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Thursday, August 28th

03/11/13

"This would be about a 1,500-acre play, of producing vineyard properties, if it all comes down."

03/11/13

The wine-grape factory that is the Eola Hills is buzzing with word that a major California wine producer is buying vineyards in the area with an eye toward significant future investments.

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With frost season just days away, a Mendocino County judge has issued a second rebuke to the state for its attempt to regulate grape growers who divert water from the Russian River to protect their crops

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A judge invalidated New York City's ban on large sugary drinks on Monday, one day before it was to go into effect, dealing a significant blow to one of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's signature public health initiatives and a marquee project of his third term

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State water-quality regulators announced the withdrawal of a proposed conditional waiver program for vineyards in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds from state-set limits on erosion and plans to regulate vineyard water runoff under more general requirements.

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for grapes valued at up to $194,000

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Water, Pest Management, Rootstock and Research All Part of Comprehensive Program

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Increasingly, Chardonnays, Pinots and Cabernets are sharing shelf space at your local store with some unusual names - such as Bodacious Brunette red and Buxum Blonde and Angel Food whites

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The Fenton Winery & Brewery will continue its expansion with the March 13 ribbon-cutting for its new Homebrewing & Winemaking Supply Store.

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China, including Hong Kong, is the world's fifth-largest wine market, and its thirst for wine is on the rise, according to the report released by wine-trade fair Vinexpo and compiled by International Wine & Spirit Research.

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California table wine continued its long-term upswing in the U.S. market in 2012, rising 3% to an estimated 204 million nine-liter cases, according to Impact Databank. Since 2002, consumption of California table wine in the U.S. has increased by more than a third.

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Kroger has started making a big push to inform customers about a measure that could potentially lead to wine being sold in grocery stores in Tennessee.

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In this week's Business Journal, you'll meet former executives from Hewlett-Packard, Synopsys and Covad who jumped from bytes to brix. Those making the jump are doing so at a great time. The U.S.'s thirst for wine is growing, up 34 percent over the past decade.

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Judd's Hill Founders' Dinner, a benefit for the Art Finkelstein Shorashim Preschool Fund at Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley is Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at the Napa Valley Marriott 3425 Solano Ave.,Napa.

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The West Virginia State University Extension Service is hosting a tour of a Summersville vineyard for people interested in grape production.

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An Australian winery is aiming to be the first in the world to produce enough carbon credits to cover its emissions.

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The Napa County Planning Commission helped a carousel of Napa Valley property transactions and developments continue spinning Wednesday, as it approved plans for a new 45,000-gallon winery on Oakville Cross Road for Calistoga-based B Cellars.

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As they strolled down the old stagecoach road on Spring Mountain in 1943, it's not likely that Fred and Eleanor McCrea thought of themselves as pioneers. As it turned out, though, the McCreas were on their way to becoming trailblazers in the Napa Valley wine industry.

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Like many regions bordering the valley floor, Spring Mountain highlights the climactic and topographic diversity of Napa County and its world-renowned wine industry.

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Jean-Charles Boisset will be honorary chairman of the seventh annual benefit gala for Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services on Saturday, Sept. 7, at his Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena.

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Signorello Estate has appointed Britny Sundin to estate chef.

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If you need any proof that the wine business has pulled out of its slump, just look at the new winery projects in Napa Valley.

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Colorado Urban Winefest has grown into a beautiful new venue at Infinity Park in Glendale, just minutes away from the Cherry Creek shopping district.

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To RSVP for the event, please email charles.rivas@boisset.com or call 707-963-6925. Raymond Vineyards is located at 849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574.

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Wine and cheese will be served and books will be available for purchase and signature by both Jancis and Linda.

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Sixth Annual Labor Day Weekend Event to Celebrate Sonoma Wine, Food and Lifestyle Presented by Visa Signature

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Nomacorc, the world's largest producer of alternative wine closures, in cooperation with Insumos Andinos, Nomacorc's exclusive distributor in Argentina, has opened a manufacturing site located in the San Juan province of Argentina.

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New group promotes the varietal concept with April event

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The introduction of new EU customs classifications may result in increase in excise duty and value added tax (VAT) for some made-wine products, according to The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), a UK-based organization representing over 340 wine and spirits companies.

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"Paso Robles is the ultimate terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties," according to Daniel Daou, who owns Daou Vineyards with his brother Georges.

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Cornerstone director of winemaking Lucy Clements is leaving the US importer to take on a role at Tesco.

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Morrisons has appointed Mark Jarman as head of wine operations as it looks to set up a UK bottling operation.

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Halewood Romania has launched a "surprisingly good Pinot Noir campaign" in a bid to encourage the UK wine trade to look at the quality and value of its wine.

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Wines of Argentina is preparing an international program of events to celebrate the third edition of Malbec World Day on 17 April.

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Austria's frost-affected 2012 vintage promises good quality wines across the board - but supplies of the country's flagship Gruner Veltliner are much reduced.

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Chianti Classico producers need to grab the opportunity of the appellation's 'Gran Selezione' top tier - or the new designation will remain an 'empty shell', they warn.

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The first 1,000 cases of wine produced by Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were snapped up within hours of going on sale on the internet.

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Handcrafted is enhancing its storage and logistic capabilities by moving to a larger temperature controlled, full-service warehouse facility, located in Olathe, Kansas in April 2013.

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Kim Roberts, who with her husband Blain owns Westport Winery in southwest Washington, admits that her sense of humor and love of word play is an acquired taste, particularly in naming the winery's long list of wines.

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J. Scott Cellars of Eugene captured the Platinum medal at the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association's 43rd annual "Greatest of the Grape" competition with their 2011 Grenache.

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Family-owned Marchesi Antinori is arguably the most famous house in Italian wine, and starting this month, for the very first time, guests can get an inside look at the family's more than 625 years of Italian winemaking history.

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There's good news for customers who are intrigued by - yet possibly wary of - the exotic wines from unfamiliar wine growing regions that are stocked by the Trader Joe's supermarket on Winchester Road.

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Wine was actually introduced in Hungary by the Romans, and the area was well-known for its vineyards until World War II devastated the country.

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The Guardian newspaper reports that the only commercial vineyard inside the M25 motorway that encircles London is hoping to produce London's first organic wine since the Middle Ages.

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When last we left our intrepid Sicily, there were auspicious signs from the slopes of Mount Etna, its defining and still active volcano

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A company has sought an injunction against international wine auctioneer Acker Merrall & Condit Asia to stop the wine auctioneer from infringing on its trademark for Krug champagne

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Whole Foods says all products in its North American stores that contain genetically modified ingredients will be labeled as such by 2018

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With the state budget hearings over, the next big thing on the Legislature's plate could be a floor vote in the House by month's end on Gov. Tom Corbett's proposal to privatize the state-owned liquor stores

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Could Pennsylvania be any closer to changing the way booze is sold in the Keystone State?

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Gov. Tom Corbett said on Friday that he would not rule out alternative plans to privatize the state liquor system, boosting the prospects for passage in the General Assembly

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When gas first hit $4 a gallon back in 2008, I ditched my car and started commuting by bicycle. I realized the benefits immediately; increased energy, weight loss, a better attitude and more money in my pocket. I joined bicycle organizations, bought more bikes and rode everywhere.

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They say that scent is the strongest of all memory triggers. I guess that's why any mention of the Harvest Fair comes with a memory of that building full of apples - red, yellow, green, striped apples - an olfactory delight.

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The wildest event during Premiere was Raymond Vineyards' "Napa Gras," where a woman in long black gloves and abbreviated gold body suit poured wine while hanging upside down

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Of the many wrinkles in the Italian wine tapestry, one of the wrinkliest is about as far northwest as you can go in Italy.