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05/22/15

A spokesman says the companies that employ West Coast dockworkers have approved a proposed contract that restored labor peace to sea ports that had all but stopped moving cargo earlier this year.

05/22/15

An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred at 7:53 p.m. Thursday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported

05/22/15

A second-annual day of immersion in wine packaging is scheduled for Aug. 19 in the former Copia building in the bustling Oxbow district of Napa

05/22/15

2015 marks the ninth annual Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

05/22/15

Last year, Vintuitive Winemaking Tools (formerly Vinnovation LLC) introduced the next generation of wine pumpover technology with its patent-pending LOTUS pumpover head. Manufactured locally in the Napa Valley using stainless steel and food-grade polyurethane, the device gently and uniformly distributes juice in tanks of any size without excessive bruising or misting. Now, Vintuitive announces a revolutionary addition to the LOTUS line.

05/22/15

Kerry Murphy purchased all ownership interests of co-founder Michael Verlander, who is no longer affiliated with DuMOL, according to an announcment from the winery

05/22/15

Franciscan Vineyards of Napa Valley, California, which owns the trademarks used by Ravenswood Winery, filed an opposition to HBO's trademark

05/22/15

performance represented a 1.3% drop from the previous year and the third straight year of decline. On the positive side, the category is tracking with the overall market in showing strength at the high end

05/22/15

Gérard Bertrand brand rose 30% to 130,000 cases in the U.S. in 2014, and the label's namesake projects it to reach 200,000 cases ...

05/22/15

The reduced 2015 crop in New Zealand has exacerbated the on-going squeeze of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc grapes, says Cloudy Bay Estate Director Ian Morden

05/22/15

Sainsbury's has teamed up with the University of Adelaide to part-fund wine research at a new wine innovation centre in Australia that will look at developing lower alcohol wines.

05/22/15

Erica Harrop, President and founder of Global Package LLC, is pleased to welcome Anne-Marie Ammann back to the Global Package team. Ammann will be working as part of the sales team to provide customers with glass options from around the world.

05/22/15

Allen Wine Group LLP (www.allenwine.com) is pleased to announce that it has named Sandy O'Shea a partner in the firm. Founded by Timothy Allen, Allen Wine Group is a leading wine industry business advisory firm that provides a complete range of accounting services, including CFO, controller, and bookkeeping services exclusively to the wine industry.

05/22/15

hired Elizabeth Vianello as director ...

05/22/15

Plus, designer Zac Posen brings florals to Ecco Domani, Israeli teenagers unearth a centuries-old wine press, and Duckhorn buys Three Palms Vineyard

05/22/15

Today, Vivino announced that the company's user community has grown to 10 million worldwide. Wine lovers have been using Vivino's application to discover and share new styles and labels via crowd-sourced reviews and ratings since it launched in 2011.

05/22/15

Washington's first winery opened in the 1870s, but Washington wine wasn't really a serious business until a tall, lanky researcher from Oklahoma showed up in the 1930s and began to realize the possibilities of viticulture in Eastern Washington.

05/22/15

While agriculture may seem small compared to the entire California economy, it has a big impact on commerce in the San Joaquin Valley, long the nation's leading region for agricultural production.

05/22/15

Washigton governor appoints state Department of Ecology official Derek Sandison as director of the Department of Agriculture.

05/22/15

When respected American chef Charlie Palmer took title to St. Helena's Harvest Inn last year, locals wondered if he'd include a restaurant as part of the operation.

05/22/15

The traditional wine list is dead according to the former wine buyer and head sommelier of the Soho House Group.

05/22/15

This week US wine writers got their tastebuds around a "big boy" Zin, a "novelty" Gamay and a "gorgeously complex and oceanic" Manzanilla Sherry.

05/22/15

A Spanish resort is to give wine lovers the chance to enjoy the ultimate day of relaxation, combining wine tasting with a tailored spa treatment based on their tastes.

05/22/15

A US police department felt compelled to warn people not to chase bears when under the influence, after arresting a man for doing just that.

05/22/15

South Africa needs to evolve its premium wines and offer wines better suited to the terroir, leading South African producer has said.

05/22/15

Imported wines priced $20 and under declined by 5.7 percent to 98 million cases, according to the trade website Shanken News Daily. It was the sixth decline in the past seven years. Six of the top 10 brands declined.

05/22/15

I'd like to play with these traditions today, and offer some graduation-style "life lessons" paired with summer kick-off wine recommendations, both from the Rías Baixas region of northwestern Spain.

05/22/15

As a segment, box wine is growing. Nelson scan data shows that 3-liter box wine sales have doubled since 2009. As of last year, box wine sales represented 17 percent of all wine sold by volume. Most folks are happy paying $15 to $20 for a 3-liter box. That would be the equivalent of $4-$5 per 750-milliliter bottle (a 3-liter box has the same volume as four bottles).

05/22/15

David Trone, president and co-owner of the Potomac-Maryland based Total Wine & More chain is being cagey about new locations. It has been reported that the store's first forays into the Bay Area will be high-density East Bay, suburban areas such as Walnut Creek and Pleasanton.

05/22/15

A coffee and food stand in downtown Anchorage is seeking a license to serve beer and wine, sparking debate among city officials over whether mobile food vendors should be eligible for liquor licenses.

05/22/15

Tom and Cynthia Rosicki make what they like-Champagne-method sparkling wine

05/22/15

because of a plunge in commodity prices

05/22/15

The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.

05/22/15

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff for summer parties and lively, good value wines

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.. .wines that will keep every outdoor gathering humming. Each of them cost $20 or less

05/22/15

The 62-38 vote to end debate on a carefully brokered deal to give the president trade promotion authority came in a dramatic moment, when Democratic senators secured a commitment from Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and majority leader, that the Senate will vote on an extension of authorization for the Export-Import Bank, which faces extinction June 30 without congressional action

05/22/15

In an open letter to Congress ...

05/22/15

A thorny international skirmish between Russia and its former Soviet states has been a boon for Georgian wine-makers

05/22/15

Editor's note: This is the second part of a three-part series, written by James Conaway. The article was originally published in the University of Virginia Quarterly Review and is reproduced with permission from the University of Virginia. Part 3 runs on May 29.

05/22/15

California farmers produce more than a third of the nation's vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts. To do that, they use nearly 80 percent of all the water consumed in the state

05/22/15

This remarkable book represents a lifetime of work for Hudson Cattell, its author. Now 83 years old, he has been around the wines of the Eastern United States long enough to have personally known and photographed (he receives the credit for many of the photos in the book), the characters who were instrumental in the slow rebirth of the Eastern wine industry ...