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Smith-Madrone Now Represented in Germany and Austria

Napa Valley Riesling goes to the ‘heartland’ of Riesling Napa Valley, California and Burghausen, Germany, September 2019 --- Effective September 2019 the estate-vineyard wines of...

Afternoon Brief, May 29

Fire, Smoke Damages Windsor Winery Warehouse, 300 Barrels of Wine: Fire Tuesday night sparked by staining rags badly damaged a Windsor winery warehouse and some 300 barrels of wine, according to a Sonoma County Fire District official. The Hillview Road fire at Notre Vue Estate Winery and Vineyard...

Afternoon Brief, March 14

It’s Snowing in California Vineyards, and Winemakers Are Loving it - Whether or not you're a skier or snowboarder, you know the adage. If it's raining in San Francisco, it must be snowing in Tahoe ...

Afternoon Brief, March 8

How Producers Dial in the Right Shade of Pink for Rosé: Midway between red and white wines, rosé is a style that requires precision-getting the balance right, in terms of color, aromatics, texture, and freshness. An appealing rosé needs aromatics, but to please a broad range of consumers it also needs to stay on the bright and refreshing side of things...

Afternoon Brief, February 11

WineDirect Sues Former Employees for Allegedly Misappropriating Trade Secrets: WineDirect Inc. is suing two former employees for allegedly misappropriating trade secrets to benefit their e-commerce platform, according to the complaint ...

Afternoon Brief, January 10

Important Crush Report May Be Impacted by Government Shutdown: The ongoing federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, may soon affect a key program of great importance to winegrape growers. Thursday, Jan. 10 is the deadline for wineries to submit grape purchase data from the 2018 harvest to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service Pacific Region office...

Afternoon Brief, December 14

The Great Haut-Brion Price Hack: It's no surprise that the most expensive wine traded on the Liv-Ex fine wine exchange in 2018 was one that dragged the superlatives from the critics. Such wines are obviously rare and expensive, especially when they come from Bordeaux, but we've found a little hack that could see you getting similar quality for a much-reduced price...

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Your Wine Brand Could Be Lost in One Single Trademark Infringement: The landscape of the alcoholic beverage industry in the new millennium looks dramatically different than the drinks business of the 20th century.

Afternoon Brief, August 8

Sexism Sparks Token Wine Gestures: Trump openly boasts about sexual molestation, Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape and Rolf Harris was found guilty of indecent assault...

Afternoon Brief, March 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Massive Côte du Rhône Fine-Wine Fraud Uncovered by French Police Some 66.5 million bottles of wine, the equivalent...

Afternoon Brief, March 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Future Prospects for the International Wine Markets International wine markets undergo constant change. Traditional European wine markets decrease...

Success for the First Vinexpo Explorer

13 September 2017 - The very first Vinexpo Explorer, which took place in Vienna (Austria) on 11 & 12 September, was a hit with...

Afternoon Brief, September 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Harvest Reaches Crisis Point If you want to pick grapes, California can use your help. A heat...

Afternoon Brief, January 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Marijuana and Labor Shortages Are Giving the Wine Industry a Headache The U.S. wine industry is poised for...

Afternoon Brief, December 30

North Coast Vintners Celebrate a Banner Year for Sparkling Wine: It's been a banner year for sparkling wine as consumers expand their thirst for bubbly well beyond New Year's Eve—and North Coast producers are celebrating...