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04/16/13

Wine Industry Metrics for March also show off-premise sales up, DtC shipment volume up, flash offers down.

04/16/13

ASEV Selects Best Enology and Viticulture Papers for 2013

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Wine industry people on the move from April 9 to April 15

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Five days of intense examination culminated today with 20 new names being added to the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas list of distinguished Advanced Sommeliers.

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At this year's Summit, 42 of the top-rated wines were featured in a distinctly different format and atmosphere from other wine-tasting events, as attendees blind tasted the wines and pitted their palates against the expert judging panel.

04/16/13

Robert Parker's influential bi-monthly publication The Wine Advocate has dropped its pending lawsuit against former critic Antonio Galloni

04/16/13

A French laboratory has unveiled a new grape variety that is resistant to mildew and other fungal diseases

04/16/13

The National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, Incorporated (NCSLA) will assemble June 24-28th on the island of Oahu at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii for its 2013 annual meeting and conference. Serving as conference host is the Honolulu Liquor Commission.

04/16/13

The owner of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte has announced plans to capture the carbon dioxide produced during the fermentation process and convert it into sodium bicarbonate. He will then sell this sodium bicarbonate to pharmaceutical companies to be used for making toothpaste.

04/16/13

The success of a wine event starts with planning and a clear understanding of goals. The failures can often be traced to poor advance work and faulty follow through. The pitfalls are many, and catastrophes can happen. Here, marketing and event planning professionals offer their wisdom on planning the perfect wine event:

04/16/13

Ray Johnson, director of Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute, assistant director of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and author of numerous articles and his blog TasteWine, will preside as director for the professional judging.

04/16/13

The region's newest winery - which its owners initially named "Naked Grape Winery" but later changed the name due to trademark concerns - is located at 4199 Iddings Road near West Milton. The opening of Old Mason comes just three months after Caesar Creek Vineyards opened in eastern Greene County.

04/16/13

Whether you're getting a refund or you're paying the government today, you'll need wine to celebrate or drown your pain. We thought we'd distract you from the possibility of taxes by introducing you to wineries you may not have considered, chosen by us based on the level of state taxes their residents pay.

04/16/13

While wheat farmers and other agriculture producers across Oklahoma struggle with drought, the reduced precipitation has been a boon for at least one crop.

04/16/13

Veteran winemakers Mike Fiore, Rob Boordy, Ray Brasfield and Antony Aellen either spoke at the conference or poured their wine to the hundreds who circled the tables and sampled a diverse list of red and white wines and mead.

04/16/13

In America, you'll find viognier from the central coast region of California. Although the acreage planted with viognier grapes in Oregon (a mere 210 acres in 2011 according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture) makes it one of the rarer grape varieties in the state, a growing number of Oregon winemakers are turning out wonderful viognier

04/16/13

Preeminent winemaker Château Latour is stirring up the Bordeaux market with its announcement that starting this year it would be sitting out the traditional wine futures sale, a move that's created tension between the region's producers and wine merchants.

04/16/13

Anyone who wants the 2012 Latour will have to wait years

04/16/13

AmericanWineryGuide.com has entered into affiliate agreements with the two leading winery reservation systems, VinoVisit.com and CellarPass.com.

04/16/13

Glazer's, one of the country's largest beverage distributors, and Aveníu Brands, a leading marketer of distinctive brands from the world's foremost regions, have announced that Glazer's Indiana has been awarded the statewide distribution rights for the Aveníu portfolio.

04/16/13

According to the generic body, the investment will be mainly spent in countries like Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, China, the US and the UK.

04/16/13

Wine descriptions are more pompous than helpful, and most of them fail to help consumers understand the taste of the wine.

04/16/13

The organisers of the London International Wine Fair have announced plans to send VIP passes to 200 of the UK's top sommeliers this week.

04/16/13

Symington Family Estates has declared 2011 as a vintage year, its third vintage Port declaration since 2000.

04/16/13

South African giant Distell Group has bought Bunnahabhain producer Burn Stewart Distillers for £160 million from CL World Brands and Angostura.

04/16/13

Bancroft Wines has been appointed the exclusive UK agent for Rioja producer Bodegas Remírez de Ganuza.

04/16/13

Château Gazin has fired the starting pistol on this year's en primeurs by releasing today with a modest drop in price.

04/16/13

New research by Laithwaite's has picked out the words and phrases that consumers find the least and most useful when describing wine.

04/16/13

The Campaign for Real Ale has labelled the news that the average price of a pint of beer has passed £3 for the first time as a "milestone moment".

04/16/13

The Brewers Association, a not-for-profit trade group that collates production statistics for the US brewing industry, has released details of the top craft breweries in the US.

04/16/13

As expected, Pomerol's Chateau Gazin became the first Bordeaux estate to release its en primeur wine this week, coming out at an ex-Bordeaux price of €39, a reduction of 7.14 percent on last year's price of €42 ex-Bordeaux.

04/16/13

The dry whites of Pessac Leognan have come out of this year's en primeur tastings with a solid vote of confidence from Decanter's tasting team - followed by Pomerol and Margaux.

04/16/13

Bordeaux negociants say they are 'serene' about the quality of 2012, but most agree that it will severely affect the saleability of the 2011 vintage - for the time being.

04/16/13

After years of litigation, multiple failed cases and endless court appearances, billionaire William Koch has claimed the first scalp in his war on what he calls 'wine fakers'.

04/16/13

Opened last year before the end of the Hamptons season, Société du Vin is a "wine country club" where the wealthy can store their vintage wines and hang out.

04/16/13

According to Michigan Wines, the official website of the Michigan Wine Industry, sales of Michigan wine in the state rose more than 6 percent in 2012, while total wine sales increased just 1 percent.

04/16/13

The Washington state House has passed a pair of bills to make it easier for certain businesses to serve alcohol.

04/16/13

Every grape, it seems, has its day. Malbec World Day on April 17 is a recent phenomenon to promote the malbec grape of Argentina.

04/16/13

Think Pennsylvania is the only state in the midst of a fight involving the sales of liquor? Head south across the border to Maryland.

04/16/13

Kropf is president and founder of Mutineer Magazine, which explores fine beverages from wine to coffee to spirits.

04/16/13

The winery was recently named the Business Recycling Leader by Napa Recycling and Waste Services

04/16/13

The latest study, published in The American Journal of Medicine, states that a western style diet, which includes fried and sweet food, processed and red meat, high fat dairy products and refined grains leads to a greater risk of premature death.

04/16/13

The grape variety, which has been talked up by hip-hop stars such as Lil' Kim and Kanye West, now commands a 6% share of wine bought in retail chains, where it is more popular than Sauvignon Blanc and only two percentage share points behind Pinot Grigio

04/16/13

Wake up and smell the grapes. Put those lame excuses on the shelf and get over yourself. Time to cease and desist the dissing and dismissing of Ontario wine.