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Afternoon Brief, September 18

Would New Fee Empower Wine Country Marketing Efforts? : Should Santa Barbara County wineries impose a two percent fee on each bottle sold to help pay for regional marketing efforts? The staff and board members of the Santa Barbara Vintners certainly believe so...

Afternoon Brief, September 3

Can New Grapes Save the Wine Industry from Climate Change? : Heat waves, frost, rainstorms: As climate change continues to present challenges in vineyards, vintners across the globe are trying to figure out how to manage new and ever-changing conditions...

Afternoon Brief, August 26

Wine Drinkers Face an Uncertain and Precarious Future: American wine drinkers find themselves in what could legitimately be called the Golden Age of Wine. The unprecedented selection and diversity of wines available continue to increase ...

Afternoon Brief, April 17

CEO of Francis Ford Coppola's Wine Pursuits Talks Reading the Consumer Zeitgeist: Forward-thinking has served Francis Ford Coppola in his pursuits in film, wine, hospitality and now cannabis. At the helm of much of this business is Corey Beck...

Pata Negra Cava Arrives in the United States

As sparkling wine sales continue to climb, Spain’s best kept secret debuts in the United States New York, NY (January 9, 2017) – Pata Negra Cava,...

Afternoon Brief, December 26

California North Coast Wine M&A Slows in 2017 Amid Smaller Crop The brisk pace for sales of North Coast vineyards, wine brands and wineries in recent years slowed in 2017. It was a "roller-coaster ride" of a growing year that ended with a long, likely below-average-sized harvest punctuated by record September temperatures and October wildfires...

Afternoon Brief, February 23

Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset Honored with The Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Award by The Collins College of Hospitality Management: Gina Gallo, Senior Director of Winemaking of the Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery, and her husband Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of the Boisset Collection, will be awarded the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food award by The Collins College of Hospitality Management for their contributions to the wine world and hospitality industry...

Afternoon Brief, November 1

Winery Association Leaders Converge in Washington, D.C. for Inaugural Conference: "You can't find a successful wine region that doesn't have a strong winery association tied to it." So proclaims George Christie, President of the Wine Industry Network and primary organizer of the Wine Association Leadership Conference that's taking place in conjunction with USBevX 2017, this coming February 22-24 in Washington, DC...

Afternoon Brief, October 27

Kansas Authorities Arrest Man for Fraud After Thousands of Dollars Worth of Napa Wine Disappears: Three Napa wineries may finally get some of their gold-medal winning wine worth tens of thousands of dollars back after James Allen Hall was arrested Friday in Wichita, Kansas...

Afternoon Brief, July 27

People Spend as Much on Legal Weed as They Do on Alcohol: Consumers are reaching for cannabis nearly as often as they are for a can of beer, a new report has found...

Afternoon Brief, May 20

Gallo expands vineyard holdings in Napa Valley: E&J Gallo Winery announced Tuesday that it has purchased 642 acres in the Napa Valley as the nations No. 1 vintner makes further inroads into the North Coast wine industry...

Afternoon Brief: May 8

Napa city planners ease up on 75% local-grape rule for wineries in industrial zones: A board member for the Commons, formerly Napa Valley Corporate Park, argued for the change, saying the clash of city and county rules has driven winemakers south to industrial sites near unincorporated Napa County Airport...

Afternoon Brief, March 18

U.S. Authorities Sink Underwater Wine Maturation: Wineries will have to scuttle plans to age their wines under the sea after American authorities torpedoed the practice...

Afternoon Brief, March 3

California sues Gallo Glass for use of hazardous materials in wine bottles: According to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Department of Toxic Substance Control, California's top prosecutor accuses the company of illegally using recycled hazardous dust laced with lead, arsenic, cadmium and selenium...

Afternoon Brief, November 11

Announcing Wine Enthusiast's 2014 Wine Star Award Winners: Each year since 2000, the editors of Wine Enthusiast have honored individuals whose vision has impacted the wine and spirits industries with our Wine Star Awards...