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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, November 5

New research predicts California droughts will worsen: Future droughts in California are likely to bite deeper and last longer than the one now gripping the state, according to new research into the potential effects of climate change...

Afternoon Brief, October 14

Bulk wine market sluggish as 2014 harvest ends, says Ciatti: As the 2014 harvest draws to a close, the bulk wine market remains sluggish, with plentiful stocks available in most markets, says the latest report from Ciatti...

Afternoon Brief, September 15

New technology tested as first wine grapes arrive: A new grape sorting system with the brains of a computer is giving Columbia Crest red winemaker Laura Sorge more control over the grapes that make it into this year's vintage...

Afternoon Brief, August 19

California has given away rights to far more water than it has: California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported...

Afternoon Brief, May 23

Wine shipments could be hit by surcharges over strikes at U.S. ports: Shipping firms are already announcing surcharges which could hit wine shipments hard ahead of feared industrial action at western US ports...

Afternoon Brief, May 19

Wine makers fight off casino plan in California: The threat of a Las Vegas-style casino opening in the lush fields of Californias Napa Valley is rousing the makers of some of the worlds most celebrated wines into a pitched community fight...

Afternoon Brief, May 14

Former Hanzell Winemaker Bob Sessions Dies at 82: Bob Sessions was perfectly tailored for Hanzell Vineyards. Quiet, humble, hardworking and skilled, Sessions became the winemaker at the historic Sonoma winery in 1973 and oversaw winemaking there for 28 vintages...

Afternoon Brief, April 18

Diageo blames political instability as growth stalls: Diageo's interim results show only 0.3% growth over the last nine months, with organic net sales down 7.4% to Quarter 3...

Afternoon Brief, April 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Treasury Wine poised to cut jobs, slash costs The world's biggest listed wine company, Treasury Wine Estates, could be set...

Afternoon Brief, March 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Man charged with $400,000 wine theft in California A cache of 350 cases of wine, with an estimated market value...

Afternoon Brief, March 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Wine.com Hires Wilfred Wong to Expand Research, Grow Social Media, and Make Wine More Accessible Wine.com, the nations #1 online...

Afternoon Brief, March 17

Trending Story: French Wine Militia Renews Attacks Militant winemakers in the south of France appear to have been involved in the destruction of two telephone exchanges...

Afternoon Brief, Nov. 11

Trending Story: Second large harvest drives financing demand Wine industry lenders in the North Bay have seen another uptick in borrower demand in the latter half...