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WSU Tri-Cities wine center design unveiled
A conceptual design, construction and architectural team has been selected to build the wine science center in the Tri-Cities Research District in Richland.
What Winemaking Consultants Really Do
From refining a style to rescuing a difficult vintage, how outsiders can help a winery.
Fab Offers Online Wine Sales
Design-focused web retailer adds wine to its eclectic mix of products.
Family Winemakers and Stonebridge Research Awarded China Market Research Grant by USDA
Project to generate sales and marketing approach for California fine wines.
Mendocino Pinot Noir Specialist Londer Vineyards Is Closing
Couple moved to Anderson Valley in 2000 to pursue a passion for wine.
Napa wine industry warned of future climate threat
Might climate change help push Napa Valley wines off the store shelves of the future, and put bottles from Idaho, Canada or even China in their place?
Censored Wine Words Still on Hold
European negotiations stalled since 2009.
Three glasses of champagne a week 'can improve your memory'
Researchers say that a healthy dose of bubbly can help against brain disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease and dementia.
Women in Wine First for South Africa
Women in the Cape winelands are standing up to be counted, and are now producing their own wine, bottled under the label Women in Wine. A group of 20 women, all with backgrounds in the wine industry, formed the company seven years ago, with "the dream of giving women, especially farm workers and their families, a share in the industry".
Peevey's Priority: Senate Hearing or Napa Winery?
The embattled president of the California Public Utilities Commission recently ignored the call to answer tough questions by state senators in Sacramento and instead decided to attend a conference at an exclusive Napa resort and a reception at an upscale winery in St. Helena, both of which were captured on hidden camera.
Paso Robles Wine Festival Expands Focus on Food with Vendors from Throughout San Luis Obispo County and Beyond
Featuring cuisine that varies from locally sourced farm-to-table freshness to trendy food truck cupcakes, Wine Festival will offer something for every palate that complements the bold, balanced and vibrant wines from 63 Paso Robles Wine Country wineries.
NY: Bob Madill named wine director at Red Newt
Madill, who has worked in the Finger Lakes wine industry for 25 years, will divide his time between Sheldrake Point Winery, where he is general manager and winegrower, and Red Newt.
A photographer falls for his subject
At some point in the early 1980s, photojournalist Eric Luse peered through his camera lens and caught a glimpse of his second career.
Global wine shortage can add value
Tighter global wine stocks should be seen as an opportunity for retailers and merchants to build extra value in markets like the UK, according to wine analysts, Rabobank.
AU: McWilliam appoints chief winemaker
McWilliam's Wines has appointed Jim Chatto to the role of chief winemaker, based at Mount Pleasant in the Hunter Valley.
Moreno Wines takes on ex-Plumpton Harry Hunt's Andalucian wines
Spanish wine specialist, Moreno Wines, is take on the wines from former Plumpton Wine College graduate, Harry Hunt, from what is the the first negociant-style business in Andalucia, southern Spain.
Argentina faces competition crisis
Soaring grape prices and an overvalued peso have raised concerns about the ability of Argentina to compete at the lower end of the bottled wine market.
Spain still struggling in the on-trade
Despite increased listings, outside of the Spanish restaurant scene Spanish wines are still not well represented in the on-trade.
Loire wines win big at Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2013
InterLoire has expressed its delight that 105 Loire wines have been rewarded following the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon which took place at Château de Blois.
'82 Bordeaux dominates Christie's auction
Pétrus, Lafite and Lafleur 1982 topped Christie's London sale this week.
Canard-Duchêne launches rosé for UK restaurant sector
Canard-Duchene has launched a rosé Champagne exclusively for restaurants and independent wine merchants.
Moet-Hennessy announces locally-produced sparkling for India
Moet-Hennessy has unveiled plans to release a domestic sparkling wine in India, after investing in the Nashik region north-east of Mumbai.
Bordeaux 2012: 'A campaign that will be forgotten' say merchants
So far the 2012 en primeur campaign has been disappointing for many importers save a handful of exceptions.
Scotland rules minimum pricing legal, protesters vow to fight on
Campaigners against the Scottish Parliament's plans to introduce minimum alcohol pricing have vowed to fight on, despite losing the latest stage in their legal battle.
Penfolds Icons released and on market for hefty discount
Buyers have reacted positively to the release of Penfolds' latest batch of top wines - despite the distractions of a bumper day of Bordeaux en primeur releases.
Wine prices climb as demand puts squeeze on supplies
The increases are evident at restaurants and elsewhere and come after global wine production shrank 6.1 percent last year to its lowest point since 1975.
Vintner targets quality wine at low price
When Damian Davis launched Rainier Wine in 2005, his focus was on producing wine for California. Now, the Florida native has created a label that showcases Washington and offers high quality and great value.
Becoming a sommelier turns wine into work
The forefather of the modern sommelier was the sommerier
Education: Korbel's Gary Heck honored for SSU wine program vision
... became an honorary inductee of the Sonoma State University chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society.
Australia: Wine industry problems growing at seller door
A confluence of international and domestic financial and market impacts has severely affected Australian producers, Winemakers Federation chief executive Paul Evans says.
Craft distilleries growing in Oregon
First came the brewmasters, whose small-scale breweries and full-flavor beers were infused with the Northwest's DNA
Naked Wines to help English winemaker Katie Jones recover from destroyed vintage
Naked Wines hopes to help English winemaker Katie Jones get back on her feet after her entire white wine vintage was destroyed by vandals at her winery.
Gallo Family Vineyards Invites Americans To Join The Second Annual National Moscato Day Celebration On May 9 (Press Release)
The Family-Owned Winery Raises a Glass to the Wine Trend that Has Become A Wine Tradition
Kurniawan Investigation Wins James Beard Award
Michael Steinberger picked up a top award.
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