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An Insider’s Guide to California’s Wine Harvest

Eight Facts on How Wines Go from Grape to Glass SAN FRANCISCO — California’s annual winegrape harvest is underway, and wineries across the state are humming with activity as...

September 9 Day of Action Planned to Urge Congressional Passage of...

WASHINGTON  – Leaders in the beverage alcohol sector are urging industry advocates across the nation to participate in a national Day of Action on September 9...

Afternoon Brief, August 31

Wineries Need to Prep to Sustain Rise in Online Sales Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic: In April and May, as the state was tossed into shutdown mode triggered by the coronavirus, the mandate may have provided a turning point, if not a wakeup call, for the wine industry when it comes to direct-to-consumer sales, according to the CEO of a Napa-based leader in selling wine online...

California Wine Month Launches with Virtual Events and Offers

More than 30 Partners Join September Harvest Celebration SAN FRANCISCO — September is California Wine Month, the state’s annual harvest celebration. Each year, wineries, grapegrowers...

Afternoon Brief, August 18

Fire Threatens Napa Vineyards: Growers and producers are on the alert in California's wine country as fire rears its head again...

Afternoon Brief, August 17

Pioneering Study ‘Fingerprints’ Russian River Valley Sites: A breakthrough study into the relationship between wine and terroir found samples of Pinot Noir taken immediately after fermentation could be identified as to which of five Russian River Valley sub-zones they came from based on the clusters of chemical elements in each wine…

Wine Institute Urges Preserving Long-Standing Guidance on Alcohol Consumption in U.S....

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wine Institute submitted formal comments today to the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services urging them to preserve...

New Winery Wastewater Regulations Could Cost Small and Midsize Wineries Thousands...

The California state water board is working on an update to the winery general order to provide a permitting process with water discharge requirements...

Afternoon Brief, July 24

After Reopening Rollbacks, Napa Valley Tasting Room Visitation Comes in Waves: Chairs sat more than six feet apart; tables were thoroughly sanitized. Staff had been trained and masked. Now all that was left to do was wait for visitors to arrive...

Wine Institute Urges End to Wine Tariffs

Calls on U.S. and European Union to Resolve Dispute and End Economic Harm to Sector WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wine Institute submitted formal comments to the...

Afternoon Brief, July 23

Dry Creek Vineyard Engaging the Wine Trade Virtually: COVID-19 has affected more than winery relationships with consumers—it’s affected relationships with distributors, wholesalers, sommeliers, and retail market trade as well...

Celebrate National White Wine Day with Unique & Refreshing California White...

Free eBook of California Summer Wine Cocktails Includes White Wine Recipes for Toasting National White Wine Day on August 3 SAN FRANCISCO — Wine lovers looking for creative...

Afternoon Brief, July 10

Wine Labeling Controversy Triggers Class Action Lawsuit: A Napa Valley winery is accused of misleading consumers about the origins of its Oregon-labeled wines in a proposed class action lawsuit filed June 18...

COVID-19 Harvest Protocols Workbook for California Vineyards and Wineries

Wine Institute, California Association of Winegrape Growers and California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance have developed a COVID-19 Harvest Protocols Workbook that was released during a...

Afternoon Brief, July 7

Napa County Again to Close Wine Tasting, Restaurant Indoor Dining as Coronavirus Cases Spike: Starting Thursday, Napa County is on track to again shut down dine-in restaurants, bars, wine tasting rooms and other businesses amid a sharp increase in coronavirus cases...