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Afternoon Brief, April 24

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E & J Gallo reduces winery water usage by 25 percent: John Nagel, environmental manager for E & J Gallo in Healdsburg and guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, shared how Gallo's Healdsburg winery reduced its water usage by more than 25 percent...

Afternoon Brief, April 22

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Sonoma County's Vineyards Reach Halfway Mark Towards Becoming 100% Sustainable by 2019: Sonoma County Winegrowers announced today that more than half of all vineyard acres in Sonoma County have completed a sustainability self-assessment...

Changing Climate Brings New Approaches to Winemaking

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Warmer Temps Lead to Bigger Wines, Better Reds, More Attention to Terroir NEW YORK – April 20, 2015 – As the leading international wine and...

Afternoon Brief, April 15

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Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Appeals Conviction: Lawyers for Rudy Kurniawan filed an appeal in New York on Monday challenging his 2013 conviction on charges of conspiracy to sell counterfeit wine...

Local Hard Cider Maker Wins City of Santa Fe Sustainability Award

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Creating a new market for local apples gets Santa Sidra an award for Food System Adaptation Santa Fe, NM – April 10, 2015 – Santa...

Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute Offers Full Day Course on Sustainable...

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Rohnert Park, CA – As the wine industry becomes more deeply rooted in the global marketplace, we have an opportunity as an agriculturally based...

Afternoon Brief, March 3

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California sues Gallo Glass for use of hazardous materials in wine bottles: According to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Department of Toxic Substance Control, California's top prosecutor accuses the company of illegally using recycled hazardous dust laced with lead, arsenic, cadmium and selenium...

Lodi Wins 2014 ‘GEELA’ for the Region’s Sustainability Efforts

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Lodi Rules™ is honored by Jerry Brown at the annual Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award Ceremony in Sacramento Lodi, CA, January 22, 2015 –...

Afternoon Brief, January 19

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The growth of premium wines is being restricted by major grocers and tough economic conditions, despite more adventurous consumers seeking them out...

Afternoon Brief, January 16

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Wine Anarchy on French TV Talk Show: A televised discussion about the Charlie Hebdo attacks risks censure by flouting a French law banning wine on TV... A televised discussion about the Charlie Hebdo attacks risks censure by flouting a French law banning wine on TV...

Afternoon Brief, December 5

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Wine M&A pace may slow in 2015: After a relatively active string of sales of California vineyard, winery and brands in the past few years, the thirst for new deals likely will subside in the new year, thanks to back-to-back bumper crops and increasingly attractive alternatives in the Pacific Northwest...

Special Edition Black Friday Brief

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3rd Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo Forecasting Record Attendance: Wine Industry Network announced that this years North Coast Wine Industry Expo, held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on December 4th, has surpassed the pre-registration goals for this years event and is anticipating another successful event...

Afternoon Brief, November 20

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5 Wine Industry Innovators Honored with WINnovation Award: The business of wine is in a continual state of evolution with new markets, new consumer trends, new challenges and new solutions provided from the businesses trying to capture, shape or overcome them...

Gonzales Byass to Invest $3M in New Sustainability Program

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Madrid, November 18, 2014 - González Byass is reasserting its commitment to the environment by investing €2.5M (approximately $3.1M US) over the next 3...

Vineyard Team Honors Founders with Legacy Award at 20th Anniversary Celebration

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San Luis Obispo, CA - Celebrating 20 years as an organization dedicated to sustainable winegrowing, the Vineyard Team will honor its founders with the...