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10/17/14

As the last bins are delivered to wineries in California, the early projection is that 2014 yields in the nation's largest wine grape-producing state will total 3.8 to 3.9 million tons.

10/17/14

The 2014 wine grape harvest is finishing up in the Napa Valley vintners are celebrating another early and excellent quality year. As winemaking activity transitions from the vineyard to the cellar, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association invited some of its 500 winery members to share their impressions of the vintage and to respond to the most frequently asked questions about this year's harves

10/17/14

This inaugural one-day summit combines Napa's past stellar events - the Wine + Grape EXPO and Viticulture Fair - into one powerful annual showcase connecting vineyard practices to wine quality

10/17/14

The Conseil Interprofessionel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) is launching its first global marketing campaign to help counter falls in sales by both volume and value. Its seven priority markets - China, USA, UK, Japan, Germany, Belgium and France - will soon be flooded with new atmospheric images drawn up by leading British advertising agency, Isobel.

10/17/14

Berry Brothers & Rudd has strengthened its Rioja portfolio as the merchant's Spain buyer Simon Field MW acknowledged growing demand for this region's top wines

10/17/14

As part of a plan to close a $2.4 billion gap in the two-year budget, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has directed the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to hike the costs of liquor

10/17/14

As the Hospices prepares for its famous barrel auction in November, a successor is found for winemaker Roland Masse.

10/17/14

For a small wine estate in France's southern Rhône region, Chêne Bleu is making a big noise

10/17/14

... the 2012 Gloria Ferrer WillMar Artist Series Pinot Noir is a terrific wine not only because it is a delicious local Pinot Noir, but also because of the great cause it supports: the WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center in Sonoma

10/17/14

Cal Poly's Agribusiness Department will host its first-ever gala reunion for current students, alumni, faculty and friends on November 8, 2014, at the Madonna Inn Expo Center.

10/17/14

In time for the holidays, Amazon today announced that Amazon Wine will be introducing '60 Days of Deals' featuring more than 100 popular labels of wine from some of the top wine regions in the country.

10/17/14

"American Wine Story," a new documentary by Three Crows Media, profiles several successful vintners who listened to those inner voices. Those of us who love to drink wine might feel this film tugging us in a similar direction.

10/17/14

Harper's Magazine focused their monthly List on The Best Wineries to Visit This Fall, "curated" by Peter Eastlake, Food and Wine's Sommelier of the Year in 2013. And his Top 10 list was not your usual suspects. No big marquee destination winery estates. Some are just tasting rooms. Banshee, an upstart founded in 2009 by Noah Dorrance, Baron Ziegler, and Steve Graf in 2009, was dubbed No. 1. Known for the Pinot Noir, they market out of a tasting room on the Healdsburg Plaza opened only last year.

10/17/14

California will likely remain in a drought this winter even if most areas receive normal rainfall, according to an expert from the federal Climate Prediction Center. The center issued its annual winter outlook, which predicts warmer weather throughout...

10/17/14

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Our VIA Rail train from Montreal pulled into the historic Beaux-Arts station in Halifax, across the street from a statue of Lt-General Edward Cornwallis, the first British governor of Nova Scotia.

10/17/14

The man behind South Africa's ambitious 4G wine venture has acknowledged the challenge of creating a "new category" for the global wine market.

10/17/14

Our roundup of the top 10 new products set to hit the shelves features all manner of delights, from stripped-back Champagne to antique Bourbon.

10/17/14

Taxes and a lack of innovation are behind a dearth of profitability for Australia's Riverland producers who need to make dramatic changes.

10/17/14

A Tuscan producer has welcomed the Chianti region's recently introduced top tier classification, Gran Selezione, as a tool for distinguishing wines with "personality".

10/17/14

"Wine is the Kevin Bacon of industries. It's related to art, music, food, people. It links everything to everything", according to winemaker Aline Baly.

10/17/14

In the second of our Chilean winemakers to watch series, Amanda Barnes counts down from 10 to one.

10/17/14

The simple answer: "It already is."

10/17/14

Wine Spectator's latest Unfiltered column

10/17/14

When the French school semester started in September, most college students had no lack of drinking opportunities. As is common in other countries, French freshmen are usually encouraged to drink heavily in initiation ceremonies. But soon the excessive drinking could face a sudden end. According to a French draft health bill, inciting binge drinking could be punishable with up to a year in jail or a hefty fine.

10/17/14

It seems like such a simple question, and yet it is one that can provoke a surprisingly heated debate among oenophiles-professionals and amateurs alike.

10/17/14

Wine storage is moving to the upper floors with LED lights and glass walls

10/17/14

The list is based on more than 5 million reviews submitted for more than 15,000 restaurants around the US.

10/17/14

The nine vineyards on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will only have eyes for chambourcin this weekend. According to a news release from the trail, chambourcin is the region's official grape, and 40 acres of it can be found across the Lehigh Valley.

10/17/14

Recent evidence has shown that resveratrol, a compound naturally found in red wine, grapes, and nuts, can help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein, also known as "good" cholesterol. A recent study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has revealed that resveratrol may also increase spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome. The study also cited resveratrol as a viable treatment option for osteoporosis.

10/17/14

The Mariani family business makes its home in a restored Long Island manor

10/17/14

How do we get a handle on the LCBO - and free our alcohol sales from the foreign-owned Beer Store monopoly? How do we give Hydro One a jolt?

10/17/14

The Westlands Water District and other users of water from the federal Central Valley Project are within months of seeing the Obama administration forgive $400 million the farmers owe

10/17/14

Labor investigators accused the growers of underpaying blueberry pickers, among other sins, and sent them a notice in August 2012 that they would invoke the "hot goods" provision, which meant that millions of pounds of ripening berries would not be able to reach market

10/17/14

As California suffers through its fourth and most extreme year of drought, the state is in dire need of precipitation this winter. But don't expect much, say forecasters Thursday

10/17/14

South African winemaker Bruce Jack gives an insight into his work for both a huge brand and the handcrafted Flagstone wines.

10/17/14

A new report from Datamonitor Consumer has identified a significant link between being overworked and the consumption of energy products. Should employers do more to prevent workers from feeling they need to resort to these products?

10/17/14

A once popular issue is now falling into the background, especially in the upcoming gubernatorial general election: the privatization of liquor

10/17/14

Bud Light, Coors Light, Budweiser and Miller Lite-remain powerhouses, still accounting for more than 40% of total market volume. Still, all declined in 2013 ...