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Afternoon Brief, September 14

Valley Fire Incinerates Lake County’s Shed Horn Cellars: The Valley Fire, which reached 61,000 acres in Napa and Lake counties on Monday morning, has reportedly destroyed Shed Horn Cellars, a winery in Middletown in southern Lake County...

Website Launched to Support, Offer Donations & Resources for Lake County...

Interactive Website Responds to the Needs of our Neighbors in Lake County Santa Rosa, CA - The fires in Lake County have had a devastating...

Afternoon Brief, August 20

Lake Chelan Wildfire Destroys Winery: A wildfire has destroyed one winery and caused many of the regions winemakers and grape growers to evacuate...

Positive Wine Industry Survey Results, but PR Efforts Still Needed

Survey results released by Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute last week ran contrary to the impression given by several recent stories about the wine industry clashing with locals about vineyard and winery development.

Afternoon Brief, August 12

Willamette Valley Vineyards Files Lawsuit Over Pinot Noir Killed by Drifting Pesticides: Oregon winery Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVV) has filed a lawsuit seeking damages for the loss of nearly 13 tons of Pinot Noir grapes ruined by an herbicide drift incident in 2013

Research Study Examines Public Perception of California’s Wine-Producing Regions Results Show...

ROHNERT PARK, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced preliminary results of a study designed to examine...

Afternoon Brief, August 7

Riedel Legal Threat to Hosemaster No Laughing Matter: Feeling safely protected by US libel law, Ron Washam has insulted people in the wine industry for years on his Hosemaster of Wine blog

Afternoon Brief, August 6

Red Wine Could Slow Brain Ageing by 7.5 Years: The study, carried out by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and funded by The National Institute of Aging, evaluated cognitive change over a period of 4.7 years among 960 dementia-free older adults

Afternoon Brief, August 5

California Wildfires Threaten to Make Local Wine 'Unpalatable': There are fears in California’s wine industry over the possible impact of raging wildfires and whether they could damage this year’s grape yield, potentially affecting the state’s multibillion dollar business.

Afternoon Brief, July 31

Lake County fire grows to 15,000 acres: A wildfire in Lake County ballooned Friday to 18,000 acres and spread into neighboring Yolo County, as firefighters struggled to gain the upper hand from the ground and air and called in reinforcements from across the state

Afternoon Brief, July 30

Beer and Cider Marketers Understand Consumers Better Than Their Wine Counterparts: It was in the early ‘90s that the wine industry was falling all over itself in the horrified belief that it was going to lose an entire generation of “Xers”, who were not going to drink wine – ever

Afternoon Brief, April 13

Yellow Tail and Constellation off to Kangaroo Court: Aussie vintners hope a Canadian wine company will roo the day it allegedly used a logo featuring Australia's favourite marsupial...
Sonoma State University

Sonoma State to Offer Two Wine Business Seminars at the Lake...

Rohnert Park, CA (March 25, 2015) -- On April 15th, the Wine Business institute will offer two seminars hosted by the Lake County Winegrape...
expert-editorial

District-by-District Review of the Crush Report, Part 1: North Coast

Those of you, who read my review of the crush report for the Wine Industry Advisor, may have noticed that I gave limited analysis...

Afternoon Brief, February 24

Winemakers Share Best Practices and Equipment That Contribute to Efficiency in the Cellar: The first quarter is arguably one of the busiest periods in the annual cycle for winemakers and their cellar teams. But it is also an exciting opportunity to put the newest cellar tools and training to the test...