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02/07/13

The Wine Science Center will be built next to the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland on land donated by the Port of Benton. The 35,000-square-foot facility will be built by the Wine Science Center Development Authority, which will then give the building to the university when it is finished.

02/07/13

Barrel Auction at Raymond Vineyards, Live Auction at Meadowood Napa Valley; Lunch by Bravo Top Chefs, Dinner by Chef Joseph Lenn of Blackberry Farm

02/07/13

Wade Wolfe, owner/winemaker of Prosser's Thurston Wolfe, told several hundred people Wednesday that most vines were back to normal yields last year after suffering frost damage during the 2011 harvest.y

02/07/13

So far, so good. That's what Washington wine grape growers are saying after a mild winter in Washington's Columbia Valley

02/07/13

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a press release today announcing that on February 5, 2013, it will publish a final rule in the Federal Register establishing the 74,900-acre "Elkton Oregon" American viticultural area in Douglas County, Oregon

02/07/13

Bacchus' portfolio companies include Sbragia Family Vineyards, Andretti Winery, Pietra Santa, Qupé and Wine by Joe.

02/07/13

Neither Dobbes nor Bacchus Capital principals would disclose the amount of the investment, but they said it allows Dobbes to hire a chief financial officer to manage the business end of the fast-growing organization

02/07/13

According to a recent article in the New York Times, winemakers are ramping up sales of box wines in an attempt to attract consumers between ages 21 and 34. The theory is that millennials and even younger drinkers did not grow up with bottled wines so they are more open to non-traditional containers.

02/07/13

The shortfalls in the 2012 harvest will lead to inevitable prices hikes, especially while global demand continues to rise.

02/07/13

Sweet White Roo, Big Bold Red and Pink Moscato

02/07/13

Everyone in Ontario agrees that the grape harvest in 2012 was outstanding, some are even calling it the best in Ontario's grapegrowing history. The same prediction is being made for the ice wine harvest.

02/07/13

The Fifth Annual Consumer Wine Awards Competition, where consumers evaluate entries and wineries get immediate research results, is now accepting entries.

02/07/13

Wilson Daniels, one of the industry's leading wine marketers and importers, announces its exclusive partnership with Presqu'ile Winery. Presqu'ile (press-KEEL) is currently being launched into targeted markets in phases throughout 2013

02/07/13

Alcohol Justice released a new report today illustrating the effectiveness of Big Alcohol lobbying on California state government at the end of the 2011-2012 legislative session.

02/07/13

Magnotta Winery Corp has bought fellow Canadian winery Kittling Ridge, doubling its number of independent retail outlets in Ontario.

02/07/13

Victim Entertainment (V.E.) and Hoffman Family Cellars (H.F.C) have announced a promotional partnership between national recording artist, Digital Summer, and the emerging wine brand, Headbanger. This joint venture will focus on the growing interest in wine amongst all people worldwide that also have a pure love of rock 'n roll.

02/07/13

The Santa Maria winery joins Wilson Daniels' distinctive portfolio with some of the most compelling hand-crafted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc in California.

02/07/13

Snake River Valley grape growers and winemakers are concerned that a string of frigid days in January will mean less grapes to harvest in 2013

02/07/13

The nation's fourth-largest wine seller, Trinchero Family Estates, plans a $300 million expansion of its winery in Lodi over the next three years, roughly doubling its wine production capacity and creating a new central bottling and distribution center.

02/07/13

Buena Vista Winery celebrated its Hungarian roots with a $5,796 donation to the Sonoma-Tokaj Sister City Committee.

02/07/13

Coolangatta Estate winery may not pick a sauvignon blanc crop for the first time in 23 years after the grape variety was badly damaged in last month's heatwave.

02/07/13

The deal also includes Kittling Ridge's retail store licenses, giving Magnotta six boutique outlets in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), on top of the seven stores it already operates in Ontario.

02/07/13

"We kind of felt like Chardonnay needed an advocate," said Matt Licklider, the proprietor of LIOCO, when asked why he would even bother with such a maligned variety.

02/07/13

Determined to establish that the terroir of Napa Valley, Calif., was unique and capable of producing world-class wines, in 1968 Robert Mondavi introduced "Fumé Blanc" -- a name that Mondavi coined as an American twist on the Sauvignon Blanc wines from the Loire Valley in France.

02/07/13

York County's Visitor and Tourism Bureau is beginning to promote its Tour de Tanks, which runs all five weekends in March.

02/07/13

Over 400 Pinot Noirs from top growing regions within the New World were entered and tasted over an 8-week period by an expert panel consisting of wine writers, winemakers, and wine educators.

02/07/13

Dawson & James Wines, a South Australia-based collaboration between winemakers Peter Dawson and Tim James, has selected Liberty Wines as the sole distributor of its wines in the UK and Ireland.

02/07/13

Approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the deal allows Kittling Ridge brand to continue as part of Magnotta portfolio and add its Icewine and Brandy and Vidal Icewine products, and stores located in Barrie, London, North York, Richmond Hill and Toronto to Magnotta's portfolio.

02/07/13

Cofounder of Oregon winery will focus on Roco, his personal wine project.

02/07/13

Harpers is hosting a series of regional debates around the UK in bid to educate the on-trade and specialist retail sectors about the diversity of the Champagne category beyond non-vintage.

02/07/13

Still wine sales in the UK are set to decline for another five years, as consumers scale back on consumption but trade up to more expensive bottles, according to Vinexpo.

02/07/13

This year's Koshu Trade and Press Tasting will also offer a 90-minute tutored tasting on matching a selection of its wines to food.

02/07/13

The government spent almost £50,000 on wine to replenish its cellars but also sold off £44,000 worth of wine to fund the purchases.

02/07/13

What is the most expensive cocktail ever made, and who made it? Which is the world's most expensive wine and what is the world's strongest beer?

02/07/13

A case of 1990 Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux sold for $113,525 at Hart Davis Hart's first auction of the season in Chicago.

02/07/13

The top wines from the first Decanter Asia Wine Awards were cast into the spotlight as the competition handed out its prestigious International Trophies in Hong Kong earlier today.

02/07/13

The head of France's organic wine body has slammed wine critics Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve for an article that contained, in the organisation's view, a 'fundamental misunderstanding' of organic wines.

02/07/13

KNDO reports the emphasis for hundreds of grape farmers, wine makers and vendors is producing world class Washington wines.

02/07/13

While red blends seem to dominate the St. Louis market, the number of white blends appears to be on the rise. Much of the selection of these white combinations tends to be very fruity, floral wines that are often off dry or a little sweet.

02/07/13

State Secretary of Agriculture Todd Haymore says planting more grapes will enable Virginia vintners to keep up with a steadily increasing demand for wine.

02/07/13

An Ontario push to let convenience stores sell wine and beer may be affected by a B.C. study that finds deaths jump 2 percent with a rise in private sales.

02/07/13

West of West (WOW) Wine Festival takes their show on the road to New York City on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 Tickets Available Now for this "one of kind" tasting at City Winery with a stellar line up of renowned Pinot Noirs, Syrahs and Chardonnays from the West Sonoma Coast Vintners.

02/07/13

Distilled spirits made market share gains on beer and wine in 2012 and now account for more than a third of all alcohol sales. a report from the Washington-based Distilled Spirits Council said Wednesday

02/07/13

while I can certainly appreciate differences between Bud Light and a great European lager, such subtleties tend to be neutered when you're using the brew to wash down shots of Jack Daniels

02/07/13

Sales of Portuguese wines (excluding port wine) reached $29.55 million in the US in the first ten months of 2012

02/07/13

A South Australian winery says falling demand for cask wine will have a negative impact on the local industry

02/07/13

Sparkling Wine Continues Downmarket Shift in Downbeat Economies

02/07/13

The New York Times Book of WIne

02/07/13

Bruce Reisch, professor of horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will introduce the grapes at 10 a.m. during the Viticulture 2013 conference in Rochester, N.Y.

02/07/13

Bordeaux 2010 remains too expensive as the top-end wines continue to sell very slowly, American merchants say.

02/07/13

Monsanto and its peers would like them to try out "next generation" herbicide-resistant seeds-that is, crops engineered to resist not just Roundup, but also other, more toxic herbicides, like 2,4-D and Dicamba