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Afternoon Brief, August 13

Notable Sonoma County Wine Executive's Vineyard Business Firm Accused of Water Quality Violations - Prominent Sonoma County wine executive Hugh Reimers, who last month abruptly left as president of Foley Family Wines, faces allegations that his grape growing company has violated regional, state and federal water quality laws for improperly clearing land near Cloverdale to build a vineyard ...

Afternoon Brief, May 7

How Women’s Sexuality Is Used to Sell Wine: What should I wear to work? It may sound innocuous, but this loaded question was at the heart of a lively and controversial panel discussion that closed out the Bâtonnage Forum, held May 4 at a private estate in Napa, California ...

Afternoon Brief, March 26

New Collective Brings Applied Research, Collaboration to Winemaking Community: Winemakers have been long been among the original experimenters; that is, those willing to employ trial and error methodologies and information gleaned from other colleagues to continually improve their vintages ...

Afternoon Brief, November 20

Feds Shut Down Controversial Elouan Wine Labels: California winery Copper Cane has been ordered by the federal government to change the labels on its Elouan wines, which are made in California but labeled as Oregon wines and sold as such by retailers.

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 ...

New Seismic Safety Tray Makes Barrel Rooms Safer

Located in Stockton CA, Western Square is the world leader in the manufacturing of barrel racks and barrel pallets for the winery, brewery, distillery...

Western Square Industries and EQX Global Announce a Seismic Safety Product...

November 7, 2018 - Western Square Industries and EQX Global are pleased to announce the introduction of their SEISMIC SAFETY SYSTEM designed to increase barrel...

Afternoon Brief, November 6

Jim Bernau Responds to Copper Cane's Joe Wagner: The article regarding Oregon Vintners Pushing Back on Copper Cane's Labels generated a lot of interest, as did last week's Joe Wagner Responds: Copper Cane owner explains his side of the story, published by the Oregon Wine Press and included the daily roundup ...

Afternoon Brief, October 26

The Hidden Figures Behind the Judgment of Paris: You’ve heard of the 1976 Judgment of Paris, the competition that proved to the stuffy French establishment that California, too, was capable of great wine. You may remember the media hoopla around one of the Judgment’s myriad anniversaries ...

Western Square Completes Technological Improvement Resulting in Improved Quality Control

Western Square Industries of Stockton, California is pleased to announce that it has completed plans for converting its largest powder coating system.  The operation...

Pink Barrel Racks from Western Square Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

Stockton, CA, October 3rd, 2017 – Western Square Industries, the world leader in barrel racks for wineries and breweries as well as a major...

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...

New Central Valley Sales Representatives at Western Square Industries

STOCKTON, CA Western Square Industries is pleased to announce that it has added two Sales Representatives to its Central Valley territory. Brittany Hamilton will...

Afternoon Brief June 9

E. & J. Gallo Purchases Wine Brand Orin Swift Cellars: Winemaker Dave Phinney has a knack for making delicious, stylish wines with memorable labels and attractive price points but also for understanding wine's business side...

Afternoon Brief June 6

Sizzling Generosity Results in $14.3 Million Raised During Auction Napa Valley Weekend: The Napa Valley Vintners trade association announced that this year's Auction Napa Valley has raised $14.3 million for children's education and community health nonprofits during a weekend of feverish bidding and Latin-infused fun at the annual celebration of the best of America's leading wine region ...