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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.

Afternoon Brief, December 30

Thieves steal over $300,000 worth of wine from French Laundry restaurant: A Christmas Day robbery at Yountville's storied French Laundry restaurant netted a king's collection of fabulous wines worth at least $300,000...

Afternoon Brief, July 31

Drought fails to dampen California spirits for 2014 harvest: Many winemakers in California believe the state's drought will not drastically affect this year's harvest, which they say is running two weeks early and is expected to yield a healthy crop...

Afternoon Brief, July 25

Vintner Jim Fetzer closing Ceago Vinegarden: Jim Fetzer, who worked along with his family to create their namesake wine and then later started his own Lake County winery noted for its unique biodynamic farming, has announced his retirement...

Afternoon Brief, July 22

New Rodney Strong Winery Installation Optimized for Quality and Economy: Last year the old 11,500 square foot warehouse behind the main Rodney Strong Winery building was used exclusively for storage, but today its a state of the art winemaking facility nearly ready for harvest...