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Afternoon Brief, December 30

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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, November 11

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Announcing Wine Enthusiast's 2014 Wine Star Award Winners: Each year since 2000, the editors of Wine Enthusiast have honored individuals whose vision has impacted the wine and spirits industries with our Wine Star Awards...

Afternoon Brief, October 30

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World Champion San Francisco Giants Take the 2014 World Series, Celebrate With Mumm Napa Sparkling Wine: The San Francisco Giants have won the 110th World Series and once again have celebrated in the club house with Mumm Napa as they did during the 2010 and 2012 World Series Championships...

Afternoon Brief, August 7

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Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison: Rudy Kurniawan, the first person to be tried and convicted in a U.S. federal court for counterfeiting wine, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison...

Afternoon Brief, August 4

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Wine brand heritage doesn’t matter, Glossing the Rex Goliath effect: The success of newer US wine brands such as Rex Goliath and Barefoot suggests a new generation places less value on provenance and heritage than on what the drinks say about them...

Afternoon Brief, July 10

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A Casino in Napa Wine Country?: Three million visitors come to Napa every year to enjoy great wine, food and gorgeous scenery. But some vintners are worried a casino may join the landscape, and the issue has created a bitter legal and public relations battle...

Afternoon Brief, June 23

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Europeans testing sulphite-free preservation of wine: Europeans, well-known for their love of wine, are testing a novel preservation method aimed at significantly reducing or even eliminating sulphites, which can cause allergic reactions in some people...

Afternoon Brief, June 17

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Environmental groups' lawsuit could upend Sonoma County vineyard policies: Three environmental groups are challenging Sonoma County's approval of a 54-acre Annapolis vineyard in a case that reflects long-standing conflict over expansion of the county's $600 million a year grape industry...

Afternoon Brief, May 30

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"Only Natural Wines Can Be Truly Great" Claims New Book: Natural wine is such a charged term that you fear fisticuffs might break out if you dare mention the category that must not be named...

Afternoon Brief, May 14

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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 24

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Pernod Ricard to buy California winery Kenwood: Jacob's Creek owner Pernod Ricard has signed a deal to acquire Kenwood Vineyards in California as it looks to premium wine to help it achieve 'critical mass' in the US...