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Afternoon Brief, June 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California White Wines Innovate Both Within and Beyond Chardonnay With expansive growing regions and a world-class reputation, California...

Afternoon Brief, June 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Is Originality Overpriced When It Comes to Wine? Replica Wine, a Colorado company, is reverse-engineering famous wines to...

California Wine Sales in U.S. Market Hit $35.2 Billion in 2017

San Francisco — California wine shipments in the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $35.2 billion in 2017, up 3% from the previous...

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Concern over Accurate Labeling Grows Despite decades in which California wine producers have sadly, yet legally and profitably labeled their products as "Champagne," and "Port," advocates of what a geographical place really conveys are finally fighting to get what they believe is essential information conveyed to consumers at large...

Afternoon Brief, March 13

The Nexus Linking IBM, California Wine, and Climate Modeling This month, IBM announced the creation of a cloud-based geospatial information and analytics service. Its designed to help people analyze big data sets comprising information such as satellite images, climate models, and tweets, or more localized data like feeds from IoT sensors...

Afternoon Brief, March 12

40 Wines That Changed the Way We Drink Some wines are good, some are bad, and some are significant. Here are 40 that made a difference...

Afternoon Brief, March 9

A Veteran Winemaker Throws Out the Wine-Selling Playbook Adam Lee wants to shake things up. "Selling wine isn't what I like to do," Lee says. He's good at it, of course. Lee is a darling of wine writers and consumers because he is outspoken, generous with his time and thoughts, and because, well, he makes darn good wine...

Afternoon Brief, March 8

Wine Institute and Compli Launch New DTC Compliance Website Wine Institute and Compli have collaborated to create a new and improved direct-to-consumer website, State Shipping Laws for Wineries, that offers the California wine industry a comprehensive resource on all state shipping compliance rules consolidated into a single place...

Afternoon Brief, February 21

Sonoma County Grape Growers Battle Frost After Early Bud Break Below-freezing temperatures that can damage Sonoma County's $575 million grape crop before it even develops are prompting some growers to launch an unusually early campaign to protect their vineyards from frost...

Turrentine Brokerage Comments on Preliminary California Winegrape Crush Report

Preliminary Winegrape Crush Report is 4.007 Million Tons February 9, 2018, Novato, CA – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2017 has...

Ciatti Comments on 2017 California Winegrape Crush Report

(February 9, 2018, San Rafael, CA) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture Preliminary Grape Crush Report was released today. The information provided in...

California Preliminary Grape Crush Report

SACRAMENTO – The 2017 crush totaled 4,233,288 tons, up less than half of a percent from the 2016 crush of 4,217,154 tons. Red wine varieties...

California Wine 2017 Harvest Report

Strong Quality Across the State as Ample Rain Ends Drought SAN FRANCISCO — California’s 2017 wine harvest wrapped up early this fall following summer heat...

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fires Won't Destroy California Wine Industry Fires are still burning in northern California as you read this, and...

Wine Institute Releases Results of New California Wine Tourism Survey

SAN FRANCISCO — Results of a new online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults who recently visited California wine country were released today,...