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01/11/13

High-end pinot noir lovers are more likely to choose a pricey wine from Willamette Valley or Napa Valley than Sonoma County, according to a new report by WineOpinions.

01/11/13

Quelle horeur! That broke the law, said Sam Heitner, the bureau's director

01/11/13

Months into the privatization of liquor sales, specialty shops say variety has kept them afloat.

01/11/13

The state Liquor Control Board plans to announce a new program today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show that could put more local wines on state store shelves. LCB spokeswoman Stacy Kriedeman said a "PA Preferred" winery could select a number of wines to be placed in local wine and spirits stores.

01/11/13

Agreements Apply to Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia

01/11/13

U.S. market for fine wines may have stopped its prolonged slide.

01/11/13

Norwich-born astronomer Ian Hutcheon on the unexpected global interest in his meteorite-aged Chilean wine, and new project Sacrifico.

01/11/13

A group of leading aluminium closure manufacturers have launched a Europe-wide campaign to raise awareness of the benefits this option can offer for wine.

01/11/13

South Africa's Western Cape has been rocked by violent protests by fruit farm workers demanding higher wages but no wine producers appear to be affected at this time.

01/11/13

Philadelphia has long been known for its devotion to good beer. So, it's not unusual to see a line of draft pulls at local bars. It is unusual, however, to see wine coming out of that tap. But thanks to a change in Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board regulations, that sight is slowly becoming more common.

01/11/13

Bordeaux's not on the list, and that's one reason it's interesting. The selections are notable for including offbeat wine regions around the world, from a castle in Puglia, Italy, to a university town in South Africa.

01/11/13

A Montgomery County lawmaker plans on proposing legislation during the General Assembly that would allow residents to purchase kosher wine from out-of-state stores and online retailers.

01/11/13

t sometimes seems as though the best public policy is the one that takes the longest to develop. If that concept is correct, Santa Barbara County's next winery land-use ordinance should be nearly perfect.

01/11/13

The project, which is a joint venture between Moet Hennessy and Nignxia-based SOE Nongken, includes construction of a winery, fermentation cellars, tasting room and luxury visitor center in around 6,300m² space.

01/11/13

The race starts and finishes at Doukenie Winery in Loudoun County. Doukenie Winery is also the host site for the post-race Wine & Music Festival in the beautiful outdoor setting featuring over a dozen wineries from the region, plus an awards ceremony, exhibitors, Food & Beer Garden and a popular live band.

01/11/13

When Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term as the 44th President of the United States, this historic event will once again be toasted with flutes of Korbel California Champagne.

01/11/13

Plus, a slap on the wrist for Champagne fraudsters, a new wine supports marriage equality, and why professional athletes may want to hide their wine collections.

01/11/13

The Independent Complaints Panel has ruled that Tesco's Everyday Value alcohol range does not breach alcohol responsibility rules, after a consumer complained its label encouraged "immoderate consumption".

01/11/13

The chief executive for the Scotch Whisky Association, Gavin Hewitt, has defined proposals to put a bottle tax on whisky as "ludicrous

01/11/13

Keep up to date with how the leading multiples, discounters and specialist retailers did over the Christmas and new year trading period with the Harpers live news blog.

01/11/13

Bibendum is to help its customers tailor their ranges to suit consumer preference by launching A Matter of Taste at its trade-only annual tasting in February.

01/11/13

After years in Monterey & Lake counties, longtime leaders look back.

01/11/13

The early drinking appeal of Burgundy's 2011 vintage may further encourage a shift that is already being exacerbated by supply shortages towards consuming these wines at a younger age.

01/11/13

Australian Grenache is on the move, heading upmarket in image and price, helped by gentler cellar practices.

01/11/13

Sediments, sulphur and closure quality are key to reducing the risk of premature oxidation in white Burgundy, it was revealed in a seminar this week.

01/11/13

Bollinger's rosé has been repackaged in the new 1846-inspired bottle that was first launched last year.

01/11/13

As unrest returns to South African vineland, Wines of South Africa says the wine industry is not at present involved.

01/11/13

Berry Bros and Rudd has launched Jasper Morris MW's definitive Inside Burgundy on iPad - the first wine book to use Apple's iBooks Author programme.

01/11/13

Prosecco emerged as the wine favourite among shoppers in the UK at Christmas, with soaring sales of the Italian sparkler reported by Majestic, Waitrose and Tesco.

01/11/13

In just a few years, suburban territory - not exactly known for an effervescent drink culture (even a good dive bar was a rarity) - had become wine-bar central.

01/11/13

Concerned that the establishment not be turned into what members said could be a restaurant in the middle of a liquor store, the Harford County Liquor Control Board requested Wednesday that the owner of Pairings Bistro in Bel Air give them a final floor layout of his recent expansion.

01/11/13

As lawmakers consider bill, chiefs and sheriffs say grocery store sales would cause 'strain' on resources, could encourage binge drinking.

01/11/13

Since 2001, Christine Skandis, the businesswoman behind Skandis Fine Wine, sometimes referred to as "nectar of the gods," has been bringing a grape that is thousands of years old down the mountain to satisfy the tastes of mortals. After all, why should only ancient gods enjoy such fine wines?

01/11/13

In all, there are about 120 tonnes of grapes to harvest this year at Henry of Pelham. It will be about four full nights of work, said Speck, to complete the harvest. They hope the temperatures keep cooperating, as they've had a new adversary this year in addition to birds and the fear of rot due to warm weather.

01/11/13

With malolactic fermentation now over, the Saint-Emilion Wine Council has issued its first appraisal of wines from the 2012 vintage

01/11/13

Mr. Grieco and his partner, chef Marco Canora, were already running Hearth, on Second Avenue and 12th Street, when they opened their first Terroir five years ago

01/11/13

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01/11/13

Chateau Calon Ségur has a new director - Laurent Dufau, former managing director of négociant house Balande & Méneret.

01/11/13

Wary vintners are increasingly picky about who deserves a spot on the mailing list, and who's just in it for the money