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05/17/13

The federal government declared that sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are essentially new forms of advertising. As a result, companies selling adult beverages on those sites are subject to advertising rules, according to regulators.

05/17/13

Private investors have provided $1 million to fund VinoVisit.com product and global expansion plans.

05/17/13

US wine critic Robert Parker has slammed the idea that wines have been made specifically to suit his palate, defending his tastes as "complicated and varied."

05/17/13

Entering national distribution through Frescobaldi's importer Folio Fine Wine Partners...

05/17/13

Shake Ridge Ranch has set a standard for viticulture in Amador County and the incredible list of winemakers who now source fruit from the amazing vineyard above Sutter Creek tell it's story in every vintage and bottle produced.

05/17/13

A dozen universities are collaborating on a sort of extreme winemaking project: How cold a climate can a grape survive and still make good wine? The Northern Grapes Project is inventing wines the world has never seen before, winning wine awards and creating a new crop for struggling rural economies.

05/17/13

A San Francisco private equity firm announced May 15 it has made a significant investment of growth capital in the Washington winery DeLille Cellars and purchased the Oregon winery Panther Creek Cellars.

05/17/13

Each month, Livermore Valley wine country highlights a grape varietal grown in our region. May's featured varietal is chardonnay, a green-skinned varietal used to produce white wines all over the globe.

05/17/13

Award-winning vintages from Ontario wineries have won praise from experts the world over, so now it's time to venture deeper into our own backyard and discover the sources of all that acclaim.

05/17/13

Canoe Ridge Vineyard is back, thanks to a Seattle company that rescued the longtime Walla Walla winery.

05/17/13

Liberty Wines, a UK-based importer and wholesaler of over 200 wines, is to deploy a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution - The Wine System - developed by Microsoft Gold Partner TVision Technology to address its operational and financial needs.

05/17/13

Plus, celebrity chef trading cards hit Brooklyn, recapping Napa's BottleRock festival, a Kendall-Jackson Undercover Boss update and more

05/17/13

Zepponi & Company Facilitates Sale of Luxury Napa Valley Winery to Colorado-based Private Equity Firm

05/17/13

"Get on with it and stop moaning" is the message from Winery Exchange's new managing director, to the UK trade.

05/17/13

Sainsbury's plans to double the sales of its lighter-style wines by 2020 as it responds both to growing consumer demand and its obligations under the government's Responsibility Deal.

05/17/13

Barclaycard has launched an offers scheme tailored to its customers' spending habits and lifestyle preferences, which includes around 5,000 offers from hundreds of retailers including Tesco, House of Fraser, Shell and Virgin Wines.

05/17/13

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi has partnered with artisan wine fair RAW, which takes place from May 19-20.

05/17/13

Potato farmer Will Chase, who sold his £30 million Tyrrells Crisps empire in 2010 to make potato vodka, has added a vineyard in Provence to his drinks portfolio.

05/17/13

In November last year fine wine merchant Aston Lovell launched the fine wine industry's first trading platform that links the private buyer and seller to the London International Vintners Exchange (Liv-ex).

05/17/13

A 20-bottle vertical of Mouton Rothschild from 1989 to 2009 will be one of the main attractions at Bonhams London sale later this month.

05/17/13

Enotria subsidiary Great Western Wine won't be offering Bordeaux 2012 this year because it believes the releases are overpriced.

05/17/13

Vinitaly International and US auction house Zachys are to host an auction in Hong Kong dedicated to Italian wines later this month.

05/17/13

Wirra Wirra wines is bringing the unusual British sport of welly wanging to next week's London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

05/17/13

JF Hillebrand has confirmed a five-year freight services deal with Accolade Wines, one of the world's largest wine producers.

05/17/13

Tickets are on sale now for this year's Downtown Art & Wine Tour, during which various venues south of Carrillo Street will open their doors and welcome revelers with food, drink, and art.

05/17/13

To be sure, in the United States, I enjoyed a nice bottle of chardonnay, but never have I experienced the variety of wines, the passion of the winegrowers, the dominance of the grape in a culture, and the inclusion of this important commodity into so many components of the Georgian way of life.

05/17/13

Well, here's one way to respond to quarterly circulation and revenue declines. Starting next month, the Washington Post will be offering a new product: wine.

05/17/13

In a move that strengthens its position in the Oregon wine industry, New York-based private equity firm Bacchus Capital Management said Wednesday it has purchased the well-regarded Panther Creek Cellars wine brand, which is based in McMinnville.

05/17/13

Elizabeth Huettinger has been hired as wine director at Addison, the Grand Del Mar resort's contemporary French restaurant.

05/17/13

The North American version of the program includes a special offering of premium wines, Sheraton Selects, comprised of a rotation of eight or more wines by the glass, all highly rated by Wine Spectator.

05/17/13

Naked Winery is opening a 1,400-square-foot tasting room in Bend's Old Mill District, where it will feature its Vixen Syrah, Foreplay Chardonnay and other bottles that winery President David Barringer said in a statement "aim to tease!"

05/17/13

Canada is re-introducing itself to the world by way of an essential and comprehensive tasting hosted today by The Canadian High Commission at Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London.

05/17/13

Long lines of anxious drinkers formed in liquor stores across Ontario today ahead of the Victoria Day long weekend as a midnight strike deadline for store workers looms.

05/17/13

Bacchus, Precept, Jackson invest in Washington and Oregon vineyards

05/17/13

From the beginning of 2011, a leading Bordeaux real estate agent says, an average of one Bordeaux chateau per month has been sold to a Chinese investor.

05/17/13

What's made Wine by Joe such an attractive investment?

05/17/13

The general trend towards trading-up in the global wine market has been well-documented. Latest figures for French exports of quality wines reflect this trend and reveal that, thanks to rising average prices, France has topped previous records for value sales.

05/17/13

Canada's wineries are becoming increasingly focused on specific grape varieties as the country's wine industry matures.

05/17/13

A court has heard how a group of fraudsters conned hundreds of people out of £4.5 million through bogus wine investments

05/17/13

The bigger you are, the more blood you have to dilute that drink, which means your blood alcohol concentration will be lower.

05/17/13

Flavor innovation and premiumization propelling growth in spirits.

05/17/13

Industry officials object to what they see as redundant regulation. Environmentalists say the federal standards do not safeguard drinking water supplies.

05/17/13

A California agency on Thursday unanimously adopted a broad, long-range plan to manage the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta