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Afternoon Brief, June 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine and Weed Go to War in Oregon Pot legalization has pitted a wine farmer against a weed...

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Pawnee Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the...

What do a 19th Century Actress, Teddy Roosevelt, and a Volcano Have...

Lake County. Visit the new LakeCountyWine.org to discover why. June 20, 2018 (Lake County, California) - The Lake County Winegrape Commission (LCWC) and Lake County...

Afternoon Brief, February 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Expert Grim About the State and Direction of the Valley: ‘I Don't See Any Hope’ Few people...

Afternoon Brief, February 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Preliminary Grape Crush Report The 2017 crush totaled 4,233,288 tons, up less than half of a percent...

Afternoon Brief, March 2

Winemaker Opens Up About Sexism: Judging by the volume of emails, Wine-Searcher's recent article on sexism in the wine industry definitely struck a chord, especially with a cross-section of female winemakers in Australia...

Afternoon Brief, January 5

Series of Atmospheric River Storms to Bring Risk of Significant California Flooding: The Pacific Northwest has been shivering through another unusually extended wave of subfreezing temperatures and snoweven along the immediate coast...

Afternoon Brief, December 30

North Coast Vintners Celebrate a Banner Year for Sparkling Wine: It's been a banner year for sparkling wine as consumers expand their thirst for bubbly well beyond New Year's Eve—and North Coast producers are celebrating...

2016: An Outstanding Year for Lake County Wines

Region’s Reputation Grows as Wines Consistently Achieve 90+ Ratings Kelseyville, Calif. December 29, 2016 – Awareness of Lake County as a source of high-quality wine...

Afternoon Brief, December 29

10 Timeless Lessons About Business from the Founders of the Biggest Wine Brand in America: Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, the founders of the world's most popular wine brand, Barefoot Wine...

Afternoon Brief, December 16

Premier Crude – Blackmail, Sex and Fraud: Here's a judicial irony. John Fox, 66, who pled guilty in August to defrauding his wine customers at Berkeley's bankrupt Premier Cru of $45 million, got a shorter prison sentence because he paid for sex...

Afternoon Brief, October 19

Charles Smith Reshapes Washington Wine Industry: When Charles Smith makes a move, the earth moves. On Monday, a big "crack" was heard throughout the Washington wine industry when it was announced that Smith had sold his eponymous wine brand to mega-giant Constellation Brands for a reported $120 million...

Afternoon Brief, August 19

From Wine to Weed: Keeping the Marijuana Farm Small and Local: In November, voters in as many as 12 states will see a marijuana legalization initiative on their ballots...

Afternoon Brief, August 18

California Eradicates the European Grapevine Moth: In what's being heralded a "success story," California is officially eradicated of the European grapevine moth...

Afternoon Brief, August 16

Dan Kosta, Co-Founder of Kosta Browne Winery, Appointed Honorary Vintner Chair of the 2016 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Kosta Browne Winery, a boutique, world-class winery based in Sebastopol, California, in the heart of the Russian River Valley, is pleased to announce that co-founder Dan Kosta has been appointed Honorary Vintner Chair of the 2016 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend...