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Napa Valley Vintners Encourage Other Groups to Join Their Fight to...

At the Napa Valley Vintners, Associate Director of Labor Relations Michelle Novi is already thinking about next steps after achieving a measurable victory over antiquated “Tied House” rules in today’s environment of social media marketing and communication.

Your Wine Brand Could Be Lost in One Single Trademark Infringement

The landscape of the alcoholic beverage industry in the new millennium looks dramatically different than the drinks business of the 20th century. There has been a staggering increase in the number of new private label wine brands for retailers and restaurants, while foreign producers have moved into the U.S. market with new brands at a rate never before seen.

Small but Mighty: BC Wineries Fight for Canadian Wine for All

Supreme Court of Canada hears from interveners during rare two-day hearing  Five small BC wineries, intervening on behalf of a coalition of more than 100...

Canada’s Supreme Court to Hear From Small BC Wineries

Supreme Court Grants Intervenor Status at Comeau Case Five small BC wineries have been granted permission to intervene by the Supreme Court of Canada in the...

Davis Family Vineyards Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

Wine Country Newcomer, Former Tech Startup Man Clear Cuts Way In Healdsburg, CA – Today, the award-winning and family operated, Healdsburg-based Davis Family Vineyards filed...

State and Federal Legislative Priorities Key Topics at WIN Expo

With the election dust settling, wine industry officials are working to refocus their efforts on a host of regulations, laws and policies certain to affect the wine business at both state and federal levels for years to come.

National Organization Is Influential Ally for Wine Industry in Washington, D.C.

“We’re always talking about having a good climate to grow grapes, but we neglect to understand that we also need a good business climate to have a healthy industry,” Trezise affirms.

Copa Di Vino Responds to the Lawsuit Filed by Coppola

Copa Di Vino; Statement in response to the lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California by GMYL,...

Another War in Stags Leap

by Monty Preiser Almost as if they had seen our recent story explaining the differences, and touching upon the history, of the Stags Leap AVA, Stag’s...

New .wine and .vin Domains About to Launch

In case you haven’t heard – the .wine and .vin generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will be available soon.  Beginning in late January 2016, anyone...

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 12

El Niño will be substantial, warn Australian scientists: Australian scientists on Tuesday forecast a "substantial" El Niño weather phenomenon for 2015, potentially spelling deadly and costly climate extremes, after officially declaring its onset in the tropical Pacific...

Afternoon Brief: May 11

Napa Wine Auction Goes for the Bling Factor: Auction Napa Valley has thousands of special bottles of wine on offer, but the industry's biggest fundraising event hasn't really been about the wine for years...

Afternoon Brief: May 8

Napa city planners ease up on 75% local-grape rule for wineries in industrial zones: A board member for the Commons, formerly Napa Valley Corporate Park, argued for the change, saying the clash of city and county rules has driven winemakers south to industrial sites near unincorporated Napa County Airport...

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...