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Afternoon Brief, January 22nd

Bomb Blows Up French Wine War: A dispute between French producers and importers of Spanish wine is getting darker, with violence returning to the south of France...

Legislation Introduced to Extend Pierce’s Disease Control Program

SACRAMENTO, January 19, 2024 - This week, Assemblywoman Dawn Addis, (D-Morro Bay) introduced AB 1861 to extend a vital program within the California Department...

Afternoon Brief, November 13th

Italian Watchdog Launches Wine Bottle Cartel Investigation: The Italian competition authority, the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), has launched an investigation into a possible cartel among manufacturers of wine bottles...

CAWG-Sponsored Legislation Sent to Governor 

SACRAMENTO, September 14, 2023 –This week, SB 659 (Ashby, D-Sacramento), which is co-sponsored by  the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), cleared its final...

CAWG Sponsored COVID-19 Financial Relief Legislation Advances 

SACRAMENTO, April 26, 2023 – Today, the Senate Committee on Labor, Public  Employment, and Retirement approved SB 375 (Alvarado-Gil, D-Jackson) by a 3-1 vote. ...

Afternoon Brief, February 1st

How a California Premium Winery Quickly Flipped Its Boomer-Dominated Consumer Base to Younger Generations: Amid more sobering reports this month that wine is becoming an increasingly tougher sell to younger, diverse generations came two surprising signs that the industry can quickly and successfully change course...

CAWG Announces 2023 Awards of Excellence Recipients 

SACRAMENTO, December 6, 2022--The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) announced the selection of Central Coast grower Dana Merrill as the 2023 Grower of...

Winegrape Growers Endorse Duarte for Congress 

SACRAMENTO, July 26, 2022 - The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has announced its endorsement of John Duarte for the 13th Congressional District.  Duarte...

Afternoon Brief, January 12th

The Wine Industry Pledged to Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity—Has Anything Changed?: In 2020, several critical events caused the wine industry to reckon with the underrepresentation and mistreatment of marginalized groups in all sectors of the trade. The industry found itself under intense scrutiny from within and without...

Afternoon Brief, January 6th

Republic National Distributing Company Purchases White Mountain Beverage: Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the national distributor and broker of premium wine and spirits, purchased White Mountain Beverage, an independent Anheuser-Busch wholesaler, combining wine and spirits with beer to have one consolidated route to market...

CAWG President John Aguirre to Step Down After 12 Years

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 6, 2022 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) announced the planned departure of its president, John Aguirre, effective May 31,...

CAWG Elects New Board Officers and Directors

Tom Slater Assumes Role as Chair SACRAMENTO, Dec. 1, 2021 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has announced the election of new board...

Afternoon Brief, November 24th

The WBWE Has Been the First International Wine Fair to Take Place in the West in 2021: The 13th WBWE (World Bulk Wine Exhibition) brought together 265 wineries from 15 different countries and received more than 4000 professional visitors from 57 nationalities...

CAWG Applauds Repeal of Disruptive Farming Laws in India

California’s Sikh Farmers Celebrate Success of Yearlong Protest Against Attempted Agricultural Market Reforms in India SACRAMENTO, Nov. 23, 2021 – For the past year, India’s farmers...

Afternoon Brief, October 4th

Four Dead on Family Vineyard in Freak Wine-Making Accident: Two brothers and a father and son were found dead after trying to save each other from the one-in-a-million disaster...