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Afternoon Brief, November 11

Sonoma County Studies Take Issue with Wine Industry’s Expansion, Scrutinizing Traffic, Events: Sonoma County wineries should bear the bulk of the responsibility for improving relations with rural neighbors, according to a pair of recently released county studies calling for fewer events, more coordination and a higher standard of review for new or expanding wineries...

Registration Is Now Open for the 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium

Wine convention returns to Portland this winter amidst strong growth momentum within the Oregon wine industry September 19, 2019, Portland, OR… Registration is now open...

Afternoon Brief, September 5

Alleged Marijuana Damage to Grapes Ruled Plausible: A federal judge has ruled that an Oregon vineyard has plausibly alleged harm from a neighboring marijuana operation and may proceed with a racketeering lawsuit against it...

Afternoon Brief, September 3

Can New Grapes Save the Wine Industry from Climate Change? : Heat waves, frost, rainstorms: As climate change continues to present challenges in vineyards, vintners across the globe are trying to figure out how to manage new and ever-changing conditions...

Afternoon Brief, June 24

California's 2017 Vintage Feels the Burn: Whenever dozens of people die in a natural disaster, it feels unseemly to discuss the manner in which it affects sectors of the luxury industry. And yet, it's inevitable...

Afternoon Brief, May 21

E & J Gallo-Constellation Transaction May Not Close Until Second Half: The $1.7 billion deal between Constellation Brands and E&J Gallo Winery may not be completed until the second half of calendar year 2019 instead of by the end of May, according to regulatory documents...

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Millennials Still Missing as Fine-Wine Core Consumers, Says Silicon Valley Bank Report: Sales growth for U.S. wine is expected to remain in positive territory this year - better, for premium producers - but the industry needs to revamp its appeal to the next generations of core consumers else lose share of wallet to competing beverages and imported wines, according to a closely watched industry report released Wednesday evening...

Afternoon Brief, January 11

Napa County Hits The Prisoner Winery with Code Violation Notice: Napa County has told the new The Prisoner winery to stop selling art, stop selling jellies and jams and stop offering food services that the county says are comparable to those found at a restaurant or café...

Afternoon Brief, January 7

Organic Grape Growing Harms Vineyard Soil, Says a Consumer Advocacy Group: According to the pro-science consumer advocacy group, American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), organic wine may not be good for the earth-or at the very least, it's bad for the local vineyard soil...

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2017 After tasting more than 16,000 wines from vineyards around...

Afternoon Brief, February 16

Powerful Friday Storm in Southern California; Warm & Wet Atmospheric River to Affect Oroville Dam Watershed Monday: California is currently experiencing one of its wettest winters on record. Precipitation has been especially remarkable across the Northern Sierra watersheds, where liquid equivalent (rain+melted snow) is presently above 200% of average...

Silicon Valley Bank Predicts 2016 Decline in Wine Consumption after Decades...

Total and per-capita U.S. consumption to see first drop in more than 20 years; Domestic fine wine shows modest sales growth ST. HELENA, Calif....

Silicon Valley Bank Foresees Breakout Year Ahead for US Fine Wine...

Silicon Valley Bank, a leading provider of commercial banking services to the innovation sector and the wine industry, releases its Annual State of the Wine Industry Report in a live broadcast from the SVB TV studio today.

Crowdfunding: A Potential New Revenue Source for Wine Industry

by Elizabeth Hans McCrone  When Naked Wines was contemplating financing for a new, online wine venture in the United Kingdom five years ago, the company...

Silicon Valley Bank Wine Report 2014

Silicon Valley Bank's State of the Wine Industry report webcast with Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon Valley Bank's wine division, Paul Mabray, Chief Strategy...