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Tuesday, July 29th

03/13/13

Clarksburg growers hear latest market trends at annual Grape Day.

03/13/13

Wine giant founded by Jess Jackson is purchasing three vineyards, expanding La Crema, say sources close to deal

03/13/13

CFBF President Paul Wenger noted that California farmers have been pressing for an effective agricultural immigration program for years, and that farmers from other regions have now taken up the cause

03/13/13

Charles Banks' investment group Terroir Selections is negotiating with founder Pax Mahle to buy a share.

03/13/13

Wine Business Monthly picked the coolest new products for 2013 and will be showcasing them right on the trade show floor with live demos at WiVi Central Central Coast 2013. They were chosen by the editors as products that winemakers and vineyard managers should know about.

03/13/13

Carneros Vintners has bought the Sonoma custom crush facility it has leased since 2009, the latest winery property to be sold off by Entertainment Properties Trust.

03/13/13

Henri Krug, former head of his family's famous Champagne house, has died aged 76.

03/13/13

A 24-year-old vineyard worker was sentenced March 7 in Napa County Superior Court to 45 days in jail for falsely claiming he had broken his hand during a fall at work, according to the Napa County District Attorney's Office. He was also ordered to pay $1,279 in restitution.

03/13/13

You know the story. Your friend/wife/significant other calls you and wants to make some fun plans for the weekend.

03/13/13

The Outer Coastal Plain might be the perfect place to make fine wine in America. The region, which has nearly the same sandy soil composition as Bordeaux, experiences a warm growing season; spring frosts are rare; and the breezes from the Atlantic Ocean and a local bay are ideal for winemaking.

03/13/13

In a survey made by the prestigious British magazine Drinks International, Concha y Toro maintained its position as the World's Most Admired Wine Brand.

03/13/13

Former president Mark Tarlov launches a new Oregon winery; sommelier Rajat Parr and winemaker Sashi Moorman buy Santa Barbara vineyard.

03/13/13

The Napa Valley winery ventures into Walla Walla Valley, Washington, for a Bordeaux-style blend of grapes.

03/13/13

Former Vincor chief Donald Triggs has launched his new winery, the Culmina Family Estate, in British Columbia's Okanagan.

03/13/13

Mr. Aspler emphasized the need to celebrate our land, our terroir. He thinks we are overly diverse and wants us to make terroir-driven wines.

03/13/13

The move, which is a result of the company's increasing growth in new emerging markets, will help Diageo achieve cost savings of around £60m per annum starting from 2016 and incur around £100m as restructuring charges.

03/13/13

Unite the union has warned Diageo that is must not make its UK and Irish workforces pay for business realignment in its "search for ever-increasing profits".

03/13/13

Tempranillo is Spain's proudest home grown grape varietal, and Rioja its most popular region, it is therefore only befitting for a relatively new winery to harp on these two solid foundations to catapult itself to immediate respectability in the highly competitive Spanish wine industry.

03/13/13

Two Dane County wineries notched awards at the International Eastern Wine competition last month in Santa Rosa, California.

03/13/13

A proposal to loosen wine sale laws in Tennessee failed by a single vote in a House committee on Tuesday, though supporters hope they can revive it.

03/13/13

A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault, the rosé was available in six-bottle cases for $139.

03/13/13

For an in-depth explanation of Kosher or Mevushal wines: Kosher Wine, Mevushal Wine Definitions, Explanations

03/13/13

The TY KU campaign launched on February 27, 2013 with nationally televised commercial spots starring Green and is supported by a full 360 multi-media campaign throughout the year.

03/13/13

After eight months of rapid growth and success in the Southern California market, Stack Wines (www.drinkstack.com) announces a complete brand and packaging redesign in addition to the release of their new custom red blend, Charisma.

03/13/13

Tesco has bolstered its UK wine team following the recent news that Dan Jago and some of his colleagues will take on a more global role.

03/13/13

Bottle Green Wines has strengthened its on-trade and independents team with the addition of Jonathan Piggott.

03/13/13

The London International Wine Fair organisers have said they are positive that "2013 will be a solid event", despite some high profile dropouts. LIWF anticipates the fair at London's ExCeL centre will have over 500 exhibitors and 10,000 trade visitors.

03/13/13

UK sommelier and hotelier Gerard Basset OBE will be joining the judging panel of The Sherry Institute of Spain's bi-annual international food and sherry matching competition.

03/13/13

Accolade Wine is to donate £100,000 to the National Trust as part of a tie-up with the conservation charity and its Banrock Station brand.

03/13/13

German Pinot Noir is rivaling Riesling as the country's flagship fine wine grape according to db's April edition.

03/13/13

Heavy metal group Iron Maiden has released a cask ale in partnership with Cheshire brewery Robinsons.

03/13/13

Bordeaux-based consultant Denis Dubourdieu has teamed up with winemaker Giorgio Dalla Cia, formerly of Meerlust, to create what is being touted as the 'First Growth of the Cape'.

03/13/13

Scott DeSeelhorst made the choice of 2013 Idaho Winery of the Year an easy pick when his Snake River Winery earned a trio of double gold medals, a gold medal and Best in Show last fall at the 2012 Idaho Wine Competition.

03/13/13

Earl Jones' taste for Tempranillo continues to bring international fame to Southern Oregon, but his predilection and genius show his Fault Line Vineyards at Abacela also are deliciously suited for other varieties from Spain and Portugal.

03/13/13

When Robert Smasne was 9 years old, the idea of making wine began to germinate. He grew up in the Yakima Valley and has spent his entire life around grapes.

03/13/13

Nobody was seriously injured in the wreck, which occurred about 9:30 a.m. at the southbound Marina Boulevard offramp and snarled traffic.

03/13/13

It may infuriate the French, irritate Italians, and stupefy Spaniards, but there is no question American wines now share a place in the pantheon of world-class pours.

03/13/13

New York's wine, beer and spirit manufacturers now have a single point of contact within the state government to answer questions on regulations, licensing, state incentives and other issues facing the industry, the governor said.

03/13/13

Bolivian President Evo Morales suggested on Monday that the next Pope try wine made from coca leaf, something Bolivians have chewed for centuries and can also be used to make cocaine.

03/13/13

Fears have been sparked in New Zealand of a wine glut after one of the driest summers on record has led to outstanding grape-growing conditions across the country.

03/13/13

Patrick Duffeler has handed down his role as chief executive officer of The Williamsburg Winery to his son, Patrick Duffeler II.

03/13/13

A public hearing about a plan to guide future development in one of the region's top grape-growing areas is expected later this month

03/13/13

"We are excited to expand our relationship into Indiana with the Trinchero Family-their organization and their iconic Napa Valley and international brands. We are both strong, family-owned enterprises, and we share many synergies in our respective values, goals and operations."

03/13/13

An assortment of 810 lots exclusively from Burgundy goes on sale on March 15 and 16 in a Hong Kong event that Christie's International estimates will raise HK$29 million ($3.8 million). The top lot is a case of Romanee-Conti 1995 that carries a high estimate of HK$1 million ($129,000).

03/13/13

For several years, Gordon maintained a winemaking facility and tasting room in west Pasco but ultimately closed the tasting room and moved production to a facility at the vineyard

03/13/13

Prime minister tells Commons he wants to curb amount of cheap booze but will not explicitly promise unit price change

03/13/13

Wine & Spirits Magazine names Sonoma-Cutrer top wine as voted by restaurants

03/13/13

The wines will be available in 33 states, beginning with the 2011 vintage