Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, August 20

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Wildfires Rage in Multiple California Wine Regions: Blazes in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Cruz and Santa Lucia are burning out of control, threatening wineries, vineyards and thousands of homes...

Afternoon Brief, August 19

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Hennessey Fire Threatens Napa's Oldest Family-Owned Winery: There’s a saying in Aimee Sunseri’s family: never skip a harvest. It’s perhaps especially poignant advice because six generations’ worth of winemakers and grape growers have heeded it...

Afternoon Brief, August 18

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Fire Threatens Napa Vineyards: Growers and producers are on the alert in California's wine country as fire rears its head again...

Afternoon Brief, August 17

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Pioneering Study ‘Fingerprints’ Russian River Valley Sites: A breakthrough study into the relationship between wine and terroir found samples of Pinot Noir taken immediately after fermentation could be identified as to which of five Russian River Valley sub-zones they came from based on the clusters of chemical elements in each wine…

Afternoon Brief, August 14

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Road Ahead for Wine Business: Here's a highlight from a panel discussion with North Coast business, law and financial experts during the Business Journals 20th annual Wine Industry Conference...

Afternoon Brief, August 13

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No Relief for U.S. Wine Consumers - Tariffs on European Wines Remain in Place: Trade Representative says 25 percent duties will remain in place for most French, Spanish and German wines; importers and merchants say the tariffs are killing American jobs...

Afternoon Brief, August 12

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Wineries Worry About Impact of Water Rules: A new statewide order affecting how wineries dispose of water could undermine existing regional solutions, winery owners and their advocates say, and would impose new costs as the wine business struggles with tasting room closures and other measures intended to assure employee safety...

Afternoon Brief, August 11

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COVID Online Wine Boom Fizzles Out: The Covid-inspired online wine sales increase continues, but it is running out of steam...

Afternoon Brief, August 10

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Beloved Wine Industry Pioneer, Warner Henry, Passes Away at Age 82: Warner Henry, founder of The Henry Wine Group and universally credited with pioneering the industry standard for fine wine marketing and distribution in the United States, passed away on August 1, 2020...

Afternoon Brief, August 7

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California Rolls Out Its Toughest Vintage: Harvest time is usually a celebratory affair in wine country, but this year is different...

Afternoon Brief, August 6

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2020 Sonoma County Winegrape Harvest Kicks Off: Following weeks of steady daytime heat and cool evenings, Sonoma County grapes are ripening evenly, and some are ready to be picked, kicking off the 2020 winegrape harvest in Sonoma County...

Afternoon Brief, August 5

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Restaurant Failures in 2020 and Beyond Hurts Wine: Yelp research showed that 17% of all businesses that closed in March 2020 were restaurants; since then, more than half the restaurants have closed permanently...

Afternoon Brief, August 4

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California Winery Claims Storage Fees Hike Is Virus Price-Gouging: A winery told a California federal court Friday that the new company managing its storage facility has jacked its rates by more than 1,000% on $7 million worth of wine, violating the state of emergency declared to prevent price-gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Afternoon Brief, August 3

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New Winery Wastewater Regulations Could Cost Small and Midsize Wineries Thousands Every Year: The California state water board is working on an update to the winery general order to provide a permitting process with water discharge requirements (WDR) that make sure wineries are in compliance with water quality regulation and allows them a pathway to compliance...

Afternoon Brief, July 31

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2020 DtC Wine Shipping Mid-Year Report: Since we released the annual Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report in partnership with Wines Vines Analytics back in January, a lot has changed when it comes to how consumers are getting their wine...