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Afternoon Brief, March 6

Ballot Measure to Protect Napa County’s Forests and Its Water Resources Filed for 2020 General Election: Napa Growers and Vintners for Responsible Agriculture has requested that the Napa Department of Elections prepare a title and summary for the Napa Valley Water Sustainability Initiative to be voted on the November 2020 ballot...

Afternoon Brief, February 27

A big correction in the prices for excess North Coast grapes and wine is not only making it potentially more challenging for vintners to tap working capital but also raising the possibility of having to write down inventory ...

Afternoon Brief, February 7

Every aspect of the wine and winegrape industry, from science and technology to trends and markets, came under the microscope as experts, economists, scientists and researchers from around the world shared their perspectives with thousands of industry professionals at the 26th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (Unified), which wrapped up here today ...

Afternoon Brief, October 21

Wineries Sue Insurers for $20 Million in Smoke Taint Losses - Kunde and Vintage Wine Estates (VWE) have filed suit against their insurers at Sonoma County Superior Court collectively seeking approximately $20 million in losses. The wineries claim their insurers wrongfully refused to pay for smoke taint damages caused by the October 2017 Northern California wildfires ...

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...