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03/04/13

Quality versus yield is the age-old debate between growers and winemakers. How to find ways to balance the two promises to spark a lively discussion during the general session on Wednesday, March 20 at WiVi Central Coast, the industry's newest and largest tradeshow and symposium

03/04/13

For winemakers like Amici, the auction is not just about the price that can be coaxed from interested buyers. It's Amici's way of giving back to the Napa Valley Vintners organization for the work it does for wineries big and small.

03/04/13

Advance tickets are available at $45 for the Howell Mountain Appellation Bud Break Celebration at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 in San Francisco.

03/04/13

Cyril Chappellet is now chairman of the board at Chappellet Vineyard, according to a news release.

03/04/13

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers will hold a 12-week English Literacy Program for farmworkers beginning March 19.

03/04/13

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has issued its 2012 Progress Report and Third Edition California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook. Both the report and workbook can be viewed at SustainableWinegrowing.org.

03/04/13

Two of the primary beneficiaries, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County, received grants that totaled $264,000 raised from the "Fund-A-Need" lot at the 2012 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction, one of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend's flagship events.

03/04/13

Nation's Restaurant News has announced Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants as the 2013 MenuMasters Award winner in the category of Menu Trendsetter for their Asian BBQ Pork Belly Nachos.

03/04/13

Like a rare vintage wine, The Vineyard at Hershey has been highly sought out since decanting itself to the world last February.

03/04/13

Jwines is now highlighting its selection of kosher wines that are ideal for the Seder holiday.

03/04/13

British advertisers representative ISBA has slammed proposals made by the Alcohol Health Alliance to ban all advertising and sponsorship by alcohol brands as "wholly ineffective" and "contrary to a free society."

03/04/13

Patriarche Wine Agencies has been bought by Champagne de Castelnau from Burgundy house Patriarche Père et Fils.

03/04/13

Sotheby's latest Finest and Rarest Wines auction surpassed expectations as investors and wealthy individuals battled it out for bottles of Châteaux Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion.

03/04/13

Koshu of Japan UK director Lynne Sherriff MW has called for Japanese restaurants to do more to promote Japanese white wine in the UK.

03/04/13

California giant Gallo has become the latest winery to move into the lower-alcohol market with launch of 5.5 percent abv Summer White.

03/04/13

Online retailer Naked Wines has been ranked in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as the 14th Best Small Company to Work For in the UK in 2013.

03/04/13

The hurricane-damaged winery looks to the future, not the past.

03/04/13

Wine critic Robert Parker has scored 10 wines from the 2010 vintage 100-points in a surprise turnaround.

03/04/13

Over 300 bottles of Château Palmer were stolen from the estate's cellars recently - and then recovered.

03/04/13

Sotheby's London sale this week saw strong bidding for Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion but Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's Montrachet took the top honours.

03/04/13

Christie's has said that it will be responsible for auctioning the wines from the UK government's cellar.

03/04/13

Some wine and food matching advice from early man and other tips from a selection of wine-based cartoons.

03/04/13

Few wine regions have experienced as sharp a decline as northern Piedmont, where the vineyards of Gattinara and neighboring towns like Ghemme and Boca used to cover more than 40,000 hectares, or about 100,000 acres.

03/04/13

Livermore's wine legacy began later than some parts of Northern California, but it began with a bang.

03/04/13

Britain's government is selling vintage French wine at around 5,000 pounds a bottle ($7,500) in a bid to make its wine cellar self-funding as part of a national austerity drive and clamp-down on extravagant expenditure.

03/04/13

What do those ratings you see at the wine store really mean? The A+ bottles get all the attention, but it's the B students that provide some of the best values out there.

03/04/13

Utah-based breweries, distilleries and wineries would be allowed to make more of their alcoholic beverage without taking a major financial hit under a bill advancing through the Senate.

03/04/13

But what about native grapes? Is there such thing as a wine that is indigenous to America (besides Mad Dog 20/20)? Why yes, yes there is. Meet Norton

03/04/13

The buzz about resveratrol-the anti-aging, disease-fighting antioxidant found in red wine, grapes, and peanuts-is about to get louder. Resveratrol may protect against hearing loss, according to a new study in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

03/04/13

Exporting wine to the United States is full of challenges - from archaic laws that can hinder growth to hordes of competitors.

03/04/13

American vintners are going after younger consumers to keep their industry growing as many of their best customers cut back as they near retirement age.

03/04/13

Treating wine as medicine isn't a new idea, but is rubbing the raw ingredients into your skin really the best way to get the health effects?

03/04/13

Five iconic and historic wineries will be highlighted during two days of tours, tastings and dining events Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22.

03/04/13

After two years of commuting from Ahwatukee to Cochise County, their work on their vineyard bore the fruit that helped them establish their winery.

03/04/13

The Lewisville vineyard is known for being the first winery in North Carolina to produce wines using non-native species of grape.

03/04/13

Best-selling author James Conaway's latest piece of fiction, "Nose," will be the topic of a book talk and signing at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at the St. Helena Library.

03/04/13

The Business Journal will present its 2013 Wine Conference "Mergers and Acquisitions, and Pricing Strategies" on Thursday, April 18, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa.

03/04/13

Last year's event, which drew an estimated 20,000 people to wineries in the Dry Creek, Alexander and Russian River valleys, generated complaints about public drunkenness.

03/04/13

The future's bleak for weak Champagne brands believes Stanislas Thiénot, managing director of Groupe Thiénot's Champagne division.

03/04/13

Meanwhile, Zinfandel's - hence Tribidrag's - history kept stretching back in time, enough so that Tribidrag was used as Zinfandel's official name in wine authority Jancis Robinson's new book, "Wine Grapes." Historian Ambroz Tudor uncovered references as far back as the early 1400s; Tribidrag wine was traded with Venice across the Adriatic - significant enough to be referenced by name.

03/04/13

One significant record has already fallen and another is likely to follow when the 29th Classic Wines Auction gets underway Saturday evening at the Oregon Convention Center

03/04/13

Makhachkala, March 3, 2013. On March 1, in Makhachkala, the Legislative Assembly Committee on Agricultural Policy hosted a parliamentary hearing, where the issue "On measures for the development of wine growing industry in the Republic of Dagestan" was considered.

03/04/13

Naked Wines, a customer funded online wine business, was ranked the 14th Best Small Company to Work For in the UK 2013, in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 list.

03/04/13

A €500,000 viticulture and enology research centre was inaugurated in Buskett today by Rural Affairs Minister George Pullicino and Parliamentary Assistant Philip Mifsud.

03/04/13

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend distributes $483,500 to nonprofits -- Keller named marketing chair of Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance -- Hunter named co-chair of Wine Caucus