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06/18/13

A former senior executive from The Wine Tasting Network, a Napa wine company and a division of 1-800-Flowers.com, is wanted as a fugitive after failing to appear in federal court Monday on charges of fraud.

06/18/13

Co-owner Christian Navarro and Marciano Brothers buy store from founder Steve Wallace; sources say possible national expansion in the works.

06/18/13

"We're in a recovery phase after 2010 and 2011 were so low ... everyone's feeling good," said Karissa Kruse, president of Sonoma County Winegrowers.

06/18/13

The Oregon House has given its stamp of approval to a bill to regulate winery activities on farmland. Senate Bill 841 now has sailed through both chambers without a "no" vote.

06/18/13

A key state Senate Republican is expected to make public Tuesday his long-awaited version of a plan to privatize sales of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania.

06/18/13

The two global leaders in wine packaging, Amorim and O-I, today announced at Vinexpo the launch of HELIX, an innovative cork-glass wine packaging solution for the popular premium, fast turnaround still wine segment.

06/18/13

The term "wine country" is not often associated with Alabama's humid climate and terrain, but two vineyards in the Auburn area are quickly making a name for themselves in the state's emerging wine scene.

06/18/13

Creates New Jersey Wine Board To Foster Growth of Industry Through Promotion, Education and Research

06/18/13

One reason for the increased interest in Coastal grapes is the limited availability of Central Valley grapes.

06/18/13

Ohio currently has about 162 wineries which yield more then one million gallons of wine every year. The wine industry in Ohio has grown significantly over the last 10 years, but the history goes back farther then that.

06/18/13

The general message from the four panelists wasn't so much that the wine industry needs to be using social media -- presumably they already knew that -- but how best to use the tools available.

06/18/13

Having been in the business for 40 years, Nan Bailly knows the challenges of growing grapes in Minnesota. "I would say three out of five years I lose a significant portion of my crop," Nan said. For her, that's part of the appeal.

06/18/13

In the bull's eye of the crisis, rural North County residents have to dig deeper and deeper to tap an aquifer that's facing more pressure every year.

06/18/13

But there's a third, more amorphous business model for winemaking success. A few Oregon families have created companies that integrate winemaking into a larger vision.

06/18/13

Baby Boomers can't dominate the wine market forever, so startups like Uproot Wines are now chasing the Millennial market with a tech-centric and irreverent approach.

06/18/13

A hail storm at in the early hours of Monday morning has caused widespread damage across much of the Loire communes Vouvray and Reugny.

06/18/13

Bordeaux's oldest wine ranking, the Grands Cru Classés en 1855, is applying for the same UNESCO World Heritage status as the climats of Burgundy, and the cellars of Champagne.

06/18/13

After a successful tenure as an entomology professor and researcher at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, Marshall W. Johnson added a 10-year capstone to his career as UC Cooperative Extension specialist and research entomologist in the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside.

06/18/13

More than 20 local wineries hailing from southwest Washington and surrounding communities will gather at the first-ever Craft Winefest of Vancouver on June 21-23 in Esther Short Park.

06/18/13

The wine cork could be set for a revival with the launch of a twistable and re-sealable version that could do away with the corkscrew.

06/18/13

Benoît Gouez, chef de cave at Moët & Chandon, has stated his belief that there is still room to grow the rosé Champagne category - though at a slower rate than before.

06/18/13

Summer is firmly on the agenda as David Williams and Terry Kirby select their favourites for the season and Matthew Jukes recommends a "brilliant all-purpose, summery wine".

06/18/13

Jeannie Cho Lee MW picks out a "wonderful riesling" while Wai Xin recommends a red wine, which is "intense, ripe and highly approachable."

06/18/13

"Chile has changed beyond all recognition," according to Hector Torres, director of luxury wines at Santa Rita Estates, at a tasting in London last week to showcase top wines from Santa Rita and Carmen in Chile, and Doña Paula in Argentina.

06/18/13

India is considering to lower customs duties on wines and spirits bought from the European Union to 40 percent from the current 150 percent under a bilateral free trade agreement being negotiated between the two.

06/18/13

From the heart of Wine Country Ontario, 17 Canadian wine experts will blind taste and judge 1,100 wines from across the country at the first annual National Wine Awards of Canada.

06/18/13

The North Fork Wine Trail could be getting a little longer - expanding eastward to Orient and stretching to the west to show several alternate ways of getting to the vineyards, tasting rooms and wineries that stretch from Calverton to the tip of the North Fork - if pending state legislation is approved.

06/18/13

Majestic Wine is defying the high street slump by selling more of its fine wines to gastro-pubs.

06/18/13

As interest in vineyards and wineries in the state has seen a resurgence in recent years, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture has assisted producers in the re-establishment of these enterprises. This fall, the college will begin assisting on another level - by offering courses that will enhance career opportunities for students interested in entering the industry.

06/18/13

Seven small wineries package San Luis Obispo County route

06/18/13

A coalition of fishing, environmental and farming groups is suing the Delta Stewardship Council over its "Delta Plan," which they contend is stalking horse to clear the way for Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to siphon off part of the Sacramento River before it can flow naturally into the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta.

06/18/13

Twice named Wine Personality of the Year by Robert Parker, Hobbs was first hired by Robert Mondavi for his expertise in oak aging, he then moved on to Opus One and later Simi Winery. Hobbs is also credited with recognizing, despite the skeptics, the winemaking potential in Argentina, (while we were all distracted and busy swooning over California).