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02/26/15

Robert Parker has said that he will never retire, despite handing over duties for scoring and reviewing en primeur Bordeaux to protégé Neal Martin.

02/26/15

What does this mean for the world of wine scoring? What effect will it have on en primeur pricing (actually that might be a topic for another time)? But more importantly, how wine-stained is the coming struggle going to be?

02/26/15

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 in the Napa Valley.

02/26/15

Wolk serves the 3rd District that includes Napa County and southern Sonoma County. Earlier this month, Assemblyman Bill Dodd, D-Napa, was appointed chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Wine

02/26/15

Keeping pace with variations in growing conditions and their impact on wine was a recurring theme at the annual meeting of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers

02/26/15

The Thornhill Companies announced the promotion of Marshall Miller from operations specialist to an expanded role as head of operations. The shift represents a deliberate strategic action to balance the organization's three-pronged structure between finance, sales and marketing, and operations.

02/26/15

The Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW), a non-profit marketing and educational organization dedicated to maintaining the agricultural diversity of the Russian River Valley, today announced the appointment of Rod Berglund as the 2015 Board President.

02/26/15

The Republican-backed plan to privatize the state's liquor distribution system will be passed Thursday on its way to the Senate, he told reporters Wednesday.

02/26/15

Cork Supply USA announced the hiring of Joe Joralemon as a sales consultant to cork and closure clients in North Napa; his home is in American Canyon.

02/26/15

Tanner Campbell has joined the Cork Supply USA team as a sales consultant and will be serving cork and closure clients in Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties; his home is in Santa Rosa.

02/26/15

... consumer confidence has prevented people from fully returning to their pre-recessionary spending levels.

02/26/15

The famous state-owned Riesling estate Kloster Eberbach is trying to overturn an E.U. decision preventing an equity injection

02/26/15

Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute will kick-off it's 2015 Spring Seminar Series with two new seminars on March 12. The seminars, "Exploring a Career in Wine Business" and "Setting Up Your Wine Business from a Legal Perspective" come as a direct response to inquiries from individuals looking to begin a career in wine business.

02/26/15

Next month's Oregon Chardonnay Symposium will return to Stoller Family Estate having grown from last year, and yet the March 14 consumer event in the Dundee Hills is tracking to be another sellout.

02/26/15

A St. Helena woman accused of embezzling $650,000 from a winery pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday.

02/26/15

In the unlikely location of the Venice lagoon, an interesting wine renaissance is taking place.

02/26/15

The famous state-owned Riesling estate Kloster Eberbach is trying to overturn an E.U. decision preventing an equity injection.

02/26/15

Robert Parker announced Wednesday that he will no longer cover Bordeaux's en primeur tastings, handing over the reins instead to Wine Advocate team member Neal Martin

02/26/15

The most influential wine critic passes the baton to the next generation - at least for Bordeaux en primeur.

02/26/15

A Washington Research Council report says raises in minimum wages hinder more than help state economies and workers.

02/26/15

US wine exports dropped below the US$1.5bn mark last year from their record high in 2013, with shipments to many major markets affected by the strong dollar.

02/26/15

US-based consumers have continued their resurgence as wine auction buyers, accounting for 84% of lots sold at the latest Acker, Merrall & Condit sale.

02/26/15

A man who writes about the wine industry and another known for the grapes he's grown are among those in line as honorees during the 28th annual Auction of Washington Wines coming this summer.

02/26/15

We chat with two Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest chefs about partaking in this prestigious fundraiser.

02/26/15

World class wine expert Doug Frost was in town for the Oregon Wine Symposium this week to share tips with vintners on how to make the perfect bottle.

02/26/15

More than 20 wine marketing students from Texas Tech University are mixing up cocktails, using wine instead of whiskey, gin or rum, hoping to create a gold medal combination.

02/26/15

Jörn Kleinhans, owner of Wine Elite Sommelier Co., explains that getting more from the wine currently in your rack, cellar, or shopping cart relies heavily on the tools you use before you even take a sip.

02/26/15

With tobacco farms closing and coal mines shutting down, the Bluegrass State is pinning its hopes on the fruit of the vine

02/26/15

China has overtaken France and Italy as the world's largest consumer of red wine

02/26/15

US wine critic Robert Parker has announced he will no longer be responsible for tasting the Bordeaux en primeurs at The Wine Advocate

02/26/15

A federal judge appears close to ruling on a local Indian tribe's efforts to seek federal recognition, with potential future implications for Napa Valley land use.

02/26/15

Thirty-two states already allow restaurants and companies that make home deliveries of food to offer beer and wine as well

02/26/15

A man who writes about the wine industry and another known for the grapes he's grown are among those in line as honorees during the 28th annual Auction of Washington Wines coming this summer.

02/26/15

... the actions of third parties who obtained samples of two patented plant varieties in an unauthorized manner and planted them in their farms did not constitute a public use

02/26/15

to enjoy more water, half of Californians would dump protections for the Delta and its fish and wildlife?

02/26/15

Dan Jago, who was suspended from his role as Tesco's director of wine, spirits and beer at the height of the fallout from the £263 million shortfall in the retailer's profits, is being reinstated and will return to the retailer in a new role on March 9.

02/26/15

.... a lot of momentum, indicating not only the demand for Napa wines but also the higher and higher prices that the trade - and presumably their customers - are willing to pay

02/26/15

The Auction of Washington Wines is pleased to announce the lineup of honorees for its 28th annual weekend of events August 13-15, 2015. Andy Perdue, who's been covering the wine industry as a journalist for many years, is Honorary Chair; Dick Shaw, founder of Shaw Vineyards, is Honorary Grower; and DeLille Cellars, a leading winemaker in Washington state for more than 20 years, is Honorary Vintner.