Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, June 14th

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Self-Driving Tractors Could Be Widespread on California Farms by Next Year: At Georges III Vineyard, a famous plot in the Napa Valley town of Rutherford that produces $150 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon, a tractor is moving through vine rows. It’s a small, white vehicle, somewhat resembling a souped-up golf cart...

Afternoon Brief, June 13th

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American Pinot Noir Legend Josh Jensen Dies at 78: Josh Jensen, the founder of the Central Coast’s famed Calera Wine Company, a visionary leader in the American wine community, and the iconic pioneer of luxury California Pinot Noir died on Saturday, June 11...

Afternoon Brief, June 10th

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Sonoma County Farmworkers Say They Are Shut Out of Evacuation Zone Policy Revamp: Sonoma County farmworkers say their voices are missing in the redevelopment of a local policy that would determine when vineyard owners and other employers can bring workers into evacuated areas threatened by wildfire or other natural disasters...

Afternoon Brief, June 9th

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Napa County Wine Grape Production Up 60% in 2021: Agricultural Commissioner Tracy Cleveland has released the 2021 Napa County Agricultural Crop Report...

Afternoon Brief, June 8th

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Petition Filed to Establish Pocket Peak AVA in Sonoma County: A collective group of Sonoma County winegrowers have filed a petition with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to establish a new Pocket Peak American Viticultural Area (AVA)...

Afternoon Brief, June 7th

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Colorado Rising: Behind the World’s First High Desert Hybrid Wine Region: Colorado has been producing locally grown and bottled wine since 1890, but it’s just now reaching that adolescent stage of development, in which it establishes who, precisely, it is — and how it relates to the rest of the world...

Afternoon Brief, June 6th

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No Charges in Crash That Killed Former Chez Panisse Wine Director: The motorist in the fatal crash involving bicyclist Jonathan Waters, prominent former wine director at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, will not be charged, Oakland police said...

Afternoon Brief, June 3rd

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Wine Country Fires Vindicate Climate Fears: As fires again threaten California's wine country, Eric Schwartzman says it's time to act, rather than just debate climate change...

Afternoon Brief, June 2nd

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France vs Italy: Wine's Clash of the Titans: France and Italy are the big dogs of wine, but which would come out on top if they squared off against each other?...

Afternoon Brief, June 1st

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 01 TRENDING STORY   Sebastopol Vintner Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison in DUI Crash That Killed 1, Maimed Another Eric McDonell balanced on his right...

Afternoon Brief, May 31st

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Wine's Supply Crisis: Opportunity in Disguise: As supply-chain issues bite, wineries are looking at innovative ways to cut costs – and help the environment...

Afternoon Brief, May 27th

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Armed Group Occupies Oldest Mexican Winery Over Water Shortage: People wielding machetes invaded the vineyard in the northern state of Coahuila this week, the company’s manager told Mexican media...

Afternoon Brief, May 26th

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‘We Hope It Sends a Message’: Bay Area Wine Executive Faces $3.75M Fine for Allegedly Ripping Up Trees and Other Unpermitted Activities: As the megadrought bakes California, leaving parched lake beds and aggressive water restrictions in its wake, the state's creeks and wetlands are more fragile, and vital, than ever. Punishments handed down to landowners who damage that delicate environment are now matching that seriousness...

Afternoon Brief, May 25th

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What the Wine Industry Gets Wrong About Marketing to Younger Generations: Wine has been looking for ways to reach newly of-age consumers since the 1990s. What will it take to get it right in today's market?...

Afternoon Brief, May 24th

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Wine, Stagflation, and the Strong Dollar Syndrome: The U.S. dollar has surged in value on foreign exchange markets in the last year and especially the last few weeks, as this graph of the dollar versus the euro makes clear. It once took about $1.30 to purchase a euro, but some analysts believe that USD-EUR parity — a dollar per euro — is on the cards for later this year...
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