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Afternoon Brief, March 12

Sonoma County Vintners Announce Wine Lots for Inaugural Barrel Auction: The Sonoma County Vintners invites members of the licensed wine trade to preview the never before, never again limited production wines that will be available for purchase at the inaugural Sonoma County Barrel Auction...

Afternoon Brief, January 15

American wineries increased the dollar value of their direct-to-consumer shipments by an unprecedented 15.5% in 2014, with an equally record-breaking increase in the volume of those shipments...

Wine Industry on the Road to Recovery in the Wake of...

By Madeline Blasberg On August 24, just as the grape harvest was getting underway, the ground beneath California’s wine country shook as a 6.0 magnitude...

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Constellation Pilots Innovative BioFiltro Wastewater Treatment System: Constellation plans to put millions of earthworms to work in 2015. Don't worry, they wont be making the wine, they'll be cleaning the wastewater from winery operations...

Afternoon Brief, September 12

Jumping genes could lead to new grape varieties: A New Zealand scientist is looking at a way to create new clones of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir...

Afternoon Brief, September 11

Honore Comfort, Sonoma County Vintners group chief to step down: The top official with Sonoma County Vintners, the major advocacy and promotional trade group for the countys wineries, announced Wednesday she will leave the organization after almost nine years on the job...

Afternoon Brief, September 5

Winemaker Loses Right Hand in Harvest Accident: To veteran winemaker Bruno D'Alfonso, the screams exploding from the neighboring winery were eerily familiar, reminiscent of a sailing trip many years ago to Santa Cruz Island with his former boss, Richard Sanford...

Afternoon Brief, September 2

The Demand for Sustainability Resonates with the Wine Industry: Sustainability in vineyard operations and wine making is nothing new. For many wineries it has been an integrated, albeit unspoken, part of their operating philosophies for years, but the growing awareness and demand for sustainability from consumers has created new challenges and opportunities for wineries...

Afternoon Brief, August 29

Impact-Napa Conference Focuses on Past, Present and Future of Napa Valley: With Sundays earthquake still fresh on peoples mind, members of the wine growing community gathered at Napas Meritage Resort & Spa for the North Bay Business Journals annual Impact: Napa conference...

Afternoon Brief, August 25

Scientists: Napa quake should be a ‘wake-up call’: The earthquake that struck Napa County early Sunday could have been much larger, scientists said, given the track record of the fault that most likely caused the shaking...

Afternoon Brief, August 8

El Nino forecast drops 20 percent for Northern California: Early reports indicate that the chance of having a strong El Niño season this winter has dropped, according to the National Weather Service...

Afternoon Brief, August 5

Rack & Riddle Announces Facility Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting: Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, one of the largest custom crush and winemaking companies in the North Bay area, today announced its new Healdsburg facility is fully operational...