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11/19/12

Former Mendocino director Megan Metz to focus on marketing local wineries to Bay Area visitors

11/19/12

Having lost a series of legal rulings in court, Napa County has turned to lobbying in Washington, D.C., in its ongoing dispute with the Mishewal Wappo tribe of Alexander Valley, which aims to regain federal recognition.

11/19/12

Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines has released a new wine brand - which consists of four wines: Pinot Grigio, Pink Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Moscato - with grand opening event 'Coast to Coast Ladies' Night Out' for women from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 2012.

11/19/12

The event is the culmination of the current year's release of light and fruity Fresno State wines, a Nouveau Ridge red wine, and a Nouveau Blanc white wine.

11/19/12

Global Package LLC is currently rolling out its new brand identity, with an official launch date of Jan. 29-31, 2013 at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium.

11/19/12

Onset, a leading supplier of data loggers and weather stations, announced the HOBO® Green Roof Monitoring System, a research-grade system for measuring the performance of green roofs.

11/19/12

Winemakers and vineyard managers across the region's nine American Viticulture Areas agree that the quality and flavor concentration in grapes from the 2012 vintage are extremely high.

11/19/12

Jackson Family Wines announced a deal Thursday to buy the sprawling Russian River Valley ranch owned by Saralee and Richard Kunde, who hosted some of the region's most popular fundraisers among their vineyards and helped raise millions of dollars for the agriculture community.

11/19/12

New Zealand's Osawa Wines has successfully defended its 'Flying Mouton' wine brand against a complaint by Chateau Mouton Rothschild in the country.

11/19/12

Former Disney executive expands his Napa winery with addition of Wood Ranch Vineyard

11/19/12

Winegrowers earned their paychecks as they dueled tough, wet growing conditions all year

11/19/12

California's godfather of Zin, Ravenswood founder Joel Peterson, predicts a strong future for the region's wine as the next generation of winemakers usher in "a whole new world".

11/19/12

The new owner of Thierry's - now Watermill Wines - has moved to reassure suppliers he will do the best he can to pay their outstanding bills.

11/19/12

Moscow is considering allowing Georgian wine back onto the Russian market.

11/19/12

Award winning wine writer Andrew Jefford has hailed the wine writer to be "dead".

11/19/12

California's producers are celebrating a bumper crop, which comes after several lean years and promises much in terms of quality.

11/19/12

A bankruptcy judge in Alsace has approved the sale of Domaine Lucien Albrecht's brand and five hectares vineyards to local cooperative Wolfberger.

11/19/12

A U.S. $100 million wine investment fund set up by China's Hina Group has no shortage of potential targets among top wineries in California, according to an adviser.

11/19/12

Supporters hope the recent establishment of the Kansas City Wine Trail will draw tourist traffic to match the existing winery corridor near St. Louis.

11/19/12

Talon Wine Brands, which includes St. Kathryn Cellars, Talon Winery and Meadery of the Rockies, recently won 21 medals - 10 gold, five silver and six bronze - at the 2012 Denver International Wine Competition held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Denver.

11/19/12

In China, where people are quickly gaining a deeper appreciation for wine, most still associate a cork with value. Presenting a bottle of wine with a screw cap could be perceived as cheap and inelegant.

11/19/12

An investment of $160,000 will support the Canadian Vintners Association's ongoing international market development and trade efforts to increase the awareness of the value, quality, and diversity of Canadian wines.

11/19/12

Canadian wine exports have increased steadily over the past few years - from $19-million in 2009, to close to $38-million in 2011. A large part of that bump in sales is due to the emergence of a vibrant Asian market, and its appetite for Canadian icewine.

11/19/12

Tawse wines were awarded 32 medals in the recent competition held by Wine Access Magazine, setting a record with both their overall medal count and their nine gold medals.

11/19/12

There are some exceptions to the gift rule laid out in the Ethics Manual if Obama and Boehner are personal friends or if President Obama could be considered a "government entity."

11/19/12

In addition, the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded the Warren Winiarski Trophy for Cabernet Sauvignon in the IWSC competition.

11/19/12

The Napa Valley Vintners trade association has released the finale of its 2012 harvest video series with an outtake reel of the spokespeople's bloopers and more whimsical commentaries.

11/19/12

PNTR Will Ensure Improved Market Access for American Distillers

11/19/12

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, France's former first lady, added a touch of supermodel sparkle to Sunday's auction, held for the 152nd time in what was a hospital for the poor founded in the 15th century

11/19/12

is...Zweigelt? Austrian Wine and Food-Pairing Ideas for the Holidays

11/19/12

Despite punitive taxation, India now has a thriving wine culture - or at least its vast middle class and 'upper crust' do

11/19/12

Today's top négociants-whose spiritual home may be in Burgundy but who work all over the world-are producing higher-quality wines and are often engaged with the winemaking and the viticulture

11/19/12

Randall Grahm admits to being a product of Santa Cruz

11/19/12

On a trip last year to the Sierra foothills, I noticed a bundle of budwood sticks sitting outside Ron Mansfield's office

11/19/12

George Barnwell, a former newspaperman, lifelong outdoorsman and respected grape grower in the Russian River Valley, died Nov. 14 of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 85.