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Afternoon Brief, November 29

Is Copper Safe for Wine? : It's a top tool of organic grapegrowers. But is copper sulfate truly safe for vineyards...

Afternoon Brief, October 25

Constellation Dumps Cheap Wine for Weed: Cannabis is hot, believes the third-largest wine company in the US. Mexican beer is hot. Cheap wine, though? That's old business, best dumped on somebody else ...

Afternoon Brief, April 30

Wine Experts Warn of Growing Anti-Alcohol Sentiment and Aging Boomers The industry has been riding on the "wine is good for you" trend since the early 1990s, but "negative" press about alcohol is growing, said the CEO of one of the largest U.S. wine companies on Thursday...

Afternoon Brief, November 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Using Data to Assess Damage of Wine Country Fires The fires in October were the costliest in California's...

Afternoon Brief, December 27

Trinchero Family Estates Announces Purchase of the Five Rivers Winery Facility in Paso Robles AVA: Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) today announced its purchase of the Five Rivers Winery facility in located in the Paso Robles AVA. TFE purchased the site from Fetzer Vineyards, who has owned it since 2000...

Afternoon Brief, September 22

How the Wente Chardonnay Clone Became America's Choice: The Wente wine story began in 1883, with German immigrant C.H. Wente. He learned his craft studying winemaking under Charles Krug in Napa Valley...

Afternoon Brief, September 12

Winery Owner Charles Banks Is Indicted in Federal Court: In a surprising turn for a onetime rising star in the wine industry, Charles A. Banks walked into a San Antonio courthouse wearing handcuffs Friday after surrendering to authorities...

Afternoon Brief, September 2

Bulk Wine Now 38% of Global Wine Exports: The growing bulk wine category now accounts for 38.6% of global wine exports, with 39.49 million hectoliters exported around the world last year...

Afternoon Brief June 15

Her Side of the Story: Notes from Women Winemakers of Napa: Having many years in the wine industry, and settled into their high-profile work in the Napa Valley, these women comment on being a woman in the industry, and why gender isn't the defining factor...

Afternoon Brief, March 30

Unimpressive El Niño Leaves California in Water Limbo: The rain storms and blizzards that were supposed to come with El Niño were conspicuously non-biblical in California this winter, leaving the state in an ecological limbo that has regulators thinking about easing water-use restrictions in some places but not in others...

Afternoon Brief, March 4

El Niño’s Long-Awaited Grand Performance Is on Its Way to California
: After a crushingly dry February, it looks as if early to mid-March is likely to bring California some of the serious moisture it needs from the 2015-16 El Niño event, and perhaps some unwanted flooding and mudslides...

Afternoon Brief, November 30

Regular US Wine Drinkers to Reach Over 100m by 2025: 'Next-Gen' consumers are set to swell the number of regular wine drinkers in the US to well over 100m over the next decade, according to a new report...

Afternoon Brief, November 20

Massive El Niño Gains Strength, Likely to Drench Key California Drought Zone: One of the most powerful El Niños on record continues gathering strength and is looking increasingly likely to bring heavy rains to key Northern California areas that provide water for the rest of the state, according to a new forecast...

Afternoon Brief, November 6

Objections May Scuttle Jackson Wine Purchase in McMinnville: Two parties have filed objections to Jackson Family Wines purchase of two mirror-image buildings in a set of three on the campus of the former Evergreen International Aviation...

Afternoon Brief, October 8

Cabernet Outgrows Chardonnay Off-Premise Sales in Long Term Projection: Over the last year the volume of Cabernet Sauvignon sold off-premise grew 4.8% compared to a 0.7% growth for Chardonnay, which has been the biggest varietal wine for decades, but may now have a serious threat to its dominance...