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Afternoon Brief, August 29

 Grape Shortage Exacerbated as Growing Demand Collides with Bad Weather and Pests in the Mid-Atlantic: Kevin Atticks, the longtime executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association, has seen a rapid growth of wineries in his state and others around it the last 10 years. It’s a business model that continues to outpace vineyards, which cover 800 acres across Maryland with another 100 new acres not yet producing...

Afternoon Brief, June 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bo Barrett: Vultures Have Circled but Château Montelena Is Not for Sale Ten years after his father famously...

Afternoon Brief, March 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Two 'Second Acts' in the Napa Valley Wine Industry: The Araujo and Krupp Families Napa Valley has changed....

Afternoon Brief, August 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Alcoholism Epidemic: More Than 1 in 8 Americans Are Now Alcoholics Americans are becoming increasingly heavy drinkers, with...

Afternoon Brief, May 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Brands Might Be Sniffing Around Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the umbrella for a...

Afternoon Brief, February 6

Beer Is the Drink of Choice Among Americans, with Wine Moving Up in the Ranks: Beer had edged out wine as US adults (21 years and older) drink of choice, according to a survey by The Harris Poll that included responses from 2,148 people in late January 2017...

Afternoon Brief, January 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Judgment of Paris No Clear-Cut Decision It's practically written into the annals of time at this point. A...

Afternoon Brief, October 3

Napa Valley Fruit Versus Napa Valley Wine: A proposal before the federal agency in charge of wine labeling has vintners in emerging regions complaining that Napa Valley is trying to hurt their businesses...

Afternoon Brief, September 23

Healdsburg Vintner Truett-Hurst Sales Surge 19% for Fiscal Year: Healdsburg-based wine company Truett-Hurst Inc. capped its fiscal year with 19.1 percent growth in net sales, better margins and net loss turned down to a trickle, helped partly by cutting two challenging brands...

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Website Is Live

Tickets on Sale Now as Culinary Masters and Mavericks Take Over the City of Angels on August 25-28, 2016 The culinary world’s biggest stars and...

Afternoon Brief, July 20

Thieves Take $55,000 in Wine from California Store: The South Bay's oldest wine seller is reeling after thieves broke in and made off $55,000 worth its priciest vintages...

Afternoon Brief, July 7

Top Somms Advice Vintners on How to Get on Their Wine Lists: Sommeliers and wine directors see and taste a lot of wines. What gets their attention? What's the best way to get attention? We asked them. They were not shy...

Afternoon Brief, June 23

Millennials Weigh In on What Makes Food Brands Authentic: Today Watershed Communications released findings from two national ethnographic studies examining the media habits of millennial food and beverage consumers...

Afternoon Brief June 9

E. & J. Gallo Purchases Wine Brand Orin Swift Cellars: Winemaker Dave Phinney has a knack for making delicious, stylish wines with memorable labels and attractive price points but also for understanding wine's business side...

Afternoon Brief, June 23

Wine and Tech Innovators Gathering this week in Napa: Technology leaders in both marketing and wine including Brad Rosen of DRYNC, Joe Rosenberg of Google, Paul Mabray of VinTank a W20 Company, Michael Pavone of quench, Brian Rosen of Rosen Retail for Adult Beverage, Josh Saunders of Uncorkd and Max Kalehoff of Social Code are set to engage and inspire attendees with the latest information and ideas this week at the 11th Annual Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS) set for June 25-26, 2015 at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, California.