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Afternoon Brief, June 22

Afternoon Brief, June 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Will the Rocket Ride for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Sonoma Pinot Noir Continue? Rather than a fad or economic bubble, consumer thirst for cabernet sauvignon wines could have firm footing for rising bottle, grape and vineyard prices, but the industry will have to adjust to rising costs […]

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What Do Women Want?: When Women Judge Wine for Women

What Do Women Want?: When Women Judge Wine for Women

Cindy Lauper said it best: girls just want to have fun. And women pretty much want the same thing. Women in the wine industry just want to make wine fun. Women winemakers mostly want to make wine that’s fun, and have fun doing it. Otherwise, what’s the point? And in general, we wine women are just like other women: we mostly want to drink wine that’s fun.

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Afternoon Brief, June 21

Afternoon Brief, June 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Is Originality Overpriced When It Comes to Wine? Replica Wine, a Colorado company, is reverse-engineering famous wines to produce less expensive bottlings… Today’s News: Winners Are Announced for the 11th Annual International Women’s Wine Competition Results are in for the 2018 International Women’s Wine Competition, a contest […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 20

Afternoon Brief, June 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Should Wineries Acquire Vineyards Instead of Buying Fruit on the Open Market? Should wineries acquire vineyards instead of buying fruit on the open market?… Today’s News: Despite Napa Valley’s Measure C’s Failure, Proponents Vow to Keep Fighting Despite the odds against them, nothing could stop the feeling […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 19

Afternoon Brief, June 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Devil Seeks Forgiveness from Merlot The man who single-handedly slaughtered the great grape’s reputation fronts up to growers and says sorry… Today’s News: It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking – They Wanted to Call It ‘Cheers’ Buried in a new N.I.H. report […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 18

Afternoon Brief, June 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Examining the Fallout from Napa’s Measure C The last few months were witness to a hard-fought battle between two competing sides, neither of which managed to get their points across very well to local Napa residents… Today’s News: Why Is It So Hard to Be a Mom […]

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Wente Vineyards Introduces New Tasting & Tour Experiences at Historic Livermore Valley Winery

Wente Vineyards Introduces New Tasting & Tour Experiences at Historic Livermore Valley Winery

June 18, 2018: Wente Vineyards, the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery, announced a new lineup of tasting and touring experiences at the family’s historic Livermore Valley estate in honor of their 135th Anniversary this year. WHAT:   A series of seven new tasting experiences that range from introductory to immersive, enabling Wente Vineyards’ guests and […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 15

Afternoon Brief, June 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: The Seven Deadly Sins of Wine Sales A drinks attorney dishes the dirt on less-than-obvious legal infractions wineries face on the internet… Today’s News: CAWG Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients The California Association of Winegrape Growers has selected Steve Schafer as the 2018 Grower of the […]

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2018 CAWG Leader of the Year: Karissa Kruse

2018 CAWG Leader of the Year: Karissa Kruse

Karissa Kruse, Sonoma County Winegrowers During the October 2017 wildfires, Sonoma County Winegrowers (SCW) President Karissa Kruse was a selfless and compassionate leader. She was on the front lines during and after the tragedy – on a professional and personal level. Her actions were part of a history of leadership focusing on communication, building relationships, strategic […]

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2018 CAWG Grower of the Year: Steve Schafer

2018 CAWG Grower of the Year: Steve Schafer

Steve Schafer, Schafer Ranch and San Joaquin Wine Company As a winegrape grower and vintner, Steve Schafer is deeply invested and involved in all aspects of the industry. His visionary leadership and proactive efforts to advance sustainable winegrowing practices help ensure that his and other vineyard and winery operations continue to be successful. THE SCHAFER STORY […]

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CAWG Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients

CAWG Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients

SACRAMENTO, June 15, 2018 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has selected Steve Schafer as the 2018 Grower of the Year and Karissa Kruse as the 2018 Leader the Year. The awards will be presented at the 2018 CAWG Awards of Excellence Program on July 17 in Napa. The Grower of the Year […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 14

Afternoon Brief, June 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa’s Measure C Now Almost Certain to Fail Measure C, also known as the Napa Oak Woodlands and Watershed Protection Initiative, came out of election night with a slim 42 vote lead, but that count reflected only of about 40% of all votes cast… Today’s News: The […]

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Napa’s Measure C Now Almost Certain to Fail

Napa’s Measure C Now Almost Certain to Fail

Measure C, also known as the Napa Oak Woodlands and Watershed Protection Initiative, came out of election night with a slim 42 vote lead, but that count reflected only of about 40% of all votes cast, and Registrar of Voters John Tuteur cautioned that this was an unofficial preliminary count, and that when numbers were […]

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Celebrate Harvest in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Celebrate Harvest in the Santa Cruz Mountains

APTOS, Calif.  (June 14, 2018)–On August 19, the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) will host an evening under the stars at Deer Park Ranch, home to Lester Estate Wines: The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Harvest Dinner benefiting the Hospice of Santa Cruz County. The evening will begin with a wine reception, during which guests […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 13

Afternoon Brief, June 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa’s Watershed C Vote at a Standstill Poor voter response, mail-in ballots and bureaucracy stall a decision on a major agricultural provision… Today’s News: New Tools to Limit Wine Spoilage Interaction of temperature and ethanol appears key to controlling Brett… An MBA in Wine Is a Shortcut […]

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