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Wednesday, October 22nd

07/31/13

Eighty years after the repeal of Prohibition in the US, vestiges of restrictive legislation remain. But the big spirits producers, led by Diageo, are fighting in the courts to have them deleted from state statute books

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Picking of sparkling wine grapes signals the start of what many deem an excellent year.

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Amanda Stewart will focus on enology and fermentation.

07/31/13

Jackson Family Wines officials mingled with about 90 invited guests at a "Willamette Valley Welcome Party" Monday at the Northwest Viticulture Center in West Salem.

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"We're getting very serious about doing something for 2014."

07/31/13

Velcorin microbial control agent offers unique benefits over alternatives such as hot filling, as it can significantly reduce PET and energy consumption through cold filling.

07/31/13

The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation and The Wente Foundation for Arts Education will present checks to the beneficiaries of the Livermore Valley Wine Auction on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa.

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In a letter, Keith Rogal tells supporters 'we need your help.'

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John Guffey and Sharon Weeks to Lead Production Team

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The former co-owner of Screaming Eagle, Charles Banks, is increasing wine tourism in California's Santa Barbara County with the opening of a new restaurant and boutique hotel in the Central Coast town of Los Olivos.

07/31/13

Hail reduces yields in top Champagne sites as well as Bordeaux's Right Bank

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Passers-by may not have realised but leading wine and spirits brands were going head to head yesterday at Jamie Hutchinson's The Sampler South Kensignton venue for the judging of the 2013 Harpers Design Awards.

07/31/13

Tablet-Based, Digital Book Gives Distributors Tool For Better Sales Presentations, Order Taking, Order Transmissions

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Cava producer Codorníu has announced the addition of two themed bottles to its limited-edition range.

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McKinley Vintners has announced a series of management changes, with Jim Furze appointed managing director, Peter McKinley chairman and Guy Nightingale sales director.

07/31/13

Instinct Wines, a California-based ultra-premium wine brand, has retained ML Capital Group of Arizona for the development of its new premium wine brand business and retail marketing program.

07/31/13

Tesco, a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, has partnered with chef Jamie Oliver to offer three Italian wines from the Jamie's Italian restaurant group.

07/31/13

Moet Hennessy, the wines & spirits business group of French multinational luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has reported revenues of €1,808m in the first half of 2013, a 5 percent organic growth, compared to revenues of €1,759m for the same period in 2012.

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Finger Lakes tourism, fueled in large measure by a thriving wine industry, poured nearly $3 billion into the state's economy in 2012, according to Empire State Development, the state's chief economic development agency.

07/31/13

Lavish weddings, fancy holidays and lunchtime wine on the public dime were among transgressions detailed Tuesday that led China's ruling Communist Party to discipline 2,290 officials so far this year in a frugality campaign aimed at addressing public anger.

07/31/13

Choose wine with a cork, and you help preserve a unique ecosystem, habitat for endangered endemics like Iberian lynx--of which only 150 remain--and imperial Iberian eagles.

07/31/13

There's no such thing as "normal" weather in California wine country, and vineyard operators say this year that truism could mean good news for wine lovers.

07/31/13

Ornellaia is confirming its place among the biggest names in wine sales as it celebrates 25 years of production.

07/31/13

Similar to beer kegs, wine kegs have been around for years, but drooling stupidity by many state lawmakers historically has restricted or forbidden their use.

07/31/13

The local enology enterprise is so long-lived and interesting that Southern Oregon University's Hannon Library is archiving historic documents - photos, wine labels and reports - donated by local grape growers and wine producers. These will be preserved, organized and made accessible online.

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On Tuesday in Union County, Comer was able to see roughly six acres of grapes, a portion of which will be used to make wines under the label of White Buck Vineyards.

07/31/13

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has selected six people to a new board that will help promote the state's wine industry. The grape and wine advisory committee will decide on grants for research and advertising. A bill in the 2013 Legislature set aside $80,000 to support the industry.

07/31/13

Star-powered culinary demonstrations and wine tastings, hands-on workshops, and spectacular dining experiences showcase Napa Valley's agrarian and artisanal side.

07/31/13

Wine companies have been very creative and sometimes over-the-top branders, as evidenced by the abundance of strange names we encounter, from Fat Bastard, Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush, Bitch, Oops, Frog's Piss, Mad Housewife, Cardinal Zin, and even Gago (relevant to our Filipino language only) etc..

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Traditional fermenting has taken a back seat for a more natural method.

07/31/13

Ontario's restaurant owners want the province's liquor agency to give them the same deep discounts it gives to diplomats. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario last month started giving foreign embassies and consulates a 49 percent discount on beer, wine and liquor prices.

07/31/13

There are plenty of ways to open a nice bottle of wine, but they all involve the avoidable decision to finish the bottle (or risk the weird-tasting leftovers). We can do better than this, people. A new opener from Coravin aimed at connoisseurs lets you drink one glass at a time, by performing what amounts to a surgical procedure on your bottle.

07/31/13

Napa Valley Wine Train announced a new BART connection between Bay Area counties and the Napa Valley.

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Diageo remains confident about China despite a slowdown in growth in the world's second-biggest economy as the spirits group reported 18 percent growth in operating profit in emerging markets.

07/31/13

With Moldova's stalwart vineyards like Purcari, Cricova and Milestii Mici finally shaking off the shell shock of the post-USSR collapse of their distribution system, and the recent legalization of small-volume wine production, the region's wine-making booster rockets are igniting.