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Afternoon Brief, October 9

Napa Valley Grapegrowers expect to wrap up another successful harvest next week: Though this harvest is expected to be a little smaller than 2013, it will have a similar quality profile. The warm season translated into early bud break and harvest, could in turn translate into great quality wines, because it allows the winemakers flexibility in choosing when to harvest to get the flavor profile and acidity theyre looking for without fear of rain...

Afternoon Brief, July 29

Where the biggest beer, wine, and liquor drinkers live in the U.S.:    America's thirst for alcohol might know no boundaries, but certain parts of the country do seem especially parched...

Afternoon Brief, July 9

Herbicide Blast Endangers Lodi Vines: Lodi grapegrowers are uneasily waiting to learn if their vines are damaged and whether they can legally harvest their grapes after a cloud of unexpected herbicides drifted across their vineyards in May...

Afternoon Brief, June 20

California's drought getting even worse, experts say: California's drought conditions have worsened over the past week with the percentage of the state suffering from the highest category increasing, the National Weather Service said Thursday...

Afternoon Brief, June 17

Environmental groups' lawsuit could upend Sonoma County vineyard policies: Three environmental groups are challenging Sonoma County's approval of a 54-acre Annapolis vineyard in a case that reflects long-standing conflict over expansion of the county's $600 million a year grape industry...

Afternoon Brief, June 11

Russian River Valley winemakers consider split into neighborhoods: Having celebrated 30 years as an official American Viticultural Area last year, the Russian River Valley can say that many of its visionaries' dreams have come true...

Afternoon Brief, June 9

Drought Causes California Water Rights to be Curtailed: With California's extreme drought resulting in insufficient water to serve all water-rights holders, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced June 6 that junior water-rights holders in the San Joaquin River watershed are receiving curtailment notices...

Afternoon Brief, June 2

Winestock 2014 announces wineries for the June 28 fundraiser: The New York Wine Industry Association (NYWIA) is pleased to announce the winery line-up for their annual fundraiser, Winestock NY. This year marks the industry events fifth year, and is slated for Saturday, June 28 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm...

Afternoon Brief, May 30

"Only Natural Wines Can Be Truly Great" Claims New Book: Natural wine is such a charged term that you fear fisticuffs might break out if you dare mention the category that must not be named...