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Afternoon Brief, March 10

Mercer Canyons Agrees to Pay $1.2 Million to Former Workers: A Klickitat County farm has agreed to pay up to $1.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit involving more than 600 farmworkers.U.S. District Judge Stanley A. Bastian has given initial approval to the settlement, which will now be sent to former workers via mail and radio ads...

Afternoon Brief, December 6

North Coast Vineyard Values Will Grow, Just Not as Fast: California agricultural land values have enjoyed an impressive run in recent years. Due to limited supply and increasing global demand for specialty crops, this trend is likely to continue in the long term...

Afternoon Brief, December 2

Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year: Wine Spectator, the world's leading authority on wine, today announced Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 as the 2016 Wine of the Year...

Afternoon Brief, November 28

Free Flow Wines Sparkles with Innovation on Tap and Beyond the Keg: Free Flow Wines saw the rising popularity of sparkling wines and the category's particular challenges for delivering an optimal by the glass experience as an opportunity to expand the portfolio of services they offer, and their innovative work to create a sparkling keg program for wineries was recognized with a 2016 WINnovation Award...

Afternoon Brief, November 22

How Millennials Are Breaking Down Class Barriers Post Brexit and Trump: Food - and wine in particular - are the next industries to see similar disruption because, according to John Gillespie of the Wine Market Council, Millennials are the largest wine consuming generation...

Afternoon Brief, November 18

Sonoma’s ‘Worst Road’ Gets a Winery: It took a four-and-a-half-hour meeting, over 20 public speakers and sometimes testy exchanges between county officials, but on Tuesday the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the final EIR for Belden Barns, the proposed 55-acre winery and creamery at 5561 Sonoma Mountain Road...

TTB Opens Public Comment Period on Proposed Petaluma Gap AVA

Petaluma, California, October 28, 2016 - The Federal Government’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has announced that they will open the public...

Afternoon Brief, October 27

Kansas Authorities Arrest Man for Fraud After Thousands of Dollars Worth of Napa Wine Disappears: Three Napa wineries may finally get some of their gold-medal winning wine worth tens of thousands of dollars back after James Allen Hall was arrested Friday in Wichita, Kansas...

Afternoon Brief, October 4

Bulgheroni Buys Former Harlan St. Helena Winery: International vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni acquired a former Harlan winery in St. Helena and plans for to renovate it for a new winery...

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Jackson Family Wines Purchases Alexander Valley’s Field Stone Winery: Best known for its old-vine Petite Sirah, the Field Stone vineyard was first planted in 1894...

Afternoon Brief, September 9

The Most Expensive Non-California Wines in the US: Where does the most expensive wine in the United States come from? And who's making it...

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, April 26

Rep. Mike Thompson Introduces Tax Bill to Benefit U.S. Wine Industry: North Coast Rep. Mike Thompson proposed a series of federal tax breaks Monday for the U.S. wine industry, including a proposal to slash a tax on sparkling wine that has lingered since the aftermath of Prohibition...

Afternoon Brief, March 16

How Character-Driven Labels Are Driving Wine Sales: As the wine aisles swell with an ever-rising sea of brands, wine producers are looking to increasingly rich and imaginative narratives on which to build their brands...