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Afternoon Brief, August 18

U.S. women drink wine to relax, men look for high quality: Men and women are different when it comes to their wine habits. New research from Canadean finds that in the US, women drink wine in order to relax and unwind, seeking good value options, whereas men are more likely to be wine buffs, searching for high quality and new drink experiences...

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Washington wine industry prepares for another record vintage: Last years record 212,000 tons in Washington wine country will likely exceed 230,000 tons this year, according to the Northwests largest wine producer...

Afternoon Brief, July 22

New Rodney Strong Winery Installation Optimized for Quality and Economy: Last year the old 11,500 square foot warehouse behind the main Rodney Strong Winery building was used exclusively for storage, but today its a state of the art winemaking facility nearly ready for harvest...

Afternoon Brief July 15

Veraison comes early to Washington wine grapes: With one of the earliest reports ever of grapes beginning to change color in Washington state, 2014 is shaping up to be one of the warmest vintages on record...

Afternoon Brief July 14

Direct to Consumer Sales Fails to Lift the Wine Industry: The DTC movement is a wonderful idea, and there is no doubt that as regulations soften and technological efficiencies prevail, it will be a sustainable revenue stream going forward. That day is not today...

Afternoon Brief, July 7

Northwest wine growing season tracks up to 50% ahead of recent average: Globally recognized climatologist Greg Jones shared data through June 30 indicating the 2014 Pacific Northwest wine growing season is running much as 50 percent ahead of the 40-year average

Afternoon Brief, June 19

Economics driving California wineries to Pacific NorthWest: Speculation creeps into the conversation every time a large California winery snaps up a smaller operation and sets up shop in Oregon or Washington: The big outfits figure climate change eventually will make California too hot and dry to grow premium wine grapes, so they are moving to better conditions in the Pacific Northwest...

Afternoon Brief, April 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Truett-Hurst picks California paper wine bottle supplier Truett-Hurst, Inc. (Nasdaq: THST) on Thursday said it signed a deal with an...

Afternoon Brief, March 14

Trending Story: Wine Medicine Could Prevent ‘Loss of Limbs’ A pharmaceutical company has extracted a molecule found in red wine and turned it into a medicine...

Afternoon Brief, Jan. 8

Trending Story: Paso Robles CAB Collective Revved Up and Ready for 2014 CABs of Distinction Increased Regional Interest Drives Reach and Education with Additional CABs of...

Afternoon Brief, Dec. 18

Trending Story: Kurniawan found guilty Wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan has been found guilty on multiple counts of fraud worth over $1 million by a jury in...

Afternoon Brief, Nov. 8

Trending Story: ‘The biggest wine world opportunity? Ageing populations’: Direct Wines CEO Simon McMurtie from Direct Wines group believes that ageing populations are the wine worlds...