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Afternoon Brief, June 19th

Politicians Are Quietly Creating a New Route for Restaurants to Sell Wine: Working Lunch: It's an often-overlooked channel with plenty of room for growth, according to a lobbyist in the trenches...

Afternoon Brief, January 23rd

Selling a Younger Generation on Wine: The wine industry is failing to engage younger consumers, but what can it do to change that?...

Afternoon Brief, November 18th

Flooding in South-East Australia Set to Hit Wine Production: Wine producers in south-east Australia have been taking stock of flood damage and some fear significantly reduced yields, although the total proportion of vineyards affected remains unclear...

Afternoon Brief, August 11th

Hitler-Themed Wine for Sale in Supermarkets Sparks Outrage: Wine bottles featuring an image of Adolf Hitler on their labels have sparked outrage, after it was reported that they were being sold in supermarkets...

Afternoon Brief, June 14th

Self-Driving Tractors Could Be Widespread on California Farms by Next Year: At Georges III Vineyard, a famous plot in the Napa Valley town of Rutherford that produces $150 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon, a tractor is moving through vine rows. It’s a small, white vehicle, somewhat resembling a souped-up golf cart...

Afternoon Brief, April 13th

Sustainability Lies in Wine Technology: Ironically, it turns out that sustainable wine production may need more human intervention, not less...

Afternoon Brief, April 12th

The Largest European Conference Focused on Technical Innovation in the Wine Industry Is Coming to the US: Wine Industry Network is proud to partner with VINIDEA to launch the ENOFORUM USA event in Santa Rosa, CA, on May 11th...

Afternoon Brief, October 13th

California Insurance Commissioner Orders Key Fixes for Winery, Vineyard, Farm Insurance Policies After Fire Losses: California’s top insurance regulator on Tuesday announced two key steps intended to help many vintners, wine grape growers and other farmers that have been locked out of commercial insurance coverage after massive wildfires across the state in the past several years...

Afternoon Brief, October 11th

Santé Magazine International Wine & Spirits Competition Winners Announced: The industry is entering a post-pandemic world: hospitality is coming back strong and consumer demand is trending upward. People are ready to celebrate— with the best wines and spirits available...

Afternoon Brief, December 15th

International Experts Discuss a Reimagined Wine Industry at Wine2Wine Business Forum: At the virtual exhibition, professionals from around the globe focused their attention on inclusivity, and how transparency, empathy, and equity can transform the business of wine...

Afternoon Brief, September 16

California Farmworkers Say They Didn’t Get Masks During Wildfires: Availability of N95 masks for farmworkers looked as hazy as the orange sky in California this week...

Afternoon Brief, September 11

The Lawrence Family and CEO Carlton McCoy Jr. Announce the Acquisition of Napa Valley's Burgess Cellars: The Lawrence Family, owners of Napa Valley's iconic Heitz Cellar and CEO and Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy, Jr. have acquired celebrated producer Burgess Cellars on Howell Mountain...

Afternoon Brief, July 16

In Wine Country, Coronavirus Cases Rise in Cramped Farmworker Housing: As Eppie Ordaz, a grape grower in Sonoma County, readies his vineyard for the late August harvest season, he is stocking masks and gloves for employees, planning empty rows to allow workers to keep their distance, and putting extra disinfectants and sanitation stations into place...

Afternoon Brief, June 17

A Black Winemaking Revolution in the Making: As Black Lives Matter protests drive more business to black winemakers, some wonder if a change is going to come...

Afternoon Brief, June 5

More Drinkers Cut Than Increase Alcohol in Lockdown, Survey Says: People missing out on drinking in restaurants and bars during coronavirus lockdowns are not entirely making up for it by pouring more at home, a survey of nine countries conducted on behalf of beer, wine and spirits companies showed...