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Thursday, August 21st

06/27/13

Three wines from Charles Shaw Winery, the super-value brand also known as "Two Buck Chuck," have received high honors at a large and respected wine competition.

06/27/13

Company plans to use proceeds from offering to pay down debts

06/27/13

Napa Valley's Caymus Vineyards has targeted a 178-acre site along Cordelia Road south of Fairfield for what would be Suisun Valley's biggest winery.

06/27/13

Despite overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate, a major immigration overhaul bill faces an uncertain fate in the GOP-controlled House

06/27/13

"Each year that we fail to resolve our nation's dysfunctional immigration policies, California winegrape growers are pushed closer to the brink of disaster," said John Aguirre, CAWG president.

06/27/13

Cellar Mates is a new winery concept established by Becky and Lowell Zelinski who also own First Crush Cellars. The Zelinskis started First Crush Wine Experience in 2008 by offering consumers unique and extraordinary "berry-to-bottle" wine experiences.

06/27/13

Stephen Nuske, a roboticist at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is leading a trial of an automated grape-counting system he hopes will help vineyard managers to produce better wine.

06/27/13

Although no one knows for sure how many acres of North County wine-grapes could be planted in the near future, those familiar with the local wine industry say estimates range from 3,000 to 8,000 acres of new vines.

06/27/13

David Arthur Vineyards celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday in a star-studded gala event called "Back to the Future."

06/27/13

French wine company Haussmann Famille has launched the world's first cola-flavoured wine onto the market.

06/27/13

"To them, wine is the new black. It goes with everything and it travels very well. We should take note of the fact that wine drinkers are in very big numbers on Facebook, on Twitter. There are very high numbers of users of Yelp."

06/27/13

The Napa County Planning Commission has unanimously approved plans for construction of a Coquerel Family Wine Estates winery.

06/27/13

Wine sales overall were up 3.1 percent for the year ended March 31, bringing $123.1 million into NSLC coffers. Sales of local vintages rose 21.9 percent to $1.7 million over the same period, the Crown corporation reported Wednesday.

06/27/13

WBM received this really cool infographic on America's Love of Wine from SpareFoot

06/27/13

This could be the most productive year for Larry Parenti's wine grape crop since he planted his Calaveras County vineyard 10 years ago.

06/27/13

By July 1, this year's table grape harvest is expected to be similar to last year's 5.6-million-lug total pack.

06/27/13

The Fladgate Partnership, the owner of Taylor's Port, has continued the trend of consolidation in the industry by buying tawny specialist Wiese & Krohn.

06/27/13

Austrian firm MarkThomas has launched a wine glass featuring what it claims is a unique double bend design that offers "a true and perfect all-rounder."

06/27/13

Cockburn's "Rabelo" has won the annual race against the other Port lodges up the Douro River.

06/27/13

A day return journey from the UK to Champagne is feasible, enjoyable and affordable

06/27/13

The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) and Vinitaly have signed an agreement to coordinate their events for the next four years.

06/27/13

Jackson Family Wines showed off the most recent addition to its Napa Valley portfolio, Mt Brave, whose 2009 vintage is due to arrive in the UK within the next few weeks.

06/27/13

"Equity for Punks", an innovative crowdfunding scheme launched by BrewDog, Scotland's largest independent brewery and Britain's fastest growing food and drinks brand, raised over a million pounds in its first 24 hours on June 20.

06/27/13

The sixth Rioja Tapas Fantasticas, held by Wines of Rioja, attracted over 12,000 people across the weekend of June 15-16 to Potters Field Park in London.

06/27/13

Torres CEO Miguel Torres Maczassek was quoted by Decanter.com as saying that they want to produce a niche, premium Cava and do not expect the initial output to be more than 5,000 cases a year.

06/27/13

Susan Kostrzewa, executive editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, says as more Chinese get into drinking and collecting wine, the more fake bottles that are being produced, particularly the more expensive they get.

06/27/13

Appellation Tours, Inc., a Sonoma-based tourism company, recently announced the launch of The Napa Valley Wine Trolley.

06/27/13

"The festival is limited to fifty wineries this year, so if you see more than that listed on the website I've cheated," says Meridith Moore, Events Manager at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

06/27/13

Millennials never knew times when screwtops only came on bottles swigged by bums living under highways and boxed wine was the swill caterers scammed you with at weddings.

06/27/13

Clark County commissioners approved language Tuesday updating limits on noise and food service at local wineries.

06/27/13

In the lead up to Canada Day, I can't help wondering why there are still Canadians who never or seldom reach for Canadian wine or why there isn't a Canadian wine day, or week for that matter.

06/27/13

Canada is tightening the rules for producing its popular icewine, a sweet dessert wine that is only made in cold climates, to crack down on fraudsters who sell mislabeled bottles that don't make the grade.

06/27/13

He says he'll always be looking at alternatives that would support the province's economy. Ontario is facing an $11.7-billion deficit, which the Liberals have promised to eliminate by 2017-18.

06/27/13

The good news about wine grape prices for this year's vintage is that increases are in the red.

06/27/13

The attack on Chinese students in Hostens, a small town in the South-west of France, allegedly by a group of French youngsters, followed by the largest international wine fair, Vinexpo, in Bordeaux, where Chinese investors were very much present -- and active -- have triggered much talk in France about Chinese investment in the country's vineyards and a backlash against it.

06/27/13

This fall, Starbucks will expand its Starbucks Evenings concept-coffeehouses that offer beer and wine.

06/27/13

Pennsylvania's Republican senators plan to take their disagreements over legislation to liberalize Pennsylvania's laws on wine, liquor and beer sales to the chamber's floor on Thursday, amid signs of growing desperation among Republican majority leaders to reach a consensus on issues that are important to Gov. Tom Corbett.

06/27/13

A stalemate over archaeological work at Thadd Springs Vineyard east of Kamloops has come to an end, with the owner saying Wednesday he is cleared for further construction.

06/27/13

A supermajority of senators passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill that would grant 11 million undocumented immigrants immediate legal status and a path to citizenship while sending $30 billion to the southern border to beef up security.