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07/26/16

Professor Denis Dubourdieu, one of the most respected winemakers and wine researchers of his generation, has died in Bordeaux

07/26/16

As Popick packs his boxes and prepares to move across the country, he holds fond memories of the past six years. "This really was the best job I ever had."

07/26/16

Members visit Missouri region that produced 2 million gallons of wine per year in the 1880s

07/26/16

In another potentially historic case, McLane Company Inc., which has sold food products in Texas sine since the 1980s through the AmeriServ and McLane Foodserice trademarks, has called into question Texas' "One Share Rule," by filing a complaint with the Texas Alcohol Control Board (TACB) in Austin. Its parent company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., owns a two-percent share in Walmart and doesn't believe that this is a justifiable reason for McLane not to be able to distribute alcoholic beverage in Texas.

07/26/16

While V2 Wine Group has a California-geared portfolio, president Dan Leese sees ample room for expansion in Oregon, Washington and the import segment. In the second part of this interview, Leese looks at those opportunities, as well as the changes wrought by the twin waves of wholesale and retail consolidation across the U.S. wine market

07/26/16

The sale will close a chapter in Sonoma County winemaking circles. Hambrecht in 2011 teamed up with vintner Phil Hurst and winemaker Paul Dolan to form Truett-Hurst Inc., which became a publicly traded company designed to manufacture private and custom labels to large retailers

07/26/16

Bay Area Development Co. announced it has completed financial funding for Wine Country Cases in Napa. The financing allowed the custom wine box fabricator to create 50 new, local jobs and to purchase a 78,612-square-foot building located at 612 Airpark Road in Napa

07/26/16

Canada turns 150 next year and the Vancouver International Wine Festival (VIWF) has invited the wine world to the party. And the wine world has responded: the 2017 festival will feature more than 100 international wineries and about 75 Canadian wineries at Canada's premier wine show. The Canadian lineup includes wineries from British Columbia, Ontario and, for the first time, Nova Scotia. The 39th annual VIWF takes place February 11 to 17 and features a projected 1,600 wines from 16 countries; the theme is The Wine World Celebrates Canada. The winery lineup will be announced in the fall.

07/26/16

Winemaker Blends His Devotion to Family and Craft to Create Extraordinary Herrera Wines

07/26/16

Casa Agricola Alexandre Relvas, the family-owned Portuguese producer with two highly-rated wine estates, has entered into an agreement with family owned-and-operated fine wine import, marketing and sales company Quintessential, to represent their wines in the US.

07/26/16

The Wahluke Slope is an 81,000-acre region surrounded on three sides by the Columbia River. Annually, it can be counted on as one of the warmest agricultural areas in Washington. Today, about 9,000 acres of wine grapes are grown on the Wahluke Slope.

07/26/16

TeSóAria owner/winemaker John Olson now prefers a vegan lifestyle, and since he owns the Portland winery, he's in a position to put some of his money where his mouth is. Last month, Olson began offering a tapas-style vegan menu each Thursday night at his tasting room in the Boise neighborhood of northeast Portland. It's a delicious touch of irony for a winemaker whose best-known wine is called Bull's Blood.

07/26/16

Mycotrol ESO is now available from BioWorks. The organic formulation of BotaniGard ES that controls whiteflies, thrips, aphids, and many other insects, Mycotrol ESO is EPA registered.

07/26/16

There's more to sparkling wine than Champagne, Caroline Henry discovers, as she explores méthode ancestrale wines.

07/26/16

Their description of Paso Robles reads, "Despite its size-32,000 acres of grapes, and 11 AVAs growing 40 varietals that can be sampled in more than 200 tasting rooms, most of which are family owned-the vibe is nothing if not laid-back. The historic town square is circled by shops and chef-owned restaurants. Highway 46 is a bucolic drive with more than a dozen wineries that pour in barns, cafes, underground caves, and cattle ranches."

07/26/16

Saralee's Vineyard, 200 acres the couple planted in 1989, grew to offer some of the best grapes in the Russian River Valley. Jackson Family Wines, having sourced its pinot noir and chardonnay grapes from the Kundes, bought the Windsor property in 2012. Now the Santa Rosa-based company plans to open the property and the refurbished barn to visitors as the La Crema Estate at Saralee's Vineyard. The estate is the latest example of how longtime wineries are feeling pressure to up their game for a better and more customized visitor experience.

07/26/16

Weather conditions have USDA Agricultural Research Service research plant molecular geneticists worried.

07/26/16

Firefighters expect to have the Scott Canyon Fire near Condon, Ore., contained by Monday evening.

07/26/16

One of the planes crashed in a rice field on private land and the second landed safely.

07/26/16

Though not as dire as the West Coast drought of five-years running, the dry, hot weather has stressed farms and gardens, prompted water restrictions and bans in many towns and threatened to bring more wildfires than usual.

07/26/16

Spanish wine producer Bodega Torres is reintroducing indigenous Catalan red grape Moneu in Penedès following trials to determine the variety's potential.

07/26/16

Takeaways from Napa Valley's 10th annual organic grapegrowing conference last week. Napa Valley Grapegrowers says it's the only annual conference of its type in the country, where growers can explain to each other how to give up the Roundup

07/26/16

Rowan Gormley, who took over as chief executive last year when Majestic paid £70m for his firm Naked Wines, declined to take the shares offered to him as part of a long-term incentive plan

07/26/16

You will see more forgery and misleading labeling," Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Visiting Professor Jeffrey D. Swartz said during a Northern California Record email interview

07/26/16

Pernod Ricard Winemakers sent an earlier media release saying the Morris family had bought it. This is incorrect.

07/26/16

Australia's wine sector recorded increases in the average purchase price of winegrapes and its overall crush this year, according to the Vintage Report 2016 released yesterday at the 16th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference

07/26/16

A strong 2016 vintage, a low Aussie dollar and thriving trading partners have the Australian wine industry well placed to increase its share of global markets.

07/26/16

Garden State winemakers, focused mostly on sweet and fruit wines, have never earned much attention or respect. A handful of producers are working to change that and create a wine region of note

07/26/16

The new partnership will make it easier for customers to enjoy BC wine and increase the profile of products in the province