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Afternoon Brief, September 30

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Arsenic Found in Many U.S. Red Wines, but Health Risks Depend on Total Diet: A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America's top four wine-producing states California, Washington, New York and Oregon found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed whats allowed in drinking water...

Afternoon Brief, September 29

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Truck Spills 8,000 Pounds of Red Wine Grapes Onto Highway 128: A trucker hauling grapes through the Alexander Valley spilled a large load of grapes onto Highway 128 Tuesday morning after apparently taking a curve too fast and hitting a culvert, CHP officials said...

Afternoon Brief, September 28

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Sonoma County Harvest Fair's Sweepstakes Wine Winners Revealed: A sauvignon blanc, a pinot noir and a late harvest semillon won the coveted sweepstakes awards Sunday at the Sonoma County Harvest Awards Gala, with two of the three hailing from the Russian River valley appellation...

Afternoon Brief, September 25

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Truett-Hurst Reports Sales Increase, but Trouble for New Wine Spritzer Brand: Truett-Hurst Inc. announced Thursday that it is killing off its highly touted wine spritzer brand sold exclusively in Kroger stores because of poor sales, providing another black mark for the Healdsburg vintner in a year that has been plagued by packaging problems...

Afternoon Brief, September 24

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Delicato Family Vineyards Decodes the Premium 3-Liter Box Wine Consumer with 2015 Wine Insights Report: Delicato Family Vineyards, producer of Bota Box, the nation's leading eco-friendly Premium 3-Liter Box wine, announces the release of a new report revealing key insights into the Premium 3-Liter Box wine consumer fueling one of the industry's hottest growing categories...

Afternoon Brief, September 23

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Ste. Michelle CEO: Economic Factors Key in Wine’s Pacific Northwest Migration: Washington state may be overshadowed by California's wine industry, but it is gaining prominence and will continue to do so thanks to cheap land, fewer regulations and growing recognition of the quality of the Evergreen State's varietals...

A Crowdfunded Winemaker’s Story

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By Dawn Dolan Katy Michaud is delighted to be the first winemaker from Washington selected to make a vintage for NakedWines.com, but just how does...

Afternoon Brief, September 22

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Bill Leigon Acquires Jamieson Ranch Winery from Madison Vineyard Holdings: Bill Leigon, president of Jamieson Ranch Vineyards since February 2013, has announced his purchase of the Napa winery, finalized on September 18, 2015...

Afternoon Brief, September 21

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Wine & Spirits Magazine Announces Top 100 Wineries of 2015: Wine & Spirits Magazine has announced the Top 100 Wineries of 2015, producers from around the world that earned the magazines highest ratings across a range of their wines...

Afternoon Brief, September 18

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Lake County Winery and Vineyard Associations Announce Relief Effort: In response to the devastating Valley Fire, three leading organizations that represent wineries and vineyard owners in Lake County have announced plans to lead a fundraising drive #LakeCountyRising to help those affected by the Valley Fire...

Lake County Winery and Vineyard Associations Announce Relief Effort

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Kelseyville, Calif., September 18, 2015 – In response to the devastating Valley Fire, three leading organizations that represent wineries and vineyard owners in Lake...

Afternoon Brief, September 17

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Smaller Producers Enjoy Significant Growth in U.S. Alcoholic Beverage Market: A just-released report analyzing the U.S. market for alcoholic beverages shows a notable lack of growth for the top producers, at least for wine and beer, while smaller companies enjoyed a fairly significant uptick in shipments...

Jackson Family Wine Buys BlueMorph Waterless Tank Sanitation System

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by Kim Badenfort Wednesday morning Tom Beard Company delivered the first commercial BlueMorph UV sanitation unit to Jackson Family Wines in Windsor CA,  and Co-Founder...

Valley Fire Status Report: Impact to Lake County Wine Industry

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As of Wednesday morning, the Valley Fire has burned 70,000 acres with 30 percent containment. Nearly 2,800 firefighters from around the state are gaining...

Afternoon Brief, September 16

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Beverage Diversification Key to Success in Competitive Marketplace: There's little doubt that the alcohol beverage industry is shifting. Consider this... tasting room menus in upstate New York are as likely to offer craft beer samples as Riesling or Cabernet Franc these days...