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Afternoon Brief, August 30

Afternoon Brief, August 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Digging Deeper in Pay-for-Play Scandal In going through the 2014 Pennsylvania Ethics Commission report that sparked a federal investigation, I got a greater sense of how big spirits companies cooperate, rather than compete, to freeze out smaller competitors… Today’s News: Denise Gardner: Consumers Becoming More Accepting of […]

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2017 Wine Grape Harvest Begins in Monterey County

2017 Wine Grape Harvest Begins in Monterey County

Good Sized Clusters, Average Sized Yield Monterey County, August 28, 2017 – Three weeks after the initial harvest for sparkling wine grapes, the harvest for still wine grapes has begun in Monterey County. “Growers look forward to this time of the year with great anticipation, “shared Kim Stemler, Executive Director of the Monterey County Vintners […]

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, November 1

Afternoon Brief, November 1

Winery Association Leaders Converge in Washington, D.C. for Inaugural Conference: “You can’t find a successful wine region that doesn’t have a strong winery association tied to it.” So proclaims George Christie, President of the Wine Industry Network and primary organizer of the Wine Association Leadership Conference that’s taking place in conjunction with USBevX 2017, this coming February 22-24 in Washington, DC…

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Explore Monterey County on a California Wines Road Trip

Explore Monterey County on a California Wines Road Trip

Wine Institute Series Offers Tips on How to Sip, Stay and Play in Wine Country SAN FRANCISCO—California’s dozens of scenic wine regions offer a wide variety of experiences and wines to enjoy. To help visitors explore them all, Wine Institute’s California Wines Road Trip series highlights a different region each month. For November, take a […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 24

Afternoon Brief, August 24

Deeper Irrigation Method Showing Promise for Vineyards: A new subsurface irrigation system is showing promise for slashing water usage in vineyards…

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Santa Lucia Highlands Begins 2016 Harvest

Santa Lucia Highlands Begins 2016 Harvest

S.L.H. Sparkling Wine Producers Kick-Off Crush With “High Expectations” For The Vintage.   Monterey County, CA:  The 2016 wine grape harvest in the Santa Lucia Highlands is under way, with artisan sparkling wine producers picking Pinot Noir off various S.L.H. vineyards for their méthode Champenoise – style releases. Unofficially, the first Highlands’ grapes for the […]

Vineyards in Salinas Valley Unaffected by Soberanes Fire

Vineyards in Salinas Valley Unaffected by Soberanes Fire

August 4, 2016, Salinas Valley, CA — As the proprietor of Monterey Pacific Inc., Steve McIntyre farms more than 12,000 acres of vineyards in Monterey County — roughly 20% of the region’s total acreage. In the Santa Lucia Highlands, Steve has personally farmed or planted more than 25% of the entire AVA. Steve also owns […]

Santa Lucia Highlands Anticipates Low Yields, High Quality for 2016 Harvest

Santa Lucia Highlands Anticipates Low Yields, High Quality for 2016 Harvest

S.L.H. Winegrowers Expect Pinot Noir Crush to Begin First Week of September. Smoke From Big Sur Fire Not An Issue. Monterey County, CA:  The 2016 wine grape harvest in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation is likely to begin in about four weeks. Early reports from the vineyards indicate another high quality, smaller than normal Pinot […]

Afternoon Brief, August 1

Afternoon Brief, August 1

Unfair Competition in the Wine Industry: California counties are increasingly using California’s Unfair Competition Law to bring government enforcement actions against local businesses for myriad reasons…

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Afternoon Brief, July 29

Afternoon Brief, July 29

Innovative Wine Industry Veteran Phil Hurst Announces Changes at Truett-Hurst, Inc.: Phil Hurst, Co-Founder and President and CEO of Truett-Hurst, Inc., announced today that the VML tasting room and ultra-premium production facility located on Westside Road has been sold by Bill Hambrecht…

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Afternoon Brief, July 28

Afternoon Brief, July 28

Vineyard Destroyed by Fire, Others Threatened by Smoke: The Soberanes Fire that grew to more than 23,000 acres near Big Sur today already has claimed one vineyard and is threatening the 2016 vintage in parts of Monterey County…

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Afternoon Brief, October 7

Afternoon Brief, October 7

Napa Valley Vintners Answers Top Five Questions Regarding the 2015 Vintage: Winemakers are giving high praise for the quality of this years Napa Valley wine grape harvest, according to the Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association…

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Monterey County Harvest Off to Early Start

Monterey County Harvest Off to Early Start

(Monterey, CA) August 21, 2015 – After several years of bumper crops, the 2015 wine grape harvest in Monterey County is moving about 2 weeks early and may be anywhere from 20% – 40% smaller than past large vintages. Unusual weather patterns and ongoing effects of the drought are mostly to blame. However, smaller crop […]

Monterey Wine Industry Moves Forward: Labeling Law Signed By Governor

Monterey Wine Industry Moves Forward: Labeling Law Signed By Governor

August 11, 2015 (Monterey, CA) – Assembly Bill 394 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), requires that Monterey County wines are labeled to identify the region where they are produced. MCVGA Board President Scott Caraccioli shared, “Monterey County is one of the premier wine regions […]