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Afternoon Brief, October 20

Afternoon Brief, October 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: A New Normal? Deadly Wine Country Wildfires May Signal a Shift in California In more than five decades spent researching forests and fires – often fighting the latter – Daniel Leavell has never seen anything quite like the deadly and massive wave of quick-moving wildfires this month […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Winery Arrives in Oregon Jackson Family Wines’ expansion into Oregon worried some people in the industry, and the company knew it… Today’s News: The Synergistic Actions of Enzymes and Tannins in Winemaking “Not all tannins are the same,” explains Dr. Peter Salamone. “There are fermentation tannins, […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 18

Afternoon Brief, October 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa Valley Winemakers Optimistic as Famed Wine Region Begins to Recover Despite Mother Nature challenging Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Solano and Lake Counties in unimaginable ways, the tragic wildfires of the past 10 days have demonstrated the spirit of strength and resilience of these communities… Wine Country Wildfires: […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 17

Afternoon Brief, October 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Insurance Payouts May Not Cover All Wildfire Damage for California Wineries Wineries damaged by wildfires tearing through Northern California are starting insurance claims, and at least some of the smaller vintners are likely to find limits in their policies mean payouts fall short of rebuilding costs… Wine […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 16

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fires Won’t Destroy California Wine Industry Fires are still burning in northern California as you read this, and people’s homes are still endangered. That said, it’s time to look at what the deadly wildfires will mean for the region’s wine industry, the most important in North America… […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 13

Afternoon Brief, October 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: E. & J. Gallo Winery Will Contribute $1 Million to Fire Recovery Effort and Will Match Employee Donation Two-for-One Joseph E. Gallo, chief executive officer of the E. & J. Gallo Winery, announced today that the family-owned company is donating $1 million to aid the fire recovery […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 12

Afternoon Brief, October 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Vineyards May Have Kept Wine Country Fire from Getting Worse Cristian Palmaz used hoes, shovels and rakes to keep flames from his family’s 19th century vineyard estate home on the flanks of Mt. St. George in eastern Napa County… Wine Country Wildfires: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah Grapes […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 11

Afternoon Brief, October 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Community Rallies to Provide Aid and Resources to Fire Victims Wine industry leaders have formed a support network to provide immediate assistance and long-term aid to victims of the fires ravaging Northern California and are calling on the national wine community for additional help… Today’s News: […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 10

Afternoon Brief, October 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma and Napa Wineries Hit Hard by Wine Country Fires As massive fires continued to burn in the epicenter of the U.S. wine industry Monday, Napa and Sonoma vintners braced to confront the long-term consequences of a disastrous event that could affect the supply of grapes, the […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 9

Afternoon Brief, October 9

Massive Wildfires Devastate Parts of Napa and Sonoma Counties, Burning Signorello Estate Winery and Possibly Others
Gusting winds spread multiple blazes in a matter of hours, triggering mass evacuations and threatening wineries, businesses and homes…

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Afternoon Brief, October 6

Afternoon Brief, October 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Battle for Domination: Opus One vs. Dominus In the passive ‘battle’ in the secondary market for price appreciation and collector recognition between California heavyweights Opus One and Dominus, who has the upper hand?… Today’s News: How Apple’s New Technology Will Overturn Wine Marketing On September 12, 2017, […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 5

Afternoon Brief, October 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Judge Upholds $2.6M Fine Against U.S. Wholesaler A Massachusetts judge has upheld a decision to impose a $2.6 million fine against US wholesaler Craft Beer Guild after it was found to have made “pay to play” payments to distributors in the Boston area… Today’s News: Sonoma Tasting […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 4

Afternoon Brief, October 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Impact Study Designed to Impact Policy The $220 billion economic impact of the U.S. wine industry revealed in WineAmerica’s recent study has grabbed headlines in the media, but the target audience for the information is much narrower… Today’s News: Ferrari-Carano Mourns the Passing of Founder Don […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 3

Afternoon Brief, October 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Enthusiast’s 2017 Wine Star Award Winners Eighteen years ago, the editors of Wine Enthusiast conceived an annual-award program to honor individuals and companies that have contributed to the success of the wine industry… Today’s News: Sonoma Has More Fine Wine Potential Than Anywhere Else Sonoma County […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 2

Afternoon Brief, October 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Sweepstakes Announced A pinot noir, a chardonnay and a sparkling wine won the coveted sweepstakes awards Sunday night at the Sonoma County Harvest Awards Gala, with two of the three from the Russian River Valley appellation… Today’s News: Opus One Winery Ordered […]

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