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07/28/16

According to Kim Stemler, executive director of the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association (MCVGA), Big Sur Vineyard owner Lenora Carey was informed Monday night that her property, which included a small estate vineyard, had been lost in the fire, which started July 22

07/28/16

Vineyard managers worry about labor availability as harvest nears

07/28/16

"We had a really good set this year. Although the bunches haven't closed, yet, the clusters look like they should be nice and full. And, with much more rain this winter than we've had in a few years, the vines have enough canopy and growth to support the amount of fruit that's on them."

07/28/16

The blaze that has destroyed 20 homes was burning inland over a ridge from the Pacific Coast Highway.

07/28/16

Lava Vine is located in a commercially zoned area and carries with it a unique permit that allows wine production from grapes grown outside Napa Valley, a rare and unusual combination these days.

07/28/16

Flagging U.S. restaurant sales could be a harbinger for broader economic peril

07/28/16

"Rumours of the death of wine writing have been greatly exaggerated. This was a fantastic crop of columns, features, photographs and online submissions."

07/28/16

Forty Rioja wine producers in Alava have launched a bid to create a new appellation for single estate vineyards

07/28/16

Why making high-quality wines in large quantities might be the real challenge for winemakers.

07/28/16

Martinez started making wine in 2005, with those first cases going to market a couple of years later. The tasting room opened in 2009. It's truly a family operation. Martinez's wife, Monica, handles the business side and marketing. His mother, Kristy, helps out in the tasting room. And dad, Sergio's in charge of the vineyard.

07/28/16

A neighbor of Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery has filed a lawsuit in New Haven Superior Court, naming the winery, its owners and the town's Planning and Zoning Commission after the commission voted to amend several of the town's winery regulations.

07/28/16

The base document used for the winery growth analysis in the environmental impact report is neither level nor grounded in reality. The EIR's "Approved Winery Data" alleges there are 64 approved wineries in the county. It lists Clos Pepe as having a winery approved in 2006. This is incorrect. Our winery is in the city of Lompoc. In 2006 we did apply for a winery permit and then abandoned the project.

07/28/16

"Many of those who care about champagne, in the US and UK anyway, are rather intrigued by the recent rise in popularity of champagnes from smallholders rather than the big houses that dominated the champagne scene for so long."

07/28/16

Lightweight Containers is opening a new production plant in Grossbreitenbach, Germany. The fully automated production line has a capacity of 400 KeyKeg® Slimlines per hour and will be operational in the third quarter of this year. The line can produce all the members of the KeyKeg® Slimline family of kegs. PET-Verpackungen Deutschland is the production partner and will manage the day-to-day production.

07/28/16

A Washington farm labor association praises the state Department of Employment Security's efforts on an upcoming wage survey but says issues remain.

07/28/16

Burnt River School, in rural Eastern Oregon, extended an invitation to Portland high school students

07/28/16

The Idaho Water Resource Board is investing in three aquifer recharge projects in south-central Idaho.

07/28/16

As summer temperatures start to soar and the number of Willamette spider mites in vineyards begin dropping, the population of Pacific spiders can take off.

07/28/16

As of the third week of July, when verasion started in their Santa Cruz Mountains vineyard, the 2016 wine grape season has been mostly smooth sailing for Dan Martin and his wife, Thérèse.

07/28/16

Chilean wine brand Frontera is hoping to crack the lucrative US millennial market with the launch of a new 'After Dark' range, tailoring its labels to suit this demographic's tastes.

07/28/16

Luxury goods group LVMH has reported total revenues of €17.2 billion in the first half of 2016, an increase of 3% on the previous year, with its wine and spirits revenues up 7%.

07/28/16

Vinexpo Tokyo will take place on 15-16 November this year in what the organiser hopes will be a good opportunity for companies to engage with the booming Japanese market.

07/28/16

It is thought that an urban winery in central Adelaide has produced the world's first wine made solely from grapes grown in a botanical garden.

07/28/16

Study finds married couples with similar drinking patterns report happier relationships

07/28/16

A legal dispute between Aridus, one of Arizona's largest winemaking facilities, and Rob Hammelman of Sand-Reckoner, one of the state's most celebrated winemakers, has ended. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed....

07/28/16

Supporters of State Question 792 say it is time for a change in the state's liquor laws but there are others who agree with liquor reform that say it has to be done the right way.

07/28/16

Record-breaking $900,000 donated directly to arts education

07/28/16

The change provides access to CIBC's national branch network, global alliances, a robust and secure electronic banking platform, foreign currency hedging capabilities as well as other sophisticated financial tools.

07/28/16

An interprovincial trade agreement between Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec allows the purchase of wine between the three provinces. On Friday, the three premiers announced an agreement making it easier to purchase Canadian wines that were not made in their home provinces.

07/28/16

The firm will start work on the $1.82-million-a-year account on August 1. PadillaCRT was the incumbent on the business.

07/28/16

No, delivery is not free and yes, you might be carded by your local postal worker

07/28/16

The concept of winery incubators, common in the Pacific Northwest, has already begun to catch on in Texas with San Saba's Wedding Oak Winery, which helped Old Man Scary Cellars get up and running late last year.

07/28/16

Vintage Report 2016 found grapes averaged $526 a tonne this year across Australia, making it the highest average price since 2009

07/28/16

Palliser Estate founding managing director Richard Riddiford died on Tuesday night following a short illness at the age of 65.

07/28/16

Ride sharing company Uber is trialling a new service in South Australia offering on-demand tours of the region's vineyards to its users.

07/28/16

While this year's much wetter weather has provided enough forage to keep deer out of the vineyards, it's also enabled the natural vegetation within the fenced boundaries to flourish

07/28/16

Beneath all the reasons for making wine - the curiosity, the local lure, the how and the why - there's one crucial cause: people

07/28/16

A vast divide widens as Clinton tilts left toward a pro-immigration platform and Drumpf promises a crackdown and mass deportation.

07/28/16

What works with the Japanese staple? More than you might think.

07/28/16

A team of Belgian scientists have created a device that uses solar energy to turn urine into drinkable water, which can then be used to brew ...