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03/27/15

The 2015 vintage of the country's flagship Sauvignon Blanc will be the first produced under a government-backed initiative to research and produce wines that dispel the image of low-alcohol, low-calorie wines as overly sweet, inferior tastes.

03/27/15

A selection of top Australian wines matured under both screwcap and cork led to "ground breaking" results during a blind tasting at this week's Vinitaly

03/27/15

Today New Zealand's most popular white wine may be credited with being the key reason we are seeing an amazing renaissance in a grape variety that in the 1960s was so disparaged that its name was even changed.

03/27/15

Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon is America's best-known wine. It may also be the most divisive.

03/27/15

That topic and others were covered Thursday during a symposium at UC Davis examining "jiu" - the Chinese name for alcoholic beverages - which brought together scholars and business officials to examine the country's history with wine, beer and spirits and the future for the potential biggest market for those beverages

03/27/15

Currently, approximately 28 companies have been named as defendants in the lawsuit. The plaintiffs' attorneys could seek to amend their complaint to add other wineries, distributors or retailers.

03/27/15

Charles Smith announced today that Britt Dimmick will join the company as Director of Sales for the West and National Retail Accounts, representing the family of brands, which includes K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines, ViNO, Secco Italian Bubbles, SIXTO and Wines of Substance.

03/27/15

"Dan, we didn't refuse to seat you. You refused to wait in line like everyone else ..."

03/27/15

Activity on UNESCO World Heritage list since November

03/27/15

With castles, palaces, the Gothic cathedral and viniculture going back 1,000 years, the region around the central German town of Naumburg has much to offer - but will it be enough to gain UNESCO recognition?

03/27/15

New grape varieties planted on Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)'s Marlborough campus vineyard are looking promising, with some ready for their first vintage this year.

03/27/15

Students of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology's new viticulture and winemaking degree in Blenheim are searching for red grape varieties that will flourish in New Zealand's cooler grape growing climate.

03/27/15

Husband and wife winemaking couple are Hoping Kickstarter can Help Them Build the First Downtown Tasting Room in Petaluma, California.

03/27/15

UK off-trade alcohol prices have slowed to under half of last year's rises since the Government scrapped the alcohol duty calculator (ADE), cut beer duty and froze duty on spirits in the 2014 Budget, finds research from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

03/27/15

Australia-themed events will hit London in April as part of Wine Australia's "Wonderful Wines of Aus" campaign.

03/27/15

P&L Specialties and the Tom Beard Company, industry specialists in the manufacturing of customized wine processing and barrel-washing equipment, are proud to welcome Andrew Wooller as their Sales Engineer.

03/27/15

The House voted 57-19 to advance to the Senate a bill that outlaws wine imports from any state that imposes a "substantial burden" on the Arkansas agriculture industry

03/27/15

Business interests are pleading with the U.S. Congress to avert a trade war with Canada that could squeeze Florida orange-growers, put a cork in California wine exports and sour the sales of American chocolate.

03/27/15

The slide in the Chinese wine market has bottomed out, said trade leaders at the 92nd China Food and Drinks Fair (CFDF, also known as Tangjiuhui) which opened today in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

03/27/15

A glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) was found recently in Marin County during a routine inspection of a nursery shipment from Ventura County. The pest - known for spreading Pierce's Disease - can be devastating to winegrapes.

03/27/15

"Quality, rather than tonnage, will continue to be the driver for Sonoma County's wine grape crop," Kruse says. "Growers will probably be dropping clusters to concentrate the fruit that's on the vine. That would also put growers in a better position to get through the season if water supplies are short."

03/27/15

In Part Two of Impact's exclusive interview with Alex Ricard, Pernod Ricard's new CEO discusses his plans to revitalize Absolut and Chivas Regal in the U.S. market, and touches on the company's flurry of activity in its wine business

03/27/15

Few can argue that Jean-Charles Boisset is today's consummate wine country showman. Who else could make even the Raymond Vineyards dog kennel a must-see canine winery experience replete with barrel beds and cabernet-tinged water bowls? The man does have a penchant for elevating wine touring to a new level of entertainment

03/27/15

Italian government sign deal with eBay in an effort to stop abuse of Italian wine names.

03/27/15

following a landmark tasting of its wines dating back to 1990.

03/27/15

"There's still a long way to go," believes João Nicolau de Almeida of Ramos Pinto as the estate marks the 25th anniversary of his pioneering first Douro table wine.

03/27/15

Early-season Botrytis shoot blight may occur following frequent spring rains. Flowers can become infected during bloom. Then the fungus generally becomes dormant until late in the season when sugar concentration increases in the infected berry. The fungus then resumes growth and spreads throughout the berry

03/27/15

What's next for the Emperor of Austria's glass dynasty?

03/27/15

"We are particularly pleased with our direct to consumer growth over the past year"

03/27/15

Mark Beringer has been named the new head winemaker at the Napa icon

03/27/15

Winemaker Michel Rolland and Spanish entrepreneur Javier Galarreta have collaborated to launch an organic wine from La Mancha under the newly-unveiled Rolland Galarreta brand

03/27/15

Viticulturists relay their thoughts about eschewing conventional farming

03/27/15

A Russian man has built a house made almost entirely of Champagne bottles in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, where it is known as the "Palace of Oz".