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05/24/16

Donn remained focused on staying true to Chappellet's original winemaking values. This commitment to making exceptional limited-production wines earned Chappellet comparisons to the First Growths with notable wine critic James Laube comparing Chappellet to Château Haut Brion and Hugh Johnson drawing parallels to Château Latour

05/24/16

Company Secures Prestigious Property Originally Planted by the Late Jerry McFarland

05/24/16

The conference takes place June 28-30 in Monterey, Calif., and the water symposium is the first day of the event. The symposium features experts from California, Washington state, Canada and Australia delivering presentations about how vines are affected by water stress as well the latest technology to monitor plant water use

05/24/16

The launch of the « Wine & Spirits Marketing Certificate » is the first milestone of VINEXPO EDU. In this niche market, the synergy of KEDGE Business School and VINEXPO is a substantial asset that will not only offer industry actors a theorical and practical perspective, but also a factual and dynamic viewpoint, based on real-life cases and situations.

05/24/16

California's Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Congressman for Fifth District among Dignitaries Expected to Address Historic Public-Private Partnership

05/24/16

Mavrik has paired with its favorite shipping partners to widen the availability of its no impact alcohol reduction. From underserved regions* Mavrik will arrange and pay for shipping to a Mavrik dealc facility.

05/24/16

A proposed tax on the sales of large businesses would generate more than $6 billion

05/24/16

The Idaho Water Resource Board has budgeted $500,000 toward the first year of a five-year effort to study Treasure Valley aquifers and develop an improved model to predict their function.

05/24/16

Two agricultural groups are handing out hundreds of scholarships worth more than $746,000 this spring.

05/24/16

German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday that it has made a bid for Monsanto.

05/24/16

The El Niño weather cycle saw Argentina report its worst pre-harvest grape losses since 1957, with production in 2016 expected to be 27% smaller than 2015 across the country and 39% down in Mendoza.

05/24/16

A lack of grape security is the biggest threat to the future of South African wine, a leading estate producer has said.

05/24/16

Lawmakers in Ohio have voted to get rid of legislation that previously forbade the production or sale of beer above 12% abv.

05/24/16

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "What It's Worth: Winery Value" report to their offering.

05/24/16

They aren't all from France

05/24/16

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

05/24/16

A New York state law that allowed farms and wineries to sell directly to the public gave a boost to the industry nationwide.

05/24/16

Proving the adage 'well worth the wait', experts enjoyed a rare taste of fine wines from the 19th century, discovered under the floorboards of a Czech castle in a treasure hunt that pitted Communist-era police against aristocrats

05/24/16

We have 600 acres planted to vineyard, 300 acres of which are Cabernet Sauvignon. We're excited about the growth potential for our Antica Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($55), and the single-vineyard "Townsend" Cabernet Sauvignon ($95), which is the pinnacle of the Antica portfolio

05/24/16

A trial over accusations of bid-rigging in the biggest contract in state history - a $200 million deal with the N.H. Liquor Commission for warehousing services - got under way in superior court on Monday

05/24/16

According to new research released by Euromonitor International, worldwide consumption of alcoholic beverages declined by 0.7 percent in 2015. It's the first time the firm has tracked a decrease in global alcohol sales since it began monitoring figures in 2001

05/24/16

Are alcohol distributors just waiting to get a cut?

05/24/16

The sale of fine wines from the cellar of Bill Koch smashed multiple records at the weekend, the collection realising US$21.9 million in total

05/24/16

April showers hit the Chile 2016 vintage, with some producers describing conditions as more like those on France's Atlantic coast and overall production down by a fifth versus 2015

05/24/16

Rich Smith qualifies as such a figure when it comes to the Santa Lucia Highlands, the Pinot Noir- and Chardonnay-heavy slice of Monterey County. When Smith died of pancreatic cancer in December at 69, the region rose to his honor.

05/24/16

The El Niño weather cycle saw Argentina report its worst pre-harvest grape losses since 1957, with production in 2016 expected to be 27% smaller than 2015 across the country and 39% down in Mendoza

05/24/16

Obama pushes stalled Pacific Rim trade deal on trip to Vietnam

05/24/16

The inside story on the "Judgment of Paris" wine competition

05/24/16

This Tuesday, May 24, marks the 40th anniversary of the competitive tasting in which Napa wines beat out their French counterparts. But it feels like the anniversary has lasted half a year - at least

05/24/16

"We want to have the ladybugs, we want to have the spiders, the rattlesnakes - we want those in the vineyard, this is all good stuff to have," said Cook. "And part of the balance is not nuking everything."

05/24/16

Since 2011, In Pursuit of Balance (IPOB) represented one side of a philosophical debate over what California wine should, and could, be. Now, with the sudden announcement that the group will dissolve later this year, Jon Bonné reflects on its brief history and asks: Did IPOB achieve its goals?

05/24/16

In an attempt to make a wine that captures the ephemeral essence of California, the brilliant Randall Grahm is breeding 10,000 new grape varieties at an experimental vineyard. Here, he explains his "weird, different, crazy" vision.

05/24/16

Two bio-engineering graduates in San Francisco are on a controversial mission: to replicate wine using chemicals instead of grapes or fermentation.