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Afternoon Brief, August 17

Afternoon Brief, August 17

Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma Wineries: While many wine country regions have welcomed revenue from new businesses, the somewhat-still-rural hamlet of Sonoma County clearly has conflicted sentiments…

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Afternoon Brief: August 16

Afternoon Brief: August 16

U.S. Wine Sales up Despite Import Competition: Steady growth in U.S. wine sales continued through July, traditionally a slower season for purchases and direct-to-consumer shipments…

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Afternoon Brief, August 15

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Searching for the Truth About Smoke Taint: With wildfires still blazing, Tom Jarvis tells you all you need to know about the effect on grapes…

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Afternoon Brief, August 14

Afternoon Brief, August 14

Healdsburg Wine Company Truett-Hurst Sells Off Wholesale Business to Seattle Firm
Truett-Hurst Inc. announced Monday it has sold its wholesale wine business for $18 million and will focus solely on its direct-to-consumer business …

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Kenneth Freeman of Sixty Vines Named Best Sommelier at 14th Annual TEXSOM

Kenneth Freeman of Sixty Vines Named Best Sommelier at 14th Annual TEXSOM

2018 TEXSOM Best Sommelier Competition Presented by Texas Monthly Irving, Texas (August 14, 2018) –– TEXSOM co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell yesterday announced at the TEXSOM Grand Tasting presented by ProWein that Kenneth Freeman of Sixty Vines in Uptown Dallas is the 2018 TEXSOM Best Sommelier. The 2018 TEXSOM Best Sommelier […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 13, 2018

Afternoon Brief, August 13, 2018

Will the Mendocino Complex Fires Put a Chokehold on Grapes This Harvest?
The Mendocino Complex fires in Lake County created a dense plume of smoke over the Beckstoffer vineyard for several days in early August. More than 50 vineyard workers were sent home that week because of poor visibility…

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Afternoon Brief, August 10, 2018

Afternoon Brief, August 10, 2018

Napa Keeps a Wary Eye on Monster Fire: Growers keep their fingers crossed as fire devastates vast tracts of northern California …

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Afternoon Brief, August 9

Afternoon Brief, August 9

New York’s Best Wine, Winery and Hard Cider: An aromatic Gewurtztraminer from Keuka Spring Vineyards near Penn Yan has won the 2018 Governor’s Cup as New York state’s best wine in the 33rd annual New York Wine Classic competition…

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Afternoon Brief, August 8

Afternoon Brief, August 8

Sexism Sparks Token Wine Gestures: Trump openly boasts about sexual molestation, Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape and Rolf Harris was found guilty of indecent assault…

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Afternoon Brief, August 7

Afternoon Brief, August 7

Petition Calls on Sonoma County to Stop New Winery Permits Until Events Ordinance Is Passed: More than 1,000 people are calling on Sonoma County to stop permitting new or expanded wineries until …

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Afternoon Brief, August 6

Afternoon Brief, August 6

French Wine Scientists Create ‘Supergrapes’ That Do Not Require Pesticides
French wine scientists have come up with four revolutionary supergrape varieties they say are impervious to rot and thus require almost no pesticides…

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Afternoon Brief, August 3

Afternoon Brief, August 3

California Wine Country Bracing for Fire Season
As Mendocino Complex fires spread to Lake County, vintners are on high alert…

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Afternoon Brief, August 2

Afternoon Brief, August 2

US Distributors Eye the High Road
The country’s largest liquor wholesalers signal their support for national marijuana sales…

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DAOU Vineyards & Winery Welcomes Master Sommelier Frederick L. Dame to Its Family, Incorporating World-Renowned Wine Expert into Vision for Bordeaux’s Next Horizon

DAOU Vineyards & Winery Welcomes Master Sommelier Frederick L. Dame to Its Family, Incorporating World-Renowned Wine Expert into Vision for Bordeaux’s Next Horizon

America’s most honored sommelier drawn to Paso Robles-based winery by opportunity to join Daou brothers as Global Wine Ambassador in quest to establish Adelaida District PASO ROBLES, CA – DAOU Vineyards & Winery announces that Master Sommelier Frederick L. Dame is joining the family-owned company as Global Wine Ambassador. One of the most renowned and revered […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 1

Afternoon Brief, August 1

Chardonnay Voted America’s Favourite Wine
Having once been associated with Bridget Jones mid meltdown, Chardonnay has risen phoenix-like from the ashes to become the most popular wine in America…

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