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Afternoon Brief, April 16th

Eleanor Coppola, Filmmaker Who Helped Rebuild Inglenook Winery's Legacy, Dies at 87: The artist, documentarian, author and vintner left her mark on Hollywood and Napa Valley...

Afternoon Brief, April 15th

North Bay Wine Growers Are Having a Tough Year, as Cheap Bulk Imports Increase: April 2024 marks Sonoma County Wine Month, a celebration of Sonoma County's rich wine heritage, yet local winegrowers are seeing declining wine sales and grape sales...

Afternoon Brief, April 12th

New Survey Reveals America’s Favorite Wine: A new survey from YouGov analyzing the wine drinking habits of U.S. citizens has revealed more about America’s wine culture. The study examined both the frequency that Americans enjoy wine as well as their specific preferences...

Afternoon Brief, April 11th

The Sun Also Rises: Solectrac Shifts Business Model to Remain Relevant: Interim CEO Robin Mackie addresses rumors of the company’s demise...

Afternoon Brief, April 10th

Scientists Launch Wine Bottle Washing Project in Finger Lakes, New York: Glass scientists in New York State are studying ways to wash and reuse wine bottles in order to mitigate rising costs for Finger Lakes producers...

Afternoon Brief, April 9th

Santa Rosa Electric Tractor Maker Solectrac Evicted from 1 Location, Owing $65,000 in Rent: The Sonoma County-based electric tractor company undergoing a major reorganization was evicted from its Santa Rosa location and owes $65,223 in back rent, the property owners say...

Afternoon Brief, April 8th

Has Napa Recovered from Its Wildfires? From new-build wineries to abandoned fruit, to what extent have wine producers managed to recover in the four years since the Glass Fire ripped through Napa Valley?...

Afternoon Brief, April 5th

New Information Pipped to Emerge in Château Miraval Case: An ongoing legal case between former spouses Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie concerning the Château Miraval estate could take a very different turn if a new request from Jolie is approved...

Afternoon Brief, April 4th

NBA and Kendall-Jackson Winery Announce Multiyear Partnership: The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Kendall-Jackson Winery today announced a multiyear partnership, making Kendall-Jackson the Official Wine of the NBA and USA Basketball and La Crema the Official Wine of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)...

Afternoon Brief, April 3rd

North Coast Wine Challenge Top Honors Go to Italian-Inspired Red Blend from La Storia: A Sonoma County red wine beat out 1,093 other entries to win Best of the Best...

Afternoon Brief, April 2nd

North Coast Wine Challenge Begins Tuesday: How do organizers conceal the identities of the entries in this blind tasting?...

Afternoon Brief, April 1st

Global Wine Glut Compounds Headaches for Struggling California Vineyards: Times are getting increasingly tough for many of California's wine grape growers...

Afternoon Brief, March 29th

Omar Khan Has Pleaded Guilty to Identity Theft: Omar Khan, the bon vivant who allegedly swindled fine-wine insiders out of at least $9.5 million, pleaded guilty to identity theft on Thursday, less than one month after the FBI arrested him at John F. Kennedy International Airport...

Afternoon Brief, March 28th

China Lifts Heavy Tariffs on Australian Wine as Ties Improve: China on Thursday said it will lift tariffs placed on Australian wine over three years ago, in a sign of improving ties between the two countries...

Afternoon Brief, March 27th

The Oregon Vineyard and Wine Industry’s New Economic Impact Report Shows Continued Growth and Increased Contribution to the State’s Economy: With an $8 billion economic impact, Oregon’s vineyards and wine businesses continue to be an economic driver deeply rooted in the state’s agriculture, offering high-value tourism experiences despite fewer tasting room visits...