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04/22/13

One e-commerce provider says more than 17% of site's traffic is mobile

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early-ripening Merlots benefitted the Right Bank ; only massive intervention in the vineyards brought in healthy Cabernet Sauvignons on the Left Bank ; dry whites, picked before the weather broke are uniformly excellent ; while sweet whites were virtually rained off while waiting for botrytis

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He said that the quality of Pomerol "unquestionably" made it the top appellation, with the quality "not far off the blockbuster years of 2009 and 2010."

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"While some certainly fit the extravagantly rich and sumptuous style, we also found wines that were leaner, with more structure and a tighter texture, earthy rather than flamboyantly fruity. Our favorites had a sense of energy, thrust and vibrancy"

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has written regularly on Italian wine for Decanter, World of Fine Wine and on WineSearcher.com. She is a former contributing editor for Wine News magazine, and is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello

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Meyerson has held important sales positions with Ascentia Wine Estates, Diageo Chateau & Estates, Terlato Wines, and E & J Gallo

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And here's an important lesson learned from this first-timer: if you stay focused, you can taste some seriously delicious food and wine

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Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach will no longer dish up fattened duck liver as a complementary side to a $55 glass of wine

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his year marks Laurent Montalieu's 25th anniversary of making wine in Oregon, and the state's most prolific winemaking consultant - with 40 clients and counting - is taking steps to expand even further

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A Napa County Superior Court judge has ordered a winery in Wooden Valley to stop offering wine tastings and other operations until further notice.

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Also: Bulk wine tightens; Bacchus funds Madrigal

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In Fremont, construction is underway on the Warm Springs Extension of the BART light-rail system - right next to the century-old ruins of the Gallegos Winery

04/22/13

Five days in to the 2012 campaign and there seems to be cautious optimism that the Bordeaux chateaux are listening to the market and are prepared to lower their prices.

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Initial public offering is first for a California winery since 1999

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The number of planted acres in Sonoma County increased to 58,874 acres in 2012, up from 58,726 in 2011. In Napa County, the acreage grew slightly to 45,830 in 2012, up from 45,801 in 2011.

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Currently, the number of liquor licenses for bars, restaurants and liquor stores is determined by municipal population

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Australia is aiming to use its biggest-ever wine event later this year to challenge negative perceptions of the country's wine industry

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"We now have a 20% market share in wine retailing over $20 a bottle, according to Nielsen"

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The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with Anheuser-Busch and Grupo Modelo, paving the way for Budweiser's brewer to acquire the maker of Corona

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Chief executive of Majestic Wine says drinkers could turn to beer if multi-buy offers are scrapped

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Locals see rapid growth and expanded offerings

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Brewers gathered at the Capitol on Friday to protest a House budget proposal that makes permanent a beer tax on large breweries and extends the tax to small brewers

04/22/13

On Tuesday, Oklahoma and Texas will face off in the U.S. Supreme Court. The winner gets water. And this is not a game.

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Winemaking is intense. Not just on the people who work the land but on the land itself

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George entered the California wine business in 1972, when he purchased Geyser Peak Winery as part of the mergers and acquisitions team for Schlitz Brewing Company. He served as president of Geyser Peak Winery and grew it into a 700,000-case brand before leaving in 1979 to embark on a series of winery start-ups