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Afternoon Brief, June 26

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Tennessee Residency Law; Opens Door for National Wine Retailer Shipping Challenges: Seven of the justices delivered a strong defense of the Constitution's Commerce Clause in the face of discriminatory state alcohol regulations...

California Wine Sales in U.S. Market Hit $40 Billion in 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — California wine shipments in the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $40.2 billion in 2018, up 3% from the previous...

Afternoon Brief, June 18

Looming Insect Invasion Threatens California Wine: UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados ...

Hank Wetzel of Alexander Valley Vineyards Elected Wine Institute Chairman 2019-2020

SAN FRANCISCO — Hank Wetzel, Founder and Family Partner of Alexander Valley Vineyards in Healdsburg, has been elected Wine Institute Board Chairman for the 2019-2020...

Travel California Wine Country’s Back Roads This Summer: Sierra Foothills Spotlight...

SAN FRANCISCO — California is home to dozens of distinct wine regions, including some of the world’s most famous destinations. But hidden among even...

Afternoon Brief, May 22

Wineries Innovate to Build Domestic Demand: Amid lingering trade uncertainties and a changing consumer market, some Northern California wineries are trying to get creative to maintain demand...

Summer Travel on California Wine Country Back Roads

Wine Institute Series Highlights the Wine Roads Less Traveled SAN FRANCISCO — California is home to dozens of distinct wine regions, including some of the...

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Jackson Family Wines Vineyard Worker Dies in ATV Crash in Sonoma County: A longtime local worker for one of the country's largest wine producers died in an ATV crash Tuesday after his vehicle rolled over in a Bennett Valley vineyard, according to law enforcement...

California’s ‘Family-Friendly’ Wineries Welcome Kids to Wine Country

Tasting rooms offer juice tastings, farm animal visits and more SAN FRANCISCO — While some people visit California wineries for much-needed “grown-up” time in one...

Wine Institute Applauds New Congressional Wine Caucus Leadership

May 2, 2019 - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Napa Valley, CA), the founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Wine Caucus, announced...

U.S. Wine Exports Total $1.47 Billion in 2018

Solid Performance Amid Tariffs and Exchange Rate Challenges SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. wine exports, over 90% from California, reached $1.47 billion in winery revenues and...

Afternoon Brief, April 5

How Jackson Family Wines’ Top Brass in Oregon Is Shaping the Willamette Valley’s Future: With Eugenia Keegan at the helm in Oregon, JFW is guiding the valley's evolution into an elite, luxury region. In return, the valley is doing the same for JFW...

Honore Comfort Named Wine Institute Vice President of International Marketing

SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute announced the appointment of Honore Comfort as Vice President of International Marketing, effective April 8, 2019. Ms. Comfort brings...

New Book: Wine Country Table

With Recipes that Celebrate California's Sustainable Harvest SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute has released its new book, WINE COUNTRY TABLE: WITH RECIPES THAT CELEBRATE CALIFORNIA’S SUSTAINABLE HARVEST,...

California Wines “Down to Earth Month” Kicks Off in April with...

SAN FRANCISCO — The eighth annual California Wines Down to Earth Month kicks off in April with sustainability-focused wine events and offers across the state, including...