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Afternoon Brief, August 10

Prospects of a Light Crop Strengthen Prices for California’s 2016 Wine Grapes: Judging by early results from the unusually early start to this year's harvest, California's 2016 wine grape production could total no higher than average, if that much, reports Jeff Bitter, vice president of operations for Allied Grape Growers cooperative...

Afternoon Brief, August 5

Global Demand for Wine Packaging to Reach $22.8 Billion: Global demand for wine packaging including containers, closures, and accessories is projected to increase 2.3 percent per year to $22.8 billion in 2020...

Afternoon Brief, August 2

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers Acquires Robert Hall Winery: O'Neill Vintners & Distillers, the seventh-largest wine producer in California by volume, has announced the purchase of Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles, California...

Afternoon Brief, July 20

Thieves Take $55,000 in Wine from California Store: The South Bay's oldest wine seller is reeling after thieves broke in and made off $55,000 worth its priciest vintages...

Afternoon Brief, July 18

Fire Threatens Washington Winery, Vineyard Near Red Mountain: A 4,000-acre wildfire near Red Mountain threatened one winery and smoked a handful of Chardonnay vines before being brought under control early this morning...

Afternoon Brief, April 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Wine M&A Experts: Deals Abound in Buyer’s Market A string of recent wine brand and property sales in...

Afternoon Brief, April 14, 2016

Best North Coast Wines Determined at North Coast Wine Challenge: The judges of the North Coast Wine Challenge sipped their way through more than 1,050 wines at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel in Santa Rosa Tuesday in a quest to uncover the best wines grown on the North Coast, one of the state's premier wine-growing regions...

Climate Change Drives UK Wine Production but Not Without Weather Shocks

The idea of climate change turning the UK into a viable wine-making region may have boosted the industry in recent years. But cold snaps,...

Afternoon Brief, March 10

Predators on Patrol in Napa Valley Vineyards: Jane Anson reports on the war being waged between Napa Valley winemakers and vineyard pests...

Afternoon Brief, March 3

American Oak 'Not Suited to Cabernet': Speaking to the drinks business on a visit to the UK to promote the Abreus distribution in the UK through the Pol Roger Portfolio, Grimes said that American oak imparted a dill flavour which was not suited to Abreus style of Cabernet Sauvignon...

Afternoon Brief, January 11

The 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners: The winners of the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) were announced on Friday, after receiving a record 7,162 entries this year the highest number of wine entries to date...

Afternoon Brief, November 30

Regular US Wine Drinkers to Reach Over 100m by 2025: 'Next-Gen' consumers are set to swell the number of regular wine drinkers in the US to well over 100m over the next decade, according to a new report...

Afternoon Brief, November 9

Wine Industry Has Yet to Embrace Full Potential of Social Media Marketing: There's little doubt that social media marketing has become a cornerstone of modern-day communications and has revolutionized the way companies across the globe now do business...

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Tigner, Reimers Promoted to Top Positions at Jackson Family Wines: Jackson Family Wines on Thursday announced it has promoted two top executives outside the family of founder Jess Jackson to help navigate the Santa Rosa company's future in an increasingly competitive and consolidated marketplace...

Afternoon Brief, October 26

Garagiste Movement Gains Momentum: When the Garagiste Festival launched in 2011 in Paso Robles, few people were familiar with the word garagiste, an esoteric term for a small group of French renegade winemakers which had rarely, if ever, been used in association with American winemakers...