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Afternoon Brief, June 14

Calistoga Winery, City Spar Over What Constitutes an 'Event': The Calistoga Planning Commission on Wednesday took up the debate of what does or does not constitute an "event" at a winery. They decided that Brian Arden Winery on Silverado Trail had violated its use permit with its First Friday Socials, which take place once a month from 5 to 7 p.m...

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Napa County Vineyard Company Fined $38,000 After Field Worker Killed in Grape-Picking Accident: The U.S. Department of Labor says De Coninck Vineyards in American Canyon should be fined $38,000 in violations after the death of a Napa field worker in October...

Afternoon Brief, May 23

Jackson Family Wines to Expand to Tasmania - Speaking to Drink Business during a recent trip to California, Pedro Rusk, Jackson Family Wines wine educator, said the company is keen to add a Tasmanian estate to its growing portfolio ...

Afternoon Brief, May 20

When Wine Becomes Transformative: There's a new concept taking root in the wine industry: activist wines. Unlike traditional special bottlings produced for wine industry charity auctions and special events, activist wines serve a specific social purpose ...

Afternoon Brief, October 31

Legal Strategies for Grape Growers When Wineries Talk 'Smoke Taint' After Wildfires: Following on last year's Northern California firestorm in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano counties, various North Bay regions have also seen wildfires in 2018...

Cantina Tramin’s Epokale Awarded 100-Points by Robert Parker. It Is the...

Gewürztraminer Epokale 2009 is the first Robert Parker 100-point wine outside Tuscany and Piedmont. “A historic result for Alto Adige region” Gewürztraminer Epokale by Cantina Tramin has been...

Afternoon Brief, July 10

Does Napa Valley have too much Cabernet? The question informed most of last month's Vineyard Economics Symposium...

Afternoon Brief, October 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Sweepstakes Announced A pinot noir, a chardonnay and a sparkling wine won the...

Afternoon Brief, August 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Winery Files Lawsuit Against Former Employees for Allegedly Stealing Company Data A Napa Valley winery is suing...

Afternoon Brief, December 19

World Politics Could Sour the Cost of Wine: Mixing the world of politics and wine might be a bit like oil and water for some readers. But there comes a point, and it could come soon, that politically-based decisions could have a huge impact on wine and particularly the cost of wine...

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Margrit Biever Mondavi Dies at Age 91: Margrit Mondavi of Napa Valley, widow to Robert G. Mondavi and pioneer of the modern-day California wine industry bringing art and culture to the industry, died today...

Afternoon Brief, April 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Wine M&A Experts: Deals Abound in Buyer’s Market A string of recent wine brand and property sales in...

Robert Parker Wine Advocate Announces: Changes to Bordeaux Coverage in the...

London, UK (April 18, 2016): Robert Parker Wine Advocate and RobertParker.com, considered the world’s most widely read independent consumer’s guide to fine wine, announces...

Afternoon Brief, March 8

Vintage Wine Estates Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Dan Cohn: Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. filed a trademark infringement suit against Dan Cohn, formerly of B.R. Cohn Winery on Feb. 29, 2016...

Afternoon Brief, February 26

Farm Labor Contractor, Vineyard Pay $42K in Penalties for Providing Deplorable Housing Conditions to Farm Workers in Sonoma County: Investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division found farm labor contractor Four Seasons Vineyard Management and winemaker Ridge Vineyards in violation of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act for providing deplorable housing conditions to farm workers in northern Sonoma County...