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Afternoon Brief, December 28

Wine Industry M&A Brisk Pace Expected to Continue in 2017: The North Coast had a second year of high-profile, big-value sales of wine properties and brands, and those in the thick of such deal-making said the spigot on such transactions likely will remain open in 2017...

Afternoon Brief, December 15

Winery Social Media Software VinTank Returns Under Avero Ownership: Five months since the shuttering of a Napa Valley-based VinTank software service that helped pioneer winery social media management, it's back under new ownership, a New York-based company that helps thousands of restaurants nationwide manage operations...

Afternoon Brief, December 13

UV Light Box Offers Hope for Vegan Wine Lovers, Says Winemaker: A Swiss company claims to be offering winemakers a new weapon against harsh tannins and underripe wines. Some winemakers also believe that the firm's namesake gadget, Vino Flux, could make it easier to produce vegan wines...

Afternoon Brief, October 18

EPA Honors Jackson Family Wines with Green Power Leadership Award: Jackson Family Wines announced today that it has received a 2016 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Afternoon Brief, October 7

Jackson Family Wines Partners with Breakthru Beverage Canada: Jackson Family Wines is establishing a new sales partnership with Breakthru Beverage Canada, transitioning part of its sales operation to the company...

Afternoon Brief, September 29

The PlumpJack Group Acquires Howell Mountain Vineyard & Winemaking Facility as an Extension of CADE Estate Winery: The PlumpJack Group today announced the purchase of an 82-acre Howell Mountain vineyard and winemaking facility from Ladera Vineyards, which will be a natural extension of CADE Estate Winery, the first organically farmed LEED Gold Certified winery estate in Napa Valley...

Afternoon Brief, September 26

Harvest Fair Awards Gala Names Coveted Sweepstakes Winners: Family-owned wineries - both large and small - won the coveted sweepstakes awards Sunday at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Awards Gala...

Afternoon Brief, September 22

How the Wente Chardonnay Clone Became America's Choice: The Wente wine story began in 1883, with German immigrant C.H. Wente. He learned his craft studying winemaking under Charles Krug in Napa Valley...

Afternoon Brief, September 20

Wine Retailers Throw Down Gauntlet Against Direct-Shipping Restrictions: The book on modern direct-to-consumer wine-shipping law was written at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 with the Granholm v. Healddecision...

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Running Winery Associations from the East Coast to the West Coast: Meet Morgen McLaughlin: Running a wine association takes a tireless multi-tasker. The job is a combination of strategy, business development, marketing, finance and politics...

Afternoon Brief, September 9

The Most Expensive Non-California Wines in the US: Where does the most expensive wine in the United States come from? And who's making it...

Afternoon Brief, August 25

How Wineries Are Getting Sold and Still Keeping Their Souls: Making wine may be one of the most romantic and evocative of all professions, but the reality is that it's brutally difficult to earn a reliable living, and often subject to the whims of forces beyond anyone's control...

Afternoon Brief, August 17

Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley Predict a Knockout Vintage: Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley began their 2016 grape harvest this week, and shared their predictions for the season...

Afternoon Brief, June 22

Duckhorn Quashes Rumors of Sale to Constellation: Napa Valley's Duckhorn Wine Company has sought to tamp down talk that it's on the selling block...

Afternoon Brief, October 23

U.S. Spirits Will Outperform Beer and Wine for the Fourth Consecutive Year in 2015: The U.S. spirits market is expected to expand once again this year, albeit by a modest 1.3% in volume terms, representing its 20th consecutive annual gain, according to Impact Databank...