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Afternoon Brief, September 10

Some of California's Most Famous Wines Came from a Science Experiment - Starting out as a research specialist at the University of California at Santa Barbara in the late 1960s, botanist Michael Benedict had no idea that his studies of the oceans effect on plants would lead him to found one of California's most famous vineyards, Sanford & Benedict, in the Santa Ynez Valley, 48 years ago ...

Afternoon Brief, May 2

Jackson Family Wines CEO Calls for Protections Against Imports: Saying he believes foreign wine imports could exceed the number of U.S. brands sold in America by 2050, Jackson Family Wines CEO Rick Tigner on Wednesday called for a reciprocal tax to ensure fair trade, not free trade...

Mitchell Beazley Announces the 8th Edition of The World Atlas of...

Publishing October, 2019 Mitchell Beazley (an imprint of the Octopus Publishing Group) is delighted to announce the publication of the eagerly awaited eighth edition of...

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Trade-Enforcement Agencies Are Ramping Up Their Wine-Sales Investigations: Wholesalers and retailers of wine and spirits had better be aware of the new retail norms. The Washington D.C.-based Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has been ramping up its investigations into legal infractions that break the Tied House Rules ...

Afternoon Brief, October 1

Michigan’s Protectionist Wine Shipping Ban Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Court: On Friday the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan ruled Michigan's discriminatory ban on wine shipments from out-of-state retailers is unconstitutional and enjoined Michigan from enforcing the ban on out of state retailer shipping...

Afternoon Brief, June 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Is Originality Overpriced When It Comes to Wine? Replica Wine, a Colorado company, is reverse-engineering famous wines to...

Afternoon Brief, December 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Beverage Companies Challenge Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau's Ban of Health Claims on Labels Two alcohol...

The Winebow Group’s 6th Annual Women in Wine Leadership Symposium Featuring...

New York, NY, October 25, 2017 – The Women in Wine Leadership Symposium (WWLS), the foremost conference dedicated to empowering and educating women in...

Afternoon Brief, July 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How an Important Central Coast Vineyard Fought Off the Alamo Fire Two of the current wildfire season's biggest...

Afternoon Brief, February 14

California Wine Exports Reach Record $1.62 Billion in 2016: U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.62 billion in winery revenues in 2016, a new record. Despite challenges from a strong dollar, winery revenues were up 1% from 2015. Volume was 412.7 million liters or 45.9 million cases…

Warren Winiarski Funds UC Davis Wine Writer Collections

Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson papers provide foundation for world’s greatest wine writer collection Napa, Calif., Tuesday, February 14, 2017—The UC Davis Library welcomes renowned...

Afternoon Brief, January 3

Napa’s Waugh Family Wines Sues Bronco Wine Co. for ‘Six Degrees’ Trademark Separation: Napa-based Waugh Family Wines on Friday said it has sued Bronco Wine Co., which has a large south Napa Valley bottling operation, claiming trademark infringement on Waugh's Six Degrees Wine brand...

Afternoon Brief May 26

Experts: Smaller 2016 Crop May Increase ‘Buyer Fatigue’ from High Grape, Wine Prices: The consumers' thirst for better-quality wine continues to deepen, but the diminishing North Coast supply of grapes and wine may mean less of the growth in higher-end brands will be coming from the region, market experts told a gathering of industry professionals in Napa on May 25 ...

Afternoon Brief, May 24

Sea Change Coming to California Winegrape Landscape: If you asked typical American wine consumers where most winegrapes in the U.S. are grown, they would almost certainly say California, as the state produces about 90% of the nation's total...

Afternoon Brief, February 9

Will Marijuana Be the Next Great Wine Industry Disrupter? The biggest disruption to the American wine industry was Prohibition, which shut down some eighty percent of existing wineries in the period 1920-33...