine from Sonoma County agriculture officials who contend the Alexander Valley company destroyed nearly an acre of land this summer through hillside grading and conducted other unpermitted work...

Close Up with Chateau Lagrézette’s Iconic Owner

Cahors, France /  September 17, 2020 -  In recognition of 40 landmark years at the helm of the renowned Chateau Lagrézette wine estate, we...

Afternoon Brief, September 16

California Farmworkers Say They Didn’t Get Masks During Wildfires: Availability of N95 masks for farmworkers looked as hazy as the orange sky in California this week...

Afternoon Brief, September 15

Almeda Fire Destroys Southern Oregon Winery: A massive column of smoke over Ashland grabbed Brian Denner’s attention as he stood in front of his winery in Talent, Oregon. Four hours later, Simple Machine Winery and a decade of Denner’s hard work were reduced to a crumpled pile of corrugated metal and embers...

East Coast Wineries Crafting a Niche in the Vermouth Market

While the advent of craft, low volume contemporary Left Coast vermouth production dates to Andrew Quady's 1998 launch of VYA, its Right Coast rise by wineries originates in 2013 from New York's Channing Daughters initiating its VerVino line with several others south to Virginia, west to Wisconsin, and north to Vermont joining since....

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Winemakers Still Fighting the Clone Wars: It's a topic that divides winemakers, but few consumers ever think about – clonal selection...

Afternoon Brief, September 10

Wineries Achieving DTC Success with Personalization, eCommerce Optimization, and Targeting Strategies: Day two of Wine Industry Network’s Sales Symposium offered a multitude of data-driven insights for the direct-to-consumer oriented winery...