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04/17/13
Annual Report on Direct Wine Shipping Available
Document illustrates the growth and reach of a $1.46 billion sales channel in U.S.
04/17/13
ASEV Selects Best Enology and Viticulture Papers for 2013
ASEV Selects Best Enology and Viticulture Papers for 2013
04/17/13
Building a Better Wine Event: Advice from Marketing and Event Planning Professionals
"Long ago, I learned not to take anything for granted."
04/17/13
Preservation Ranch deal could get OK Thursday
The future of Preservation Ranch, a long-contested swath of forest that sprawls across northwestern Sonoma County, could be decided this week
04/17/13
Western Growers applauds immigration reform agreement
Western Growers applauds the agreement reached April 12 on immigration reform reached by the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, the United Farm Workers, and key U.S. Senators engaged in the process.
04/17/13
Wine Supply Is All About Control
Rabobank experts urge wineries to secure control of grape and wine supplies
04/17/13
Garco Wine takes national spirits supplier to court
St. Louis-based wine distributor Garco Wine Co. has filed suit against Victor, N.Y.-based Constellation Brands, alleging Constellation wrongfully terminated its franchise relationship with Garco without good cause.
04/17/13
Mina Group wine director Raj Parr talks wine and his two Central Coast wineries
Raj Parr, wine director for all eighteen of Michael Mina's restaurants, is also co-owner of two Central Coast wineries, Sandhi and the new Domaine de la Cote
04/17/13
Farm bill supports homegrown innovation and Congress should pass it
In the midst of an economic downturn, the U.S. agricultural sector has been remarkably resilient because American farmers have been willing to diversify and innovate
04/17/13
Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Concert Series to Begin June 29
With June 18 marking what would have been the 100th birthday of Robert Mondavi, country singer and songwriter Martina McBride will begin the series with a performance that celebrates Robert Mondavi's contributions to the wine industry.
04/17/13
Y Rousseau Wines Announces First Tannat Varietal Wine And a New Location With Tasting Room
Additionally, owners Yannick and Susan Rousseau are getting ready to release their fifth vintage of Colombard, and they have now moved into their own winemaking facility in Napa. The facility includes a tasting room modeled in the style of the French countryside.
04/17/13
AU: Grape processor ends up in liquidation
More than 20 grape growers in the south-east of South Australia have been waiting for months for payment for grapes they have supplied to Stonehaven Wines Australia Pty Ltd.
04/17/13
Pinot Noir Summit Names Top Pinot Producers, Sets Attendance Record
This year, over 460 Pinot Noirs from growing regions spanning the globe were submitted and ran the gauntlet through 3 months of blind tasting and evaluation by the Affairs of the Vine judging panel comprised of 40 wine experts.
04/17/13
Ruth's Chris Steak House to Host Big Red Wines & Bourbons Pairing Dinner at 74 Locations on May 2
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/16/5345092/ruths-chris-steak-house-to-host.html
04/17/13
Bancroft Wines to represent Remírez de Ganuza wines in UK
The estate wines, which were previously handled by Indigo Wine in the UK, will now be sold by Bancroft Wines to on-trade, independent off-trade and private clients.
04/17/13
Bordeaux Futures Are Here. Is Anyone Buying?
Merchants, retailers and consumers all want lower prices; but châteaus may not be listening
04/17/13
Non-sulphur wines 'a reality' with natural preservative
Integrapes, a company in Italy, is currently testing an anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial preservative derived from grape pips that it claims is as effective as sulphur.
04/17/13
Languedoc co-op focuses on Rhône
A leading co-operative from the Languedoc is pushing its range of Côtes du Rhône as it seeks to capitalise on the region's popularity in the UK.
04/17/13
Taste of beer 'prompts chemical desire'
A study by researchers at Indiana University has found that the taste of beer releases a chemical in the brain which makes people want to drink more.
04/17/13
LVMH drinks division outpaces fashion
LVMH's alcoholic drinks division has reported a 7 percent organic revenue growth in the first quarter of this year, more than the group's increases for fashion, cosmetics and watches over the same period.
04/17/13
Ireland's first purpose-built distillery for two centuries inaugurated
Ireland's first purpose-built distillery for over 200 years - the Dingle Whiskey Distillery - is celebrating its inauguration by offering its first 500 casks of 'Founding Fathers' single malt to investors.
04/17/13
Parker and Galloni settle dispute
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and its former correspondent Antonio Galloni have settled their dispute out of court.
04/17/13
New auction website aims for 'eBay' success
A new fine wine auction website is aiming to become the 'eBay' of the wine trade by offering cut-price lots from a selection of merchants.
04/17/13
Moscato drives US wine sales to new heights
Sales of wine in the US hit a new record in 2012, spurred on by drinkers' growing thirst for Moscato.
04/17/13
Stacey Vreeken, Wine Press: With Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard and Quinta Cruz, Jeff Emery straddles two worlds of wine
If you ask Santa Cruz Mountains winemakers who of their peers they recommend, Jeff Emery's name is the one spoken over and over. The Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard proprietor has a long history making cellar-worthy pinot noir but also boldly experiments with little-known varietals to much success.
04/17/13
Battle brewing in Maryland for supermarkets to sell wine, beer
The fight is in its early stages. Legislation was proposed by delegate Benjamin Barnes, who represents both Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties, that calls for the creation of licenses for chains.
04/17/13
Verde Valley wine industry in training for the next step
Those attending the Verde Valley Wine Symposium Saturday were given a little history lesson by a couple of pioneers of the business. R.W. "Bob" Webb founded Arizona's first winery and Gordon Dutt secured the third license in the state.
04/17/13
Certified Sommelier and CEO of Wine Channel TV, Jess Altieri to WOW GlobalShop Attendees as Celebrity Tensator Virtual Assistant
Tensator Customer Journey Queue Solutions to Guide, Inform and Enhance the Retail Tradeshow "Customer" Experience
04/17/13
The Wine Advocate drops Galloni lawsuit
Robert Parker's influential bi-monthly publication The Wine Advocate has dropped its pending lawsuit against former critic Antonio Galloni.
04/17/13
Salahi Oasis Winery is headed to foreclosure auction
Once the social launching pad for Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the Hume, Va., winery got snarled in a bitter family dispute
04/17/13
Press Democrat Viticulture Briefs
Chardonnay continued its reign last year as the most popular wine varietal sold in the United States
04/17/13
Matt Kramer: The Element of Emotion
Never mind simply enjoyable. What absolutely shouldn't be missed?
04/17/13
Fungus resistant grape variety unveiled
A French laboratory has unveiled a new grape variety that is resistant to mildew and other fungal diseases.
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