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Afternoon Brief, May 3

Iconic Wine Sustainability Innovator Challenges Peers: Each year at the Sonoma County Barrel Auction, the Sonoma County Vintners have recognized local wine industry icons who have shaped the heritage and history of Sonoma County winemaking. This year, they are also celebrating innovators who help propel the Sonoma County wine community forward...

FLWA Announces Fourth Annual FLX “Riesling Camp” April 7-9

The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance (FLWA) is proud to announce our fourth annual “Finger Lakes Riesling Camp” taking place this April 7-9 at a...

Afternoon Brief, March 13

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Named Best Wine in the World as Vivino Announces 2019 Wine Style Award Winners: Vivino, the worlds largest online wine marketplace and most downloaded wine app, today announced Vivinos 2019 Wine Style Award winners ...

Afternoon Brief, March 5

Vintage Wine Estates Purchases Wine Packaging Pioneer Alloy Wine Works: Vintage Wine Estates is excited to announce the acquisition of Alloy Wine Works, one of the first innovators of fine varietal, appellated wines available in aluminum cans...

Afternoon Brief, January 17

Napa Is Suddenly Abuzz with Winery and Vineyard Sales: After a relatively quiet period in Napa Valley mergers and acquisitions, we are suddenly seeing a flurry of activity. The big headline: Ed and Deb Fitts have sold Brand, the very high-end estate on Napa's Pritchard Hill that they founded in 2005, to Jim Bean and Christine O'Sullivan for an undisclosed price...

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Judge Rules for Neighbors in Dispute Over Changes at Beringer in St. Helena: https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/judge-rules-for-neighbors-in-dispute-over-changes-at-beringer/article_307828b2-5423-5725-9320-048a6edbba5e.html

Afternoon Brief, October 3

What Do Winemakers Worry About? In Napa It's Not Wildfires: During a recent visit to Napa Valley I quizzed winemakers on the thing that they worry most about with regard to winemaking -- it's worth noting not a single person said wildfires...

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Making the Most of Dwindling Customer Engagement Opportunities: The biggest difference between tasting rooms and wine clubs that perform beyond expectation and those that don't, is an organizational commitment to employee training, according to the 2017 VinQuest direct to consumer benchmark report...

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Your Wine Brand Could Be Lost in One Single Trademark Infringement: The landscape of the alcoholic beverage industry in the new millennium looks dramatically different than the drinks business of the 20th century.

Afternoon Brief, September 4

California’s Edgiest, Riskiest Wine Region Is About to Get a New Name: The remote coastline of Sonoma never fails to impress. Chilly fog and wind roll in from the Pacific, covering ridges of towering redwoods and tiny patches of vineyards...

Afternoon Brief, August 23

Sonoma Brands Invests in Vintage Wine Estates: Vintage Wine Estates, a fast-growing Santa Rosa based vertically integrated wine company with a portfolio inclusive of iconic national and international brands, announced today a new investment partner in Sonoma Brands ...

Afternoon Brief, June 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bo Barrett: Vultures Have Circled but Château Montelena Is Not for Sale Ten years after his father famously...

Afternoon Brief, May 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: United States Takes Action Against Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny...

Afternoon Brief, May 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The 'Next Big Thing' in Wine Lighter, more refreshing wines. Vermentino. Low-pyrazine Sauvignon Blanc, possibly from Lake County....

Afternoon Brief, April 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Foley Family Wines Acquires Oregon’s Acrobat from King Estate Two of America's leading family owned and operated wineries...