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Wednesday, November 26th

07/25/13

Amorim, the world's largest cork manufacturer, is due to roll out its latest weapon in the battle against cork taint this September

07/25/13

Despite the bruising battle in the Legislature over privatization of state wine and spirit stores, allowing direct shipment of wine to consumers seems to have more bipartisan support

07/25/13

Araujo Estate Wines, producer of distinctive wines from the iconic Eisele Vineyard in Napa Valley, has been acquired by France's Pinault family through its holding the Artémis Group, parent company of Château Latour in Bordeaux, Domaine d'Eugénie in Burgundy and Château Grillet in the Rhône Valley.

07/25/13

Attendees from all over California, and one from Oregon, Pat Spangler of Spangler Vineyards, gathered to listen to historians, winegrowers, viticulture experts, marketing mavens and winemakers, all of whom had love in their hearts, and hearts on their sleeves, when it comes to Petite Sirah.

07/25/13

Napa Valley Vintners and Wines & Vines magazine co-hosting half-day seminar Aug. 14

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The fund invests in world-class Bordeaux and Burgundy wines and rare collector's wines such as early vintage port, 18th and 19th century Madeira and pre-Imperial era Tokaji. However, it is the inclusion of cognacs, primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries, and pre-1940 whiskies, that distinguishes the Oracle Paradis Wine Fund from its competitors.

07/25/13

Yalumba's continual improvement processes to sustainable winegrowing take top honors

07/25/13

That hasn't deterred scientists in Singapore from transforming the unique fruit into wine. In the video, researchers Christine Lee and Fransisca Taniasuri at the University of Singapore explain how it's made and why people should drink it.

07/25/13

Strong winds, rain and hail around 4 p.m. local time ripped leaves from vines and destroyed grapes, Cecile Mathiaud, spokeswoman for the Burgundy Wine Board, said today by phone. Some vineyards were hit by flooding, she said, adding that it's too soon to predict the effect on the grape harvest.

07/25/13

House nearly unanimous in support; Senate expected to follow suit

07/25/13

The appreciation of wine prices, which began last year, is picking up speed in the U.S. While some point to that trend as evidence that the bad times are behind us, the reality is a little more complex.

07/25/13

The wine bar may be old hat in urban areas, but in Vermont it is still barely charted territory.

07/25/13

The Wine Group has been awarded exclusive U.S. sales and marketing rights to Gancia, the Italian sparkling wine brand. The agreement covers Gancia's Prosecco, Moscato D'Asti, Moscato Rosé and Asti Spumante sparkling wines.

07/25/13

The Indian Grape Processing Board (IGPB) has proposed uniform taxation on wine in 10 major wine producing states - a move that would make it possible for consumers to enjoy the beverage at reasonable and consistent rates across the country.

07/25/13

Few provinces allow consumers to order from outside wineries, despite change in federal law

07/25/13

Central Virginia is one of America's 10 best up-and-coming wine regions, according to nerdtravel.com, a consumer advocacy website.

07/25/13

Minnesota's wine industry is launching its first-ever passport program, hoping to entice more visitors to the state's growing cluster of wineries. For $25, a visitor can buy a passport good for 10 wine tastings at any of 30 participating Minnesota wineries.

07/25/13

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors took steps Tuesday that would speed up the rewriting of the set of rules governing wineries in the county's rural areas.

07/25/13

Syrian winery, Domaine Bargylus, continues to go to extraordinary lengths to get its wines from a war zone to the elite wine lists of Europe.

07/25/13

Napa Valley viticultural consultant Garrett Buckland said his clients should not be expecting a crop as big as last season, but higher prices and exceptional quality should more than offset any lower tonnage.

07/25/13

There are 1,500 acres of mostly small vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but consultant Prudy Foxx expects some big things from the grapes this season.

07/25/13

California's Allied Grape Growers has seen significant gains in membership and acreage, which bodes well for the financial success for the grower-owned cooperative.

07/25/13

California's Allied Grape Growers gathered in Fresno and again in Santa Rosa in July for the cooperative's annual membership meeting.

07/25/13

This has been the year of the mites in the San Joaquin Valley. Nevertheless, there is a decent grape crop on the vine and raisin harvest should begin early.

07/25/13

Brad Kelley grew up on a small farm - and now owns 1 million acres. He is fourth on the list of private U.S. landholders. Most Americans have never heard of Kelley and that's the way he wants it

07/25/13

"The critical thing is that it was the first French investment in the Napa Valley," says Matt Wood, Domaine Chandon's estate director.

07/25/13

The county filed suit against Kelham Vineyards & Winery and William Cole Vineyards of St. Helena in April, alleging that the wineries didn't have the proper certificates of occupancy and that Kelham needed new building permits

07/25/13

In conjunction with its 40th anniversary, Conn Creek Winery unveiled its new tasting room this month. The tasting room was remodeled over the past five months. It completed an exterior renovation that was finished in 2012

07/25/13

French, Italian and Spanish wineries worry they'll be hurt in an increasingly important market

07/25/13

Violent hailstorms ripped through one of the most prestigious parts of the Burgundy wine region earlier this week, causing "catastrophic" damage to this year's crop, according to local press reports

07/25/13

Brazil's decade-old love affair with imported wine has hit a rough patch due to an economic slowdown curbing middle class spending power, analysts at Rabobank have said.

07/25/13

Rebecca Gibb travels to Singapore for a chat with Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, the new editor-in-chief of The Wine Advocate