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03/26/15

Auction Napa Valley funds will assist nine local nonprofits in their mission to improve the lives of Napa County youth at critical stages of development

03/26/15

Dahl Vineyards is being evicted from its Yountville home, a week after proprietor Robert Dahl shot an investor to death with a silencer-equipped handgun on the grounds and later killed himself as police closed in after a brief car chase

03/26/15

Tribal Chairman Scott Gabaldon described the court ruling as a "minor setback" for the Wappos in their quest to be restored more than a half-century after the tribe's Alexander Valley Rancheria was dissolved by the federal government and distributed to two families

03/26/15

This month will also mark the transition of Beringer's Chief Winemaker, Laurie Hook, to Winemaker Emeritus. Laurie has been with Beringer Vineyards since 1986

03/26/15

Artesa has appointed Ana Diogo-Draper to Director of Winemaking. The announcement follows the recent departure of head winemaker Mark Beringer, who has left to pursue a new venture at Beringer Vineyards. Diogo-Draper joined Artesa in 2013.

03/26/15

Wall joins HFWE from Treasury Wine Estates, where most recently he was California State Regional Chain Manager. Earlier he enjoyed a long career with Robert Mondavi in both on and off premise assignments.

03/26/15

When Chris Peterson decided to get into the wine business, he was the first person to go through Walla Walla Community College's now-vaunted winemaking program, then he landed at one of Washington's greatest wineries

03/26/15

Aspira has made quick strides in a market known for its barriers to entry with several thousand cases of Sunterra leaving port last August heading to distributors in Shanghai and Xiamen. They have since added Shenzhen (with a new brand, ElementumTM) and formed an alliance with publicly traded importer, wholesaler, and retailer, 1919 Wines & Spirits

03/26/15

The Lake County Winegrape Commission is pleased to present Momentum 2015 on Monday, April 13, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Soper-Reese Theatre, 275 S. Main Street, in Lakeport

03/26/15

SND: Now that you've taken the helm at Pernod Ricard, what are your top priorities?

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03/26/15

"Sadly, many of the issues that led to the Senate inquiry 10 years ago are still with us,"

03/26/15

The 2014 wine grape harvest for Virginia is up 17 percent at 8,039 tons, from 6,862 tons, according to the new production report released by the Virginia Wine Board. The 2014 wine grape harvest is the second highest production since the 2009 harvest, which yielded more than 8,600 tons.

03/26/15

Researchers in the US have published a study suggesting that the characteristics associated with terroir could have more to do with microbes found around the root system of a vine, than the soil that it grows in.

03/26/15

A UK merchant facing a $25m lawsuit brought by a US businessman over alleged fake wines, including a bottle of 1787 vintage Chateau d'Yquem, has secured a court ruling to have the case dismissed.

03/26/15

Whether you're a Scotch connoisseur, Bourbon fanatic or Irish whiskey novice, there's a plethora of books out there designed to enlighten and enthral

03/26/15

Tax credits entice investors in British Columbia custom-crush facility

03/26/15

"It's like trying to judge how good a film will be by peering over the director's shoulder as he edits the day's takes. I couldn't do it, but then I'm not a film critic"

03/26/15

This will be the first time the Wine Business Institute has partnered with a wine industry association north of Napa and Sonoma Counties and is another step in growing the Wine Business Institute's reach in California.

03/26/15

Defendant's "victory laps and self-congratulations" are premature; plaintiff will continue fight over fake wine.

03/26/15

Fundraising to build a permanent agricultural education center at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds has passed the halfway point toward the $1.9 million goal.

03/26/15

The committee unanimously approved the legislation for immediate drought relief and expedited infrastructure spending, with two Republicans abstaining. A companion measure authorizing fines for illegal diversions passed over Republican objections.

03/26/15

China's austerity crackdown and a sharply reduced 2013 wine grape harvest contributed substantially to Bordeaux wine sales sinking in 2014. Total Bordeaux wines sales last year decreased by 8% to 685 million bottles, according to the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB)

03/26/15

Concha y Toro hopes its new multi million pound research and innovation centre it has built in the heart of Chile's wine growing country will help the whole Chilean wine industry better understand what is possible from the country's wine producers.

03/26/15

Wines from Rioja announces the 2nd annual Rioja Week in Chicago

03/26/15

Soil-based bacteria - not soil type - may be key to understanding why certain sites produce specific wine styles, according to research published yesterday

03/26/15

The higher concentrations of arsenic can be explained by a number of factors. For instance, bedrock or glacial deposits that contain high levels of arsenic can influence the ground soil above them. In addition, mining and coal-burning activities release arsenic

03/26/15

They founded Women for WineSense: 25 years later, the organization will celebrate its silver anniversary at its national conference April 30-May 2 in Napa

03/26/15

Advertising drives choice, not consumption, new study says