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01/23/13

"In general, our retail prices change only when our costs change," Alison Mochizuki, director of public relations for Trader Joe's, said in an emailed statement. "We've held a $1.99 retail price for 11 years. Quite a bit has happened during those years ...

01/23/13

Bill Price, whose investments include Kosta Browne and Kistler, buys the 138-acre site for more than $13 million

01/23/13

The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA) has unveiled a new multi-faceted marketing program, the "Roots Run Deep" campaign, which creates a platform for sharing the Sonoma Valley story

01/23/13

The deal marks Bacchus' seventh deal in the wine industry - its first with an importer and marketer

01/23/13

After eight years at the helm of the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association, Jim Fiolek is stepping down as executive director to clear the path, in his words, for "new, fresh eyes."

01/23/13

Distillers, brewers and wineries pour millions of dollars into brand promotion on Twitter, Facebook and other social media, and industry critics contend they are not doing enough to prevent young consumers from receiving these messages

01/23/13

Wine producers will be proposing a toast to Canadian consumers: a new study shows wine consumption in this country is growing three times faster than globally and Canada is projected to be the fifth fastest-growing wine market in the next five years.

01/23/13

The Other Guys, the Sonoma-based wine and spirits company headed by August Sebastiani, says sales were up 25.5 percent by volume last year, from 239,000 cases in 2011 to 300,000 in 2012.

01/23/13

Several years ago, a few craft brewers began experimenting with wine grapes and wine grape juice in their beers. Now the practice is becoming more widespread, as brewers see rising consumer opportunity in these beer-wine hybrids.

01/23/13

50 acres of land, which includes 21 acres of grapes; a winery with the capacity to produce 7,000 cases per year; two outdoor pavilions which can accommodate up to 100 guests; a tasting room; a banquet room; a gazebo; and a 5,000 square-foot deluxe custom Colonial home with a six-car garage.

01/23/13

Situated on 62 acre land in Greenport Village, the 9,000ft² Kontokosta Winery is placed atop sweeping bluffs along the North Fork's coastline and features 23 acres vineyard, tasting room, wine library and cellar.

01/23/13

With his recent acquisition of 90-plus producing vineyard acres formerly owned by the defunct Martin and Weyrich Winery, seventh-generation California farmer Dana Merrill effectively doubled bearing acres for his family's Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery. Merrill has been growing grapes on the Central Coast for decades.

01/23/13

The primary objective of the organization is to broaden the market for Delaware wine and spirits. The organization will act by encouraging the production of high quality wine and spirits, and the regional cultivation of high quality grapes, fruit, grains and botanicals.

01/23/13

The Saratoga Historical Foundation presents free lecture to public by Charles Sullivan tonight at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

01/23/13

I'd say that, yes, it is true-up to a point. It is a Golden Age for fine wine. But not for every producer, and it's not everywhere, either.

01/23/13

The Port Wine Institute has reported a 6% increase in total Port shipped to the UK in 2012, despite difficult economic conditions, according to Symington Family Estates.

01/23/13

It's now called the North Dakota Grape and Wine Association, and the state's growers and vintners are again working toward a direct-to-retail marketing agenda in the North Dakota State Legislature.

01/23/13

Firewater Partners, announces the acquisition of DRINK ME Magazine, a niche lifestyle publication focused on the art and culture of craft and premium beer, wine, distilled spirits and cocktails.

01/23/13

"If you want to increase your wine club membership base, learn alternative ways to market your wine club, how to broaden your market, how to brand your wine club, how to make a good impression, and assess how affective your website is, then do everything in your power to come to this event."

01/23/13

The Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology (CAVE) finished off its most successful VinCO Conference last week by honoring four members of its community as official Friends of Colorado Wine.

01/23/13

The first Long Island vineyard with a tasting room overlooking Long Island Sound is set to open this spring, the latest in a string of recent wine-trail newcomers and one of only a handful on the water.

01/23/13

With the collaboration and support of top local winemakers and sustained effort, Caprai and colleagues succeeded in transforming a relatively unknown indigenous grape to one that is world renown.

01/23/13

A graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and third-generation chef, LaBue now oversees all food and wine programs at the winery, including a regularly updated menu in the acclaimed J Bubble Room.

01/23/13

A 600 hectare farm property has been turned into a native biodiversity hub to help protect endangered wildlife in South Australia's north-east.

01/23/13

As of Jan. 1, 2013, Old Bridge Cellars has undertaken all U.S. sales and marketing activities for the winery, which joins the established portfolio of artisanal, family wineries. Chateau de Sours has been producing wine in Bordeaux's right bank, 10km outside of St. Emilion in the town of Saint-Quentin-de-Baron, for over 200 years.

01/23/13

The wine industry has more in common with The X Factor than it does with The Voice.

01/23/13

The wine and spirit trades' charity, The Benevolent, has received a cheque for £9,000 from the master of the Worshipful Company of Vintners following the New Year wine trade lunch at Vintners' Hall in January.

01/23/13

Glenfiddich has released its first ever whisky with a red wine cask finish, inspired by Charles Darwin's exploration of the South American coast.

01/23/13

The Imported Wine Exhibition & Trade Centre has officially opened in China's tariff-free zone of Yan Tai.

01/23/13

Another Rabobank "hidden gem", Mexico is potentially a very exciting market, growing 17 percent over 2011 to 800,757 bottles.

01/23/13

The value of bottled wine exports from Western Australia - excluding the Margaret River appellation - fell by 41 percent in 2012, Wine Australia has revealed.

01/23/13

Ever since I moved to Sonoma County and saw all this incredible environment of wine, from the agricultural side of it to the business side of it, to the community involvement side of it ... I've just been in awe. So my wife and I were talking about it, and saying, 'Can we do that some day?'"

01/23/13

In the Ontario town of Beamsville, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Niagara Falls, a small crowd of bundled-up figures crouched in a moonlit vineyard on a frigid January night, picking a crop of hard-frozen Gewurztraminer grapes.

01/23/13

The health properties of red wine have long been debated but an Australian biochemist believes he has created a drop so loaded with antioxidants that it could treat a range of ills.

01/23/13

Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said he was contacted by the group that consisted of more than 100 sheriffs and police chiefs across the state expressing concern about a measure that would allow wine in grocery and convenience stores.

01/23/13

These materials are interesting in their own right, but also have potential applications in very sensitive pressure sensors, compensators in systems affected by humidity, or even artificial muscles.

01/23/13

It was last September when Nicole Daddio unveiled a new look and strategy for her Echo Park wine bar, City Sip. Daddio today announced that her Sunset Boulevard business would be closing at the end of the month after a four-year run .

01/23/13

Canadians are drinking more expensive wines, but our preference has changed from French to Italian cellars, a new report says.

01/23/13

Retail sales edged up 0.2 percent to $39.4 billion in November, a fifth consecutive monthly sales gain. Higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers as well as electronics and appliance stores more than offset declines at most store types.

01/23/13

Six months in, the owner of a restaurant in Prince George says a liquor law that allows people to bring their wine to restaurants is working out as planned.

01/23/13

What separates a $120 bottle of jammy, fruit-forward, strongly oaked, high-alcohol California cab from a $12 jammy, fruit-forward, strongly oaked, high-alcohol California cab?

01/23/13

Walla Walla winemaker Charles Smith, who owns K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines and Secco Italian Bubbles, has formed a partnership with Napa Valley's Trinchero Family Estates for Charles & Charles, a joint wine venture with New York City wine innovator Charles Bieler.

01/23/13

As the first wines from his joint venture with the Rothschild family arrive in Europe, Craggy Range chairman Terry Peabody has confirmed expansion plans for his core brand.

01/23/13

First of all, it is not a controversy. It is a process through which the Planning & Development Department has been forced to go by the Board of Supervisors, and one supervisor in particular. This process will cost the county (taxpayers) well over $175,000

01/23/13

Vigilance Winery & Vineyards won Best of Class with its 2010 Red Hills Lake County Petite Sirah

01/23/13

Do we care who makes the wine, as long as it's good, drinkable juice?

01/23/13

Her current position is tasting room and retail services manager at Rutherford Grove Winery & Vineyards

01/23/13

The owners of a Shuswap-based winery destroyed in a fire last week are trying to decide if they will rebuild

01/23/13

"Now you can support the 2nd Amendment with every wine you buy," said the club's webpage.

01/23/13

The 2013 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, the nation's largest wine and grape conference and trade show as well as the largest event hosted by the Sacramento Convention Center, opens next week for three days to showcase the latest wine industry science, technology, business developments and industry research.