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Conserving Water with Vineyard Sensors
Experts at Napa workshop discuss reducing vineyard water use.
Chablis Sees Robust Rebound In U.S. After Recessionary Dip
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
Wine in reusable growlers? Ore. Senate says cheers
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.
Absolut Picks Up Innovation Pace, As Pernod Mulls Acquisitions
Pernod Ricard's Absolut brand has officially unveiled Absolut Craft, a new range of artisanal flavored vodkas designed exclusively for professional bartenders.
Tulip Winery branches out to Thailand
Israeli boutique winery begins exporting its premium products to southeastern Asian country
Wineries receive grant to boost NJ tourism
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.
NJ: Is a Local Winery a Farm?
Seven Bridges Road winery seeks agricultural board approval; Owner says there will only be two or three visitors a day.
Dry summer: NZ vintage potentially 'best in 30 years'
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".
Vines and Wines: A toast to boxed Virginia wine
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.
Moraga resident planning winery, performing arts center for town
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.
Wine in reusable growlers? Oregon Senate says cheers
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.
Australian winemakers' festival expected to attract crowd
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.
Willamette Valley Vineyards Posts a Profit for 2012
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.
Cuvaison Estate Wines Introduces New Logo, Labels, Wines for Cuvaison Brand
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.
Northwest Wine: Competition produces some great whites
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.
Israel through the wine glass: The history lesson of the Golan Heights winery
If Israel is indeed a 'villa in the jungle,' then Golan Heights wines are the drinks served at their tables.
Through the Grapevine: Texas wines make their mark in competitions
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.
World's first €1million bottle of wine goes on sale today
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.
Wash. wine-growing area expects more growth
Ed Shaw came to Red Mountain in the 1990s, when "there were not nearly the vineyards and hardly any wineries."
World's best wine sommeliers to compete in Tokyo
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.
Climate change rewrites world wine list
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.
Santa Barbara's Rusack Vineyards Appoints Steven Gerbac Winemaker
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.
NZ: Man threatens to shoot winery staff
A man was arrested on Friday after threatening to shoot staff at a Marlborough winery, say police.
IMPACT Seminar Panel: Industry Leaders Weigh In On Key Topics
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.
Rolland vows to take Figeac into St Emilion premier league
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
Record year for grape growers | Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers
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
Past liquor reform efforts hold lessons for Corbett: analysis
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
Five Wine Blogs I Really Click With, By Lettie Teague
I don't read many wine blogs, and I wondered what I might be missing
Possibility of liquor privatization in Pennsylvania has New Jersey businesses concerned
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
Michel Rolland at Château Figeac: Expect the unexpected?
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.
Restaurant industry sales, traffic soften in February
The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index fell to 99.9
Wine Enthusiast profiles six women in the industry who prove that the grape game isn't just for the boys.
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
A Vibrant Wine Culture in the Piedmont (No, Not That One)
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
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