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Afternoon Brief, August 31

Is Sonoma Reaching 'Peak Wine'? : Wine industry growth has been a rocket for 20 years, its trend line drawn like a mountain incline on U.S. industry graphs. Since 1993, when 370 million gallons of wine were consumed in America, consumption has...

Afternoon Brief, August 28

Chicago Runs Wine Across the Indiana Border: Chicago has never been a very clean town when it comes to politics or crime. However, given how high state and city booze taxes are here, its residents may feel somewhat justified in turning to illegal activity to access wine at lower prices...

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...

Afternoon Brief, January 2

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Do Celebrity Wines Sell? Industry professionals discuss how fame affects the retail sales of wines associated with actors,...

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Lawsuit over Paso Robles Vineyard Wells Reveals Growing Water Fight: A lawsuit in California's Paso Robles wine region could impact how vintners in an increasingly thirsty region get their water...

Afternoon Brief, October 12

Sonoma County Grower Credits Great Growing-Season Weather for a Great 2016 Wine Grape Crop: By the end of the first week of October, the 2016 harvest was all but over for veteran Sonoma County wine grape grower Duff Bevill...

Afternoon Brief, September 26

Harvest Fair Awards Gala Names Coveted Sweepstakes Winners: Family-owned wineries - both large and small - won the coveted sweepstakes awards Sunday at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Awards Gala...

Afternoon Brief, August 8

California's Next Big Wine Region: The Beckstoffers Bet on Red Hills: In the winemaking world the name Beckstoffer is synonymous with quality but it's truly insufficient to simply say "quality" about the grapes that Andy and David Beckstoffer grow - it's rather like saying "nice" about Ferrari or "good" about Krug Champagne...

Afternoon Brief, July 29

Innovative Wine Industry Veteran Phil Hurst Announces Changes at Truett-Hurst, Inc.: Phil Hurst, Co-Founder and President and CEO of Truett-Hurst, Inc., announced today that the VML tasting room and ultra-premium production facility located on Westside Road has been sold by Bill Hambrecht...

Afternoon Brief, July 20

Thieves Take $55,000 in Wine from California Store: The South Bay's oldest wine seller is reeling after thieves broke in and made off $55,000 worth its priciest vintages...

Afternoon Brief June 9

E. & J. Gallo Purchases Wine Brand Orin Swift Cellars: Winemaker Dave Phinney has a knack for making delicious, stylish wines with memorable labels and attractive price points but also for understanding wine's business side...

Afternoon Brief, October 17

Even normal rain won’t end California drought, expert says: California will likely remain in a drought this winter even if most areas receive normal rainfall, according to an expert from the federal Climate Prediction Center...