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Afternoon Brief, December 19

The Inside Scoop on How Wines Make the Wine Spectator Top 100 List: Tracy Byrnes, Fox Business anchor and Wine With Me columnist, sits down with Bruce Sanderson, Senior Editor and Tasting Director of Wine Spectator...

Afternoon Brief, December 18

Scarcity Sends California Vineyard Prices Soaring: A local real estate expert says the price per acre in Napa could reach Burgundy levels within a generation. Napa Valley will see vineyards sell for $1 million per acre in the next 30 years, a local expert predicts...

Afternoon Brief, December 17

Bulk wine shipping and New World plantings to slow, says Rabobank: Shipping wine in bulk is set to slow, while New World plantings are also declining that's according to Rabobank's recently published World Wine Map...

Afternoon Brief, December 16

Treasury Wine Estates looks to America for growth: Treasury Wine Estates is considering acquiring a United States business to give it access to a sustainable supply of quality grapes, as part of the company's long-term growth strategy. Chief executive Michael Clarke said it had a list of companies it was considering acquiring to give it access to the best grapes...

Afternoon Brief, December 15

Wine Country vintners turn to truffles: On the edge of his Sonoma vineyard aptly named Scintilla, vintner Robert Sinskey has yanked out grapevines to make room for a few hundred oak and filbert trees. Its all part of a daring venture that may come to fruition or folly as early as next winter...

Afternoon Brief, December 12

Here's How Much the Storm Is Helping California's Epic Drought: In the midst of the most intense drought in hundreds of years, Northern California is being bombarded with rain (here are some crazy photos). In a state that produces roughly half of the country's fruits and veggies, the water is more than welcome...

Afternoon Brief, December 11

Storm takes toll on North Bay, but heaviest rains are over: The largest winter storm to hit the Bay Area in years pummeled Sonoma County on Thursday, sending trees crashing across roads, causing creeks to spill their banks, closing local schools and knocking out power to thousands of people...

Afternoon Brief, December 10

Silicon Valley Bank Annual Wine Conditions Survey Results: 82% of wineries reported overall financial health of "good" or better for 2014. This is up 7% over the previous year. This trend is expected to continue as the grapes from three strong harvests (2012,2013, and 2014) make their way into the market...

Afternoon Brief, December 9

Top Grapes Strengthen Their Grip: Global wine production is showing signs of increasing homogeneity as international varieties expand their share of the worlds vineyards...

Afternoon Brief, December 8

New US Beverage Industry Expo Launched: Last April, the Wine Industry Network (WIN) announced the launch of a new, Washington, D.C. based event aptly named, the U.S. Beverage Industry Expo (USBevX). This unique trade show and conference is focused exclusively on the Craft Beer, Cider, Spirits, and Wine industries and will highlight the newest and most innovative products and services currently available...

Afternoon Brief, December 5

Wine M&A pace may slow in 2015: After a relatively active string of sales of California vineyard, winery and brands in the past few years, the thirst for new deals likely will subside in the new year, thanks to back-to-back bumper crops and increasingly attractive alternatives in the Pacific Northwest...

Afternoon Brief, December 3

North Coast Wine Industry Gathers to Honor Award Winners: Tuesday afternoon nearly 200 people filled the Alexander Valley Ballroom at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel for the second annual Wine Industry Awards and WINnovation Awards...

North Coast Wine Industry Gathers to Honor Award Winners

Tuesday afternoon nearly 200 people filled the Alexander Valley Ballroom at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel for the second annual Wine Industry Awards and...

Afternoon Brief, December 2

Moet Hennessy Maps Out Ambitious Plans For Napa’s Newton Vineyard: Moët Hennessys Estates & Wines division is targeting a renaissance for its Newton Vineyard winery in the Napa Valley, focused on boosting the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered...

Afternoon Brief, December 1

Problems with wine price increases: With the U.S. wine market expecting to post its 21st consecutive year of growth in case good sales, a relatively healthy U.S. economy and an even brighter picture in the Bay Area, North Coast wineries are enjoying robust demand for their products, particularly through tasting rooms and club sales...