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Jackson Family Wines launching water-saving effort

The technology, which holds the promise of being employed widely in the wine industry, would enable the company to reuse its rinse water up to 10 times, thereby reducing the potable water used when barrels, tanks and bottling lines are washed

Washington Wine Commission shifts focus to key influencers, media and trade
The Washington State Wine Commission is pushing ahead with a new five-year strategic plan
Washington wine harvest a record in 2012
Red Grapes now outnumber whites. Washington's 2012 total was a 32 percent increase over 2011. However, 2011 was a difficult vintage because of winter damage to vines. Compared with 2010, the 2012 crop was 17.5 percent higher. However, the harvest did not top 200,000 tons, which was one pre-harvest estimate
Washington: A battle over liquor sales to restaurants and bars
It's a fight about how Washington's new privatized liquor system works, who is allowed to do make money doing what. It is between the same sides as fought over Initiative 1183.
Paragon Label, VGR form strategic partnership
Goal is to provide one-stop shop for wine labels, glass, other services
Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Announces New Government Affairs Coordinator
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Board of Directors announces the hiring of its new government affairs coordinator, Patricia Wilmore
Winemakers to watch 2013: combining historic and new
This year's crop of Winemakers to Watch has perhaps the best grasp yet on the past, and the future, of California wine
Winemaker to watch: Matthew Rorick of Forlorn Hope
After reading a book about the Duke of Wellington's peninsular campaign against the French, he became intrigued with "forlorn hope" - a permutation of "verloren hoop," Dutch for "lost troop," both of which refer to soldiers chosen as the first wave in an offensive
Winemaker to watch: Anthony Yount of Kinero
Yount has become a serious advocate for Grenache - both red and white - which he was drawn to for what he calls "its inherent likability."
Chris Pittenger: winemaker to watch
The distinctive growing conditions and unusual soils drew winemaker Chris Pittenger to the Sierra Foothills
Winemaker to watch: Tadeo Borchardt of Neyers
Had Copain Wines' facility been fully built in 2002, Tadeo Borchardt may not have pursued a winemaking career. Fortunately, that wasn't the case
Winemaker to watch: Katy Wilson of LaRue
Even in a lineup of top California Pinots, Wilson's wines tend to stand out for their balance of juiciness and tension. They are friendly, but highly structured, wines
Russia mulls resumption of Georgian wine imports
A Russian official said Monday that Moscow may soon resume imports of Georgian wine, mineral water and fruit after a seven-year ban
U.S. Fights AB InBev With Tested Game Plan
Whether the department can score is a question worth billions
For AB InBev, Prize Is the Mexican Market
But in what is becoming an increasingly common problem for large international corporations, even the loftiest and best-laid global strategies can run into brick walls
Too Bordelais to fail?
by Jancis Robinson, "The best 2009s were beautifully balancedit was one of the most enjoyable Suffolk bordeaux tastings I can remember."
PSEA President responds to Governor Corbett's liquor privatization scheme
"Linking liquor store privatization to school funding is just another way of holding students hostage to the governor's political agenda.
Big names added for massive music festival in Napa
Like a wellspring that shows no sign of running dry, the lineup for Napa Valley's first major rock 'n' roll festival in May continues to grow
First growths lead January price surge
Liv-ex's Fine Wine 100 index rose at its fastest rate for two years in January led by first growth Haut-Brion and super second Léoville Poyferré.
Taittinger Toasts the SAG Awards
Plus, the duck-label war returns to Long Island and rears its beak in New Jersey, a wine auction aids Sandy victims, and vintner Lucio Mastroberardino succumbs to cancer
Three innovators tackle a Spanish tradition: wine
"Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing."
Chateau requests Bordeaux's first-ever single-vineyard appellation
A 400-year-old Bordeaux property has applied for the creation of a single-vineyard appellation - the first of its kind in Bordeaux.
USDA efforts preserve $4 billion in ag exports
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted how the USDA resolved dozens of export issues in 2012, freeing up an estimated $4 billion in U.S. agricultural and forestry exports and protecting roughly 30,000 American jobs in the process.
Big Retailers ready to serve Pa. market if liquor privatization becomes law
Private management could mean a substantial uptick in sales for a range of retailers and increased tax money for the state, supporters say
A French City Cleans Out Its Wine Cellar
The French city of Dijon recently raised about $200,000 by auctioning off thousands of bottles of wine from the municipal wine cellar, the FT reports.
Buena Vista Winery Donates $5,000 to Sonoma-Tokaj Sister City Committee
The gift will help offset costs of the Tokaj delegation's visit to Sonoma last year and a winemaker exchange program this year.
Solar development absorbing Calif. farmland
With California mandating that 33 percent of electricity be generated from renewables by the end of the decade, there are 227 proposed solar projects in the pipeline statewide
UK: Ministers consider 'calorie labels' for wine, beer and spirits
Bottles of wine and beer could display how many calories they contain to discourage people from drinking too much, under new Government plans
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