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07/23/13

As the earliest-ripening North Coast winegrapes barely enter the home stretch for the season, the 2013 crop is expected to start coming in to wineries a few weeks earlier than normal, possibly be smaller than the record-setting 2012 crop yet seemingly welcomed with a bit more tepid though active buying activity than last year.

07/23/13

"The Board of Directors set the organization's strategic direction to focus locally and build upon strategic alliances that will help sell more Monterey County wines."

07/23/13

Allows wineries to arm their tasting room staff with a POS that can be carried in their pockets

07/23/13

Hundreds of varieties face extinction; researchers work to protect and promote

07/23/13

New individual winery sales counter trend of recent years.

07/23/13

Wine industry people on the move from July 16 to July 22

07/23/13

Free Flow Wines is quadrupling the size of its keg-filling operation in a move to southern Napa Valley to keep up with demand for providing wine to on-premise accounts in a format that allows for more sales and less waste.

07/23/13

Kongsgaard's equal legacy is an impressive trail of former apprentices who have taken his lessons to heart and risen to California's top ranks

07/23/13

The use of unmanned drones in agricultural production presents an intriguing possibility that has a good chance of catching on in the United States.

07/23/13

Eco-terror is back. Ag tech the new Facebook? Farmer guilty of defending family with gun. Milk wars. Tater chip capital. March of the agbots. And more.

07/23/13

A rare estate wine at a value price point, this first release is a 2012 Chardonnay made exclusively of fruit from their famed cool-climate Paragon Vineyard. It is SIP Certified Sustainably grown, and made in a full-bodied, oaky, tropical style.

07/23/13

An Angwin-area winery will increase its production from 5,000 gallons to 20,000 gallons annually, while a winery near Calistoga has approval to have up to 126 visitors per week. The Napa County Planning Commission approved both changes during its meeting Wednesday.

07/23/13

With Asia's leading experts set to gather in Hong Kong in September, we take a closer look at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards and find out what's behind Asia's largest wine competition.

07/23/13

In a study of more than 32,000 men in France, those who got more than half their alcohol consumption from wine had a lower risk of death from heart disease and several different cancers.

07/23/13

"Small wineries in Idaho have had a hard time over the years finding distributors outside of the state, because so few people realize that Idaho is a quality wine-growing region."

07/23/13

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission had its best year ever in fiscal year 2013, generating $603.5 million in total sales, an increase of $38.9 million - or 6.9 percent - over the previous fiscal year, according to figures released Monday for the year ending June 30.

07/23/13

Consumer packaging specialist Andrew Streeter believes a new PET wine bottle for Portuguese brand Monte Dos Amigos can rival glass in a way that previous attempts have not.

07/23/13

Rabobank has published a new report on the global wine industry, looking specifically at the long-term positive outlook for the Brazilian wine market, despite inflationary, fiscal and market access challenges. The report also looks at issues of demand, supply and pricing in other key wine markets globally.

07/23/13

Wine has successfully penetrated the local market: it is now bought in 75 percent of Argentine households. That means one million more buyers choose wine over beer -which is purchased by 67 percent of households.

07/23/13

As part of its campaign against the European grapevine moth, Napa County may force the owners of a vineyard north of Yountville to remove or destroy their abandoned vines.

07/23/13

Also: Aluminum wine bottles go national; IWA owner buys WineKeeper

07/23/13

Baiju producers have resorted to aggressive discounting in China to maintain sales volumes as consumers switch to beer and wine over the summer.

07/23/13

Wines of South Africa is formally advertising for a new chief executive to replace Su Birch (pictured) who stands down following the Beautiful South tasting in September.

07/23/13

The UK drinks industry is fast becoming one of the hottest areas of investment, with wineries and brewers finding increasingly innovative ways to raise money. Gone are the days where the only place a drinks producer could get a loan was from the bank.

07/23/13

The results of a random audit of 20 Napa County wineries found that almost all were complying with their use permits' production limits

07/23/13

Opponents and supporters of a small Acampo winery hoping to expand in order to hold more marketing events will speak in front of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors during a meeting in Stockton this afternoon

07/23/13

with William Cole agreeing to apply for a temporary certificate of occupancy and pay the county $15,000

07/23/13

Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A Chateau Ausone, and Bordeaux negociant Barriere Freres (owned jointly by Castel Freres and Suntory), have both won cases against trademark squatters in China

07/23/13

"This is a milestone in the journey we began with our partners six years ago," said Diageo Asia Pacific president Gilbert Ghostine. "As the controlling shareholder in Shuijingfang, Diageo will continue to work with the senior Chinese management to build Shuijingfang into the leading international baijiu brand."

07/23/13

Crucially to traditionalists - and despite all the talk of innovation - Helix corks 'pop' in the same way as the old-fashioned ones

07/23/13

Portugal's bottled table wine shipments to the U.S. have increased by roughly one-third since 2006