Facebook  Twitter  Linked In  You Tube  GooglePlus  Pinterest

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, April 20

Afternoon Brief, April 20

Marijuana Poised to Steal Market Share From Alcohol Industry
A new study from OutCo and Monocle Research shows 51% of millennials in California will replace alcohol with marijuana…

By April 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 19

Afternoon Brief, April 19

California’s First ‘Wine & Weed Symposium’ Arrives in August
California has been a powerful force on the global wine scene for decades. Meanwhile, the state’s never been a slouch when it comes to high quality cannabis either…

By April 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 18

Afternoon Brief, April 18

French Wine Firm Henriot Buys Majority Stake in Oregon’s Beaux Frères
In a dramatic move that marks its first foray into American wine, French company Maisons & Domaines Henriot has acquired a majority ownership stake in Beaux Frères, one of Oregon’s most prominent Pinot Noir producers…

By April 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 17

Afternoon Brief, April 17

North Coast Wine Challenge Top Winners Announced
For the first time in its five-year history, the 2017 North Coast Wine Challenge yielded a rosé as its top winner: the Taft Street 2016 Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir, which received 98 out of 100 points and took home Best of the Best as well as Best of Show Rosé and Best of Sonoma County awards…

By April 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 14

Afternoon Brief, April 14

Wine Sellers Push to Allow Shipments Across the Border
If a New York connoisseur wants a bottle of wine from a Central California or Oregon vineyard, he or she can have it shipped without any trouble. The same wine enthusiast can also order a bottle to be shipped from an in-state retailer…

By April 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 13

Afternoon Brief, April 13

A Foot in Two Industries: How Wine and Weed Cross-Pollinate
Cannabis has long been grown in the shadows, under the canopies of the Emerald Triangle, while wine grapes were grown in the neighboring counties of Sonoma and Napa in the open, under the warm California sun…

By April 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 12

Afternoon Brief, April 12

A Woman’s Death Sorting Grapes Exposes Italy’s “Slavery”
Her husband can still recall how Paola Clemente used to set two alarms to make sure she woke in the middle of the night – 1:50 a.m. – to catch the private bus that would take her and dozens of other women to the vineyards…

By April 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 11

Afternoon Brief, April 11

Global Wine Production Falls in 2016
World wine output dropped in 2016, with volumes in France and Argentina seeing the largest declines, an international wine body said Tuesday…

By April 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 10

Afternoon Brief, April 10

We Know What We Don’t Know About Wine’s Future
According to Lee Hannah and Terra Alpaugh, “Everything You Know About Wine is Wrong.” That is the title of their Wine Economics Working Paper #204…

By April 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 7

Afternoon Brief, April 7

U.S. Producers Betting on Rosé and Challenging French Dominance
“Is it on? Yes, it’s definitely on. Pink is trending; it’s a heavy trending thing, and I don’t see it going away at all,” says sommelier and author Christopher Sawyer, who recently judged in the Rosé Today Wine Competition…

By April 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 6

Afternoon Brief, April 6

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Acquires Silverwood Vineyard in Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak Appellation
The purchase includes the 13-acre Silverwood Vineyard, an ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec producing vineyard whose fruit has contributed to Coppola’s highly-acclaimed flagship Archimedes wine for several vintages…

By April 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 5

Afternoon Brief, April 5

Delicato Family Vineyards Announces Acquisition of Paicines Winery
Delicato Family Vineyards today announced it has acquired the Central Coast California Blossom Hill Winery from Treasury Wine Estates. The acquisition is part of Delicato’s ongoing premiumization and growth strategy on the heels of the recent announcement of its strategic investment in Sonoma’s luxury portfolio of brands, V2 Wine Group…

By April 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 4

Afternoon Brief, April 4

Domaine Chandon Fined for Spilling Waste into Napa River
Domaine Chandon Inc. has been ordered to pay roughly $24,000 for spilling wine waste into a tributary of the Napa River in the Napa Valley last summer according to court records…

By April 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 3

Afternoon Brief, April 3

Wine Executive Charles Banks Pleads Guilty to Fraud
The financial adviser, Terroir founder and Mayacamas co-owner was charged with deceiving former NBA star Tim Duncan…

By April 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, March 31

Afternoon Brief, March 31

Farmland Values in the Central San Joaquin Decline in 2016 as Crop Prices Tumble
The value of farmland in the central San Joaquin Valley cooled for some crops as prices for several high-flying commodities softened and access to water remained a concern, according to the Trends in Agricultural Land & Lease Values report released Thursday…

By March 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →