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Afternoon Brief, February 24

Napa Valleys finest, most innovative wines raised $3.9 million in support of the Napa Valley Vintners mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley ...

LibDib Enters Florida

Wine and Spirits brands quickly expand distribution, giving Florida restaurants, bars and retailers unprecedented access to emerging brands. Wine & Spirits Daily Summit, Palm Beach,...

Afternoon Brief, January 13

There were over sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition ...

Afternoon Brief, October 25

Sonoma County’s Jackson Family Among Vineyard Owners Impacted by Kincade Fire - The Kincade fire, driven by fierce winds, whipped through choice vineyards and Sonoma County Wine Country estates, damaging or destroying some of the region’s most valuable property. In the midst of the smoke and haze that hung thick as the mercury rose over the Alexander Valley, Jackson Family Wines scion Julia Jackson's home, and numerous buildings on the Jackson Family estate, were destroyed ...

Afternoon Brief, October 23

New Law, Citing Napa as Inspiration, Seeks to Change Status Quo of Farmworker Housing: A new law, drawing upon inspiration from Napas farmworker housing model, could transform the housing landscape for workers and their families statewide. The bill, AB 1783, creates new opportunity for streamlined creation of single-family farmworker housing on surplus agricultural land ...

Afternoon Brief, August 30

‘Terroir…Is That a Dog?’ Survey Exposes Wine Knowledge: Wine experts have grappled with a definition of terroir for decades, but more than one in four Britons surveyed thought that it referred to a small breed of dog, according to results published this week. While 34% did correctly connect terroir to wine, another 30% of respondents believed it was a type of French horror film ...

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 ...

Ruling Expands Wine Shipping Options for Florida Consumers

National Association of Wine Retailers Alerts its Retailer Members, Common Carriers and Florida Wine Lovers that Legal Wine Shipments May Commence June 11, 2019 (Tallahassee, Florida)—The...

Afternoon Brief, January 4

Constellation’s $3 Billion Wine Sale: What’s on the Block: Last fall, multiple reports surfaced that Constellation Brands is exploring a selloff of several wine labels among them Clos du Bois, Cooks, Arbor Mist, and Mark West as it looks to continue premiumizing its portfolio in line with market trends ...

Afternoon Brief, November 28

Florida the Latest Battleground for Interstate Shipping: Midwestern attorney Robert Epstein is on a mission to open up as many states as possible to interstate shipping. "We have pending cases in Missouri, Illinois and Michigan, which is now on appeal," one of the Indianapolis-based founders of Epstein, Cohen, Seif & Flora shares...

Afternoon Brief, October 24

Master Somm Raises More Cheat Questions: It has been more than a month since the incident that caused 23 Master Sommelier (MS) candidates who had previously been reportedly to have passed the exam to have their titles taken away...

Afternoon Brief, August 24

Local Winemaker Patrick Foley Dies at 31 - William Patrick Foley III, the winemaker at Foley Johnson Winery in Rutherford and the son of vintner and businessman Bill Foley, died on Aug. 12. He was 31.

Afternoon Brief, July 3

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...

Drizly Expands Its Online Alcohol Marketplace to Six Additional Florida Cities

Broadened partnership with ABC Fine Wine & Spirits brings online shopping for beer, wine and spirits to Gainesville, Jupiter, Melbourne, Naples, Tallahassee and West...

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lidl to Shake Up U.S. Wine Grocery Business Will Lidl shake up the U.S. grocery store wine business...