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Afternoon Brief, March 31st

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The Not-So-Secret Reason California Wineries Are Constantly Fighting Over Name Rights: Ask a vintner what’s the hardest part about starting a winery, and one answer they might give is: choosing a name...

Celebrate California Wine’s Sustainability Leadership During “Down to Earth” Month in...

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Savor Activities from Earth Day Festivals and Vineyard Hikes to VIP Tastings, Tours, Passport Weekends and Special Offers at Grapes to Glass Wineries 31 March -...
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Afternoon Brief, March 23rd

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Sebastopol Vintner Admits Guilt for Killing Man, Injuring Boy While Driving Drunk in Sonoma County Court: A Sebastopol vintner pleaded guilty in Sonoma County Superior Court Wednesday to vehicular manslaughter while driving drunk in connection with a 2021 crash that killed a Santa Rosa cyclist and seriously injured a 12-year-old boy...

Celebrate California Wine’s Sustainability Leadership During “Down to Earth” Month in...

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80% of the state’s wine is made in certified sustainable wineries; discover experiences, events and offers from grapes to glass at wineries throughout California  March...
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Afternoon Brief, November 16th

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Drizly Teams with 7-Eleven to Offer On-Demand Alcohol Delivery from Over 1,200 Stores: Following a successful pilot program with 190 stores, over 1,200 7-Eleven stores across Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Washington now offer delivery via Drizly...

Wine Institute Names New Director, Great Lakes States

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November 16th - SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute has announced the appointment of Geralyn Lasher as its director, Great Lakes States, effective Dec. 1, 2021.   Lasher currently serves as a commissioner on the Michigan...

Three Ways to Celebrate the Holidays California Wine Country Style

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New Online Guide Inspires the Holiday Spirit with Festive Wine Country Events, Gift Offers and Recipes November 15th - SAN FRANCISCO — Nothing pairs better with the holidays than celebrating them California wine country style....
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Afternoon Brief, November 10th

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Verde Valley Declared an American Viticultural Area (AVA): More than four years after the initial petition was submitted, today the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) named the Verde Valley an American Viticultural Area (AVA)...

Vintners Across the State Report Outstanding Quality for 2021 California Harvest

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November 10th - SAN FRANCISCO — Winemakers across California predict that the 2021 vintage will be one of the best in recent memory, while the Golden...
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Afternoon Brief, November 9th

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As Restaurants Reopen, Sommeliers Re-Envision Wine Lists: Restaurants closed throughout much of 2020 when the novel coronavirus caused a series of lockdowns. To cover the costs of lost sales and in order to continue to pay employees, the monthly rent, and attempt to stay in business, some restaurants resorted to selling much—in some cases all—of their wine inventories...

Call for Applications for the Eighth Annual California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards 

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November 9th - SAN FRANCISCO — California vineyards and wineries are encouraged to apply for the 2022 California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards, with applications now being accepted at greenmedal.org.    Vineyards and...
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Afternoon Brief, October 6th

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Napa Valley’s Fairwinds Estate Winery Sues Insurer Claiming Refusal to Pay Glass Fire Claim: Fairwinds Estate Winery says one of its insurers sold it a useless insurance policy shortly before the winery was destroyed by the 2020 Glass fire...

California’s Wine Community Recognizes October’s Farmer and Farmworker Month

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October 6th - SAN FRANCISCO — California is the country’s top agricultural producer and in October the state’s wine and winegrape growing community honors the...
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Afternoon Brief, September 23rd

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Females in the Field—How Women in the Vineyard Make for Better Wine Business: Unlike reports on women’s tasting abilities, there are no studies on relative merits of female vs. male vineyard workers, but anecdotal evidence abounds. Wine Industry Advisor speaks to winery owners and winemakers about why they’ve welcomed more women as full-time field crew...

Wine Institute Applauds House Passage of Critical Wildfire, Drought Relief

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September 22nd - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wine Institute, the premier public policy advocacy group of California wineries, applauded the Tuesday evening passage by the U.S. House of...