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07/10/13

The deal will be the fourth-largest acquisition of a North American food retailer in the past decade. It also would be Kroger's biggest takeover since 1998, when it bought the Fred Meyer food and merchandise store chain in the Northwest

07/10/13

Every organization needs a great slogan and AWCC is on a mission to, with your help, create a great and compelling slogan for this coalition of wine consumers

07/10/13

The Burgundy Wine Bureau (BIVB) has reported record export sales of €214.5 million in the period between January and April 2013, signifiying a return of sales figure heights last seen in the 2008-2009 campaign.

07/10/13

Boisset opens California wine marketing channel with in-home tasting parties.

07/10/13

Since all pesticides are capable of drifting, one who sprays these materials has the moral and legal responsibility to prevent drift and hence, avoid contamination or damaging of crops and sensitive areas.

07/10/13

If passed by majority vote, the initiative would limit the size of new hotels in Sonoma to 25 rooms until the city's annual occupancy rate exceeded 80 percent.

07/10/13

Awards to be Presented on Friday, July 19 at The California Mid-State Fair

07/10/13

"This judgment will reassure retail customers and consumers that they are serving and enjoying, respectively, legitimate branded merchandise ..."

07/10/13

Farmer's brush with death. Food fraud epidemic. Demon seeds, flowers of fire. Plant breeding hits wall. Mad-cow fears. Wine and Wall Street. And more.

07/10/13

Brunello di Montalcino producer Argiano has expressed its 'satisfaction' after a Siena court acquitted it of all charges related to the long-running Brunello tainted wine scandal.

07/10/13

Italian authorities have employed a local oenologist to combat the rising problem of 'fake' Prosecco being sold in the Veneto region.

07/10/13

Napa County Planning Commission (NCPC) has granted permission to California-based Davies Estates to build a new 30,000gal winery on the Silverado Trail.

07/10/13

The funds will be used to expand vineyard acreage in Kent, Sussex and Essex to increase wine production and to construct a new brewery for the production of 'Curious' range of beers.

07/10/13

New Zealand wine growers are starting to plant vines again, following a freeze on vineyard expansion since 2008's surge in supply.

07/10/13

Véronique Sanders, director of Château Haut Bailly, has acknowledged the role played by critic Robert Parker in Bordeaux's recent run of good vintages.

07/10/13

Wine merchants in China are finding the prices of Bordeaux first growths too expensive, despite the recent decreases, and are increasingly looking to other fine wine producing regions.

07/10/13

Accolade Wines has announced it has reduced its annual inventory by 17 percent and increased margins by £300,000 through working with an end-to-end supply chain consultancy that has helped streamline its supply-chain processes.

07/10/13

Independent wine merchant Vagabond Wines is to open a second site that will take its tasting-focused model to London's West End.

07/10/13

The drinks industry could be missing out on a huge opportunity among female consumers who are thirsty for more pre-mixed drink choices, according to new market research compiled by OnePoll.

07/10/13

According to the San Diego chapter of the American Heart Association, an average of one to two glasses of wine for men and one glass of wine per day for women is a good moderation table. Drinking more increases dangers of alcoholism, high blood pressure, obesity, stroke and accidents.

07/10/13

It's not the first thing you'd expect to hear when discussing the melange of exotic flavored-liquor drink possibilities, and maybe not the last, either: cola-flavored wine, as in soda-flavored vino, as in "Surely you jest, monsieur."

07/10/13

Dallas Area Rapid Transit will soon begin running beer and wine ads on buses and trains, two years after the agency's board reversed a long-standing policy against such displays.

07/10/13

The wine industry has a vocabulary all its own, and those who need to translate between Spanish and English may find themselves searching long and hard for the right words for "malolactic fermentation", "split grafting" or "punching the cap".

07/10/13

Torrontes has some of the aromatics of viognier, perfumed and flowery, and some of the acidity traditionally found in good versions of sauvignon blanc. Except, that is, when a torrontes doesn't showcase the positive side of either viognier or sauvignon blanc, which is what makes this grape so difficult to embrace.

07/10/13

Virginia's emergence has provided a template for how to grow an industry quickly, and it shows the need for a comprehensive plan that includes significant support from the state.

07/10/13

This year, we are currently about 12 days ahead of average in our degree day summation - a serious contrast to recent years in which cooler-than-normal summers kept the number well behind the seasonal average.

07/10/13

Township 7 Winery and Renaissance Wine Merchants are pleased to announce a sales agreement between the two companies effective immediately. Renaissance will represent Township 7 in BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

07/10/13

What made this occasion so special? It provided a forum for past and current employees to reconnect.

07/10/13

These wines don't pander to market trends. Drinkers who favor the "international style" will consider them light.

07/10/13

Owner Chuck Wagner hopes to reduce congestion in Napa Valley and explore an untapped region

07/10/13

One year after opening its first Washington state store in Bellevue, Wash., Total Wine & More, America's favorite wine and spirits superstore prepares to celebrate its sixth Washington location with the grand opening of its next generation store in Olympia.

07/10/13

The Duchess of Cornwall has demanded that a new name needs to be found in which to better describe English sparkling wine.

07/10/13

In a survey conducted for the National Union of Hotel, Restaurant and Cafe Operators, a third of French restaurants acknowledged serving such factory-frozen products.