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05/13/13

Sign up for the interactive video discussion of Wine Business Monthly/Silicon Valley Bank 2013 Tasting Room Survey to be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time

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Michael McCarthy says drip irrigation waters just a small part of the root system and might not make up for a lack of winter rain.

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Jackson Family Wines announced it has purchased additional property in Oregon's Willamette Valley. The new vineyard sites complement acquisitions made earlier this year, and support the company's plans to produce high-end wines, particularly Pinot Noir, in the region.

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Jackson Family Wines has added 14 new properties and 2,800 acres to the company's portfolio-bringing the total number of acres close to 35,000 world-wide.

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Hard cider sales are showing remarkable growth in the U.S. market as new brands inject dynamism into the category. Eagerly tapping into the trend, brewers including Boston Beer Co., MillerCoors, Anheuser-Busch InBev and others have all jumped into the cider pool.

05/13/13

Rep. Jared Huffman, four county supervisors and 500 local growers, makers and advocates of wine came to wish Nick Frey a happy retirement and thank him for his historic contributions to the quality and renown of the Sonoma County grape.

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Robert "Bob" Charles McInturf, age 93, passed away in Rocklin, California on Thursday May 2, 2013 of natural causes.

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The practice currently is not permitted because of unknown impacts related to runoff in streams

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The rumor spread like wildfire via phone calls, text messages and social media postings and has persisted now for more than three weeks: Immigration agents are rounding up unauthorized workers in Central California farming communities

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The Northwest, particularly Washington, has distinguished itself in recent years as a prime region for the king of wines.

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Glasshaus Wine Company, based in Petaluma, offers a new twist on the traditional winery wine club program through a crowd-funded subscription model to finance its yearly production costs.

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Named in honor of Jan Shrem, proprietor of Clos Pegase winery in the Napa Valley, and his wife, arts patron Maria Manetti Shrem, the museum is expected to break ground next year. Jan Shrem made the museum possible with a $10 million gift to the university in 2011.

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Constellation Brands will showcase a bundled cross-portfolio of luxury products called 'Great Estates' at the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition next week.

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For the first time in 20 years, the Spelletich Family Wine Company has opened its first tasting room.

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According to the publication, its judges lauded CSWA in the generic organization category for achievements in gaining broad program participation by the state's wineries and vineyards. They also recognized CSWA's "constant process of review and improvement, as well as the transparency of its reporting."

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A group of farm laborers who chose to seek shelter from the suffocating smoke of a California wildfire last week were terminated for taking a break.

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Wine producer Natural Merchants is set to introduce Pizzolato Moscato wine made with 100 percent organically grown grapes on May 9 2013 to celebrate National Moscato Day.

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Distell is to preview its wines for the Nederburg Auction at the London International Wine Fair.

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Rarely have food and wine been so well matched as on Tuesday evening at Alyn Williams at the Westbury Hotel for the Neil McGuigan dinner, which presented 10 vintages of Hunter Valley Semillon from 2003 to 2012.

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Cocktail mixers company Funkin is to invest more than £500,000 this summer in an attempt to "grow cocktail awareness and the at-home cocktail opportunity."

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Officials in Tasmania are seeking to persuade Champagne houses to invest in their island's potential.

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'The award is only given to those who made a difference to the world of wine - and whose influence lives on.'

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English wine producers have their fingers crossed for a good 2013 in which to fill their cellars after a poor 2012 and release the 2009 vintage.

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Austria's efforts to develop a market for its red wines should centre on a flagship region rather than grape variety, according to many in the UK trade.

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Katie Jones, who is based in the Languedoc area of Tuchan, lost the entire 2012 vintage of her Grenache Gris last month when vandals broke in and opened the tanks.

05/13/13

As part of its "Best of USA" series CNN Travel has revealed the best beer towns that America has to offer.

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Champagne celebrations left a football team of firefighters red-faced after their bubbly spraying set off the fire alarms.

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Two years ago, Cheryl Durzy, a wine industry veteran and mother of two, branched off of her family-run Clos LaChance Winery to pursue her own business with moms specifically in mind.

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Hugh Johnson auction includes vintages dating back to 1830, 1945 Chateau Latour and 1971 German riesling for £6,000

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"I've picked 20 great spring wines"

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Sir Alex Ferguson is reported to be interested in acquiring a vineyard in France, following his impending retirement from Manchester United football club.

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Moet Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of the French luxury group LVMH, has launched a new winery in Deqin county, in Yunnan province, and officials said the company is planning to boost its presence further in China

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Christie's is capitalising on the thirst for wealthy Chinese consumers to buy wineries by opening the world's first estate agency for would-be vineyard buyers

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La Fleur Jonquet will become Li's third wine property in Bordeaux, where he already owns Chateau La Dominante, in Saint--Denis de Pile and Chateau Lucas in Castillon-la-Bataille

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Sonoma County's Largest Charitable Fundraiser Set for August 30 - September 1, 2013 - Presented by Visa Signature®

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Five-day BottleRock concert-comedy series places emphasis on wine

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Emboldened by their overall success, organizers announced before the five-day event's final show Sunday that BottleRock will be back for a second year. BottleRock 2014 will be three days, from May 9-11. Tickets are on sale now