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Afternoon Brief, November 27

California Winery Should Lose Oregon Licenses for Label Violations, Says OLCC: California winery Copper Cane should lose its licenses to distribute wine or do retail business within the state of Oregon, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has recommended...

Afternoon Brief, October 23

Constellation Brands Rumored to Be Selling Off U.S. Wine Brands: As reported by Reuters, "four people familiar with the matter" revealed that the drinks company was considering selling off U.S. wine brands including Clos du Bois, Mark West, Arbor Mist and Cooks...

Afternoon Brief, October 11

Who Leaked the Somms' Wine List? - This year's Master Sommelier Diploma Examination taste test has been controversially struck down amid suspicions of cheating by one of the Master Sommeliers overseeing the examination

Afternoon Brief, October 5

Is it Taint, or Revenge? : Last month, the Oregon Winegrowers Association complained about a deceptive new wine label by California wine producer Joe Wagner, the creator of Meiomi Pinot Noir...

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Warren Winiarski Awarded American Wine Legend Wine Star Award by Wine Enthusiast: Wine Enthusiast magazine is awarding Warren Winiarski its Wine Star for American Wine Legend at this years Wine Star Awards held in January 2019. The award recognizes Winiarski's legacy in the wine industry as well as his many contributions to...

Afternoon Brief, July 18

Napa County Handling of Williamson Act Agricultural Land Contracts Draws Grand Jury Scrutiny Napa County's grand jury says a decades-old program giving property tax breaks to agriculture land owners suffers from a lax of oversight and puts the county in the role of "subsidizing a lifestyle."

Afternoon Brief, July 6

Relief as Napa Fire Risk Recedes: Napa Valley can breathe easier this weekend. The huge fire raging just outside the valley appears to be coming under containment, with no damage to wineries or vineyards...

Afternoon Brief, July 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fire Risk for Napa County Vineyards A huge wildfire has crossed over into Napa County, less than a...

Afternoon Brief, June 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Devil Seeks Forgiveness from Merlot The man who single-handedly slaughtered the great grape's reputation fronts up to...

Afternoon Brief, March 13

The Nexus Linking IBM, California Wine, and Climate Modeling This month, IBM announced the creation of a cloud-based geospatial information and analytics service. Its designed to help people analyze big data sets comprising information such as satellite images, climate models, and tweets, or more localized data like feeds from IoT sensors...

Japanese Wine Cellar Opens Its Digital Doors

TOKYO --- 13 March 2018 – Japanese spirit specialists have unveiled the dekantā cellar, with an inaugural collection of 40 red wines from Japan, available...

Afternoon Brief, February 21

Sonoma County Grape Growers Battle Frost After Early Bud Break Below-freezing temperatures that can damage Sonoma County's $575 million grape crop before it even develops are prompting some growers to launch an unusually early campaign to protect their vineyards from frost...

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...

Afternoon Brief, November 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Ingenuity and Technology Making Advances for the Wine Industry Whether solving a problem or seizing an opportunity, these...

Afternoon Brief, July 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Paid $60 Million for Napa Cabernet Star Schrader Cellars Wine Spectator has learned that Constellation Brands paid...