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12/19/14

Who are all those people on Napa County highways, and where are they going?

12/19/14

Experts warn: "Much more devastating" quake could strike Napa Valley

12/19/14

the West Napa Fault line is longer than previously thought, and capable of a much stronger, more destructive earthquake in the future

12/19/14

With the United States and Cuba announcing plans to restore diplomatic relations, some Napa Valley winemakers are weighing the Caribbean nation's potential to become its newest market - small and impoverished though it may be.

12/19/14

A new analysis of the Paso Robles groundwater basin shows that aquifer levels near Paso Robles will drop an additional 70 feet if pumping continues unabated over the next 30 years

12/19/14

The 2015 campaign will aim to educate and challenge American wine drinkers to experience the broad spectrum of wines available from South Africa.

12/19/14

Guest speakers, Eric Asimov and Jon Bonné, will join John Gillespie of Wine Market Council and Danny Brager of Nielsen's Beverage Alcohol Practice to present at 2015 Conferences

12/19/14

Shanken News Daily senior editor Daniel Marsteller met recently with the departing chief executive to discuss Pernod's long-term progress and its opportunities for the future

12/19/14

Zipz, a single serve wine company, made Shark Tank history last week by closing the biggest deal in the show's history.

12/19/14

Chateau Preuillac has become the latest Bordeaux wine property acquired by a Chinese investor, after its owner families decided to sell following two difficult vintages.

12/19/14

Electronics entrepreneur William Wu has become the latest Chinese investor to invest in South Africa's wine industry after buying a majority stake in Swartland Winery near Cape Town

12/19/14

Casella Family Brands today announced that it has acquired full ownership of Peter Lehmann Wines (PLW).

12/19/14

Kansas native David Dillon, the recently retired CEO of Dillons parent company Kroger Co., will serve as chairman of Uncork Kansas, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports.

12/19/14

Sonoma State University will host two receptions for potential candidates of their MBA programs on the SSU campus on Saturday, January 17th. The receptions - 9:30-10:30 am for the Executive Wine MBA and 11:00 am-12:00 pm for the Evening-, Evening Wine- and General Executive MBA - will help professionals determine if an MBA is the right step to help them reach their career goals while also connecting them with peers over coffee and a light breakfast.

12/19/14

Traffic in the on-premise channel was down 0.1% in the 4 weeks ending 11/30, which continues the improved trend over the past 3 months vs. the approximately 1.5% traffic decline during the first half of the year.

12/19/14

Seattle Wine and Food Experience adds POP! Bubbles & Seafood to kickoff festivities

12/19/14

The wine industry is filled with tales of wineries starting because a hobby got out of hand, but Kettle Valley Winery owners Bob Ferguson and Tim Watts took it way beyond what most would consider viable - or sane.

12/19/14

The Stucchi Prinetti family has made wine in Chianti Classico for 160 years. W. Blake Gray meets the latest generation to tend the vines.

12/19/14

Eight to 10 inches of snow accumulated in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, and 5 to 7 inches fell farther east in the San Bernardino Mountains.

12/19/14

Critics say the USDA is too beholden to processors as the agency's inspectors monitor how food is handled.

12/19/14

Hop production for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in 2014 totaled 71.0 million pounds, up 3 percent from the 2013 crop of 69.2 million pounds, according to the USDA.

12/19/14

The holiday season is well known for toasting and celebration, so what wine has become synonymous with this time of year? Champagne, of course, but its appeal extends far beyond the clink of glasses and the "Happy New Year" revelry.

12/19/14

Ten miles west of Santa Rosa last Friday, a handful of Russian River Valley vineyards were almost completely underwater.

12/19/14

The Cal-China Wine Cultural Exchange (CCWCE), a new, nonprofit organization based in Napa, is to begin making a smooth exchange of information on tourism, trade and technical wine-related issues easier.

12/19/14

A "sassy" Syrah, cult-like Carignano and Virginian sparkler all feature in this year's final top 10 wines in the US press.

12/19/14

Wines from convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan's private cellar could be used to repay the victims of his scams, who are owed in the region of US$30m.

12/19/14

It's time to revisit the first ever Fine Wine vs article and the reckless, Super Bowl-based prediction made about this year's Bordeaux vintage.

12/19/14

Rabobank's World Wine Map says that, since 2003, the introduction of the 'flexi-tank', giant bladders for transporting bulk wine, in combination with fiercely competitive margins in the bulk trade, have seen the volume of wine exported in this format go from a quarter of total exports in 2003 to almost half by 2013.

12/19/14

The massive water diversion tunnels proposed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have undergone another major design change aimed at appeasing local residents: The three intakes planned on the Sacramento River will no longer require pumps.

12/19/14

Jenny LaFever was searching for a way to keep her teeth white while drinking red wine, and she came up with a new solution

12/19/14

'Tis the season and time for holiday gift recommendations. What to get the wine lover in your life? Not the same old, same old. I've been looking all year for the coolest, most unique - and yes, stylish presents for you to give -- and a few you might want to keep for yourself! Cheers and happy holidays.

12/19/14

The same technology used to remove alcohol from wine could be employed to take out green flavours, or add in beneficial characters from grape pomace.

12/19/14

Wine sales fell 3% in the off-trade in 2014, and 2% in the on-trade - but sparkling wines are still in the ascendancy, says the latest market report from the Wine & Spirits Trade Association

12/19/14

But once you do, you'll be in for an amazing treat: some of the finest red wines around. That's right: red wines in a region best known for stunning whites

12/19/14

Despite her status as a Dame Chevalier in the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne, the trade body's lawyers objected to her 'Champagne Jayne' trading name, which she registered in 2012. But, after three days of argument and aggressive cross-examination in court, the Comite Champagne and Powell agreed to mediation in the first week of March 2015. Talks between the two parties will be overseen by an independent adjudicator. The outcome could have repercussions for other critics using protected wine names in their titles.

12/19/14

Uncork a bottle of champagne, and as the pressure of the liquid is abruptly removed, bubbles immediately form and then rapidly begin the process of "coarsening," in which larger bubbles grow at the expense of smaller ones

12/19/14

Bruce Sanderson explained in detail how they start with 18,000 wines (I swear!) and whittle it down to the Top 100.

12/19/14

Terlato Wines announced a new partnership to import Epsilon, a new Italian sparkling rose wine from the Veneto region. The long-term agreement with the Cecchetto family deepens the Terlato Italian portfolio with a popular varietal (sparkling rose) and a modern brand with substantial growth potential