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Wine Will Never Fall Into the New Tobacco Trap

A title of an article appearing in the March 28, 2019 issue of The Spectator by Christopher Snowden, “The Campaign to Make Alcohol ‘The...

Afternoon Brief, January 22

Wine Industry Advisor had an informal chat with Carolyn Stark to learn more about who she is and what perspective she brings to Sonoma County Vintners...

Afternoon Brief, January 13

Napa Valley might have spearheaded California's emergence on the world wine scene in the past 40 years, but it is neighbouring Sonoma that appears to have seen stronger interest in vineyard acquisitions in the last couple of years...

Afternoon Brief, January 6

John Pedroncelli, a second-generation vintner who was instrumental in building Sonoma County's wine industry, particularly in the Dry Creek Valley that he called home for almost all of his life, died Sunday at home after a monthslong battle with cancer...

Afternoon Brief, December 22

Treasury Wine Estates lawsuit an 'abuse of process': Melbourne solicitor Mark Elliott has vowed to press on with a class action against Treasury Wine Estates despite being told by Victoria's highest court that the lawsuit is a clear abuse of process...

Alcohol interferes with body’s ability to regulate sleep

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that drinking alcohol to fall asleep interferes with sleep homeostasis,...

Afternoon Brief, December 5

Wine M&A pace may slow in 2015: After a relatively active string of sales of California vineyard, winery and brands in the past few years, the thirst for new deals likely will subside in the new year, thanks to back-to-back bumper crops and increasingly attractive alternatives in the Pacific Northwest...

Afternoon Brief, November 25

Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines Still a Powerful Guide: Before Wine Spectator announced its top 100 wines of the year last week, the awarded wines were hardly setting Wine Searcher's database on fire. But interest has exploded as each of the top 10 wines was announced...

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Napa Winemakers Argue Over the Valley's Visual Image: If you've never heard the term "viewshed" - like "watershed" - welcome to Napa Valley. The essence is that Napa's bucolic look is an asset that can't be messed with...

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Experts Foresee Dynamic Market for Mergers & Acquisitions in 2015: Wine industry financiers are predicting robust activity for winery and vineyard mergers and acquisitions throughout the remainder of 2014 and heading into the New Year...

Afternoon Brief, November 11

Announcing Wine Enthusiast's 2014 Wine Star Award Winners: Each year since 2000, the editors of Wine Enthusiast have honored individuals whose vision has impacted the wine and spirits industries with our Wine Star Awards...

Afternoon Brief: November 7

And the best wine retailer in America is?: In my travels and lectures I am often asked, and by often I mean many times a day, who I feel the best retailer in U.S. is, and should distributor X and supplier Y sell their wines/ spirits/crafts there?...

Afternoon Brief, November 6

Charles Krug Winery Honors its Wine Industry Icon, Peter Mondavi: Charles Krug Winery and the Peter Mondavi Sr. family announced today the centennial birthday of winery patriarch Peter Mondavi, Sr. is on Saturday, November 8th, making him the oldest working winemaker in the Napa Valley...

Afternoon Brief, November 4

Google chief, social media gives wine the chance to shine: Social media platforms like YouTube give the wine industry the chance to connect directly with consumers in a way traditional media channels such as TV and newspapers have always denied them, according to Google's Hamish Nicklin...

Afternoon Brief, October 28

How bad is the California drought?: Across California, from the manicured lawns of Beverly Hills to sun-baked farmers' fields, they are praying for rain this winter. But "El Nino," the weather phenomenon which sometimes brings storms, will be "weak" and "offer little help" to the desperately parched state...