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01/27/15

Sonoma County Vintners will hold its first-ever barrel auction for wine retailers and wholesalers on May 1. The live auction will feature more than 50 exclusive wine lots that will be produced in limited quantity, ranging from five to 20 cases. The location for the auction has not yet been determined.

01/27/15

Shipments are down and inventories are high. In a few short weeks, the 2014 Preliminary Crush Report will be released ....

01/27/15

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01/27/15

"Wine Institute requests that the initiative be withdrawn or modified to allow for equal access of all wines at B.C. grocery stores."

01/27/15

Sonoma State University's Wine Spectator Learning Center is set to be a state-of-the-art facility with classrooms and outdoor space to teach more than 300, venues for public seminars and events, and technology to reach the world. (TLCD Architecture)

01/27/15

Guinness and Johnnie Walker owner is latest high-profile company accused of putting pressure on suppliers

01/27/15

Diageo has warned suppliers that it will in future take three months to pay its bills, increasing its payment contract from 60 to 90 days.

01/27/15

G3 Enterprises has expanded its product portfolio and will be introducing some highly-innovative new products and packaging partners this month at the 2015 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium. The new products are designed to enable wine producers' flexibility to respond to consumer needs and lifestyles. The new products to be unveiled at the G3 Enterprises booth (#443) include the new GTWIST Cap collection and Zipz single-serve cups.

01/27/15

A New York-based retailer prepares for a protracted battle against the state's liquor authority over interstate wine sales

01/27/15

One in four household water wells in parts of California's Central Valley contains potentially harmful levels of uranium, a U.S. Geological Survey study said

01/27/15

There's a key besides money in Fresno's struggle to fix its water mess. We're talking government regulators

01/27/15

Two editorials from different California newspapers within the past several days paint a rather dire picture for California farmers as they plan their 2015 water needs

01/27/15

A decision made quietly by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service earlier this month to go along with a request by the Bureau of Reclamation could shove the endangered Delta smelt to the edge of extinction, environmental groups fear

01/27/15

Are North Bay salmon still up a creek without a paddle? That's what officials from the Sonoma County Water Agency will ask when they meet Wednesday to discuss the agency's 15-year plan to sustain the Russian River watershed.

01/27/15

Australian Wine Double Header In San Francisco Kicks Off Robust 2015 Calendar Of Activities

01/27/15

'A really positive sign'

01/27/15

"As part of the Farm Credit System, our mission is to support agribusiness at all levels. The Wine Spectator Learning Center is a great example of what we can do to support education and build knowledge in the vineyard and winery industry," said Terry Lindley, Chief Marketing Officer at American AgCredit.

01/27/15

Although the economic recovery in Oregon has been uneven across industries, the Oregon wine industry continues to grow, injecting a $3.35 billion booster-shot in 2013, according to a newly-released study.

01/27/15

Consumers owed money and wine by collapsed European Fine Wines Ltd in the UK have been targeted by fraudsters posing as both the company's directors and its liquidator, while London's High Court has ordered another wine investment group to be wound up

01/27/15

The Odds Are Stacked Against Small Beer Companies. Here's How They Thrive

01/27/15

Unaudited figures released by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Monday showed that for the last fiscal year, state liquor stores sales of wine and spirits totaled $993.1 million for the six-month period ending Dec. 31, 2014. That's a 4.6 percent increase over the first six months of the prior year

01/27/15

Prior success with fermenting wine in a concrete egg recently prompted Glenora Wine Cellars to buy two more of the tanks from manufacturers in California and France.

01/27/15

Like their utility and design patent brethren, plant patents must also satisfy the patentability requirements of Section 102 and 103 of the Patent Act. In Delano Farms v. California Table Grape Commission (Fed. Cir. 2015), the plant patents at issue relate to Scarlet Royal and Autumn King table grapes. Plant Patent Nos. PP16,229 and PP16,284. The declaratory-judgment plaintiffs are grape growers seeking to invalidate the patents so that they can grow the grapes without continuing to pay a license fee.

01/27/15

You've heard of cabernet sauvignon and perhaps cabernet franc, but do you know cabernet pfeffer? Cab what, you say? Time to get to know the other cabernet.

01/27/15

... now eyeing an East Coast facility as its business rapidly expands. Last year, Free Flow shipped 160,000 nine-liter case equivalents in kegs. The company has doubled its sales volume in each of the past three years, and it expects similar growth this year.

01/27/15

"The City of Los Angeles has taken another step towards truly protecting its most vulnerable residents," stated Jorge Castillo, Advocacy Director for Alcohol Justice. "We thank Councilmembers Huizar, Englander, and Koretz for their leadership on this critical public health and safety issue."

01/27/15

For more than 50 years, a school has found healing in vineyard work and winemaking

01/27/15

Austria's Blaufränkisch grape makes wines in a broad range of styles

01/27/15

France celebrates all things organic with growing numbers attending the Millésime Bio exhibition in the South of France.

01/27/15

Continued use of term on U.S. sparkling wine may erode consumer trust in labeling, some say

01/27/15

The momentum behind Italian fine wines is building as January progresses though Bordeaux continues to dominate trade by value

01/27/15

Former Diageo Percy Fox global commercial director John Hearn is to become off-trade commercial director at Enotria

01/27/15

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall marked yesterday's Australia Day with a glass of Australian wine at official celebrations hosted by Tourism Australia

01/27/15

A cache of Krug Champagne and the lure of a private blending session with international consultant Michel Rolland helped the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival auction to raise $12m.

01/27/15

Oregon is known for specialty beers. But what about a beer made with sewer water?

01/27/15

Drinking five or six days a week, compared with drinking daily, can reduce your chance of developing cirrhosis of the liver, a recent study has claimed.