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Afternoon Brief, October 17

Afternoon Brief, October 17

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Insurance Payouts May Not Cover All Wildfire Damage for California Wineries Wineries damaged by wildfires tearing through Northern California are starting insurance claims, and at least some of the smaller vintners are likely to find limits in their policies mean payouts fall short of rebuilding costs… Wine […]

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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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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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“Impressive Breakthrough for Mendocino County”

“Impressive Breakthrough for Mendocino County”

39th Annual Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition Awards Friday, August 4th — The Mendocino wine community gathered this past Friday to celebrate the results of the 39th Annual Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition, one of the longest continuous running regional wine competitions in California.  This year, there were 249 wine entries from 46 wineries.  A record number […]

Afternoon Brief, July 13

Afternoon Brief, July 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Bordeaux’s Most Expensive Wines It’s not often “Bordeaux” crops up in the same sentence as “bargain” – especially in an article about expensive wines – but there is a case to be made that, when it comes to value … Today’s News: Americo Amorim, Thought to Be […]

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Details Announced Around Winesong, Mendocino’s Premier Food and Wine Event & Charity Auction, Sept. 8-9, 2017

Details Announced Around Winesong, Mendocino’s Premier Food and Wine Event & Charity Auction, Sept. 8-9, 2017

Nils Venge of Saddleback Cellars Named 2017 Honored Vintner; Wine Writer Dan Berger & Photographer George Rose Honored as Auction Chairs; Rebecca Johnson Named 2017 Artist of the Year FORT BRAGG, CA – (April 26, 2017) – Tickets are now on sale for the 33rd Annual Winesong event — a spectacular weekend of award winning […]

Mendocino Winegrowers Hosts Economic Summit

Mendocino Winegrowers Hosts Economic Summit

“What You Need to Know to Drive Success in 2017 and Beyond” Thursday, May 11, 207, at Ukiah Valley Conference Center MWI is bringing together some of the sharpest talents in the wine industry to share their thoughts on the Mendocino region and present ways in which our winegrowers can become even more competitive in […]

Afternoon Brief, March 6

Afternoon Brief, March 6

Wine Distribution Alternatives Won’t Produce Tears for the Three Tier System: According to a Wines & Vines article, in 1995 the number of alcohol distributors in the U.S. was greater than the number of wineries: 3,000 to 1,800. That kind of competitive choice must have been really good for wineries, but a lot of wine must also have been imported…

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Afternoon Brief, February 6

Afternoon Brief, February 6

Beer Is the Drink of Choice Among Americans, with Wine Moving Up in the Ranks: Beer had edged out wine as US adults (21 years and older) drink of choice, according to a survey by The Harris Poll that included responses from 2,148 people in late January 2017…

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Afternoon Brief, November 29

Afternoon Brief, November 29

The Immigrants Who Help Make Your Wine Are Afraid of Trump: On election night in Napa Valley, Enrique Ayón was glued to the TV. Ayón, a Mexican citizen who’s worked in the wine industry for 20 years, was sure Clinton would win – she had experience, and he couldn’t imagine voters would support Trump after the way he had insulted Mexicans and women, among others…

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Afternoon Brief, October 25

Afternoon Brief, October 25

Delicato Family Vineyards Announce Bota Box Grows to 4 Million Cases: Delicato Family Vineyards announced today that Bota Box, the consumer-favorite eco-friendly wine producer of premium 3 and 1.5 liter bag-in-box and 500ml Tetra Pak wines, has reached another pivotal benchmark for the family-owned winery, by reaching 4 million cases in sales…

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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

Charles Smith Reshapes Washington Wine Industry: When Charles Smith makes a move, the earth moves. On Monday, a big “crack” was heard throughout the Washington wine industry when it was announced that Smith had sold his eponymous wine brand to mega-giant Constellation Brands for a reported $120 million…

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Afternoon Brief, August 9

Afternoon Brief, August 9

Williams Selyem Acquires 121 Year-Old Russian River Valley Zinfandel Vineyard: Williams Selyem Winery, a producer of iconic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel for 35 years, announced today it has purchased the historic Saitone Vineyard located on Olivet Road in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley…

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Auction Lots Announced for 2016 Winesong, Mendocino’s Premier Charity Auction and Food & Wine Event

Auction Lots Announced for 2016 Winesong, Mendocino’s Premier Charity Auction and Food & Wine Event

** Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th on the Mendocino Coast ** FORT BRAGG, CA – (August 9, 2016) – The 32nd Annual Winesong event, a spectacular weekend of award-winning wine, fabulous food, fine art, music, merriment, and charitable giving held on the Mendocino Coast, will take place next month, and event organizers are pleased […]

Afternoon Brief, August 8

Afternoon Brief, August 8

California’s Next Big Wine Region: The Beckstoffers Bet on Red Hills: In the winemaking world the name Beckstoffer is synonymous with quality but it’s truly insufficient to simply say “quality” about the grapes that Andy and David Beckstoffer grow – it’s rather like saying “nice” about Ferrari or “good” about Krug Champagne…

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