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Afternoon Brief, May 10

Afternoon Brief, May 10

New Hampshire Lowers the Boom on Wine Shipping
The state’s motto is “Live Free or Die” unless you’re selling wine, that is…

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Afternoon Brief, May 9

Afternoon Brief, May 9

High Impact Vineyard Practices Can Promote Sustainability
Vintners and growers of wine grapes are being alerted to sustainability practices that will give them the greatest bang for their buck…

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Wine Sellers Charge “Gangster Tactics” by Liquor Commission over Shipping Sales
A national group of wine sellers is accusing the New Hampshire Liquor Commission of abusing its power and using “gangster tactics” to block wine shipments from out of state, the latest in an ongoing spat between the two groups over sales…

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Afternoon Brief, May 7

Concern over Accurate Labeling Grows
Despite decades in which California wine producers have sadly, yet legally and profitably labeled their products as “Champagne,” and “Port,” advocates of what a geographical place really conveys are finally fighting to get what they believe is essential information conveyed to consumers at large…

Afternoon Brief, May 4

Afternoon Brief, May 4

TTB Accepts Record $900,000 Offer in Compromise for Trade Practice Violations
TTB has accepted a $900,000 offer in compromise from Warsteiner Importers Agency Inc. for alleged violations of the trade practice provisions of the FAA Act. This is the largest single offer in compromise for trade practice violations accepted by TTB to date…

Afternoon Brief, May 3

Afternoon Brief, May 3

Gallo Acquires Rancho Real Vineyard
An affiliate of E. & J. Gallo Winery announced today it has purchased Rancho Real Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley appellation of Santa Barbara County…

Afternoon Brief, May 2

Afternoon Brief, May 2

From Petaluma Gap to the Sonoma Valley, Wine Appellations Baffle Some
Wine shoppers looking for a wine to have with dinner face an often bewildering array of label information. There is the winery name, varietal, alcohol content and then there are the place names, known on American wines as American Viticultural Areas or AVAs…

Afternoon Brief, May 1

Afternoon Brief, May 1

Vineyard Worker Killed in Sonoma Valley Tractor Accident
A vineyard worker died Tuesday morning after being crushed while cleaning mower equipment in a Sonoma Valley vineyard, authorities said…

Afternoon Brief, April 30

Afternoon Brief, April 30

Wine Experts Warn of Growing Anti-Alcohol Sentiment and Aging Boomers
The industry has been riding on the “wine is good for you” trend since the early 1990s, but “negative” press about alcohol is growing, said the CEO of one of the largest U.S. wine companies on Thursday…

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Afternoon Brief, April 27

Afternoon Brief, April 27

Esther Mobley Reviews Ayesha Curry’s New Wine, Domaine Curry
The question was never whether Ayesha Curry would launch a wine brand. That seemed inevitable: After writing a cookbook, opening a restaurant chain, starring on the Food Network and launching a meal kit, wine seemed like a logical next step for this Bay Area culinary star…

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Afternoon Brief, April 26

Afternoon Brief, April 26

Fast-Rising Napa, Sonoma Winegrape Prices Spill Over into Central Coast, Oregon Vineyards
Sales figures that show a significant slowdown in U.S. wine sales and warnings about prices for higher-end wine getting ahead of demand in recent months have been sobering. But experts say the thirst for better-quality wine is growing, as is the willingness to pay more for it…

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Afternoon Brief, April 25

Afternoon Brief, April 25

Worker’s Family Sues Napa Valley Winery for Alleged Wrongful Death
It’s been nearly a year since Daniel Mario Colombo went through the roof and fell to his death at Sutter Home Winery in St. Helena, but his family is still suffering from the loss, according to a lawsuit filed last week…

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Afternoon Brief, April 24

Afternoon Brief, April 24

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa County Winegrape Value Hits Record $750M with Big Cabernet Sauvignon Jump Napa County’s winegrape harvest last year hit a new record value of $750.8 million, up 2.9 percent, or $21.3 million, from the previous year, county officials reported Tuesday… Today’s News: Green Measure Makes Napa See […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 23

Afternoon Brief, April 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fervent Bidding Results in a Record-Breaking Sonoma County Barrel Auction A record-setting $840,700 was raised today, up six percent over the previous year, at the Fourth Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction at MacMurray Estate Vineyards… Today’s News: The Cannabis Impact on Santa Barbara’s Wine Industry The regulated […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 20

Afternoon Brief, April 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Brands Must Blend Demand, Margin to Move Upscale, Says O’Neill Vintners & Distillers CEO O’Neill Vintners & Distillers started 14 years ago as a producer of wine and spirits brands and in bulk for retailers and other beverage-alcohol companies… Today’s News: Martin Brown Steps Down as […]

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