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07/29/15

Wine Institute said it explored administrative and legislative options ... "our goal in bringing this action is to put a stop to IFCA lawsuits against wineries in the future and to clarify the confusion surrounding when/if a winery should be collecting taxes on shipping fees."

07/29/15

The Wine Industry Symposium Group has announced a program filled with useful business information for the 24th Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium set for Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22 at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel in Napa, California.

07/29/15

Small distillers could charge for tastings and sell a few bottles ...

07/29/15

Brain previously held the winemaking lecturer position at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is one of Central California's most respected vintners

07/29/15

Henson plans on applying his passions for balance, varietally-correct, and terroir-driven winemaking ...

07/29/15

Jordan Vineyard & Winery is implementing a new organizational structure for its North American sales. Effective August 1, 2015, the Jordan sales division will be broken into three geographical territories, and a new National Sales Director has been appointed to lead both the U.S. sales team and the venerable winery's export business.

07/29/15

Frigid winter and July downpour leave area growers with reduced crop

07/29/15

"We have purchased grapes from this property for years, often blending select lots into our Rutherford Ranch line of Chardonnays. When the Branagan family, which has owned the property since the early 1900's, said they wanted to sell the vineyard, my family jumped at the opportunity. 2015 will be our first harvest as owners and plan on using the fruit in our Rutherford Ranch and Scott brand portfolio."

07/29/15

Taking full advantage of a spectacular, approximately 20-acre wine country setting, this graceful blend of architecture and agriculture at 6201 Starr Road in Windsor is situated on a gently sloping knoll and encircled by approximately 16 acres of high-quality Pinot Noir vineyards. Mature oaks and breathtaking wine country views create a stunning backdrop

07/29/15

Featuring a vividly colorful label with iconography reminiscent of San Francisco's Summer of Love, Tie-Dye Red Blend brings together bold red grape varietals from the northern coastal regions of California into a vibrant red blend that is big, bright and deliciously saturated. Shipping to retail outlets nationally, the inaugural 2013 vintage retails for $18.99 per 750ml. bottle.

07/29/15

If California gets more aggressive in requiring irrigation districts -- and particularly so-called senior rights holders, whose claim to divert and use water dates back more than a century -- to curtail water use, some property rights lawyers think they can sue the state.

07/29/15

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) announced a public information session regarding the Executive Wine MBA program will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena, CA. Info sessions are designed as an opportunity for incoming students and interested professionals to meet with administrators, faculty, and staff for an overview of the program, outline of courses, and to address any questions.

07/29/15

Scientists said they have documented seven fungal species that cause cankers in grapevines, more than previously known, and that knowing them and their varying biology and dispersal will allow better, customized management

07/29/15

The Daily Meal, the world's largest food and drink lifestyle site, just unveiled its annual list of the 101 Best Wineries in America. As was the case for last year's 101 Best, The Daily Meal found that great wines are being made not just in California and the Pacific Northwest but all over the country.

07/29/15

For Pietro Buttitta, a winemaker and chef trying to establish his own winery in Oakland, it makes good sense to do things a little differently. To him that means taking the contemporary approach of crowdsourcing funds and eventually pop-up dinners to create a home for his Old World craft. He is hoping that crowdfunding platforms will be where the magic really happens.

07/29/15

With more and more premium wines being distributed in bag-in-a-box formats, buying boxed wines comes with way less shame than it did just a decade ago.

07/29/15

After a lousy 2014 harvest, growers and producers are keeping their fingers crossed as the grapes ripen.

07/29/15

So far this year, state firefighters have responded to nearly 3,900 blazes - a 41 percent increase from the same period last year. The fires have burned 28 percent less area than last year.

07/29/15

Every few years, the winds shift and the water in the Pacific Ocean gets warmer than usual. That water sloshes back and forth around the equator in the Pacific, interacts with the winds above and then changes weather worldwide.

07/29/15

Bacteria known to cause Pierce's Disease that has blighted California vineyards for years has been found in France for the first time.

07/29/15

The beer industry is responsible for more than $250 billion in annual economic impact and the creation of millions of jobs, according to a new industry report

07/29/15

The Benevolent chairman Dan Townsend has invited the trade to raise funds for this charity by joining a Treasury Wine Estates team on the "Thames Path Challenge".

07/29/15

Heavy rainfall and frost contributed to a 10% drop in Argentina's grape harvest in 2015, with Mendoza bearing the brunt of the bad weather.

07/29/15

The latest figures from the Brewers Association show that craft beer's rise is continuing in the US with production volumes up 16% so far this year.

07/29/15

SE Wine Collective, which is at 2425 S.E. 35th Place, has doubled its seating, placing new seats and tables both in the cellar and outside. Two eight-top high wood community tables have been added to the cellar space, adding 16 new seats inside.

07/29/15

Oakland County residents may not know that there is a local vineyard right in their backyard. Seven Lakes Vineyard is a producer of fine wines made locally in Holly Township. The property has a Fenton address, Robert Diez purchased it several years ago and has spent time setting up the wine processing facility, planting grapevines, renovating the tasting room onsite and slowly building a vineyard and retail store that continues to grow each year.

07/29/15

During its 10th anniversary season, the festival offerings have expanded in depth, breadth and deep-pocket fundraising for public school arts education programs, free community concerts and Napa Valley Youth Symphony scholarships

07/29/15

"It's truly a blind tasting," said Butzke during an appearance on News 18 This Morning. "It's really a great insight for the consumer on what to buy and what styles are coming out. Our judges make recommendations like movie critics to help you weed through all the different wines you see in the store."

07/29/15

The week-old fire was given a burst of energy by rising temperatures, wind gusts and low humidity, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

07/29/15

Heavy rainfall and frost contributed to a 10% drop in Argentina's grape harvest in 2015, with Mendoza bearing the brunt of the bad weather

07/29/15

Michael Kaiser, director of public affairs for WineAmerica, a national organization tasked with a mission of "encouraging the growth and development of American wineries and winegrowing through the advancement and advocacy of sound public policy."

07/29/15

though the the book does indeed include 100 entries, each one isn't necessarily about a specific bottle. Sometimes the entries are more like milestones in the history of wine, when what's around the bottles is more interesting than what's technically inside it

07/29/15

Professor Dr. Monika Christmann became the new president of the Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) on 10 July 2015, after she was during the 38th World Congress of Vine and Wine in Mainz. She spoke about her new role to Felicity Carter

07/29/15

While complying with the ruling will be difficult, the greater nightmare for employers would be a lawsuit making rest-break pay retroactive three years. That could cost the industry $100 million or more, Dan Fazio, director of the agricultural employer group WAFLA, has previously estimated

07/29/15

Owners of a new private cellar near Paris say growing numbers of French collectors are looking for professional wine storage to protect the value of their most precious bottles

07/29/15

James Lawrence examines the increasing commonality of the de luxe and vintage Champagne segment

07/29/15

voting to extend the ban four months instead of 10 and letting existing permit applications proceed