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10/21/14

Constellation Brands Inc. of Victor, the beverage behemoth whose serendipitous move into imported beer has made a lot of people rich, begs comparison to Eastman Kodak Co. in its heyday.

10/21/14

Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, elder son of Baroness Philippine, has been named chairman of the supervisory board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, the family wine company that controls Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

10/21/14

Wine industry people on the move from October 14 to October 20. New appointments at Mistral Barrels, Diageo and Kanzler Vineyards.

10/21/14

During its fall 2014 seminar series the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University will launch its new Direct to Consumer Certificate. With DTC wine shipments on the rise, up close to 10 percent in 2013 and expected to grow exponentially in the coming year, the certificate is in response to industry demand for a more tailored and comprehensive program.

10/21/14

Disputes over two proposed wineries - one in the Mount Veeder area and one on the floor of the Napa Valley on Zinfandel Lane - are going before the county Board of Supervisors this week.

10/21/14

A side-by-side tasting of four acclaimed Cabernets highlights what is special about this site ...

10/21/14

It all adds up to still more signs that old expectations about the growing season are being supplanted by a new, and chaotic, normal

10/21/14

While welcome, Monday's rain does little to ease the state's critical drought. In two weeks, voters will be asked to vote on a $7.1 billion bond -- Proposition 1 -- for water projects. They are projects that will expand water storage and provide other infrastructure improvement

10/21/14

Canadian wineries plan to spend more effort exploring foreign markets, including Taiwan, in a move to promote Canada's high-quality grape wines and ice wines globally, Canada's representative to Taiwan said Sunday

10/21/14

After nearly a year of intense public comments and industry lobbying, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy is expected to announce the approval of Dow Chemical's Enlist Duo herbicide for use on millions of acres of US farmland early next week.

10/21/14

With more than 400 wineries each in Sonoma and Napa counties, there's always room for one more. Or a half dozen more. Here are some notable new tasting rooms to put on your touring map

10/21/14

Three people have been arrested in relation to a £80 million alcohol fraud after a series of dawn raids by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers.

10/21/14

Investors are putting a hefty price tag on publicly traded restaurants, providing an incentive for the owners of growing chains to take them public

10/21/14

The man who transformed Château Lynch Bages gives a history lesson with his classic 2000 Bordeaux

10/21/14

Harrison Hill would barely qualify as a footnote in Washington wine history were it not for a nudge more than 20 years ago from one of Washington's most famous winemakers to one of its young guns.

10/21/14

An industry group has suggested best-management practices to protect bees from pesticides during the almond blossom. Bee experts are lauding the effort, which follows a massive bee die-off at the end of the bloom earlier this year.

10/21/14

The three-member board of the B.C. Wine Authority (BCWA) last week asked the province's agriculture minister to formally approve and establish the Golden Mile Bench Designated Viticultural Area (DVA), the first subappellation within the larger Okanagan Valley DVA.

10/21/14

One is Pellechia's "Timeless Bounty: Food and Wine in New York's Finger Lakes." The other is Laura Winter Falk's "Culinary History of the Finger Lakes: From the Three Sisters to Riesling."

10/21/14

Normal white wine glass emphasises aroma and fizz in more complex wines, says Frederico Lleonart, global ambassador for Pernod Ricard. But simple sparkling wines should still be served in flutes as it shows off bubbles better.

10/21/14

Canada is looking at slapping duties on iconic U.S. products ranging from California wine to ketchup after the World Trade Organization found the country's meat labelling laws offside for a second time in two years. A WTO appeal panel ruled that a U.S. law that requires grocery stores to list the country of origin on meat products discriminates against Canadian and Mexican livestock. The decision was made public Monday.

10/21/14

In a state where three-quarters of the water use is by agriculture, powerful farm districts such as Westlands play an outsized role in the rough-and-tumble world of water politics

10/21/14

Virgin Wines is turning the spotlight onto home wine tasting parties by adding new recruits and rebranding from Fabulous Wines to Wines at Mine after seeing sales grow 54% in the past year.

10/21/14

Four white Burgundy producers show how Chardonnay's personality varies by site

10/21/14

For two years now, this owner of Henri's Reserve, an on-line store for family-estate champagne, has watched her unique business thrive

10/21/14

In 2012, Hennessy was up 3.5% in the U.S., and last year the brand tacked on a 4.5% gain, reaching more than 2.3 million cases

10/21/14

New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire enjoys a few glasses of wine each week. But Stoudemire isn't drinking those merlots and cabernets - he is bathing in them. Last Wednesday, he posted a photo on his Instagram account in which he was covered up to his neck in what appeared to be red wine. The Insta's caption read, in part, "Recovery Day! Red Wine Bath !!

10/21/14

"Cabernet Franc is a hit! Even a bigger hit than Malbec, regarding international ratings".

10/21/14

According to the International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR) Global Trends Report, the popularity of low-calorie alcoholic beverages is continuing to gain momentum across the US and Europe

10/21/14

It's not often that voters here the words "wine" in those wonderful campaign ads that control the airwaves during election season. However, voters in Tennessee are getting a glass full in the run up to the November election

10/21/14

Matt Kramer on the four obscure varietals you should know

10/21/14

Janice Fuhrman talks to the people who decide which wines will be served at 30,000 feet.

10/21/14

thanks to regulations imposed by the Turkish government, you are no longer permitted to market or promote your wines within that domestic market ...

10/21/14

A wealthy California winemaker launched a new pro-Republican ad campaign Sunday hoping to make a simple point: "We're not just the party of no."