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10/10/12

Vintner and grower groups in El Dorado, Lake and Sonoma counties receive 2012 awards

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It's time to try to register your winery with FDA

10/10/12

A bounty of plump grapes are making their way from the vineyards into tanks and barrels, as the 2012 grape harvest hits the halfway point in Sonoma County.

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As his deadline approached to act on bills passed at the end of the 2011-12 legislative session, Gov. Brown signed a number of measures supported by farm organizations and vetoed two bills that would have imposed inflexible heat illness-prevention rules on California farmers and ranchers.

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2012 Economic Impact Study of America's Beer, Wine and Spirits Retailers underscores the significant role that retail beverage licensees have

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Celebrated Barbaresco wine producer Angelo Rocca has died in a plane crash.

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Very rarely do we ever hear of wineries being broken into, especially in the small town of Murphys where streets are filled with welcoming shops in a city surrounded by ranches on rolling hills

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The number of oak trees in California that died from the virulent forest disease known as sudden oak death has increased tenfold in just a year's time

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It takes a big personality to overshadow Randall Grahm, so I'm glad I was sitting next to his mom at Monday's luncheon

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Recent history has seen a flood of cause-related marketing and brands. TOMS Shoes and Newman's Own are great examples and successful because they share common attributes.

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North American winemakers are having a near perfect harvest this year in stark contrast to their European counterparts, who have suffered from bad timing and worse weather.

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The more age-worthy a wine, the more likely it's going to need recorking at some point in its life. And, while the procedure is something you can try at home, it's not a procedure to be done carelessly or taken lightly.

10/10/12

Scientists say cheese and wine provide an ebb and flow of lubrication and dryness to one's mouth, making for balanced mouthfeel.

10/10/12

Drinks distributors are rallying around former customers of WaverleyTBS in the wake of the firm's collapse.

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The owners of Domaine de Sainte Rose in France have bought 35 hectares in East Kent with the view of targeting its sparkling wines at the export market.

10/10/12

The current go-to beverage option for Halloween parties is a spiked punch with chunks of dry ice added to create a mysterious layer of fog. It's a fun option, but don't let your beverage selection stop there.

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Château Pavie's owner, Gérard Perse, is said to be considering buying land in Tuscany.

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Château Brown has released the first batch of honey from hives installed near its vineyards in Pessac-Léognan.

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The Wine Business Institute has released their fall seminar schedule and is now accepting enrollments.

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Washington liquor sales are showing signs of continued strength after the state moved to a privatized system

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Liquor prices in Washington fell gradually through the summer, taking the edge off higher prices that surprised some drinkers - and voters - when private retailers began selling spirits June 1. Spirits sales increased in July and August after falling in June.

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95 Year Old San Antonio Winery Making its Mark in the Region

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Velvet Palate specializes in time-limited sales on selected wines. (Velvet Palate) If Amazon.com jumps into the wine business, as I discuss in my column this week, it could give a dramatic boost to online vino sales.

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It's not a new idea. Wineries in Italy, France and on the U.S. West Coast have long turned their discarded seeds into extra-virgin grape-seed oil

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Nathan Cardella plans to release several new wines, including a Barbera, Syrah and Merlot

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Château Margaux has hired British architect Sir Norman Foster to redesign its cellars and create new facilities for visitors.

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Norwegian rally driver Petter Solberg lost control of his Ford Fiesta RS WRC and plunged into vineyards in Alsace during the Rallye de France event

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"We're going to make it an entertainment destination."

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Dreams of producing the first wine in a part of London for 300 years have been left crushed after the grapes were taken - by a flock of birds.