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09/29/14

"There's opportunities for inorganic changes within our organization," Clarke said on today's call. The moves could be "a combination of acquisitions and potentially other structures -- could be divestiture, could be an alliance with somebody."

09/29/14

The first system of the fall was impressive for some with near record or record rainfall amounts for Northern California, Southern Oregon into the Willamette Valley and along the Cascades. The system is slow to move out and will spin some unsettled weather over the whole region for the next 24 hours or so. Spotty chance of precipitation from the Bay Area northward with the probability increasing from the central Oregon coast to the Puget Sound area.

09/29/14

Despite being a largely arid region with harsh, cold winters, the autonomous region of Ningxia is naturally suited to wine makin

09/29/14

" ... it's basically a popular Spanish drink called Calimocho that the New York Times described as "favored by Spanish youth looking for a sweet, cheap buzz."

09/29/14

Wineries in transition from founder to children can be rife with highly emotional, charged conflict that can threaten to rip the family apart and wreck years of business cultivation. When the owners of a mid-sized winery decide to retire, what should they do?

09/29/14

Wineries can still apply for insurance from federal Export-Import bank for foreign wine deals

09/29/14

Ernie Loosen, owner of Dr. Loosen and Villa Wolf, talks to Katherine Cole about the joy of Riesling and hiking in the Pacific Northwest.

09/29/14

It's harvest time in the Napa Valley, and the ground is rumbling with trucks and trailers of all sizes hauling ripe fruit to wineries up and down the valley.

09/29/14

A club at which guests are breathalysed on the door and where no alcoholic beverages are sold has launched in Stockholm.

09/29/14

Swaggering sommeliers, intrepid importers, sophisticated consumers-why even French Champagne producers agree New York is the greatest town for grape

09/29/14

A new study finally settled the worldwide debate between red wine and white wine -- and it looks like red has come out on top. According to data collected by Naked Wines, an online wine store, all but three states in the U.S. prefer red to white.

09/29/14

Shares in Treasury Wine Estates have plunged by more than 14 per cent on news that talks have ended with two separate private equity suitors that had made indicative takeover offers worth $3.4 billion.

09/29/14

Two private equity firms launched formal bids for Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) earlier today, according to Australian press reports.

09/29/14

The sweepstakes white is the Selby 2013 Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc at $15; the sweepstakes red is the Balletto 2013 Russian River Valley Estate Pinot Noir at $42; and the sweepstakes specialty wine is the Windsor Vineyards N.V. Sonoma County Blanc de Blanc at $32.

09/29/14

That local liquor from the distillery down the road might not be so local. Chances are the brown liquor comes from industrial factories in Indiana, Kentucky or Tennessee and the vodka comes from large ethanol producers.

09/29/14

"The state-owned companies created the wine industry in China. They wanted a Lafite. Not a pink wine,

09/29/14

Millennials are driving the diversity of wine on the shelf and on the menu ...

09/29/14

"Our Kirkland Signature Pinot Grigio is doing extremely well. We're also still doing great with the rosé and Prosecco categories. The most successful imports are from the Rhône, Spain, Argentina and Bordeaux ... "

09/29/14

Poor company culture is to blame for improper practices at the supermarket giant, it is claimed

09/29/14

Part of the ritual of wine drinking is opening the bottle, teasing the cork from the bottle and pouring that wine into a crystal glass. That's no longer the default, though. First, they came out with fake corks, then screw cap bottles - and, sacre bleu, now some serious restaurants are dispensing wines from kegs.

09/29/14

Envolve Winery will host its 3rd Annual "Real Men Drink Pink" event on October 10, the flagship event of its October fundraising campaign supporting breast cancer awareness. During the month of October, Envolve supports National Breast Cancer Awareness by donating $5 of every purchased bottle of Envolve Rosé and Brut Rosé Sparking Wine and 50% of each event ticket sold to the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation (SVHF).

09/29/14

A viewer in the Napa County community of Browns Valley took video of hail covering the ground like snow.

09/29/14

When all was said and done Friday night, hail was piled up in parts of Napa two inches deep

09/29/14

In some west Napa areas, the hail piled up two inches deep, creating a Sierra winter landscape that prompted motorists to slow to a crawl or pull over. When they felt safe, some got out of their cars to take pictures.

09/29/14

Crazy hail storm in Napa

09/29/14

Thirty-five days after the earthquake shook Napa and produced hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, a different kind of rocking came to town - to aid those whom the quake left in need of aid

09/29/14

Earthquake insurance elicits head-jarring differences of opinion among Californians