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06/29/15

"What has happened here in the past three years is extraordinary. Don't think it can continue. Things are better than ever in the Bay Area, but things don't stay that way. Just be prepared for that"

06/29/15

Growers in Napa were concerned about the possibility of frost and having to use water from reservoirs to protect their vines. But there was no frost and "we're actually going into the growing season in pretty good shape," with most reservoirs 80 to 90 percent full

06/29/15

Conference explores uses and current trends in the use of oak for winemaking

06/29/15

A pioneer within the thriving red blend segment, Trinchero Family Estates' Ménage à Trois has grown by 80% to around 2.5 million cases over the past five years, thanks in part to the brand's continued dedication to innovation. The range, which originally featured a trio of red, white and rosé blends, now includes 10 different varietals, as well as three vodka offshoots.

06/29/15

Good-quality California sparkling wine is fairly common these days, but when Jack and Jamie Davies revived Schramsberg Vineyards 50 years ago, that wasn't the case

06/29/15

Beaujolais is trying to gain AOC status for its sparkling wines which, with it being mostly rosé, will make it doubly appealing thinks Inter Beaujolais

06/29/15

All Six Public Speakers Are Pro-Winery at Environmental Hearing in Los Olivos

06/29/15

Sonoma County vintner Ken Wilson has agreed to halt a slate of wine events he planned to host this summer at his flagship Wilson Winery in Dry Creek Valley following a crackdown by county planning officials

06/29/15

Milder summers mean Europe's most northerly winegrowers can challenge rival producers, but the Swedish alcohol laws are just one of many obstacles they face

06/29/15

Coyote Moon is selling its Fire Boat Red and Fire Boat White in cans, online through its web site and at its three tasting room locations

06/29/15

Plus, a wine becomes a dirty word, a winery's intriguing past lands it on the Historic Register, and a former White House chef dies at 61

06/29/15

California experienced a cooler-than-average May in 2015-becoming the first month with below average temperatures in many months.

06/29/15

The vast majority of the 49 lush acres at La Crema winery in Windsor, California is covered in uncountable rows of beautiful green Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapevines. But nestled into a small industrial area near the side of one of its fermentation buildings, near the new vending-machine-sized boiler and a whole lot of piping, is a set of what might look to the untrained eye like some sort of electrical transformer

06/29/15

Accolade Wines has a lot of work to do to improve on the fortunes of Grant Burge Wines

06/29/15

A tasting at VinExpo reveals vintages that are maturing in complexity and quality

06/29/15

A component found in the skins of red grapes could be used to help treat people with depression by reducing inflammation of the brain, a US study has suggested

06/29/15

... the best examples are developing at a snail's pace and will continue to improve with more time

06/29/15

"The market as a whole has not been a good investment over the last four years, but should change from here."

06/29/15

Existing standard different than that used by state, rest of county

06/29/15

"Our interest has been to find a value-added capability of these waste streams," he said, adding that this may be another use for the grape "waste"

06/29/15

A number of research firms have recently commented on STZ

06/29/15

Chateau Bargylus's wine is on the menus of top Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, but the journey it takes to reach diner's glasses is a perilous one

06/29/15

The discovery of the ocean as an ideal cellar has yielded a rash of new underwater-aged wines-but many of them are no different from their land-aged brethren. Zachary Sussman on one very notable exception: Julie Benau's Libero, a picpoul aged for six months in barrels submerged in an oyster bed.

06/29/15

One of the best ways to enjoy wines with no added preservatives, then, is in their exuberant youth

06/29/15

A disposable filter could be the perfect answer for those who don't like preservatives in their glass.

06/29/15

The solution lies in a familiar brown bottle in every suburban bathroom: hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide oxidizes sulfites, turning sulfite into hydrogen sulfate, which does not cause the types of problems that are associated with sulfites

06/29/15

A bottle of wine apparently found in Napoleon's carriage after Waterloo - and still "believed to contain wine" - is to be sold at Christie's next month