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09/17/14

"The three bills signed by the Governor today - AB 1739 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) and Senate Bills 1168 and 1319 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) - create a framework for sustainable, local groundwater management for the first time in California history. The legislation allows local agencies to tailor sustainable groundwater plans to their regional economic and environmental needs"

09/17/14

The effort now shifts to the local work of actually forming the district

09/17/14

California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater

09/17/14

Groundwater will likely remain on the agenda for the Legislature next year. In a signing statement, Brown indicated he would also propose legislative tweaks next session to streamline the process in which courts determine groundwater rights

09/17/14

Below is a sneak peek at some of the winners. Wine Business Monthly will highlight a wider selection of products from the show in an upcoming issu

09/17/14

Jackson Family Wines has launched a new wine division that will focus on Burgundy varieties.

09/17/14

Over the years, the event has grown in reputation and significance until today, 20 years later, is has raised more than $200 million for brain research

09/17/14

New research finds wineries think sustainability pays, even if it's unclear that consumers value it

09/17/14

"This move, along with the prior acquisition of WineWare Software in 2013, puts Granbury Solutions in a position of leadership in the wine technology market"

09/17/14

Naked Wines is working with Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP to assess options including selling a stake to private-equity firms, said the people who asked not to be identified because they weren't authorized to speak publicly. No final decision has been made and the company may look at other options for capital raising, said one of the people

09/17/14

Wine Institute, the association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses, has translated and localized its consumer website DiscoverCaliforniaWines.com for 10 key markets for California wines

09/17/14

entwine, a California wine portfolio from Wente Vineyards, the oldest continuously-operated family-owned winery in America, today launched a 100% Money Back Guarantee program. In collaboration with Nomacorc, the world's leading producer of high-tech wine corks, the 100% Money Back Guarantee program ensures that all consumers who purchase a bottle of entwine wine will enjoy every sip or they will get their money back.

09/17/14

The Season 6 Premiere of 'Shark Tank' is Still Two Weeks Away, But That Hasn't Stopped Lady-Shark Barbara Corcoran from Making Off-Camera Deals in High-Growth Companies like Underground Cellar

09/17/14

This increase comes on top of 10 straight years of double-digit export growth in the U.S. market. In 2012 and 2013, for example, Provence rosé exports jumped 41 percent and 40 percent on volume, respectively.

09/17/14

Founded in March by San Francisco resident and natural wine enthusiast Lauren Barnard, Kampala Wines sells wines that are made using organic, sustainable, and biodynamic farming practices. The e-commerce wine shop and wine club has nearly 100 wines and counting from natural wine producers all over the world.

09/17/14

Farm wineries get permission to buy grapes and juice in aftermath of freeze

09/17/14

South Africa's Mulderbosch, part of the Terroir Capital portfolio led by former Screaming Eagle co-owner Charles Banks, has seen growth ramp up of late, driven by a significant expansion of its rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon.

09/17/14

A National Agrcultural Statistics Service official in California is defending the agency's crop estimates after California Citrus Mutual became the latest of several commodity organizations to say that NASS projection for their crop was too high.

09/17/14

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a package of legislation giving the state sweeping new controls over groundwater use.

09/17/14

Duckhorn Wine Company has launched its debut 2012 Canvasback Washington State Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

09/17/14

Pop star Nicki Minaj believes her sparkling Moscato brand is on its way to revolutionising the wine industry.

09/17/14

Following wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan's sentencing last month, expert wine sleuth, Maureen Downey speaks out on fakes.

09/17/14

German producers have welcomed the impact of global warming, despite evidence that rising temperatures could increase the risk of storm damage.

09/17/14

It's time for the coolest wine labels slideshow-an annual, and sometimes bi-annual, collection of wine labels that go above and beyond, delivering a "wow" factor that makes them as much fun to look as as they are to consume.

09/17/14

Tony Ciccone, co-owner of Ciccone Vineyard and Winery, talks with Greening of the Great Lakes host, Kirk Heinze, about the challenges faced by the wine industry and its impact on Michigan's economy.

09/17/14

Two decades ago, the amount of grenache in California was scant - fewer than 10,000 acres. Despite demand from some high-quality growers for premium-region grenache by those who love its blending attributes, grenache acreage in California has shrunk to little more than 6,000 acres today. Compare that with some half-million acres of the variety around the rest of the world and you see that the U.S. wine industry has seemingly failed to understand the charms of this grape.

09/17/14

One sip of a perfectly poured glass of wine leads to an explosion of flavors in your mouth. Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, have now developed a nanosensor that can mimic what happens in your mouth when you drink wine. The sensor measures how you experience the sensation of dryness in the wine

09/17/14

Winemakers in the Rutherford area of Napa Valley have a golden opportunity to add the first fresh and meaningful term to wine labels in decades, but they're blowing it

09/17/14

It's time for the coolest wine labels slideshow-an annual, and sometimes bi-annual, collection of wine labels that go above and beyond, delivering a "wow" factor that makes them as much fun to look as as they are to consume

09/17/14

French wineries may come under added financial pressure as the government considers imposing social charges on wages paid to harvest workers with short-term contracts.

09/17/14

Fine wine buyers have spent August rediscovering their thirst for top Bordeaux, according to several traders, but talk of a full-blown recovery is premature

09/17/14

Rain, hail, sunshine and everything in between have kept winemakers guessing right up to harvest as vintage 2014 begins across France.

09/17/14

Speaking to the drinks business during a lunch hosted by Bancroft Wines at Ting restaurant in The Shard yesterday, Kevin Grant of Ataraxia said ...

09/17/14

A Norton devotee in Virginia stars in this year's contest winner

09/17/14

donated more than 34,000 bottles of drinking water to residents of Tulare County,

09/17/14

A new report showing that the United States continues to lead the world in wine consumption is viewed as good news for the California wine sector-but it shouldn't lead to complacency, according to three experts

09/17/14

... if you are a lover of southern Rhône wines, grenache isn't so little-known since it is often the lead grape in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and plays a significant role in many other red wines such as Côtes du Rhône

09/17/14

Unprecedented pre-auction bidding saw most lots open in the sales room at or above their top estimates, rendering an audience of New York City sommeliers and elite private buyers stunned but determined to join the fray

09/17/14

The Robert Mondavi Winery celebrated its 49th Blessing of the Grapes ceremony recently, and, it proved to be an historical, ecumenical and international affair

09/17/14

Grammy® Nominated Jewel and hard hitting blues rock recording stars Vintage Trouble join a star-studded cast of culinary luminaries plus 83 renowned wineries to wow attendees at "Science & Sizzle" weekend, September 13 & 14 in the Napa Valley

09/17/14

Jackson Family Wines, the global luxury wine collection owned by the Jackson family, is building on its legacy of artisan winemaking and pioneering spirit with the formal launch of West Burgundy Wine Group. This division will focus exclusively on estate-grown, site-specific wines crafted from classic Burgundian varieties. Wine industry veteran Fred Reno will lead strategic development and market distribution as the director of West Burgundy Wine Group