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Afternoon Brief, March 21

Global Warming Pushes Wines Into Uncharted Terroir: Many factors go into making good wine: grape variety, harvesting practices, a vineyards slope and aspect, soil, climate and so on that unique combination that adds up to a wine's terroir...

Afternoon Brief, March 11

Can Sustainability Put Sonoma Wines on Top: When I flew from New York for the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend last Labor Day weekend it was with more than slight anticipation. Sonoma wine country was a highlight of my Bay Area grad school years...

Afternoon Brief, February 23

Financial Crisis Led to 'Winemaker Freedom": The global financial crisis in 2008 was in some ways positive for winemakers as it gave them a sense of freedom according to Ted Lemon of California's Littorai...

Afternoon Brief, February 22

Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley Wine Pioneer, Dies at 101: Peter Mondavi Sr., a Napa Valley pioneer who steered his family's Charles Krug Winery through more than a half-century of revolutionary change in the American wine industry, died Feb. 20 at his home in St. Helena, on the Charles Krug estate, surrounded by his family...

Cure the Post-Holiday Blues with a Great Wine Event in January

The Maryland Wineries Presents the 4th Annual Winter Wine Event at B&O Railroad Museum January 6, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) – Looking for something fun to...

Afternoon Brief, November 6

Objections May Scuttle Jackson Wine Purchase in McMinnville: Two parties have filed objections to Jackson Family Wines purchase of two mirror-image buildings in a set of three on the campus of the former Evergreen International Aviation...

Afternoon Brief, November 2

How Gina Gallo Is Keeping the E&J Gallo Winery on Top: Born into the legendary winemaking family pioneered by her grandfather Julio and great-uncle Ernest when they were just teenagers, after a family tragedy (their parents died in a murder-suicide) left them orphans, Gina Gallo's own career blended the commercial and creative sides of the business...

Afternoon Brief, September 1

Alibaba Brings the Taste of Napa Valley Wine to China: Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is betting that a country known for sipping black tea will develop a taste for Napa Valley red...

Maryland Wineries Association Announces Winners From the 27th Annual Maryland Governor’s...

Over 150 Maryland-Grown Wines from Across the State Competed for Prestigious Award September 1, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) – The Maryland Wineries Association proudly announces the...

Afternoon Brief, June 3

Massive Wine Fraud Sting Nets Prominent Canadian Industry Figures: Montréal police arrested 12 individuals, many in the wine industry, last month in what authorities are calling "one of the most [significant] tax-evasion schemes referring to alcohol contraband in Quebec."

Afternoon Brief, April 30

Millions In USDA Export Funds Now Available To Ag/Wine Trade Associations: In Fiscal Year 2015 the USDA's Market Access Program awarded more than $173 million to 62 American agricultural trade associations for export trade activities. This includes the Wine Institute which received more than $7 million...

Afternoon Brief, March 24

E. & J. Gallo Announces Acquisition of J Vineyards & Winery: E. & J. Gallo Winery and J Vineyards & Winery announced today that Gallo has agreed to purchase the critically-acclaimed sparkling wine producer...

Afternoon Brief, March 23

Parker: High Wine Prices Creating 'Caste System': The high prices set by famous wine estates is shutting people out of the market and creating a caste system of wine, according to Robert Parker, who also admitted that he is part of the problem...

5th Annual Decanter: A Celebration of Maryland Wine & Racing Set...

March 23, 2015 (Baltimore, MD)- Watch and bet on live turf and dirt horse racing while sipping on some of the best wines from...

Afternoon Brief, February 26

End of an era. Parker hands Martin the reins for Bordeaux primeurs: At a press conference in London, the veteran Parker handed over responsibility for en primeur to team member Neal Martin, who he described as a "natural"...