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In Defense of Terroir

—Randy Caparoso Does wine-related terroir exist anymore? This is a valid question, even if a silly one. Of course, terroir exists. If it doesn’t, entire belief...

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, November 5

E&J Gallo Continues Its Push on Premium: Kozel's focus, who joined Gallo 18 years ago, continues to be the company's push on premium, which has seen it gradually move beyond big volume sub $10 wines to more premium, boutique labels, such as Orin Swift, J Vineyards and Talbott ...

Afternoon Brief, October 11

Who Leaked the Somms' Wine List? - This year's Master Sommelier Diploma Examination taste test has been controversially struck down amid suspicions of cheating by one of the Master Sommeliers overseeing the examination

Afternoon Brief, October 4

Local Experts Weigh in on the State of the North Coast Wine Industry: What's been happening in the North Coast wine industry? Specifically developed to for wineries in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties...

Afternoon Brief, September 19

DTC Channel Goes Mainstream: Direct shipping of wine is now mainstream in much of the United States. Last year, volume of direct-shipped wine was up 15.3% to 5.78 million cases, with consumer spending growing 15.5% to $2.69 billion...

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Making the Most of Dwindling Customer Engagement Opportunities: The biggest difference between tasting rooms and wine clubs that perform beyond expectation and those that don't, is an organizational commitment to employee training, according to the 2017 VinQuest direct to consumer benchmark report...

Afternoon Brief, May 6

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Kicks Off U.S. Matter of Taste Tour in Chicago Robert Parkers Wine Advocate is debuting its inaugural Matter of Taste tour on U.S. shores in 2015 as part of a global series of exclusive events for eRobertParker.com members and guests...

Afternoon Brief, January 14

This past week, the words "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie") have traveled the world in sympathy with the victims of the deadly jihadist terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, for which Al Qaeda in Yemen is now claiming responsibility...

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, August 18

U.S. women drink wine to relax, men look for high quality: Men and women are different when it comes to their wine habits. New research from Canadean finds that in the US, women drink wine in order to relax and unwind, seeking good value options, whereas men are more likely to be wine buffs, searching for high quality and new drink experiences...