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Afternoon Brief, February 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winemakers Turn to MIT to Save Pinot Noir in Warming Temperatures Biochemical engineer Jean-Francois Hamel has discovered the...

Afternoon Brief, November 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Using Data to Assess Damage of Wine Country Fires The fires in October were the costliest in California's...

Afternoon Brief, August 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Brandy Boom Sparks Gallo Buyout An unreported surge in brandy sales prompted the wine giant to move for...

Auction of Washington Wines Boosts Research for the Washington Wine Industry

Washington State University receives $278,000 for viticulture and enology research SEATTLE (February 1, 2017) – The Auction of Washington Wines today announced a $278,000 contribution to...

Climate Extremes: Is the Pacific Northwest Wine Industry Ready?

March 17: Effects of extreme climate on grapes, wine RICHLAND, Wash. – Wine and grape industry members and students are invited to a research symposium,...

Walla Walla’s Bergevin Lane Vineyards Teams Up with Washington State University...

WALLA WALLA, Washington - Bergevin Lane Vineyard owner Annette Bergevin, along with winemaker Dave Harvey - both Washington State University Alumni - have teamed up...

Auction of Washington Wines Presents the Private Barrel Auction

Trade-only event presents rare opportunity to acquire exceptional lots, not available to public (L to R: Auction of Washington Wines presents the Private Barrel Auction,...

Afternoon Brief, November 23

U.S. Marshals to Sell Thousands of Bottles of Wine from Rudy Kurniawan Case: The U.S. Marshals will auction approximately 4,711 bottles of wine, deemed authentic, that belonged to Rudy Kurniawan, the man convicted of fraud in federal court in 2013 for producing and selling millions of dollars of counterfeit wine...

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, August 28

Napa Poised to TKO the European Grapevine Moth: A $59 million, six-year battle has all but eliminated a grape-maiming invasive pest that struck the heart of Napa's wine country...

Afternoon Brief June 11

Breach at Winery Card Processor Missing Link: Missing Link Networks Inc., a credit card processor and point-of-sale vendor that serves a number of wineries in Northern California and elsewhere, disclosed today that a breach of its networks exposed card data for transactions it processed in the month of April 2015...

Afternoon Brief June 9

Who Are Fine Wine Buyers Listening To?: Fine wine traders Wine Owners have looked into who fine wine buyers listen to and how they gather opinion before splashing out – or not – on fine wine purchases.

Afternoon Brief: June 5

A Packed Party of Top California Winemakers and Magnums of Their Best Wines: Where can you find some of California’s biggest movers and shakers and a world-class selection of magnums all under the same roof?

Afternoon Brief, May 26

Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino, But Rainfall Isn't Always Guaranteed: Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year. While the ocean condition is nearly guaranteed, rainfall doesnt always follow the sea temperature increase...

Afternoon Brief, December 18

Scarcity Sends California Vineyard Prices Soaring: A local real estate expert says the price per acre in Napa could reach Burgundy levels within a generation. Napa Valley will see vineyards sell for $1 million per acre in the next 30 years, a local expert predicts...