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04/10/13

Croatian immigrant Miljenko 'Mike' Grgich reflects on a remarkable life and his famous Chardonnays.

04/10/13

... but retail value of that wine rose by more than 8 percent for the second straight year, according to recently released figures

04/10/13

Despite last week's rainstorm, California's vineyards are getting dry

04/10/13

Ms. McLaughlin joins the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association from Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association

04/10/13

Catherine Péré Vergé, one of Bordeaux's most respected proprietors, has died aged 74.

04/10/13

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on Michigan Economy

04/10/13

Cork Supply USA is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed and passed the auditing requirements for ISO 9001-2008 and has been granted a certificate of registration effective March 8, 2013.

04/10/13

The formal launch of the American Craft Distillers Association (ACDA) was announced Tuesday, April 9.

04/10/13

Achieves comparable basis diluted EPS of $2.19 and reported basis diluted EPS of $2.04; results include slightly lower than expected tax rate

04/10/13

Constellation Brands' net sales increased 5% to $2.8 billion in its fiscal year ended February 28, as key wine brands like Kim Crawford, Robert Mondavi, Simi, Ruffino, Mark West, Black Box and Rex Goliath all saw double-digit depletions growth. Newer brands like Simply Naked, Primal Roots and The Dreaming Tree were also up robustly, and Svedka,

04/10/13

On Monday, Miljenko Grgich, founder of Grigich Hills Estate and maker of the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay (of Paris Tasting fame, where it triumphed over several White Burgundies) celebrated his 90th birthday by looking back - by sharing what few remaining bottles of the first wine he made at Chateau Montelena (1972) are still stashed in his personal cellar - and forward, with the release of a special Paris Tasting tribute Chardonnay.

04/10/13

"The first time I worked with Red Mountain fruit was 2005," said Hoppes, who has been making Washington wine since the late 1980s. "I was restricted by the fact that the fruit was hard to come by."

04/10/13

Boundary Breaks Vineyard, which opened in January in Lodi, Seneca County, makes all of its wines from single vineyards and most of them from single clones.

04/10/13

The wine trade's recent rhapsody in pink has resulted in a rosé marketing binge which can confuse as well as entice.

04/10/13

Winemakers from Britain, Australia, the United States and even elsewhere in France are raising the profile of France's largest but most unsung wine region, Languedoc-Roussillon.

04/10/13

Changing climate may well redraw the familiar map of world wine production, making it harder to grow grapes in some traditional regions while opening up new frontiers for vineyards. But satisfying our thirst for wine in a warmer world could take a toll on biodiversity, a new study suggests, if vineyard changes aren't managed carefully.

04/10/13

A report has warned that climate change is likely to push viticulture into new areas with potentially "disastrous" consequences for several endangered animal species.

04/10/13

Online wine retailer Naked Wines pre-sold over £37,000 worth of Italian wine in just 24 hours after its maker was discovered by its customer buying team at ProWein.

04/10/13

That was the prediction of Jean Smullen, wine educator and journalist (pictured), at a special seminar focused on global sparkling wine at Vinitaly in Verona this week.

04/10/13

Out of all the production sources, including foreign countries, California wine accounted for 58 percent of US wine sales with estimated revenue of $22 billion from sales of 207.7 million cases in 2012.

04/10/13

After two weeks of testimony, the trial over 24 bottles of alleged counterfeit wine rages on in federal court.

04/10/13

Napa Valley College's Viticulture and Winery Technology program will host representatives from Constellation Brands as they present an informational session on career opportunities at Constellation wineries such as Ravenswood, Robert Mondavi and Franciscan Estate and meet with prospective employees in an informal networking session following the presentation.

04/10/13

Places like California's wine-growing regions could lose more than 50 percent of their suitable territory, while the Canadian border country of Montana, Washington and Idaho could see a 200 percent boost in vineyard potential.

04/10/13

Megan Haller and Shannon Zouzoulas, co-owners of Arizona Hops and Vines in Sonoita, had already planted a vineyard and hop field when they discovered that state law prevented the operation of both a brewery and a winery on the same piece of land.

04/10/13

On Heels Of Record El Bulli Sale, Spanish Wines Break Into Auction Top Ten

04/10/13

BROWN Brothers winery has announced the company's two smallest vineyards will be sold to cope with a struggling market.

04/10/13

Public opinion survey reveals at-risk drinking is not considered a problem by many Americans.

04/10/13

Premium sangria has grown 19.4 percent in dollar volume over the past year. Available in only a handful of markets, Eppa alone contributed 26 percent of the category's growth and quickly rose to become the leading sangria priced over $10 for a 750ml.

04/10/13

Senate bill 2013-S 592, sponsored by Senator Maryellen Goodwin (D-Dist. 1, Providence), would make the crime a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

04/10/13

Groove, one of Northern California's digital marketing, creative and communications agencies, has just announced a reorganization of the company and the opening of its new headquarters in Sausalito, California and satellite offices in Norwalk, Connecticut.

04/10/13

Charlie Hoppes, one of Washington's veteran vintners and Fidelitas owner and winemaker, announced plans today to devote Fidelitas to making Red Mountain wines exclusively, promising singular focus on a diverse collection of vineyard-designated Bordeaux varieties and blends from Washington's smallest AVA.

04/10/13

Four new members added to Texas Hill Country Wineries bring total to 36.

04/10/13

The move follows the 2012 opening of new subsidiaries Thiénot USA and Thiénot Asia to expand the distribution footprint of its brands all across the world.

04/10/13

The Hong Kong installment of a two-part auction exceeds expectations, raising money for Chef Ferran Adrià's foundation.

04/10/13

Percy Fox is gearing up to launch 50cl bottles of the best-selling varieties of Blossom Hill as it looks to broaden the brand's appeal to convenience shoppers and those looking for a lower price point.

04/10/13

Wine Australia is to invite influential figures from the world of wine to what it claims will be the most comprehensive analysis of its wine industry at a three-day event in Adelaide this September.

04/10/13

Rathfinny Estate has received calls from supermarkets keen to stock its English wine, despite being a year away from selling its first bottle.

04/10/13

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits has followed last month's launch of Yellow Tail sangria, with the acquisition of Eppa SuperFruit Sangria.

04/10/13

From wine to cocktails some drinks have chased the pink pound while others have just become icons and favourites within the gay and lesbian community.

04/10/13

A court in Australia's Northern Territory has heard that a man was killed in September last year after a flatmate discovered he had drunk one of his beers.

04/10/13

As the en primeur tasting week gets underway in Bordeaux, there are differing reports as to the quality of the vintage.

04/10/13

Bordeaux's upcoming €63 million wine cultural center - due to open in 2016 - has founded a charitable endowment fund in the United States.

04/10/13

Wine grape vines are waking up across Washington's Columbia Valley, and growers could not be more pleased.

04/10/13

According to new research published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 25 to 73 percent of land that could be used for vineyards will be no longer be available by 2050.

04/10/13

Areas suitable for viticulture may decline from Bordeaux to Australia as climate change prompts a shift in wine production to higher latitudes and elevations in New Zealand and the Northern Hemisphere, researchers said.

04/10/13

Sales totaled 360.1 million cases with an estimated retail value of $34.6 billion, according to the Wine Institute, a San Francisco trade group.

04/10/13

"The area north of Yellowstone will be one of the areas with the greatest increase in suitability for growing wine grapes in the next 50 years," said the scientists, who published their work in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

04/10/13

With a population of just 46,000 Hattiesburg, Mississippi is not the type of place you might expect to find a major wine festival featuring a huge array of world class vintners.

04/10/13

What's changed is the rise of third-party sites run by companies that don't make wine, like Lot18.com, which offers special deals on wine. These sites got a boost in 2011 when the California Alcohol Beverage Control officials issued guidelines allowing third-party providers to act as agents in the sale of alcohol but requiring wineries to stay in control of the wine, making them responsible for following all the relevant laws.

04/10/13

Known for Argentine wines and premium sakes, Sausalito, California-based importer Vine Connections is expanding its South American stable with a collection of wines from Chile.

04/10/13

Resveratrol, the active compound found in the skins of red grapes and cocoa, is an antioxidant produced by plants to help protect them from extreme environments and block the effects of ultraviolet sunlight, infections and temperature changes.

04/10/13

Steeple City Spirits, which will open in the former Staples storefront in Steeple City Plaza, will offer over 1,400 varieties of wine and 500 types of beer, much of which will be craft or microbrews, according to Lou Matney Jr., of North Adams

04/10/13

Because of their relative isolation, they've harbored fantastic winemaking traditions that have only recently come to international notice. Whether it's nero d'Avola from Sicily, assyrtiko from Santorini or rosé from Corsica, there's something sexy about the idea of vines surrounded by water, cut off from the rest of the world.

04/10/13

That The Vineyard at Hershey is planning its "State of the Brew-nion" speech and ceremony Friday night to welcome its newest partner, brewer Ryan DeLutis, to an expanding operation is in itself news. But it's also a harbinger of what's ahead across the region, with wineries beginning to add the sum total of hops, yeast and grains to its beverage portfolio.

04/10/13

The style of Château Figeac will not change now that Michel Rolland has been taken on as a consultant, the château's director Frédéric Faye has insisted

04/10/13

New York wine distributors are fighting to stop a State Senate bill that they fear would drive many out of business and force up prices for the end consumer

04/10/13

total value reached $656,236,100, a 54 percent increase over 2011, and total production peaked at 182,859 tons, 50 percent more than 2011.

04/10/13

Samuel Pepys' diary was the star attraction as the 350th anniversary of the mention of Chateau Haut-Brion was celebrated in Cambridge yesterday

04/10/13

That bottle of Bordeaux you put aside may become even rarer in the next few decades as climate change could reduce wine grape production in traditional parts of the world and move it elsewhere, researchers say. Danish Cabernet, anyone?

04/10/13

Agriculture policy will be different. Farmers will still have a safety net, but we have no expectation that the safety net will be as good as what we have now."