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07/01/15

Meiomi pinot noir is also among the fastest growing major pinot noir brands across all price points in the latest 12-week period

07/01/15

The 33-year-old Wagner tells SND that he's selling Meiomi-one of the U.S. wine market's hottest brands-because the deal will give him the liquidity necessary to become a much larger landowner. Wagner says he hopes to amass 2,000-3,000 acres of California vineyards over the next five years.

07/01/15

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf won't say whether he'll veto the bill until it's on his desk, spokesman Jeffrey Sheridan said. Wolf opposed privatization of the liquor system under an earlier House-passed bill with significant differences

07/01/15

Wolf would not say how he will act on the GOP's pension and liquor legislation, which passed both chambers Tuesday. However, he has said he opposes both plans, and Democrats, who voted in blocs against both bills, expect Wolf to veto each one. The wine and liquor privatization plan would allow about 14,000 beer-sales license holders - retailers, restaurants, grocery stores and others - to pay a higher fee for permission to also sell wine, liquor or both.

07/01/15

Revie will work alongside Spottswoode's vineyard manager and winemaker, Aron Weinkauf, to oversee the farming of the historic 133-year-old Spottswoode Estate Vineyard, and the making of the winery's four wines: Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc, Field Book Syrah, Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon, and the iconic Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

07/01/15

This move adds to the existing partnership between Castle Rock and Southern in Nevada and New Mexico

07/01/15

Visit and taste a success story at the new Joseph Jewell Wines tasting room in the town of Forestville, in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. Joseph Jewell's tasting room will showcase our small production, single vineyard wines as well as our appellation wines from the Russian River Valley.

07/01/15

Beginning in spring 2015, Pepperwood Grove will run the Greening Communities campaign to benefit the non-profit organization, American Community Gardening Association (ACGA). The Association promotes and supports all aspects of community greening in urban and rural communities.

07/01/15

Winemaker and proprietor of Municipal Winemakers, David Potter, announces his second venture in Santa Barbara, Potek Winery, set to open this summer

07/01/15

The map tool's panoramic views expand to include vineyards, tasting rooms and barrel cellars

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07/01/15

Summertime in a Glass, the Sauvignon Blanc advocacy group, will launch another in its series of California AVA promotional campaigns. It is intended to educate and draw attention to Mendocino County and the excellent Sauvignon Blanc grown and produced in this California wine region.

07/01/15

Despite rainy weather, an inaugural two-day festival, held Saturday and Sunday, drew thousands of visitors with its featured food, wine and spirits from throughout the Adirondacks and beyond.

07/01/15

Amador County winery challenges enforcement of tied-house laws by state Alcoholic Beverage Control

07/01/15

Owner of Rockfish Valley Inn and former owner of the Blue Toad, Todd Rath and partners in his real estate investor group have bought 27 acres of the former Wintergreen Winery to host Blue Toad Hard Cider.

07/01/15

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07/01/15

A new study finds that about 90 percent of Americans could eat food produced or raised within 100 miles of their homes, but only 1 percent do.

07/01/15

Day was overworked, but she was also motivated by the prospect of continuing to make wine. And it was likely this positive attitude that captured the attention of two customers, Richard and Diana, who were dining at Little Bird while in town from Michigan, where they had grown wealthy thanks to Richard's shares in a residential hot water tanks company. But it was also Day's tattoo which caught their attention, and they asked what it meant

07/01/15

Wine Enthusiast Magazine has just revealed their 2015 list of 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America - identifying this year's top spots to eat and drink across the country. This year's annual list features interviews with star chefs and sommeliers, and top dining trends that are changing the way we eat and drink as a nation.

07/01/15

albariño was the varietal wine I focused on during the big annual TAPAS tasting in San Francisco

07/01/15

A real estate investment trust has bought a family farm company in Oregon's Willamette Valley and plans to convert much of its acreage to organic production.

07/01/15

You've just finished another of your Out in the Vineyard LGBT weekends. How did it go?

07/01/15

Producer of California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Announces Website Redesign

07/01/15

Famed Sonoma County-based winery's 24 northern California vineyards earn California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) certification

07/01/15

Holtzclaw Compliance, industry leader in alcohol beverage compliance, announces the appointment of Mallory Wilhite to the role of Compliance Specialist. Mallory comes to Holtzclaw Compliance with 4 years of experience in Wholesale compliance, most recently with Delicato Family Vineyards where she handled wholesale reporting and brand registrations for major brands.

07/01/15

On Sunday, temperatures reached as high as 113 in the heart of Washington wine country, beating a record that had stood since 1987. Temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees for at least the next 10 days.

07/01/15

Though Heather Unwin was executive director of the Red Mountain AVA Alliance for just three-and-a-half years, it was during what will likely be looked upon as the most important period of development in Washington's smallest American Viticultural Area.

07/01/15

On June 6, on the western shoulder of Red Mountain, I filled in three times that many holes with young and vulnerable Grenache vines. The 19th hole for this golfer didn't loom on the horizon until after a constant and clumsy afternoon wrestling match with arm-loads of green grow tubes.

07/01/15

A disposable filter could be the perfect answer for those who don't like preservatives in their glass.

07/01/15

The general manager of Spain's most famous wine brand talks about Chile's forgotten grape varieties, China and Lego.

07/01/15

Napa Valley is enjoying a record number of tourists and the dollars they spend in the area, but it won't last forever, an analyst told local tourism professionals recently, so the hospitality industry planning ahead.

07/01/15

More than six million workers are expected to benefit from a new law that requires California employers to provide them with at least three paid sick days each year.

07/01/15

Delores Huerta co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez in 1962 to advocate for migrant workers.

07/01/15

Winds pushed a grass fire into the north end of Wenatchee, Wash., late Sunday, June 28, burning more than two dozen homes and several tree fruit businesses and causing the evacuation of hundreds of residences.

07/01/15

The proposed solar facilities would cover about 70 acres zoned for farming and produce a combined 20 megawatts of electricity a year, enough to power 3,000 homes annually.

07/01/15

The head of the wine council for Beaujolais has revealed that the region is hoping to gain appellation status for its sparkling wines, although approval is expected to take around five years.

07/01/15

Store sales grow slowly, too, even as brands proliferate

07/01/15

The state's environmental agency released a seven-year review that found the gas drilling technique too risky

07/01/15

Drizly, maker of a mobile and Web app that allows users to shop for alcohol and get it delivered, is paying marketing software startup BlueConic to collect information on Drizly users in an effort to bolster marketing efforts and make the experience more individualized.

07/01/15

Staff: standard was impossible to meet

07/01/15

The Delectable data confirm some anecdotal trends that wine enthusiasts have been talking about in recent years. One is the rise of so-called grower Champagnes

07/01/15

The final report from the project has just been released.

07/01/15

The infection rate of red blotch virus varied between about 15% to 25% while the infection rate of leafroll 3 virus hoovers around 10%. This set data represents results from a large number of grapevines from various sources ...

07/01/15

Highly rated program enhanced with more case studies from industry leaders with commercial implementations of industrial biotech

07/01/15

The current four-year project - funded by AGWA and the Plant Biosecurity CRC - was set up in early 2013 to leverage earlier work and develop a vineyard sampling protocol to collect soil samples that could be analysed through the DNA assay.

07/01/15

On a like-for-like basis, the market trend observed was toward stability in value and a slight 3% drop in volume. The slight drop in the number of units sold is the result of an increase in the use of larger barrels and slower business in the southern hemisphere and in China

07/01/15

Contrary to popular belief, it's possible to love wine without learning a completely different language. But that doesn't mean you should walk into your local wine shop sounding like a total chump

07/01/15

For a country roughly the size of West Virginia, Georgia is home to an astonishing number of indigenous grapes, with more than 500. (To put that into perspective, there are only 2,000 grape varieties in the whole world.)

07/01/15

Ten thousand people took part in the 'battle of wine' festival in Haro, Rioja, throwing 130,000 litres of red wine at each other.