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Afternoon Brief, April 11

Fungicides Used in Viticulture Linked to New Disease - A deadly and potentially incurable disease that strikes at people with weakened immune systems has quietly emerged. The culprit is a fungus called Candida auris (C. auris), which has been added to the Center for Disease Control and Preventions list of ...

Afternoon Brief, February 8

Mt. Difficulty Sold to Foley Family Wines for $52M: A statement from the OIO last week said the purchase included about 70ha of freehold land and about 110ha of leasehold land at the Bannockburn vineyard. Mt. Difficulty is a medium-sized vineyard known for its Mt. Difficulty and Roaring Meg labels, and particularly its Pinot Noir and Riesling, produced by winemaker Matt Dicey...

Afternoon Brief, August 23

Sonoma Brands Invests in Vintage Wine Estates: Vintage Wine Estates, a fast-growing Santa Rosa based vertically integrated wine company with a portfolio inclusive of iconic national and international brands, announced today a new investment partner in Sonoma Brands ...

Afternoon Brief, May 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The World's Most Wanted Napa Wines It's that time of year again, when we round up the "who's...

Afternoon Brief, May 1

Jackson Family Wines Collaborates with Tesla Energy to Pilot Stationary Energy Storage Systems Today Jackson Family Wines announced it has installed one of the first large-scale Tesla stationary energy storage systems across a number of its wineries...

Afternoon Brief, October 3

Harvey Posert Jr., the Man Behind Robert Mondavi’s Message, Dies at 84: Harvey Posert Jr., a career professional in public relations who was one of the leading figures behind the scenes in California wine's success over the past 40 years, died early on Oct. 3 at St. Helena Hospital...

Afternoon Brief, July 31

Drought fails to dampen California spirits for 2014 harvest: Many winemakers in California believe the state's drought will not drastically affect this year's harvest, which they say is running two weeks early and is expected to yield a healthy crop...

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, March 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Ex-Microsoft Strategist Nathan Myhrvold Offers Wine Tips to Shock Snobs Nathan Myhrvold -- the former chief strategist and chief technology officer...