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Afternoon Brief, July 17

Napa's Duckhorn Wine Company announced this morning that it is purchasing Sonoma Pinot Noir powerhouse Kosta Browne Winery. Duckhorn will replace Kosta Browne's current stakeholders, the investment fund J.W. Childs, as the sole owner. The deal includes Kosta Browne's winery and tasting room in Sebastopol, as well as 80 acres of owned vineyards and leases on 90 additional acres, as well as all inventory...

Afternoon Brief, April 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winners of the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge Announced Kokomo Wines of the Dry Creek Valley, a grower-winemaker...

Afternoon Brief, September 27

Millennials on How Their Generation Engages with Wine: The millennial consumer continues to rise in prominence for the wine industry, but being able to identify the important trends and mediums to connect, engage, and build loyalty with them is a challenge for traditional wine marketers...

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 20

Wine Retailers Throw Down Gauntlet Against Direct-Shipping Restrictions: The book on modern direct-to-consumer wine-shipping law was written at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 with the Granholm v. Healddecision...

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Jackson Family Wines Purchases Alexander Valley’s Field Stone Winery: Best known for its old-vine Petite Sirah, the Field Stone vineyard was first planted in 1894...

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 9

The Most Expensive Non-California Wines in the US: Where does the most expensive wine in the United States come from? And who's making it...

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, August 24

Deeper Irrigation Method Showing Promise for Vineyards: A new subsurface irrigation system is showing promise for slashing water usage in vineyards...

Afternoon Brief, August 16

Dan Kosta, Co-Founder of Kosta Browne Winery, Appointed Honorary Vintner Chair of the 2016 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Kosta Browne Winery, a boutique, world-class winery based in Sebastopol, California, in the heart of the Russian River Valley, is pleased to announce that co-founder Dan Kosta has been appointed Honorary Vintner Chair of the 2016 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend...

Afternoon Brief, December 28

Napa, Sonoma Struggle with Winery Events Rules: Napa and Sonoma counties are in the midst of reviewing how they handle rural winery projects amid increasingly vigorous opposition...

Afternoon Brief, August 7

Riedel Legal Threat to Hosemaster No Laughing Matter: Feeling safely protected by US libel law, Ron Washam has insulted people in the wine industry for years on his Hosemaster of Wine blog

Afternoon Brief, February 6

UNSW researchers have equipped a vehicle with cameras and robotic technology to help Australian wine producers better predict the coming grape yield, knowledge that could save the local industry as much as $200 million a year...

Afternoon Brief, February 5

FDA Sees No Safety Issues with Agglomerated Corks: Yesterday Wine Industry Insight (WII) published a story regarding the health safety of the adhesive used in some agglomerate cork. Today the FDA responded...