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05/25/16

Marshall Edwards, vineyard operations manager for Shaw Vineyards and Northwest Vineyard Management, opened the annual barrel tasting of Quintessence Vineyards by telling wineries that the growing shortage of harvest workers is his biggest concern.

05/25/16

The survey results will help the Wine Research Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the Washington State Wine Commission, identify pressing needs within the industry for research. The committee will analyze more than 100 research topics suggested by survey respondents during their annual review.

05/25/16

the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland charged RNDC and three of its employees-Eugene Gerzsenyi, Jason Lockerman and Lisa Robbins-in what prosecutors say was a scheme to transport liquor to New York from Maryland in order to take advantage of the huge tax disparity

05/25/16

A federal grand jury indicted Republic National Distribution Company, LLC, and its employees, Eugene Gerzsenyi, age 52, of Glen Burnie, Maryland; Jason Lockerman, age 38, of Bel Air, Maryland; and Lisa Robbins, age 55, of Woodbine, Maryland, today on charges arising from a scheme to defraud the state and city of New York, and registered New York liquor wholesalers

05/25/16

Coastal areas, foothills and the Lodi/Delta region are expected to add acreage over the next few years, while the San Joaquin Valley declines

05/25/16

Michael and Rob Mondavi share thoughts about wine industry during Walt Klenz Lecture at UC Davis "Some of the best turns that occur in the industry happen when times are tough and we have to get creative."

05/25/16

As part of a long-term succession plan implemented by the Phelps family to maintain family ownership and management, Joseph Phelps Vineyards has promoted Elizabeth Neuman to the post of director of business development and Will Phelps to director of marketing.

05/25/16

Trinchero Napa Valley will open its new public tasting room at 3070 St. Helena Highway in June. Family members recently gathered in the new hospitality center to celebrate the end of a building phase that has stretched more than 12 years.

05/25/16

Lawsuit accuses collectible wine experts of facilitating the sale of 132 fake bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti; they deny the claims

05/25/16

With just over a month until retail stores throughout Tennessee can officially begin selling wine, the Alcoholic Beverage Commission selected a new executive director on Tuesday who will be in charge of approving and processing any applications before the enactment date.

05/25/16

It has been two years since the last crop report, but this week, the 2015 British Columbia Wine Grape Crop Report was released and shows an increase of 1% (from 31,383 to 31,640 tons) over 2013 in total estimated tonnage.

05/25/16

The wine world has changed a lot since that 2011 press conference. Higher-acid, lower-alcohol wines of the kind generally favored by IPOB are an established niche now, especially with sommeliers and Millennial diners. These wines no longer need a seal of approval to get past gatekeepers

05/25/16

The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area will hold its June Seminar, You Are Not Alone: Sources and Systems to Help You Protect and Manage Your Vineyard Investment, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Paso Robles High School Performing Arts Center, 801 Niblick Road.

05/25/16

However, the seed company suggested Tuesday that a higher bid might be accepted, saying that it remains open to talks.

05/25/16

A dam-raising project in Oregon's Hood River County was one of nine water projects to receive a total $8.9 million from state regulators.

05/25/16

Competition was stiff for Conservation Reserve Program contracts in Idaho during the recent general sign-up, leaving many growers to enroll in more rigorous continuous-enrollment programs land conservation programs.

05/25/16

U.S. organic sales in the U.S. thrived in 2015 but could have been even more robust.

05/25/16

USDA Risk Management Agency Associate Administrator Tim Gannon visited the Pacific Northwest this week.

05/25/16

A vineyard planted on a rooftop in Brooklyn, New York, has said it plans to release the first vintage from its own grapes next year.

05/25/16

With drinkers increasingly demanding smart solutions at the click of a button and old-fashioned standards of quality, craft and provenance, Lucy Shaw investigates how brands are using design to tackle this growing consumer conundrum.

05/25/16

Billionaire collector offers 20,000 bottles of rarities in a sale that brings in one of the highest wine auction totals in history

05/25/16

Treasury Wine Estates is launching a new £2 million summer marketing campaign called "Share a Little Loveliness" as part of a packaging redesign for Blossom Hill.

05/25/16

These companies all promise a few things, mainly delicious wine and convenience. Their membership plans, prices and methods of wine selection, however, very greatly. I wanted to get a sense of how these companies compare, so I put a few to the test: Club W, Plonk and Naked Wines. As it became evident that these companies execute the wine of the month club idea very differently, it also became clear that one shines above the rest.

05/25/16

A measure to give voters a chance to permit the sale of wine and strong beer in supermarkets and convenience stores was approved Monday by the Oklahoma Senate and sent to the House for final passage.

05/25/16

In an industry awash with such lofty-sounding designations as "château," "domaine" and "estate," it takes confidence to call your winery a farm. Heidi Noble, the owner of JoieFarm in British Columbia, embraces that title with pride. She's not above reminding her loyal customers that great wine is made in rubber boots, a product of dirt and sweat.

05/25/16

Australian icon Penfolds is to offer freshly filled barrels of wine and private cellar tours to wealthy clients for £97,000 in a bid to cash in on the strength of the brand.

05/25/16

Wine has been around for centuries, and there are some health benefits to drinking a glass! Moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and some cancers. Wine has also been known to reduce "bad" cholesterol, or LDL, and increase "good" cholesterol, known as HD

05/25/16

Wenatchee's Terry and Vivian Flanagan named winery after sons Ryan and Patrick. Ryan, 24, was working to become the winemaker when he died in a car accident in 2004

05/25/16

Featured wines in the wine bar, which Mercer estimated at 1,000 square feet, include the Mercer Canyons Red Blend and Riesling

05/25/16

Can the Spanish sparkling wine shake off its bargain image? James Lawrence thinks so, but not without a struggle.

05/25/16

The Freixenet brand has been a pioneer of many things, they were the first to: advertise alcohol, use a black bottle, use a yellow bottle, and use French methods to create Cava. And, as of this moment, they are also the first to employ a full-time botanist to manage and develop fully sustainable vineyards.

05/25/16

That pivotal moment on May 24, 1976, when a panel of esteemed French experts at an exclusive blind tasting wholeheartedly - and unwittingly - favored "unknown" Californian wines over their own old-growth Bordeaux and white Burgundies

05/25/16

Forty years ago today, the crème de la crème of the French wine establishment sat in judgment for a blind tasting that pitted some of the finest wines in France against unknown California bottles. Only one journalist bothered to show up - the outcome was considered a foregone conclusion.