Afternoon Brief

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...

Afternoon Brief, August 30th

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Several Ways to Donate to the Caldor Fire Fund Help Victims of the Fire in El Dorado County: In no time this tight knit community of farmers, wineries, artists and merchants have pulled together several ways to raise money to support the fund...

Afternoon Brief, August 27th

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Afternoon Brief: By the end of 2021, 72.9 percent of online purchases will be made on mobile devices. Wineries already using scannable technology on their bottles, shelf talkers, or neckers are ahead in dollars, data, and consumer reach. | WIA Exclusive by Robin Shreeves...

Afternoon Brief, August 26th

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Sustainable Packaging for a More Wholistic Wine Business: Eco-friendly packaging engages consumers, improves brand image, and is simply better for the environment. WIA feature by Barbara Barrielle, with insights from Fetzer Vineyards...

Afternoon Brief, August 25th

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 TRENDING STORY   WIN's packXplore Conference Studies Consumer Acceptance of Nontraditional Wine Packaging Wine Industry Network continues to keep the industry informed despite continuing challenges...

Afternoon Brief, August 24th

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Fire Watch: Caldor Fire Blazes Through El Dorado Wine Country: The Caldor Fire has torched 114,166 acres of El Dorado County. As of this writing the fire is only 9 percent contained, has destroyed 615 structures and damaged 29. No wineries have reported any damages or immediate threat of damage by fire...

Afternoon Brief, August 23rd

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Becky Wasserman, American Champion of Burgundy's Small Wineries, Dies at 84: From her farm near Beaune, Wasserman represented small winegrowers from around France to U.S. importers and consumers, and was a valuable mentor...

Afternoon Brief, August 20th

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How Napa's Cakebread Winery Absolved Itself of Starting One of California's Most Destructive Fires: An electric fence at a vineyard was suspected of sparking the 2020 Glass Fire. So the winery commissioned its own investigation...

Afternoon Brief, August 19th

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Fires Finally Reach California Wine Country: Until last weekend, California wine country had – knock on hardwood, preferably fire-resistant maple – so far largely avoided fires in 2021, even as the largest wildfire in state history continues to rage nearly uncontrolled in the northeast part of the state. That changed over the weekend...

Afternoon Brief, August 18th

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Redefining the Definition of Balanced Wine: Talking about “balanced wine” used to be perfectly acceptable—until about ten years ago, when the term suddenly became politicized...

Afternoon Brief, August 17th

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Permit Sonoma Leads “Visioning” Sessions for Cannabis Regulation: Sonoma County has been actively addressing the cannabis business since the legalization of recreational use. The County’s Board of Supervisors are constantly working on both permitting and environmental regulations...

Afternoon Brief, August 16th

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Right-Wine Extremist from L.A. Who Turned a Lodi Vineyard into a Shooting Range Cops a Plea with Feds: Right-wing extremist Benjamin Jong Ren Hung who, according to FBI court documents, turned his family’s Lodi-area vineyard into a militia-style, illegal firearms training camp — complete with human target mannequins — has signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors...

Afternoon Brief, August 13th

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California Faces Another Dustbowl Vintage: California is used to drought conditions, but this year is one of the driest on record...