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Afternoon Brief, April 29th

Labor Department Sets Sweeping New H-2A Foreign Guestworker Rule: The U.S. Department of Labor has adopted a new rule it said will protect foreign seasonal farmworkers from being abused, imposing sweeping regulations the head of an agricultural employers association called "offensive."...

Afternoon Brief, March 29th

Omar Khan Has Pleaded Guilty to Identity Theft: Omar Khan, the bon vivant who allegedly swindled fine-wine insiders out of at least $9.5 million, pleaded guilty to identity theft on Thursday, less than one month after the FBI arrested him at John F. Kennedy International Airport...

VineConnect: A Phytech Viticulture Luncheon

Explore labor solutions and innovative techniques for enhancing fruit quality and quantity. Cody Ashurst from Phytech will be presenting on post-veraison RDI and dehydration...

Afternoon Brief, September 5th

Georgian Wine Producers Lose Up to 100% of Their Vines in Storms Affecting 4,600HA: On the evening of September 2, hailstorms of unprecedented ferocity tore through the Georgia’s largest wine region, Kakheti, where around 80% of the country’s wines are produced...

Afternoon Brief, July 18th

California Wine Grape Growers Need Support to Manage Risks from Wildfire and Smoke: Wildfire smoke exposure presents a unique challenge for viticulture as it can result in mild to severe degradation in wine grapes...

Afternoon Brief, June 19th

Politicians Are Quietly Creating a New Route for Restaurants to Sell Wine: Working Lunch: It's an often-overlooked channel with plenty of room for growth, according to a lobbyist in the trenches...

Afternoon Brief, May 25th

Drinking Preferences: The Decline of Wine: New data shows a paradox in the U.S. wine industry last year with more regular wine drinkers, but consuming in falling volumes...

Afternoon Brief, August 24th

Thompson Honors Julia and Katie Jackson as 2023 Sonoma County Climate Crisis Champions: Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-04) announced Julia and Katie Jackson as the 2023 Sonoma County Climate Crisis Champions for California’s Fourth District. Rep. Thompson’s Climate Crisis Champions demonstrate significant efforts to protect the environment in our community and combat the ongoing climate crisis...

Afternoon Brief, February 27th

Napa Cabs Go Big at Auction: The skies over Napa Valley may have literally been dark on a stormy Saturday, but the outlook for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon has never been brighter after a phenomenal outcome at the Premiere Napa Valley Auction...

Afternoon Brief, September 20th

10 Years In: WIN Expo Celebrates Its First Decade: The Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo) is the largest trade show and conference focused exclusively on Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties, and is the second largest wine industry show in North America...

Afternoon Brief, August 15th

Smoke Threatens to Choke Bordeaux: Earlier this summer on July 12, Bordeaux faced down its first fire which went on to consume over 14,000 hectares in 12 days. Fast-forward a month and Bordeaux is back battling another blaze raging through Landes forest that has been described by various media outlets as monstrous...

Afternoon Brief, June 6th

No Charges in Crash That Killed Former Chez Panisse Wine Director: The motorist in the fatal crash involving bicyclist Jonathan Waters, prominent former wine director at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, will not be charged, Oakland police said...

Afternoon Brief, April 4th

Late Frost Ices Over French Vineyards, Threatens Fruit Crops: Temperature swing is threatening fruit crops across multiple countries...

Control Every Beat of Your Vineyard

Phytech is helping more than 650 of the world’s largest growers optimize their production by enabling them to monitor, plan and control their operations. By...

Groundbreaking Plant Monitoring System Takes the Guesswork Out of Irrigation, Vineyard...

For centuries, vineyard managers have worked tirelessly to anticipate grape crop requirements in order to maximize vine health and yields for each and every...