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Afternoon Brief, September 21st

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Scientists Develop Organic Cure for Pierce’s Disease: Testing continues, but new treatment meets approval of U.S. EPA and several state regulators...

Afternoon Brief, September 20th

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Wine Industry Analyst Weigh-in: JUSTIN’s Acquisition of Lewis Cellars: It has been a trend recently for wineries to acquire other production capability while eliminating overhead to streamline processes, yet offer a larger range of brands to consumers under one banner...

Afternoon Brief, September 17th

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2021 Close to Reaching 2019 Sales Levels in the On-Premise: It’s not news that 2020 was a volatile and challenging year for the On Premise, and with many openings and closings, sales suffered in comparison to previous years...

Afternoon Brief, September 16th

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Family of 10-Year-Old Girl Who Drowned in Lake at Washington Winery Sues for Wrongful Death: Danika Ross died in July after being sucked into a pipe in a man-made lake in Quincy, Washington. The lake is for both recreation and winery irrigation...

Afternoon Brief, September 15th

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North Coast Judge Denies Release of Wine Held in Smoke Damage Case: A Sonoma County wine grape grower had a setback in trying to convince a Lake County judge to order the release of tens of thousands of gallons of 2020 wine being held by a vintner that’s alleging hundreds of thousands of dollars in smoke damage from the fruit...

Afternoon Brief, August 14

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Multi-State Partnership Advances Sustainability in the U.S. Wine Industry Through Research, Education and Promotion: The largest winegrowing states in the country — California, Oregon, New York and Washington, which produce 95% of U.S. wine — have established educational and certification sustainability programs over the past two decades, furthering the widespread adoption of sustainable practices by U.S. winegrowers and winemakers...

Afternoon Brief, September 13th

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Wildfire Smoke Ruins Taste of Some Wines: Grapes exposed to smoke absorb chemicals that can alter — and sometimes ruin — the taste and smell of resultant wines. This “smoke taint” has become a growing concern for the industry...

Afternoon Brief, September 10th

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Fire Watch: CalFire Continues Caldor Containment, Sierra Wine Country Begins Recovery: Amador and El Dorado vintners deal with physical injuries, smoke-tainted grapes, and contract cancellations...

Afternoon Brief, September 9th

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New Oregon Wine Industry Report Exposes Effects of COVID and 2020 Wildfires: While the majority of Oregon winemakers made wine from grapes from 2020, the year held challenges including a western U.S. weather phenomenon combined with naturally lower yields, wildfires and COVID-19-related labor shortages and restrictions...

Afternoon Brief, September 8th

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One of California’s Most Influential Modern Wineries, Dirty & Rowdy, Is Ending After 11 Years: One of California’s most cutting-edge wine brands is dissolving. Napa’s Dirty & Rowdy Wine Co., which has developed a devoted following for its experimental, genre-defying Mourvedres, is shutting down after 11 years...

Afternoon Brief, September 7th

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South Korea Closes in on US as Most Attractive Global Wine Market: The United States has once again topped the list of the most attractive wine markets in the world, though its lead over #2 South Korea was cut, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence, the global leader in wine consumer research and insights...

Afternoon Brief, September 3rd

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Winery Insurance Coverage Reinstated by Fair Plan: On Thursday, the California FAIR Plan, the state’s insurer of last resort, announced it will resume offering basic insurance coverage for winery buildings and business personal property not involved with the growing and cultivating of grapes and crops...

Afternoon Brief, September 2nd

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Wind Change Saves Wineries from Fire: Wildfire flames might have bypassed vineyards in California's El Dorado County, but smoke taint remains a risk...

Afternoon Brief, September 1st

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Paso Robles' Justin Vineyards and Winery Buys Napa's Lewis Cellars: Justin's owner, the Wonderful Company, aims to expand Lewis' audience while adding a luxury brand to their portfolio...

Afternoon Brief, August 31st

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Fire Watch: Caldor Fire Burns Big Doubling in Size: The Caldor Fire is only 16% contained as it continues its trajectory toward vacation paradise, Lake Tahoe. Fortunately, it has only skirted vineyards and wineries in Amador and El Dorado Counties...