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Afternoon Brief, March 20

How the Flooding Affected Sonoma’s 2019 Vintage: Northern California wineries and vineyards continue to clean up and dry out from the unusually heavy rainfall that hit in late February and caused some of the areas' worst floods in 20 years...

Afternoon Brief, November 20

Feds Shut Down Controversial Elouan Wine Labels: California winery Copper Cane has been ordered by the federal government to change the labels on its Elouan wines, which are made in California but labeled as Oregon wines and sold as such by retailers.

Afternoon Brief, May 3

Gallo Acquires Rancho Real Vineyard An affiliate of E. & J. Gallo Winery announced today it has purchased Rancho Real Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley appellation of Santa Barbara County...

Afternoon Brief, April 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fervent Bidding Results in a Record-Breaking Sonoma County Barrel Auction A record-setting $840,700 was raised today, up six...

Afternoon Brief, April 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bordeaux Wine Firm Found Guilty of Fraud A judge ruled that Grands Vins de Gironde illegally blended cheap...

Afternoon Brief, April 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Foley Family Wines Acquires Oregon’s Acrobat from King Estate Two of America's leading family owned and operated wineries...

Afternoon Brief, December 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Thomas Fire Threatens Santa Barbara Wine Country The Thomas Fire, which narrowly missed Ojai vineyards and wineries last...

Afternoon Brief, November 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Competitors Circle Amazon's Wine Business While Amazon has officially announced its exit from its online wine sales platform,...

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Brands to Acquire 9.9% Stake in Marijuana Company Canopy Growth for $245M Alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc....

Afternoon Brief, October 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Enthusiast's 2017 Wine Star Award Winners Eighteen years ago, the editors of Wine Enthusiast conceived an annual-award...

Afternoon Brief, June 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Researchers Working to Manage Grapevine Virus Grapevines in the WSU Prosser vineyard have been infected with a virus...

Afternoon Brief, June 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Freak Hail Storm Hits Napa Valley Vineyards Freak hail storms struck the Napa Valley on Sunday 11 June....

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Nears Sell-Out

Wine themed event showcases Santa Ynez Valley towns and wineries Santa Barbara, CA (April 3, 2017) -- The 11th edition of the Santa Barbara Wine...

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Tasting Room Trends: 2016 Review & 2017 Forecasts: As we looked at the data by annual taster range, we found the highest club conversion is in the 1-6K taster range. In the 10-16K taster range, taster count is up overall, but everything else is down...

Afternoon Brief, November 23

Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2016: After tasting more than 18,000 wines from vineyards around the globe, the editors at Wine Spectator are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2016. The countdown begins on Monday, November 28...