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Bold Predictions Session 2: New Regulations Impacting the Wine Industry

Healdsburg, CA, March 20, 2024— Registration is now open for Wine Industry Network’s (WIN) second session of the 2024 Bold Predictions: Wine Industry Leadership...

Afternoon Brief, February 13th

January Deep Freeze Causes Near-Total Loss in Okanagan Vineyards: The Okanagan’s grape crop has been decimated by a mid-January freeze with losses expected to approach 100 percent this year...

Afternoon Brief, January 23rd

Why Sokol Blosser Is Adding an Ingredients List to Its Wine Labels: Generally speaking, the wine industry has long resisted putting an ingredients list on wine labels...

Afternoon Brief, January 16th

The #1 Reason Why U.S. Consumers Are Buying Less Wine: The downturn in U.S. wine sales is real and substantial, confirmed by multiple data sources and extends all the way to actual consumption. Pandemic effects, inflation, competition, high inventories and channel switching all have had impacts, but don’t explain the downturn completely...

Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty Assists Wine Businesses with All Matters of...

DP&F Law (Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty PC) is a full-service law firm established in 1964, with offices in Napa and Santa Rosa. DP&F is...

Afternoon Brief, May 17th

Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley Vintner and Investor Brion Wise Acquires Mark Herold Wines: Wise, proprietor of BRION and B. Wise Vineyards, today announces the acquisition of Mark Herold Wines...

DP&F: An Industry Leader in Wine Law, Offering Comprehensive Legal Counsel

Founded in Napa in 1964, Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty PC (DP&F) provides legal representation to clients from all over the world in the alcohol...

Impact Napa: Doing Business in the Time of COVID

Join us for our 13th annual Impact Napa Conference. This year, the panel will focus on doing business in the time of Covid. Panelists...

Afternoon Brief, September 11

Why X Marks the Spot for Selling Wine - Generation X, the most infamously pilloried and self-deprecating population cohort the world has known since it started naming generations, may finally get its due ...

Upcoming Seminar Highlights Legal Challenges Facing Wine Industry in 2020

“If all of the brokers and analysts are correct, we’re heading into another tough cycle for our wine industry,” predicts George Christie, President and CEO of the Healdsburg, CA based Wine Industry Network (WIN). “Tough times affect everyone. But the ones that remain the most unscathed are those trying to stay ahead of the issues and become as educated as possible.”

Afternoon Brief, August 19

Amazon Above the Law in California: Amazon is openly flouting California liquor law. In February, Amazon, doing business as Prime Now, was issued a liquor license to open a liquor store in Los Angeles. California requires businesses that offer alcohol for home delivery to have a brick-and-mortar store...

Afternoon Brief, July 31

Sonoma Wine Auction Co-Chairs Gina Gallo and Chris Jackson Spill the Beans: As we eagerly anticipate the 2019 Sonoma Wine Auction, to be held September 1921, we thought it would be illuminating to learn a little more about this year’s co-chairs, Gina Gallo and Chris Jackson, who happen to be from two of the most influential, long term Sonoma wine families ...

Afternoon Brief, July 11

Wine Industry Needs Improvement on Emergency Preparedness: The wine industry received a C+ grade on preparedness for catastrophic events, such as wildfires and earthquakes, that could potentially cripple a business, according to survey released Wednesday by Sonoma State University...

Afternoon Brief, April 24

Why Scientists Are Studying Sommeliers’ Brains: Twenty-five sommelier students outperformed an untrained control group of 29 people at identifying a range of common wine aromas within around two months of education, according to a study recently published in the journal Chemosensory Perception ...

Afternoon Brief, April 10

2018 California Crush Report by the Numbers: The 2018 California crush report was released today, and as expected the report reveals a bountiful 2018 winegrape harvest up 6.6% in volume from 4,016 thousand tons in 2017 to 4,282 tons in 2018...