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Afternoon Brief, October 20th

Forbes Names Vintage Wine Estates President Terry Wheatley to the Second Annual "50 Over 50" List: Forbes Magazine has announced its selection of Vintage Wine Estates President Terry Wheatley on its second annual 50 Over 50 List, produced in partnership with Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," and her "Know Your Value" platform...

Afternoon Brief, October 19th

Treasury Wine Estates Announces Completion of Château Lanessan Acquisition: Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE), one of the world’s leading premium wine companies, today confirmed the completion of its majority acquisition of Château Lanessan, one of the oldest estates in Bordeaux, France. The acquisition is the latest step in bolstering Penfolds multi-regional luxury wine portfolio, doubling the existing production capacity for Penfolds in France...

Afternoon Brief, October 18th

US Department of Labor Finds California Grape Grower Illegally Gave Wage, Hour Preference to H-2A Visa Holders at Expense of US Workers: Investigation recovers $54K in lost wages for 14 affected workers in Sonoma County...

Afternoon Brief, October 17th

Thirteen people were up in the dock in Auch (in the Gers department of South West France) this week, accused of participating in the theft and sale of 55,000 bottles of wine...

Afternoon Brief, October 14th

Napa Lawsuit Plants Seeds of Doubt: A legal challenge to Napa's lawmakers hinges on the definition of the world "plant"...

Afternoon Brief, October 13th

California North Coast Wine Grape Harvest Eases Toward an Early Finish: A third drought-challenged wine grape season in a row is pretty much complete in the North Coast, helped to coast to an earlier finish by consistently warm fall days after an extraordinary hot and long late summer heat wave...

Afternoon Brief, October 12th

Paradise Lost: The Flame Out of Napa Valley’s Iconic Wine Country: Beset by climate change and billionaire carpetbaggers, Napa Valley, California’s legendary wine-making eden, braces for an uncertain future...

Afternoon Brief, October 11th

Inflation Drags on Wine’s Return to Pre-Pandemic US Restaurant Sales: A hoped-for rapid return of U.S. consumers to pre-pandemic levels of ordering wine and other beverage alcohol at restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotels and similar venues may be faltering...

Afternoon Brief, October 10th

Son Arrested on Suspicion of Murdering Father in Champagne: Yann Vadin, 33, has been arrested after allegedly admitting to killing his father, local winemaker Jean-Luc Vadin, 57, of Champagne Vadin-Plateau, and staging a burglary...

Up from Down Under: NZ Tech Is Improving Wine Quality and...

Here are three innovations currently making an impact on both sides of the globe. By Simone Madden-Grey New Zealand has an established reputation for innovation and...

Afternoon Brief, October 7th

You’ve Been Served: TTB Sued Over Wine Ingredient Labels: A lawsuit filed by three leading consumer organizations could finally bring the debate about ingredient and nutritional labeling for wine front and center...

Afternoon Brief, October 6th

Deal Done with the Wine Group as Constellation Sells More Wine Assets: Among the labels changing hands are Cooper & Thief, 7 Moons and The Dreaming Tree...

Afternoon Brief, October 5th

Coalition Sues to Force Treasury Department Decision on Alcohol Labeling: A coalition of consumer groups sued the Treasury Department today to compel a decision on mandatory alcohol content, calorie, ingredient, and allergen labeling on alcoholic beverages...

OpEd: We Will Continue Your Work, Mr. Franzia

Fred Franzia brought millions of consumers into the wine business who had never thought of drinking wine. By Steve Kemiji I’m not surprised at the lack...

Afternoon Brief, October 4th

Farmworkers, Napa-Sonoma Trade Groups React to New California Unionization Law: Advocates for farmworker rights in the North Coast are cheering a newly inked compromise in Sacramento that could make it easier for vineyard and other California agricultural workers to unionize...
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