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10/24/14

Cultivar selections move forward in field trials; eye toward commercial release

10/24/14

'Garagiste' winemakers from across California pour over four days of events - November 6th to 9th; 50+ from Paso area; The Opening Round returns, features winemakers from Northern CA and Santa Barbara County; The Wine Enthusiast's Matt Kettmann leads 'Taste Like a Pro' Seminar; Tickets on sale now!

10/24/14

four former LCB officials violated the Ethics Act and state Liquor Code when they accepted gifts and lavish trips from liquor vendors and failed to disclose them ...

10/24/14

The Eastern Winery Exposition has partnered with the Eastern Section of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV-ES) for a second year and will offer two separate auctions in Syracuse during the 2015 Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE).

10/24/14

Bubbly lovers take note: October 24 (today) has been designated international Champagne Day. Along with special events around the world, champagne lovers are invited to share photos, tasting notes, experiences and videos on social media sites

10/24/14

With tomorrow marking the fifth global #ChampagneDay, db takes a look at world's biggest Champagne export markets.

10/24/14

Scholarships Enable U.S. Sommeliers to Make First Visits to Burgundy

10/24/14

Gagliardo likens the winemakers to bears, in the sense that they can be guarded and gruff. I pointed out that, normally, when you see a bear you run in the other direction. How exactly, I asked, does this help you sell wine?

10/24/14

Why do the best wines come from mild grey climates? According to wine expert Charles Smith , wine is produced in these regions because it's the perfect environment to get the grapes right on the edge of fully ripening. When the grapes struggle to ripen, it produces wine with more intensity. These types of grapes produce the best wine, which is why wine is made in the areas that are conducive to these climates.

10/24/14

If you were happily building a life and winemaking career in Napa Valley - the heart of the American fine wine industry - would you move to Idaho to start a winery?

10/24/14

Exchange Bank on reported third-quarter net income of $4.56 million, up 3 percent from $4.4 million a year before.

10/24/14

Cider has become America's fastest-growing alcoholic beverage segment, though still tiny compared to the nation's beer market. Even so, North Coast winemakers last month got the sobering news that for the first half of the year, cider sales increased by 3.4 million cases, or 69 percent, compared to an increase of 2.5 million cases for wine, or 1.5 percent.

10/24/14

The Washington Department of Agriculture is searching for gypsy moth eggs in a crowded Seattle neigh

10/24/14

The winemaker for Bolgheri estate Ornellaia has said the term 'second wine' should be phased out to convince consumers that they are not just second best.

10/24/14

Tesco has been found to have overstated its profits by £263m, £14m more than first thought, as it revealed today that its post-tax profits are down 92%.

10/24/14

A tropical Chardonnay with a "smoke-edged crème brûlée effect", a manzanilla and a "wacky" white Russian make for an eclectic set of wine recommendations.

10/24/14

Israeli researchers are hunting for forgotten grapevines in hopes of discovering the wines of ancient Judea

10/24/14

The national media's business press has been busy this morning analysing Tesco's half-year 92% drop in pre-tax profits and even larger accounting black hole and looking at ways it can get itself out of the mire and back to leading the UK grocery retail market.

10/24/14

Ex-Somerfield wine buyer Angela Mount questions how Tesco's BWS department will function in the longer term as pressure to make trading plans for next year builds.

10/24/14

Changes are afoot in Madeira: it is shifting towards the premium end and its tourism potential is growing, says Chris Blandy, owner of Blandy's Madeira Wine Company.

10/24/14

France has reclaimed its crown as world's biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy's wine production plunge 15 percent.

10/24/14

D.C. area wine offers a sense of adventure. If you visit enough wineries, surprises await, including wines made from grapes you've never heard of and even wines that you'll never find anywhere else in the world, no matter how hard you look.

10/24/14

Riesling was once among the most expensive wines. Later, wineries focused on quantity, and quality suffered. But in recent years, the pendulum has been swinging back - a boon to Germany's Rheingau Region.

10/24/14

The latest wine export figures point to a trend of increasing demand for premium Australian wines in overseas markets.

10/24/14

Wineries in Frankland and Pemberton were hardest hit, with reports of hail completely stripping vines of new season growth

10/24/14

A Massachusetts company is bringing at-home alcohol delivery to central Indiana. Drizly Inc., which is also in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, is partnering with Indianapolis-based Big Red Liquors Inc. on the service.

10/24/14

Drizly announced today it will work with Big Red Liquors, Indianapolis' largest liquor retailer, to make deliveries in neighborhoods including Broad Ripple, Brownsburg, Downtown, Fishers, Fletcher Place, Fountain Square, Geist, Irvington and Meridian-Kessler

10/24/14

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to remove 72 chemicals form the list of substances that can be used as ingredients in pesticides.

10/24/14

The 72 chemicals are not currently being used as inert ingredients in any pesticide product. Chemicals such as, turpentine oil and nitrous oxide are listed as candidates for removal.

10/24/14

Thanks to widening staff salary discrepancies and increasing minimum wage requirements, local restaurants are taking tips off the table - literally.

10/24/14

The term 'craft' has widespread marketing appeal, but with the absence of a legal definition, is the sector's wholesome image being smeared by the big guns?

10/24/14

The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District declared a water supply emergency Wednesday amid record-low levels.

10/24/14

but implementing such reform would take years. In the near term, states should authorize short-term leases of water, build basic market institutions, deploy risk-mitigation tools such as dry-year options, and implement basic controls

10/24/14

Treasury Wine Estates will continue to focus on the opportunity and potential for premiumising wines in the convenience sector through the festive trading period and into 2015

10/24/14

The strength of "brand Chablis" and its pulling power in terms of driving sales is on a par with Champagne according to one leading producer in the region.

10/24/14

In one study, researchers gave subjects wine to sample and scanned their brains using an fMRI scanner. The subjects all drank the same wine twice. But on one occasion, they were told it was a $90 bottle, while another time they thought it was a $10 bottle

10/24/14

"I'm not going to lie to you: I barely knew Eric. Was in his presence maybe six - seven times, ever. And yet, I woke up just unutterably sad and it's gotten worse ..."