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Afternoon Brief, October 6th

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Napa Valley’s Fairwinds Estate Winery Sues Insurer Claiming Refusal to Pay Glass Fire Claim: Fairwinds Estate Winery says one of its insurers sold it a useless insurance policy shortly before the winery was destroyed by the 2020 Glass fire...

California’s Wine Community Recognizes October’s Farmer and Farmworker Month

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October 6th - SAN FRANCISCO — California is the country’s top agricultural producer and in October the state’s wine and winegrape growing community honors the...

Afternoon Brief, June 8th

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Vintage Wine Estates and Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. Announce Closing of Business Combination: Vintage Wine Estates, one of the fastest growing U.S. wine producers with an industry leading direct-to-consumer platform, today announced that it has completed its previously announced business combination with Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company...

Agriculture and Business Coalition Disappointed in Cal/OSHA Emergency Standards Preliminary Injunction...

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IRVINE, Calif. (February 26, 2021) – In response to the decision of the Superior Court to deny motions for preliminary injunctions restraining the California Occupational Safety...

Virtual Unified Symposium Delivered the Information, Data, Networking, and Supply Connections...

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., January 29, 2021…  The virtual 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium continued the tradition of serving as a forum for the latest ideas,...

Agriculture and Business Coalition Challenge Cal/OSHA Emergency Standards to Protect Nation’s...

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (December 31, 2020) – A coalition of agricultural and business employers has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging the...

Afternoon Brief, November 25

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Supreme Court Opens Another Case of Wine: It looks like the thorny subject of interstate shipping is heading back to the US Supreme Court...

Afternoon Brief, September 4

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ABC Agents Will Be Out Labor Day Weekend: The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) today announced it will have agents out working to keep the public safe through enforcement of alcoholic beverage laws on Labor Day weekend...

Afternoon Brief, September 3

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Cowboys Fighting Fires in Napa County: Amateur firefighters are bulldozing their way through the California blazes, but some of the professionals don't seem too pleased...

COVID-19 Harvest Protocols Workbook for California Vineyards and Wineries

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Wine Institute, California Association of Winegrape Growers and California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance have developed a COVID-19 Harvest Protocols Workbook that was released during a...

California Congressional Delegation Asks USDA to Make Winegrape Growers Eligible for...

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SACRAMENTO, July 7, 2020 – California’s congressional delegation wants winegrape growers to receive financial relief through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food...

Afternoon Brief, June 26

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Courtwatch: Class Action Lawsuit Claims Copper Cane's Elouan Brand Deceives Buyers: Copper Cane has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging the company misled wine buyers because the 2017 Elouan Pinot Noir made representations on the labels, boxes, and marketing materials that the wine was made in the state of Oregon, or in the specific AVAs listed on the product's packaging but was vinified and bottled in the Napa Valley in California...

Afternoon Brief, May 29

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Caymus Winery Owner Chuck Wagner Sues California Over Tasting Room Closures: Napa veteran calls it unfair that wineries serving food can open tasting rooms while others - including all Napa wineries - cannot...

CAWG Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student Scholarships

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SACRAMENTO, May 29, 2020 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to six students. The scholarships...

Afternoon Brief, May 6

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Sonoma Wineries Are Itching to Open Up Their Doors and Invite Back Visitors: The shelter-in-place order has been hard on wineries that rely on tasting room and on-premise sales as well as their front line allies, tasting room staff and waiters, who have been out of a job...