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11/21/14

Growers in the San Joaquin Valley saw grape prices and winery demand plummet this past harvest, with some growers receiving offers of as little as $200 per ton on the spot market.

11/21/14

Casual dining traffic remained positive for the 4th month in a row +0.1 percent, which likely is benefitting from the extra discretionary spending available due to lower gas prices.

11/21/14

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday pulled the plug on secret, high-stakes negotiations over a water bill for her drought-plagued state, saying she and fellow lawmakers will try again next year

11/21/14

Economists Say Several Million Will Seek New Jobs, Higher Pay

11/21/14

New USDA funding round focused on sustainability, food safety.

11/21/14

USDAThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $173 million in fiscal year 2015 funding for the Market Access Program and $26.7 million for the Foreign Market Development Program to more than 60 organizations

11/21/14

"The Market Access and Foreign Market Development Programs help agricultural organizations representing thousands of producers and businesses open and grow markets for American products around the world."

11/21/14

"If the S.L.A. ultimately rules against us, we will see them back in court."

11/21/14

In Yountville, it seems that only winery dwarves are permitted to get in the way of how Napa Valley looks

11/21/14

A small winery near Angwin can expand production and add tours and tasting events, though some people are voicing concerns about traffic and water.

11/21/14

The Shasta County Planning Division is currently in the process of revising the "Winery Development Standards" section of the Zoning Plan. With the local winery business growing by leaps and bounds, local viticulturists found the current standards "difficult to understand and cumbersome to navigate," Director of Resource Management Rick Simon wrote in his report to the Board of Supervisors who considered the matter at their meeting on Nov. 4, 2014.

11/21/14

A Lodi, California pinotage, a late harvest muscat canelli made in Wisconsin, and Finger Lakes riesling were among the top winners honored at the 2014 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition held early November at the Embassy Suites in Concord, N.C.

11/21/14

If you want the history of Carlton's wine boom in a nutshell, just look at Jay McDonald's resume

11/21/14

The food-and-beverage extravaganza expands each year, with the 2015 edition adding an extra event called POP! Seafood & Bubbles.

11/21/14

A high-speed rail link across northern Italy threatens vineyards.

11/21/14

W. Blake Gray asks whether the Stephen Tanzer-Antonio Galloni alliance could end up dethroning Robert Parker.

11/21/14

One of Willamette Valley's founding wineries is admired for its authentic and sincere wines.

11/21/14

The president says his executive action will protect 250,000 farmworkers from deportation.

11/21/14

Plans for a new Cote d'Or appellation that would have stricter production rules than the basic Burgundy AOC is threatening to cause a rift between winemakers and negociants.

11/21/14

From a "budget-friendly Syrah" and $60 Californian "grand cru-level" Chardonnay to a $360 Burgundy grand cru, this week's roundup features a wine to suit all tastes and wallets.

11/21/14

The 18 to 34 year-old age group is partial to sweeter wines, with 44% of wine buyers believing they're better quality than drier ones, but few UK brands have "attacked this space", says Mintel.

11/21/14

President Barack Obama 's move to potentially offer legal-worker status to several million undocumented immigrants will send unpredictable ripples through the U.S. economy, prompting many to seek higher-paying jobs and heightening competition for positions in a number of sectors, economists say.

11/21/14

Arthur Goldman, the Philadelphia-area lawyer charged with illegally reselling wine, said 2,447 bottles seized and slated to be disposed of by Pennsylvania state police were just for him and his wife.

11/21/14

The good news: Fine weather in September helped diligent producers harvest a smaller, but healthy crop.

11/21/14

A small Sonoma Coast grower takes on the Carneros sparkling wine house over two trademarked vineyards with similar names

11/21/14

The Company generated a profit in Q2 2015 of $116,320, a substantial improvement from the Q2 2014 loss of $2,431,770. Sales for Q2 2015 were $5,863,300 compared to $5,255,155 for Q2 2014, representing an increase of 11.6%.

11/21/14

While the Wisconsin wine industry has seen explosive growth over the past decade, local vintners have had problems getting their wines into restaurants. But that could all be changing.

11/21/14

Sonoma County planning officials are poised to take unprecedented action Thursday against Bella Vineyards, halting all events and wine-cave tasting at the embattled Healdsburg-area winery after officials accused its owners of operating outside of county zoning rules for more than a decade.

11/21/14

Soon after China and Australia sign their free trade agreement, Australian wine, which will get preferential treatment and potentially even zero tariffs from China, will likely see explosive growth and may even replace France as the top exporter of wine importer to China, the Shanghai-based China Business News reports, citing Cong Riguang, general manager of the Shenzhen Wine Association.

11/21/14

Empire Wine "will continue to fight" the New York State Liquor Authority after its lawsuit against the agency was dismissed by the State Supreme Court on Thursday, a spokesman for the company said in an email to Capital.

11/21/14

The Paris-based company may attract bids from private-equity firms and other liquor makers, the people said

11/21/14

Wine seized in raids will be poured away after judge ruled there was suspicion excise duty was unpaid

11/21/14

Wine Vision 2014 brought together the glitterati of the wine world - including the likes of Mo√ęt-Hennessy Estates and Wine president and CEO - Jean-Guillaume Prats - to discuss issues including the future for premium wine, retailer and supplier relations and branding innovation, with a focus on defying established concepts. Take a sneak peak at the action!

11/21/14

"When I interviewed winemakers about other possible causes I was surprised to hear them say that the very bottle a wine goes into might be flawed-not thoroughly clean, perhaps with a spec of dust."

11/21/14

1 in 3 adults drinks excessively ...