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02/10/16

Additional research on women and wine and research on Millennials and wine packaging will be unveiled at the California Consumer Research Conference taking place March 10 in Yountville, California

02/10/16

The Napa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday discussed the outlines of a proposed development agreement between the two parties. That paves the way for Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor hearings in coming months

02/10/16

Southern Wine & Spirits has reached an agreement to acquire Sterling Distributing Company of Nebraska, in a deal that gains Southern entry into one of the few non-franchise markets where it hasn't been present

02/10/16

Delivering clients insight on over $100 billion in consumer spending at restaurants and bars across the United States

02/10/16

Suppliers will showcase vineyard-related products and services that offer automation, mechanization or new technology that will help growers advance vineyard quality.

02/10/16

This Thursday, February 11, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers will kick-off the three-part Sustainable Vineyard Practices Series ("SVP"), providing grapegrowers and industry professionals with the tools and practices they'll need to navigate the 2016 growing season and avoid any pitfalls that Mother Nature, plant material, or the regulators may throw their way.

02/10/16

More than 1,000 people are expected at the event at the Three Rivers Convention Center and Toyota Center in Kennewick. There are about 150 exhibitors and 16 educational sessions scheduled for participants, many of whom are affiliated with the Northwest wine and grape industry.

02/10/16

The fifth annual Eastern Winery Exposition, the largest production wine industry conference and trade show east of the Rockies, has sold out its trade show floor for the third year in a row. Located at the Lancaster Marriott and Convention Center in Lancaster, PA, the Eastern Winery Exposition's sold-out trade show will include 184 exhibiting companies featuring a large variety of equipment, products and services for commercial vineyards and wineries.

02/10/16

Starting next Monday, 15 February, in Montpellier and lasting until Wednesday 17 February, the show will feature just over 1,700 exhibitors from across the south of France as well as Spain, Italy, Portugal, Algeria, Morocco, Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria and the Lebanon

02/10/16

Over 650 of industry's notable wine and spirits leaders will be in attendance

02/10/16

With the New Vintage being part of Taste Washington events, the following Seattle hotels have created special Taste Washington package

02/10/16

The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association (MCVGA) is proud to announce the establishment of the Rich Smith Memorial Research Fund in celebration of the life and extraordinary accomplishments of Richard Smith.

02/10/16

Monterey County's family-owned Albatross Ridge is happy to announce the appointment of Quelene Slattery to director of sales. Slattery will oversee the sales program for Albatross Ridge's portfolio of estate-grown Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, while working with its existing distributor partners, and establishing Albatross Ridge in new markets throughout the United States.

02/10/16

Head High Wines partners Bill Price and Sam Spencer announced today that North Shore-based big wave surfer Andy St. Onge has joined the Head High family as a brand ambassador. Launched in 2015, Head High derives its name from the surfing term which refers to waves that perfectly match the height of the rider. Price and Spencer's shared enthusiasm for surfing and the outdoors provides an important blueprint when producing wines that, above all else, provoke unexpected exploration.

02/10/16

Based in Garzón, Wylie will continue to grow the winery's strong brand presence, working across the business in many different areas, including operations, marketing, sales management, and hospitality and tourism activities.

02/10/16

Doyle joins Ventisquero from Beast restaurant in Marylebone, where she spent the last 18 months as head sommelier, responsible for the venue's 250-plus bin wine list, which included Ventisquero's flagship Pangea wine

02/10/16

According to an national poll of fruit growers, fruit industry suppliers, and researchers, the market is poised for growth in 2016. From expected increases in production to adoption of new tools and crops, the general outlook for growers seems positive, and with good reason.

02/10/16

A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died.

02/10/16

Bills aimed at improving affordable housing in Oregon have come under fire from farm and conservation groups for allowing expedited expansion of urban growth boundaries.

02/10/16

With the good snowpack area farmers should have water this year, Jay Chamberlin, Owyhee Irrigation District manager, says.

02/10/16

Gov. Butch Otter's proposed budget asks for an additional $1.8 million in agricultural research.

02/10/16

A team of University of California researchers and industry professionals has found that there are no real alternatives to chlorpyrifos in combatting two key almond pests. The federal government is considering banning chlorpyrifos for agricultural use.

02/10/16

Federal agencies got $450 million to spend on land acquisitions in 2016 through appropriations.

02/10/16

On Friday, February 26th, Madrigal Family Winery Tasting Salon & Gallery in Sausalito will host the 4th in its Art and Wine series, featuring the work of local Bay Area painter Simin Massoudi. A book signing of Simin's recently published "Simin Massoudi, Paintings & Drawings" will also be held.

02/10/16

In association with the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF), Raymond Vineyards has launched the second-annual Raymond On the Red Carpet Sweepstakes inviting wine and film lovers to enter for a chance to win the ultimate Napa Valley Film Festival VIP Experience. T

02/10/16

Small, premium Mi Sueño Winery from the Napa Valley was selected to be featured at Super Bowl 50. Owners Rolando and Lorena Herrera poured their wines for special guests in the Citrix Owners Club Suites at Levi's Stadium.

02/10/16

Napa-based Jonathan and Susan Pey, makers of TEXTBOOK Napa Valley wines announced today that Jonathan Pey was selected to speak at the United States' first California Wine Symposium in Havana, Cuba on February 2, 2016.

02/10/16

Chablis celebrates women's growing appreciation in the industry, both in the vineyard and on premise

02/10/16

Total spending: $155.4 billion, including spending already required by law for food stamps, other government nutrition programs and farm subsidies.

02/10/16

To hear his now-grown children tell it, John Robert Stanton, who died at age 99 on Dec. 22, 2015, was a mechanical genius.

02/10/16

Continuing the company's quest to own all aspects of retail and customer service, Amazon has just launched a sommelier service in Japan to help give wine-buying advice over the phone.

02/10/16

It looks just like a regular wine glass, but it works exactly backwards; the "base" becomes the rim, what you drink out of, and the bowl, while still holding the wine, is sealed at the bottom, becoming the actual base.

02/10/16

The voting has finally begun, and this is the first in a series of conversations with entrepreneurs who are navigating - or suffering - through this election season. Over the course of the next several months, we'll track the primary calendar and ask business owners about the candidates they are backing, the issues that matter most to them, and their own role in the democratic (with a little "d"!) process.

02/10/16

Shoppers in supermarkets globally are buying more Rioja, including Reserva, Gran Reserva and Crianza variants, growing the wine's value sales by 5.33 per cent, and volume sales by 1.13 per cent, TheDrinksBusiness.com reports.

02/10/16

New information provided by the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch's data team reveals the top 30 products sold by the branch in each of 28 regional districts in B.C. in 2015, and it brings to light some surprising trends across the province. -

02/10/16

Anchored by brewery, incubator for growing wine businesses gains popularity in Paso Robles

02/10/16

California's 76,400 farms recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014, the year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state in a drought emergency and launched what in 2015 became mandatory conservation for cities and towns

02/10/16

Vineyard sprays blamed for shocking levels of banned chemical traces found in children.

02/10/16

Big money is involved in growing grapes and producing wine within a strictly controlled delimited French region ; for example, there's the annual "en primeur" futures pricing of the vintage

02/10/16

For the six months ended December 31, 2015, total net sales from continuing operations increased 46.9% compared to the same period in the prior year and totaled $14.9 million. Consolidated gross margin from continuing operations was 32.2%, an increase of 2.4 margin points over the prior year

02/10/16

Overall, UK consumption of sparkling wine by volume is expected to rise by 13.2% between 2015 to 2019, whereas still wines will achieve modest growth of just 0.6%, resulting in overall growth on 1.8%, according to data released today by Vinexpo in partnership with the IWSR

02/10/16

Jancis Robinson has partnered with online learning agency Electric Academy to develop a wine course which promises to give even beginners an understanding of wine in a single evening.

02/10/16

Fewer imported wines were rejected by Chinese customs in 2015 amid strong growth in wine import, shows official figures

02/10/16

Unusual 5-4 decision halts federal effort to curb carbon dioxide emisssons from power plants while the court battle continues

02/10/16

"For those concerned about the CDC's recommendation that ladies should not drink without birth control (eye roll) - fear not," American blogger Katie Jean wrote.

02/10/16

France's southwestern Cahors region is a new frontier for foreign investors, from Argentine winegrowers doing the "Malbec tango" to potential investor "ambassadors" from China

02/10/16

Posting on Wine Beserkers' forum yesterday, 9 February, Cornwell said he had found a connection between Dragon 8 and a wine broker in Denmark with connections to convicted fraudster Rudy Kurniawan.

02/10/16

Slow Food's Banca del Vino, or "Wine Bank," is reserving thousands of bottles of Italian wine solely for preservation and education. Molly Hannon on the "slow wine" movement and how the Bank hopes to preserve the historical memory of Italian wine.