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Afternoon Brief, October 26

California's Wildfires and the Complexities of Wine in America The fires that ravaged Northern California have provided an opportunity to see the reality behind our romantic visions of wine country...

Afternoon Brief, August 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Digging Deeper in Pay-for-Play Scandal In going through the 2014 Pennsylvania Ethics Commission report that sparked a federal...

Afternoon Brief, August 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Some U.S. States Are Cracking Down on Interstate Direct-To-Consumer Wine Shipping According to ShipCompliant by Sovos, at over...

Afternoon Brief, July 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Artificial Intelligence Boosts Wine's Bottom Line South Australian tech firm Ailytic has developed an artificial intelligence program to...

Afternoon Brief, June 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student Scholarships The California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation...

Afternoon Brief, April 13

A Foot in Two Industries: How Wine and Weed Cross-Pollinate Cannabis has long been grown in the shadows, under the canopies of the Emerald Triangle, while wine grapes were grown in the neighboring counties of Sonoma and Napa in the open, under the warm California sun...

Afternoon Brief, April 12

A Woman's Death Sorting Grapes Exposes Italy's "Slavery" Her husband can still recall how Paola Clemente used to set two alarms to make sure she woke in the middle of the night - 1:50 a.m. - to catch the private bus that would take her and dozens of other women to the vineyards...

Afternoon Brief, April 10

We Know What We Don't Know About Wine's Future According to Lee Hannah and Terra Alpaugh, "Everything You Know About Wine is Wrong." That is the title of their Wine Economics Working Paper #204...

Afternoon Brief, December 8

Crimson Wine Group Buys Historic Blocks of Seven Hills Vineyard: Casey McClellan planted Merlot in the original Seven Hills Vineyard in 1982 and his family shared in its ownership for years while his winery and winemaking helped make Seven Hills Winery and the Walla Walla Valley famous...

Afternoon Brief, August 23

Sonoma County Vintners Announces Community Connection Initiative: Sonoma County Vintners Executive Director Jean Arnold-Sessions today announced the organization's "Community Connection" initiative...

Afternoon Brief, August 14

Neither Chinese Nor Americans Are Taking Over French Vineyards: A French study finds that just 2 percent of the nations vines are owned by foreign investors...

Afternoon Brief, August 12

Willamette Valley Vineyards Files Lawsuit Over Pinot Noir Killed by Drifting Pesticides: Oregon winery Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVV) has filed a lawsuit seeking damages for the loss of nearly 13 tons of Pinot Noir grapes ruined by an herbicide drift incident in 2013

Afternoon Brief, October 31

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, September 29

Wineries See Challenges and Opportunities in Expanding Market for Beer, Cider, and Distilled Spirits: A recent article in the business section of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat has depicted the California wine industry wringing its hands over the defection of millennial drinkers into the alluring fields of craft beer, hard cider and fancy cocktails...

Afternoon Brief, September 4

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...