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Afternoon Brief, October 23

Afternoon Brief, October 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa, Sonoma Fires Send Wine Tourists to Paso Robles For five years, Nancy Parrish and her friends have gathered for a girls’ trip to Napa and Sonoma – a time to travel, catch up and drink wine. But this fall, devastating fires whipped through Napa, Sonoma and […]

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North Coast Wine Industry Expo Supports #CAWineStrong

North Coast Wine Industry Expo Supports #CAWineStrong

Wine Industry Network to donate $20 per ticket sold + $1 dollar per attendee of upcoming Expo Healdsburg, CA, October 23rd, 2017 –The Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced that for every ticket purchased for the 6th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), twenty dollars will be donated to #CAWineStrong, a support network […]

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The Synergistic Actions of Enzymes and Tannins in Winemaking

The Synergistic Actions of Enzymes and Tannins in Winemaking

“Not all tannins are the same,” explains Dr. Peter Salamone. “There are fermentation tannins, cellaring tannins, and finishing tannins that all add something different to the wine’s flavor profile and structure. The same can be said for enzymes.” 

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Napa Valley Winemakers Optimistic as Famed Wine Region Begins to Recover

Napa Valley Winemakers Optimistic as Famed Wine Region Begins to Recover

10/18/2017 – Napa, CA – Despite Mother Nature challenging Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Solano and Lake Counties in unimaginable ways, the tragic wildfires of the past 10 days have demonstrated the spirit of strength and resilience of these communities.  Across the North Coast region, more than 40 lives were lost, thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed […]

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Top 10 Challenges that Keep Wine Executives Up at Night

Top 10 Challenges that Keep Wine Executives Up at Night

The rewards and challenges of growing, making, and selling wine can be numerous for grape growers, winery owners, and executives.

California’s Regional Wine Associations Unite

California’s Regional Wine Associations Unite

Statewide Fundraising Effort to Benefit Wine Regions Impacted by the Devastating Northern California Wildfires California – In the wake of the devastating wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties, participating wineries and other wine loving businesses throughout California are donating a portion of their proceeds during the month of October to support those affected by […]

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E. & J. Gallo Winery Will Contribute $1 Million to fire Recovery Effort and Will Match Employee Donation Two-for-One

E. & J. Gallo Winery Will Contribute $1 Million to fire Recovery Effort and Will Match Employee Donation Two-for-One

MODESTO, Calif.  (October 13, 2017) – Joseph E. Gallo, chief executive officer of the E. & J. Gallo Winery, announced today that the family-owned company is donating $1 million to aid the fire recovery effort. The money will be divided among the American Red Cross California Wildfires Relief Fund, the Community Foundation of Sonoma and the […]

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Sonoma County Residents May Register for Disaster Assistance

Sonoma County Residents May Register for Disaster Assistance

Sacramento—Residents of Sonoma County who suffered damage or losses from the devastating fires that began October 8, 2017 and continue to burn, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), if they are able to do so. The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of October 9, 2017 now makes […]

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Mendocino County Redwood Complex Fire Impacts on Vineyards

Mendocino County Redwood Complex Fire Impacts on Vineyards

Northern California is experiencing unprecedented massive wildfires, and the Redwood Complex Fire has devastated areas of Mendocino County since it started in the middle of the night Sunday, October 8, 2017. Mendocino County is a large county with approximately 550 individual vineyard properties totaling 18,000 acres. The fire has affected a relatively small portion of […]

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Statement from Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers:

Statement from Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers:

“Today, the fires continue to burn out of control, power and cell service is spotty and access around Sonoma County is still highly restricted.  With more than 90% of the winegrape harvest completed in Sonoma County, many growers in safe zones are heading out today to begin picking the remainder of their crops provided they […]

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Paso Robles Wine Country Rallies to Help Victims of North Coast Fires

Paso Robles Wine Country Rallies to Help Victims of North Coast Fires

Wineries Will Donate $1 Per Bottle Sold Through the Month of October Paso Robles, CA (October 11, 2017) In the wake of the devastating wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties, participating wineries in Paso Robles are donating $1 per bottle of wine sold through the end of October to a charity helping those affected. […]

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Wine Community Rallies to Provide Aid and Resources to Fire Victims

Wine Community Rallies to Provide Aid and Resources to Fire Victims

Wine Industry Organizations Throughout California Form Support Network to Assist Vintners in Three Counties; Leaders Call for National Support SANTA ROSA, Calif. (October 11, 2017)—Wine industry leaders have formed a support network to provide immediate assistance and long-term aid to victims of the fires ravaging Northern California and are calling on the national wine community […]

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Terrible Week (and It’s Only Just Started)

Terrible Week (and It’s Only Just Started)

Nature has a way shaking us up when we least expect it. Strong winds whipped up huge fires in Napa and Sonoma counties on Sunday night, which led to unthinkable devastation in the early hours of Monday morning and on through the day. Many people were evacuated (I was just outside the evacuation area), So many […]

Statement on Wildfires from Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers:

Statement on Wildfires from Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers:

“It has been a devastating fire.  At this time, we are still assessing the specific damage to Sonoma County vineyards as well as to our communities and neighbors.  Reports of fire damage to wineries, businesses and homes continues to grow.  While 90% of the winegrapes have been harvested, there were still grapes in the vineyards […]

Napa Valley Vintners Advocates for Better Access to Canadian Market

Napa Valley Vintners Advocates for Better Access to Canadian Market

10/6/2017 – St. Helena, CA—As part of an ongoing effort to improve trade relations with Canada, members and staff of the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), along with a representative of the California Wine Institute, met this week in Ottawa with Canadian trade officials and members of the Canadian Parliament. Discussions focused on changes to Canadian laws […]