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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...

Afternoon Brief, February 24

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Winemakers Share Best Practices and Equipment That Contribute to Efficiency in the Cellar: The first quarter is arguably one of the busiest periods in the annual cycle for winemakers and their cellar teams. But it is also an exciting opportunity to put the newest cellar tools and training to the test...

Afternoon Brief, February 23

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GMO-free molecular genetics launch golden age of disease-resistant grapes: Advanced molecular genetic techniques are allowing scientists to breed disease resistance from wild grape varieties into susceptible domestic cultivars used for making wine, writes Andrew Walker...

Afternoon Brief, February 20

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Wine Industry Network Partners with Consumer Wine Awards to Advance Wine Diversity: "The Consumer Wine Awards is a unique blend of consumer-centric wine competition and research project," says George Christie, President of Wine Industry Network (WIN)...

Afternoon Brief, February 19

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Fire gutted a vineyard barn in southern Napa on Tuesday night, destroying 11 vehicles, Cal Fire reported. The blaze at Hyde Vineyards on Old Sonoma Road destroyed a pickup, two cars, two tractors, one forklift and five ATVs...

Afternoon Brief, February 18

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A team of researchers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Spain's Forest Research Center have proposed that certain wine flavors can be imparted by a special yeast, potentially saving winemakers barrels of money in savings...

Afternoon Brief, February 17

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More than 700 top wine trade and media guests from around the world are gathering in Napa Valley for a week of educational events and professional tastings organized by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association...

Afternoon Brief, February 16

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Single vineyards will define Napa’s future The Napa Valley will increasingly be defined less by broader appellations and more by...

Afternoon Brief, February 13

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Among Treasury Wine Estates' key initiatives in the U.S. market in recent months has been a renewed emphasis on the $10-$20 price area, a strategy that is now yielding growth on several of its main brands...

Afternoon Brief, February 12

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Canada's agriculture minister is threatening tariffs on California wine if the U.S. doesn't repeal restrictive meat-labeling laws costing Canadian farmers billions...

Afternoon Brief, February 11

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The Wine Market Council presented their 10th annual report on U.S. wine consumer trends...
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