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04/28/15

Changing strategy to meet evolving marketplace is key, he tells wine audience

04/28/15

Napa County is exploring whether bigger is better when it comes to a minimum property size for new wineries

04/28/15

"all parties would benefit from taking a step back and acknowledging the underlying issues"

04/28/15

We've gone from more than 100,000 EGVM trapped in 2010 to just one in 2014. This success makes the EGVM detection and eradication partnership one of the most effective programs for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), county departments of agriculture, University of California Cooperative Extension (UC Coop), and growers in the last decade

04/28/15

" ... repealing the outdated minimum bottle price restriction would generate $150 million in new revenue for the state - and between $5.2 to $8.1 million annually in new excise and sales taxes."

04/28/15

China has overtaken France to become the second largest wine-growing area in the world, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (IOVW). China now accounts for 11 per cent of the territory given over to vineyards

04/28/15

In fact, the OIV states that China has 799,000 hectares of vineyards, period. The BBC seems to be assuming these vineyards are used only for wine when, in fact, most in China are devoted to the country's massive table grape and raisin sectors

04/28/15

Global wine consumption has dropped slightly in the last year, according to the latest figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) - but overall there are signs of stabilization.

04/28/15

Swanson Vineyards has named Robin Akhurst to the role of winemaker. Chris Phelps, director of winemaking for 12 years, will remain with the winery, transitioning to a half-time consulting role as winemaker emeritus

04/28/15

Tenet Wines consists of three wines: "Tenet" GSM (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre) and "The Pundit" Syrah from Washington State's Columbia Valley, and "Le Fervent" Syrah from the Costières de Nîmes in France's Rhône Valley

04/28/15

HandCraft 2014 Pinot Grigio, featuring a convenient screwcap, and HandCraft 2013 Malbec are now available for distribution nationwide at a suggested retail price of $11.99.

04/28/15

The new identity system is being introduced with the winery's 2014 vintage white wines and 2013 vintage red wines as they are released throughout 2015

04/28/15

The 24 judges who swirled and sipped through the Press Democrat's 2015 North Coast Wine Challenge in mid-April chose a classic white varietal - the Roche 2013 Carneros Chardonnay French Oak Reserve - as its Best of the Best winner this year, marking the first time in the competition's three-year history that a white wine has triumphed over a red wine

04/28/15

California's Central Valley is sinking at a rate never before seen during the state's historic drought, and farmers are shouldering some of the blame for the damage that sinking is causing

04/28/15

Philip Wente makes the economic case for more vineyard development

04/28/15

"I found the anti-sweet crowd to be a bit overbearing, even to the point where they wouldn't even try wines as sublime as great rieslings, chenin blancs (vouvray), and gewurztraminers"

04/28/15

"getting too big for your britches? I think there are some writers out there suffering from this problem"

04/28/15

The adrenaline rush of Auction is not reserved to attendees alone

04/28/15

Jon Bonné's task: selecting Californian wines to be served onboard JetBlue

04/28/15

Daniel Lawton, of long established Bordeaux wine broker firm Tastet Lawton and the last surviving member of the panel that promoted Mouton Rothschild to first growth status in 1973, has died aged 85

04/28/15

"Money is a form of frustration for consumers now. They are looking for something new, something that can only be had from new experiences. Wine takes you to the most beautiful parts of the world and connects you to writers, artists and musicians; we should be selling this aspect of it."

04/28/15

Jean-Jacques Dubau, Gruppo Campari's managing director for North America talks spirits industry pricing battles

04/28/15

The moderate global warming that has already occurred as a result of human emissions has quadrupled the frequency of certain heat extremes since the Industrial Revolution, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that a failure to bring greenhouse gases under control could eventually lead to a 62-fold increase in such heat blasts.

04/28/15

"We hope we get a lot of people helping, so we can do something for our country."

04/28/15

The team, all believed safe, were in the area when the earthquake struck on Saturday, triggering avalanches on Everest which killed at least 18 people on the mountain itself, and reported to be more than 3000 in total, as of the afternoon of 27th April

04/28/15

An auction lot of lunch for 11 with Parker, including 24 wines from his cellar, sold for $100,000 Friday at the Heart's Delight charity event in Washington, D.C. The winning bidder had to go that high because he had a lot of competition