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Wednesday, August 27th

09/27/12

Interpretation conflicts with I-1183 language and plain English

09/27/12

The Wine Business Monthly 2012 Salary Survey Report has found that wineries are hiring more often and employees are earning higher salaries and bonuses, especially for key employees that wineries do not want to lose.

09/27/12

Jean Taittinger, a longtime French legislator and heir to the Taittinger Champagne legacy, has died. He was 89.

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Financial Symposium attendees hear details of who benefits most from ongoing sales boom

09/27/12

Whether winemakers, sellers and distributors see their industry's glass as half full or half empty, many see only one constant - change.

09/27/12

Amazon.com Inc., which seriously considered a move into the online wine business several years ago, is back in the game, according to Sonoma's Wine Industry Insight, an online wine industry news site run by journalist and book author Lewis Perdue.

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The bill also would make a series of reforms to improve the program for producers that rely on it for farm labor

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Renewed and intensified interest in beverages represents a big growth opportunity for restaurants, industry research firms have found, and many chains are eager to cater to this new demand

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"We really want to make this into a showplace."

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All of the wines are incredibly well balanced and structured

09/27/12

Just a half-decade ago, few could have predicted that Malbec would be the next big thing in Washington.

09/27/12

Bad weather that hit French vineyards last winter has more than halved this year's output of Beaujolais wine and is likely to raise prices of the traditionally cheap wine that kicks off the new vintage season worldwide.

09/27/12

A vineyard in Staffordshire has produced a red wine with an alcohol level of 15%, owners say.

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Those who enjoy sipping sweet-tasting wine to complement spaghetti dinners will be pleased by the grape harvest's results in the north country this fall.

09/27/12

This year's Sonoma County Harvest Fair in California begins with a grand tasting of 100 of the county's top wineries like Hanna, Balletto and Alexander Valley Vineyards

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"We harvested a lot of grapes in Texas this year and on the high plains we're still at it," said Bobby Cox, Lubbock-area viticultural consultant.

09/27/12

The judges faced a tsunami of wine on Wednesday as they began a daunting challenge - to taste a pool of 951 wines in three days for this year's Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition.

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The harvesting of red varietals has begun in some appellations. But with persistently mild weather, most growers report that their cabernet sauvignon still needs some hang time.

09/27/12

As the number of Michigan wineries climbs toward the century mark, the generation of vintners that built the earliest ones is facing another key issue: Succession

09/27/12

Serious vintners see huge potential. Chinese bought 156 million cases in 2011, making the country the world's fifth-largest wine market

09/27/12

Earlier this summer this vineyard looked green and vibrant up until last week. Then the weekend hit...the temperature dropped to 25 degrees and within 24 hours the vineyard looked like this.

09/27/12

Grocery sales in convenience and discount stores and online will increase massively over the next five years, creating radical new challenges for the drinks business, a leading retail economist said

09/27/12

Bodegas Bretón in Navarrete, Rioja is up for sale after a difficult few years' trading.

09/27/12

Independent winegrowers across France are calling on the government to underwrite an insurance scheme to protect them from the effects of bad harvests or currency fluctuations.

09/27/12

Study finds the risk is much greater when mixed with hormone replacement therapy, further complicates debate on alcohol

09/27/12

Spain, Italy, Portugal and France have joined Bulgaria in formally objecting to the Scottish government's legislation introducing minimum unit pricing on alcohol