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02/25/13

"Today was a great chance to get a glance into the quality of the 2011 vintage," commented successful bidder Daniel Williams of Hi-Time Cellars in Costa Mesa. "I think there were some tremendous wines presented and I think the vintners have done a great job of putting their best foot forward in a vintage some might call 'challenging'."

02/25/13

Two of the top bidders at Saturday's Premiere Napa Valley wine trade auction together bought more than two dozen lots, and each spent more than $230,000 buying futures of Napa Valley wines. The auction raised $3.04 million, slightly less than the $3.1 million it raised last year. There were 67 successful bidders

02/25/13

Diageo and consumer advocacy groups have reignited decades-long efforts to beef up beverage-labeling standards, triggering renewed fear of over-regulation among wineries

02/25/13

... the undoing was in the fine print. All the Advocate's critics, who operated as independent contractors and retained the rights to their work, were expected to become full-time staff

02/25/13

Because $2.5 million was raised during the auction, as promised the Andersons enthusiastically matched it.

02/25/13

Overlapping Ohio River Valley AVA boundary to be modified

02/25/13

According to the park service, the property has two periods of significance. The first was when Alfred L. Tubbs finished building a stone winery in 1888; the second was when Chateau Montelena chardonnay was one of two Napa Valley wines that won the famous Paris Tasting held May 24, 1976

02/25/13

You've heard the saying that one man's trash is another mans treasure. How is it possible that two people can view the same object completely different?

02/25/13

VinLux Fine Wine Transport, a logistics company for fine wines going to California trade accounts, more than doubled the size of its south Napa facility and staff to accommodate a surge in wine shipments and demand for its services

02/25/13

Acquisitions, expansions driven by strengthening area economy

02/25/13

two drinks a day for men and one for women, according to the study, which appeared in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

02/25/13

Wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd warns European trade is being 'bombarded' by UK-based wine scams.

02/25/13

Tax, import controls and licensing changes hit US wine shipments to Russia in 2012.

02/25/13

Last week we looked at the flourishing world of Rhone-inspired blends on the West Coast. This week is a handy addendum - for Carignane.

02/25/13

Good perspective here from SocGen's currency analyst Sebastien Galy. Between the Italian election uncertainty and the UK downgrade, it's safe to expect another dollar pop

02/25/13

As global champagne consumption goes flat, makers of bubbly are turning to China to make up the difference. After all, cognac has become a huge hit there, and the country now accounts for 22 percent of worldwide shipments, up from 5 percent in 2000.

02/25/13

Visionary businessman Allen Shoup, wine writer Harvey Steiman and longtime vineyard manager Kent Waliser have been named as the honorees of the 26th annual Auction of Washington Wines.

02/25/13

The two wine regions are coming together to explore the world of Cabernet Sauvignon, not in a "Judgment of Paris" format but rather as a way to show the similarities and differences of their wines.

02/25/13

Called "UnWined at the Movies," the inaugural event takes place Wednesday, March 27.

02/25/13

But the real reason to do it? "The looks on people's faces. If you do this with a wine expert in the room - it's as if you committed some deeply unnatural act."

02/25/13

Les Carmes Haut-Brion, once part of the Haut-Brion estate holdings, is not part of that grand avenue of châteaux along the Médoc. It is located in Pessac-Léognan, the Bordeaux red and dry white wine appellation south of the city of Bordeaux.