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11/26/12

... in California, water equals money, and agricultural operations in the San Joaquin Valley have seized it for their own purposes

11/26/12

Foley Family Wines announced a deal Wednesday to acquire Ramal East Vineyard outside Sonoma, the latest in a flurry of vineyard deals on the North Coast as wine companies seek to secure their supply of grapes.

11/26/12

Francis Ford Coppola is close to completing the restoration of California's Inglenook, after using the name to rebrand his Rubicon wine for the release of the 2009 vintage.

11/26/12

This may be the future of farming in an era of worsening labor scarcity.

11/26/12

THE wine sector is ready for turnaround after years of oversupply as global wine stocks are depleted and demand continues to surge for premium and luxury wines, Treasury Wine Estates told analysts yesterday.

11/26/12

WINE imbibers of the world, commiserate! The decade-long wine glut that in some cases pushed the price for the vinous stuff lower than that for bottled water is coming to an end.

11/26/12

But analysts at Macquarie think the Penfolds brand risks stagnating if it remains trapped within Australia-listed Treasury Wine Estates .

11/26/12

Dollars and $ense seminar coming Jan. 17 -- Mendocino wineries sign up for Amazon.com launch -- Donum acquires Russian River vineyard

11/26/12

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend brings out large numbers of tasters and tourists to many local wineries, making for one of the busiest times of the year.

11/26/12

Wine Enthusiast magazine just released its critics' "Top 100 Cellar Selection Wines of 2012," and the sole Santa Barbara County wine to make the list is a pinot noir from Longoria Wines.

11/26/12

Sales dipped at Wicomico County liquor stores after Maryland's sales tax on alcohol spiked by a whopping 50 percent, to 9 percent from 6 percent.

11/26/12

The arrival of the range of beautifully crafted Australian wine which made its debut on the world stage with a resounding crash about 40 years ago was not an overnight phenomenon.

11/26/12

The making of a well-known brand, especially one which has become of great national significance, involves the coming together of several pieces of the jigsaw puzzle at the right time. Len Evans is one of those master jigsaw puzzle experts who saw the whole picture before he had even unpacked the pieces from the box.

11/26/12

Leading luxury wine company the latest addition to Vistaar's significant portfolio of high-profile companies in the beverage alcohol industry

11/26/12

With maturing or declining sales in many traditional markets, wine companies across the globe are increasingly searching for new growth markets.

11/26/12

California Table Grape Commission The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to hear a case regarding grape patents held by the California Table Grape Commission.

11/26/12

The nation's largest online retailer, Amazon.com, is getting into the wine business hoping to put millions of Web shoppers keystrokes away from the wines they want.

11/26/12

The Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville rings in the holiday season with its annual tree lighting celebration and holiday party, which includes horse and buggy rides through the To Kalon vineyard, hot apple cider, carolers, Italian cookies, cheese, charcuterie and a visit from Santa Claus.

11/26/12

Insurer says bottles from Searle family collection damaged in transit

11/26/12

Is it time for Burgundy lovers to panic? Are the prices of these most exquisite and expressive wines about to spiral into the stratosphere, propelled by a burgeoning generation of Burgundy fans from China? In short, is Burgundy about to go the way of Bordeaux?

11/26/12

Canadians are increasingly reaching for a glass of Beaujolais instead of beer and they're also drinking more domestic wines, says a new study on Canadian drinking habits.

11/26/12

For someone who has enjoyed tremendous success as one of America's top winemakers, Chris Camarda's proudest moment as owner of Andrew Will is surprisingly simple.

11/26/12

Let's say that in your post-apocalyptic wanderings, you stumble across a home or restaurant with a particularly sturdy-and well stocked-wine cellar. Suddenly you have a plethora of varietals at your fingertips, but your daily diet still consists of SPAM, small rodents, and MREs. How do you know which wines will best bring out the flavor of your post-apocalyptic cuisine?

11/26/12

The four expo conference sessions will have three speakers each and run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The expo is being held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

11/26/12

Trading their hooked grape-harvest knives for long wooden sticks, workers in recent weeks have been coaxing the county's 600 acres of olive trees to release what growers say is shaping up to be a bumper crop of flavorful fruit.

11/26/12

To promote the continued growth and development of Italian fine wine in the U.S. on-premise sector, VeronaFiere is pleased to offer the Taub Family Vinitaly Italian Wine Scholarship.

11/26/12

Craft + Estate, the national import operation for Virginia-based The Vintner Group, today announces an agreement to exclusively represent Michel Chapoutier's Australian project Domaine Tournon in the United States.