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Afternoon Brief, August 15

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Searching for the Truth About Smoke Taint: With wildfires still blazing, Tom Jarvis tells you all you need to know about the effect on grapes...

Afternoon Brief, August 8

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Sexism Sparks Token Wine Gestures: Trump openly boasts about sexual molestation, Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape and Rolf Harris was found guilty of indecent assault...

Afternoon Brief, July 3

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fire Risk for Napa County Vineyards A huge wildfire has crossed over into Napa County, less than a...

Afternoon Brief, June 19

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Devil Seeks Forgiveness from Merlot The man who single-handedly slaughtered the great grape's reputation fronts up to...

Afternoon Brief, June 12

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lead Flips to 'No' in Napa’s Measure C Close Election on Oaks and Vineyards After an early lead...

Afternoon Brief, June 5

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Premium Private Label Wines Driving Growth If your idea of a private label wine is "Two-Buck Chuck" from...

Afternoon Brief, May 30

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Cult Cabs: Why Screaming Eagle Fetches Top Dollar The shock lingered with the crowd under the white tent...

Close Calls as 44 Best of Class Wines Clash in Dan...

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As we gathered for the judging of the sweepstakes wines at the Dan Berger International Wine Competition earlier this month, the suspense was killing us. Did any of the wines we loved on our panel make it? Not that it really mattered. We trusted all the wines would be great. And we knew there would be some Berger ringers: we anticipated a Gamay Noir, as he mentioned it the night before at the judges dinner, graciously hosted by the generous Cline Family at their stunning Jacuzzi facility, where they served grass fed beef from their Meadowbrook Ranch accompanied by a panoply of produce from their Green String Farms. The meal was as memorable as the bottle of 1978 Ahlgren Zin brought by long-time judge Tom Bohr.

Afternoon Brief, May 22

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping: Zinfandel and Rosé on the Rise, While Red Blends Underperform Their Peers In January, we...

Afternoon Brief, May 15

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lasers Battle Birds in Sonoma County Vineyard Scarecrows, raptors and robotic facsimiles, propane cannons, reflective flags, netting -...

Afternoon Brief, April 24

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa County Winegrape Value Hits Record $750M with Big Cabernet Sauvignon Jump Napa County's winegrape harvest last year...

Afternoon Brief, April 17

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winners of the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge Announced Kokomo Wines of the Dry Creek Valley, a grower-winemaker...

Afternoon Brief, April 10

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Growers Sue Napa Winery for Rejecting Grapes Allegedly Tainted by Smoke A Calistoga couple has filed suit against...

Afternoon Brief, April 3

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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, March 27

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: TTB Targets Consignment Wine Sales The United States' three-tier system - which was put in place upon the...