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Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Welcomes Seven Master Sommeliers to Its...

St. Louis, MO (September 11, 2019) – The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas ™ is proud to welcome seven members to the organization: Nick...

Afternoon Brief, August 29

Documents Bolster Winery Race Discrimination Case: Their winery is gone, their vineyard is gone, and a lot of their money is gone, but the Sterling brothers are persisting in their racial discriminatory lending lawsuit against the bank that seized their properties in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties...

Afternoon Brief, August 20

California ABC Launches Amazon Investigation: The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will open an investigation of Amazon after a story by Wine-Searcher revealed Amazon is flouting the conditions of its liquor license in Los Angeles...

Afternoon Brief, April 16

Duckhorn Wine CEO: Planning for Luxury Market After Boomers, Coping with New Napa County Regulations: Napa Valley-based Duckhorn Wine Company makes ultrapremium and luxury brands Decoy, Duckhorn, Goldeneye, Paraduxx, Migration, Canvasback from Washington state and Calera from the California Central Coast...

Afternoon Brief, December 28

Highs and Lows for Wineries: The South Okanagan wine industry had a tough time with smoke and the threat of fires this summer, but still managed to have a successful year with new events and wineries joining the scene...

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...

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Welcomes 6 Master Sommeliers to Its...

NAPA, CA (December 11, 2018) – The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas ™ is proud to welcome six members to the organization: Dana Gaiser of...

Afternoon Brief, October 31

Legal Strategies for Grape Growers When Wineries Talk 'Smoke Taint' After Wildfires: Following on last year's Northern California firestorm in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano counties, various North Bay regions have also seen wildfires in 2018...

Afternoon Brief, October 19

As North Coast Grape Harvest Nears End, Wine Industry Frets About Oversupply: As he walked around a cabernet sauvignon vineyard along a hilly stretch just west of Lake Sonoma this week, Clay Mauritson couldn't help but be bullish about his 2018 grape vintage...

Afternoon Brief, October 17

Big Wine Brands' Bizarre Beginnings: Wine is weird. After grapes are plucked from vines, cleaned and crushed (or not), they're ready for fermentation. Eukaryotic microorganisms go in, consume sugar, and burp out carbon dioxide and alcohol...

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Wine Publicity: Good wine writers look for what appeals to their audience. Who is their reader and are they strictly looking for an examination of wine quality - or lack thereof - or are they seeking lifestyle pieces where the quirky winemaker and extravagant vintner steal the show...

Afternoon Brief, September 10

Smoky Summers May Taint Washington Wine, but This WSU Researcher Is Shedding Light on the Problem: Tom Collins opens the flap to the black canvas tent and the smoke starts seeping out. He steps inside and pulls a mask over his mouth and nose. Two rows of grapevines stretch beyond him...

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Welcomes Twenty-Four New Masters to Its...

Years of preparation finally pay off for the twenty-four newest members of the Court of Master Sommeliers ST LOUIS, MO (September 5, 2018) –The Court of...

Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Announces New Chair and Vice Chair...

Devon Broglie and Matt Stamp assume Chair and Vice Chair Positions on the Board of Directors for the Court of Master Sommelier, Americas Napa,...

Afternoon Brief, May 21

Sweeping Trade Bill Passes a Key Senate Vote: A flurry of last-minute deal-making on the Senate floor on Thursday rescued President Obama's ambitious trade agenda from defeat, breaking a filibuster to advance legislation that would empower the president to complete a sweeping, 12-nation Pacific trade accord...