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Napa Valley to replant up to 15% of vineyards

A massive replanting that will uproot 15 percent of vineyards in Napa Valley over the next five to six years has begun, according to Napa Valley Grapegrowers.

TTB to Modify Mandatory Label Information for Wine
regulatory change permits alcohol content to appear on other labels affixed to the container rather than requiring it to appear on the brand label.
Wine Advocate slams branded cases claim
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, editor-in-chief of The Wine Advocate, has slammed recent claims that Robert Parker is involved with the sale of branded wine cases.
Wine bloggers uncorked as social media conference pours into Penticton, B.C.
Local wineries are sparkling about the opportunity, saying prior conferences have resulted in significant increases in wine tourism for the host region.
A new spin-off for Vinexpo?
A large chunk of the global wine industry is gearing up for this year's Vinexpo in just over a week's time.
Spanish Sparklers Quietly Surge In U.S.
Sparkling wine imports from Spain have grown by nearly 40% over the past five years.
Italy's Letta following with attention China' European wine dumping probe
Italian Premier Enrico Letta says he will follow China's decision to launch a trade investigation into European wine "with maximum attention" given the importance of the sector for the country's economy.
Ohio: Recreational township sees an influx of wineries
Located in the northeastern corner of Mahoning County, Milton Township is known as a "summer place" because of its tourism-related attractions on Lake Milton, but in recent years it has been the site of several winery openings, giving visitors another reason to make the stop.
Willamette Valley Wineries Association launches new website with more mobile technology
The Willamette Valley Wineries Association has launched the site with updated comprehensive regional information and mobile-responsive technology. The new WVWA site will allow visitors to comb through the valley's wineries and sub-appellations in a streamlined, informative fashion.
Northwest Wine : Idaho wine country coming into its own
Idaho's wine industry is finally coming of age - and overcoming a haunting slight by none other than The Muppets.
Unfiltered: Nicki Minaj Gets into the Moscato Myx
Plus, rapper E-40 starts a wine label, Champagne gets protected status in China, and more
How Many Calories Are in a Bottle of Chalone Pinot Noir? Flip It Over
New rule allows Serving Facts labels on alcohol, but some winemakers worry it won't be voluntary forever.
2013 Southern Hemisphere Harvest: Part 2
A first look at vintage quality in Argentina and Chile
Château Haut-Brion Owners Buy St.-Emilion's Château L'Arrosée
The Dillon family, owners of the famed first-growth, add a second Right Bank property to their portfolio.
Gauging Wine Gadgets
While some of these gizmos look like foolish or overpriced trinkets, others at least appear to have practical application. Wines & Vines editors evaluated a few recent entrants last week.
Sri Lanka to sue over beer commercial
Sri Lanka's government has said it will take legal action against an advertising company after it featured a Unesco World Heritage site in a Japanese beer commercial.
'Big changes' in sparkling wine to be discussed at symposium
Radical changes in the sparkling wine world caused by climate change and the opening up of new regions, will be one of the key discussion points at the next International Sparkling Wine Symposium this December.
'Napa Pipe' redevelopment to encourage urban wineries
A new development in the City of Napa may encourage 'wine ghettoes' where small-scale wineries can pool resources, officials say.
Wine grape drone flying over California vineyards
The RMAX helicopter drone is making test runs over California wine grape vineyard after 20 years of use in Japan's rice fields.
China threatens to restrict EU wine imports
China has threatened to restrict wine imports from the European Union in a tit-for-tat dispute over tariff barriers.
Diageo appoints Syl Saller as chief marketing officer
Diageo has appointed its long-standing innovation director, Syl Saller, as its global chief marketing officer.
Berkmann to distribute Champagne Drappier in UK
Berkmann Wine Cellars has announced it will distribute Chapmagne Drappier in the UK from August.
Veuve Clicquot: the widow's spice box
Dominique Demarville, chef de caves of Veuve Clicquot was in London to show three stellar wines from mature vintages.
Champagne trends of 2013: 3. Stagnant west
Coming in at third place in our top 10 Champagne tends of 2013 is the decline in sales among the sparkling wine region's largest markets: France and the UK.
Global Fine Wine Market: Follow the Money to China
Mike Veseth remembers well the tasting note of the very first Chinese wine he drank about 10 years ago.
Drink Up or Auction Off? The Business of Investing in Wines
The ideal wine investor "has to be someone who can afford to the loose their money. The wine can spoil if it's not kept in a good environment and people tend to drink it because it tastes so good. Prices are not back by anything else, other than enthusiasm."
Is diammonium phosphate, which is found in wine, bad for our health?
But it really isn't as scary as it sounds; in fact, it isn't scary at all.
Aglianico Emerges From the Bottom of Italy's Boot
Aglianico has been termed the Barolo of the South, a seemingly admiring phrase made hollow by a patronizing note. Yes, the tannins, acidity and dark flavors in aglianico bear a resemblance to the great Piemontese wine. But aglianico has much to offer of its own.
Study sheds light on origins of French winemaking
Scrapings from the bottoms of 2,500-year-old pottery containers have shed new light on the origins of French winemaking.
The state of rosé: An insider's view of a wine competition
For some time, the word "blush" and by extension, rosé had a scandalous name among wine connoisseurs and aficionados.
Bollinger winemaker moves to Germany
One of Bollinger's winemakers, Mathieu Kauffmann, has moved to the German estate, Reichsrat von Buhl.
Pindar Vineyards ponders selling its business for $65M
The Pindar Vineyards empire of more than 500 acres is listed by its Peconic address, not by name, at the real estate site, under the description, "the largest vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island."
We Can Drink the Rest Tomorrow: 5 Wine Preservation Systems Tested
In the world of wine, air is the enemy. Or more specifically, oxygen is the enemy.
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