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Afternoon Brief, September 22

How the Wente Chardonnay Clone Became America's Choice: The Wente wine story began in 1883, with German immigrant C.H. Wente. He learned his craft studying winemaking under Charles Krug in Napa Valley...

Afternoon Brief, August 26

French Wine Production to Fall 10% This Year After Fierce Spring Weather: Fierce storms that hit France in April will help to push wine production down by more than 10% this year, the ministry of agriculture has said...

Afternoon Brief, August 22

Wine in Kegs: This Time, Are They Here to Stay?
: Wine in kegs is an ancient concept that has been ongoing in many parts of Europe...

Afternoon Brief, August 9

Williams Selyem Acquires 121 Year-Old Russian River Valley Zinfandel Vineyard: Williams Selyem Winery, a producer of iconic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel for 35 years, announced today it has purchased the historic Saitone Vineyard located on Olivet Road in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley...

Afternoon Brief, July 7

Top Somms Advice Vintners on How to Get on Their Wine Lists: Sommeliers and wine directors see and taste a lot of wines. What gets their attention? What's the best way to get attention? We asked them. They were not shy...

Afternoon Brief, July 13

Women for WineSense launches Human Resources Roundtable IV: The Napa | Sonoma Chapter of Women for WineSense (WWS) will launch a new group, Human Resources Roundtable IV, on August 5th

Afternoon Brief, October 27

Police Investigating U.S. Winemaker's Death: Police in Oregon are investigating the death of pioneering Washington-based winemaker Eric Dunham whose body was found in Cannon Beach last Thursday...

Afternoon Brief, October 6

Ancient Grape ‘Solution’ to Climate Change: Wine cooperative Plaimont may have found a solution to a demand for less alcoholic reds from hot wine regions - an ancient grape currently known as Pedebernade 5...

Afternoon Brief, September 8

Napa, Sonoma wineries examine safety of barrel rooms after quake: Though 14 years ago, Bob Torres still vividly remembers the day he and other wine industry officials saw a demonstration at UC Berkeleys earthquake simulator on the effects of a magnitude 7.4 temblor on a rack of wine barrels stacked six high...

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Washington wine industry prepares for another record vintage: Last years record 212,000 tons in Washington wine country will likely exceed 230,000 tons this year, according to the Northwests largest wine producer...

Afternoon Brief, August 11

Former Penfolds owner John Spalvins launches attack on Foster's and Treasury Wine: John Spalvins, one of Australias best-known corporate raiders from the 1980s, whose company once owned the famous Penfolds wine brand for 10 years, has launched a blistering attack against the management of Treasury Wine Estates and Fosters Group...

Afternoon Brief, July 28

Wine auctioneer charged with grand theft: Joshua Krummenoehl, of Brooklyn, New York, was charged late June with multiple counts of grand theft involving alleged victims from various states, including California, Hawaii, New York and Colorado...

Afternoon Brief, June 17

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, Mar. 10

Trending Story: Adapted Space Technology Promises Huge Benefits for Wineries and Breweries Advanced bio-technology can significantly reduce the cost of water treatment for wineries and make...