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03/04/15

The developer behind Napa's Oxbow Public Market and the San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace has signed on to create a similar high-end artisanal food market -- albeit with a decidedly East Bay focus -- on the cavernous ground floor of a building at the south end of Oakland's Jack London Square.

03/04/15

A major booze distributor has suspended several top salesmen for texting lewd photos of themselves in a strip club to a female champagne company exec after the vintner severed ties with the firm.

03/04/15

Bill Foley announced that Steve Nelson has been appointed Winemaker at Chalk Hill Estate, effective immediately. Steve will manage all aspects of winemaking and production.

03/04/15

Innovation + Quality 2015, a new forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality, takes place today at Charles Krug Winery in the Napa Valley

03/04/15

the WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference and tradeshow has become the largest wine industry event in Southern California. The show will be held March 17-18, 2015 at the Paso Robles Event Center.

03/04/15

The Oregon Wine Board capped the first year of its program spotlighting restaurants and trade members most supportive of Oregon wines by announcing the category winners during the Oregon Wine Industry Awards dinner Feb. 25 in Portland.

03/04/15

As China's luxury wine market cools, Yao Ming, the former National Basketball Association all-star, is inviting US wine and basketball enthusiasts to own a piece of his Napa Valley winery, for as little as US$5,000 per person

03/04/15

A state Senate committee approved a controversial bill Tuesday that would force Anheuser-Busch to sell two Kentucky companies that distribute alcohol in Jefferson and Daviess counties

03/04/15

finding in favor of MillerCoors LLC (MillerCoors) that the brewer did not violate its contract with Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co. (Fuhrer) or Pennsylvania's alcohol beverage laws in assigning the distribution rights for several new products to other distributors and attempting to condition the award of future products to Fuhrer on Fuhrer establishing a new entity devoted to MillerCoors products

03/04/15

whiskey passed vodka in sales last year, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that the spirit is having a moment

03/04/15

Fires raging across Cape Town's South Peninsula are threatening some of the city's historic wine farms, with smoke and heat set to affect crops as wine makers reap the last of the summer harvest

03/04/15

Wineries as event centers mark the doom of the Napa Valley. They are the outposts of the advancing army of attractions - foot and bike races, movie festivals, music events - that flatter and extol us for the valley's agricultural and rural identity - and then exploit and debase it

03/04/15

The five models, which vary in frame size and capacity, include the 9040M, 9060L, 9090L, 9090X Vine, and 9090X Olive. They complement New Holland's line of speciality tractors for vineyards, orchards and groves

03/04/15

Napa Valley is making some very tasty wines, some of them available right now and others, shared during the recent Premiere Napa Valley extravaganza, that will be bottled and available this year

03/04/15

Participants in Oak Conference prefer a blend of flavor profiles

03/04/15

In late January, the French agriculture minister, Stéphane Le Foll, announced that a government pledge to cut pesticide use in half by 2018 would be delayed until 2025 ...

03/04/15

South Africa is set to increase its exports of bottled wine next year, following a change in the quota of duty free wine that is allowed to be exported to the EU as from 2016. In a campaign spearheaded by Origin Wines, one of South Africa's biggest exporters, other producers are being urged to switch to bottling to take advantage of the new allowances

03/04/15

One glass of wine can make you appear more beautiful - but don't reach for a second

03/04/15

State officials are mulling tougher water restrictions, but critics say the new rules being considered don't go nearly far enough and that the state risks severe water shortages if it doesn't do more soon

03/04/15

How often do you hear about, read about or taste Margaret River wines? Regrettably infrequently, I would venture to guess. Yet the wines, at their best, rank among the most distinctive, original-tasting and worthwhile of any on the planet

03/04/15

Kathleen Hampton, who is representing herself, had made a reservation for two but her husband "was still full from lunch and decided not to go." Hampton went anyway, and claims she was forced to wait while couples who arrived after her were seated first ...

03/04/15

Diageo has pledged to make capital investment to expand local production facilities across distilling, bottling and water treatment as well as increasing its agave farming capacity in Mexico, following the completion of its acquisition of Tequila Don Julio last week.

03/04/15

social media is making new changes to the wine world's order