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03/03/15

Sustainability program is one element of plan to help solve key community issues

03/03/15

Napa Valley Vintners wants to roughly quadruple the number of wineries and growers certified for going the extra mile as environmental stewards. Almost 100 wineries and growers meet Napa Green program standards. Napa Valley Vintners announced Monday it wants all of its eligible members to voluntarily seek and achieve certification by the end of 2020

03/03/15

Joseph Eger, director of sales for Southern Wine & Spirits, had a wide grin as he poured out two bottles - or about $1,000 worth - of Laurent-Perrier's rosé champagne at the Hustler Club in Manhattan while a dancer gripped his crotch ... "This behavior is precisely why we are terminating our relationship with Southern New York"

03/03/15

"They should have been managing it properly by either sending it to a treatment or a disposal facility."

03/03/15

Modesto's Gallo Glass Co. will fight a hazardous-materials lawsuit made public Monday by California authorities who acknowledged that alleged violations do not harm consumers

03/03/15

Chairman Francis Coppola and CEO Jay Shoemaker announced today the appointment of Steven Spadarotto as co-CEO of Francis Ford Coppola Presents (FFCP), effective yesterday, March 1, 2015

03/03/15

"I am excited to bring my career back to Sonoma County, the place I have called home for more than 30 years."

03/03/15

The ASEV Board has appointed assistant executive director Dan Howard to assume management of the 2,000 member organization

03/03/15

Winegrape growers and vintners anxious to better understand why their "yes" votes are needed for the upcoming Pierce's disease/glassy-winged sharpshooter (PD/GWSS) Referendum can now turn to a new comprehensive website.

03/03/15

Few storms have graced California so far this winter, but those that did - in mid-December and early February - will allow the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to increase water deliveries to most customers of the State Water Project (SWP) by an additional 204,000 acre-feet (AF)

03/03/15

Back in the summer of 2013, Eric Asimov, the celebrated wine critic for The New York Times, reported on a new wine device: "The Coravin… may revolutionize the sorts of wines that restaurants can make available by the glass"

03/03/15

New Mexico is a step closer to allowing home delivery of beer and wine with meal purchases. The state Senate on Monday approved the bill 32-10. It now goes to the House of Representatives.

03/03/15

Tennessee regulators expect 270 stores across the state to be among the first wave of supermarkets to sell wine under a new state law going into effect in July 2016.

03/03/15

Guarachi Family Wines is pleased to announce the inaugural release of their single vineyard Sun Chase Pinot Noir 2013.

03/03/15

This Thursday and Friday, March 5 & 6, the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation hosts the 8th annual "Farmworker Education Workshop" at the Harvest Inn in St. Helena. This unique two-day workshop is the industry's most comprehensive educational program for Napa Valley vineyard workers with a focus on increasing quality, providing advanced leadership, communication and management skills, and more. Sessions are taught in Spanish.

03/03/15

Pennsylvania state Senator Jim Brewster has outlined a plan to modernize the state's retail and wholesale wine and spirits businesses, offering an alternative to the privatization bill recently passed by the state's House of Representatives.

03/03/15

The new "fizz" screw cap liner from ACI Cork USA marries well with Chaddsford Hard Cider, thanks to its unique ability to retain fresh crisp flavors while offering ease of consumer opening and reclosability.

03/03/15

On February 27th at the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association Annual Meeting the membership overwhelmingly approved moving forward with conjunctive labeling legislation. The proposed legislation will require any wine labeled with a Monterey County sub-AVA to also include "Monterey County" on the label.

03/03/15

The managing director of drinks merchant Berry Bros & Rudd, Hugh Sturges, has left the company after 14 years, with chairman Simon Berry temporarily taking over his role on the wine side of the business.

03/03/15

We all know that sex sells, but some winemakers are far bolder in their interpretation of the tactic than others.

03/03/15

Confusion briefly reigned at the weekend after one of France's leading businessmen and owner of Château Montrose, Martin Bouygues, was erroneously pronounced dead.

03/03/15

Women think men who drink beer are "cheap and tasteless", while men think women who drink beer are "laddish", according to a survey by Illicit Encounters, a UK dating site for married people.

03/03/15

The Californian wine offering in the UK has come a long way in the last decade thanks to these trailblazers championing top drops from the Golden State.

03/03/15

For the third year in a row, Robert Mondavi Winery is to be the wine sponsor for the Asia's 50 Best Restaurant Awards.

03/03/15

French wine brand, Les Dauphins, hopes to expand consumer's knowledge of the Rhône by launching three new wines promoting three local villages in the Côtes du Rhône region - Puyméras, Visan and St Maurice.

03/03/15

In part two of our interview with Marc Goodrich, the Excelsior Wines president reveals the company's altered approach on new products and his ambitious growth plan.

03/03/15

Moët Hennessy is marking the 250th anniversary of its flagship Hennessy Cognac brand with a special limited blend. Hitting U.S. retail shelves in April, Hennessy 250 Collector blend is priced at $600 a 1-liter bottle and packaged in a decanter and collectible gift box.

03/03/15

A group of four Swiss entrepreneurs snagged a prime lot at last weekend's Premiere Napa Valley barrel auction, splashing out $115,000, or $1,917 a bottle, for the 2013 Brand Double Barrel 1588 Cabernet Sauvignon.

03/03/15

Water sommelier Martin Riese has seen the eye-roll and heard it before: "Water tastings? Only in L.A." Los Angeles, birthplace of many food trends, may prove the perfect setting for the next phase in Riese's campaign to make people think about water in the same way they think about wine.

03/03/15

Della Viti, a self-serve wine bar, is coming to 425 East Grand Avenue in the East Village. Customers will put a prepaid smart card into the machine, grab a glass and choose how many ounces of wine they want.

03/03/15

Treasury Wine Estates chief executive Mike Clarke says the company is looking at sale and leaseback deals for a range of winery infrastructure and will also pursue potential asset sharing deals with rivals to free up capital and improve returns on investment

03/03/15

Corporate spending in restaurants shows signs of increasing

03/03/15

Jeannie Cho Lee MW has called the counterfeiting of fine wines a "global issue" not just a Chinese one.

03/03/15

Keen bidders have kept the auction year riding the crest of a wave, with top prices realized and New York enjoying one of its highest grossing sales in a decade.

03/03/15

"My other passion was history of art but I told my father I would study viticulture in university. Then in 1999, my two sisters and I started making a sparkling wine"

03/03/15

The BC Liberal government's incompetent liquor industry meddling will lurch towards potential wine price increases on April 1. Even worse for winery owners, private and public liquor stores, wine agents and restaurants - the government is keeping its retail pricing plans mostly a secret that's deeper and darker than a bottle of old vines zinfandel

03/03/15

A former St. Michelle Winery Estates vice president of vineyards who helped develop vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills and Red Mountain received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers

03/03/15

Growers in some regions have had to turn on wind machines or sprinklers

03/03/15

The businessman became a Sonoma grapegrower and helped put Merlot on the California map

03/03/15

A settlement meeting last week failed to resolve the lawsuit involving the city of St. Helena's approval of the Davies Family Winery project

03/03/15

Champagne shipments edged 0.7% ahead on last year, after exports to the UK and US counteracted a decline in France, according to Comite Champagne.

03/03/15

TV's favourite wine critic, Oz Clarke, has released a new book which sets out what it is all about in the title: The History of Wine in 100 Bottles

03/03/15

The task ahead of me was a two-day tasting marathon of wines with a welter of confusing labels: natural, organic, organic practice and biodynamic. But for Jean Bardet, a semiretired chef with two Michelin stars to his name, there was little confusion about the worthiness of such bottles.

03/03/15

In the Loire Valley-the hotbed of the natural wine movement-a growing number of producers are at odds with the region's regulatory body. Zachary Sussman on the significance of iconic winemaker Nicolas Joly's recent split from Interloire, and what it signals for the region.