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Afternoon Brief, January 2

The Hispanic Consumer Is Key to the Future of the Wine Industry: The growth of the Latino population in the United States is well documented and we know that it will continue to expand. This reality will provide opportunities for growth for many industries, notably in the food and beverage sector ...

Afternoon Brief, August 27

Expanded 2018 WIN Expo Conference Stacked with Wine Business Experts: The 7th annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), the second largest wine industry trade show in North America, has bolstered the conference portion of its program this year to address the increasing complexity of issues facing the wine industry...

The Cannabis Impact on Monterey’s Wine Industry

The cannabis space is rapidly changing. With the passage of Prop 64 a new, highly regulated system for cultivating, processing and selling cannabis has come into play. These regulatory changes have provided new legal avenues for cannabis entrepreneurs to operate and grow.

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Brands to Acquire 9.9% Stake in Marijuana Company Canopy Growth for $245M Alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc....

Afternoon Brief, May 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Most Searched-For Cabernet Sauvignon It's a well-worn axiom that Cabernet is king in California, but the real...

Afternoon Brief, November 28

Free Flow Wines Sparkles with Innovation on Tap and Beyond the Keg: Free Flow Wines saw the rising popularity of sparkling wines and the category's particular challenges for delivering an optimal by the glass experience as an opportunity to expand the portfolio of services they offer, and their innovative work to create a sparkling keg program for wineries was recognized with a 2016 WINnovation Award...

Afternoon Brief, August 10

Prospects of a Light Crop Strengthen Prices for California’s 2016 Wine Grapes: Judging by early results from the unusually early start to this year's harvest, California's 2016 wine grape production could total no higher than average, if that much, reports Jeff Bitter, vice president of operations for Allied Grape Growers cooperative...

Afternoon Brief, August 9

Williams Selyem Acquires 121 Year-Old Russian River Valley Zinfandel Vineyard: Williams Selyem Winery, a producer of iconic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel for 35 years, announced today it has purchased the historic Saitone Vineyard located on Olivet Road in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley...

Afternoon Brief, August 8

California's Next Big Wine Region: The Beckstoffers Bet on Red Hills: In the winemaking world the name Beckstoffer is synonymous with quality but it's truly insufficient to simply say "quality" about the grapes that Andy and David Beckstoffer grow - it's rather like saying "nice" about Ferrari or "good" about Krug Champagne...

Afternoon Brief, August 5

Global Demand for Wine Packaging to Reach $22.8 Billion: Global demand for wine packaging including containers, closures, and accessories is projected to increase 2.3 percent per year to $22.8 billion in 2020...

Afternoon Brief, August 2

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers Acquires Robert Hall Winery: O'Neill Vintners & Distillers, the seventh-largest wine producer in California by volume, has announced the purchase of Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles, California...

Afternoon Brief, June 30

Inside the Mind of a Sommelier: Coming up with one of those enormous mega wine lists that typify the high-end dining experience seems a daunting task...

Afternoon Brief May 19

Native Plants Reduce Need for Vineyard Water, Pesticide Usage: Scientists in eastern Washington are finding drought-tolerant alternatives to roses at the end of vineyard rows that not only save on water, but increase predators of pests that are harmful to crops ...

Inaugural Wine, Food Truck & Music Festival on the River Road...

The River Road River Road Wine Trail presents “Tunes, Trucks & Tastes” on June 12, 2016 from 11AM-4PM. Wine, food and music lovers will converge as...

Afternoon Brief, February 9

Will Marijuana Be the Next Great Wine Industry Disrupter? The biggest disruption to the American wine industry was Prohibition, which shut down some eighty percent of existing wineries in the period 1920-33...