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Afternoon Brief, October 30

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Constellation Brands to Acquire 9.9% Stake in Marijuana Company Canopy Growth for $245M Alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc. is making a foray into marijuana, a precedent-setting move for an industry that has mostly stayed on the sidelines during the cannabis boom… Today’s News: 3rd Annual US Wine […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 5

Afternoon Brief, October 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Judge Upholds $2.6M Fine Against U.S. Wholesaler A Massachusetts judge has upheld a decision to impose a $2.6 million fine against US wholesaler Craft Beer Guild after it was found to have made “pay to play” payments to distributors in the Boston area… Today’s News: Sonoma Tasting […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 9

Afternoon Brief, August 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Investigation Continues into Large Mount Veeder Winery Wastewater Spill State investigators are still looking for the cause of a Mount Veeder winery treatment pond breach that sent perhaps 850,000 gallons of wastewater spilling toward Redwood Creek… Today’s News: University of California Researcher Is Working to Make Virtual […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 29

Afternoon Brief, June 29

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Executive Charles Banks Sentenced to Four Years for Fraud Wine executive Charles Banks was sentenced to four years in federal prison yesterday for defrauding retired NBA star Tim Duncan of millions of dollars … Today’s News: Constellation Brands Revenue Rises Three Percent on Beer Boost Despite […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 14

Afternoon Brief, June 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Restaurant Tables May Have Turned for Small Family Run Wineries According to Nation’s Restaurant News, for chain restaurants May 2017 was disappointing. Traffic increased 0.2% from April but sales fell 0.1%… Today’s News: New Survey Highlights the Valuable Contributions of Local Winegrape Growers to Sonoma County A […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 26

Afternoon Brief, April 26

Napa County: Wine Business Dominates Large Real Estate Deals
A number of the most significant commercial real estate deals in the county in the past 12 months have been at large industrial properties…

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Afternoon Brief, January 23

Afternoon Brief, January 23

Walt Ranch Approvals Head to Court: A judge will have the final word in Napa County’s multi-year Walt Ranch hillside vineyard development battle…

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Afternoon Brief, January 9

Afternoon Brief, January 9

Russian River Rising, More Rain on the Way: A driver in a Hummer became trapped in flood waters on a rural road west of Santa Rosa early Monday afternoon, generating a large emergency response including the Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter, a swift-water rescue team and a boat of firefighters…

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Afternoon Brief, December 20

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Tasting Room Trends: 2016 Review & 2017 Forecasts: As we looked at the data by annual taster range, we found the highest club conversion is in the 1-6K taster range. In the 10-16K taster range, taster count is up overall, but everything else is down…

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Afternoon Brief, December 5

Afternoon Brief, December 5

Korbel’s Gary Heck Recognized for Lifetime Achievement at Wine Industry Awards: The Heck family has been helm of the 134-year-old Korbel wine brand for six decades. Gary Heck for four of those decades has been carrying on the Korbel brothers’ legacy of making fine Champagne-method bubbly in the U.S…

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Afternoon Brief, November 7

Afternoon Brief, November 7

Settlement Expected in Case Alleging Men Hired Prostitutes for Cruise Aboard USS Alpha Omega: A former Napa Valley winery employee alleges that in August 2015 she was assigned to work on a company yacht where men had sex with call girls while the group cruised the San Francisco Bay, according to court records…

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Afternoon Brief, October 20

Afternoon Brief, October 20

Global Wine Production Expected to Fall by 5% Due to ‘Climatic Events’: Global wine production is expected to fall by 5% in 2016 because of “climatic events” causing steep drops in production in most of the southern hemisphere, particularly Chile and Argentina…

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Afternoon Brief, August 10

Afternoon Brief, August 10

Prospects of a Light Crop Strengthen Prices for California’s 2016 Wine Grapes: Judging by early results from the unusually early start to this year’s harvest, California’s 2016 wine grape production could total no higher than average, if that much, reports Jeff Bitter, vice president of operations for Allied Grape Growers cooperative…

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Afternoon Brief, June 30

Afternoon Brief, June 30

Inside the Mind of a Sommelier: Coming up with one of those enormous mega wine lists that typify the high-end dining experience seems a daunting task…

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Afternoon Brief June 15

Afternoon Brief June 15

Her Side of the Story: Notes from Women Winemakers of Napa: Having many years in the wine industry, and settled into their high-profile work in the Napa Valley, these women comment on being a woman in the industry, and why gender isn’t the defining factor…

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