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04/01/13

Experts at Napa workshop discuss reducing vineyard water use.

04/01/13

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04/01/13

France's Chablis region saw its wine exports to the U.S. drop significantly in the worst years of the economic downturn, but by the end of 2012 it had regained that lost volume and more, eclipsing its pre-recession high-water mark in U.S. sales

04/01/13

Fans of Oregon craft beer can bring a reusable container known as a "growler" to their local brewery and fill up, and the Oregon wine industry wants in on that kind of trade.

04/01/13

Pernod Ricard's Absolut brand has officially unveiled Absolut Craft, a new range of artisanal flavored vodkas designed exclusively for professional bartenders.

04/01/13

Israeli boutique winery begins exporting its premium products to southeastern Asian country

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A newly formed winery organization is among area groups that will share $37,000 in grants to promote tourism in New Jersey. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced that the Vintage North Jersey vintners, the Warren County Farmers Fair and the Highlands Tourism Partnership all recently received a cooperative marketing grant.

04/01/13

Seven Bridges Road winery seeks agricultural board approval; Owner says there will only be two or three visitors a day.

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Kate Radburnd, managing director and winemaker of Pask Winery, with chardonnay grapes on the Gimblett Road block, says this growing season has been "an absolute delight".

04/01/13

Under the Wineworks label, Shaps is in the third year of making a bag-in-a-box wine. Currently, three varietals - viognier, chardonnay and cabernet franc - are available at select locations in Richmond.

04/01/13

A few years ago, this civil engineer envisioned a cluster of single-family homes dotting the rolling hills. Today, that vision has grown to include a winery and hospitality center, underground wine caves, an 11-acre public park and an outdoor amphitheater.

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The state Senate raised a glass to the idea Thursday, voting unanimously to let wineries, restaurants, grocery stores and wine shops dispense wine in consumer-supplied growlers of up to two gallons. The measure now goes to Gov. John Kitzhaber.

04/01/13

The annual event at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens is expected to draw about 2000 people to sample local produce and the finest wines from across the region. About 21 wineries from the Bendigo region will be showcased on the day, alongside live music and food stalls.

04/01/13

Willamette Valley Vineyards, a leading Oregon producer of Pinot Noir, generated net profits of $1,202,849 or $0.25 per share for 2012, up from $857,755 or $0.18 per share for 2011, representing a $345,094 or 40.2% increase in net profits.

04/01/13

Cuvaison Estate Wines has introduced a new logo, labels, packaging and wines for its Cuvaison wine brand. The new design is inspired by Cuvaison's Tasting Room in Carneros, a contemporary, light-filled space with floor to ceiling windows offering breathtaking, panoramic views of Cuvaison's sustainably farmed estate vineyard.

04/01/13

At the recent Great Northwest Wine Competition staged March 16-17 at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore., wine professionals judged 800 wines from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. Of these, 267 were white or pink wines - of which 24 won gold medals.

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If Israel is indeed a 'villa in the jungle,' then Golan Heights wines are the drinks served at their tables.

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Most recently, Texas wines received three double gold, two gold, 29 silver and 40 bronze medals in the 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in New York. There were 3,505 wines entered from 20 countries and all 50 states.

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The wine is the product of an artisanal vineyard in the Roussillon region of Southern France, owned and tended by English winemaker Justin Howard-Sneyd MW.

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Ed Shaw came to Red Mountain in the 1990s, when "there were not nearly the vineyards and hardly any wineries."

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The competitors come from 54 countries including Australia, Brazil, Indonesia and Sweden. For three days, they will prove their skills in front of the jury as they combine wines to foods and serve consumers. All of them will have to work in a foreign language.

04/01/13

It's circa 2050 and shoppers are stopping off at Ikea to buy fine wine made in Sweden. A Nordic fantasy? Not according to climate experts who say the Earth's warming phase is already driving a wave of change through the world of wine.

04/01/13

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.

04/01/13

A man was arrested on Friday after threatening to shoot staff at a Marlborough winery, say police.

04/01/13

Last week's 37th annual Impact Marketing Seminar included a panel discussion, entitled "Building Brands in a Changing Market," which addressed various topics and issues facing the drinks industry today.

04/01/13

International consultant Michel Rolland has signed a contract to consult at Château Figeac - with the stated aim of promotion from premier grand cru classé "B" to the coveted "A" status

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With nearly 2,200 attending, the 2013 convention of the state's wine grape growers set another record. The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers annual meeting was held last month in Kennewick and included over a dozen educational sessions and a sold-out trade show with 169 booths

04/01/13

Liquor privatization has been a fool's gold for plenty of Pennsylvania governors past, and could yet prove to be so for Gov. Tom Corbett

04/01/13

I don't read many wine blogs, and I wondered what I might be missing

04/01/13

At any given time, on any given day, the parking lot of Liquor Mart, located in Logan Township just a few miles from the Commodore Barry Bridge, can be inundated with Pennsylvania license plates

04/01/13

When I heard that Michel Rolland was hired as a consultant for Château Figeac, I thought, like others, that it was a premature April Fool's Day joke.

04/01/13

The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index fell to 99.9

04/01/13

Women's History Month may be coming to a close, but these women are worth honoring all year round. Wine Enthusiast tapped these superstars of the wine industry to find out what inspired them to pursue their path

04/01/13

Noel Sherr labored in the wine business in New York City for 10 years. He was the general manager of Chambers Street Wines, one of the city's best retailers, and worked for top importers like Polaner Selections and David Bowler Wines