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Afternoon Brief January 31

Wine and Sex Off the Millennial Menu The State of the Industry presentation Wednesday at the annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento wasn't quite as gloomy as Silicon Valley Bank's dark take on the future two weeks earlier. Instead of "duck and cover", it was more motivational, as grapegrowers were encouraged to strap their boots on and fight for their future...

Afternoon Brief, July 12

Napa County Superior Court will consider whether Bremer Family Winery is a recalcitrant, rule-breaking rogue winery or the victim of a bad rap...

Afternoon Brief, June 27

E. & J. Gallo Buys Star Winemaker Dave Phinney’s Locations Wine Brand Two years after acquiring Orin Swift Cellars, E. & J. Gallo announced today that it has purchased another of star winemaker Dave Phinney's brands, Locations...

Napa’s Measure C Now Almost Certain to Fail

Measure C, also known as the Napa Oak Woodlands and Watershed Protection Initiative, came out of election night with a slim 42 vote lead,...

Napa Vintner Gathers No on C Materials in Website

In depth background material on C and Napa County’s environment Napa Valley, May 2018 --- Napa Valley Vintner Stuart Smith has created a blog to...

Measure C Will Have Chilling Effect on Napa’s Agricultural Economy

Measure C, the “Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative,” is a deeply-flawed, confusing and anti-agricultural land use Initiative that will appear on the June ballot throughout Napa County.

Long-Time Napa Valley Vintners and Growers Enthusiastically Support Measure C

Napa County is the wine-producing haven it is today because of forward-looking protections put in place by local leaders half a century ago. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Napa County’s Agricultural Preserve, which protects farming – including winemaking – as the highest and best use of most of the land on the valley floor, we feel a keen responsibility to protect this way of life for future generations.

Wine Industry Under Attack in Napa

To the outside, the escalation of the argument between the proponents of and those against the Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative, better known as Measure C, the initiative to amend the Napa County General Plan and Zoning Code, appears to have reached a red alert level with record speed.

Afternoon Brief, March 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Future Prospects for the International Wine Markets International wine markets undergo constant change. Traditional European wine markets decrease...