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Afternoon Brief, December 15th

WSTA Debunks Pesticide Report: Recent results from a UK government testing programme have suggested a dramatic increase in the proportion of wine that contains multiple pesticide residues – up from 14% in 2016 to 50% in 2022...

Afternoon Brief, November 21st

Angry French Winemakers Plan Mass Protest in Narbonne: Tension has been running high in southern France and winemakers are planning a major protest in Narbonne later this month over a crisis facing the industry...

Afternoon Brief, August 18th

Potential Rain in Hurricane Hilary’s Wake Worrisome for Sonoma County Winegrowers: North Bay winemakers have been tracking the forecast closely, worried about what any rainfall could mean at this key time of year...

Afternoon Brief, August 3rd

Wineries Seek $28 Million from Pacificorp for Smoke Damage: Five winery companies in Oregon’s Willamette Valley are seeking $28 million for smoke damage to grapes allegedly caused by wildfires ignited by PacifiCorp’s electrical system...

Afternoon Brief, February 21st

Alpha Omega Collective Wineries Merge, Unveil New Napa and Paso Robles Tasting Rooms: Alpha Omega winery in Napa Valley, Tolosa winery in the San Luis Obispo Coast and Perinet winery in Spain’s Priorat announced their official merger today, strengthening the three brands to formally create the Alpha Omega Collective...

Afternoon Brief, September 16th

Price Hikes Turn Off Wine Country Visitors: Tasting room visits to West Coast wineries, after rebounding in 2021, are way down this summer compared to pre-pandemic numbers, according to a survey of 400 wineries released last week by a company called Community Benchmark....

Afternoon Brief, September 9th

Grapes, Berries and Robots: Is Silicon Valley Coming for Farm Workers Jobs?: The global ag-tech revolution has sped up in recent years, spurring a debate on how it will affect the workforce...

Afternoon Brief, April 25

How Much Do People Spend on Alcohol?: Whether you like an occasional tipple or a have favorite go-to cocktail, there's no denying that drinking can get expensive. It may be one of the most common ways to socialize, but it can do a lot of damage to your wallet ...

Afternoon Brief, June 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Vintners Collaborate to Raise $15.7 Million for Community at Annual Auction Napa Valley With additional contributions coming...

Afternoon Brief, April 10

We Know What We Don't Know About Wine's Future According to Lee Hannah and Terra Alpaugh, "Everything You Know About Wine is Wrong." That is the title of their Wine Economics Working Paper #204...

Afternoon Brief, January 18

Silicon Valley Bank Predicts Consumers Will Pay Slightly More for U.S. Wine in 2017: Silicon Valley Bank released its annual State of the Wine Industry Report today. The 16th annual State of the Wine Industry report combines SVBs expertise in the U.S. wine business with proprietary research to deliver forecasts and predictions for the year ahead in wine...

Afternoon Brief, January 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Sonoma County Winegrowers Double Down on Sustainability Goal The Sonoma County Winegrowers trade group will be getting some...

Afternoon Brief, November 22

How Millennials Are Breaking Down Class Barriers Post Brexit and Trump: Food - and wine in particular - are the next industries to see similar disruption because, according to John Gillespie of the Wine Market Council, Millennials are the largest wine consuming generation...

Afternoon Brief, August 12

Wave of Mergers and Acquisitions Sweeps U.S. Wineries: Over the past several months, there's been a drumbeat of big-name mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. wine industry...

Afternoon Brief, November 5

Diageo Sells More Wine Assets and Agrees Argentinian Spirits Partnership: Diageo has sold off more of its wine assets for an amount described as "not material" after deciding earlier this year that wine was "no longer core"...