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Afternoon Brief, August 13, 2018

Will the Mendocino Complex Fires Put a Chokehold on Grapes This Harvest? The Mendocino Complex fires in Lake County created a dense plume of smoke over the Beckstoffer vineyard for several days in early August. More than 50 vineyard workers were sent home that week because of poor visibility...

Afternoon Brief, August 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Duckhorn Wine Company Acquires Central Coast Icon Calera Wine Company Duckhorn Wine Company, which includes Duckhorn Vineyards, Goldeneye,...

Afternoon Brief, January 30

Is the Intelligent Vineyard the Future of Winegrape Growing?: Phil Asmundson is by no means a veteran viticulturist, but a half-dozen years ago, after watching his wife and business partner, Kim, augering soil samples, he recalls turning to her and saying, "No offense, but there's got to be a better way"...

Afternoon Brief, November 30

Vivino Announces Year’s Best Consumer Rated Wines: Vivino, the worlds most downloaded wine app and largest community of wine drinkers, today announced Vivinos 2017 Wine Style Award winners...

Afternoon Brief, July 13

On-Premise Beverage Alcohol Consumption Continues to Decline: The on-premise beverage alcohol market was unable to capitalize on an improving economy, as consumption decreased for the third consecutive year...

Afternoon Brief, September 9

New Outbreaks on North Coast Heighten Need for Continued Vigilance in Controlling Pierce’s Disease: Widespread reports of the largest increase in Pierces disease in Napa and Sonoma counties in at least 20 years highlight the need to monitor and manage this disease and the glassy-winged-sharpshooter, an aggressive vector of the disease...

Afternoon Brief, August 26

E. & J. Gallo Announces Purchase of Talbott Vineyards: E. & J. Gallo Winery announced today that it has agreed to purchase Talbott Vineyards, one of Californias largest and most esteemed producers of 100% estate-grown wines...

Afternoon Brief, December 31

Australia's wine 'cheaper than a bottle of water': It depends what wine you're looking at and where you get your bottled water, but on some big retailers' shelves in Australia it's not too hard today to find water that is more expensive than wine...

Afternoon Brief, December 17

Bulk wine shipping and New World plantings to slow, says Rabobank: Shipping wine in bulk is set to slow, while New World plantings are also declining that's according to Rabobank's recently published World Wine Map...

Afternoon Brief, November 26

‘The wine world is under attack, and it needs to up its game’, Wine Economist Mike Veseth: Eminent wine writer and economist Mike Veseth warns that the wine world needs to combat the threat of new age prohibitionists' and authentic, interesting and affordable spirits and beers...

Afternoon Brief, October 8

TTB Establishes 11 New Viticultural Areas Within the Paso Robles Viticultural Area: On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau will publish a final rule in Federal Register establishing 11 new American viticultural areas within the existing Paso Robles viticultural area in San Luis Obispo County, California...

Afternoon Brief, July 30

Professor Claims Terroir is ‘A Myth’: The quality of some of the worlds top wines is down to a concentration of expertise rather than terroir, a French professor has argued...

Afternoon Brief, July 23

Grape harvest begins early in Temecula Wine Country: Experiencing the grape harvest in the local vineyards has rarely been on a July to-do list but thats just what is happening now in the vineyards of Temeculas Wine County and across the state...

Afternoon Brief, June 19

Economics driving California wineries to Pacific NorthWest: Speculation creeps into the conversation every time a large California winery snaps up a smaller operation and sets up shop in Oregon or Washington: The big outfits figure climate change eventually will make California too hot and dry to grow premium wine grapes, so they are moving to better conditions in the Pacific Northwest...

Afternoon Brief, April 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Paso Robles CAB Collective Announces 2014 Panelists and Moderator The Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC) will present a star-studded...