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Afternoon Brief, June 1

The Wine, Winery and Winemaker That Made the Biggest Impact in the Past 10 Years: Vintage after vintage over the last 10 years, Almaviva has been quietly and consistently establishing a track record as one of the greatest wine producers in Chile, if not the world...

Weather Wisdom from El Dorado Wine Region Winemakers and Growers

A week of steep temperatures put vintners on the precipice of irrigation - only to get relief from a cooling trend (June 1, 2020) Placerville,...

California Wines “Down to Earth Month” Kicks Off in April with...

SAN FRANCISCO — The eighth annual California Wines Down to Earth Month kicks off in April with sustainability-focused wine events and offers across the state, including...

Afternoon Brief: August 16

U.S. Wine Sales up Despite Import Competition: Steady growth in U.S. wine sales continued through July, traditionally a slower season for purchases and direct-to-consumer shipments...

ElDoradoCountyWines.com Focuses on a Single Appellation in Northern California

El Dorado County, CA:  Online club-based wine stores have popped up recently but can be unfocused. In contrast, online consumers can dig deep into...

El Dorado Wine Grape Price Recommendations

The El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association has commissioned grape price recommendations to help buyers and sellers navigate a market landscape characterized by increasing...

Afternoon Brief, May 28

El Dorado: An AVA's Search for The Holy Grail of Identity: Located about an hour east of Sacramento, the El Dorado AVA is huge, encompassing about 2000 vineyard acres, with elevations from 1250 to 3500 feet. The El Dorado group markets its assets with the tagline, "Taste at a higher level."

El Dorado: An AVA’s Search for The Holy Grail of Identity

by Laura Ness It seems that people have been searching for “El Dorado” ever since this continent was discovered. The literal meaning of the term,...

Afternoon Brief, November 26

‘The wine world is under attack, and it needs to up its game’, Wine Economist Mike Veseth: Eminent wine writer and economist Mike Veseth warns that the wine world needs to combat the threat of new age prohibitionists' and authentic, interesting and affordable spirits and beers...

El Dorado grapes capturing attention of notable winemakers around the state

Placerville, CA – As the 2014 harvest begins this month, El Dorado-grown wine grapes are capturing the attention of both large-scale wineries and small...