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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: Sam Parra — Elevating the Latinx...

By Kathleen Willcox    For decades, the Venn Diagram intersection of the Latinx and the wine communities happened solely in the vineyard. Slowly but surely, that’s...

Secrets for Growing Better Grapes in Coastal Climates

Winemakers Weigh in with Tips and Strategies for Vineyard Success On the Edge of the Pacific Ocean By Laura Ness   It’s no secret that growing grapes...

Oregon Welcomes Its 23rd American Viticultural Area (AVA)

New AVA Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon becomes the 11th nested AVA in the Willamette Valley Portland, Ore. (July 5, 2022) – Mount Pisgah,...

Wineries Begin Reopening in Oregon, Kicking Off with Those in 28...

After a two-month hiatus due to Stay At Home orders, wineries prepare to reopen May 15 Portland, OR … May 14, 2020 – After having closed tasting rooms...

Oregon Wine a Leader in Biodynamics

Even though Oregon only produces one percent of the wines made in the United States, this states accounts for 52% of total vineyard acres that received biodynamic® certification from Demeter USA, a not-for-profit that offers biodynamic certification to farms.

Afternoon Brief, February 28

For almost all of February, the streets in the busiest cities of the world's most-populous nation have been empty. As China has battled to contain the novel coronavirus that causes the disease Covid-19, the economy has been nearly shut down and more than 760 million people have been living under varying degrees of quarantine ...

Afternoon Brief, February 17

EU Wine and Spirits Avoid Tariff Hike but 25% Duties Remain: The US government has announced that current tariffs on still wines made in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, as well as Scotch whisky, will remain in place, but that duties will not be raised to 100%...

Afternoon Brief, February 14

The country is now virtually closed to foreign travel and in the words of Alexandre Ricard, Pernod Ricards CEO: Night clubs and night bars are all closed in China and those bars and restaurants that are not closed are empty ...

Afternoon Brief, February 13

This week, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will make another decision regarding the 25% tariffs it imposed on certain European Union (E.U.) wines and goods last year ...

Afternoon Brief, January 27

Napa and Sonoma counties are closer to resolving some key issues that for years have been simmering and at time boiling over on how to regulate the growth of wine business operations ...

Afternoon Brief, December 16

Liz Paquette, Director of Brand and Head of Consumer Insights at Drizly predicts that 2020 is going to bring an explosion of non-traditional packaging variants, with a particular focus on the Ready to Drink (RTD) segment, where packaging plays a key role ...

Afternoon Brief, December 6

California North Coast Wine Grape Growers Should Recognize Shift in Winery Demand, Broker Says: While the storm clouds of recession may be looming two to three years out for the overall U.S. economy, the wine business in the North Coast and elsewhere in California should be taking action now as consumer sales slow and the supply of grapes and wine in tanks increases, according to experts at an industry conference in Santa Rosa on Thursday ...

Afternoon Brief, November 8

Oregon Wine's Civil Civil War: Oregon has always been one of the chummiest wine-producing states in the US and one of the leaders of a new breakaway trade group says that is still the goal ...

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Kincade Fire Tears Through Sonoma County, Inches Toward Napa According to Cal Fire, the Kincade fire had grown to 76,825 acres, with 30% containment, as of Wednesday morning. Fears that overnight winds would push the fire closer to Santa Rosa, and would follow the path of the 2017 Tubbs fire, subsided as the winds died down towards dawn...

Afternoon Brief, October 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma’s Soda Rock and Field Stone Wineries Burned by Kincade Fire Firefighters spent the night battling the Kincade...