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Afternoon Brief, June 25

Bordeaux vs. Napa: What Is the Best Wine Region in the World? : In 1976, the Judgment of Paris shocked the wine world. In a blind tasting, an all-French panel of experts rated a California Cabernet above four top Bordeaux, elevating Napa from backwater to world class. We've created a rematch of sorts to see how these legendary regions stack up against each other now...

Afternoon Brief, May 11

Small Wineries Hoping for Tax Cuts Face Massive Tax Hikes Instead Last year's big tax bill included excise-tax cuts for American wineries, but an error means many now face a potential tax hike...

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Wine Sellers Charge "Gangster Tactics" by Liquor Commission over Shipping Sales A national group of wine sellers is accusing the New Hampshire Liquor Commission of abusing its power and using "gangster tactics" to block wine shipments from out of state, the latest in an ongoing spat between the two groups over sales...

Afternoon Brief, April 27

Esther Mobley Reviews Ayesha Curry’s New Wine, Domaine Curry The question was never whether Ayesha Curry would launch a wine brand. That seemed inevitable: After writing a cookbook, opening a restaurant chain, starring on the Food Network and launching a meal kit, wine seemed like a logical next step for this Bay Area culinary star...

Afternoon Brief, March 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Chilean Winemaker Learns Napa Lesson Patricio Celedon may be the only winemaker in the world who went to...

Afternoon Brief, March 9

A Veteran Winemaker Throws Out the Wine-Selling Playbook Adam Lee wants to shake things up. "Selling wine isn't what I like to do," Lee says. He's good at it, of course. Lee is a darling of wine writers and consumers because he is outspoken, generous with his time and thoughts, and because, well, he makes darn good wine...

Afternoon Brief, May 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Strained Relations – Wine Family Feuds One of the most agonizing experiences that any business faces is surely...

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...

Afternoon Brief, November 19

Unauthorized Work at Winery Vexes Planning Commission: Napa County Planning Commissioners again found themselves confronted with a winery asking to have unauthorized work made legal, as well as seeking an exception to the county's road setback rule...

Afternoon Brief, October 1

U.S. Beverage Industry Expo Opens Conference Registration: Attendee registration for the 2016 U.S. Beverage Industry Expo has officially opened...

Provence Rosé Exports to the U.S. Continue to Soar Through First...

Ongoing consumer demand for dry rosé wine confirms the establishment of rosé as a third category of wine (New York, NY, October 1, 2015) –...

Afternoon Brief, July 23

It's critical El Niño hits Northern California. Why experts are growing optimistic: It's the middle of the summer, but it felt a bit like winter in the Sierra this week as a storm dumped four inches of hail on Interstate 80 around Donner Summit

Afternoon Brief, April 28

Roche chardonnay named 'Best of the Best' at North Coast Wine Challenge: The 24 judges who swirled and sipped through the Press Democrat's 2015 North Coast Wine Challenge in mid-April chose a classic white varietal, Roche 2013 Carneros Chardonnay French Oak Reserve, as its Best of the Best winner...

Brides Wear White but Drink Pink Provence Rosé During the 2015...

Dry rosé wine is a stylish, elegant wine for bridal showers and weddings (New York, NY, April 28, 2015) – Summer weddings are partial to...

Afternoon Brief, April 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Can Bordeaux Woo Back Americans? Bordeaux hopes to woo back the US market, thanks, in part, to the strength of...