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Afternoon Brief, December 16

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Treasury Wine Estates looks to America for growth: Treasury Wine Estates is considering acquiring a United States business to give it access to a sustainable supply of quality grapes, as part of the company's long-term growth strategy. Chief executive Michael Clarke said it had a list of companies it was considering acquiring to give it access to the best grapes...

Afternoon Brief, December 15

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Wine Country vintners turn to truffles: On the edge of his Sonoma vineyard aptly named Scintilla, vintner Robert Sinskey has yanked out grapevines to make room for a few hundred oak and filbert trees. Its all part of a daring venture that may come to fruition or folly as early as next winter...

Afternoon Brief, December 10

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Silicon Valley Bank Annual Wine Conditions Survey Results: 82% of wineries reported overall financial health of "good" or better for 2014. This is up 7% over the previous year. This trend is expected to continue as the grapes from three strong harvests (2012,2013, and 2014) make their way into the market...

Afternoon Brief, November 3

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Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2014: 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 2014...

Napa Valley Vintners Headed to Japan and China to Promote Wine...

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Week of activities in Asian market will culminate in ProWine China international trade fair 11/3/2014 - St. Helena, CA – Twenty members of the Napa...

Afternoon Brief, October 31

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Militant French winemakers strike social security building: Vandals claiming allegiance to the French militant winemaker group Comite d'Action Viticole have attacked social security offices in Languedoc Roussillon, as tension rises over the level of aid available to hail-struck producers...

Afternoon Brief, October 30

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World Champion San Francisco Giants Take the 2014 World Series, Celebrate With Mumm Napa Sparkling Wine: The San Francisco Giants have won the 110th World Series and once again have celebrated in the club house with Mumm Napa as they did during the 2010 and 2012 World Series Championships...

Napa Valley Vintners Congratulates Team Napa Valley on Inaugural Sommelier Scavenger...

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10/27/2014 - St. Helena, CA – The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association has learned that Team Napa Valley won the inaugural Wine...

Afternoon Brief, October 17

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Even normal rain won’t end California drought, expert says: California will likely remain in a drought this winter even if most areas receive normal rainfall, according to an expert from the federal Climate Prediction Center...

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

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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 4

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Former Napa Wine Executive Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion Scheme: Martin Christopher Edwards of the Wine Tasting Network was sentenced Tuesday to 33 months in prison for his involvement in an embezzlement and tax evasion scheme, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Wednesday...

The Demand for Sustainability Resonates with the Wine Industry

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Sustainability in vineyard operations and wine making is nothing new. For many wineries it has been an integrated, albeit unspoken, part of their operating...

Afternoon Brief, August 28

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Deadly Winemaking Snakes Escape in China: Chaos erupted when deadly cobras used to make wine escaped into the city of Foshan in Chinas South-Eastern Guangdong province...

Afternoon Brief, August 27

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Federal Aid May be Extended to California Winemakers: The nation's premier wine-producing region is assessing damage from the strongest earthquake to strike northern California in 25 years and may receive aid from the federal government...

Afternoon Brief, August 25

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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...