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Afternoon Brief, April 23

While Napa Cabernet Grapes Still in Demand, Sales Stall Elsewhere in California North Coast: Midway through spring, grape grower Andy Beckstoffer’s crews are on the watch for frost among the 4,000-plus acres of vineyards his company farms across Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties...

Afternoon Brief, April 30

Amazon Ramps Up Wine Sales: Retailers across sectors have been closing at a swift clip as more sales move to the web. The wine business is not immune to this trend and Amazon, since its 2017 acquisition of Whole Foods, does not intend to miss out on its piece of the wine-fueled pie...

Long-Time Napa Valley Vintners and Growers Enthusiastically Support Measure C

Napa County is the wine-producing haven it is today because of forward-looking protections put in place by local leaders half a century ago. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Napa County’s Agricultural Preserve, which protects farming – including winemaking – as the highest and best use of most of the land on the valley floor, we feel a keen responsibility to protect this way of life for future generations.

Afternoon Brief, February 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Preliminary Grape Crush Report The 2017 crush totaled 4,233,288 tons, up less than half of a percent...

Afternoon Brief, April 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Wine M&A Experts: Deals Abound in Buyer’s Market A string of recent wine brand and property sales in...

Afternoon Brief, July 1

Bye bye Bordeaux! The new bull market for wine: When a pack of wine collectors arrived in the private second floor of Manhattan's Bowery Hotel last Thursday for an auction held by Acker Merrall & Condit, they weren't there to hold back...

Afternoon Brief, May 19

Wine makers fight off casino plan in California: The threat of a Las Vegas-style casino opening in the lush fields of Californias Napa Valley is rousing the makers of some of the worlds most celebrated wines into a pitched community fight...