Facebook  Twitter  Linked In  You Tube  GooglePlus  Pinterest

Afternoon Brief

Afternoon Brief, April 19

Afternoon Brief, April 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Buyer of Napa Valley’s Iconic Heitz Wine Cellars ‘a Breath of Fresh Air’ to Industry One of the top names in Napa Valley luxury-tier wine has changed hands to an East Coast man with major investments in farming and keeping structures comfortable to live in… Today’s News: […]

By April 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 18

Afternoon Brief, April 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California’s Nagging Smoke Taint Concerns Will “Californian wildfire smoke” be making it onto the tasting notes of the 2017 vintage?… Today’s News: Trinchero Family Estates CEO: Wine-Marketing Shifts Needed as Grocery Slows, Boomers Gray Trinchero Family Estates grew over its seven decades in Napa Valley to become […]

By April 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 17

Afternoon Brief, April 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winners of the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge Announced Kokomo Wines of the Dry Creek Valley, a grower-winemaker partnership, took home the top prize in the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge for its Kokomo 2016 Pinot Noir Gopher Hills Block Peters Vineyard Sonoma Coast, scoring the highest […]

By April 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 16

Afternoon Brief, April 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Pay-to-Play Schemes Keep TTB Busy A host of so-called “pay-to-play” infractions have become one of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s top legal, investigative targets in the past couple of years… Today’s News: French Court Rejects Plea from Luxury Wine Label to Stop Cheap Blends […]

By April 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 13

Afternoon Brief, April 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New Study Says Drinking Every Day Can Take Years Off Your Life and the Drinks Industry Is Furious Industry leaders have hit out at new research which claims that drinking an extra glass of wine every day can take years off your life… Today’s News: Southern California’s […]

By April 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 12

Afternoon Brief, April 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California Cabernet Too Hot to Handle It’s slowly dawning on winemakers that certain popular grape varieties are not best suited to the Californian climate… Today’s News: North Coast Wine Challenge Uncorks with 1,000-Plus Entries Now in its sixth year, the 2018 North Coast Wine Challenge launched Wednesday […]

By April 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 11

Afternoon Brief, April 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Analysts See a Significant U.S. Deal Ahead for Treasury Analysts continue to raise expectations that Treasury Wine Estates will soon make a sizeable acquisition in the U.S… Today’s News: Governor Bill Haslam Says He’ll Sign Legislation Allowing Sunday Wine Sales After Senate Passage The Tennessee General Assembly […]

By April 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 10

Afternoon Brief, April 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Growers Sue Napa Winery for Rejecting Grapes Allegedly Tainted by Smoke A Calistoga couple has filed suit against a Napa Valley winemaker for refusing the pair’s Cabernet Sauvignon last fall because of alleged smoke taint from the October fires, according to court records… Today’s News: Walmart Wins […]

By April 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 9

Afternoon Brief, April 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Battle for Napa Valley’s Future: Proposed Curb on Vineyards Divides County Fifty years ago Monday, Napa County passed an ordinance that has defined the course of its history and, one could argue, determined the history of California wine… Today’s News: At Least One Lodi Wine Shipment to […]

By April 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 6

Afternoon Brief, April 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bordeaux Wine Firm Found Guilty of Fraud A judge ruled that Grands Vins de Gironde illegally blended cheap table wines with premium Bordeaux… Today’s News: Case Studies on Growing DTC Wine Sales Three wineries on California’s Central Coast on boosting direct-to-consumer sales… Few Problems as Storm Brings […]

By April 6, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 5

Afternoon Brief, April 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Foley Family Wines Acquires Oregon’s Acrobat from King Estate Two of America’s leading family owned and operated wineries jointly announce that Foley Family Wines has purchased Oregon’s Acrobat wine brand from King Estate Winery in Eugene, Oregon… Today’s News: Mystery Shoppers Visit Priest Ranch Wines Priest Ranch […]

By April 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 4

Afternoon Brief, April 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California’s Cabernet Cult Keeps Growing California is drowning in Cabernet, as growers swap diversity for big returns… Today’s News: Malene Wines Shows How Rosé Rolls More than most wine styles or varieties, rosé has an associate lifestyle connotation of highly Instagramable moments… North Coast Wine Competition Judging […]

By April 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 3

Afternoon Brief, April 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Thornhill Wins Wine Brand Infringement Case CustomVine admits to using Turn Key and other brands to sell ‘inferior’ wine… Today’s News: China Finds California Wine Pairs Well with a Trade War Retaliatory tariffs are a blow to exporters increasingly catering to young, newly wealthy Chinese looking for […]

By April 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, April 2

Afternoon Brief, April 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Big Alcohol Behind Major Health Study A decade-long study into the health effects of drinking is expected to produce favorable results… Today’s News: How the Wind Is Making the Petaluma Gap California’s Newest Wine Region Everyone knows that grapes are an essential ingredient for wine, but one […]

By April 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, March 30

Afternoon Brief, March 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa, Sonoma Wines Caught in U.S.-China Trade Tiff, but Opportunity Rises As trade talks progress between Washington and Beijing over U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports and floated retaliatory tariffs, California Wine Country is cautiously watching as their wines may soon become much more expensive for consumers there… […]

By March 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →