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05/06/15

Tom's career began at Freemark Abbey, an experience he calls "a great job, and a great honor." In 1978, Tom became the founding winemaker at Duckhorn Vineyards. After 22 vintages of creating some of Napa's most celebrated wines, Tom helped launch Provenance Vineyards and Hewitt Vineyard

05/06/15

Ossia (from the Italian phrase o sia or 'let it be') is a natural, non-GMO, wine yeast strain that has been selected for its inability to produce H2S during fermentation; simultaneously eliminating this potential source of H2S contamination and enabling the full aroma and complex character of the vintage to develop unhindered.

05/06/15

The intensive one-day workshop will guide students through the Deductive Tasting Method developed by CMS-A.

05/06/15

latter-day moonshiners want to be able to sell up to three bottles of their booze to visitors to their tasting rooms

05/06/15

All Proceeds Benefit At-Risk and Underprivileged Children

05/06/15

The program will be offered as a weeklong intensive, allowing students who travel from out of town to attend all the seminars necessary to earn either the Direct to Consumer or the Wine Industry Finance and Accounting Certificates. The program will be offered June 22nd through 26th on the Sonoma State campus in Rohnert Park, one hour north of San Francisco.

05/06/15

Winesellers Ltd. announced a new agreement to be the exclusive U.S. importer and marketer for family-owned Murdoch James Estate of Martinborough, New Zealand. The agreement between the Sager and Fraser families represents an expansion of the Winesellers Ltd. portfolio with one of Martinborough's pioneering wineries.

05/06/15

Gary Farrell Winery has named Emery Bodell to the newly created position of tasting room and business development manager. Bodell brings many years of experience with luxury wine brands and business development to the Russian River Valley winery, where she will be overseeing the tasting room, visitation programs and the winery-direct sales team.

05/06/15

Second consecutive frigid winter proves tough on grapevines producing eastern wine

05/06/15

The first big day on Washington grape growers' calendar is expected to pass without incident - and that makes everyone in the state's wine industry happy.

05/06/15

When the world's top wines become increasingly unaffordable, Richard Hemming asks where do you turn for value?

05/06/15

As part of wildfire awareness week, state officials stopped at the Cal Fire Sonoma Air Attack Base at the Sonoma County airport Tuesday to press the need for fire prevention in this water-starved state.

05/06/15

The proposed conservation targets are assigned on per-capita water use in homes last summer, hitting hardest in inland and desert communities that have large lawns.

05/06/15

Lawmakers in Oregon are considering a bill that would close a loophole in funding regulations for water projects.

05/06/15

If it passes, it's unclear whether the ban would have any teeth - the Oregon Legislature in 2013 prohibited ballot measures and local governments' GMO bans. According to the measure's backers, a local food system ordinance would pre-empt that state law.

05/06/15

Southern Idaho groundwater users failed to acquire enough water to mitigate for an 89,000-acre-foot

05/06/15

Growers in California and Florida now have a FMC fungicide available with a new mode of action for disease management in almonds, grapes, strawberries, and tomatoes. FMC's Fracture fungicide, now registered for use in California and Florida, is a new broad spectrum, biological fungicide labeled for the prevention and control of powdery mildew, botrytis, and brown rot blossom blight. The company says Fracture complements synthetic fungicides, expands growers' options, and can help extend the lifespan of other chemistries.

05/06/15

From a Napa church through downtown and to the City Hall steps, the chant rang out Sunday afternoon from some 200 marchers: "Si se puede!" "Yes we can!"

05/06/15

Thieves have got away with an estimated £100,000 of fine wine after smashing their way into a warehouse owned by UK merchant Berry Bros & Rudd.

05/06/15

Liv-ex's fine wine indices saw small rises in April with Bordeaux seeing very small gains off-set, for once, by a slight lag in the performance of other regions.

05/06/15

New research has highlighted the unique nature of online wine buyers in the UK, as well as the best-selling source countries.

05/06/15

Global total volume growth remains subdued for a second year running, setting it up to be among the three lowest in the last decade.

05/06/15

Drinks giant Diageo is reportedly considering offloading part of its wine division including Blossom Hill after being approached by interested buyers.

05/06/15

Brewer MillerCoors is being taken to court over claims it is misleading consumers into thinking its Belgian wheat ale, Blue Moon, is craft.

05/06/15

New data on the alcoholic drinks industry from Euromonitor International found that despite total volume growth for 2014 remaining relatively unchanged (0.8%) for the second year in a row, the industry is expected to grow by more than 20b litres in the next four years.

05/06/15

It is Idaho's fastest-growing agricultural industry, bringing millions and millions of dollars into the state every single year, and it is not potatoes. It's wine. Also, the changing climate elsewhere could drive more winemakers to Idaho.

05/06/15

Funded entirely through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant, he's tasked with providing the "back and forth," as he puts it, between the university and the growing number of wineries and cideries in the state.

05/06/15

Total Wine & More will open a store in Sunset Valley May 21 at 5601 Brodie Lane and a second location later this summer at the former Toys R Us location in Lakeline Mall Plaza south of Cedar Park at 11066 Pecan Park Blvd., Ste. 117.

05/06/15

Today the Abbott government announced it has asked Treasury to prepare a discussion paper on the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) as part of its White Paper tax review. When it comes to alcohol Australia's tax rules are some of the most complex in the world, as outlined in the discussion paper on the Australian taxation system recently released by treasurer Joe Hockey.

05/06/15

Depending on what you are buying, you'll see negotiations in one of two ways. I want to shed some light on approaches for effective negotiations for sellers and buyers in either scenario. The nature of what you are buying or selling dramatically impacts what makes the right business deal. I've seen buyers and sellers fail when they thought they struck a great deal. Ultimately, I want you to see how buying tactics might impact how you sell your products or services.

05/06/15

At least four wineries in the Elgin area anticipate significant losses thanks to freezing temperatures last month, according to their owners.

05/06/15

Joshua Ozersky, food critic for Esquire and founder of Grub Street and Meatopia, died yesterday in Chicago while in town for the James Beard awards

05/06/15

The auction raised $461,700, roughly a cool half million from lots snapped up by bidders impressed by Sonoma County wines and, naturally, its icons

05/06/15

the plaintiffs' own definition of what they considered "handmade" did not stand up to scrutiny

05/06/15

Bordeaux has pursued its time-honoured fashion of releasing a cluster of top-flight estates in one day, with Chateaux Haut-Brion, Cos d'Estournel, Talbot, Troplong Mondot and Chasse Spleen all making their appearance

05/06/15

Whitney Adams is changing the conversation about wine - and the change has less to do with the topic itself than the people doing the discussing.

05/06/15

the level of water savings each district must attain is based on residential per capita use in July, August and September of last year