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Afternoon Brief, July 6

Afternoon Brief, July 6

Relief as Napa Fire Risk Recedes: Napa Valley can breathe easier this weekend. The huge fire raging just outside the valley appears to be coming under containment, with no damage to wineries or vineyards…

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Afternoon Brief, July 5

Afternoon Brief, July 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Canada’s Wine Sector to Benefit from Over $9M in Investment The Canadian Grapevine Certification Network will receive investment of CAD 12.1 million ($9.2 million) to fund research and developments in its production sector… Today’s News: Central Coast Packaging and Design Competition Unveils Winners The Central Coast Packaging […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 3

Afternoon Brief, July 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fire Risk for Napa County Vineyards A huge wildfire has crossed over into Napa County, less than a year after the region was devastated by one of the worst fire outbreaks in northern California history… Today’s News: Man of Steele: 50 Harvests and Counting There aren’t many […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 2nd

Afternoon Brief, July 2nd

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Chinese Estates in Bordeaux Seized in Fraud Investigation French fraud investigators have confiscated 10 estates in Bordeaux belonging to the Chinese Haichang Group over alleged financial irregularities involved in their original purchase… Today’s News: 1 Dead, 70 Others Fall Sick in Zimbabwe from ‘Tainted Red Wine’ It’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 29

Afternoon Brief, June 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: French Police Seize 10 Chinese-Owned Vineyards in Bordeaux French financial police have seized 10 wineries in the Bordeaux area which are owned by Chinese conglomerate Haichang over suspicions of tax fraud… Today’s News: Amazon Expands Wine Delivery Service Working in tandem with its newly acquired brick-and-mortar Whole […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 28

Afternoon Brief, June 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bo Barrett: Vultures Have Circled but Château Montelena Is Not for Sale Ten years after his father famously almost sold Napa Valley’s Château Montelena to Michel Reybier of Bordeaux, co-owner Bo Barrett says the winery made famous by the Paris Tasting of 1976 is not for sale… […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 27

Afternoon Brief, June 27

E. & J. Gallo Buys Star Winemaker Dave Phinney’s Locations Wine Brand
Two years after acquiring Orin Swift Cellars, E. & J. Gallo announced today that it has purchased another of star winemaker Dave Phinney’s brands, Locations…

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Afternoon Brief, June 26

Afternoon Brief, June 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California White Wines Innovate Both Within and Beyond Chardonnay With expansive growing regions and a world-class reputation, California is a force in the global white wine market… Today’s News: Improving the Guest Experience in a Tasting Room Using Artful Display to Control Acoustics A quick search of […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 25

Afternoon Brief, June 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine and Weed Go to War in Oregon Pot legalization has pitted a wine farmer against a weed farmer in an ugly, fragrant fight… Today’s News: Mystery Shoppers Visit Alpha Omega Alpha Omega Winery was founded in 2006 by vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett… California Wine’s Sustainability […]

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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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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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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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