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The Future of Winemaking Is Hybrid

Why US winemakers are seeking out non-vitis vinifera grapes —Kathleen Willcox There will always be a place for conventionally produced vitis vinifera. But, in truth, more...

Afternoon Brief, October 31

Firefighters Push Back Kincade Fire and Sonoma Vintners Begin to Return Home: In the early Wednesday afternoon, many of the tens of thousands of evacuated residents of Sonoma County got word that they could return home...

Afternoon Brief, May 3

Iconic Wine Sustainability Innovator Challenges Peers: Each year at the Sonoma County Barrel Auction, the Sonoma County Vintners have recognized local wine industry icons who have shaped the heritage and history of Sonoma County winemaking. This year, they are also celebrating innovators who help propel the Sonoma County wine community forward...

Afternoon Brief, May 2

Jackson Family Wines CEO Calls for Protections Against Imports: Saying he believes foreign wine imports could exceed the number of U.S. brands sold in America by 2050, Jackson Family Wines CEO Rick Tigner on Wednesday called for a reciprocal tax to ensure fair trade, not free trade...

Afternoon Brief, March 18

Constellation Brands May Sell Cheap Wine Brands to Gallo: Constellation Brands may sell off some of its lower-end wine brands to Gallo Winery, according to CNBC. The report comes after Constellation said last month that it may sell up to 40% of its wine brands because they are underperforming...

Afternoon Brief, June 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Executive Charles Banks Sentenced to Four Years for Fraud Wine executive Charles Banks was sentenced to four...

Afternoon Brief, September 22

How the Wente Chardonnay Clone Became America's Choice: The Wente wine story began in 1883, with German immigrant C.H. Wente. He learned his craft studying winemaking under Charles Krug in Napa Valley...

Second International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality

International Scientists and Grape Producers to Discuss Recent Advances in Vineyard Mechanization July 26-29 in Fredonia, New York The Second International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and...

Afternoon Brief, March 17

Napa Winery Owner Involved in Suspected Murder-Suicide: A Napa Valley vineyard became a crime scene on Monday, as a business meeting ended with two men dead in an apparent murder-suicide over a loan gone bad...

Afternoon Brief, May 20

Treasury Wine Estates Rejects Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Offer: Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. rejected a 3.05 billion Australian dollar (US$2.85 billion) takeover bid from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., pitched as the world's No. 2 vintner grapples with a string of setbacks including poor U.S. sales that forced it destroy thousands of gallons of wine last year...

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Treasury Wine Estates rejects fresh U.S. takeover talk: Treasury Wine Estates has denied it has any plan to sell its US wine business, after Constellation Brands was the latest rival reported to have weighed up a bid...

Afternoon Brief, April 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Treasury Wine poised to cut jobs, slash costs The world's biggest listed wine company, Treasury Wine Estates, could be set...

Afternoon Brief, Dec. 11

Trending Story: Nelson Mandela's Legacy Left for a Nation and Her Wine Industry Mandela's leadership had other positive ripple effects -- for example, it helped expose...