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Afternoon Brief, June 14

Calistoga Winery, City Spar Over What Constitutes an 'Event': The Calistoga Planning Commission on Wednesday took up the debate of what does or does not constitute an "event" at a winery. They decided that Brian Arden Winery on Silverado Trail had violated its use permit with its First Friday Socials, which take place once a month from 5 to 7 p.m...

Afternoon Brief, May 22

Wineries Innovate to Build Domestic Demand: Amid lingering trade uncertainties and a changing consumer market, some Northern California wineries are trying to get creative to maintain demand...

Afternoon Brief, May 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Gallo’s Premium Business Now 30% of Turnover Speaking to Drinks Business in California, Edouard Baijot MW, E &...

Afternoon Brief, April 19

Wine Executives Debate the Promise and Peril of Millennial Wine Consumers: Top wine executives on Thursday offered differing views on the promise and peril of marketing wine to millennials, who are poised to overtake baby boomers this year as the largest generation in the United States...

Long Island Wine In Pursuit of Excellence

In the 40-plus years since Alex and Louisa Hargrave planted and founded Long Island’s first commercial vineyard and winery in 1973, the region has fought hard, vintage by vintage, to earn its reputation for producing some of the best wine in the East, almost exclusively from classic French varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Afternoon Brief, January 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Crafting Wine and Legacy in Washington Chris Upchurch is at a point in...

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Brands to Acquire 9.9% Stake in Marijuana Company Canopy Growth for $245M Alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc....

Afternoon Brief, October 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Judge Upholds $2.6M Fine Against U.S. Wholesaler A Massachusetts judge has upheld a decision to impose a $2.6...

Afternoon Brief, August 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Investigation Continues into Large Mount Veeder Winery Wastewater Spill State investigators are still looking for the cause of...

Afternoon Brief, June 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Executive Charles Banks Sentenced to Four Years for Fraud Wine executive Charles Banks was sentenced to four...

Afternoon Brief, June 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Restaurant Tables May Have Turned for Small Family Run Wineries According to Nation's Restaurant News, for chain restaurants...

Afternoon Brief, April 26

Napa County: Wine Business Dominates Large Real Estate Deals A number of the most significant commercial real estate deals in the county in the past 12 months have been at large industrial properties...

Afternoon Brief, January 23

Walt Ranch Approvals Head to Court: A judge will have the final word in Napa County's multi-year Walt Ranch hillside vineyard development battle...

Afternoon Brief, January 9

Russian River Rising, More Rain on the Way: A driver in a Hummer became trapped in flood waters on a rural road west of Santa Rosa early Monday afternoon, generating a large emergency response including the Sonoma County sheriff's helicopter, a swift-water rescue team and a boat of firefighters...

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Tasting Room Trends: 2016 Review & 2017 Forecasts: As we looked at the data by annual taster range, we found the highest club conversion is in the 1-6K taster range. In the 10-16K taster range, taster count is up overall, but everything else is down...