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Afternoon Brief, September 15

New technology tested as first wine grapes arrive: A new grape sorting system with the brains of a computer is giving Columbia Crest red winemaker Laura Sorge more control over the grapes that make it into this year's vintage...

Afternoon Brief, September 5

Winemaker Loses Right Hand in Harvest Accident: To veteran winemaker Bruno D'Alfonso, the screams exploding from the neighboring winery were eerily familiar, reminiscent of a sailing trip many years ago to Santa Cruz Island with his former boss, Richard Sanford...

Afternoon Brief, September 4

Former Napa Wine Executive Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion Scheme: Martin Christopher Edwards of the Wine Tasting Network was sentenced Tuesday to 33 months in prison for his involvement in an embezzlement and tax evasion scheme, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Wednesday...

Afternoon Brief, August 22

Napa Valley May Cut Back on New Wineries: With more than 500 wineries in Napa Valley, some leaders are asking if it's time to consider a moratorium on new ones...

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 8

El Nino forecast drops 20 percent for Northern California: Early reports indicate that the chance of having a strong El Niño season this winter has dropped, according to the National Weather Service...

Afternoon Brief, August 7

Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison: Rudy Kurniawan, the first person to be tried and convicted in a U.S. federal court for counterfeiting wine, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison...

Afternoon Brief, August 4

Wine brand heritage doesn’t matter, Glossing the Rex Goliath effect: The success of newer US wine brands such as Rex Goliath and Barefoot suggests a new generation places less value on provenance and heritage than on what the drinks say about them...

Afternoon Brief July 16

Wine corks may owe quality to gene activity: Even the most superb wine won't last without its cork, but the quality of this renewable oaken resource has nose-dived in recent years. A new genetic study of trees that produce high- and low-quality cork divulges some clues behind this decline, hinting at a possible link to climate change...

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, April 28

Study links California drought to global warming: Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for a harsh winter that mercifully has just ended in many places…

Afternoon Brief, March 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Wine.com Hires Wilfred Wong to Expand Research, Grow Social Media, and Make Wine More Accessible Wine.com, the nations #1 online...

Afternoon Brief, Feb 14

Trending Story: US Labels Leading Non-European Fine Wines Earlier this week (10 February) the first analysis of Liv-exs new multi-region index showed that Italian wines, particularly Gaja, were bucking...

Afternoon Brief, Feb 13

Trending Story: Treasury Wine could deliver $2bn through US division sale: Merrill Lynch Treasury Wine Estates is under renewed pressure to sell its troubled US division...

Afternoon Brief, Nov. 26

Trending Story: Sequencing study lifts veil on wine’s microbial terroir Its widely accepted that terroir the unique blend of a vineyards soils, water and climate sculpts...