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Wednesday, November 26th

03/28/13

Beer distributors say increased competition from the private sector would create an uneven playing field and hurt business

03/28/13

Guillermo Luksic Craig, a leading Chilean businessman and owner of Viña Tabalí, died yesterday aged 57 after being diagnosed with lung cancer last year

03/28/13

The number of international visitors to ProWein 2013 increased on last year's number with more than 44,000 trade visitors attending the three-day event.

03/28/13

One grapegrower's proposal to extend the Santa Barbara County appellation's boundaries angers neighbors

03/28/13

Taste Factor, a start-up wine sales company, will help consumers discover wines tailored to their individual tastes via a wine recommendation engine that uses sophisticated algorithms usually home to academia and NASA.

03/28/13

On Jan. 24, 400 wine marketers gathered at the sixth annual Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium to discuss strategies for improving direct-to-consumer marketing and sales

03/28/13

Since 1883, the Wente family has been making wine in the Livermore Valley east of San Francisco. To mark the 130th anniversary, the family formally established the Wente Foundation for Arts Education (WFAE), which will be headed by fifth-generation winegrower Christine Wente.

03/28/13

Sixty-eight Pacific Northwest restaurants were there, serving up samples ranging from elegant nibbles to chomping-good sliders

03/28/13

The good news: All but six bottles have been found, and surveillance camera footage revealed nothing

03/28/13

All scholarship applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2013 and are available to high school seniors or graduates and college students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university viticulture and/or enology program.

03/28/13

Summerhill Pyramid Winery is pleased to introduce Willem Semmelink as its new vineyard manager. Semmelink brings to Summerhill his deep commitment to community and ecology, and a desire to continually improve Summerhill's vineyards for optimal quality and sustainability.

03/28/13

Steven Gerbac has been appointed Winemaker at Rusack Vineyards. Gerbac has been with the flagship Ballard Canyon winery for 10 years, beginning as a Production Assistant, moving on to Cellar Master, and working his way up to Assistant Winemaker.

03/28/13

Many of the world's best winemakers are directing their attention to "rising stars" in Sonoma. Erin Green, who built her reputation working at benchmark Napa estates, has joined Sonoma winery "Flanagan Wines" as their Consulting Winemaker.

03/28/13

T. Edward Wines is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Rosenbaum as Spirit Strategist.

03/28/13

The wine rumors were always there. Whispers and suspicion over various vintages were a constant. But the dollar values kept climbing, the band kept playing, and the swirl of doubt was kept to a low murmur

03/28/13

Sonoma County vineyards are entering the transition stage between initial bud break and the need for frost protection, reports veteran grape grower Duff Bevill.

03/28/13

While bud break was earlier in the San Joaquin, it was as much as two weeks later than last year in the Central Coast vineyards of Laetitia Vineyard and Winery near Arroyo Grande, Calif. By the third week of March, the shoots of Chardonnay vines on lighter textured soils had pushed out an inch or less.

03/28/13

ANDIS WINES is proud to announce the promotion of Jenae Plasse as the newest member of the executive team. As Chief Operating Officer, Jenae will be responsible for the day to day operations of events, purchasing, community relations, social media, marketing & advertising.

03/28/13

Holvey's bill would make a specific exemption and allow alcohol references on wine country vanity plates. He said he had it drawn up at the request of constituents who are into wine.

03/28/13

Wine Institute President and CEO Robert P. (Bobby) Koch announced the appointments of Charles C. Jefferson and Linda A. Ulrich as Vice Presidents of Federal Relations for Wine Institute, effective April 15.

03/28/13

Paul Hobbs isn't the likeliest of producers to have launched a second brand geared to a younger generation of wine drinkers

03/28/13

Concha y Toro's margins contracted in the period as the peso strengthened versus the Brazilian real and the euro and as bulk grape prices rose

03/28/13

As new frontiers for grape growing open up, the viability of some traditional production areas is under threat from scorching temperatures and prolonged droughts

03/28/13

will be served at events leading up to the World Cup

03/28/13

Siobhan Turner is leaving the Institute of Masters of Wine today after nine years as executive director of the organisation.

03/28/13

Adrian Vanderspuy of Oldenburg Vineyards in Stellenbosch has blasted South Africa's flasgship red grape Pinotage, stating he has no interest in the variety.

03/28/13

Educating Chinese drinkers about Australian wine at the point of purchase, including venues such as supermarkets, bars and six-star hotels, will be crucial for the industry to thrive in one of the most important wine markets in the world

03/28/13

Finger Lakes and western New York wineries have won top awards in several competitions so far this year

03/28/13

More than three and a half thousand bottles of Champagne bottles worth €300,000 have been stolen from acclaimed grower Jacques Selosse in a heist described as 'well-organised'

03/28/13

The County's CSOA division is experiencing an increase in demand for services and a corresponding increased need for space for staff

03/28/13

Special interest liquor lobbies have vehemently opposed change

03/28/13

A provison that protects the biotech giant from litigation passed Congress without many members knowing about it

03/28/13

It may be their home turf, but selling wine in Ontario is one of the biggest challenges facing Niagara wineries. And consumers have no idea