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Afternoon Brief, April 20th

Vineyard Worker Killed in Industrial Accident Near San Miguel: Leonides Magallon, 72, reportedly was driving a tractor along Allende Road when the vehicle went off the road and down a hill...

Afternoon Brief, April 19th

The Carbon Economy and Vineyards – What’s the Status Quo?: The carbon economy is making headlines at the moment as many developed countries contemplate carbon emissions reduction targets and timeframes...

Afternoon Brief, April 18th

Research Shows Prosecco Is a Grape Variety, Not a Geographical Region: The culmination of five years’ research by Professor of Law Mark Davison at the Faculty of Law at Monash University in conjunction with Macquarie University, the study counters the European Union’s (EU) attempts to limit the use of the term Prosecco...

Afternoon Brief, April 17th

Oregon State Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding the Chemistry of Wildfire Smoke in Wine: Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that contributes to the ashy or smoky flavors in wine made with grapes exposed to wildfire smoke...

Afternoon Brief, April 14th

California Vintners Welcome Higher Last-Resort Fire Insurance Limits but Await Return of Private Market: The Golden State raises coverage limits on its last-resort policies after billion-dollar wildfire losses at wineries, vineyards and other ag properties. Here’s how North Coast wineries are coping...

Afternoon Brief, April 13th

Washington Wine Industry Helps Stall Bill to Lower DUI to .05%: Senate Bill 5002 didn’t make it across the finish line this year, but responsible wine consumers should keep in their rearview mirror the idea that a sizeable group of Washington state lawmakers wants to lower the legal limit of blood alcohol content to 0.05%...

Afternoon Brief, April 12th

Washington Wine Industry Rallies to Aid Family of Late Winemaker Ross Mickel: Last Labor Day weekend, winemaker Ross Mickel of Woodinville's Ross Andrew Winery died in a seaplane crash near Whidbey Island. Now, Mickel’s friends in the wine industry are working to help his surviving daughter and to potentially carry on some of the work he started...

Afternoon Brief, April 11th

Wine Promotion Rules a Minefield: Wineries are still struggling to work out what's legal and what isn't when it comes to wine promotions...

Afternoon Brief, April 10th

DTC Impact Report: Outreach and Inclusion Attract Younger Drinkers: The 2022 Direct-to-Consumer Impact Report offers a variety of key insights on trends and developments in tasting rooms and DtC over the last year...

Afternoon Brief, April 7th

How Sonoma County Wineries Are Navigating a Post-Pandemic Tourism World: Something happened during the pandemic that proved critical to the long-term recovery of Sonoma County’s wine-centric tourism industry...

Afternoon Brief, April 6th

Jancis Robinson at Napa RISE: "The Younger You Are, the More Concerned You Are": On April 5, 2023, the world’s most famous wine writer, Jancis Robinson, made a rare in-person appearance in St. Helena, Calif., at Napa Green’s Napa Rise sustainability event, highlighting her pet peeves in packaging, green solutions and insights into global wine trends...

Afternoon Brief, April 5th

Vaughn Duffy Wines Pinot Noir Named Top Wine at the 11th Annual North Coast Wine Challenge: A record 1,190 wine entries were tasted and assessed during the two-day competition at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds...

Afternoon Brief, April 4th

A Forgotten Corner of Napa Could Become an Official Wine Region Soon: For the first time in more than a decade, Napa Valley could soon define a new official sub-region for wine...

Afternoon Brief, April 3rd

Remembering Al Scheid, Founder of Scheid Family Wines: It is with great sadness that Scheid Family Wines shares the news of the passing of Al Scheid, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Scheid Family Wines, at the age of 91...

Afternoon Brief, March 31st

Fire Destroys Outbuilding at Napa County Winery, Other Structures Spared: A fire destroyed an outbuilding at a winery east of Yountville on Thursday night, but was contained without damage to other structures, authorities said...
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