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11/20/14

Other changes going into effect that day affect government B.C. Liquor Stores, which will be allowed to offer walk-in coolers, to stay open for longer hours and to open Sundays.

11/20/14

Only the chosen few have a clue about details. Bill documents, currently about 50 pages, are stamped "confidential draft language, do not distribute."

11/20/14

Piedmont Virginia Community College names viticulture program for Patricia Kluge & Bill Moses as it strips name from sciences building

11/20/14

Harper Wells in Norwich scooped the top prize in Off Licence News' and the Wine Institute of California's independent retailer promotion

11/20/14

Arguments over U.S. EPA authority to mandate specific Chesapeake Bay watershed farm land use changes by states now underway in U.S. Appeals Court.

11/20/14

Stories about acts of bravery and kindness were emerging after as much as 6 feet of snow covered Buffalo, New York, one of the hardest-hit areas in a week when snowstorms and record-low temperatures whacked much of the country.

11/20/14

"This is one of the first times we've done this on a sunny day. Cause that sun would normally be thawing the grapes out."

11/20/14

Gallo Family Vineyards has added the "smooth and soft" Autumn Red wine, which tastes of blackberry and caramel, to its portfolio, alongside a marketing campaign with chef and forager Caroline Davey

11/20/14

Chemeketa's Northwest Wine Studies Program has named Betty O'Brien, president of Elton Vineyards, as Chairman of its Advisory Committee for the coming academic year. The program has also recruited Eugenia Keegan, general manager of Gran Moraine Winery, a Jackson Family Wines company, to its Advisory Committee.

11/20/14

El Porvenir de Cafayate, a small family-owned winery in Cafayate, Argentina, has appointed Paul Hobbs Imports as its sole U.S. importer, becoming the first Torrontés and Tannat producer in the portfolio. Hobbs has been collaborating with El Porvenir's winemaking team since 2010.

11/20/14

Morlet, a fourth-generation winemaker, has worked with acclaimed wineries in Napa and Alexander Valley, including Newton Vineyard, Peter Michael Winery and Staglin Family Vineyards. The 2014 harvest marks the first vintage for Morlet and PATEL wines collaboration.

11/20/14

Charles Smith announced that Tammy Coleman will join the company as director of national accounts on-premise, representing the family of brands, which includes K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines, ViNO, Secco Italian Bubbles, SIXTO and Wines of Substance.

11/20/14

A mellow storm passed through the North Bay early Wednesday, bringing a half-inch of rain and more, with similar amounts due by week's end from combined rainfall from two more storms, according to the National Weather Service.

11/20/14

Four straight days of record low temperatures in Southwestern Idaho likely caused some damage to grape and other fruit crops, growers say, but the full extent won't be known until spring.

11/20/14

California has the most unauthorized immigrants, at 2.4 million, according to a new report. Idaho was one of seven states whose unauthorized population increased. Washington's population of unauthorized immigrants remained stable.

11/20/14

St. Helena homeowners and business owners can now make their properties more water and energy efficient through a property-tax based program already in effect throughout Napa County.

11/20/14

Registration is open for the 15th Annual UC Davis Wine Executive Program, which seeks to provide wine industry leaders an opportunity to learn marketing and branding strategies while participating in interactive sessions.

11/20/14

The California Green Medal was developed as a way to showcase some of the leading wineries and vineyards committed to sustainability. More than a dozen regional winery and winegrowing association partners are also involved in promoting the new awards.

11/20/14

Washington State University's Wine Science Center has received a $500,000 donation from a man who took a huge risk and helped plant Franklin County's first wine grape vineyard in the early 1970s.

11/20/14

South Africa's blended white wine is a flagship for the country's overall offering. Tim Atkin MW takes us through this strengthening category

11/20/14

ProWein's 2014 China trade fair, the world's leading international trade fair for wine and spirits in Shanghai, welcomed a record number of visitors to its three-day event last week.

11/20/14

Liv-ex director Justin Gibbs gives his insight, particularly in relation to Bordeaux, on the Liv-ex Power 100 list of the world's top-performing fine wines.

11/20/14

Boozed-up birds are falling from the sky in Canada after getting drunk on frost-fermented berries.

11/20/14

Winemakers from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and elsewhere report a challenging but promising year

11/20/14

Auctioneer Joshua Krummenoehl agrees to more than $500,000 in restitution

11/20/14

Brands should "just be honest and sell their gear" on Facebook and other social media as forcing likes and comments turns off consumers.

11/20/14

Greece recently celebrated its "Ohi Day" ("No" day) on October 28 to mark the time when in 1940 the then Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, rejected Benito Mussolini's ultimatum to march troops through Greece. In 2014, much is being said about how Greeks need to say "no" to corruption, which has contributed to the country's on-going economic crisis.

11/20/14

Boxed wines are bigger and better than ever, vying with rosé as the fastest-growing category in wine sales. The quantity has risen in large part because the quality has, too. The flavored-water-with-a-kick abominations of the past are gone. Being flexible, portable and durable doesn't hurt.

11/20/14

It's among the planet's oldest and most widely cultivated grapes, yet grenache used to be the Boeing 747 that managed to fly under the radar. Few people thought to search for it by name, which is just as well, because until recently one could scarcely find the word on a label. Now grenache is basking in the bright searchlights.

11/20/14

Whistler's Samantha Rahn, wine director at Araxi Restaurant and Sommelier of the Year 2013, releases Samantha Syrah, a wine she made at Okanagan Crush Pad winery through their Okanagan Wine Campus program, with proceeds to the BC Hospitality Foundation.

11/20/14

Wine website Vinous has announced it will acquire Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (IWC), to create a site with more than 180,000 professional wine reviews.

11/20/14

only a handful of vineyards worldwide include Gouais Blanc grapes. One of those, at 1,100m in Switzerland's Haut-Valais area, was recently saved from being grubbed up

11/20/14

The sanction of Bella, an award-winning winery and popular tourist destination overlooking bucolic Dry Creek Valley, would exclude it from hosting special events

11/20/14

CEO Michael Clarke says the wine giant may look to sell some vineyard and infrastructure assets

11/20/14

April 1, 2015, will mark the first day that grocery stores are allowed to sell liquor through the store-within-a-store model

11/20/14

The Italian white wine zone of Lugana, an attractive parcel of countryside within spitting distance of Lake Garda, is struggling to maintain its integrity - in every sense of the word

11/20/14

Kate Hudson and her Muse rocker fiancé Matt Bellamy have taken a novel approach to launching their latest wine - allowing players of the online game Farmville to virtually make, bottle and sell it.

11/20/14

Tuscany-based Marchesi de' Frescobaldi has posted impressive sales growth

11/20/14

.... Eutypa dieback, Esca decline and Botryosphaeria dieback, also known as Black Dead Arm.

11/20/14

Today's renewable energy technologies won't save us. So what will?