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05/31/16

Severe weather, including hailstorms, caused serious damage at the weekend in some French wine-producing regions, notably Cognac where up to 8 percent of the vineyard has been badly damaged, producers said on Monday.

05/31/16

France was left counting the cost after violent storms caused damage across the country at the weekend and on Monday more weather warnings were issued for the north of the country.

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At the same time Caymus Vineyards owner Chuck Wagner was settling his long-standing legal disputes with county officials this week, he warned that recent pressure on his and other wineries could threaten the county's core industry.

05/31/16

Canada will host the 10th edition in July 2020, a first for North America, as announced at this weekend's 9th quadrennial International Cool Climate Wine Symposium held in Brighton England.

05/31/16

Study shows surge in new vineyards in England with 37 new winemakers licensed by HMRC in 2015

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For many, winemaking conjures up images of rolling vineyards, oak barrels and cavernous cellars.

05/31/16

Cloverdale-based artist Richard Sheppard spent a year documenting life in Sonoma County's vineyards, with the help of members of his wine tasting group.

05/31/16

A short Chilean season left the U.S. market relatively empty for the first table grapes from Mexico this month, and prices are expected to remain high through June.

05/31/16

Twenty-six wine educators from eight countries and 12 states gathered in the Napa Valley recently for the fifth convening of the Napa Valley Wine Educators Academy, hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association.

05/31/16

I think the marketing world has gone mad and is leveraging the fear of consumer product companies who are acting out of a survival instinct, concerned that they will miss out on the millennial train; the largest cohort since the boomers who drove retail spending for the past 50 years but is hitting retirement age.

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Many English sparkling wines are undervalued compared to their Champagne equivalents, Stephen Skelton MW has told an international audience of 600 wine producers, buyers, marketers and media.

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The wine industry in Wales is fizzing

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In one of the cavernous temperature-controlled cellars of Hartenberg Wine Estate near Stellenbosch, a new French oak wine barrel bears the tag "CWG PTG Shiraz Blend 2016".

05/31/16

Try your hand at winemaking without leaving the city.

05/31/16

Cider has "bucked the trend" to become one of Australia's top export industries despite a dip in alcohol consumption across Australia, according to a research released this week by IBISWorld.

05/31/16

The stock of Williamette Valley Vineyards (NASDAQ:WVVI) registered a decrease of 18.75% in short interest. WVVI's total short interest was 5,200 shares in May as published by FINRA.

05/31/16

Canada will play host to the 2020 International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, according to an announcement made at the ICCWS's 2016 edition recently held in Brighton, England.

05/31/16

For the Humboldt farmers, Sonoma County's subterranean tasting rooms and Tuscan affectations offered a glimpse into a rarefied realm of legal intoxicants.

05/31/16

Manchester City Football Club fans may be tempted to put down their warm pints of beer and pick up a glass of shiraz after winemaker Wolf Blass inked a multi-year marketing partnership with the famous Premier League team to gain access to its huge fan base throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa and Mexico.

05/31/16

Wine in B.C. grocery stores is receiving strong consumer approval - particularly from women

05/31/16

Johnson Brothers of North Carolina Announces Expanded Distribution in North Carolina

05/31/16

Land for vineyards in Marlborough is now becoming so scarce that an "end game" is in play to acquire the best remaining sites, believes the estate director of Cloudy Bay.

05/31/16

Pressure is building on the Department of Health to revise controversial guidelines limiting alcohol consumption to 14 units after it was revealed that anti-alcohol lobbyists played a large role in setting them.

05/31/16

While visiting Austin some five years ago, friends took me to a wine festival. The wines were all from Texas and almost all were…well…just bad, really bad. The ones we labeled "drinkable" came from grapes sourced from California. Last year I met a fellow journalist in Paso Robles, California, who over a beautiful 1980 Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon, swore that things were changing in her home, the Longhorn State, and encouraged me to give the wines another consideration.

05/31/16

In April, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) announced it would be approving 14 new liquor stores, which would bring the state total to 262 stores in a state with a population of almost 4 million people. OLCC chairman Rob Patridge said that their plan is driven by an attempt to "increase store density while exploring new and innovative market-driven business models" due to "more sophisticated and ... greater demand for modern, consumer-friendly shopping."