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Thursday, October 30th

02/28/13

Californian wine giant Gallo has responded to the recent trend in the UK for lower alcohol wines with a 5.5% abv "Summer White" and a 9% abv Barefoot Pink Moscato.

02/28/13

Net income rose 31 percent to A$52 million ($53 million) in the six months ended December from A$40 million a year earlier, the Melbourne-based company said in a regulatory statement.

02/28/13

TREASURY Wine Estates has been buying premium vineyards in South Australia and the Napa Valley in line with a desire to grow its high-end business.

02/28/13

Napa Valley sparkling wine producer commemorates four decades - setting the stage for the future

02/28/13

Want to stop a project from being built? Go buy the property.

02/28/13

If approved, Albariño and Verdejo would be eligible for Canadian VQA designation.

02/28/13

Newly introduced to America, House of Mandela wines will promote Fair Trade and worker education, health and empowerment

02/28/13

Last year in Washington, wineries crushed 1,800 tons of the red Bordeaux variety, putting it on a strong trajectory since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began measuring its production in 2007

02/28/13

Planted in 1972 the Black Oak Vineyard dates back to the modern start of Elkton Oregon Pinot Noir. Photo Rivers Edge Winery

02/28/13

SLO Vintners Association recently changed it's name to the SLO Wine Country Association and launched the website Tuesday in conjunction with that change.

02/28/13

Russian River Valley Winegrowers, an educational and marketing association of grape growers, wineries, and commercial members associated with the Russian River Valley announced their board election results for 2013.

02/28/13

Tapp Label Technologies Inc., a printer of wine and spirits labels from plants in Napa and Canada, said it acquired Ben Franklin Press & Label Co. of Napa.

02/28/13

A story in the News Corp.-owned Wall Street Journal drew the mogul's attention to the 13-acre Moraga Vineyards.

02/28/13

In a modern world full of flash-in-the-pans, Badia a Coltibuono stands out for its history, tradition and authentic Chianti Classico wines.

02/28/13

With sales approaching a record $200 billion, the adult beverage industry continued on its growth path in 2012 despite a challenging economic environment.

02/28/13

Wine Australia, a government agency responsible for providing strategic support to the wine industry, is to conduct a new research project on the UK online wine market to create opportunities for Australian wine producers to expand business in the UK.

02/28/13

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), a UK-based organization representing over 340 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wines and spirits, has supported the Tax Payers' Alliance (TPA) demand to end the alcohol tax rises on the British pub.

02/28/13

Enotria's annual trade tasting on Tuesday took the theme of 'discovery' and so it was off to the Saatchi Gallery in King's Road, London.

02/28/13

Wine Intelligence is to hold two seminars at this year's ProWein, which will look at new emerging wine markets and wine tourism.

02/28/13

A diversity of varieties, styles and soils are Chile's greatest asset, but it must work harder to relay that message to consumers, according to leading producers.

02/28/13

Wine Beauty, Mainland China's first TV drama about sommeliers and wine production, will finish filming next month.

02/28/13

As many as three quarters of people in the UK are underestimating the amount they drink according to a new study.

02/28/13

Wines of Argentina is looking to broaden perceptions about the country's wine and culture, while attracting a younger audience with the launch of a new consumer event format this Spring.

02/28/13

AdVini-owned Maison Cazes has acquired Le Clos des Paulilles, the largest estate in the Collioure and Banyuls appellations.

02/28/13

When Anelare launched six years ago in the heart of Washington wine country, owners Kahryn and Forrest Alexander and Jim and Cindy Campbell envisioned a winery that would sell all of its releases directly to wine club members.

02/28/13

Lodi's wine business community has increasingly sought trade partners with foreign countries, especially such rapidly growing markets as China and Hong Kong.

02/28/13

The Russian consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor may withdraw its inspectors from Georgia because of the Georgian president's statements criticizing their work.

02/28/13

The Charleston Wine and Food Festival, a four-day event that begins Thursday and is expected to attract some of the country's top culinary talent-more than 24,000 foodies and wine enthusiasts to the Holy City- was originally organized from a single room in director Angel Postell's house.

02/28/13

SLYCE Commerce, an innovation in visual based purchasing, designed to help wine brands sell more products, in more places, more rapidly, is due for its North American launch at the International Wine Congress in Vancouver, BC, February 26-28, 2013.

02/28/13

China is allowing the sale of tonic wine made using tiger bones, despite the fact that the practice has been illegal in the country since 1993.

02/28/13

Woolworths Ltd is circling a collapsed Barossa Valley winery in a move expected to anger local groups who fear of the supermarket giant's growing market power, according to The Australian Financial Review.

02/28/13

I find the quality level overall of what I'm tasting from many producers is much better than it was only a couple of years ago.

02/28/13

Treasury Wine Estate, Qualia Wines and Orlando Wines will pay growers about $25 to $35 per tonne more for shiraz grapes. Chief executive of Murray Valley Winegrowers, Mark Mackenzie, says it could generate up to $1.5 million for growers in the region.

02/28/13

The study, published earlier this month in the American Journal of Public Health, offered the first comprehensive update in decades to the role alcohol plays in deaths from cancer.

02/28/13

Executives of Sonoma County businesses are more confident about the current and near-term future prospects for the local economy than 2006, when the local economy started slowing, and are even more positive about their own industries, according to report released today.

02/28/13

Conservation groups are hailing an agreement to buy and protect nearly 20,000 acres of timberland from expanding vineyards near the Sonoma County coast.

02/28/13

Some farmers on the west side of the Central Valley might be growing more dust than crops this year as the federal Central Valley Project slashes water deliveries to agricultural customers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

02/28/13

two acres of cabernet grapes, plus some chardonnay, and a permit for a 10,000 gallon winery ...

02/28/13

Winemaker Francis Lamblin says nothing has been agreed with French football giants Paris Saint-Germain on personalised wine labels for its football stars, such as David Beckham.

02/28/13

I attended the third annual In Pursuit of Balance tasting

02/28/13

MommyJuice Wines and Family Giving Tree announced a partnership that will support Family Giving Tree's mission to provide backpacks full of school supplies to children in need.

02/28/13

Good question.