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Afternoon Brief, April 23

Afternoon Brief, April 23

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fervent Bidding Results in a Record-Breaking Sonoma County Barrel Auction A record-setting $840,700 was raised today, up six percent over the previous year, at the Fourth Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction at MacMurray Estate Vineyards… Today’s News: The Cannabis Impact on Santa Barbara’s Wine Industry The regulated […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 20

Afternoon Brief, April 20

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Brands Must Blend Demand, Margin to Move Upscale, Says O’Neill Vintners & Distillers CEO O’Neill Vintners & Distillers started 14 years ago as a producer of wine and spirits brands and in bulk for retailers and other beverage-alcohol companies… Today’s News: Martin Brown Steps Down as […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 19

Afternoon Brief, April 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Buyer of Napa Valley’s Iconic Heitz Wine Cellars ‘a Breath of Fresh Air’ to Industry One of the top names in Napa Valley luxury-tier wine has changed hands to an East Coast man with major investments in farming and keeping structures comfortable to live in… Today’s News: […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 18

Afternoon Brief, April 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: California’s Nagging Smoke Taint Concerns Will “Californian wildfire smoke” be making it onto the tasting notes of the 2017 vintage?… Today’s News: Trinchero Family Estates CEO: Wine-Marketing Shifts Needed as Grocery Slows, Boomers Gray Trinchero Family Estates grew over its seven decades in Napa Valley to become […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 13

Afternoon Brief, April 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New Study Says Drinking Every Day Can Take Years Off Your Life and the Drinks Industry Is Furious Industry leaders have hit out at new research which claims that drinking an extra glass of wine every day can take years off your life… Today’s News: Southern California’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 11

Afternoon Brief, April 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Analysts See a Significant U.S. Deal Ahead for Treasury Analysts continue to raise expectations that Treasury Wine Estates will soon make a sizeable acquisition in the U.S… Today’s News: Governor Bill Haslam Says He’ll Sign Legislation Allowing Sunday Wine Sales After Senate Passage The Tennessee General Assembly […]

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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, April 9

Afternoon Brief, April 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Battle for Napa Valley’s Future: Proposed Curb on Vineyards Divides County Fifty years ago Monday, Napa County passed an ordinance that has defined the course of its history and, one could argue, determined the history of California wine… Today’s News: At Least One Lodi Wine Shipment to […]

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Afternoon Brief, April 3

Afternoon Brief, April 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Thornhill Wins Wine Brand Infringement Case CustomVine admits to using Turn Key and other brands to sell ‘inferior’ wine… Today’s News: China Finds California Wine Pairs Well with a Trade War Retaliatory tariffs are a blow to exporters increasingly catering to young, newly wealthy Chinese looking for […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 30

Afternoon Brief, March 30

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa, Sonoma Wines Caught in U.S.-China Trade Tiff, but Opportunity Rises As trade talks progress between Washington and Beijing over U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports and floated retaliatory tariffs, California Wine Country is cautiously watching as their wines may soon become much more expensive for consumers there… […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 28

Afternoon Brief, March 28

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Chilean Winemaker Learns Napa Lesson Patricio Celedon may be the only winemaker in the world who went to Napa Valley to learn more about winemaking – and came back determined to pick earlier and make his wines fresher… Today’s News: Ensure Wine Quality and Path to Market […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 27

Afternoon Brief, March 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: TTB Targets Consignment Wine Sales The United States’ three-tier system – which was put in place upon the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 – has long legislated wine sales without seeming to always have a consistent coherent policy… Today’s News: North Coast AVAs Take Center Stage in […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 26

Afternoon Brief, March 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: China’s Tariff on American Wine Will Mean ‘Lost Market Share for Years to Come’ The Wine Institute of California has responded to news of Chinese government’s proposed 15% tariff on American wine, warning that the policy could have a, “significant negative impact on the future growth of […]

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Wine Industry Under Attack in Napa

Wine Industry Under Attack in Napa

To the outside, the escalation of the argument between the proponents of and those against the Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative, better known as Measure C, the initiative to amend the Napa County General Plan and Zoning Code, appears to have reached a red alert level with record speed.

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Afternoon Brief, March 19

Afternoon Brief, March 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Leading Bordeaux Wine Merchant Accused of Massive Fraud Prosecutors allege that Grands Vins de Gironde illegally blended at least 68,000 cases of wine; The trial has roiled Bordeaux just before its annual barrel tastings… Today’s News: U.S. Wine Exports Total $1.53 Billion in 2017 U.S. wine exports, […]

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