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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, October 11

Afternoon Brief, October 11

Who Leaked the Somms’ Wine List? – This year’s Master Sommelier Diploma Examination taste test has been controversially struck down amid suspicions of cheating by one of the Master Sommeliers overseeing the examination

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Afternoon Brief, April 10

Afternoon Brief, April 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Growers Sue Napa Winery for Rejecting Grapes Allegedly Tainted by Smoke A Calistoga couple has filed suit against a Napa Valley winemaker for refusing the pair’s Cabernet Sauvignon last fall because of alleged smoke taint from the October fires, according to court records… Today’s News: Walmart Wins […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 5

Afternoon Brief, March 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Two ‘Second Acts’ in the Napa Valley Wine Industry: The Araujo and Krupp Families Napa Valley has changed. Just ask the Araujos and the Krupps. The two families, whose names are today fixtures in the world of Napa wine, are starting over… Today’s News: Shaping a New, […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 21

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa’s Colgin Cellars Sells Majority Stake to French Luxury Titan LVMH Colgin owners Ann Colgin and her husband, Joe Wender, have agreed to sell 60 percent of their Napa Valley winery to French luxury conglomerate LVMH… Today’s News: The Pros and Cons of Shelf Talkers Retailers discuss […]

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Afternoon Brief, October 10

Afternoon Brief, October 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Sonoma and Napa Wineries Hit Hard by Wine Country Fires As massive fires continued to burn in the epicenter of the U.S. wine industry Monday, Napa and Sonoma vintners braced to confront the long-term consequences of a disastrous event that could affect the supply of grapes, the […]

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Afternoon Brief, July 7

Afternoon Brief, July 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Are Hand-Picked Grapes Better Than Machine-Harvested? Marketers love to affix the word “hand” to imply artisan craftmanship behind products. From “hand-tossed pizza” and “hand-breaded chicken nuggets” to “handmade spirits,” the word has been diluted to near worthlessness … Today’s News: California Winegrowers Applaud $5 Million to Battle […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 26

Afternoon Brief, June 26

Breakthrough Napa Valley Conference Debuts in November:
ROOTSTOCK, a revolutionary conference designed for top quality grapegrowers, vineyard and winery owners, and winemakers worldwide, debuts November 13 at the Napa Expo Fairgrounds…