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12/05/12

Ontario's wine producers, frustrated with limited shelf space in government-run liquor stores, say it's time for change. They are calling on consumers to beat the drum for new private stores, which they say should be allowed to compete with existing Liquor Control Board of Ontario outlets

12/05/12

Nearly two-thirds of farmers who responded to a California Farm Bureau Federation survey said they were challenged to find enough workers to help tend and harvest crops this year

12/05/12

Peter Byck, co-founder, president and CEO of Winery Exchange, told an audience of students, faculty and wine industry professionals at the University of California, Davis, last week that private-label wine brands comprise 50 percent of the retail wine market in the United Kingdom.

12/05/12

The 8th Annual Wine Market Council Conferences Will Reveal the Latest Research on Luxury Wine Market Trends

12/05/12

The chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has launched an internal investigation to find out why our state is spending money to promote a certain kind of wine made in California.

12/05/12

Not all drones are large, weaponized aircraft. Smaller robotic planes are being used in new ways, raising questions about privacy and abuse.

12/05/12

Ontario winemakers have started to wait patiently for temperatures to reach a minimum of minus 8? Celsius; just right for the winter harvest of one of Canada's most cherished products, Ontario Icewine.

12/05/12

Someone emptied all the casks, dumping out 16,500 gallons of wine; no motive for crime.

12/05/12

In an apparent act of large-scale vandalism, much of the last six vintages of Case Basse di Soldera, perhaps the greatest producer of Brunello di Montalcino, was destroyed Sunday night, the Italian winery said in a statement Tuesday.

12/05/12

Since the Mayans have pegged Dec. 21 as the day the world ends, the creative folks at Adams County figured they'd might as well plan one final party.

12/05/12

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a multi-unit winery, restaurant, and retail concept, is ringing in the holidays with the addition of five corporate executive team members to accommodate the company's aggressive growth strategies.

12/05/12

Police are hunting a gang of intruders after a multi-millionaire former California winery owner was found dead in his luxury mansion in Silicon Valley.

12/05/12

The Lakeland Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on first reading to amend a zoning ordinance to allow for small wineries in agricultural districts in certain locations at a meeting Monday night.

12/05/12

Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a limited edition wine that is produced from grapes grown in Hall's estates. It is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 12%Merlot and 12% Syrah.

12/05/12

There is some wine nonsense that never seems to disappear.

12/05/12

Provence vineyard Château de Roquefort has been saved from ruin by a group of producers who gathered in support after its vines were wrecked by hail.

12/05/12

UK importer Enotria has partnered with wine exporters the Company of Wine People in a bid to grow its South African Category in the UK.

12/05/12

Independent Scottish drinks merchant Inverarity Morton has appointed two members of staff to boost its sales and wine teams.

12/05/12

Cristal 2002 was the chief riser on the Liv-ex index in November as trade for the prestige cuvée picks up.

12/05/12

Enotria has signed a deal with South African producer The Company of Wine People, for the UK supplier to distribute Arniston Bay.

12/05/12

The client database of Vinance plc, which went into administration last month, has been bought by Albany Vintners.

12/05/12

The third annual Savor the Central Coast posted record numbers for attendance and revenue. According to the visitors and conference bureau, the event brought in $3.58 million in revenue, a 22 percent jump over 2011 revenue.

12/05/12

Hurricane Sandy certainly left devastation in the tri-State area (CT, NY, NJ), but this year the wine regions were lucky.

12/05/12

Great Falls residents are increasingly developing a taste for good wines and craft beers, said Gene Betz.

12/05/12

"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," Managing Director Tim Matz said.

12/05/12

Tesco is set to signal today that it is calling time on its American dream, with a review of its lossmaking Fresh & Easy venture

12/05/12

It has taken the best part of two decades for Bulgarian agriculture to overcome the negative consequences of the chaotic dissolution of Soviet-era co-operatives, food processing plants and wineries.

12/05/12

Provence vineyard Château de Roquefort has been saved from ruin by a group of producers who gathered in support after its vines were wrecked by hail

12/05/12

Go into any L.C.B. Store and chances are you will find the brand "Table Leaf" displayed prominently

12/05/12

The Washington State Liquor Control Board is considering whether it should require retailers to report their liquor thefts, from one bottle going out the door, to a gang of thieves making off with a shopping cart of booze.

12/05/12

ew Hampshire's attorney general says the apparent disappearance of about $100,000 in wine from a state-run liquor store has been solved - it was never missing