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12/23/14

PD-Resistant Cultivars Near Release, Foliar Sprays for PD Control Under Development

12/23/14

A couple trained in finance wanted access to rare Napa wines; they developed a new sales model

12/23/14

Beer, wine and liquor consumers, mark your calendars: May 12, 2015 is when new purchasing options may start opening up for you. That's the date that was set last week for the trial of New Brunswick resident Gerard Comeau to commence.

12/23/14

Salvestrin Wine Company, LLC ("Salvestrin") and Beckstoffer Vineyards ("Beckstoffer") announced today that they have filed claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition (false endorsement and false advertising) and declaratory judgment against Natural Selection 357, LLC ("Natural Selection") with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Salvestrin and Beckstoffer seek monetary damages, injunctive relief and attorneys' fees. Natural Selection's partners include Orin Swift Winery owner David Phinney.

12/23/14

Vinexpo's next instalment in Bordeaux in June 2015 will include a number of new features, including an entire repositioning of the exhibition site.

12/23/14

DeLong, 49, who has been at Crimson for the past seven and a half years, previously was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Erle Martin, who left the company earlier this year

12/23/14

At its recent winter board meeting in December, the Wine Institute presented a resolution to Wes Chesbro after his 14th and final year in the California State Legislature.

12/23/14

In Piozzo in 1996, Musso began brewing his own ales-malting and mashing barley prior to fermentation on a stovetop in a window of his pub. "It scared people," Musso recalls. "People said, 'What is he doing?' The phrase birra artiginale didn't exist at that time."

12/23/14

China's interest in Bordeaux has come a long way since Peter Kwok bought Chateau Haut-Brisson in 1997. As Kwok himself told DecanterChina.com in 2012, 'I had no idea that 15 years later I would have quite so many Chinese neighbours'

12/23/14

The 'Women of the Vine' Global Symposium announced today the keynote speakers for the first annual symposium devoted to the advancement of women in the wine industry to be held March 13 - 15, 2015 at The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa, CA.

12/23/14

Two decades ago, Tempranillo was barely a blip on the radar for Northwest wine lovers, grape growers and winemakers. Today, the robust red wine still is grown and produced in small amounts, but many wine lovers are discovering the joys of Tempranillo.

12/23/14

The federal Climate Prediction Center now foresees a wet winter throughout California, particularly in areas south of Sacramento, as a result of a weak El Nino combining with the state's normal wet season.

12/23/14

Increased scrutiny of water quality by Oregon's agriculture experts may convince landowners to voluntarily improve stream conditions on their properties.

12/23/14

Dale Stratton, vice president of Strategic Insights for the Wine & Spirits division of Constellation Brands, was officially elected as chair of the Wine Market Council's board of directors on Nov. 3. Stratton succeeds former Wine Market Council Chair Dennis Cakebread. His board term will run for two years. "Dale Stratton is a wine industry leader whose knowledge and experience with consumer insights, consumer affairs, business analytics and market research will be indispensable to Wine Market Council as we continue to understand, track and analyze consumer consumption habits and showcase emerging trends," said John Gillespie, president of Wine Market Council.

12/23/14

When the Napa Earthquake hit at 3:20 a.m., Aug. 24, Phil Burton headed over to the Pope Valley Volunteer Fire Department where he is currently fire chief.

12/23/14

Chinese businessman William Wu has bought control of Swartland Winery for an undisclosed fee, marking rising interest from China in South African wine.

12/23/14

Denizens of Westminster have a penchant for Nebbiolo, while residents of Wandsworth favour Petit Verdot according to a new wine app by Bibendum.

12/23/14

Pernod Ricard has sold its Caribe wine cooler brand to Grupo Bepensa as part of a strategy to focus on its spirits and wine brands.

12/23/14

While 2014 has seen major acquisitions and multi-million pound wine frauds, it's often the more offbeat stories that prove most popular online.

12/23/14

A new high-speed rail would cut across Bordeaux vineyards and may threaten the fog behind noble rot

12/23/14

Off-trade alcohol sales have risen 2.4% to £14 billion, with volumes up 0.8% - and Italian sparkler Prosecco has seen the most stunning increase of all, with values up 55% throughout 2014.

12/23/14

The Financial Reporting Council has launched an investigation under the Accountancy Scheme into Tesco accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

12/23/14

As in the UK, the beer scene in the US has been transformed over the last 20 years. As mainstream lagers have got blander and colder, craft breweries have sprung up around the country to be greeted by an enthusiastic and increasingly knowledgeable set of drinkers.

12/23/14

The long-term agreement with the Cecchetto family deepens the Terlato Italian portfolio with a popular varietal (sparkling rose) and a modern brand with substantial growth potential.

12/23/14

With more younger consumers rejecting the alcoholic drink of their ancestors, sake sales have steadily tanked in Japan, another victim of globalization. Forty years ago, Japan had 4,000 sake breweries, but only 1,500 remain.

12/23/14

In some ways, 59-year-old master wine cellar designer and builder Jay Rosen can thank the 1980s stock market crash and a subsequent back injury for opening the door to a successful new career.

12/23/14

A recent report in the Journal of Wine Economics -- titled "'Nothing Good Ever Came from New Jersey': Expectations and the Sensory Perception of Wines" -- says that a wine drinkers' presumptions influence their experiences, and that doesn't help the Garden State.

12/23/14

Cathy Millspaugh will end her 14 years of involvement with the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail when she steps down as its executive director at the end of the month. Her successor will be Cassandra Harrington, who has worked at Knapp Winery, Swedish Hill and Goose Watch. She also brings to the role experience in marketing and event planning from her previous role as membership development manager at the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce.

12/23/14

The New Mexico Wine Festival in Bernalillo is running dry after 27 years, according to an Associated Press report in the Albuquerque Journal.

12/23/14

The trend is here to stay, and giving them a try may just help change the culture of wine.

12/23/14

Chinese buying is underpinning a nascent recovery in Bordeaux wine-estate prices, boosting demand for mid-level vineyards while top properties have rebounded to levels last seen in 2000, according to broker Michael Baynes.

12/23/14

Photo-recognition wine apps, such as Delectable, mark a leap forward in the union between wine and technology. Can these apps also make the wine world (finally) more transparent?

12/23/14

Pennsylvania's Speaker of the House-designee Mike Turzai won't abandon his quest to get the state out of the liquor business

12/23/14

in March 2015 ...

12/23/14

Confused about what orange wine is and what it tastes like? Fear not, Mike Bennie is here to explain everything.

12/23/14

Growth continues as Chinese distributors sell through back wine inventory

12/23/14

The American economy grew last quarter at its fastest rate in more than a decade, providing the strongest evidence to date that the recovery is finally gaining sustained power more than five years after it began.

12/23/14

With the holidays now here, many of us will spend the coming days surrounded by family and friends, eating great food and drinking great wine. Just as wine is no stranger to war, neither is the world. So this holiday season, be sure to give thanks.

12/23/14

Image Wealthy property investors are increasingly adding vineyards to their global portfolios and have seen values steadily rise in 2014