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02/04/13

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

02/04/13

The Washington State Wine Commission is pushing ahead with a new five-year strategic plan

02/04/13

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

02/04/13

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.

02/04/13

Goal is to provide one-stop shop for wine labels, glass, other services

02/04/13

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Board of Directors announces the hiring of its new government affairs coordinator, Patricia Wilmore

02/04/13

This year's crop of Winemakers to Watch has perhaps the best grasp yet on the past, and the future, of California wine

02/04/13

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

02/04/13

Yount has become a serious advocate for Grenache - both red and white - which he was drawn to for what he calls "its inherent likability."

02/04/13

The distinctive growing conditions and unusual soils drew winemaker Chris Pittenger to the Sierra Foothills

02/04/13

Had Copain Wines' facility been fully built in 2002, Tadeo Borchardt may not have pursued a winemaking career. Fortunately, that wasn't the case

02/04/13

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

02/04/13

A Russian official said Monday that Moscow may soon resume imports of Georgian wine, mineral water and fruit after a seven-year ban

02/04/13

Whether the department can score is a question worth billions

02/04/13

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

02/04/13

by Jancis Robinson, "The best 2009s were beautifully balancedit was one of the most enjoyable Suffolk bordeaux tastings I can remember."

02/04/13

"Linking liquor store privatization to school funding is just another way of holding students hostage to the governor's political agenda.

02/04/13

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

02/04/13

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.

02/04/13

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

02/04/13

"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."

02/04/13

A 400-year-old Bordeaux property has applied for the creation of a single-vineyard appellation - the first of its kind in Bordeaux.

02/04/13

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.

02/04/13

Private management could mean a substantial uptick in sales for a range of retailers and increased tax money for the state, supporters say

02/04/13

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.

02/04/13

The gift will help offset costs of the Tokaj delegation's visit to Sonoma last year and a winemaker exchange program this year.

02/04/13

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

02/04/13

Bottles of wine and beer could display how many calories they contain to discourage people from drinking too much, under new Government plans