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08/31/16

SWCW features all sorts of wondrous things to do: winemaker lunches and dinners, live music, barrel tastings, wonderful farm-to-table foods, auctions, and a whole lot more. Trust us. You could do worse for a weekend getaway

08/31/16

Sugerloaf Crush is specifically designed to handle small lot fermentations ... a second construction phase will include hospitality facilities with a licensed kitchen so custom crush clients can entertain ...

08/31/16

The longtime lobbyist for the state's package stores says the state should suspend the permits of two major retailers and shut them down for selling liquor below the minimum pricing laws

08/31/16

ProWine China 2016 is experiencing strong exhibitor registration - both for country group pavilions and individual exhibits. Exhibitors from Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia and Macedonia as well as Moldova, Portugal, South Africa, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Romania, Russia and the U.S. confirmed their participation. The event will be held from November 7 - 9, 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center - alongside FHC China, the country's leading trade fair for imported food

08/31/16

Alibaba is holding its wine and spirits sales festival from 1 to 9 September, the retailer announced today (30 August). It is set to include deals on some wines and also flash sales

08/31/16

The sauvignon blanc harvest is either complete or well underway, and some chardonnay and merlot blocks will be harvested this week. But when it comes to reds, most correspondents are in waiting mode

08/31/16

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved revisions to the county's winery ordinance at last week's board meeting, including limiting the number of guests at smaller accessory winery events and implementing a 9 p.m. cut-off for outdoor music

08/31/16

The Bundschu family, sixth generation proprietors of Gundlach Bundschu winery, is introducing Abbot's Passage - a highly-allocated collection of distinctive field blends sourced from storied vineyard sites within Sonoma

08/31/16

Francis Ford Coppola is suing an Oregon-based wine producer claiming that its Copa Di Vino "Winemaker's Cut" infringes upon the trademark for his own "Director's Cut" wine, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

08/31/16

While agricultural business groups protested the legislation, warning of dire economic consequences for farmers and field hands alike, Fresno County grower John Chandler on Tuesday was expressing his own concerns

08/31/16

"If the money's not there, you can't pay it. And the money is not there."

08/31/16

As Gov. Jerry Brown weighs whether to sign legislation that will give farmworkers the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, Sonoma County farmers and their employees are already contemplating the ramifications to the county's agriculture industry

08/31/16

Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, after the Assembly approved legislation to phase in the change

08/31/16

The Assembly passed the proposal with a 44-32 vote after two hours of debate.

08/31/16

Oscar Renteria of Renteria Vineyard Management knows that a labor shortage isn't just pending at some point in the future. It's already upon him. Here are two realities about the difficulty of growing grapes in the Napa Valley: the farming itself, and finding people to do the farming

08/31/16

as it works to expand its Hawke's Bay grower's base and consolidate its winemaking operations into Marlborough.

08/31/16

While the money is going to a good cause, the episode "felt like a shakedown to me."

08/31/16

Prof. Singleton's research on plant and wine phenolics influenced generations of winemakers

08/31/16

State has seen it all this year -- frost, rain, hail and drought -- as well as good grapes

08/31/16

Morgan Winery has announced the recent hiring of Marc Cutino as their new Key Accounts Manager.

08/31/16

Molly Hodgins' path into the wine industry - and eventually the Napa Valley - began 2,750 miles away. "I was a biology major at Cornell and I took a wine-tasting class at the hotel management school - really opened my eyes to me as a 21-year-old student," she recalled last week of the unlikely introduction to her future career.

08/31/16

Charlie Hall, a horticulture economist at Texas A&M University, advises nurseries to prepare for the next recession.

08/31/16

After hitting an all-time high of over $8 billion in 2014, the annual crop value in the county in 2015 fell more than $1.1 billion to $6.98 billion. Most counties don't have crop values as high as the losses realized by Tulare County.

08/31/16

Eric Dunlap and Brad Banyai are betting they can. The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Tuesday granted a wine manufacturing license to their new venture called Dunlap-Banyai Family Wines.

08/31/16

Launching a wine line as a record label makes sense for extending influence and brand loyalty across wider cultural moments, and through otherwise overlooked channels. As a pure numbers game, this strategy seems to be working: while wine typically accounts for around 1% of overall concessions sales at music festivals, Electric Sky has been raising that percentage to 16%.

08/31/16

All profits from the #DamesWine Project support Les Dames d'Escoffier's food and beverage scholarships

08/31/16

A Texas judge struck down a state law that prevented three craft brewers from selling their distribution rights, in a blow against what their attorney called "politically connected beer distributors."

08/31/16

The food at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar - an upscale, Mediterranean-­inspired, 249-room resort in San Diego - has to be good, but it doesn't have to be spectacular

08/31/16

... slower traffic at major casual dining chains and an evolving consumer dynamic are resulting in a "new normal"

08/31/16

'In the latest instalment of the on-going saga known as millennials-ruin-everything, canned wine is - shock horror - firmly a thing in the U.S.'

08/31/16

So the question you need to ask yourself is whether your website is up to it or is it asleep on the job?

08/31/16

Here are 10 refreshing and meaty wines for stretching these fading days of summer into the first warm days of fall ...