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Afternoon Brief, October 16

Afternoon Brief, October 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fires Won’t Destroy California Wine Industry Fires are still burning in northern California as you read this, and people’s homes are still endangered. That said, it’s time to look at what the deadly wildfires will mean for the region’s wine industry, the most important in North America… […]

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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 […]

Ferrari-Carano Mourns the Passing of Founder Don Carano

Ferrari-Carano Mourns the Passing of Founder Don Carano

Mr. Carano Put Family Values and People First in His Casino Businesses and His Remarkable Winery October 4, 2017; (HEALDSBURG, Calif.)—Donald Louis Carano, founder of Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery, Eldorado Resorts Inc., and McDonald, Carano & Wilson, LLC law firm; passed away peacefully on October 3, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home in […]

Wine Impact Study Designed to Impact Policy

Wine Impact Study Designed to Impact Policy

The $220 billion economic impact of the U.S. wine industry revealed in WineAmerica’s recent study has grabbed headlines in the media, but the target audience for the information is much narrower, it’s the lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures across the nation who preside over the arcane and fragmented regulations of the alcohol industry.

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Napa Valley Vintners Statement on Watershed and Oak Woodland Initiative

Napa Valley Vintners Statement on Watershed and Oak Woodland Initiative

Napa, 10/2/2017 – In early September, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announced that its Board of Directors was working with the local Watershed Protection Committee in support of the compromise Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative of 2018. Over the past few weeks, the NVV has received extensive feedback from members of the trade […]

Study Reveals That Wines Sealed with Cork Are Perceived as 15% Better in Quality Than Screwcap

Study Reveals That Wines Sealed with Cork Are Perceived as 15% Better in Quality Than Screwcap

Oxford University-Designed Study Ends Cork vs. Screwcap Debate NEW YORK, September 27, 2017 – The pop of a cork is a celebrated sound across the world, but new research has found that the sound of a cork popping can actually make us think our wine tastes better. The first of its kind, the study was designed by […]

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