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Afternoon Brief, July 18

Napa County Handling of Williamson Act Agricultural Land Contracts Draws Grand Jury Scrutiny Napa County's grand jury says a decades-old program giving property tax breaks to agriculture land owners suffers from a lax of oversight and puts the county in the role of "subsidizing a lifestyle."

Afternoon Brief, June 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Seven Deadly Sins of Wine Sales A drinks attorney dishes the dirt on less-than-obvious legal infractions wineries...

Afternoon Brief, May 31

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How Producers Are Returning to Winemaking’s Roots Producers all over the world are going back to winemaking's roots...

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Wine Sellers Charge "Gangster Tactics" by Liquor Commission over Shipping Sales A national group of wine sellers is accusing the New Hampshire Liquor Commission of abusing its power and using "gangster tactics" to block wine shipments from out of state, the latest in an ongoing spat between the two groups over sales...

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Concern over Accurate Labeling Grows Despite decades in which California wine producers have sadly, yet legally and profitably labeled their products as "Champagne," and "Port," advocates of what a geographical place really conveys are finally fighting to get what they believe is essential information conveyed to consumers at large...

Afternoon Brief, April 26

Fast-Rising Napa, Sonoma Winegrape Prices Spill Over into Central Coast, Oregon Vineyards Sales figures that show a significant slowdown in U.S. wine sales and warnings about prices for higher-end wine getting ahead of demand in recent months have been sobering. But experts say the thirst for better-quality wine is growing, as is the willingness to pay more for it...

Afternoon Brief, April 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Cabernet Too Hot to Handle It's slowly dawning on winemakers that certain popular grape varieties are not...

Afternoon Brief, April 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Growers Sue Napa Winery for Rejecting Grapes Allegedly Tainted by Smoke A Calistoga couple has filed suit against...

Afternoon Brief, March 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: CK Mondavi Finds Growth Opportunities Without Chasing Trends The fourth generation of the Mondavi family, internally referred to...

Afternoon Brief, February 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Expert Grim About the State and Direction of the Valley: ‘I Don't See Any Hope’ Few people...

Afternoon Brief, February 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Spirits and Bids High at 22nd Annual Premiere Napa Valley Wine professionals attending today's sold-out Premiere Napa Valley...

Afternoon Brief, February 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Academics Explain Terroir but Not Exactly the Way Wine Consumers Might Expect It's the location. It's the climate....

Afternoon Brief, January 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Artificial Intelligence Changes the Wine World Technology has already changed how we make wine, so what effect will...

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Congress Passes First Wine Excise Tax Reduction in 80 Years Wine Institute applauds today's Congressional action to enact...

Afternoon Brief, November 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2017 After tasting more than 16,000 wines from vineyards around...