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12/03/12

"From an international perspective, Napa is the global icon as the home of America's wine industry. It offers a greater radius of recruitment prospects for all levels of positions and provides easy access for national and international travel."

12/03/12

The Board of Accolade Wines announced that by mutual agreement Troy Christensen will be leaving his position as Chief Executive Officer on Nov. 30, 2012.

12/03/12

State health advisers to Gov. Cuomo will approve a plan later this week pushing for an increase on "sin" taxes on booze, limiting the numbers of new bars and liquor stores, and restricting the hours of gin joints

12/03/12

The latest proposed overhaul would allow counties that currently permit liquor sales to hold a referendum on whether to remove liquor stores' exclusive right to sell wine

12/03/12

Winemakers embrace tech with live video chats where they discuss the nuances of their latest vintages. QR codes on wine bottles also provide food pairing ideas.

12/03/12

Sonoma Valley's Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA) has announced the contestants in the 7th Annual Sonoma Valley Winery Gingerbread Competition where wineries create edible replicas of their wineries.

12/03/12

State law now allows for the sale and promotion of New Jersey wines at BYOBs - even in dry towns like Haddon Heights - once the eatery applies for a permit. Diners can still bring their own bottles, but now have an option to purchase wines.

12/03/12

This year's dry, hot summer actually helped in a sense, but some vineyards had already been hurt by an early frost and were struggling heading into the drought.

12/03/12

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library has teamed up with the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake to present Wine & Words, a new author series featuring celebrated Canadian authors paired up with Niagara wines.

12/03/12

If you think of the latest report on the economic impact of Napa County's wine industry as a check-up at the doctor's office, the findings indicate a clean bill of health.

12/03/12

The total economic impact of Napa County's grape and wine business last year was $13.3 billion inside the county line, $25.9 billion in California and more than $50 billion in the U.S., according to a study released today by a local trade group.

12/03/12

First, March brought record-shattering heat, which fooled ornamental and fruit trees into blossoming early and when frost cruelly came back in April, the end result was lots of lost peaches, pears and apples. But then we had summer drought and a prolonged heat wave.

12/03/12

Two longtime veterans of Wine Exchange in Orange, Kyle Meyer and Tristen Beamon, have just opened an online wine shop based in Santa Ana called Best Wines Online.

12/03/12

As wine becomes more a weekend event, the number of occasional drinkers who sip a glass once or twice a week is up slightly to 45 percent from 41 percent, according to the report.

12/03/12

The desire to introduce -- and familiarize -- people with the wines of the Southern Hemisphere was the motivation behind writing the nearly 600-page tome. Mike and Jeff have traveled to each and every wine-producing region in the Southern Hemisphere.

12/03/12

A record 2012 grape harvest and a global wine shortage have Ontario grape growers optimistic that 2013 will see more wine lovers than ever from Ontario and around the world enjoying award-winning Ontario wines.

12/03/12

Former online advertising executive Scott Tavenner has spent the last 15 years honing a solution to the sometimes-awkward decision of whether to break out a new bottle.

12/03/12

Anthony Davie is charged with expanding the company's presence in Asia, where a growing middle class is developing a thirst for wine

12/03/12

At a tasting in a World War II cement bunker in Gali winery's vineyards on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula, the 2010 bright, juicy cabernet franc-merlot blend is a big and very pleasant surprise.

12/03/12

What's assuredly true is that 2009 was a great year for Cabernet, whether in the heart of Napa or the reaches of the Northwest

12/03/12

Let's momentarily put aside the grumbling about the state of Syrah (still ... complicated) and the esoteric nature of Grenache (even if it's the basis of all those Chateauneufs du Pape) and just take a moment to enjoy how well the inspirations of southern France have taken hold on the West Coast

12/03/12

Some additional wines, $30 and under, from Top 100 Wines producers:

12/03/12

If you believe that California's future can be defined by its past, just take a look at these selections

12/03/12

The store on Agoura Road is one of few Starbucks nationwide to serve lagers alongside lattes.

12/03/12

'Tidal Bay reflects the unique terroir we have'

12/03/12

"These are all things that don't exist - natural wines, the tooth fairy and Father Christmas," says Robert Joseph, a wine trade veteran who is one of the most prominent naysayers.

12/03/12

Vineyard pruning workshops in Spanish -- Wineries compete in charity drive -- Study documents economic impact of wine in Napa Valley

12/03/12

Confirming the need for French wine firms to tap into overseas wine markets to ensure their long term future, latest figures released this week at Bordeaux trade show Vinitech reveal that the French are indeed drinking less wine and turning increasingly to fruit juices and fizzy drinks.

12/03/12

The LCB spent more than $474,600 with Philadelphia-based Harmelin Media to place ads for its private brands, records obtained under the state's Right to Know Law indicate.

12/03/12

Los Gatos/Monte Sereno police have released a sketch of one of several assailants wanted in connection with the slaying of a former winery owner inside his mansion