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Afternoon Brief, June 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student Scholarships The California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation...

Afternoon Brief, May 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Truett-Hurst Reports Sales Decrease Truett-Hurst Inc. of Healdsburg on Thursday reported that its net sales for the past...

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bordeaux 2016: Prices Creeping Ever Upwards Château Pape Clément has released its red and white wines this morning,...

Afternoon Brief, April 7

U.S. Producers Betting on Rosé and Challenging French Dominance "Is it on? Yes, it's definitely on. Pink is trending; it's a heavy trending thing, and I don't see it going away at all," says sommelier and author Christopher Sawyer, who recently judged in the Rosé Today Wine Competition...

Afternoon Brief, March 14

Jackson Building a New Winery in Oregon: Jackson Family Wines is building a new winery in Oregon from scratch to help cope with its substantially increased vineyard holdings in the state...

Afternoon Brief, February 14

California Wine Exports Reach Record $1.62 Billion in 2016: U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.62 billion in winery revenues in 2016, a new record. Despite challenges from a strong dollar, winery revenues were up 1% from 2015. Volume was 412.7 million liters or 45.9 million cases…

Afternoon Brief, February 10

Preliminary Winegrape Crush Report Is 4.0 Million Tons: The California Department of Food and Agricultures Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2016 has been released. It is a critical barometer for the wine and grape industry, containing tons crushed and prices of wine grapes sold during the 2016 harvest...

Afternoon Brief, February 9

'Red Blotch Like Phylloxera for California': Following a tasting in London on Tuesday this week, Bruce Cakebread discussed some of the issues facing wineries in California, in particular drought conditions and their effect on wine style, before mentioning Red Blotch as the biggest problem for growers in the region at the moment...

Afternoon Brief, January 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Judgment of Paris No Clear-Cut Decision It's practically written into the annals of time at this point. A...

Afternoon Brief, January 19

Big Blends Take Over US Wine Lists: Restaurant wine sales in the United States are down and enormous wineries are starting to dominate wine lists, which could change the way people learn about wine...

Afternoon Brief, December 27

Trinchero Family Estates Announces Purchase of the Five Rivers Winery Facility in Paso Robles AVA: Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) today announced its purchase of the Five Rivers Winery facility in located in the Paso Robles AVA. TFE purchased the site from Fetzer Vineyards, who has owned it since 2000...

Afternoon Brief, December 19

World Politics Could Sour the Cost of Wine: Mixing the world of politics and wine might be a bit like oil and water for some readers. But there comes a point, and it could come soon, that politically-based decisions could have a huge impact on wine and particularly the cost of wine...

Afternoon Brief, December 16

Premier Crude – Blackmail, Sex and Fraud: Here's a judicial irony. John Fox, 66, who pled guilty in August to defrauding his wine customers at Berkeley's bankrupt Premier Cru of $45 million, got a shorter prison sentence because he paid for sex...

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Huneeus Vintners Buys Napa Valley's St. Clement Vineyards from Treasury Wine Estates: Treasury Wine Estates has sold Napa Valley's St. Clement Vineyards to Napa-based Huneeus Vintners LLC, according to public records and company representatives...

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Lawsuit over Paso Robles Vineyard Wells Reveals Growing Water Fight: A lawsuit in California's Paso Robles wine region could impact how vintners in an increasingly thirsty region get their water...