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Afternoon Brief, May 9

US Wine, Beer, Spirits Consumption 'in a Holding Pattern' as Public Leans Toward Less Alcohol: As such consumption appears to be slowing while sales are growing for certain drinks competing with traditional table wine, the upper end of the industry is increasingly embracing mechanization and other technology once eschewed ...

2019 Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series Adds Fourth Show – Comedian...

HEALDSBURG, CA (May 9, 2019) - Admired stand-up comedian, acclaimed late night television host, best-selling children’s book author, lovable voice-over artist, pioneering car builder...

Afternoon Brief, April 25

How Much Do People Spend on Alcohol?: Whether you like an occasional tipple or a have favorite go-to cocktail, there's no denying that drinking can get expensive. It may be one of the most common ways to socialize, but it can do a lot of damage to your wallet ...

Afternoon Brief, April 24

Why Scientists Are Studying Sommeliers’ Brains: Twenty-five sommelier students outperformed an untrained control group of 29 people at identifying a range of common wine aromas within around two months of education, according to a study recently published in the journal Chemosensory Perception ...

Afternoon Brief, February 26

Wine.com Corners the Premium Market: While retailers and current industry research are lamenting that the wine business has lost the lucrative interest of the millennial consumer, Wine.com executives beg to differ ...

Rodney Strong Comes Up Rosy at NCWC

by Laura Ness The 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge saw some head-to-head competition between some mighty fine wines in the final sweepstakes round, including the...

Afternoon Brief, August 10, 2018

Napa Keeps a Wary Eye on Monster Fire: Growers keep their fingers crossed as fire devastates vast tracts of northern California ...

Afternoon Brief, March 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Final Settlement on Winery Ammonia Death Gibson Wine Co., an agricultural cooperative in Sanger, Calif. agreed to a...

Afternoon Brief, April 5

French Winemakers Hijack Spanish Wine Tankers on Motorway: French winemakers have sent tens of thousands of litres of Spanish wine gushing onto the motorway in southern France, in protest at mass produced foreign wine entering the country...

Afternoon Brief, September 15

Valley Fire Status Report: Impact to Lake County Wine Industry: Many in the Lake County wine industry have been impacted by this disaster, some both personally and professionally...

Afternoon Brief, September 3

Wildfires Raise Fears Of Grape Smoke Taint: The current wildfires in Washington have left many growers wondering if smoke taint could impact the flavor of their winegrapes...

Afternoon Brief, August 5

California Wildfires Threaten to Make Local Wine 'Unpalatable': There are fears in California’s wine industry over the possible impact of raging wildfires and whether they could damage this year’s grape yield, potentially affecting the state’s multibillion dollar business.

Making Wine on Shaky Ground: Industry Looks for Answers to Seismic...

By Elizabeth Hans McCrone The 6.0 earthquake that shook Napa Valley in the wee hours of the morning last August did a lot more than...

Afternoon Brief, March 26

Napa murder-suicide leaves fate of winery, lawsuits in question: Dahl Vineyards is being evicted from its Yountville home, a week after proprietor Robert Dahl shot an investor to death with a silencer-equipped handgun on the grounds and later killed himself as police closed in after a brief car chase...

Winemakers Share Best Practices and Equipment That Contribute to Efficiency in...

The first quarter is arguably one of the busiest periods in the annual cycle for winemakers and their cellar teams. But it is also an opportunity to put the newest cellar tools and training to the test.