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Afternoon Brief, April 30

Amazon Ramps Up Wine Sales: Retailers across sectors have been closing at a swift clip as more sales move to the web. The wine business is not immune to this trend and Amazon, since its 2017 acquisition of Whole Foods, does not intend to miss out on its piece of the wine-fueled pie...

Afternoon Brief, January 8

Napa County Winery Permit Enforcement Deadline Spurs Scramble for Professionals: Napa County is undertaking a sizable effort this year to tighten enforcement of limits on how much local wineries can grow. But with less than three months until a deadline to file for permit modifications, there's growing concern among the small cadre of professionals usually tasked with such documentation about meeting the deadline...

Afternoon Brief, December 14

The Great Haut-Brion Price Hack: It's no surprise that the most expensive wine traded on the Liv-Ex fine wine exchange in 2018 was one that dragged the superlatives from the critics. Such wines are obviously rare and expensive, especially when they come from Bordeaux, but we've found a little hack that could see you getting similar quality for a much-reduced price...

Afternoon Brief, November 30

Napa Vintner, Oregon Officials Meet to Defuse Wine-Labeling Dispute: Oregon regulators and a California winery accused of misrepresenting the Oregon origins of its bestselling pinot noir, an act which infuriated local winemakers, said Thursday after a preliminary meeting they're hopeful they can resolve the dispute...

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Wine Sellers Charge "Gangster Tactics" by Liquor Commission over Shipping Sales A national group of wine sellers is accusing the New Hampshire Liquor Commission of abusing its power and using "gangster tactics" to block wine shipments from out of state, the latest in an ongoing spat between the two groups over sales...

Afternoon Brief, April 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Thornhill Wins Wine Brand Infringement Case CustomVine admits to using Turn Key and other brands to sell 'inferior'...

Afternoon Brief, December 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New York State Fines Southern Glazer's in 'Pay to Play' Scheme A giant wine and liquor wholesaler whose...

Afternoon Brief, July 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Most of California's Wine Grapes Should Find a Home by Harvest A mid-June review by Turrentine Brokerage of...

Afternoon Brief, June 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Richard Mendelson's Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure Wins International Prizes Richard Mendelson's Appellation Napa...

Allies or Adversaries: The Wine & Weed Debate

Do you think that pot will take a huge bite out of wine sales or is this just a tempest in a teapot? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on which state you’re in, literally and figuratively.

Telluride Wine Festival & ​Cultivating Spirits​ Team Up to Introduce ...

Telluride, CO - June 1, 2017: For 36 years, the Telluride Wine Festival has introduced unique experiences in wine, spirits, beer, and the culinary...

Afternoon Brief, May 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: It’s What’s in the Bottle That Counts ... Or Is It? The lab supervisor of a well-known Sonoma...

Afternoon Brief, May 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Worker Killed in Fall at Sutter Home Winery in St. Helena A worker installing refrigeration piping at Sutter...

Afternoon Brief, April 19

California's First 'Wine & Weed Symposium' Arrives in August California has been a powerful force on the global wine scene for decades. Meanwhile, the state's never been a slouch when it comes to high quality cannabis either...

Afternoon Brief, February 3

Sonoma County Vintners Announces New Organization Appointments: Sonoma County Vintners announced several new organizational appointments during their 2017 Annual Membership meeting on February 1, 2017...