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Afternoon Brief, May 14

Oregon Wineries Begin Reopening, Kicking Off with Those in 28 of 36 Counties: After having closed tasting rooms for almost two months to on-premise wine tastings and consumption, on May 7th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the plans for the Phase One reopening of Oregon wineries and tasting rooms...

Afternoon Brief, April 21

European Winemakers May Have to Turn a Billion Liters of Wine into Industrial Alcohol: Coronavirus has been a devastating blow to an already struggling EU wine market...

Afternoon Brief, March 3

More Winegrapes Could Go Unsold, Analysts Believe: With the amount of winegrapes that went unpicked in 2019, the message to grape growers from marketers and vineyard managers is clear: Without a winery contract, grapes could easily not have a buyer this year...

Afternoon Brief, April 1

Facing Fraud Charges, Agustin Huneeus Gives Up Control of His Napa Valley Wine Empire to His 85-Year-Old Father:

Afternoon Brief, December 7

Gloomy Outlook for Smaller Wineries: Wine consumption in the US is leveling off, but wine prices continue to rise. Total visits to wineries dropped after California's wildfires and that part of the tourist industry hasn't recovered. Plus, a recession is looming ...

Afternoon Brief, November 19

Harvard Spent $100 Million on Vineyards. Now It's Fighting with the Neighbors: Four years ago, Harvard University bought an old cattle ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. On an arid expanse north of Santa Barbara, California, the schools endowment set out to make money from a notoriously tricky business: vineyards ...

Afternoon Brief, November 1

Joe Wagner Responds to Copper Cane Controversy: Copper Cane founder Joe Wagner has largely stayed quiet and out of the press as controversy swirls around his using of Oregon place names on his wines. In early October, he agreed to a lengthy phone interview with Oregon Wine Press; what follows are excerpts from that conversation...

The Wine Group Announces Acquisition of 7 Deadly Brand

America’s #3 Wine Supplier Adds America’s #1 Zinfandel to Portfolio Livermore, Calif., October 22, 2018 – The Wine Group announced today that it has purchased...

Afternoon Brief, August 9

New York's Best Wine, Winery and Hard Cider: An aromatic Gewurtztraminer from Keuka Spring Vineyards near Penn Yan has won the 2018 Governor's Cup as New York state's best wine in the 33rd annual New York Wine Classic competition...

The Wine Group Announces Acquisition of Beso Del Sol Sangria

America’s #3 Wine Producer Adds America’s #1 By-The-Glass Spanish Brand To Portfolio Livermore, Calif., August 7, 2018 – The Wine Group announced today that it has purchased...

Afternoon Brief, May 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: United States Takes Action Against Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny...

Afternoon Brief, April 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winners of the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge Announced Kokomo Wines of the Dry Creek Valley, a grower-winemaker...

Afternoon Brief, April 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Big Alcohol Behind Major Health Study A decade-long study into the health effects of drinking is expected to...

Afternoon Brief, March 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Robust Sales for Premium, Small-Production Wines While sales of domestic wines were flat in February at $2.8 billion,...

Afternoon Brief, February 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Chehalem Winery Acquired by Longtime Partner Bill Stoller and Harry Peterson-Nedry, co-owners of CHEHALEM Winery, are pleased to...