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02/27/15

Never a follower of conventional wisdom, Joe was one of a handful of vintners in the 1980s who saw something magical in the aging Zinfandel vineyards throughout Sonoma County

02/27/15

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd., the world's second-largest listed wine company, posted a 86 percent rise in its key profit measure as a weaker Australian dollar and the rescheduling of its Penfolds release improved profitability. Earnings before interest, tax, changes in the value of vineyards and one-time items were A$85 million ($66 million) in the six months ended Dec. 31, Melbourne-based Treasury said in a regulatory statement Friday

02/27/15

The new high-tech tools are taking on added importance as bud break has started earlier than normal this year, exposing the North Coast's $1.5 billion grape crop to the threat of frost damage. Freezing temperatures already have been reported this week, prompting growers to turn on their wind machines and spray their vineyards with water to prevent the tender buds from freezing

02/27/15

Innovation + Quality 2015, a new forum for ultra-premium wineries focused on cutting-edge innovations that advance wine quality, is happening next week on March 4 and online registration ends tonight

02/27/15

There were two programs of special interest at the Oregon Wine Symposium held at the Convention Center in Portland on February 26, 2015

02/27/15

The symposium, to be held at the Sensory Theater at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, will be followed by a wide-ranging tasting of Chinese jiu, a tour of the RMI Teaching and Research Winery, and a Chinese-inspired gala dinner. The dinner will feature a keynote address on marketing wine to China.

02/27/15

The Wine Industry Symposium Group has assembled a dream team of Central Coast wine business leaders to present at the 21st Annual Central Coast Insights Event, set for Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Paso Robles, California at the Paso Robles Inn

02/27/15

The idea that the oceans are storing the heat that we should be feeling isn't new. Our ability to measure that drowned heat has gotten better of the past 15 years, thanks to an ever-expanding, semi-autonomous armada of diving buoys.

02/27/15

Widely regarded as the world's most powerful wine critic, Robert M. Parker Jr. has announced he will no longer taste Bordeaux en primeur

02/27/15

However, the Republican-backed proposal that passed 114-to-87 Thursday -- House Bill 466 -- faces an uphill road, like the previous one that died in the Senate. Democratic lawmakers oppose it, as does Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

02/27/15

State representatives vote (again) for privatization of liquor stores; governor's veto likely

02/27/15

The North Coast fishing community was treated to encouraging news Thursday about the state of the ocean salmon fishery, with forecasts suggesting increased opportunity and productivity during the coming sport and commercial seasons, despite continuing drought

02/27/15

p & f Introduces Americans to High Quality, Affordable Wines from Slovenia

02/27/15

The first growth's managing director went to South America to make wine, but found his own El Dorado back in Bordeaux.

02/27/15

The current, May 31, edition of Wine Spectator Magazine reviewed numerous Paso Robles wineries in its "Buyer's Guide" section. Outstanding reviews and ratings were given to 14 of Paso's most creative and exciting wineries.

02/27/15

State representatives vote (again) for privatization of liquor stores; governor's veto likely

02/27/15

The North Coast fishing community was treated to encouraging news Thursday about the state of the ocean salmon fishery, with forecasts suggesting increased opportunity and productivity during the coming sport and commercial seasons, despite continuing drought.

02/27/15

Half of Californians also said that in dry years, the state should help farmers by easing environmental regulations that protect fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, but the survey found 46 percent disagreeing.

02/27/15

Farmers are generally optimists, or at least try to be. Each year grapegrowers and vineyard managers look forward to the possibilities, but always draw on the knowledge and experience from the previous growing seasons. Farming is a mix of art and science along with the willingness to make decisions and adjustments throughout the journey of each growing season.

02/27/15

Excitement generated by the outstanding wines produced from the 2013 crush led to record-setting results at Premiere Napa Valley last weekend.

02/27/15

Robert Parker Jr has marked the end of an era by announcing that he will stop reviewing Bordeaux en primeur wines, handing over the reins to Neal Martin.

02/27/15

Liverpool is the capital of Prosecco and Cabernet Sauvignon is most popular in Slough, but Sauvignon Blanc rules Great Britain, according to Laithwaite's.

02/27/15

E&J Gallo has unleashed a multi-million pound assault on the Millennial generation with three major UK product launches, including a new vodka brand.

02/27/15

An "intense" Californian Cabernet produced in a "beast of a vintage" and an Argentine red bursting with "strawberry and spice aromas" won the hearts of US wine writers this week.

02/27/15

Plus, Roederer Estate vineyard workers win $163,000 wage settlement from contractor, $200,000 worth of Chardonnay down the drain in Australia, retired wine barrels become skateboards, and more

02/27/15

Senior trade figures are rallying around the Drop the Duty campaign and urging everyone in the sector to play their part and lobby their MP to call on the Chancellor to cut alcohol duty rates by 2% in the March Budget.

02/27/15

For wine drinkers reared on the myriad red grapes that are common all over the world, a wine made of nebbiolo is a departure.

02/27/15

Upgraded sangria appeals to both the establishment and the moment.

02/27/15

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd., the world's second-largest listed wine company, posted a 86 percent rise in its key profit measure as a weaker Australian dollar and the rescheduling of its Penfolds release improved profitability.

02/27/15

Thirty-two states already allow restaurants and companies that make home deliveries of food to offer beer and wine as well, said Justin Greene of Dashing Delivery in Santa Fe. He served as the expert witness for the bill's sponsor, Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque.

02/27/15

Environmentalists call the Tua River Dam a scar on the Douro Valley; winemakers aren't sure yet

02/27/15

Treasury Wine Estates chief executive Mike Clarke says that sales of private label wines in Australia's big liquor retailers are growing faster than those of broader wine producers, but he plans to tackle the problem head-on

02/27/15

Revenue pops after campaigns push higher-end labels such as Penfolds

02/27/15

Excitement generated by the outstanding wines produced from the 2013 crush led to record-setting results at Premiere Napa Valley last weekend

02/27/15

Napa has been on a run lately, with three strong vintages, including a 2013 that's been described by winemakers as 'epic'

02/27/15

Immigration policy reforms cannot overcome broader economic forces that are reducing farm labor supplies, an expert says

02/27/15

"It's devastating," said Tina Wilkins, the owner of Vina Castellano. "I'm off the charts frustrated. It's going to truthfully threaten my livelihood and drop my business by 30 percent, if something doesn't change."

02/27/15

"When we started making kosher wine (almost on a dare) a little more than a decade ago, Jodie and I were not particularly connected to our Jewish roots. With time, and while working with more observant Jewish winemakers in the cellar and throughout the world, we discovered a Jewish community that appealed to us and our sense of belonging ..."

02/27/15

Plus, Roederer Estate vineyard workers win $163,000 wage settlement from contractor, $200,000 worth of Chardonnay down the drain in Australia, retired wine barrels become skateboards, and more

02/27/15

A vandal causes thousands of dollars' worth of damage at an Australian winery, but the owner is breathing a sigh of relief.

02/27/15

Neal Martin promises "a more funky" approach to en primeur reporting for The Wine Advocate following the announcement last night that Parker is to stop reviewing Bordeaux in barrel after 37 years.

02/27/15

10 Winners of the CANVAS Excellence Awards (CEA's) from 26 Finalists will be announced at the Gala Dinner to be held at the Napa Valley Performing Arts at Lincoln Theater in Yountville.

02/27/15

Exhibition Runs February 28 - March 31 in Celebration of the Inaugural Launch of the Yountville Live! Music Festival Happening March 19 - 22

02/27/15

The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the initial 2015 water supply allocation for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors. This initial allocation is based on a conservative estimate of the amount of water that will be available for delivery to CVP water users.