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Tag: Santa Rosa

Afternoon Brief, February 27

Afternoon Brief, February 27

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Paradise Ridge Winery Faces Rebuild Challenges After Santa Rosa Fire If plans work out, visitors could start returning to Paradise Ridge Winery’s vineyard and sculpture garden in north Santa Rosa in coming months, but it likely will take longer than that for the return of the tasting […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 10

Afternoon Brief, January 10

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Defender of the Consumer Palate and Your Right to Choose Tim Hanni, one of two resident Americans to receive the title Master of Wine and well-known industry myth-buster, would like the wine industry to stop foisting untruths upon an unsuspecting public… Today’s […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 13

Afternoon Brief, December 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Protecting Vineyards in Fire-Ravaged Areas Some of the blackened hills of the North Bay are sporting a light covering of green as new grasses push from the soil following November rains… Today’s News: Wine & Weed Terpene Pairings Steal the Show at ‘Crab and Cannabis Fête’ Cannabis […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 8

Afternoon Brief, December 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Winemakers Worry as Wildfires Rage in Southern California Hurricane-force winds and bone-dry conditions are spreading wildfires across Southern California, burning more than 100,000 acres so far, primarily in Ventura County, but also in Los Angeles and San Diego counties… Today’s News: Petaluma Gap Breaks DC Logjam Trapped […]

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Terrible Week (and It’s Only Just Started)

Terrible Week (and It’s Only Just Started)

Nature has a way shaking us up when we least expect it. Strong winds whipped up huge fires in Napa and Sonoma counties on Sunday night, which led to unthinkable devastation in the early hours of Monday morning and on through the day. Many people were evacuated (I was just outside the evacuation area), So many […]

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 9

Afternoon Brief, June 9

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Santa Rosa’s Vintage Wine Estates Expanding to Oregon Santa Rosa-based Vintage Wine Estate on Thursday, June 8, said it inked a deal to buy its first Oregon fine-wine brand, Firesteed Cellars… Today’s News: CAWG Announces 2017 Awards of Excellence Recipients The California Association of Winegrape Growers has […]

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Allies or Adversaries: The Wine & Weed Debate

Allies or Adversaries: The Wine & Weed Debate

Do you think that pot will take a huge bite out of wine sales or is this just a tempest in a teapot? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on which state you’re in, literally and figuratively.

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Afternoon Brief, January 3

Afternoon Brief, January 3

Napa’s Waugh Family Wines Sues Bronco Wine Co. for ‘Six Degrees’ Trademark Separation: Napa-based Waugh Family Wines on Friday said it has sued Bronco Wine Co., which has a large south Napa Valley bottling operation, claiming trademark infringement on Waugh’s Six Degrees Wine brand…

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Afternoon Brief, December 15

Afternoon Brief, December 15

Winery Social Media Software VinTank Returns Under Avero Ownership: Five months since the shuttering of a Napa Valley-based VinTank software service that helped pioneer winery social media management, it’s back under new ownership, a New York-based company that helps thousands of restaurants nationwide manage operations…

By December 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, December 2

Afternoon Brief, December 2

Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 Named Wine Spectator’s #1 Wine of the Year: Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, today announced Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 as the 2016 Wine of the Year…

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Afternoon Brief, November 28

Afternoon Brief, November 28

Free Flow Wines Sparkles with Innovation on Tap and Beyond the Keg: Free Flow Wines saw the rising popularity of sparkling wines and the category’s particular challenges for delivering an optimal by the glass experience as an opportunity to expand the portfolio of services they offer, and their innovative work to create a sparkling keg program for wineries was recognized with a 2016 WINnovation Award…

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Afternoon Brief, November 18

Afternoon Brief, November 18

Sonoma’s ‘Worst Road’ Gets a Winery: It took a four-and-a-half-hour meeting, over 20 public speakers and sometimes testy exchanges between county officials, but on Tuesday the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the final EIR for Belden Barns, the proposed 55-acre winery and creamery at 5561 Sonoma Mountain Road…

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Afternoon Brief, November 15

Afternoon Brief, November 15

Opportunity Knocks: Challenges for Winery Associations: Regardless of the size of a winegrowing region or the number of wineries or vineyards in it, the biggest challenge is continuing to attract visitors in an ever-evolving marketplace…

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Afternoon Brief, November 11

Afternoon Brief, November 11

This Algorithm’s Taste in Wine Is Better Than Yours: So, you want to buy a bottle of wine. You sort of know what you like-bold reds, crisp whites-but not much more than the names of a few grapes…

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