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Afternoon Brief, August 22

Napa Wine M&A Market Remains 'Robust' Despite Rising Vineyard, Grape Prices: Vineyard values and grape prices continue to hit new highs in Napa County, but the ongoing thirst for prime wines from the region continues to propel acquisitions of brands and properties that can put the Napa name on the bottle ...

Afternoon Brief, May 31

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How Producers Are Returning to Winemaking’s Roots Producers all over the world are going back to winemaking's roots...

Afternoon Brief, December 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New York State Fines Southern Glazer's in 'Pay to Play' Scheme A giant wine and liquor wholesaler whose...

Afternoon Brief, December 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: North Coast Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries Benefit Under GOP Tax Package Local wineries, breweries and distilleries are big winners...

Afternoon Brief, December 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winemakers Worry as Wildfires Rage in Southern California Hurricane-force winds and bone-dry conditions are spreading wildfires across Southern...

Afternoon Brief, June 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: No Simple Solutions for Sonoma’s Glut of Downtown Wine-Tasting Rooms As summer heats up and more tourists come...

Afternoon Brief, March 6

Wine Distribution Alternatives Won't Produce Tears for the Three Tier System: According to a Wines & Vines article, in 1995 the number of alcohol distributors in the U.S. was greater than the number of wineries: 3,000 to 1,800. That kind of competitive choice must have been really good for wineries, but a lot of wine must also have been imported...

Afternoon Brief, January 3

Napa’s Waugh Family Wines Sues Bronco Wine Co. for ‘Six Degrees’ Trademark Separation: Napa-based Waugh Family Wines on Friday said it has sued Bronco Wine Co., which has a large south Napa Valley bottling operation, claiming trademark infringement on Waugh's Six Degrees Wine brand...

Afternoon Brief, November 4

Sonoma County Vintner Steve Kistler to Pay More Than $500,000 to Settle Creek Pollution Case: A Sonoma County vintner has agreed to pay $579,700 to settle water code violations stemming from the release of muddy pond water into a Valley Ford creek that supports spawning fish, state officials announced Thursday...

Afternoon Brief, October 28

Bordeaux Court Deliberates on Fraud Case Involving More Than 1 Million Bottles of Wine: A Bordeaux judicial tribunal is weighing the fates of eight men accused of trying to pass off more than 1 million bottles of cheap plonk as more expensive Bordeaux from top appellations...

Afternoon Brief, October 18

EPA Honors Jackson Family Wines with Green Power Leadership Award: Jackson Family Wines announced today that it has received a 2016 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Afternoon Brief, October 7

Jackson Family Wines Partners with Breakthru Beverage Canada: Jackson Family Wines is establishing a new sales partnership with Breakthru Beverage Canada, transitioning part of its sales operation to the company...

Afternoon Brief, September 30

Majority of US Senators Support Federal Excise Tax Reform Alcohol Industry Celebrates Collaboration at Reception: Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Barbara Boxer became the 51st and 52nd US Senators to officially co-sponsor the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act...

Afternoon Brief, July 8

Paul Hobbs Solidifies Position in the Sonoma Coast Acquiring Goldrock Ridge Vineyard: Winemaker Paul Hobbs has acquired the 42 acre Goldrock Ridge Vineyard, located in the northwest corner of the "true" Sonoma Coast appellation, near the town of Annapolis, CA, thus successfully concluding a quest that began over 3 years ago...

Afternoon Brief, July 6

El Niño or La Niña: California Unprepared for Both: With El Niño we were told California's drought would be washed away. That didn't happen...