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12/17/14

California firm founded by Jess Jackson invests in country's growing wine business

12/17/14

One of Washington's most storied wineries is planting its first estate vineyard - and it will be in the southern Walla Walla Valley. Betz Family Winery, launched in 1997 by Master of Wine Bob Betz, has purchased land in SeVein, a young vineyard region near Milton-Freewater, Ore., that already is producing grapes for some of the world's finest red wines.

12/17/14

During cross examination of Ms Powell by the CIVC's barrister a small selection of video clips of champagne tasting functions presented by her in the name of Champagne Jayne was shown. In each case presented, the function commenced with a blind tasting of an Australian sparkling wine. The CIVC's view is that in doing this Ms Powell is promoting wines other than Champagne as well as causing those attending the functions to confuse Australian sparkling wine with Champagne

12/17/14

The Dusi family helped lay down the foundation of a now burgeoning wine industry in a time when all deals were cemented with a handshake and a reputation. Dante and his family helped establish the area as a premium wine growing region

12/17/14

during festival weekend Jan. 23-25 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort

12/17/14

Constellation Brands, Inc. announced today that it has finalized the joint venture with Owens-Illinois and has completed the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV's state-of-the-art glass production plant, which is located adjacent to Constellation's brewery in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico. Constellation has also purchased from ABI a high-density warehouse, land and rail infrastructure at the same site.

12/17/14

Corcelettes Estate Winery is set to start the new year off with a bang. Having recently acquired Herder Winery and Vineyards, 2015 marks the start of a new era for Corcelettes Winery. Early in the new year, the Corcelettes team will begin the move from their current location in Cawston to their new location, the previous home of Herder Winery in Keremeos.

12/17/14

Veteran wine publicist launches Holiday Wine News

12/17/14

5,200-case winery to develop estate property in Walla Walla Valley

12/17/14

The 2011 vintage has heightened interest in fine Ports, but along with vintage there are fine old Tawnies, Colheitas and White Ports to discover.

12/17/14

Napa Merlot took a beating in the 2004 film "Sideways", but W. Blake Gray finds it in rude health and easy to love.

12/17/14

Water-logged Northern California is getting ready for another round of rain. Forecasters say Tuesday evening's commute will be a wet one in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere in the region, as another storm system moves in.

12/17/14

Could it be 2012 all over again? That's the year Santa Rosa was drenched by nearly 10 inches of rain in December before Mother Nature abruptly turned off the tap, continuing the three-year drought that still hasn't ended, despite another soggy December.

12/17/14

The recently approved $1.1 trillion federal spending bill contains a lot to please agriculture.

12/17/14

Five San Diego County tribes filed a lawsuit 45 years ago against two California agencies and the U.S. government for diverting most of the water from the San Luis Rey River.

12/17/14

The built-up sludge behind the dam is going to be left in place, planted with native trees and grasses, and surrounded with a rock berm, which should allow the reservoir to revert to nature once the dam is removed next year.

12/17/14

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown has certified a recount that shows Measure 92 was defeated by 837 votes.

12/17/14

Feeling the economic aftershocks of the Aug. 24 earthquake, Napa Valley lodging revenue dipped slightly in August and September, but rebounded in October, according to Clay Gregory, CEO of Visit Napa Valley.

12/17/14

According to Karen Clark & Co., 40 percent of the $1 billion in losses was residential, and the rest was from both commercial and industrial buildings.

12/17/14

The chief executive of Penfolds owner Treasury Wine Estates has said that more than a quarter of the firm's wine brands could be 'retired' or put into joint-ventures with other companies.

12/17/14

Russia's deteriorating economy is likely to mean significantly higher wine prices for consumers, according to its deputy prime minister.

12/17/14

Will next year's Bordeaux futures campaign see a large scale return to the market of US buyers and how might that affect the campaign in the face of calls for more cuts?

12/17/14

Taiwan's wine imports have grown by 27% per year between 2008 and 2012, and are expected to remain in double digit growth until 2017.

12/17/14

'Not too hot, not too cold, not too much rain'

12/17/14

Encore Vineyards Ltd, spearheaded by British Columbia's most renowned wine industry pioneer, Harry McWatters, is offering an ownership opportunity to people interested in becoming a part of a fully-integrated wine company.

12/17/14

A Handsome-Looking Bottle Is No Longer Enough

12/17/14

"Herb was seen as a hero of sorts in the local community."

12/17/14

"We can confirm that Roy Danis is no longer managing director ..."

12/17/14

A Texas court has ruled in favour of Diageo and against a Canadian whiskey rival in a trademark lawsuit over its Crown Royal brand.

12/17/14

"We're moving into unknown territory." That's how California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger described the future of groundwater management come Jan. 1, when new state laws known collectively as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act take effect.

12/17/14

Early Bird Pricing a Great Opportunity for Gift Giving

12/17/14

An anti-alcohol group in France could make the country an international laughing stock by demanding ridiculous limitations on wine marketing