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05/01/13

Winemakers connect their wines' characteristics to the California region's climate, soil and people

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Due largely to money-minded farmers growing, as per agricultural tradition, for quantity rather than quality, Paso cabs as a whole haven't quite established a reputation for excellence, even though at least a dozen of the appellation's 200-plus producers have never lost focus of premium winemaking.

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Venture will align spirit brokerage efforts of companies

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Former Screaming Eagle co-owner pairs with Schottenstein family to purchase Napa winery and vineyards.

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A plan to convert a Sebastopol apple orchard into a vineyard is causing concern among parents whose children attend several schools bordering the property.

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Known for million-case wine brands like Sutter Home and Ménage à Trois, Trinchero Family Estates has also invested in California wine's luxury end in recent years, focusing on single-vineyard Napa Cabernet Sauvignon through its Trinchero Napa Valley label.

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Historic brand announces "We have remodeled our home"

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"From Obscurity to Excellence: The Story of Grapes & Wine in The Russian River Valley," a documentary film produced in Sonoma County, will be the opening feature at the Russian River Valley Winegrower's Passport to Pinot Event on June 7.

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Winerywise is continuing their work to ensure a bright future for the Washington wine industry, by providing education about sustainable management and winemaking practices with a focus on making winery sustainability work.

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Smart Fog Inc announced this week, the 2013 model of Smart Fog's fully-automated and energy efficient ES100 direct-space humidifier reduces the angel's share caused by low relative humidity. It is the perfect solution for all winery humidification applications.

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The new winery, which belongs to The Wisconsin Winery Association, will have a tasting room, a grapevine room for conducting special events, a park-like setting for outdoor gatherings and an outdoor patio.

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The Land Trust of Napa County has received a $11,439 donation from The Hess Collection, generated by the winery's participation in the 1% For The Planet environmental advocacy program.

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The managing director of De Bortoli, one of Australia's largest family owned wineries believes the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) poses a bigger threat to Australia's wine industry than the high Australian dollar.

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The Pomerol estate was initially owned by the Arnaud family. It was acquired by Madame Loubat in 1925, who partnered with negociant Jean-Pierre Moueix to carry out shrewd management, increased levels of green-harvesting and precise vinification processes.

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The Worshipful Company of Vintners is organising a walk, 'The March for Mobility', in aid of drinks industry charity The Benevolent.

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Mark Andrew of Roberson Wine and Christian Jacobson of premium steak restaurant, MASH, will lead two masterclasses at the Harpers California Summit on June 4.

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London's first railway hotel, the Great Northern, has reopened for the first time in almost 12 years, following a £40m renovation programme.

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Rising demand for Portuguese wine in the UK means places are filling up fast for the Wines of Portugal Wine Academy tastings being held, in association with Harpers Wine & Spirit, in June.

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Waitrose has announced that Direct Wines buyer Cat Lomax has joined the supermarket's wine buying team.

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To maintain the success of New Zealand's flagship white grape, winemakers are finding new ways to evolve and diversify the category.

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Jeannie Cho Lee MW has picked out two main shifts within Germany's wine industry that she predicts could have an important positive effect on the country's fortunes, especially in Asia.

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Istrian wine producers have fought back following attempts by Slovenia and the EU to preclude Croatia from using the Teran grape on labels.

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After a quiet day following the weekend, the en primeur campaign has come back to life this morning.

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A Hawke's Bay winery has lost £90k worth of wine after vandals drained one of its tanks.

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Girona's El Celler de Can Roca has knocked Copenhagen's Noma off the top spot as the World's Best Restaurant.

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Sixties screen siren Brigitte Bardot has added her voice to a chorus of calls from animal rights campaigners for Fortnum & Mason to end sales of foie gras.

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New research finds minimum alcohol prices in Canada save lives without harming the drinks industry

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Government OK's standalone stores in suburbs

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Environmental activist calls on SAQ to implement bottle deposit system

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The total sales revenues for the 4th quarter of 2012 grew 53 percent from prior year to approximately $169,839 and total annual sales revenues for 2012 grew 35 percent from the prior year to $511,854.

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Fitch Ratings has resolved the Rating Watch Negative status of Constellation Brands Inc.'s (Constellation) ratings, placed on Watch on Feb. 15, 2013, and assigned the ratings a Stable Outlook. The action follows the company's revised agreement that it would acquire Grupo Modelo's Piedras Negras brewery and perpetual rights to the Corona and Modelo brands in the U.S. for $2.9 billion in addition to the remaining 50% of Crown Imports LLC.

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Sometimes visitors to MacMurray Ranch, the 1,500-acre (600-hectare) spread owned by movie and TV actor Fred MacMurray for a half-century, want to know: Where's the heliport? Where's the screening room?

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Cheap sweet whites dominate the home market but a handful of ambitious Russian wine producers are raising the standards.

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Two million people expected to visit Michigan wineries in 2013.

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Time spent monitoring vineyards for cutworms and flea beetles during the bud swell growth stage can avoid costly pest damage this 2013 season.

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Wine lovers in France could soon own a bottle from the French president's personal stash

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Chateau Pape Clement in Pessac-Leognan came out at €50 yesterday, down 12.5% from its 2011 price of €57.60 (and also a drop of 23% in its 2008 price).

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Fifteen of the 27 member states voted for a two-year restriction on neonicotinoids despite opposition by countries including Britain.

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Neonicotinoid chemicals are usually applied to seeds, entering every part of a growing plant so all of it becomes poisonous to threats like beetles and aphids. And they are widely used around the world - In the US it's estimated that 94% of corn seed is treated with these chemicals.

05/01/13

The hearing took place just as Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas, House Agriculture Committee chairman, again vowed a mid-May start to the writing of a new farm bill.

05/01/13

Couples share their romantic stories for a chance to win the prize of a lifetime: A Sonoma Valley Wine Country wedding package worth nearly $40,000.