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Afternoon Brief, February 1

Malibu Winery Sues Electricity Company After Fire: Cielo Farms winery, along with multiple homeowners, filed a suit at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday (29 January), blaming Southern California Edison (SCE) for the losses caused by the Woolsey Fire ...

Afternoon Brief, January 28

Winegrowers Instructed on 'Future-Proofing' Napa Wine in the Digital Age: Is Napas wine industry ready for the future? Paul Mabray thinks not. Mabray, CEO of market research company Emetry.io, offered this take at a Napa Valley Grapegrowers symposium Wednesday, ..

Sampling Tannin Kits, Fining Kits, Oak Chips & Staves, and Yeast...

Come say hi! BSG Wine will be sampling various products at the BSG Wine booth this year, including items such as: tannin kits, fining...

Preventing Stuck Fermentations While Preserving Wine Quality

“If you’ve ever had a stuck ferment, you want to avoid that in the future. In the past, I’ve battled with stuck fermentations that were mainly fructose, and they’re a bear to restart.”

Advancements in Protein Stability & CMC vs. Traditional Cold Stabilization

Consumers don’t enjoy seeing haze or tartrate crystals floating around in their wines. Therefore, protein stability as well as the cold stabilization of wines happens in cellars all over the world. Winemakers and cellar crew dread the time consuming and energy-intensive process of stabilization by chilling, seeding, and racking the wine off the tartrate crystals or fining agents. Fortunately, breakthroughs in innovative technologies have led to the creation of products that stabilize the wine without going through this subtractive process.

Afternoon Brief, December 7

Denver Wine Collector Loses $1.7 Million to Crooked Vendor, Sues Insurer: A Denver wine collector who once ran the nation's fourth largest HMO has sued an insurance company for failing to cover his losses after a California vendor took the collector's payment for $1.7 million and instead of using it to buy wine, spent the money to hire female escorts, buy luxury cars and pay his daughter's college tuition...

Afternoon Brief, October 26

Wine Industry Wants Greater Say in Sonoma County Groundwater Regulation: Vintners and wine industry representatives on Tuesday pressed Sonoma County supervisors to give farming interests a greater say in how California's new law governing groundwater is put into place on a local level...

Finishing Tannins on the Rise

“American wine consumption is rapidly rising, especially in the premium red blend tier,” Lueck says, “and many producers are turning to non-barrel alternatives in the ageing process to produce a premium product while using cellar space efficiently.”

Afternoon Brief, March 2

California Drought Restrictions Lifted in Russian River Area: California regulators have ended mandatory water cutbacks along tributaries of the Russian River, but will continue to require property owners to report how much water they use...

Afternoon Brief, July 9

Herbicide Blast Endangers Lodi Vines: Lodi grapegrowers are uneasily waiting to learn if their vines are damaged and whether they can legally harvest their grapes after a cloud of unexpected herbicides drifted across their vineyards in May...