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01/30/15

Referendum ballots will be mailed to California growers March 30

01/30/15

Adam Lee will continue as winemaker; Jackson Family Wines sees potential in single-vineyard Pinot Noir

01/30/15

The sale, which includes Siduri's sister winery, Novy Family Wines, marks a new chapter for founders Adam and Dianna Lee. The couple came to Wine Country from Dallas more than 20 years ago with $24,000 and an idea to make great pinot noir at reasonable prices

01/30/15

"The more than three decades I have been winemaker at Seghesio Family Vineyards have been a deeply rewarding labor of love," said Seghesio. "I look forward to continuing to build upon the legacy that my great grandparents, Edoardo and Angela Seghesio, started when they first planted vines at Home Ranch in Alexander Valley in 1895."

01/30/15

Ranck has represented numerous wine and spirit brands in the Chicago area for the past 15 years

01/30/15

The Act, HR 600, would amend the section of the tax code that deals with wine and related beverages, 26 USC ┬ž 5041, to support the growing number of craft and entrepreneurial cider makers, and tailor IRS rules to reflect variations in craft ciders across the country.

01/30/15

Winemaker Chris Howell is an unabashed fan of brettanomyces in his wines, and makes unique, savory Bordeaux blends in Napa Valley

01/30/15

The expensive wine stolen from The French Laundry is now back home in Yountville, the Napa County Sheriff's Office reports

01/30/15

Before Leslee Miller could legally drink, she was learning about wine

01/30/15

Skurnik Wines & Spirits, an importer and distributor, has proved an effective launchpad for some of the most talented salespeople in the New York area, many of whom went on to found companies of their own

01/30/15

All 16 of the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association member wineries will be at your disposal during the "Sideways" region's 10th four-day Wine Fantasy - the one time during the year when visitors can taste reserve, estate and library wines, often while talking wine with winemakers and owners

01/30/15

The fourth-quarter slowdown meant the economy expanded at a 2.4% rate last year, a slight improvement over 2013's 2.2% rate and the best performance since 2010. Growth last year was dragged down by a 2.1% contraction in the first quarter caused by severe weather in much of the country

01/30/15

"Delicato Family Vineyards is honored to receive this prestigious distinction and we believe this is a direct reflection of our people and their collective passion to continually improve, evolve and innovate," said Chris Indelicato, President and CEO, Delicato Family Vineyards. "We are especially indebted to our distributor, restauranteur and retailer partners who have been instrumental in getting our wines in the hands of consumers."

01/30/15

Core brands Chateau Ste. Michelle and 14 Hands continued to lead the way

01/30/15

The Land Trust of Napa County has received a $10,000 donation from The Hess Collection, generated by the winery's participation in the "One Percent for the Planet" environmental advocacy program

01/30/15

Free Flow Wines, which provides premium wine on tap, has created a new division called TAP'D Draft Solutions

01/30/15

Project Will map Earth's soil moisture

01/30/15

After five years of decline, Australian winemakers are more upbeat about their prospects in the U.S.

01/30/15

Grape growers will discover in the coming days how much damage recent rain has caused their crops and how this year's wine vintage will be affected.

01/30/15

The partnership will focus on wines including Bourgogne Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes, Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes, Cremant de Bourgogne, Cremant Rose de Bourgogne, Pouilly Fuisse, Macon Villages, and St Veran

01/30/15

Major research suggests one large glass of wine a day increases stroke risk significantly for those in their 50s and 60s

01/30/15

Napa-based Portocork America has weathered the storm by staying the course, responding with a 15-year focus on quality control that has helped it become the leading natural cork producer in North America, with an estimated 35 percent market share. About 1.5 million corks are produced each day by 40 employees at the company's 50,000-square-foot facility in Napa