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04/12/13

Jury finds that collector Eric Greenberg defrauded Florida billionaire at wine auction

04/12/13

"It's two very large companies trying to monopolize the fine wine market by squeezing us out."

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If the 2013 Wine Law in B.C. conference is any indication, organizers will have to consider increasing it from one day to two, and adding more space for participants

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North Coast grape growers say they take climate change seriously, but they remain optimistic about finding ways to produce premium crops should temperatures rise as much as a new study suggests

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The rejection of a local product is among the many hurdles Utah winemakers say they face in trying to doing business in a state that, at best, is ambivalent about their industry and, at worst, downright hostile toward it.

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Pouring A 1972 Chardonnay, The Legendary Winemaker Makes The Case That He - And His Wines - Are In Great Shape

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To watch Jacques Lardière scoot about the cellar at the headquarters of Louis Jadot in Beaune, France, the crossroads of Burgundy, is to see a man in his element.

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"Marvels to Miracles" Ticket Giveaway a Rare Chance to Attend

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Italian wine producers are increasingly looking to international markets to escape their own crippled domestic economy

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Wine represented $6.5-billion, on the rise everywhere but for Nunavut. And, FYI, red wine is on the upswing, now accounting for 57 per cent of wines sold, compared to 48 per cent in 2002.

04/12/13

Agriculture growers have signed off on the major elements of a new program to bring farm workers to the U.S., a key senator said Thursday, moving a major immigration bill a step closer to passage. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said the growers have agreed on wages and numbers of visas in the new program, which would allow tens of thousands of farm workers into the country

04/12/13

If you're someone who balks at following rules, you can still make wine, but you can't call it a Brunello. You might want a vineyard in Napa Valley instead.

04/12/13

For the first release of Seven Falls, Gore and his team made more than 50,000 cases of wine at Columbia Crest in Paterson. He made Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the 2010 vintage and Chardonnay from 2011. The wines are sold primarily at restaurants in Washington and Oregon and online at www.sevenfallswine.com.

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Consumers no longer need to worry about how heat will affect their precious wine order from their favorite winery, nor will they have to rely on others to coordinate and sign for their shipments in the instance they're not home when an attempted delivery is made."

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The 57-room, four-star resort with two restaurants was put up for sale in December by Bernardus Pon, who developed a winery there in 1989 and built the upscale lodge in 1999, said general manager Michael Oprish.

04/12/13

When author Jared Diamond speaks next weekend at the "Eat, Drink and Be Green" Earth Day celebration at Iron Horse winery, he'll be surrounded by spring chardonnay releases from local wineries, a roast pig, live music and 3-D printer demonstrations.

04/12/13

Pernod Ricard USA has selected Major Brands, a Missouri-based distributor of premium beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages, to distribute its full line of wine and spirits brands in Missouri, US.

04/12/13

French apéritif producer Maison Lillet has declared May 16 the UK's first National Apéritif Day.

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First Drinks is planning to launch limited-edition packs of Grant's Scotch whisky and Three Barrels brandy, complete with free branded glass, exclusively to the convenience, specialist and wholesale channels.

04/12/13

Sam Harrop MW is part of a group of private investors that have bought the Te Motu vineyard and returned it to the control of the Dunleavy family.

04/12/13

Calabria's biggest producer warns region is in danger of being left behind by the rest of Italy if it does not market itself seriously.

04/12/13

Terre di Cosenza, the body that represents wines from DOC Cosenza, hosted a seminar at Vinitaly this week to discuss promoting Magliocco as its flagship grape.

04/12/13

CEO of Felix Solis Avantis, Felix Solis Yañez, has handed over the presidency of the FEV and the OEMV to Grupo Codorníu director Javier Pages.

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Bordeaux estate Château Phélan Ségur is in the process of revolutionising its vineyard management with the introduction of GPS and infra-red technology.

04/12/13

Fine & Rare has sold its collection of 2010 Bordeaux featuring all 62 châteaux in the 1855 classification.

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"We're very excited for Texas wineries to share their highly-ranked selection with our millions of customers through the Amazon Wine store."

04/12/13

Only a couple days remain before the start of the fifth annual Drink Local Wine conference

04/12/13

In areas up and down California's central coast, winemakers brag about the benefits of growing in soils with decomposing shale. However, this shale also contains 15 billion gallons of oil in the Monterey region alone. Using the land in the central coast for fracking, could drastically affect the profitable wine industry.

04/12/13

Erica's last post was at Freixenet USA, where she was the Trade Marketing Director, overseeing regional sales programs, POS, brand positioning and overall brand planning and execution for their core brands.

04/12/13

StatsCan reports on Canadian alcohol sales, with beer leading the market but wine sales seeing a higher increase

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The federal agency said Thursday that sales in that industry grew by 5.7 per cent in the province to $2.3 billion.

04/12/13

Canada, a nation of beer-lovers, is turning to wine. The traditional tipple of choice is losing market share while wine sales are growing, driven by a younger generation with different tastes.

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In addition to using the grapes for our own brand of wine, about 65 wine producers buy Camp 4 grapes, with a total annual harvest of about 1,000 tons. The late actor and winemaker Fess Parker started the vineyard.

04/12/13

Four North Coast breweries rank among the 50 largest craft brewers in the United States, according to a list published Thursday by an industry trade group.

04/12/13

Producers of fine wines are not getting their share of lucrative wine-by-the-glass programs in up-scale restaurants and hotels, contend Sunny Fraser and David Gordon. The Miami-based couple challenges that shortfall with "The Vini," a sleek, screwcapped glass tube that delivers a 187ml serving.

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Vini glass tube designed for on-premise sales

04/12/13

Large sections of the global wine trade and fourth estate gathered in Bordeaux and its outlying châteaux this week

04/12/13

Recent research indicates Oregon can boast at least 39 head winemakers who are female, and yet that represents only about 10 percent of those all-important jobs within the state's wine industry

04/12/13

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. (TWE), the world's second-largest listed wine company, is seeking out vineyards in cooler regions in preference to ones in warmer areas as climate change starts to shift growing seasons.

04/12/13

A recent survey of wine drinkers shows that being offered a large selection of wine brands increases their consumption at both restaurants and bars

04/12/13

Growing conditions in 2012 were capricious. Flowering was late, there was too much rain in the spring and the summer was very dry. A late heat wave in August allowed the grapes to ripen evenly so by mid-September things were looking up. Then came the rain.

04/12/13

Four North Coast breweries rank among the 50 largest craft brewers in the United States, according to a list published Thursday by an industry trade group

04/12/13

How often have we heard "Napa Valley is red wine territory," or more specifically that it's "cabernet country"? I guess on the surface most would agree that both are true, but digging a little deeper we find a far more diverse story.

04/12/13

Morgen McLaughlin, who has led the Finger Lakes Wine Country marketing organization since 2007, is taking a job in California

04/12/13

The White House finally released its budget for 2014. American Farm Bureau economist Matt Erickson says, unfortunately, that proposal leaves a lot of uncertainty for U.S. agriculture.

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Where is the Environmental Protection Agency in all of this?

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Plus, Bordeaux's Brane-Cantenac unveils its new photo exhibit, a football field-sized wine press unearthed in Israel, a farewell to Pomerol's Catherine Péré-Vergé, and more