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Afternoon Brief, March 21st

Sherry-Lehmann’s Park Ave. Landlord Gets OK to Clear Out Booze in $4.8 Million Rent Dispute — After a Year of Collecting Dust: Iconic wine retailer Sherry-Lehmann’s Park Avenue landlord has won permission to finally clear out old shelves, fixtures and leftover bottles of wine at the storied shop — which have been collecting dust for more than a year since it shuttered in scandal...

3 Ways You Can Reduce Your Winery’s Carbon Footprint

A brand’s journey to sustainability is never complete as it works to stand out and challenge expectations of the norm. As the years progress,...

Afternoon Brief, January 17th

HK$490 Million of Liquid Cocaine Found Hidden in Wine Shipment: Two men have been arrested after a record 444kg haul of liquid cocaine concealed in a shipment of bag-in-box wine was intercepted by Hong Kong customs...

Afternoon Brief, December 27th

PacifiCorp’s Wildfire Settlements Highlight Winery Lawsuits for 2020 Smoke Losses: Three Willamette Valley courts have just ruled that several Valley wineries may move forward with their suits against PacifiCorp for igniting wildfires that they claim ruined their 2020 harvests and vintages with smoke taint...

Local Glass, Global Impact: Improving Wine’s Carbon Footprint

The wine industry is a tight-knit community where new ideas and solutions travel by word of mouth to bring transformation to the industry. And...

Afternoon Brief, October 5th

Website Launches to Inform Public About Lawsuits: Hoopes Vineyards, Summit Lake Vineyards and Smith-Madrone Winery are suing Napa County over unconstitutional patterns and practices and have now launched saveoursmallwineries.org...

Afternoon Brief, September 14th

French Prosecutors Probe Champagne Grape-Pickers’ Deaths in Extreme Heat: Public prosecutors in France's northeastern Champagne region are investigating the deaths of at least four grape-pickers who died while working in extreme heat, according to local media reports...

Afternoon Brief, February 21

Constellation Brands to Discontinue 40% of Wine & Spirits Portfolio: This week at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) Conference, Constellation Brands said that they expected to sell or discontinue up to 40% of their wine and spirits portfolio. Bill Newlands, president and COO, looked to reassure investors that the "best is yet to come."

From Vine to Table: The Case for Sustainability

We are at a critical juncture in the consumer packaged goods space. And it can’t be ignored. The combination of product integrity, recyclability, and overall environmental impact is driving shoppers’ buying decisions.

Afternoon Brief, May 17

C Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Alcohol Industry Pushes Lawmakers to Uncork Excise Tax Relief The alcohol industry is pressing Congress to make permanent...

Afternoon Brief, October 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Amazon to Close Its Amazon Wine Marketplace Amazon has built its reputation as the place to find everything....

Afternoon Brief, February 9

'Red Blotch Like Phylloxera for California': Following a tasting in London on Tuesday this week, Bruce Cakebread discussed some of the issues facing wineries in California, in particular drought conditions and their effect on wine style, before mentioning Red Blotch as the biggest problem for growers in the region at the moment...

Helix Closure Combines Tradition with Convenience for a Satisfying “Pop”

There’s no denying the romance of opening a bottle of wine containing a cork. Peeling back the foil top, inserting the corkscrew, twisting, pulling and then hearing that satisfying pop as the cork comes loose, releasing the perfume of the wine’s aromatics with its promises of good things to come. Ah, yes.

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Huneeus Vintners Buys Napa Valley's St. Clement Vineyards from Treasury Wine Estates: Treasury Wine Estates has sold Napa Valley's St. Clement Vineyards to Napa-based Huneeus Vintners LLC, according to public records and company representatives...

Afternoon Brief, November 9

What a Trump Presidency Might Mean for Wine: Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election is the second time this year that markets and political pundits have been caught out...