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Wednesday, November 26th

01/07/13

The rise in the incidence of vine wood diseases is worrying vignerons

01/07/13

Online wine seller Lot18 is shrinking and refocusing its business in an effort to become profitable.

01/07/13

New safety measures might include requiring that farm workers wash their hands, installing portable toilets in fields and ensuring that foods are cooked at temperatures high enough to kill bacteria

01/07/13

"We're excited to work through this transition and are viewing this as an opportunity to position ourselves."

01/07/13

Josh Beckett will stay on in an executive role as a partner of the family-owned Peachy Canyon Winery. He will begin to take a full-time role as winemaker for his own brand immediately.

01/07/13

The new wine, Macán, is a joint venture between Edmond de Rothschild and the most venerable wine estate in Spain, Vega Sicilia in the region of Ribera del Duero

01/07/13

Eight years after founding their label, Arnot-Roberts, the two have made a string of wines that have become synonymous with California's bounty

01/07/13

The addition of Middleburg Virginia to the list of AVA within the state of Virginia is further recognition to the diversity found in the mid Atlantic coastal states. This region stands out as one that has a very bright future to evolve.

01/07/13

National Brand Portfolio expansion to include Certified Organic and Sulfite-Free Wine Brands

01/07/13

It happens, but it's rare for a state winery to capture a national or international wine award. So, receiving a state award is considered a high honor.

01/07/13

The new facility on Chestnut Ave will have a tasting room, offices and an extra room to hold dinner. The back of the property is where vitner Richard Longoria will build a production facility of about 4,500 square feet where the processing, fermentation, aging and bottling of the wine will take place.

01/07/13

Celebration of the new year was short lived at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery. As the calender page turned over to 2013, the focus of the St. Catharines-based winery turned from celebrating the arrival of a new year to preparing for the annual icewine harvest.

01/07/13

Colder weather has kicked off the season for a Finger Lakes region specialty: ice wine.

01/07/13

Colder weather has kicked off the season for a Finger Lakes region specialty: ice wine. Read more: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Finger-Lakes-wineries-harvest-ice-wine-grapes-4166921.php#ixzz2H2wK74If

01/07/13

Journalist, television personality and cookbook author David Rosengarten has rolled out three Michel Gonet Blanc de Blancs Champagnes under his newly started wine import business in the US.

01/07/13

With the acquisition of PWW, the group will expand its distribution footprint, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Washington, West Virginia, Virginia, North and South Carolina and Florida, to new regions like Georgia.

01/07/13

Actor Chris Noth discusses drinking scenes on The Good Wife, proper grilling techniques, New York restaurants and his nightclub's wine list

01/07/13

Premium Ribero del Duero producer Protos has secured its first UK-wide distribution agreement with PLB.

01/07/13

Off-licence chain Bargain Booze has revealed plans to expand its frozen food range this year after growing sales in its 600-plus stores.

01/07/13

Two wine fairs to look ahead to this month include Wine Australia's first Independent Retailer and On-Trade tasting, and the Oregon and Washington State annual trade and press tasting, both on January 31.

01/07/13

Early indications suggest independent merchants' sales were healthily up on last year across the festive season, with the southern part of the country performing particularly well.

01/07/13

The Hall family, owners of Long Meadow Ranch Winery, purchased 32 acres of vines in a deal to expand the family's estate to 90 acres with 74 acres planted.

01/07/13

A year into his role as executive director of the Oregon Wine Board, Tom Danowski is looking forward to a budding network of relationships to open doors for state wineries.

01/07/13

Todd Alexander has become the new winemaker for the Bryant Family Vineyard at the Pritchard Hill estate.

01/07/13

The third of The Drinks Business' 10-part analysis on Australian wine trends considers the country's embrace of Italian grapes and newfound success with the Moscato wine style.

01/07/13

Oddbins has launched a series of January promotions targeted at mothers, bankers, journalists, Germans and gingers.

01/07/13

See off those January blues with the best new drinks on the market, including 1966 Auchentoshan, Absolut's new "Hibiskus" vodka and a cream gin.

01/07/13

Wickham, which was established in Hampshire in 1984, filed for bankruptcy just before Christmas, with the loss of more than 20 jobs, although it is understood that allied businesses The Vineyard restaurant and WineShare are continuing to trade.

01/07/13

Collapsed wine investment company Vinance plc owed £5m-worth of wine to its 1,300 clients when it went into administration, according to administrators.

01/07/13

In the Napa Valley Grapegrowers' constant quest to improve grape quality and farming efficiency, technology definitely will continue to change the way wine grapes are grown.

01/07/13

"The No. 1 thing is there are a lot of new acres," said Bobby Cox, president of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, and the Texas industry is changing very rapidly as far as the types of grapes being planted.

01/07/13

What are hipster wines? Perhaps it's easiest to begin with a definition of what they are not. Chardonnay, for example, is clearly not hipster.

01/07/13

A surprisingly healthy Bay Area wine grape harvest in 2012 is bolstering spirits of local vineyard and winery owners, while weak harvests in France and other competitors is another short-term boost.

01/07/13

A study recently released by a Maryland group found approximately $100 million in new business revenue could be generated from sales of beer and wine in chain stores.

01/07/13

Even before a single, memorable line about Merlot in the popular movie Sideways sent its commercial fortunes plunging in the U.S., Merlot's reputation was getting a little shaky.

01/07/13

Ella Sterling - a child artist for the 2013 Wine & Food Fest - will enjoy some time in the spotlight as her original watercolor painting will be auctioned at the Wine Fest Grand Tasting and Auction on Feb. 23.

01/07/13

For most of its nearly 20 years in business, Spokane's Vino! Retail wine shop has served one- or two-ounce wine tastes to customers. Sometime this month, the shop plans to open part of its store as a serving bar, allowing customers to order a full glass of wine.

01/07/13

Tri-Cities municipal governments backed legislation allowing wine in grocery stores during an annual meeting with Northeast Tennessee lawmakers today.

01/07/13

For three weekends, from January 11th through the 27th, the annual culinary event will showcase Niagara's finest wineries and the talents of its best chefs.

01/07/13

Start a conversation about land-use policy with a group of random Oregonians and you're unlikely to find agreement. But talk about food and you can find something for everyone to love.

01/07/13

As part of the 61st German Winegrowers' Congress on the occasion of INTERVITIS INTERFRUCTA 2013 on April 23, 2013 in Stuttgart, the German Wine Institute (DWI) is organizing an International Wine-marketing Day for the first time, under the motto "Successful wine-marketing: The role of packaging and personality."

01/07/13

Each winter, beer lovers from across the United States and beyond line up in downtown Santa Rosa when Russian River Brewing Company releases its cult-classic ale, Pliny the Younger.

01/07/13

When wine investment company Vinance went into administration in November last year, it owed £5 million in wine to its 1,300 investors.

01/07/13

Launched in June 2011, Simply Naked ($9.99 a 750-ml.) sold nearly 200,000 cases in its first six months

01/07/13

Pickett is currently half way through a four-month research trip to Chile, where he is gathering material for the novel, to be set in Chilean wine country, which is expected to be published in 2014

01/07/13

"If I was not an alcoholic, the shooting would never have happened."

01/07/13

The Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Thursday, Jan. 31, will include a two-day trade show and multiple presentations over the three days.