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04/28/16

The online marketplace hopes to become a bigger player in alcohol sales with eBay Wine.

04/28/16

The announcement of eBay Wine dovetails the growth and evolution of both eBay and Drync, as they join forces to deliver (quite literally) a personalized wine shopping experience

04/28/16

Supervisors on Wednesday fine-tuned the county's "boutique winery" ordinance, setting specific limits on how much grapes, juices and bulk wines businesses in unincorporated parts of San Diego County can use from other vineyards

04/28/16

some neighborhood groups say escalating winery tourism from tasting rooms and events brings unwanted traffic and noise and threatens their rural quality of life. In response, county supervisors and planning officials are working to establish new guidelines

04/28/16

Oregon's major grocers said Wednesday they are giving up on a proposed ballot measure aimed at privatizing sales of liquor, saying they will instead focus on defeating a separate initiative that would increase corporate taxes.

04/28/16

Welch delivered the keynote address at the Wines & Vines Oak conference, which took place at the Culinary Institute of America's Greystone campus in St. Helena and drew a crowd of more than 250 people who attended seminars held in the barrel room of the historic building and technical tastings in an adjacent theater

04/28/16

The Sonoma County Barrel Auction is Friday, and the invitation-only trade event, now in its second year, is expected to reel in more than last year's take of $460,000 from bidders impressed by Sonoma County wine.

04/28/16

Whitehall Lane Winery and the Leonardini Family of Napa Valley are pleased to introduce Jason Moulton as their new winemaker

04/28/16

Robert J. Cooper, whose unusual elderflower liqueur, St-Germain, introduced in 2007, was so completely embraced by the cocktail community that it became known as "bartender's ketchup," died on Monday in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 39

04/28/16

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates enjoyed a buoyant start to the year, with its first-quarter net revenues rising 8.2% to $145 million. The Washington-based winemaker's shipment volume climbed 8.1% to 1.85 million cases during the period. Ste. Michelle parent group Altria attributed the solid results to strong performance among the company's core brands-which include Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14 Hands and Columbia Crest-and the early timing of the Easter holiday

04/28/16

If you want to get a reaction from someone, tell them you are drinking Drumpf wine. People on social media either think you are a clown or a patriot

04/28/16

One of France's great wine lovers talks to W. Blake Gray about trust in a post-Rudy world

04/28/16

One bright Sunday morning this Spring I put on my walking boots and entered the first enormous hall of the the world's largest wine trade show: ProWein 2016, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

04/28/16

Researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC-Davis) have found the vector that seems to be spreading grapevine red blotch, a major step toward controlling the disease

04/28/16

Although Andy Beckstoffer has been called the most powerful winegrape grower in Napa, he is more likely to be found wearing cowboy boots than wingtips

04/28/16

... legislation aims to "maximize" the amount of water diverted from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to a few federal irrigation contractors in the San Joaquin Valley

04/28/16

The boss of a fraudulent wine company who laundered £200,000 of money from conned investors faces a jail sentence after being found guilty of possessing criminal property

04/28/16

Soil testing identifies the nutrients in the soil, their levels and the need for any amendments, like gypsum, to improve soil quality

04/28/16

Russia is caught in an economic recession brought on by an unstable ruble, volatile oil prices, and the effects of a ban on many Western food imports. Its recession is predicted to continue until the end of 2016, according to the International Monetary Fund

04/28/16

MANCAN is 12.6 ounces - exactly 375 milliliters, or half a wine bottle - and is produced and canned in Sonoma County, California

04/28/16

Severe droughts attributed to El Niño are affecting areas far flung around the world; from India to Venezuela to Namibia. In developing nations, major droughts devastate domestic agriculture and compromise food sovereignty. In wealthier nations, agronomists and other scientists have been noticing changes in harvest times for at least one crop in particular: wine grapes

04/28/16

In an industry and region traditionally dominated by men, a handful of young businesswomen are making major changes and setting big goals

04/28/16

When you arrive at passport control in the Tbilisi airport, a border agent checks your documents, gives you a once-over, and hands you a bottle of wine.

04/28/16

Typically associated with Uruguay, the high tannin variety is also at home in Argentina's northern province of Salta