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Afternoon Brief, February 6

Mary Ann Graf, Who Paved the Way for California Women Winemakers, Dies at 76: Mary Ann Graf, widely considered the first woman winemaker in California after Prohibition, died after a nearly three year battle with pancreatic cancer on Jan. 30. A representative of Graf's friends and family confirmed the news...

Afternoon Brief: September 24

Sonoma County Wine Auction, Presented by Visa Signature, Breaks Records and Raises Over $5.7 Million at Annual Charitable Fundraising Event: The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation and George F. Hamel, Jr., 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction Honorary Chair, are excited to announce over $5.7 million was raised at the 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature®, breaking records...

Afternoon Brief, June 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa's Watershed C Vote at a Standstill Poor voter response, mail-in ballots and bureaucracy stall a decision on...

Afternoon Brief, May 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: United States Takes Action Against Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny...

Afternoon Brief, March 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Discovery Shows Wine Grapes Gasping for Breath University of Adelaide researchers have discovered how grapes "breathe," and report...

Afternoon Brief, July 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Country Vintners Curious, but Wary of Cannabis Industry When Tom Rodrigues looks out the window at his...

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Sustainable Sonoma Wine Could Fetch $7-a-Bottle More, Survey Says: U.S. wine consumers are willing to pay more for wine - up to several dollars more per bottle - produced using "sustainable" practices, according to new research presented at a Sonoma County grapegrower seminar in Santa Rosa on Thursday...

Afternoon Brief, September 23

Healdsburg Vintner Truett-Hurst Sales Surge 19% for Fiscal Year: Healdsburg-based wine company Truett-Hurst Inc. capped its fiscal year with 19.1 percent growth in net sales, better margins and net loss turned down to a trickle, helped partly by cutting two challenging brands...

Afternoon Brief, September 16

DTC Shipments Surge, Total Wine Sales Strong: A microalgae found in the sea off Brittany's coastline can wipe-out key vine diseases with new scientific tests in France showing 100% efficiency in destroying Downey Mildew...

Afternoon Brief, September 15

Alcohol Industry Bankrolls Fight Against Legal Pot in Battle of the Buzz: The fight against legalized pot is being heavily bankrolled by alcohol and pharmaceutical companies, terrified that they might lose market share...

Afternoon Brief, September 9

The Most Expensive Non-California Wines in the US: Where does the most expensive wine in the United States come from? And who's making it...

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Margrit Biever Mondavi Dies at Age 91: Margrit Mondavi of Napa Valley, widow to Robert G. Mondavi and pioneer of the modern-day California wine industry bringing art and culture to the industry, died today...

Afternoon Brief, July 22

The Wine Industry May Not Be at the Conventions, but It's Watching: Presidential candidates used to be able to win their party's nomination by courting bigwigs over drinks at the bar outside the convention hall...

Afternoon Brief, July 7

Top Somms Advice Vintners on How to Get on Their Wine Lists: Sommeliers and wine directors see and taste a lot of wines. What gets their attention? What's the best way to get attention? We asked them. They were not shy...

Afternoon Brief, July 1

Parducci Maker Mendocino Wine Co. Buys Offbeat Brands Portfolio: Mendocino Wine Company, maker of the Parducci brand, has purchased the wine portfolio of Offbeat Brands...