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Wednesday, October 22nd

11/28/12

After announcing last week that his Foley Family Wines had bought the Ramal East Vineyard in the Carneros appellation and Lancaster Estate in the Chalk Hill appellation of Sonoma County, Bill Foley is set to announce that he's buying a majority of the Guenoc/Langtry Estate brand, winery and vineyards in Lake County late today.

11/28/12

Bill Foley's latest entrepreneurial endeavor includes 67% of the property, plus its sister brand, Guenoc Wines.

11/28/12

The Hess Collection Winery has appointed Ryan Jones, CSW as Southwest Regional Sales Manager, responsible for such key Western states as Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. He will report to Brandon Middleton, Vice President Western Division, and be based in Colorado.

11/28/12

Cameron Hughes is shaking up the wine business, without growing a single grape. Hughes speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about his award-winning wines that he's selling at much lower prices.

11/28/12

How Cameron's business model is good for wine drinkers and winemakers.

11/28/12

Old world wines reflect place. New World wines come from grapes. Get set for the Next World- where wines are based on concepts.

11/28/12

Don Sebastiani & Sons announced the completion of its winery upgrade. The new facility, now named "Steelbird Cellars," has been transformed into a showcase property for the family company.

11/28/12

Glazer's, one of the country's largest beverage distributors, and Accolade Wines North America, a leading importer and marketer of award-winning wines from around the world, announce the signing of new long-term distribution agreements for seven Glazer markets.

11/28/12

Online seminar addresses wine shipping rules changes and important guidelines for working with third-party marketers

11/28/12

Kiwi wineries' profitability has continued to rebound after the oversupply of 2008-09 and the crushed earnings caused by an industry with too many grapes and too much debt.

11/28/12

Susan Southard launched the first and only online magazine devoted to Maryland wine and wineries last week. Her first publishing venture, Southard is launching the magazine at a time when the state's wineries are seeing explosive growth, thanks to less stringent shipping and zoning restrictions.

11/28/12

Red Heifer Winery to work with others on creating Antietam Highlands Wine Trail

11/28/12

The Australian Workers Union (AWU) says about 100 staff were locked out of Treasury Wines' plant near Mildura at midday as a dispute continues over a new pay deal.

11/28/12

On Nov. 3, a total of 62 Northwest wineries poured over 400 wines at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival in Kennewick. The new darling at this year's event appeared to be malbec, and nearly 25 percent of the festival wineries were pouring it.

11/28/12

The note sent to followers of the winery read: Frederick Cellars will be closing at the end of December and we want to take this opportunity to thank our customers, volunteers and employees for sharing this great adventure with us. We've enjoyed meeting each and every one of you.

11/28/12

The Undurraga winery has been named the Winery of the Year by the Wines of Chile Association.

11/28/12

Australia-based Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has carried out a research to delay the growth of wine grapes to tackle with climate change related issues.

11/28/12

The newly-renamed Inglenook 2009 is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The 2009 vintage will carry a label that will be almost similar to the post-prohibition era label.

11/28/12

Matthew Jukes reveals his "favourite Prosecco in the whole country", while Jane MacQuitty finds a "crowd-pleasing" Vinho Verde for less than £4.

11/28/12

Hotel du Vin's Stephen Raducki has been named the Moët UK Young Sommelier of the Year Award for 2012.

11/28/12

Accolade Wines' UK head Paul Schaafsma has joined the call for the drinks industry to present a united front over its importance to the overall British economy when lobbying government.

11/28/12

Angst is growing within the UK drinks trade as the government prepares to release its consultation into minimum unit pricing. A report published by the Adam Smith Institute yesterday showed that "the [Sheffield] model is based on unreasonable assumptions which render its figures meaningless."

11/28/12

The European Court has awarded €2.75m in damages to the plaintiff in the long-running dispute over a St Emilion chateau.

11/28/12

Chile has approved three new regional denominations - Costa, Andes and Entre Cordilleras - which it hopes will show the country's 'fantastic diversity as a producer of high quality wines and [their] sense of origin.'

11/28/12

Wineries will now have to carry out a dual test - first of their grapes and then their wine - to ensure the beverage India produces sails smoothly into the international market.

11/28/12

All but the largest New Zealand wineries have improved their profitability during the past financial year compared with results in 2011, according to a new survey.

11/28/12

Ontario's laws remain staid silent on the inter-provincial importation of wine and according to lawyer Mark Hicken, that silence indicates a soon to be opening door.

11/28/12

Manitoba liquor commission workers feel the government agency is being a Grinch this Christmas by cancelling a long-standing tradition - the annual employee sale of discount liquor deemed unfit to sell in stores.

11/28/12

Visits to B.C. by U.S. tourists are down by more than a third over the past several years, according to a report from a Vancouver research group. Nearly 2.5 million American tourists came to B.C. in 2011, but that's 36 percent lower than the number that came 14 years earlier, according to the report from Urban Futures, a Vancouver research company.

11/28/12

FFW to Add Historic Guenoc Valley Winery to its Portfolio

11/28/12

Warden Abbey Vineyard will be making wine in 2012, despite the notoriously wet conditions throughout the year that have caused problems for all English vineyards.

11/28/12

Owera Vineyards LLC, Madison County's first winery, will open its production facility and tasting room in March in Cazenovia. The opening is part of an innovative business model that does things differently from most wineries, and it's already paying off.

11/28/12

What country grows the most grapes?

11/28/12

New Zealand's wine sector is showing signs of a profit turnaround but is still not producing financial returns which would be acceptable to investors, according to a survey.

11/28/12

The new general manager of Accolade Wines in the UK is on a mission to see Hardys competing 'at every price point' in the country's wine market.

11/28/12

The enoblogosphere is reeling today in the wake of a French researcher's report published this week (and circulated today on the Internets). According to the survey (conducted by FranceAgriMer, an independent agricultural industry observer), the French are now more likely to drink fruit juice than wine at the dinner table.