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Afternoon Brief, March 1

Gallo to Pay Civil Penalty, Make Safety Improvements to Winery: In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, E.&.J. Gallo Winery will pay a $58,000 civil penalty and make improvements to address the risk of chemical accidents at its wine production facility in Fresno ...

Afternoon Brief, January 4

Constellation’s $3 Billion Wine Sale: What’s on the Block: Last fall, multiple reports surfaced that Constellation Brands is exploring a selloff of several wine labels among them Clos du Bois, Cooks, Arbor Mist, and Mark West as it looks to continue premiumizing its portfolio in line with market trends ...

Afternoon Brief, December 11

Holiday Horror Stories from the Land of Retail: When trouble strikes in retail, it's often during the holidays. The two-week period around Christmas and New Year's Eve is the biggest time of year for wine sales in the U.S...

Afternoon Brief, November 19

Harvard Spent $100 Million on Vineyards. Now It's Fighting with the Neighbors: Four years ago, Harvard University bought an old cattle ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. On an arid expanse north of Santa Barbara, California, the schools endowment set out to make money from a notoriously tricky business: vineyards ...

Afternoon Brief, August 21

California Gold Goes Global: According to Liv-ex, the wider world is waking up to California ...

Afternoon Brief, August 10, 2018

Napa Keeps a Wary Eye on Monster Fire: Growers keep their fingers crossed as fire devastates vast tracts of northern California ...

Afternoon Brief, July 24

France’s AXA Millésimes Buys Outpost Winery in Napa Valley AXA Millésimes, the wine division of the French insurance giant, is expanding to California. The company, which owns wineries in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Portugal and Hungary, is purchasing Outpost, a winery on Napa Valley's Howell Mountain, from Kathy and Frank Dotzler...

Afternoon Brief, July 9

Millions of Bottles of Spanish Rosé Sold as French: French authorities have uncovered millions of bottles of rosé imported in bulk from Spain being passed off as French, with at least one producer facing prison and fines of up to 300,000...

Afternoon Brief, June 6

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Measure C Vote Split on Napa County Vineyards Votes in favor of limits on Napa County vineyard development...

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...

Afternoon Brief, March 13

The Nexus Linking IBM, California Wine, and Climate Modeling This month, IBM announced the creation of a cloud-based geospatial information and analytics service. Its designed to help people analyze big data sets comprising information such as satellite images, climate models, and tweets, or more localized data like feeds from IoT sensors...

Afternoon Brief, March 12

40 Wines That Changed the Way We Drink Some wines are good, some are bad, and some are significant. Here are 40 that made a difference...

Afternoon Brief, February 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silicon Valley Bank Predicts the US Wine Industry Is at the Tail End of a 20-Year Growth...

Afternoon Brief, January 16

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Sales Gain 2% on Slow and Steady Growth U.S. wine sales posted slower growth in 2017 than...

Afternoon Brief, January 12

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Silicon Valley Bank Wine Business Forecast Warns of Slowing Sales Growth Sales of premium wine will continue to...