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Friday, December 19th

05/24/13

It's a time of optimism in the wine industry, with vintners buying vineyards to secure supply, and grape growers and brokers easily selling their crop for hearty prices. But there are issues on the horizon, including a dwindling labor pool and an increase in bulk wine imports from overseas that could ease pricing pressures on domestic grapes and wine

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Personal Wine honors our Veterans and those who have given their lives for America this Memorial Day, Monday May 27th, 2013 with our Honor the Fallen Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Alex Guarachi, founder and CEO of Guarachi Family Wines and TGIC Importers, Inc., announced Thursday the purchase of 248-acre vineyard Sun Chase located in the Petaluma Wind Gap area of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The purchase of Sun Chase allows an estate designate for Guarachi Family Wines.

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"This dramatic move is counter to the trends we see in much of today's media but we believe it's best for our users and the website."

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Today is International Chardonnay Day (or National, Global or World Chardonnay Day) and for those of you too cool, or self obsessed to consider drinking chardonnay, well, this isn't for you.

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Saturdays bill includes Bad Company, the Doobie Brothers, Pablo Cruise and more with Sunday's headliner being Heart, along with the Doobie Brothers, Gin Blossoms and more.

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The French have a special yet sometimes contradictory relationship with wine. For the fourth consecutive year, consultants SoWine have sounded out current opinions and expectations regarding wine in France

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Government involvement in British Columbia wine has created measurable success

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Plus, a Texan happy to have wine on his boots, a Santa Barbara wine label dispute ends amicably enough, and the ups and downs of Brooklyn's Great GoogaMooga

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ASC Fine Wines, one of China's biggest importers, has just opened a new club or 'Wine Residence' in Shanghai.

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The Napa Valley Vintners' 33rd auction starts next week, beginning Thursday evening with small and generally swanky dinners, hosted by vintners for bidders who will be attending Saturday's live auction at Meadowood.

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Coffee, tea, beer, and wine seem to make kidney stones less likely.

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A recent wine panel tasting of Greek whites from the 2011 and 2012 vintages affirmed the quality and value of these wines.

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Sonoma County is a magical part of California, with the heart of the county located just 50 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. It has Pacific Ocean shoreline and part of the county even touches San Pablo Bay (a part of San Francisco Bay).

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Just as auctioneer Christie's sets up a dedicated consultancy agency targeting Chinese wine property buyers, another Bordeaux château goes under Chinese ownership

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Russian consumers have yet to embrace brut sparkling wine despite the efforts of one of the country's top fizz producers to lure drinkers away from demi-doux

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The Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer fun, but also of increased patrols against drunken driving. Last year, Nassau and Suffolk county police made 71 arrests on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol from Friday evening to Sunday morning of the same holiday weekend

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Experiments with new grape varieties have been underway since 2007 at Michigan State University's Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center in Traverse City

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Thirteen health insurance plans that will offer affordable health care coverage to millions of Californians have been approved for the Affordable Care Act coverage in California

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Health insurance premiums for Covered California, the state-run marketplace, are lower than expected

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buy a large quantity of potable alcohol from an industrial supplier (one vendor of neutral spirits offers it "in drum, truckload and railcar quantities"), run it through a tall charcoal filter to remove any trace impurities, cut it with water, decant it into bottles, and then slap on a label touting it as a local craft product

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

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In contrast to the rather moribund if not completely stagnant Bordeaux en primeurs, sales of prestige cuvée Champagne seem to be very popular

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State officials provided those new details Thursday on raids they conducted a day earlier as part of a yearlong investigation dubbed Operation Swil

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Dozens of Napa Valley's winemakers gathered this month at the Rudd Centre at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone for the first of The Winemakers Tasting, an event in response to this curious group's desire to see what vinous innovations and experiments are happening in wine cellars around the valley today.