Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, November 4th

Global Warming Saves Oregon's Vintage: After a poor start, an unlikely heatwave rescued a harvest that was looking decidedly iffy...

Afternoon Brief, November 3rd

Thieves Steal Fine Wine from Top Spanish Restaurant Coque: Fine wine with an estimated value of more than €150,000 (£130,000) has been stolen from the cellars of two-Michelin-star restaurant Coque in Madrid...

Afternoon Brief, November 2nd

RNDC Completes Acquisition of Young’s Market Company, LLC : Republic National Distributing Company, the national distributor and broker of premium wine and spirits, announces it has acquired from Young’s Holdings, Inc. the remaining fifty percent of Young’s Market Company, LLC, which includes distribution operations in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming...

Afternoon Brief, November 1st

Fine Wine Optimism Prepares for Reality Check: A new report into the fine wine world shows amazing optimism in the face of global economic realities...

Afternoon Brief, October 31st

The Lawrence Family and Carlton McCoy, Jr. Announce Acquisition of Bordeaux’s Château Lascombes to Portfolio Inbox: The Lawrence Family, owners of Napa Valley’s iconic Heitz Cellar and Managing Partner and Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy, Jr. have acquired iconic Château Lascombes...

Afternoon Brief, October 28th

Federal Regulators Descend Upon Nation’s Largest Alcohol Wholesaler: Federal regulators descended upon the Union City offices of the country’s largest liquor wholesaler on Wednesday, spending most of the day at the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits building on Dowe Avenue...

Afternoon Brief, October 27th

Napa County Sues Hoopes Vineyard Winery: Napa County is suing Hoopes Vineyard winery for allegedly breaking wine country rules over visitation and similar activities...

Afternoon Brief, October 26th

Bouncing Back: Napa Valley Tourism Remains Strong Thanks to the Region’s Focus on the Land: Despite the devastating wildfires that recently rocked the region – and much to the delight of businesses that rely on tourism – visitors from around the world continue to flock to Napa Valley, Calif., one of the world’s premier wine regions...

Afternoon Brief, October 25th

FTC Takes Action Against Drizly and Its CEO James Cory Rellas for Security Failures That Exposed Data of 2.5 Million Consumers: Order requires company to destroy unnecessary data, restricts future data collection and retention, and binds CEO to specific data security requirements...

Afternoon Brief, October 24th

Napa County Grapples with Controversial State Fire Safe Standards: Napa County is deciding what revised state Minimum Fire Safe Regulations mean for winery and home construction in local hills, sparking debates over property rights and the need for evacuation routes...

Afternoon Brief, October 21st

Grapevines May Only Need Help to Survive Heavy Spotted Lanternfly Infestations: Most vines may be able to survive lighter infestations with few ill effects, study suggests...

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...
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