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Afternoon Brief, March 13

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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...

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“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

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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

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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...

Afternoon Brief, March 10

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Brain Protein Could Hold Alcoholism Cure: A study, led by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, found that the naturally-occurring brain protein called Neuropeptide Y, or NPY, was capable of suppressing binge alcohol drinking in mice...

Afternoon Brief, March 9

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1 in 5 Chinese Wines Close to European Standard: In the wake of a major tasting of Chinese wines, leading French wine critics Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve have claimed that one-fifth of the country's wines entered were "very good"...

Votto Vines Importing Appoints Vice President of East Coast Chain Sales

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Family-Owned Wine Importing Company Makes Key Hire on the Heels of Continued Growth HAMDEN, CT, March 9, 2014 — Votto Vines Importing proudly announces the...

Afternoon Brief, March 6

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Marin officials find Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter in nursery shipment: An official with the Marin County Department of Agriculture found a glassy-winged sharpshooter last Thursday while inspecting a shipment from a nursery in Ventura County, according to county officials...

Afternoon Brief, March 5

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Critic 'Champagne Jayne' facing fresh court battle over name: A trademark dispute between France's Champagne trade body and the critic known as 'Champagne Jayne' is set to return to court after the two failed to agree a settlement...

Afternoon Brief, March 4

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Napa County may toughen code enforcement for wineries with "wall of shame": Napa County is looking for ways to make certain the rules it painstakingly crafts, from visitation caps for individual wineries to a ban on rural short-term vacation rentals, are actually followed...

Afternoon Brief, March 3

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California sues Gallo Glass for use of hazardous materials in wine bottles: According to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Department of Toxic Substance Control, California's top prosecutor accuses the company of illegally using recycled hazardous dust laced with lead, arsenic, cadmium and selenium...

Afternoon Brief, March 2

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Spadarotto named Coppola successor CEO: Steven Spadarotto moved from the helm of a major Napa Valley winery to became co-CEO of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola's resort, dining and most of his wine businesses...

Afternoon Brief, February 27

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Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates returns to profit: One of the world's biggest publicly-listed winemakers, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates has returned to profit in the six months to December, citing solid sales among other factors...

Afternoon Brief, February 26

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End of an era. Parker hands Martin the reins for Bordeaux primeurs: At a press conference in London, the veteran Parker handed over responsibility for en primeur to team member Neal Martin, who he described as a "natural"...

Afternoon Brief, February 25

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U.S. wine exports in 2014 second highest on record: Exports of U.S. wine last year were the second-most valuable on record, reaching $1.49 billion in revenue, nearly all of it from California...