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Afternoon Brief, November 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Using Data to Assess Damage of Wine Country Fires The fires in October were the costliest in California's...

Afternoon Brief, March 16

Is the US Wine Boom Over?: What if the 40-year-long US wine boom, which increased wine consumption threefold and turned that country into the world's biggest wine market, is over...

Afternoon Brief, March 9

Total Wine Shipments to the US Expanded 3% to 399 Million Cases in 2016: For 12-months ending December 2016, Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates reports that total wine shipments into the US market expanded by 3%, nearing 400 million cases. This growth is consistent with 10 year trends and is across both domestic and imported wines...

Afternoon Brief, March 2

Winemaker Opens Up About Sexism: Judging by the volume of emails, Wine-Searcher's recent article on sexism in the wine industry definitely struck a chord, especially with a cross-section of female winemakers in Australia...

Afternoon Brief, February 28

Pending Legislation Threatens to Close as Many as 25 Maryland Wineries: The Maryland Wineries Association has been scrambling for the past couple weeks to have a proposed bill rewritten to prevent as many as one-third of its wineries from being closed immediately...

Afternoon Brief, February 23

Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset Honored with The Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Award by The Collins College of Hospitality Management: Gina Gallo, Senior Director of Winemaking of the Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery, and her husband Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of the Boisset Collection, will be awarded the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food award by The Collins College of Hospitality Management for their contributions to the wine world and hospitality industry...

Afternoon Brief, February 9

'Red Blotch Like Phylloxera for California': Following a tasting in London on Tuesday this week, Bruce Cakebread discussed some of the issues facing wineries in California, in particular drought conditions and their effect on wine style, before mentioning Red Blotch as the biggest problem for growers in the region at the moment...

Afternoon Brief, February 8

Traveling? Don't Drink the Water, Drink Wine: For many, alcohol and travel go hand-in-hand. Even when you're not in wine country, you're likely celebrating your respite from responsibility with a tipple or two...

Afternoon Brief, December 29

10 Timeless Lessons About Business from the Founders of the Biggest Wine Brand in America: Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, the founders of the world's most popular wine brand, Barefoot Wine...

Afternoon Brief, October 5

Technology Used to Fight Back Against Fakes: Counterfeit wines and spirits are big business from Glasgow to Guangdong, and the fakers are not just targeting premium brands such as top of the range Cognacs and rare vintages of first growth clarets commodity wines such as Jacob's Creek and Blossom Hill have been counterfeited...

Afternoon Brief, March 31

Figures reveal Robert Parker's declining influence on Bordeaux wine pricing: Such is Parker's present effect on the Bordeaux market that The Wine Investment Fund uses his scores as one of three pillars by which it measures the relative value of one wine against another...

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Screwcap triumphs over cork in maturation test: A selection of top Australian wines matured under both screwcap and cork led to "ground breaking" results during a blind tasting at this week's Vinitaly...

Afternoon Brief, January 2

Higher returns low risks, crucial advantages of investing in fine wine: Investors who want to enter fine wine market should know that the industry can be extremely profitable. The secret is to play it safe and not take unnecessary risks...

Afternoon Brief, November 5

New research predicts California droughts will worsen: Future droughts in California are likely to bite deeper and last longer than the one now gripping the state, according to new research into the potential effects of climate change...

Afternoon Brief, October 27

Police Investigating U.S. Winemaker's Death: Police in Oregon are investigating the death of pioneering Washington-based winemaker Eric Dunham whose body was found in Cannon Beach last Thursday...