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Tag: Lake County

Afternoon Brief, January 21

Afternoon Brief, January 21

US Government Shutdown Hits Wine Hard: The longest partial government shutdown in US history is a buzz-kill. And not just for the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who are missing their paychecks, but for the wine industry, which depends on a network of government entities to approve labels, imports and perform lab analysis…

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Afternoon Brief, January 11

Afternoon Brief, January 11

Napa County Hits The Prisoner Winery with Code Violation Notice: Napa County has told the new The Prisoner winery to stop selling art, stop selling jellies and jams and stop offering food services that the county says are comparable to those found at a restaurant or café…

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Afternoon Brief, December 11

Afternoon Brief, December 11

Holiday Horror Stories from the Land of Retail: When trouble strikes in retail, it’s often during the holidays. The two-week period around Christmas and New Year’s Eve is the biggest time of year for wine sales in the U.S…

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Afternoon Brief, November 14

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Are Napa Valley Growers Smart to Rely so Heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon? : A panel of grape growing pundits held court last week during the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Rootstock trade show on the wisdom of relying so heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon…

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Afternoon Brief, October 15

Afternoon Brief, October 15

Wine Supply Is Hitting a Tipping Point: I’ve been pointing out the slowdown in the growth rate of consumer demand by volume for some time now. We are still growing, but the growth rate is slowing, particularly when looking at volume…

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Afternoon Brief, September 21

Afternoon Brief, September 21

A Clash Between Cotton and Cabernet? : The Texas High Plains has the potential to be a grape grower’s paradise. This plateau near the New Mexico border is now home to nearly 5,000 acres planted to wine grapes…

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Afternoon Brief, September 20

Afternoon Brief, September 20

Large Wineries Are Rejecting Smoke Exposed Lake and Mendocino County Grapes: Large wineries, most notably Constellation Brands and Treasury Wine Estates, are now exercising the option to skip a vintage with many growers. They’ve been rejecting a significant share of the wine grapes they source from…

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Afternoon Brief, August 22

Afternoon Brief, August 22

Napa Wine M&A Market Remains ‘Robust’ Despite Rising Vineyard, Grape Prices: Vineyard values and grape prices continue to hit new highs in Napa County, but the ongoing thirst for prime wines from the region continues to propel acquisitions of brands and properties that can put the Napa name on the bottle …

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Lake County Added to California Wildfire Major Disaster Declaration, Federal Assistance Available to Eligible Individuals, Business Owners

Lake County Added to California Wildfire Major Disaster Declaration, Federal Assistance Available to Eligible Individuals, Business Owners

Sacramento, Calif. — Residents and business owners in Lake County who suffered damage or losses from the recent wildfires can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of Aug. 4, 2018, made at the request of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., now makes federal assistance […]

Lake County Wine Industry Status Update

Lake County Wine Industry Status Update

Limited Impact of the Mendocino Complex Fire to the Wine Region Kelseyville, California – August 16, 2018 – Since August 2, 2018, the active fire perimeter of the Mendocino Complex Fires shifted into remote forest wildlands around 15 to 30 miles north of Lake County vineyards. Additionally, as of Wednesday, August 8, 2018, thousands of […]

Mendocino Complex Fire Status Report: Impact to Lake County Wine Industry, August 2, 2018

Mendocino Complex Fire Status Report: Impact to Lake County Wine Industry, August 2, 2018

Kelseyville, Calif. August 2, 2018 – According to CALFIRE, as of Thursday morning, containment for the Mendocino Complex Fire reached 39 percent. The complex includes two wildland fires, which both began the afternoon of July 27, 2018, in Mendocino County and moved into Lake County. The Ranch Fire has burned 74,890 acres, more than half […]

Afternoon Brief, June 29

Afternoon Brief, June 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: French Police Seize 10 Chinese-Owned Vineyards in Bordeaux French financial police have seized 10 wineries in the Bordeaux area which are owned by Chinese conglomerate Haichang over suspicions of tax fraud… Today’s News: Amazon Expands Wine Delivery Service Working in tandem with its newly acquired brick-and-mortar Whole […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 26

Afternoon Brief, June 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California White Wines Innovate Both Within and Beyond Chardonnay With expansive growing regions and a world-class reputation, California is a force in the global white wine market… Today’s News: Improving the Guest Experience in a Tasting Room Using Artful Display to Control Acoustics A quick search of […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 25

Afternoon Brief, June 25

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine and Weed Go to War in Oregon Pot legalization has pitted a wine farmer against a weed farmer in an ugly, fragrant fight… Today’s News: Mystery Shoppers Visit Alpha Omega Alpha Omega Winery was founded in 2006 by vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett… California Wine’s Sustainability […]

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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Pawnee Fire

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Pawnee Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California to combat the Pawnee Fire burning in Lake County. On June 24, 2018, the State of California submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance Declaration for the […]