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04/24/15

The "best guess" scenario calculated from those wineries with open positions suggests a ceiling effect of 20 percent.

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... bill would require most wines produced here to label that they're from Monterey County

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Analysts discuss ways to boost value of wineries and vineyards

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"We decided to buy [in Burgundy] for the love of the region, but we think it's a good investment too."

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Celebration includes an international roster of culinary up-and-comers

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Overall attendance for the four-day event was highest on record

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The Raymond On the Red Carpet Sweepstakes is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where film enthusiasts will have a chance to walk the red carpet at the NVFF this coming November 11-15 and feel like a true Hollywood insider, with exclusive access to films, filmmakers, celebrities and famous Napa Valley winemakers and chefs.

04/24/15

Christopher Christensen, "Winesmith and Head Honcho" of Sonoma-based Bodkin Wines, has partnered with Maritime Wine Trading Collective to increase sales nationally. Founded in 2011 with an initial release of 77 cases of Sauvignon Blanc, Bodkin's production currently includes Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Muscat Canelli, late harvest blends, and a unique sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, the only one made in the U.S.

04/24/15

In partnership with a Burgundy nursery, a French leader in re-forestation with a policy of compensatory planting, Tonnellerie CADUS will replant sessile and common oak in several regions in France.

04/24/15

The director of two of Bordeaux's great estates explains why he would like five premier cru classés A in Saint-Émilion - it's all about sausages.

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Continued growth of small craft breweries across the country is putting the squeeze on hop growers. They're planting more acres, even in states where it's just been a hobby, but it may not be enough.

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The USDA estimates that if all steps are followed, the program would reduce emissions and enhance carbon sequestration by roughly 120 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent - akin to taking 25 million cars off the road a year.

04/24/15

Legislation that would reduce the exposure of agritourism operators to lawsuits has passed a key leg.

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The Washington Department of Agriculture's program for collecting old agricultural chemicals marked its 3 millionth pound collected since the program started in 1988 last week. The free, non-regulatory program offers farmers an easy way to get rid of old...

04/24/15

Bentrock and Radian vineyards thrive on the challenging western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills.

04/24/15

Wine country visitors want to experience something unique, and then tell others all about it. Therefore, hospitality leaders should offer an experience that's worth sharing.

04/24/15

A delegation of 10 Chinese government officials and winery executives will travel to California to attend the first educational seminar sponsored by the Cal-China Wine Culture Exchange (CCWCE) taking place on Friday, June 5, in Sacramento.

04/24/15

Buying wine at a grocery store or even a neighborhood wine shop can be frustrating for a number of reasons.

04/24/15

It must be spring in Napa Valley. Go outside and listen for a few minutes; you'll hear birds calling, insects buzzing and occasionally the hum of a tractor running through the vineyards. The next time you are enjoying a glass of Napa wine, take a minute to appreciate all the operator of that tractor has done to make that wine taste so good.

04/24/15

The Carneros Wine Alliance is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It was created after the approval of the Carneros American Viticultural Area in 1983.

04/24/15

The winners of The Drinks Business Green Awards 2015 were announced on Tuesday evening this week at The Club at The Ivy in London.

04/24/15

Sandra Silfven champions a selection of eco-friendly wines from South Africa, while Will Lyons turns to Bordeaux recommending a pair of wines from the region as en primeurs gather pace.

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2015 marks the 50th anniversary of winemaking in the region, which was later designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1984. There is a lot of local hoopla surrounding the big birthday, so it's a good time to reflect on how far these wines have come. It's also a good time to think beyond the pinot noir standard bearer and consider some of the excellent newer wines coming out of the region.

04/24/15

Finger Lakes' wine pioneer Hermann Wiemer released his first wine 35 years ago. While his wines helped the New York region gain critical acclaim, he never curried much favor with local winemakers. And he had little patience for collegiality. In a 1985 interview with the New York Times, he described most Finger Lakes wine as "rubber hose" quality.

04/24/15

Operating as the Nevada School of Winemaking, Grape Expectations, 7360 Eastgate Road, Suite 125, offers residents the opportunity to create custom wines. The facility runs on two seasons: Californian in the fall and Chilean in the spring.

04/24/15

While retailers say they welcome the province's first steps to bring beer to supermarkets, some big chains are struggling with restrictions that will limit beer sales in each store to about $1-million a year and keep package sizes to six-packs.

04/24/15

The Zina Lounge is now offering six-course wine and food pairings featuring creations by Chef Yoshi. His food pairings debuted in March, during the Sonoma International Film Festival, where he served food pairings to festival attendees, including actor David Arquette

04/24/15

Mike Benziger has been named 2015 Green Personality of the Year by Drinks Business, the leading spirits, beer and wine magazine in the United Kingdom. The magazine's Green Awards celebrate the work that industry leaders (both individuals and businesses) are doing to promote and incorporate sustainable business practices

04/24/15

this meteorological phenomenon could herald the impending end of California's devestating drought, according to JPL's Bill Patzert and other respected climate scientists

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Impacts San Joaquin Valley growers

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The drought is forcing more rodents to search for water and food in California homes and neighborhoods

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It's the third location for the Manheim-based business, joining a tasting room at the winery at 1599 Old Line Road as well as a bottle shop in Lititz at 32 E. Main St.

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Tony Parnigoni remembers standing on the hillside of his Verona property, surveying the overgrown farmland and imagining his winery and vineyards taking shape.

04/24/15

The US has overtaken France to become the world's largest wine consumer, although Europe as a whole still dominates consumption and production, according to a new report

04/24/15

Texas' liquor laws, if not the most confusing in the country (thank you, Utah), are confusing enough. So the battle in the Legislature, pitting Walmart, Costco and Kroger against some of the state's best-known liquor chains, fits perfectly

04/24/15

The Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS) hailed passage of the bill (SB 526), which passed by a 23-6 vote and now moves to the state house of representatives

04/24/15

A delegation of 10 Chinese government officials and winery executives will travel to California to attend the first educational seminar sponsored by the Cal-China Wine Culture Exchange (CCWCE), taking place on Friday, June 5, in Sacramento

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pioneers helped form the basis for Napa Valley's international reputation

04/24/15

Zielonko comes to Southern from Accenture where he focused on Route-to-Market/Perfect Sales Solutions for North American clients

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The meeting at the Letterkenny Township building at 4924 Orrstown Road focused on privatizing liquor sales in the state.

04/24/15

The Mondavis of California are no longer involved in Luce, the SuperTuscan they created with Italy's Frescobaldi family. But the sons of the men whose vision it was still share a warm friendship. Stephen Brook met them at the estate in Montalcino

04/24/15

Ossia (from the Italian phrase o sia or 'let it be') is a natural, non-GMO, wine yeast strain that has been selected for its inability to produce H2S during fermentation; simultaneously eliminating this potential source of H2S contamination and enabling the full aroma and complex character of the vintage to develop unhindered.

04/24/15

David Dearie, the former CEO of Treasury Wine Estate, has joined the board of a new digital TV channel dedicated to wine

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International Sauvignon Blanc Day is Friday, April 24. Here are five things to know about the grape

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The House Ways and Means Committee approved a trade promotion authority (TPA) measure - 25-13 - with only two Democrats lending their support to the divisive bill, highlighting the difficulty President Obama is having courting members of his own party.

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Thompson offered two amendments during the Ways and Means Committee hearing

04/24/15

Production of the beer has been approved by alcohol regulators in Oregon, US, and will be made from waste gathered by sewage treatment firm Clean Water Services?