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Afternoon Brief, January 17

Afternoon Brief, January 17

Napa Is Suddenly Abuzz with Winery and Vineyard Sales: After a relatively quiet period in Napa Valley mergers and acquisitions, we are suddenly seeing a flurry of activity. The big headline: Ed and Deb Fitts have sold Brand, the very high-end estate on Napa’s Pritchard Hill that they founded in 2005, to Jim Bean and Christine O’Sullivan for an undisclosed price…

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Afternoon Brief, November 19

Afternoon Brief, November 19

Harvard Spent $100 Million on Vineyards. Now It’s Fighting with the Neighbors: Four years ago, Harvard University bought an old cattle ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. On an arid expanse north of Santa Barbara, California, the schools endowment set out to make money from a notoriously tricky business: vineyards …

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Afternoon Brief, October 29

Afternoon Brief, October 29

The Winery That Cried Wolf on Cork: Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world has made major innovations in closures over the years. From updating cork-harvesting techniques and standards to producing higher quality corks for less money with less labor the Santa Maria de Lamas, Portugal-based cork giant has constantly attempted to innovate and change up the game on the wine closure industry…

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Afternoon Brief, October 26

Afternoon Brief, October 26

The Hidden Figures Behind the Judgment of Paris: You’ve heard of the 1976 Judgment of Paris, the competition that proved to the stuffy French establishment that California, too, was capable of great wine. You may remember the media hoopla around one of the Judgment’s myriad anniversaries …

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Afternoon Brief, October 4

Afternoon Brief, October 4

Local Experts Weigh in on the State of the North Coast Wine Industry: What’s been happening in the North Coast wine industry? Specifically developed to for wineries in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties…

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Afternoon Brief, October 2

Afternoon Brief, October 2

California Winery Blames ‘Smoke Taint’ from Wildfires in Canceling Rogue Valley Grape Contracts: Dozens of vineyard owners in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley region opened their mail on Sept. 22 to discover a notice from California-based Copper Cane LLC canceling their contracts for this year’s grapes…

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Afternoon Brief, July 30

Afternoon Brief, July 30

Carriers Trashing Wine Shipments
Some shipments of wine from New York are being confiscated and destroyed…

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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 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 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, 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, 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 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: […]

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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 […]

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