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Author & Wall street Journal Columnist Lettie Teague in St. Helena

Will speak and sign her new book at 750 Wines on April 14 St. Helena, Napa Valley, March 2015 --- Noted Wall Street Journal wine...

Introducing “The Mad Crush: A Memoir of Mythic Vines and Improbable...

“The first time Bill made wine, he was buck naked…” So begins The Mad Crush, the improbable but true story about the making of one...

Afternoon Brief, March 20

Arsenic-Tainted Wine: Overkill or a Real Killer? If you drank a bottle of the alleged arsenic-tainted California wine, there's probably no need to rush to the attorney's office to update your will...

Afternoon Brief, March 19

"Very high levels of arsenic" in top-selling wines: A proposed class action lawsuit is being filed Thursday in California that claims some of the country's top selling wines have high levels of arsenic...

How Real Is the Danger of Arsenic Poisoning from Wine?

Thursday morning CBS News broke the story about high levels of arsenic in top-selling wines and the ensuing class action lawsuit filed against 24...

10 Insights to Conclude: Consumer Choice is a Myth

by Laura Ness Listening to the presentations at the 21st annual Central Coast Insights, I couldn’t help but come away with these observations: The majority of...

Afternoon Brief, March 18

U.S. Authorities Sink Underwater Wine Maturation: Wineries will have to scuttle plans to age their wines under the sea after American authorities torpedoed the practice...

Afternoon Brief, March 17

Napa Winery Owner Involved in Suspected Murder-Suicide: A Napa Valley vineyard became a crime scene on Monday, as a business meeting ended with two men dead in an apparent murder-suicide over a loan gone bad...

Survey Shows Vineyard Planting Trends Down for California, Up for Washington...

A recently completed benchmarking survey indicates that replanting and new vineyard plantings are slightly down for California in 2014 and up by five percent or more for Washington State, with those trends expected to prevail for both wine regions well into the 2015 planting season and beyond.

Afternoon Brief, March 16

21st Annual Central Coast Insights with Experts and Troublemakers: Held for the first time in Paso Robles, the annual conference organized by the Wine Industry Symposium Group, attracted nearly 200 attendees from all facets of the wine industry...

21st Annual Central Coast Insights with Experts and Troublemakers

Held for the first time in Paso Robles, the annual conference organized by the Wine Industry Symposium Group, attracted nearly 200 attendees from all facets of the wine industry. They learned about the current state of the Central Coast from bankers, lawyers, growers, wine makers, M & A experts, market research analysts, grape brokers and troublemakers.

Afternoon Brief, March 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: California No Longer Copying Europe Californian winemakers may be attempting to emulate the quality of Europe's great wines, but not...

Q&A Michael Richmond: Wine is the most candid industry I could...

“In your life you have pages, chapters, and books. I’ve been in the wine business for over 40 years, and this is a new...

Afternoon Brief, March 12

Sonoma County Vintners Announce Wine Lots for Inaugural Barrel Auction: The Sonoma County Vintners invites members of the licensed wine trade to preview the never before, never again limited production wines that will be available for purchase at the inaugural Sonoma County Barrel Auction...

Afternoon Brief, March 11

Napa County officials tackle tough wine industry growth questions: Napa County's growth summit ended after six hours of discussion and county leaders agreeing to launch a larger community conversation that could last for months...