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10/23/14

Petaluma Gap would be defined by wind

10/23/14

Australia's McWilliam's Wines Group has returned to 100% family ownership after buying the remaining shares owned by E&J Gallo.

10/23/14

Each year, about 600 wineries take part in our Annual Wine Conditions Survey from all regions. We hope you will consider participating this year. It will only take about five minutes of your time to respond. In exchange, we will send you the results of the complete survey, graphs, and some early analysis on wine industry conditions for your use in planning going into 2015 ...

10/23/14

Canada and Mexico have threatened the US with trade sanctions and massive increases in wine taxes after the World Trade Organisation this week ruled US meat tariffs to be illegal

10/23/14

Supervisors heard an appeal Tuesday of a Planning Commission decision to allow the winery at the northwest corner of Silverado Trail and Zinfadel Lane. But the applicant and appellant reached an agreement before the issue reached the board room

10/23/14

In this piece by Summertime in a Glass resident viticulturalist, Paul Zellman discusses water management in the vineyard during the California drought. He focuses on Lake County where Sauvignon Blanc is the second most grown winegrape (just behind Cabernet Sauvignon) in the region.

10/23/14

This newly developed increase block has been planted with material released by Foundation Plant Services (UC Davis) called Protocol 2010

10/23/14

Every business has a duty to protect its own intellectual property (IP) and avoid infringing others' rights. That was the message delivered at IP Issues in the Food and Beverage Industries, a two-day seminar presented by The Seminar Group in Napa, Calif

10/23/14

The airborne fungus has hit grape yields and winemakers say they need emergency funding to take action

10/23/14

Jon is responsible for selecting the wines that will be served onboard JetBlue, specifically the selections for the airline's premium offering, Mint

10/23/14

to help reduce impaired driving in the State of California

10/23/14

Oregon Wine A-List Awards guide consumers to restaurants-both in-state and outside of Oregon-that advocate and celebrate the wines of Oregon on their wine lists and in concert with their menus and cuisines

10/23/14

Jacob's Creek winemakers are keen to produce more wine styles part-aged in barrels previously used for Scotch and Irish whiskies.

10/23/14

The next winery tasting room class will be comprised of two evenings, November 17 and 18 from 5:00 - 8:30. Historically these classes sell out.

10/23/14

On September 30, 2014, the USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) approved the Mendocino WineGrowers, Inc. (MWI) application for a grant to fund their Grower Education Initiative Series, a comprehensive program that aids and facilitates grower operations throughout the region with key partners such as FarmLink, The Wine Institute, the University of California Cooperative Extension and others. In addition to these valuable relationships, MWI also works closely with the media and trade audiences to continue to raise awareness and promote the reputation of Mendocino County grapes and wines.

10/23/14

After years of major growth in vineyard acreage throughout the province, this survey's statistics have relatively stabilized, indicating that wineries and vineyard owners have made the decision to devote their resources to increasing the quality of wine they are producing, rather than simply expanding their vineyard acreage to cover more land.

10/23/14

The U.S. Department of Labor wants to expand litigation against Oregon blueberry farmers accused of "hot goods" labor law violations.

10/23/14

As part of an overall vineyard management system, your ability to control weeds can affect the risks to your crop posed by other threats, such as insects, mites, nematodes and diseases, say University of California Cooperative Extension specialists.

10/23/14

"It was as if the grapes had rounded the far turn, smelled the oats and were headed for the barn," Prudy Foxx says. "The finish to the season was incredibly fast and intense."

10/23/14

No fewer than 29 award-winning wines, as judged in the drinks business Global Masters, will be on show at the London Wine Experience this week.

10/23/14

A Philadelphia lawyer is fighting plans by the authorities to destroy his collection of fine wines after it was seized by police earlier this year.

10/23/14

Riesling, Super Tuscans and old Rioja have been leading the way in Hong Kong for fine wine merchant Armit recently.

10/23/14

The TescoGate accounting crisis means retailers will take greater care in their dealings with suppliers, now the "genie is out of the bottle", experts have told Harpers.co.uk.

10/23/14

The creation of the Vin de France category has driven "important growth" in French wine exports as well as acceptance among younger consumers, Harpers France Summit heard.

10/23/14

Thousands gather in Times Square for three days of friendship, education and 24,000 bottles of wine

10/23/14

Ten years ago the idea of Texas becoming a major player in the wine industry would have garnered a few laughs, but since 2001 the Texas wine industry has grown from a mere 46 to more than 250 wineries, and a multi-billion dollar industry that ranks fifth in the nation in wine production. The wine industry also brings in more than $500 million in tourism to the state of Texas.

10/23/14

The Emerging 5 Wine industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading companies including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

10/23/14

The evolution of Northwest Michigan's grape and wine industry over the past two decades is without question among the top business success stories across our state.

10/23/14

The Wine Council of Ontario announced that Richard Linley will be taking over the helm as President of the non-profit trade association. Richard previously served as Senior Director, Government Affairs at the Canadian Beverage Association (CBA) where he had national responsibility for the development and execution of government relations strategies in the areas of legislative and regulatory affairs.

10/23/14

All four of today's wines come from California, the U.S. state that far produces far more than any other. For that reason, it's the most common source of American wine in Canada, although the LCBO also has wines from Washington and Oregon and, every now and again, Vintages releases wines from other states, like New York and Virginia. But we don't hear much from the others - even though wine is made commercially in every state but Alaska.

10/23/14

A hearing on whether the wine would be destroyed may be scheduled after Arthur Goldman files his argument within 30 days, according to J.J. Abbott, a spokesman for the office of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, which handles forfeiture.

10/23/14

In the world of craft beers, the app developers want to find out - empirically - what makes a beer different from other beers

10/23/14

An apologetic spokesman said Asda would investigate the explosions and added: "It's a small percentage of bottles that are affected but at this stage we don't know what has caused the problem

10/23/14

Britain's biggest retailer said in its half-year results that the black hole in its profits was £263m, larger than the £250m initially forecast.

10/23/14

Chablis producer William Fèvre has released a limited edition glow-in-the-dark bottle aimed at "hipsters" in a bid to attract younger consumers to the brand.

10/23/14

With the help of a 15- or 20-minute ultrasonic session, this appliance will improve the taste of any bottle of wine you plan to drink for dinner