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Afternoon Brief, March 5

Making the Wine Industry Attractive to the Next Generation: How can wine attract a new generation of viticulturists, winemakers and data specialists? Andreas Clark, CEO of Wine Australia has some thoughts...

Afternoon Brief, February 22

Stay or Go?: Dilemma of Winery Founders in Mergers and Acquisitions Whether a founder or owner of a wine brand stays on after an acquisition can depend on what has been sold...

Afternoon Brief, February 10

Preliminary Winegrape Crush Report Is 4.0 Million Tons: The California Department of Food and Agricultures Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2016 has been released. It is a critical barometer for the wine and grape industry, containing tons crushed and prices of wine grapes sold during the 2016 harvest...

Afternoon Brief, February 19

Fire gutted a vineyard barn in southern Napa on Tuesday night, destroying 11 vehicles, Cal Fire reported. The blaze at Hyde Vineyards on Old Sonoma Road destroyed a pickup, two cars, two tractors, one forklift and five ATVs...

Afternoon Brief, February 12

Canada's agriculture minister is threatening tariffs on California wine if the U.S. doesn't repeal restrictive meat-labeling laws costing Canadian farmers billions...

Afternoon Brief, January 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Drought major topic at Grape and Wine Symposium The Wine & Grape Symposium is underway at the Sacramento Convention Center....

Afternoon Brief, September 11

Honore Comfort, Sonoma County Vintners group chief to step down: The top official with Sonoma County Vintners, the major advocacy and promotional trade group for the countys wineries, announced Wednesday she will leave the organization after almost nine years on the job...

Afternoon Brief, September 3

Winemakers Use Art to Attract an Audience for Wine: Art and wine have always had a natural affinity. Art openings are characterized by lavish wine receptions and hors d oeuvres. Tasting rooms are filled with intriguing artistic items that tempt customers into purchases...

Afternoon Brief, July 8

Veraison Starts in Napa Valley: According to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) veraison, an annual benchmark in the winegrape growing season is underway, occurring 5-10 days earlier than usual...

Afternoon Brief, June 12

New .wine online domain set to be uncorked: Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon, despite objections from European governments and several wine industry groups...

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Treasury Wine Estates rejects fresh U.S. takeover talk: Treasury Wine Estates has denied it has any plan to sell its US wine business, after Constellation Brands was the latest rival reported to have weighed up a bid...

Afternoon Brief, April 28

Study links California drought to global warming: Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for a harsh winter that mercifully has just ended in many places…

Afternoon Brief, Feb 12

  Trending Story: California, 15 other states hit export records in 2013 California and 15 other states set new records for export sales in 2013...

Afternoon Brief, Dec. 20

Trending Story: Jackson Family Wines Purchases Acclaimed Spring Mountain District Estate Jackson Family Wines has acquired the Yverdon Vineyard and Winery, located in the Spring Mountain...

Afternoon Brief, Oct. 23

Trending Story: The Science of Selling Wine When it comes to the best-selling wines, one might expect those with the best aromas or those that are...