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Afternoon Brief, June 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Another Oregon Winery Plucked by a California Estate A boutique, family-owned California winery has acquired an Oregon counterpart,...

Afternoon Brief, June 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Buys Napa Cabernet Star Schrader Cellars Drinks giant Constellation Brands has purchased Napa Valley cult winery Schrader...

Afternoon Brief, June 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Cabernet Prices at Worryingly High Levels As reported by Wines & Vines, prices and demand for Cabernet...

Afternoon Brief, February 23

Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset Honored with The Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Award by The Collins College of Hospitality Management: Gina Gallo, Senior Director of Winemaking of the Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery, and her husband Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of the Boisset Collection, will be awarded the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food award by The Collins College of Hospitality Management for their contributions to the wine world and hospitality industry...

Afternoon Brief, January 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Marijuana and Labor Shortages Are Giving the Wine Industry a Headache The U.S. wine industry is poised for...

Afternoon Brief, December 26

The Sparkling Winemakers’ Choice for a New Year’s Toast: We asked a few sparkling winemakers to share their wine recommendations for celebrating the new year, one of their own wines, and one from another winery that they enjoy. We hope you'll find something new and exciting in their recommendations that can start your new year off with a great sparkling experience...

Afternoon Brief, December 6

North Coast Vineyard Values Will Grow, Just Not as Fast: California agricultural land values have enjoyed an impressive run in recent years. Due to limited supply and increasing global demand for specialty crops, this trend is likely to continue in the long term...

Afternoon Brief, November 29

The Immigrants Who Help Make Your Wine Are Afraid of Trump: On election night in Napa Valley, Enrique Ayón was glued to the TV. Ayón, a Mexican citizen who's worked in the wine industry for 20 years, was sure Clinton would win - she had experience, and he couldn't imagine voters would support Trump after the way he had insulted Mexicans and women, among others...

Afternoon Brief, November 17

Treasury Wine Estates Complaint to Tmall Over 'Fake' Penfolds: Just a week since Tmall wrapped up the much-anticipated Singles Day online festival that brought in about US$18 billion for Alibaba, and the online retailer has received an official complaint from Treasury Wine Estates...

Afternoon Brief, January 18

Enhanced El Niño Storm Track Has Finally Emerged; Active Pattern Likely Throughout California Next 2-3 Months: Over the past two weeks, a series of strong and moist storm systems have brought wet and occasionally hazardous weather conditions to different parts of the state...

Afternoon Brief, July 10

United States set to overtake Australia for NZ wine exports: Winemaker Alex Giesen is tipping the United states to become our biggest export market in one to two years, but it may happen even faster

Afternoon Brief, April 20

Wine industry should look for opportunity when roadblocks rise: Some of the solutions for today's challenges to California wine industry growth, whether it be regulation, climate or crop disease, can be found by looking at how the business has responded to impediments to progress over a long stretch of time...

Afternoon Brief, April 15

Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Appeals Conviction: Lawyers for Rudy Kurniawan filed an appeal in New York on Monday challenging his 2013 conviction on charges of conspiracy to sell counterfeit wine...

Afternoon Brief, February 19

Fire gutted a vineyard barn in southern Napa on Tuesday night, destroying 11 vehicles, Cal Fire reported. The blaze at Hyde Vineyards on Old Sonoma Road destroyed a pickup, two cars, two tractors, one forklift and five ATVs...

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...