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Afternoon Brief, June 10th

Warren Winiarski, Famed Napa Valley Winemaker, Dies at 95: Warren Winiarski, co-founder with his wife Barbara of the famed Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, passed away June 7, 2024, as he was preparing for his 60th harvest in the Napa Valley... :

Afternoon Brief, May 31st

U.S. Department of Commerce Makes Affirmative Subsidy Determination in Trade Case on Glass Wine Bottles from China: In a victory for the U.S. glass industry, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has preliminarily determined that the government of China unfairly subsidizes its glass wine bottle industry...

Afternoon Brief, February 22nd

Former Employee Arrested in Nov. Vandalism of Woodinville Winery and Draining 24K Bottles of Wine: Detectives arrested a former employee suspected of breaking into and draining roughly 24,000 bottles of wine at a Woodinville winery in November 2023...

Afternoon Brief, January 29th

Napa's Stance on Wine at Stake: Napa's Board of Supervisors election in March could see the wine lobby's influence in local politics diluted...

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...

Franciacorta Official Sparkling Wine of the 75th Emmy® Awards

January 16th - Franciacorta is proud to have been for the third consecutive year the Official Sparkling Wine of the Emmy Awards season, culminating...

Afternoon Brief, July 21st

Sonoma County Vineyard Workers Honored as Leaders in Washington D.C.: This month 31 graduates of the Voz de los Viñedos’ (Voice of the Vineyard) Leadership Academy were honored in Washington D.C.. Congressman Mike Thompson helped to organize the event and Alaska Airlines provided the ‘gift of flight.’...

Franciacorta Hosts Seminar in 25th Annual Nantucket Food & Wine Festival  

(May 22, 2023) Nantucket, MA – The Consorzio Franciacorta hosted its first-ever seminar in conjunction  with the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival on Friday,...

Afternoon Brief, March 31

Farmland Values in the Central San Joaquin Decline in 2016 as Crop Prices Tumble The value of farmland in the central San Joaquin Valley cooled for some crops as prices for several high-flying commodities softened and access to water remained a concern, according to the Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values report released Thursday...

Franciacorta Closes Expo Milan with a Toast to a Great Success!

Six months of the world exposition come to an end with 21,000 bottles served and over 145,000 visitors to the Franciacorta Wine Bar. Milan, 29...