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Afternoon Brief, September 4

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Former Napa Wine Executive Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion Scheme: Martin Christopher Edwards of the Wine Tasting Network was sentenced Tuesday to 33 months in prison for his involvement in an embezzlement and tax evasion scheme, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Wednesday...

Afternoon Brief, September 2

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The Demand for Sustainability Resonates with the Wine Industry: Sustainability in vineyard operations and wine making is nothing new. For many wineries it has been an integrated, albeit unspoken, part of their operating philosophies for years, but the growing awareness and demand for sustainability from consumers has created new challenges and opportunities for wineries...

Afternoon Brief, August 29

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Impact-Napa Conference Focuses on Past, Present and Future of Napa Valley: With Sundays earthquake still fresh on peoples mind, members of the wine growing community gathered at Napas Meritage Resort & Spa for the North Bay Business Journals annual Impact: Napa conference...

Afternoon Brief, August 28

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Deadly Winemaking Snakes Escape in China: Chaos erupted when deadly cobras used to make wine escaped into the city of Foshan in Chinas South-Eastern Guangdong province...

Afternoon Brief, August 27

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Federal Aid May be Extended to California Winemakers: The nation's premier wine-producing region is assessing damage from the strongest earthquake to strike northern California in 25 years and may receive aid from the federal government...

Afternoon Brief, August 26

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Most wineries not insured for quake losses: Napa and Sonoma winemakers on Monday assessed the toll of the American Canyon earthquake, which could saddle wineries with costly losses because most are not insured for quake damage...

Afternoon Brief, August 22

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Napa Valley May Cut Back on New Wineries: With more than 500 wineries in Napa Valley, some leaders are asking if it's time to consider a moratorium on new ones...

Afternoon Brief, August 20

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3rd Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo Attendee Registration Now Open: The Wine Industry Network (WIN) announced attendee registration for the 2014 North Coast Wine Industry Expo to be held on December 4th opened today...

Afternoon Brief, August 18

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U.S. women drink wine to relax, men look for high quality: Men and women are different when it comes to their wine habits. New research from Canadean finds that in the US, women drink wine in order to relax and unwind, seeking good value options, whereas men are more likely to be wine buffs, searching for high quality and new drink experiences...

Afternoon Brief, August 15

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Washington wine industry prepares for another record vintage: Last years record 212,000 tons in Washington wine country will likely exceed 230,000 tons this year, according to the Northwests largest wine producer...

Afternoon Brief, August 13

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Research finds hormone-disrupting chemicals in 59% of wines: New research has found that 59% of tested French wines contain at least one form of phthalate, most likely as a result of plastics used in wineries...

Afternoon Brief, August 11

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Former Penfolds owner John Spalvins launches attack on Foster's and Treasury Wine: John Spalvins, one of Australias best-known corporate raiders from the 1980s, whose company once owned the famous Penfolds wine brand for 10 years, has launched a blistering attack against the management of Treasury Wine Estates and Fosters Group...

Afternoon Brief, August 8

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El Nino forecast drops 20 percent for Northern California: Early reports indicate that the chance of having a strong El Niño season this winter has dropped, according to the National Weather Service...

Afternoon Brief, August 1

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Scientists use grape chemistry to forecast wine flavour: Researchers in Australia believe they may be able to influence a wine's flavour and aroma by manipulating the chemical make-up of grapes while still on the vine...

Afternoon Brief, July 28

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Wine auctioneer charged with grand theft: Joshua Krummenoehl, of Brooklyn, New York, was charged late June with multiple counts of grand theft involving alleged victims from various states, including California, Hawaii, New York and Colorado...