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Afternoon Brief, April 15

The Best AVA Not on the Label: If you want some great Syrah, I'm going to tell you about a place that grows it. The wines are fascinating - complex and not fruit-driven - and a true product of their unique terroir. But the region might break the American Viticultural Area system...

Afternoon Brief, March 20

How the Flooding Affected Sonoma’s 2019 Vintage: Northern California wineries and vineyards continue to clean up and dry out from the unusually heavy rainfall that hit in late February and caused some of the areas' worst floods in 20 years...

Afternoon Brief, March 18

Constellation Brands May Sell Cheap Wine Brands to Gallo: Constellation Brands may sell off some of its lower-end wine brands to Gallo Winery, according to CNBC. The report comes after Constellation said last month that it may sell up to 40% of its wine brands because they are underperforming...

Afternoon Brief, March 15

Big Vintners Face Challenges as Market Growth Slows: Shifting market conditions mean the wine industry needs to meet consumers where they're at, according to the latest data from market research firm Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates...

Afternoon Brief, April 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Analysts See a Significant U.S. Deal Ahead for Treasury Analysts continue to raise expectations that Treasury Wine Estates...

Afternoon Brief, May 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa County Wineries Face More Permit Scrutiny After two years of discussion, the Napa County Board of Supervisors...

Afternoon Brief, March 29

Courtwatch: Charles Banks Sued His Mayacamas Vineyards Partners After He Was Indicted in Texas Wine investor Charles Banks created a stir in 2013 when he purchased iconic Mayacamas Vineyards, as a personal investment, in partnership with members of the Schottenstein family Columbus, Ohio-based retail giants...

Afternoon Brief, March 3

Wine and Marijuana Cause Problems for Beer Industry: Wine and marijuana are cutting into craft beer's buzz, as growth in each of those segments took some use occasions away from a craft category that slowed to single-digit growth in 2016...

Afternoon Brief, November 23

Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2016: After tasting more than 18,000 wines from vineyards around the globe, the editors at Wine Spectator are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2016. The countdown begins on Monday, November 28...

Afternoon Brief, October 13

Napa Valley 2016 Harvest Wraps Up Right Before Region’s First Storm: The 2016 Napa Valley Winegrape Harvest is officially "in" this week, just as the season's first storm heads towards Napa Valley...

Afternoon Brief, August 11

Premier Cru Staffer Spills Beans About Ponzi Scheme: The disgraced former owner of the bankrupt store is facing 20 years in prison...

Afternoon Brief May 18

Boxed Wine Aims for the Next Level: Higher-end boxed wines continue to thrive, led by Black Box and Bota Box, which dominate the premium side of the business ...

Afternoon Brief, April 11

Vision and Robots Team Up for Wine Production: Robots and robotic-based vision systems are slowly replacing the tedious, time-consuming tasks involved in wine production...

Afternoon Brief, April 4

California’s Wine Industry Leads the Nation in Economic Benefit: The nation's multi-billion dollar wine, grape and grape product industries in the United States contribute more than $162 billion annually to the American economy, according to industry research firm MKF Research...

Afternoon Brief, December 14

Resveratrol Could Replace Sulfites in Wine: Researchers in Argentina have come up with a possible alternative to sulfites in red wine and it's something that should please the health conscious - resveratrol...