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Afternoon Brief, May 11

Afternoon Brief, May 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Stagecoach Vineyard Seller Buys Napa Winery The family who sold the 600-acre Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa Valley to E&J Gallo, a deal that’s still reverberating through the North Coast wine business, has purchased a small Napa Valley winery as a home for their wines… Today’s News: CK […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 10

Afternoon Brief, May 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: China Is Building a Disney World for Wine At Chateau Changyu Reina, honey-colored brick towers enclose wide cobbled courtyards, and vast, wood-beamed halls look as if they are prepared to host an imminent medieval banquet… Today’s News: Grapevine Killing Insect Could Threaten Napa Wine Industry: Agriculture Commissioner […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 9

Afternoon Brief, May 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: What’s Craft Beer’s Bigger Threat? Wine, Whiskey, Weed…or All 3? There are more breweries in existence today than at any other time in U.S. history, and the mega-brewers are finding their watered-down suds being rejected in favor of more flavorful craft beers, while craft brewers are having […]

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine and Cannabis Common Topics Discussed at August Symposium Growing wine-grapes, and maybe a little something extra on the side? The Wine Industry Network is taking registrations for its inaugural Wine & Weed Symposium, a day-long event to be held Aug. 3 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek […]

Afternoon Brief, May 5

Afternoon Brief, May 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Worker Killed in Fall at Sutter Home Winery in St. Helena A worker installing refrigeration piping at Sutter Home’s Main Street facility in St. Helena died at mid-day Thursday after falling 16 feet through a skylight, St. Helena Police reported… Today’s News: A Look at the State […]

Afternoon Brief, May 4

Afternoon Brief, May 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Strained Relations – Wine Family Feuds One of the most agonizing experiences that any business faces is surely the transference of leadership and power… Today’s News: Your Website Visitors Are Telling You Everything You Need to Know – Are You Listening? Consumer website behavior provides much of […]

Afternoon Brief, May 3

Afternoon Brief, May 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Registration Opens for First Wine & Weed Symposium The Wine Industry Network today announced that registration is open for the inaugural Wine & Weed Symposium, to be held on August 3rd from 9 a.m. 4:45 p.m. at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa, CA… Today’s News: […]

Afternoon Brief, May 2

Afternoon Brief, May 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Most Searched-For Cabernet Sauvignon It’s a well-worn axiom that Cabernet is king in California, but the real truth is that when it comes to Cabernet Sauvignon, California is king and particularly Napa Valley… Today’s News: How America Learned to Love Rosé The happy accident that led […]

Afternoon Brief, May 1

Afternoon Brief, May 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: 2016 California Wine Sales in U.S. Hit New Record: 238 Million Cases with Retail Value of $34.1 Billion California wine shipments to the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $34.1 billion in 2016, up 4.6%… Today’s News: Preconceptions Still a Problem for East Coast Wines The […]

Afternoon Brief, April 28

Afternoon Brief, April 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Picking Wine Grapes by Machine Means Better Efficiency with No Loss in Quality The truth of the matter is that Washingtons agricultural industry relies heavily on migrant labor to bring food to our tables and wine to our lips… Today’s News: How to Get Off in the […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 27

Afternoon Brief, April 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Michael David Winery Acquires Historic Geyserville Winery, Tasting Room, and Vineyards Michael David Winery announced today the purchase of a historic Geyserville winery, tasting room, and vineyards… Today’s News: Winemakers Lose Billions of Dollars Every Year Due to Natural Disasters Every year, worldwide wine industry suffers losses […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 26

Afternoon Brief, April 26

Napa County: Wine Business Dominates Large Real Estate Deals
A number of the most significant commercial real estate deals in the county in the past 12 months have been at large industrial properties…

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Afternoon Brief, April 25

Afternoon Brief, April 25

Sex, Love and the $1000 Breakfast Wine
I had a $1000 bottle of wine for breakfast. I’m going to tell you all about the wine: how it was made, what it tastes like, and why it worries me about Napa Valley’s most iconic wine…

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Afternoon Brief, April 24

Afternoon Brief, April 24

Value Wins at Sonoma Wine Auction
Many people told me this off the record so I’m going to lead with it: the Sonoma County Barrel Auction is more fun than Premiere Napa Valley…

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Afternoon Brief, April 21

Afternoon Brief, April 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silver Oak Owners Purchase Ovid Winery The owners of the Napa Valley’s Silver Oak and Twomey wineries have purchased Ovid, an estate vineyard and winery in St. Helena’s Pritchard Hill. The price, according to an industry source: around $50 million… Today’s News: Sonoma Makes Way for Cannabis […]

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