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02/13/13

Mr. Galloni, 42, said his new website, antoniogalloni.com, would be aimed at younger wine consumers, using new technologies and different forms of media than The Wine Advocate, which, though it has a solid web presence, still retains the flavor of print media.

02/13/13

Now in its seventh year, the Vintners Hall of Fame at the Culinary Institute of America's Greystone campus in St. Helena, has done a fine job of recognizing the accomplishments of many individuals who have significantly contributed to the California wine industry, 40 to date.

02/13/13

Fiolek leaves wine industry leadership post.

02/13/13

A "large-scale disturbance...involving approximately 100 people," was reported, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Steve Fredericks.

02/13/13

A petitioned-for AVA will be removed from this list once a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) publishes in the Federal Register, and a rulemaking docket containing a copy of the petition and the NPRM will be available for public viewing and comment.

02/13/13

Beer lovers lined up Friday morning in downtown Santa Rosa for what has become an annual rite of February - the limited release of an ale named for a magistrate in ancient Rome.

02/13/13

A chef's top idiotic special dinner requests list.

02/13/13

Berry Bros & Rudd's new buying director, Mark Pardoe MW, has spoken of increasing the merchant's New World offering and working more closely with its wholesale clients.

02/13/13

The Australian health lobby has called for wine to carry graphic, cigarette-style, health warnings.

02/13/13

Bordeaux has produced a "fabulous vintage" in 2012 depending on soil type, said Cheval Blanc's technical director, Pierre-Olivier Clouet, speaking at a tasting in London last week.

02/13/13

Spirit prices have rebounded sharply after the Christmas sales, with whisky and vodka showing a double-digit hike in January, according to the latest Consumer Price Index released by the Office for National Statistics.

02/13/13

Primitive habits are still present in our approach to food and drink, according to research.

02/13/13

Diageo is to launch a cucumber-flavoured gin under the Gordon's brand.

02/13/13

The 2012 harvest in California is a record both in terms of grapes crushed and the prices paid for grapes, resulting in what one consultant called 'a fantastic market for consumers'.

02/13/13

The UK drinks industry should brace itself for more consolidations, mergers and failures in 2013, the former managing director of collapsed drinks company Waverley TBS has said.

02/13/13

If Restoration Hardware gets its way, you'll be able to enjoy wine with lunch while purchasing home furnishings from their new store in Boston's Back Bay.

02/13/13

Nearby convenience store argues competition from pizza and sub carryout will affect business.

02/13/13

Berry Brothers & Rudd is eager to make the most of China's growing taste for fine wines.

02/13/13

The 2013 Worldwide Wine & Alcoholic Beverages Wholesales Industry-Industry & Market Report, published annually, contains timely and accurate industry statistics, forecasts and demographics. Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/02/12/4613723/research-and-markets-2013-worldwide.html#storylink=cpy

02/13/13

More than half a dozen package stores and a number of restaurants for on-premise sales have applied for ABC permits and are awaiting approval.

02/13/13

During the week, eight of the restaurant group's iconic locations will offer a variety of exceptional wines carefully selected by Stuart Roy, national director of wine & spirits, to complement the Smith & Wollensky menu.

02/13/13

After two years of public debate in Pennsylvania over liquor privatization, public opinion is shifting in favor of the current state store system said the Independent State Store Union, the union that represents 720 state store managers.

02/13/13

Commissioner Bob Elliott has proposed changing the city's current ordinance, which prohibits the sale of any alcoholic beverages on Sundays. He said the city has a good shot at getting a chain grocery store, but not if that ordinance isn't changed.

02/13/13

The federal government designated 4,800 square miles of southern Indiana grape growing terrain -- known as the Uplands Wine Trail -- as an American Viticultural Area, a designation given to some of the world's greatest wine growing regions.

02/13/13

Some lawmakers contend there is a struggle with alcohol on the Nez Perce Reservation that gives them reason enough to block the tribe from getting a liquor license for its new $16 million convention center and hotel.

02/13/13

A Prohibition-era ban on the sale of alcohol at restaurants, bars and retail stores on Election Day would be lifted under legislation approved by the Senate on Tuesday.

02/13/13

Southeastern Washington's weather continues to be influenced by a very persistent area of high pressure centered just off the coast of the Oregon-Washington border.

02/13/13

f yields returned to trend, crop production would reach record levels and cause a drop in inventories. "This would lead to higher net farm income since this measure goes beyond cash income to include the value of inventory change and other noncash items."

02/13/13

In early February, the USDA released two reports that outline the impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture and forestry. The papers also address possible adaptation strategies.

02/13/13

Lodi resident Ken Sasaki has been working in agriculture for most of his life. After a partnership with his father working in their vineyards and cherry orchards, he moved into sales in the nursing business.

02/13/13

While NPD recently found that beverage-only traffic rose for the 12 months ended this past June, Technomic also recently reported that specialty drinks, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, held much of the potential for further growth.

02/13/13

The addition of water will also mean the bourbon will contain almost 7 percent less alcohol, making it an 84-proof whiskey instead of the 90 proof it's been bottled at since the distillery began selling its bourbon in 1959.

02/13/13

The agency was flooded with complaints about the dangers of the supersized drinks.

02/13/13

A first place in the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Pruning Competition that eluded Alfredo Segura on three previous trips to the final eight was finally his last Friday.

02/13/13

Wednesday's hearing will be closely watched.

02/13/13

"This is our first vertical tasting of 2013 and we hope to host two more this year,"

02/13/13

We knew this would happen, didn't we? In December, when Robert M. Parker Jr., the influential wine critic, announced that he was stepping down as editor-in-chief of the Wine Advocate and that he had taken on three investors, and named not Antonio Galloni, but Lisa Perrotti-Brown, as the new editor, it seemed inevitable that Galloni, who was widely seen as Parker's successor, would leave.

02/13/13

Sales of champagne fell by 4.4 percent in volume terms last year, but increased exports helped compensate for sagging European consumption and kept revenue flat at 4.37 billion euros.