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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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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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Afternoon Brief, June 12

Afternoon Brief, June 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lead Flips to ‘No’ in Napa’s Measure C Close Election on Oaks and Vineyards After an early lead in “yes” votes for Napa Countys controversial Measure C, which would limit removal of oaks and is opposed by wine and agriculture trade groups, the balance tipped to “no” […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 11

Afternoon Brief, June 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Cannabis and Wine, Unlikely Bedfellows Fall Under Similar Scrutiny As Sonoma County Supervisors weigh and discuss how the cannabis industry should be regulated, concern is rising that those regulations could in turn affect other agricultural industries in the county… Today’s News: Technology Advances Farming and Winemaking Practices […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 8

Afternoon Brief, June 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: High-End Growth Drives Domestic Sparkling Wine As the total domestic sparkling wine category edges closer to the 11-million-case mark in the U.S., brands retailing at $15 and above are showing the most promise… Today’s News: Why Aging Wine in Neutral Vessels Is on the Rise in Argentina […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 7

Afternoon Brief, June 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Compounds Called Corklins Found in Cork-Stoppered Wines The interaction of wine and phenolics from cork stoppers produces compounds that positively affect the ageing of the product, and they have just been given name: Corklins… Today’s News: A Vineyard Fight Nearly Won Success against Pierce’s disease show the […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 6

Afternoon Brief, June 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Measure C Vote Split on Napa County Vineyards Votes in favor of limits on Napa County vineyard development on hills and mountains were edging barely ahead in early results Tuesday night… Today’s News: The Science of Winemaking Yeasts Wine professionals discuss the impact of wild and commercial […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 5

Afternoon Brief, June 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Premium Private Label Wines Driving Growth If your idea of a private label wine is “Two-Buck Chuck” from the supermarket chain Trader Joe’s, think again… Today’s News: Cannabis ‘the Big Green Elephant in the Room’ for Drinks Sector Claims Report The global alcoholic drinks industry is facing […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 4

Afternoon Brief, June 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Abundant Generosity and Unexpected Moments Delight Guests at 38th Auction Napa Valley Napa Valley Vintners’ celebrated charity wine event raises more than $13.6 million for community health and children’s education nonprofits… Today’s News: California Domestic Wine Revenue Successfully Endured a Decade of Retail Flatness According to the […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 1

Afternoon Brief, June 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Critic Wars: The Producer Strikes Back Ever wondered what wine producers really think of critics? Read one irate summation of the state of wine reviewing… Today’s News: Paso Robles’ Next Wine Wave Central Coast city embraces winemaking and wine tasting growth, inside and outside city limits… Napa […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 31

Afternoon Brief, May 31

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: How Producers Are Returning to Winemaking’s Roots Producers all over the world are going back to winemaking’s roots by reviving the age-old practice of aging wine in clay pots, a method that creates exceptional bottles you are going to want on your shelf… Today’s News: Beneath the […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 30

Afternoon Brief, May 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Cult Cabs: Why Screaming Eagle Fetches Top Dollar The shock lingered with the crowd under the white tent at Auction Napa Valley, well after the swirl of confetti settled… Today’s News: Sonoma State University Unveils Wine Spectator Learning Center New $11 million home for the Wine Business […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 29

Afternoon Brief, May 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Close Calls as 44 Best of Class Wines Clash in Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition Sweepstakes As we gathered for the judging of the sweepstakes wines at the Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition earlier this month, the suspense was killing us… Today’s News: Wine May Battle Cannabis […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 25

Afternoon Brief, May 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: United States Takes Action Against Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer announced today that the Trump Administration has requested that the World Trade Organization establish a dispute settlement panel to examine unfair regulations […]

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Afternoon Brief, May 24

Afternoon Brief, May 24

Napa Storytelling: Why So Serious? A Research Study
We all love a good story, and the wine business has long recognized the need of good stories to sell wine. Stories differentiate wineries in the stories plot, persona, and person. How these stories are crafted is meant to appeal to a particular audience…

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