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04/05/13

"This removes the antiquated red tape and eliminates a Prohibition-era rule that is still in our books," said Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, the House sponsor of the bill, HB 623.

04/05/13

UC Davis researchers create Brettanomyces aroma wheel

04/05/13

This second part of SND's interview with John Grant, Treasury Wine's managing director for the Beringer business unit, looks at the untapped export potential for California wine across Asia and other global markets-and how Treasury plans to seize that opportunity in the coming years

04/05/13

Agreement in principle reached with DOJ; Parties request extension of the present stay of proceedings until April 23, 2013 to finalize proposed consent judgment

04/05/13

In a report published this week by the United States Trade Representative, US authorities strongly criticised the European Union's system of protecting geographical indications, claiming it has "a negative impact on the protection of trademark and market access for U.S. products that use generic names".

04/05/13

The director of Central Washington University's wine program is leaving for industry opportunities in France, the school announced this morning.

04/05/13

This new, 25,000 SQ. Ft building expansion will benefit customers by allowing for even shorter lead times, quicker turnaround on repeat jobs and more flexibility with scheduling.

04/05/13

Two men from Walla Walla are using their college educations to start their own winery in Milton Freewater.

04/05/13

The B.C. Government announced it will spend $100,000 to boost the idea of buying local food and wine. The idea is to educate local restaurants, chefs, sommeliers and consumers on the idea that B.C. Wines, particularly in the Okanagan and Similkameen, go great with the local food in this province.

04/05/13

The House voted to privatize wine and liquor sales, a positive move that promises to move the state into the 21st century. Lightning did not strike the state capitol when this happened, although it might as well have because now we are seeing state store liquor clerks defending the state store system despite the fact that the vast majority of Pennsylvanians want privatization.

04/05/13

Vintners and growers statewide celebrate green programs throughout the month of April

04/05/13

Industry associations voice concerns about the nearly 40-percent increase proposed.

04/05/13

When the St. Helena Star and Napa Valley Vintner Tasting Panel met recently at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone to taste chardonnay wines priced at $30 and less, one thing was glaringly obvious. There were not many wines to discuss.

04/05/13

As weather patterns change, can we expect the same flavor from the same grapes grown in the same places? The wine industry doesn't think so, and it's already making contingency plans.

04/05/13

Santa Cruz Mountains wineries are bringing their tasting rooms to Santana Row.

04/05/13

A veteran vacationing in Southwest Florida from Kentucky says he was discriminated against because of his disability. Wounded Iraq War veteran Alex Brown says it was at Eden Winery in Alva that he got turned away because of his service dog.

04/05/13

Liberty Wines has been appointed UK agent for South African producer Excelsior.

04/05/13

Online wine options are everywhere, from flash sale sites like Lot18 offering daily deals to Facebook prodding you to send a little something for Aunt Suzy's birthday. And now there's a new generation of startups such as Club W, which adds a little algorithm to your albarino, using surveys and ratings to figure out what you might like to drink next.

04/05/13

Napa County vineyard land values held steady or improved in 2012, said a new ag land value report from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

04/05/13

Napa Valley Arts in April was designed to showcase the art and architecture of local wineries and to promote Napa Valley as a cultural destination. This year more than 30 local wineries, arts organizations and galleries will host events.

04/05/13

Vignerons across the Island have expressed relief as well as optimism about their current harvest of vineyard fruits which they predict will yield some special 2013 vintage whites and reds.

04/05/13

This year's London wine fair will see the launch of a new collection of top wine estates, "Blends".

04/05/13

In this special episode of Stark Insider TV (see video below), Team Stark stops by Corison Winery & Vineyard in St. Helena to talk with winemaker Cathy Corison, one of the first women to make wine in Napa.

04/05/13

Presented in partnership with Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley, the show includes work from the private art collections of Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Margrit Mondavi, Jan Shrem, and Norman and Norah Stone. Each collector is sharing work that they feel best expresses the spirit of their collection.

04/05/13

Several years ago, in an article in Food & Wine magazine, wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. stated, "Look for wines from California's Central Coast ... to take their place alongside the hallowed bottlings of Napa and Sonoma valleys. No viticultural region in America has demonstrated as much progress in quality and potential for greatness as the Central Coast."

04/05/13

Wine producers who use the label "Prosek" will be able to continue to use that label after July 1 when Croatia joins the European Union (EU) which offers producers a chance to protect this product, the head of the food processing section of the Agriculture Ministry Juraj Orenda said on Wednesday.

04/05/13

Made from food-grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, each Zipz glass is covered in a patented Zipz Clean Wrap that keeps the wine fresh and the glass clean, making it suitable for use in public places, including stadiums, arenas, convention centers and hotels, and in the absence of any standard glassware.

04/05/13

A recurring topic of conversation across the Pacific Northwest remains the need and opportunities to boost the region's wine profile-collectively, as well as each state's individual wine industry-with wine consumers.

04/05/13

German wine stocks are at their lowest ever levels since reunification, with high demand also driving up prices.

04/05/13

The fine wine industry needs to decide now if it is to back the newly formed Wine Investment Association so that it can move on and start to implement the work it has been set up to do.

04/05/13

More than 700 French wine producers are now supporting the Vin de France promotional classification scheme, which came to operation in 2010.

04/05/13

Wineries from lesser-known regions and their agents have been urged to move fast, as the deadline for booking a stand at the first Emerging Regions Tasting closes on April 10.

04/05/13

he first part of Sotheby's sale of the El Bulli cellar was 100% sold in Hong Kong yesterday.

04/05/13

Maison Louis Latour has stepped up its investment in Beaujolais with a new domaine, a new Gamay blend and plans to plant up to 50 hectares of Pinot Noir.

04/05/13

British air passengers have been voted the heaviest drinkers according to a survey by Skyscanner.

04/05/13

First-growths dating back more than 50 years and a large selection of vintage German wines are among a host of bottles to be auctioned from Hugh Johnson's cellar.

04/05/13

Chateau Raymond Lafon has joined Chateau d'Yquem and Chateau Rieussec in announcing that it will not make a 2012 vintage wine.

04/05/13

A new wine retail website has been set up by three Masters of Wine to showcase and sell wines that 'over deliver for their price.'

04/05/13

Bradleigh Anthony Caley and John George Evans have both been banned from acting as directors for 12 years for their part in the Fine Wine Vintners Ltd investment scam.

04/05/13

The property, once owned by the Lewelling family, now includes about 15 acres of grapes - a Bordeaux-style blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc as well as some malbec and petit verdot

04/05/13

One of the big differentiators for Swirl It is how it has a huge focus on location - the idea is that while a label might help us pick out a wine to begin with, often what we end up really associate a wine with is the where and when - that great Chardonnay you tried out at that one restaurant, or that affordable Rose your friend brought to a picnic. Swirl It's database has 15,000 wines and 5,000 locations, with more being added daily.

04/05/13

"The types of clubs have changed. Now services are more personalized."

04/05/13

British wine critic Jancis Robinson has something of a romantic debt to American wine.

04/05/13

Sixteen professional wine judges have done much of the hard work for us. They sifted through 800 wines at last month's Great Northwest Wine Competition held at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore.

04/05/13

Take in the sights-along with scrumptious sips and bites-on these vinocentric city tours.

04/05/13

"There is still no reason why a liquor store has to come to Fairland. I just don't understand it," Hivner said. Hivner said the liquor industry is a dangerous and sells poison that tears families apart.

04/05/13

The latest news from wine grape growers in California is good, and because vineyards have become such a major industry here in our little corner of paradise, good news for California is great news for local businesses.

04/05/13

The owners of a proposed new wine bar in downtown Kent received a variance for a liquor license transfer from Kent City Council Wednesday.

04/05/13

Ponzi talks about her passion for the science of wine but admits she's a slave to the whims of mother nature, fretting every year over everything from the rains to the bird population.

04/05/13

Ottawa e-Commerce Business and Publishing Connections is organizing this exceptional wine tasting event-Wine Tasting for Ottawa Sales and Marketing Professionals-where Ottawa entrepreneurs, including those who are doing business through the Internet, are invited to talk and exchange ideas about their sales and marketing strategies.

04/05/13

By whatever scale you use, Beaujolais has rarely been included in anybody's pantheon of great wines. It has been considered an archetypal joyous wine, pleasant and thirst-quenching. I've said as much myself, but I have reconsidered. I've had so many really good, complex, thought-provoking Beaujolais wines that I can't help thinking, these wines are great.

04/05/13

Oregon and Washington land four destinations on Sunset magazine's list of top 15 secret wine destination getaways in the West.

04/05/13

The Washington Post's Dave McIntyre reviews and recommends wines, which "over-perform for the price and offer tremendous value", while Bill St John picks a Loire white, which "delivers wide-open flavour".

04/05/13

The website, industry.traveloregon.com, is designed to help chambers of commerce, communities, hotels, restaurants, bike shops, touring companies, wine tasting rooms, craft brew pubs and other attractions tap into marketing opportunities created by Travel Oregon and other entities.

04/05/13

Abe Schoener, the man behind the Scholium Project.

04/05/13

Mayor Nutter and City Council are rarely on the same page these days, but the possibility of increasing the "liquor-by-the-drink" tax to help pay for the School Reform Commission's request for $60 million seems to be gaining traction on both sides

04/05/13

As food commodity prices have risen, so has the value of land used to produce the crops.

04/05/13

Plus, a wine-in-grocery-stores bill navigates the long, winding aisles of the Tennessee legislature and Santa Barbara detectives close the case on a vintner's mysterious death

04/05/13

the totals for liters produced in 2012 at below and above 14% during the fiscal year of January 2012-January 2013. ...