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05/23/13

"There is lots of debate about whether we are currently experiencing a shortage of California grape supply, or if we are actually experiencing market equilibrium that just "feels" short because we have experienced so many years of oversupply. ... "

05/23/13

"Always a gracious host, countless friends and business associates will remember their introduction to 'Mike Dunham, Walla Walla,' and Mike's uncanny ability to make people feel welcome. His constant presence at the winery will be deeply missed and his beloved canine companion, Maysy, will continue to be the tasting room greeter."

05/23/13

Technology to remotely measure thermal energy in vineyards may help with irrigation management.

05/23/13

As many of California's growers face expected tighter regulations on nitrates in groundwater, Fresno State University unrolled a series of ambitious seminars on water use efficiency, concentrating in the first workshop on fertigation and how to minimize the amount of nitrates entering the groundwater

05/23/13

Christopher Bates, Carlton McCoy, Emily Pickral-Papach and Christopher Tanghe Named Master Sommelier

05/23/13

Addressing the lack of any regulation on alcohol brands in the exploding social media space, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued new guidelines defining everything from blogs and social networks to video sharing sites and micro blogging services as "advertising."

05/23/13

HillCrest Winery and Distillery, Birthplace of Oregon Pinot Noir, to Receive Historical State Marker

05/23/13

The Robert Mondavi Winery brand rose 19% to 284,000 cases in the company's last fiscal year

05/23/13

Susie Bynum, national sales manager for Ehret Family Winery, was re-elected to a third term as chairman of The Meritage Alliance at the group's annual meeting on May 17.

05/23/13

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Spotlight Multi-Billion Dollar Impact on Wyoming Economy

05/23/13

Just as supermarket shelves abound with products stamped "all-natural," "organic," or "organically grown," wine labels and store displays flaunt similar slogans - and can be every bit as confusing.

05/23/13

Westbend's vineyard was established in 1972. It became an official commercial winery in 1988, back when a lot of experts didn't think you could make wine from vinifera (European) grapes in North Carolina. Westbend was the first winery to prove the experts wrong.

05/23/13

Chateau La Commanderie in Pomerol has been sold to a young Hong Kong couple, Andrew and Melody Kuk.

05/23/13

Two new wines from Pierre Lurton and Denis Dubourdieu have been released to raise up to £100,000 for the British Winter Olympics Skeleton bobsleigh squad.

05/23/13

Rex Pickett's play of his film Sideways is a step closer to Broadway after he recruited award-winning director Des McAnuff, but prospects for a big-screen sequel remain small.

05/23/13

Happy Bitch Wines (HBW), a woman-owned and focused wine brand, is set to expand its wine portfolio with the addition of two new wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Pink Chardonnay, in June 2013.

05/23/13

Supermarket sales are overly skewing industry data on what wines are most popular, a wine broker has claimed.

05/23/13

The results of The Drinks Business Awards for 2013 were announced yesterday at a ceremony at the London International Wine Fair.

05/23/13

Madeira producer Blandy's has bought eight hectares of vineyard around the island in three different parcels.

05/23/13

The end of the 2012 en primeurs may finally be in sight after all with the release of Cheval Blanc and Ausone yesterday and Léoville Poyferré and Figeac this morning.

05/23/13

While there is no consensus on the use of oak in Champagne production, there are occassions when it can have a beneficial effect

05/23/13

The English sparkling wine industry will not be able to sustain its current level of growth, with one key producer predicting that consolidation is on the horizon.

05/23/13

It was a deal in the works for a couple months, but this week, Pali Wine Co. announced that it had signed a long-term contract to take over the management and use of grapes from the Huber Vineyard.

05/23/13

Social media and wine connoisseur Gary Vaynerchuk has partnered with WunWun to deliver bottles of wine on demand across New York City, just for today.

05/23/13

In Mendoza, though, it has thrived, and there are now more than 120,000 acres planted to the variety in that region alone

05/23/13

Popular attraction at Sands event center expands to three days with new Burger and Beer Bash

05/23/13

A proposal to allow retail food stores to sell wine in Tennessee if approved by local voters took a huge step forward during the General Assembly's 2013 session. And although the measure fell short of gaining full approval, supporters of the legislation should be encouraged by the progress that was made.

05/23/13

Voters in the town of Bladenboro could soon be seeing another petition circulating that, if successful in collecting enough signatures, would put the issue of bringing beer and wine sales to town on the November ballot.

05/23/13

A narrow margin separated the proponents and opponents of legal liquor and beer sales in Tishomingo County after Tuesday voting, with machine votes and absentee ballots counted and 67 affidavit ballots to be counted today.

05/23/13

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Foundation is opening up it's grant process for 2013.

05/23/13

Taste Buds recently reported that Wisconsin ranked 48th among all states for the level of its beer excise tax. That was according to a map released by the Tax Foundation.

05/23/13

On May 16, over one hundred wines from several dozen Canadian wineries were on display in London at a trade and media tasting at Canada House, Canada's High Commission on Trafalgar Square.

05/23/13

It's the current war cry by the voices of those who know. A plea and a calling to Canadian growers and winemakers to plant and bottle more Gamay Noir.

05/23/13

Here's another reason to be annoyed at hipsters: They're driving up the price of beer.

05/23/13

"... This is the greatest marketplace, You can find anything here."

05/23/13

High-end $2,500 tickets to the exclusive Auction Napa Valley have long been sold out. So have tickets at the $1,500 and $1,000 levels. There's a waiting list to attend any of the events that begin Thursday, May 30, and continue through Sunday, June 2

05/23/13

"Da Luca wines are crafted with enthusiastic and adventurous wine drinkers in mind. The contemporary packaging is intentionally striking to generate consumer interest."