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02/19/13

The wine industry will kick off Oregon Wine Month with its second annual Vintage Oregon, a tasting event April 28 in Portland

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Soles has been Argyle's head winemaker since the winery launched in 1987, making some of Oregon's best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and sparkling wine.

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under a bill that's getting four-star reviews at the Legislature

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"Premiere Napa Valley week is both a homecoming and an ambassador-at-large gathering unique to the Napa Valley appellation."

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Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan: wine lovers in the White House. Here's the story of how they and their successors helped propel American wine to the top of the world

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Monty Paulsen slated to be CapRock's new winemaker

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Retail and DtC wines sales strong during January, Cab is king in flash

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Despite Growing Availability, Wine Faces Some Ominous Trends

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It was only a few years ago that you actually had to check a calendar to remember the birthday of a distant friend or in-law.

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Pioneer helped put Napa Valley on the map; estate was location for Falcon Crest

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The two are creating a comprehensive fine wine and craft spirits sales and marketing company.

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Some Napa Valley wine industry groups continue to disagree about how Napa County should apply and enforce its 23-year-old Winery Definition Ordinance, particularly on how older wineries should prove their compliance when they want to expand

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"Napa Winery Inn is a great fit for our guests who prefer authentic hotels that reflect the local character of the destination," said Michael Murphy, senior vice president of upscale brands at Choice Hotels.

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The Disciples Escoffier International USA inducted Chappellet Vineyard & Winery and Cyril Chappellet, owner and CEO, into the Disciples Escoffier at a special event on Jan. 31.

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Vawter previously was director of production at Dana, and was the winery's first employee in 2005.

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The roots run deep at Early Mountain Vineyards. According to legend, Joseph Early was the first white landowner of the property in foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

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Foley Family Wines of Healdsburg has launched the Foley Food and Wine Society.

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Pruning the vines is the year's first "turning point" in the valley.

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The Napa Valley Vintners has appointed two new directors: Patsy McGaughy to communications director and of Teresa Wall to marketing director.

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Napa Valley Rocks is a new DVD produced by the Napa Valley Vintners that "digs into what makes Napa Valley America's premiere wine growing region."

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Napa County Historical Society and Napa County Landmarks will host two days of tours, tastings and dining events at historic wineries of the Napa Valley

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In honor of owner Miljenko Grgich's 90th birthday, Grgich Hills Estate invites everyone 21 and older to participate in a birthday cake decorating contest for a chance to win a trip to Napa Valley and celebrate 90 years of accomplishments with Grgich, a Vintners Hall of Fame inductee.

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In the study, a hydro-ethanolic mixture was extracted from winery sludge and two phenolic-rich samples (a concentrated and a diluted) were processed with different membranes and transmembrane pressures (TMPs) in a cross-flow UF apparatus, under constant temperature and circulation flux.

02/19/13

The rural board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen voted last week to send Tinhorn Creek Vineyards' non-farm use application to the Agricultural Land Commission with a request that its restaurant be allowed to serve all kinds of B.C.-made booze, not just wine.

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Nothing shows off an industry like a totally sold out trade show weeks before the event. The "Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association" convenes in San Marcos through Saturday with record-breaking attendance and booked hotels.

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he Harper Government is helping a British Columbia winery innovate to increase its competitiveness. Member of Parliament Dan Albas (Okanagan-Coquihalla) today announced an investment for Stoneboat Vineyards to purchase and install new wine processing equipment at its facility in Oliver, British Columbia.

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The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is fresh with minimal oak treatment, claims the company

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Alcohol Justice, a California-based non-profit advocacy, research and policy organization, has supported the initiative taken by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in forcing Phusion Projects to put labels on its alcopop drink Four Loko.

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European wines made from indigenous varieties are providing independent wine merchants with much more scope for growth compared with the New World's offering.

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Accolade Wines has issued a High Court writ to homeware company Cath Kidston in order to protect its Babycham mascot.

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Christie's first online auction of 2013 featuring lots of top Bordeaux, Burgundy and Napa Cabernets began yesterday.

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Pontet-Canet owner Alfred Tesseron is aiming to decrease the oak influence in his wines by becoming the first Bordeaux estate to embrace amphora maturation.

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French designer Philippe Starck is to design a new winery, barrel cellars and reception area at Chateau Carmes Haut-Brion in Pessac-Leognan.

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Champagne sold 14 million less bottles in 2012, a 4.4 percent decline after a slump in pre-Christmas trade.

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On Wednesday, Yao introduced his two Napa cabernets from Yao Family Wines to Houston during a vintner's lunch at Reef.

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But are consumers willing to open their wallets to spend more on wine? Is it even necessary to spend more on quality wines than it was in 2007?

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Technically, the supervisors OK'd a special exception permit that gives the county's largest winery more than the ordinance, adopted in July, would allow.

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Organic farmers could find it harder to compete under a stopgap farm bill approved late last year, which left out funding for two popular programs.

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A new study published in the April 2013 issue of the American Journal of Public Health shows that about 20,000 cancer deaths in the U.S. a year -- about 3.5 percent of all cancer-related deaths -- are caused by alcohol consumption.

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Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards has become the first vineyard in the Lake Chelan American Viticultural Area to earn Salmon-Safe and LIVE certification for its vineyard practices.

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Oldham worked at Andrew Will for more than a dozen years

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Argentina has built up a world-class wine industry, luring a flood of wine tourists, but boosting the quality quotient is still keeping its winemakers hard at work

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Fitch Ratings has placed its ratings on Constellation Brands Inc. on watch for a possible downgrade, noting that the wine and spirits maker's sweetened $4.75 billion bid to buy the U.S. assets of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo will increase its leverage.

02/19/13

We've been on a kick in these parts for Grenache in the past several years, and we'll be back to its particular charms soon. But what about that grape's role in the hallowed Rhone-style blend?

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Accolade Wines has issued a High Court writ against Cath Kidston for an alleged infringement of copyright after it used a cartoon deer, similar to Babycham's leaping, ribbon-clad mascot, on its Christmas 2012 homeware range.

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Decanter magazine has launched a new digital version on the iPhone, and is now available on all major smartphones and tablet devices.

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Researchers have developed a cocktail of alcohol metabolizing enzymes that speedily reduces blood alcohol levels in drunk mice

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Some stores are distributing fliers to customers, urging them to tell their lawmakers to oppose House Bill 310

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The Australian wine industry is losing ground to other wine producing countries because it doesn't have its own wine trade fair, according to Chuck Hayward, one of North America's leading authorities on Australian wine.

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The average price per ton last year was $769, up from $63

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A man police are dubbing the "beer bandit" has been arrested in Boulder, Colorado, for allegedly stealing $15,000 worth of craft beer

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There are over 100 wines represented at this year's Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert with some of the biggest names in the industry to include Wine and Spirits Expert, Michael Green

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Fishermen and fishery officials will meet in Santa Rosa on Feb. 28 to hear about the 2012 salmon returns. We'll learn how many salmon returned to spawn in California rivers and streams, including how many were young fish, a primary factor used to predict the 2013 number of salmon

02/19/13

It all started with the 2000 planting of a plot of land that Inman would call Olivet Grange Vineyard

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He loves the Napa Valley. So much so that he would like to have a home here one day, preferably close enough to the 12 acres of vineyards that he has in Calistoga

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t is claimed that the company, acquired by Diageo in 2011 for US$2.1 billion, has breached competition rules by preventing the sale of competitors products in some stores

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"The competition is a way for wineries to get potential listings overnight"

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Up at WineSpectator.com for Presidents' Day, a story called "Red Wine, White House" by Ben O'Donnell details how Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and their successors "helped propel American wine to the top of the world."