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Afternoon Brief, July 16

French ministers' plans to require bigger health warnings on bottles of wine have provoked a furious response from leading chateaux, which say the move would damage 'the soul of France' and turn wine into a 'criminal product'...

Wine Industry Conference to Explore Impact of Cannabis in Central Coast

When Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana on November 8, 2016, there may have been a common assumption among many that pot smokers and...

Finding the Rising Superstars of the Beverage Industry: Wine Enthusiast 40...

The release, the Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemakers, is a one-day event. But the collection of rising superstars in the beverage industry that’s assembled annually encompasses months of conversation before the list is completed and announced. That alone, says executive editor Susan Krostrzewa, produces this ongoing talent search that sharpens the radar of her staff to the diversity of talent that’s bubbling up around them nationally.

First Wine & Weed Symposium Major Success

Wine Industry Network hosts meaningful dialogue between Cannabis & Wine Industry Healdsburg, CA, August 7th, 2017 – The Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted nearly 500...

Afternoon Brief, August 2

Wine & Weed Symposium Offers Pot of Gold Bud break is taking on a whole new meaning in California, where voters legalized the recreational use of cannabis in November. Opportunities form the focus of the Wine & Weed Symposium, which takes place on August 3 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa, California...

Afternoon Brief, July 26

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: U.S. Wine Exports to European Union Fall The major fall in sales to the EU saw US wine...

California’s Cannabis Industry Reinvents the Concept of Appellations

The California cannabis industry is finally getting their first appellations this year, and they have learned a thing or two from the wine industry about how to craft thoughtful appellations. I had the pleasure of interviewing Hezekiah Allen, the executive director of the California Growers Association (CGA), someone who has been advocating for appellations in the cannabis industry for more than a decade.

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.

Afternoon Brief, May 8

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine and Cannabis Common Topics Discussed at August Symposium Growing wine-grapes, and maybe a little something extra on...

Registration Opens for First Wine & Weed Symposium

Wine Industry Network announces session topics for cannabis and wine conversation Healdsburg, CA, May 3rd, 2017 – The Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced that...

Afternoon Brief, April 19

California's First 'Wine & Weed Symposium' Arrives in August California has been a powerful force on the global wine scene for decades. Meanwhile, the state's never been a slouch when it comes to high quality cannabis either...

A Foot in Two Industries: How Wine and Weed Cross-Pollinate

Cannabis has long been grown in the shadows, under the canopies of the Emerald Triangle, while wine grapes were grown in the neighboring counties of Sonoma and Napa in the open, under the warm California sun. Now, cannabis, a plant whose flowers can be worth as much as gold, is beginning to emerge from those shadows and venture into the mainstream. The same can be said for business professionals who are also emerging from other industries, like wine, to embrace the opportunities that the cannabis industry presents. I spoke to two women who have a foot in both wine and weed, starting their careers in the wine industry, and more recently stepping into the cannabis industry, while still maintaining their work with wine.

Afternoon Brief, March 2

Winemaker Opens Up About Sexism: Judging by the volume of emails, Wine-Searcher's recent article on sexism in the wine industry definitely struck a chord, especially with a cross-section of female winemakers in Australia...

Wine & Weed Symposium 2017: Strange Bedfellows or Opportunity Knocking?

Garnering attention from such disparate online news sources such as Forbes, The Emerald Report and Homeschooling Guys, Wine Industry Network’s newest conference, the Wine and Weed Symposium, announced for August, 2017 in Sonoma County, CA, will be the first such pairing of these two industries. One, a tried and true luxury item for millennia, with 170-year old historical roots in California. The other an underground, cash industry coming to the light. How will this match-up work out?

Afternoon Brief, January 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Sonoma County Winegrowers Double Down on Sustainability Goal The Sonoma County Winegrowers trade group will be getting some...