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02/11/16

Nine decades since Prohibition ended, Ontario's cabinet is poised to lift its longstanding ban on new wine outlets.

02/11/16

The family behind Constellation Brands Inc. has donated $61 million to the Rochester Area Community Foundation - the largest gift in the foundation's history.

02/11/16

The two sides dropped their respective lawsuits in 2014 in a settlement in which Dolan gave up the rights to his Paul Dolan wine label to the Thornhills. But Mendocino Wine Group filed a new suit on Feb. 1 in Sonoma County Superior Court, alleging that Hurst and H.D.D. aided and abetted Dolan in his breach of fiduciary duty, interfered with Dolan's contract and Mendocino Wine's business relationships

02/11/16

... but left the core of their case largely intact: that they were subjected to racial discrimination when a manager evicted them from the train

02/11/16

Preliminary report pegs total harvest at 3.69 million tons; prices strong in coastal regions

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"There will be few surprised by the crush size, as the shorter California crop was widely recognized at harvest" .

02/11/16

The Crush Report provides growers and wineries insight into the inventory position for the California wine business as a whole, and influences market dynamics for the current bulk wine market as well as the upcoming 2016 harvest.

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The average winegrape price was also down, by 11%, from 2014 to $680. However, after looking at the numbers it is clear that 2015 was a tale of two harvests, the Valley districts were up overall by 5% with pricing down yet the Coastal areas were down significantly, by 29% with pricing up in general

02/11/16

Because of unfavorable weather, the value of Napa County's grape harvest declined 24.5 percent in 2015, from $706 million in 2014 to $533 million

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The much lower yield could not even offset an increase in the amount that is paid per ton to North Coast growers, resulting in a $1.12 billion crop for 2015. The value of the 2014 crop was a 10-year high of $1.46 billion

02/11/16

After three bumper crops, the 2015 North Coast winegrape harvest was about a quarter lighter and well off the average, but grape prices rose strongly amid demand for high-priced wine, according to new state report.

02/11/16

California farmers recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014.

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The report says that red wine varieties accounted for 2,037,083 tons, down 5 percent from 2014. The 2015 white wine variety crush totaled 1,662,159 tons, down 5 percent from 2014.

02/11/16

Lohr has served as VP Marketing for the past six years, and has been with the family-owned and operated business since 2001. In her new role, Lohr will leverage her leadership position among trade groups, and as a visible second-generation family owner, to support J. Lohr among trade and consumer audiences.

02/11/16

Motil, who joined J. Lohr in 2013, after 11 years as executive director with the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association (MCVGA), has been an integral part of J. Lohr for the past three years.

02/11/16

In his new role, Miller will be based in Dallas, with responsibility for all Landry's restaurant concepts, as well as the development of other emerging regional restaurant chain accounts. He will also work with other divisions of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates on emerging regional restaurant chain account programs in other regions.

02/11/16

In his new role, Prescott will oversee several teams with responsibility for the nation's largest national retail chain accounts.

02/11/16

Little Black Dress Wines is excited to announce the appointment of Margaret Leonardi as winemaker. Leonardi brings a young, fresh perspective to the brand after serving as winemaker for several California vineyards.

02/11/16

California Capsules announced that Amy Coletta has joined the organization as Business Development Manager, a new position that will focus on customer development and retention. In coordination with the rest of the California Capsules team, Coletta will be increasing the name awareness of the business to the Central Coast market.

02/11/16

With a matching grant from Travel Oregon, funded by the Oregon Wine Country license plate program, with the support of many local businesses and through the beautiful genius of David Lloyd Imageworks we present the first in a series of Gorge Wine Adventures; a set of helpful itineraries to maximize one's indulgence in the abundant offerings of the Columbia River Gorge.

02/11/16

Twenty­-six Finger Lakes wineries are preparing for the 4th annual Discover Dry Rosé event and this year's vintage promises to deliver some exceptional wines. Dry Rosés produced in the Finger Lakes continue to display the character and quality of the region's exceptional viticultural and wine making offerings.

02/11/16

Over the course of nine days more than 20,000 glasses of wine were poured at the Taste of Sonoma Lounge and throughout Super Bowl City. Throughout the week, 55 Sonoma County wineries offered more than 150 different wines to showcase the diversity of Sonoma Wine Country.

02/11/16

Raymond Vineyards Proprietor, Jean-Charles Boisset, Director of Winemaking, Stephanie Putnam and Thane Knutson, Assistant Winemaker, recently hosted 10 hand-selected sommeliers from across the country to participate in the seventh annual Sommelier Selection Blending Session. Each sommelier was selected for their depth of knowledge and experience, and together they represent some of the best and brightest sommelier talent in the nation.

02/11/16

The Oregon Wine Board partners with Portland Dining Month for a series of winemaker dinners at Oregon Wine A-List Award-winning restaurants

02/11/16

A revived bill in the state Legislature to allow Washington wineries to operate up to four off-site tasting room is working its way through the House for a second time.

02/11/16

The Napa River, which has helped create soil perfect for grape-growing in the Napa Valley, is in danger. Fortunately, conscientious landowners are now working to preserve it.

02/11/16

Authentication expert links Hong Kong auction house to Rudy Kurniawan.

02/11/16

Washington state senator warns against piling a carbon tax on top of a carbon cap.

02/11/16

Two farm companies have sued the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board over its regulation that allows union representatives to enter farming companies' private property to organize workers.

02/11/16

Online retailer Amazon has launched a sommelier service with a difference, giving customers expert wine advice over the phone.

02/11/16

In this Valentine's Day ode, winemakers, sommeliers, collectors and others in the industry talk about the 'aha moment' when they first fell in love with wine

02/11/16

Handwritten Wines has gained the Town Council's blessing to open a tasting room inside a retail and residential structure that will go up in the 6400 block of Washington Street, beside the Ranch Market. The grassy lot is among the last available spaces in an Upvalley business district that has steadily grown in visitors and prosperity as its luxury hotels, restaurants and resorts have thrived.

02/11/16

After two years of decreases, sales abroad of French wine and spirits rebounded to reach a record 11.7 billion euros ($13.2 billion) in 2015, up 8.7 percent from the previous year, the sector's export federation FEVS said on Wednesday.

02/11/16

How many tipped a glass or eight during the Super Bowl City festivities in San Francisco last week? About one million.

02/11/16

Sitting amid a slew of colorful tea canisters, Ron Rubin, executive chairman of the Republic of Tea, hits the delete button on his computer. Then Rubin hits it again and again, going through his regular ritual of dismissing the many e-mails he receives from private equity firms and investment banks, most expressing interest in acquiring his specialty tea company. "My answer is no answer," he says.

02/11/16

Washington wine grape growers should be looking to New Zealand as a model for premium wine production - and there's opportunity for growth. That's according to Greg Livengood, a global wine and grape broker for Ciatti Co. in San Rafael, California.

02/11/16

"The interest is certainly there," Sousa said Wednesday, when asked about the possibility of adding wine to the list of items shoppers can pick up at the supermarket.

02/11/16

Brock University's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute issued a warning to Ontario wineries to be ready to take whatever precautions they can.

02/11/16

The Australian wine industry has developed a voluntary code of conduct - signed by 40 wineries representing about 40 per cent of Australian winegrape production

02/11/16

Trumping whatever aesthetic value a wine label may have, its main function is to impart legal information to the consumer. As such, the bottler, winery or winemaker, as well as the legal authority in the country where the wine is sold, have an interest in shaping that information

02/11/16

Wednesday night, more than 100 people gathered at a forum in Templeton to discuss measures that will effect the Paso Robles Ground Water Basin.

02/11/16

In this Valentine's Day ode, winemakers, sommeliers, collectors and others in the industry talk about the 'aha moment' when they first fell in love with wine

02/11/16

A greater number of single-cru bottlings and the arrival of newly designated sub-zones have helped Muscadet elevate its reputation, drawing worthy comparisons to white Burgundy. But what will it take for the region to truly set itself apart? Jon Bonné considers Muscadet's past and future through the eyes of the winemakers looking to reshape it

02/11/16

A revived bill in the state Legislature to allow Washington wineries to operate up to four off-site tasting room is working its way through the House for a second time

02/11/16

Sterling Distributing Company is Nebraska's premier distilled spirits and fine wine wholesaler

02/11/16

r sufferers. Just a couple of sips of alcohol and people take one look at your bright red face and start asking if you're okay, if you need to take a break, if you're already drunk

02/11/16

And, as SND reported earlier this morning, Paul Duffy, currently chairman and CEO of the Absolut Co., is returning to the U.S. to become chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard North America and CEO of Pernod Ricard USA on July 1.

02/11/16

In its bankruptcy filing, the firm listed $6.8 million in wine inventory and $70 million in debts

02/11/16

Wine grape growers' state of industry panels highlight positive market trends.

02/11/16

Millenials in the US don't want as much wine as their parents and the Italians are losing touch with their vinous heritage, but Prosecco is a 'weekday luxury' that knows no bounds abroad and China is back in the game, according to a Vinexpo-sponsored report on world wine consumption trends

02/11/16

Vineyard sprays blamed for shocking levels of banned chemical traces found in children.

02/11/16

Jane Anson examines the impact of a recent French television documentary on the danger of pesticides, and finds out more about experiments to create a 'no spray' vineyard using disease resistant grape varieties

02/11/16

"It's superb. Amazing, really ... It's still hanging on, shaking its fist at you out of the glass," was how wine writer John Saker summed up the 1903 Landsdowne Claret opened in Wairarapa on Wednesday.

02/11/16

Gold surged nearly 4 percent on Thursday to its highest in a year as fears about financial instability, a lower dollar and U.S. Treasury yields persuaded investors to seek refuge in the precious meta

02/11/16

it means that scientists have finally tapped into the deepest register of physical reality, where the weirdest and wildest implications of Einstein's universe become manifest