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Wednesday, September 17th

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Wineries scramble for tank, barrel space

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Yields 10%-20% over projections; many wineries want it all

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Jack Aellen, founder of Linganore Winecellars, was pivotal in establishing state's first AVA

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There's no substitute for visiting a wine region to get a true sense for the business. Tasting doesn't tell you strategy. Reading won't describe scents in the air. A travelogue gives you no indication of the heart of the people. Why do they make wine?

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The boat's captain tried to steer the stricken vessel to San Francisco's Pier 39. But the boat started having rudder issues and began to sink about 300 feet from the pier

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Bill Foley built Fidelity National into one of the most successful mortgage-title companies in the world. But because he's also a wine lover, Mr. Foley bought a few wineries, too

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The word "doyenne" is often used to describe the gravitas that Margrit Mondavi wields amid the Napa Valley

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"Despite the difficult economic times, California's farmers, ranchers, non-industrial private forest owners, and conservation partners prioritized conservation in their 2012 operating plans."

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The Bay Area affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced that it has received a $10,000 challenge grant from HandCraft Artisan Collection Wines.

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For the second year, the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers is hosting a Grower Caucus to be held Thursday, November 15 at the Pasco Red Lion. Washington grape growers and wineries believe better information about the marketplace can help their bottom-line.

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"Winemaker of the Year" is selected by the magazine's editors

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I haven't yet dared post a Monday blog about bottle closures. Like 'natural wine', the subject rouses such strong, intransigent and forcefully prosecuted views that discussing it sometimes seems pointless

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From large sparkling wine houses to smaller wineries, the Napa Valley boasts a variety of opportunities to indulge in some world-class sparklers

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For most, the Twelve Days of Christmas conjures up a catchy traditional holiday song. But for Christopher Kostow and his staff at the Restaurant at Meadowood, it means 12 nights of multicourse meals, each coordinated with a different top-rated chef from Paris to San Francisco

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When a Senate committee recently balked on confirming Gov. Gary Herbert's troubleshooter, Francine Giani, to the newly expanded Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, speculation about the politics behind the move was rampant

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Three years ago, Kelli White and Scott Brenner were neck-deep in New York's wine culture

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Napa Valley has been recognized with Geographic Indication (GI) status in China, according to the Napa Valley Vintners. The region is the first outside of China to be recognized with this designation

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Soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses sued Friday to try to block the city's unprecedented move to restrict sales of super-sized, sugary drinks, an effort the city called a coup for public health but the businesses view as wrong-minded meddling

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"This makes us a major U.S. wine destination."

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Award-winning Barnard Griffin Winery recently has grown into a second-generation business, but the family long had realized it needed to renovate and expand its 15-year-old facility in Richland

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Such a slog is not only hard work but palate fatigue sets in early, so that the 46th wine you taste is never going to have quite the luster of the third, and by number 75, you are in agony and in need of a shower

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Wine Australia's quarterly Wine Export Approvals Report September 2012 showed bottled wine exports to China grew by 16.3 per cent in volume and 23.1 per cent in value, for the year ending September 2012

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Southcentral Pennsylvania received enough of a breeze and sunshine the past few days to dry out the grapes

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International demand had been forecast to be big, we had the space and the climate to service the demand, and famers everywhere madly planted grape vines - some to supplement their existing farming, others to open a new winery all together.

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The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission jointly enforce the FCPA. An SEC spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, while a Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment

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With $6 billion in assets, region offers talent pool for future growth