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Afternoon Brief, May 13

Rural crime adds to pain from California drought: Law enforcement officers remind farmers to be vigilant and check irrigation pumps, brass fittings and steel pipes, which remain hot items for thieves...

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Auction Napa Valley 2015 Wine Lot Offerings Now Available for Preview: For wine lovers around the globe who are not able to attend, the nearly 200 E-Auction lots are a treasure trove featuring many one-of-a-kind and older vintage wines and collections often not available to the public...

Afternoon Brief, May 5

Judge dismisses legal challenge to Paul Hobbs vineyard project: A judge has dismissed a challenge to Sonoma County's approval of the controversial Paul Hobbs Winery vineyard project in Sebastopol, potentially ending a long-running legal dispute between the vintner known for his luxury wines and community activists...

Afternoon Brief, April 27

China wine growers beat France for second place: China overtook France last year as the world's second largest wine grower by area under cultivation as it continued to plant vast fields of mostly imported grape vines to meet growing demand...

Afternoon Brief, April 20

Wine industry should look for opportunity when roadblocks rise: Some of the solutions for today's challenges to California wine industry growth, whether it be regulation, climate or crop disease, can be found by looking at how the business has responded to impediments to progress over a long stretch of time...

Afternoon Brief, April 15

Wine Counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan Appeals Conviction: Lawyers for Rudy Kurniawan filed an appeal in New York on Monday challenging his 2013 conviction on charges of conspiracy to sell counterfeit wine...

Afternoon Brief, March 30

Washington Wine Country's Nuclear Threat: A nuclear facility in Washington state's prime wine country is leaching radioactive groundwater and is one natural disaster away from Fukushi

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Screwcap triumphs over cork in maturation test: A selection of top Australian wines matured under both screwcap and cork led to "ground breaking" results during a blind tasting at this week's Vinitaly...

Afternoon Brief, March 26

Napa murder-suicide leaves fate of winery, lawsuits in question: Dahl Vineyards is being evicted from its Yountville home, a week after proprietor Robert Dahl shot an investor to death with a silencer-equipped handgun on the grounds and later killed himself as police closed in after a brief car chase...

Afternoon Brief, March 20

Arsenic-Tainted Wine: Overkill or a Real Killer? If you drank a bottle of the alleged arsenic-tainted California wine, there's probably no need to rush to the attorney's office to update your will...

Afternoon Brief, March 17

Napa Winery Owner Involved in Suspected Murder-Suicide: A Napa Valley vineyard became a crime scene on Monday, as a business meeting ended with two men dead in an apparent murder-suicide over a loan gone bad...

Afternoon Brief, March 10

Brain Protein Could Hold Alcoholism Cure: A study, led by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, found that the naturally-occurring brain protein called Neuropeptide Y, or NPY, was capable of suppressing binge alcohol drinking in mice...

Afternoon Brief, March 2

Spadarotto named Coppola successor CEO: Steven Spadarotto moved from the helm of a major Napa Valley winery to became co-CEO of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola's resort, dining and most of his wine businesses...

Afternoon Brief, February 25

U.S. wine exports in 2014 second highest on record: Exports of U.S. wine last year were the second-most valuable on record, reaching $1.49 billion in revenue, nearly all of it from California...

Afternoon Brief, February 20

Wine Industry Network Partners with Consumer Wine Awards to Advance Wine Diversity: "The Consumer Wine Awards is a unique blend of consumer-centric wine competition and research project," says George Christie, President of Wine Industry Network (WIN)...