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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, June 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: High-End Growth Drives Domestic Sparkling Wine As the total domestic sparkling wine category edges closer to the 11-million-case...

Afternoon Brief, August 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Wine Merchant Accused of Fraud in Client's Lawsuit Bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach has filed suit against Soutirage...

Afternoon Brief, June 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Another Oregon Winery Plucked by a California Estate A boutique, family-owned California winery has acquired an Oregon counterpart,...

Afternoon Brief, June 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Researchers Working to Manage Grapevine Virus Grapevines in the WSU Prosser vineyard have been infected with a virus...

Afternoon Brief, December 13

UV Light Box Offers Hope for Vegan Wine Lovers, Says Winemaker: A Swiss company claims to be offering winemakers a new weapon against harsh tannins and underripe wines. Some winemakers also believe that the firm's namesake gadget, Vino Flux, could make it easier to produce vegan wines...

Afternoon Brief, September 14

Running Winery Associations from the East Coast to the West Coast: Meet Morgen McLaughlin: Running a wine association takes a tireless multi-tasker. The job is a combination of strategy, business development, marketing, finance and politics...

Afternoon Brief June 14

Microbes in Pressed Grapes Before Fermentation May Predict Flavor Metabolites in the Finished Wine: The microbial mix found in grape juice during the winemaking process may help shape the terroir of a finished wine, report food scientists at the University of California, Davis...

Afternoon Brief, May 24

Sea Change Coming to California Winegrape Landscape: If you asked typical American wine consumers where most winegrapes in the U.S. are grown, they would almost certainly say California, as the state produces about 90% of the nation's total...