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08/04/15

Cal Fire detours traffic from Highway 20, access point for small producers

08/04/15

fAs the Rocky fire rages, vintner Ryan Zepaltas is tracking its every move; he wants to make sure the Lake County vineyard he sources fruit from is not in its path.

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The first growers in the county started picking on July 29, when nearly 18 tons of pinot noir grapes were harvested from Vineyard Eleven in the Russian River Valley. The harvest is one of the earliest on record for the county, occurring one day earlier than the 2014 harvest, according to the Sonoma County Winegrowers, the local trade group for growers.

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Chris Eberle was Assistant Winemaker at the winery from 2006 to 2009

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The $300 million facility west of Interstate 5 in Lodi has been under construction for more than a year

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Joe Wagner, a fifth-generation California winemaker, will maintain a winemaker consultant role with Constellation for the next two vintages. "I look forward to working with the Constellation team to continue to deliver the top-quality wines that Meiomi is known for," Wagner commented.

08/04/15

Jim McGarry, who for years successfully managed vineyards in Santa Barbara, Sonoma and Monterey Counties, has established Tierramar Vineyard Management, which will serve vineyards throughout the diverse Santa Barbara County winegrowing region

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a sister wine company to Soter Vineyards - has acquired its first vineyard in the Chehalem Mountain AVA, near Newberg, Oregon

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The 31-acre site has a reputation for quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

08/04/15

The new Macy's wine brand, all selections from California, will feature three (3) wine varietals: a Chardonnay, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Pinot Noir.

08/04/15

The 'Grease' star has announced the release of a wine brand called Pink and Blue for Two, to which supports her cancer research campaign

08/04/15

"The acquisition of our first vineyard for the brand, and the establishment of an elegant Tasting Room on site, gives us the opportunity to further develop our concept, and to have true roots with a home for North Valley Vineyards."

08/04/15

he partnership with DSWE founders Paolo and Allison Domeneghetti brings new capital investment along with financial and management expertise to the company, renamed Domaine Select Wine & Spirits (DSWS)

08/04/15

The deal was closed on Monday August 3, consolidating Jägermeister's control over distribution, logistics, sales, promotions and marketing in the US, its biggest market. The company has similar control in Germany and the UK, its second and third largest markets

08/04/15

Doug Parker looks at a map showing the Land Trust of Napa County's 55,000 acres of protected lands - about 10 percent of the county - and sees more work to be done.

08/04/15

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Seven wines from the Pacific Northwest earned unanimous double gold medals at the 24th annual Indy International Wine Competition, staged last week at Purdue University.

08/04/15

As they love to say at the Washington State Wine Commission, "It's a beautiful day to love Washington state wine," and today marks the start of an especially august period - Washington State Wine Month.

08/04/15

Despite drought and heat, producers of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries have fought to keep pace with last year's production.

08/04/15

When asked to rate the importance of competing needs when water is scarce, 74 percent said agriculture should be a top or high priority.

08/04/15

Idaho's wine industry and economic development officials are teaming up to promote the pending Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticultural Area when it is approved.

08/04/15

Champagne house Louis Roederer is to open its own vineyard nursery to have better control over rootstock and enabling it to experiment with pre-phylloxera vines.

08/04/15

No injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out Sunday night at the Obadiah McIntyre Farm Winery, part of the Charlton Orchards Farm.

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Wildfires on Croatia's Dalmatian coast are believed to have destroyed vineyards, with the Grgich winery near Dubrovnik also losing thousands of bottles worth of wine

08/04/15

Louis Latour Agencies has poached both Champagne Gosset and Cognac Frapin from McKinley Vintners. The two prestigious brands - both owned by family group Renaud Cointreau - joined the Latour portfolio on 1 August 2015

08/04/15

A Chicago attorney has filed dozens of cases accusing wineries of violating sales-tax rules

08/04/15

An Idaho law enacted to permit the state to jail anyone, who conducts undercover investigations and secretly records animal abuse, was rejected as unconstitutional by a federal judge today. The decision marked the first time a federal court had struck down a state's "ag-gag law."