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Afternoon Brief, August 26th

EEOC Sues Justin Vineyards & Winery and the Wonderful Company for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation: Winemaker and Parent Company Allowed Sex-Based Harassment at Southern California Locations, Federal Agency Charges...

Afternoon Brief, December 29th

A Father of Franciacorta: Franco Ziliani, Pioneering Winemaker of Italian Sparkling Wine, Dies at 90: Ziliani's passing came at a historic milestone, 60 years after making his first groundbreaking vintage of a Champagne-style sparkling wine for Berlucchi, the winery he came to own through his long partnership with Count Guido Berlucchi...

Delicato-Coppola Deal Receives Federal Approval

The Federal Trade Commission approved the acquisition of Francis Ford Coppola Winery by Delicato, making Delicato the first winery in over a decade to...

Announcing Celebrity Line-Up for Wine Future 2021

February 19th - During each day's 15 minute break Wine Future 2021 will feature live and recorded entertainment coordinated by Dan Nicholl, host of...

Afternoon Brief, July 16

In Wine Country, Coronavirus Cases Rise in Cramped Farmworker Housing: As Eppie Ordaz, a grape grower in Sonoma County, readies his vineyard for the late August harvest season, he is stocking masks and gloves for employees, planning empty rows to allow workers to keep their distance, and putting extra disinfectants and sanitation stations into place...

Afternoon Brief, May 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Brands and E. & J. Gallo Further Revise Wine and Spirits Agreement in Connection with Federal...
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Afternoon Brief, September 12

Global Leader in Sustainability Achieves Record Breaking Participation and Announces a First for Agriculture - Five years ago, the Sonoma County Winegrowers (SCW) made a bold declaration to the wine world that its more than 1,800 winegrowers were committed to becoming the nations first 100% certified sustainable wine region in 2019 ...

Francis Ford Coppola Receives 2019 Wine Enthusiast Lifetime Achievement Award

Six-time Academy Award winning director, screenwriter and entrepreneur is honored for industry innovation, creativity, quality product and more than 40 years in winemaking GEYSERVILLE, Calif....

Afternoon Brief, August 7

Winery Lawsuit Ramps Up the Drama: The Bryant lawsuit bursts into life as both sides - and the wine media - trade blows...

Afternoon Brief, February 18

What's in a Name? AVA Overload: In a market jammed with producers desperate to stay (or become) relevant, winemakers are turning to the government in a desperate bid for desirability. Winemakers in the US and elsewhere are lining up to get the region in which they grow their grapes officially recognized...

Afternoon Brief, January 28

Winegrowers Instructed on 'Future-Proofing' Napa Wine in the Digital Age: Is Napas wine industry ready for the future? Paul Mabray thinks not. Mabray, CEO of market research company Emetry.io, offered this take at a Napa Valley Grapegrowers symposium Wednesday, ..

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Afternoon Brief, November 9

Scientists Find Compound in Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Could Reverse Ageing: In good news for hedonists, scientists have discovered a compound present in both dark chocolate and red wine may help you look younger by rejuvenating cells ...

Afternoon Brief, November 2

Napa County Formulating New Rules for Winery Rule-Breakers: Once again, Napa County is poised to further deal with wineries that make too much wine, have too many visitors or otherwise break rules set out in their permits...

Afternoon Brief, November 1

Joe Wagner Responds to Copper Cane Controversy: Copper Cane founder Joe Wagner has largely stayed quiet and out of the press as controversy swirls around his using of Oregon place names on his wines. In early October, he agreed to a lengthy phone interview with Oregon Wine Press; what follows are excerpts from that conversation...