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01/25/13

Wineries sold $1.46 billion worth of wine directly to consumers last year, up 10 percent from 2011, said Jason Eckenroth, CEO of ShipCompliant, which tracks wine sales. Direct shipments totaled 3.17 million cases last year, he said

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Wine flash site will handle marketing for online wine retailer's taste-sized bottles

01/25/13

After suffering catastrophic damage from Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey wine & spirits wholesaler rebounds with an equal demonstration of force

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The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) presented its 2013 Grower of the Year award to Steve McIntyre, of Monterey.

01/25/13

Bernard Arnault, Europe's richest man, is determined to become a Belgian national as part of a succession plan aimed at preventing a break-up of LVMH, the luxury goods group he has built single-handedly into the world's largest by sales.

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The Napa Valley winery accuses Duck Walk Vineyards Inc. of Long Island, N.Y., of failing to indicate its geographic location on its bottles' front labels, leading to consumer confusion

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Now with over 2,000 breweries operating across the country that produce a wide variety of beer - more people are choosing a craft beer while enjoying a nice meal --over a bottle of wine or a mixed cocktail.

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The latest protests have centred on the grape-growing area around the town of De Doorns. Workers are demanding a daily wage of 150 rand (about $16), more than double the government-set minimum of 69 rand a day for farm workers.

01/25/13

The drought was one of the most stressful agriculture seasons the Midwest has ever seen.

01/25/13

Besting opponents from Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, UChicago and UPenn Law Schools "by a wide margin," a team representing the Yale Law School Wine Society, took first place in the U.S. Intercollegiate Bordeaux tasting championship held Tuesday at the French Consulate in New York City.

01/25/13

Wine exports from Portugal, including port and table wine, rose 7.6 percent in the first 11 months of 2012 to 648 million euros ($862 million) from the same period a year earlier, according to the country's National Statistics Institute.

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Its 2011 vintage has just been previewed in a plethora of tastings held in London and is on sale now. I can't think of any other fine-wine region in the world that continues to mesmerize and fascinate quite like Burgundy

01/25/13

Chilean winery Luis Felipe Edwards has acquired 700 hectares of vineyard bordering the Nilahue estuary in the coastal Colchagua Valley.

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Both sides are preparing for a potential battle here

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Unlike most other wine categories, Champagne sales were not sufficiently buoyed by surging demand from Asia and North America to compensate for declining shipments to Europe in 2012

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With crop volumes down by 8 percent in 2012, a good quality vintage housed safely in-cellar, and a buoyant market for Bordeaux wines, prospects for this year are looking promising

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"America's beer, wine and spirits retailers now have the ability to tell their overwhelmingly positive story ..."

01/25/13

It's all set up in a 2,000-square-foot warehouse in Sonoma where bottles of alcoholic "cellos" infused with lemons, oranges and figs, along with Hooker's House Bourbon, line the bar

01/25/13

With a new one opening this week, another expanding and business booming for several more, San Francisco winemaking is thriving

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Although the UC Davis wine school gets a lot of attention as probably the world's leading such institution, Napa Valley College also has a thriving wine program that's proven a huge boon to local grape growers, wineries and industry suppliers

01/25/13

The former Iowa governor called on Congress to come up with a bill that helps crop producers, livestock farmers and dairy producers and includes protection for specialty crops

01/25/13

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has introduced the Senate-passed version of the farm bill

01/25/13

Point-of-sale data from GuestMetrics reveals drop in orders of entrées, bottles of wine