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Tuesday, September 30th

08/02/13

As the morning light broke over Napa's Silverado Trail, a crew of vineyard workers began the early harvest of pinot noir grapes for sparkling wine on Thursday.

08/02/13

Napa Valley growers pick fruit for sparkling, rosé wine programs

08/02/13

Special delivery from the post office - beer, wine and spirits, if Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has his way.

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Winemakers in the heart of Oregon wine country are preparing for a smaller-than-usual crop, though they are pleased with the quality and progress of what they have.

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Americans who drink alcohol are about equally likely to say they drink beer (36 percent) or wine (35 percent) most often.

08/02/13

God Bless America. That could have been the theme tune accompanying the announcement of Diageo's annual results for the year to the end of June.

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When Ted Baseler, president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, first visited Stag's Leap Wine Cellars long ago, he was struck by the small visitors' center. "I thought, 'This is quaint,'" he recalls.

08/02/13

For a guy who has been part of the Washington wine scene for just a half-decade, David Volmut already is becoming a big deal.

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Italian and Spanish sparkling wines fuel excitement, achieving volume and sales gains

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Plus, Rudy K's trial postponed, and wine from the foul-smelling durian fruit.

08/02/13

The Coravin, invented by a medical device specialist, makes it easy to drink just one glass.

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Napa County planning staff attributed the excess visitation and marketing events as a byproduct of the economic success of smaller wineries. The seven violators' annual production ranges from 5,000 to 60,000 gallons.

08/02/13

Conventional growers spends more because of organic neighbor. Regulations protect organic grower, but penalize conventional grower.

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Last weekend's severe hailstorms caused such extensive damage that several parts of the Champagne region lost up to half the potential 2013 crop, according to an official report issued yesterday.

08/02/13

A new wine gadget, developed by US manufacturer Coravin, has been released allowing wine lovers to 'access any wine, any time, in any quantity' without ever removing the cork.

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Spanish reds have a "wonderful opportunity" in China, according to Alun Griffiths MW, new international director for Beijing's VATS Liquor.

08/02/13

Will Lyons recommends a "superb" wine with a "spicy acidity and savoury finish" while Katie Kelly Bell picks out "one of the best values in white wine on the market."

08/02/13

UK distributor Bottle Green has made its first step outside the wine category by forming a partnership with pre-mix brand Nuba Cocktails.

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A single vintage approach is helping small Cognac producers to stand out from the might of the "big four": Courvoisier, Rémy Martin, Martell and Hennessy.

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Welsh whisky producer Penderyn is collaborating with specialists at Cardiff University for a study of the well which provides water for the company's whisky.

08/02/13

A Two-Day Celebration of American Rhone Wines Set For September 11-12, 2013 at City Winery

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History buffs, "American Picker" fans, shoppers and Great River Road wanderers can now sample locally made, award-winning wine in historic downtown LeClaire, Iowa

08/02/13

Trinchero Family Estates today announced the anticipated national launch of Fancy Pants wines. During a test launch with a national leading retailer, the Fancy Pants brand quickly took off, becoming one of the top five new brand launches of the last 12 months according to Nielsen data**.

08/02/13

Ménage à Trois wines announce its collaboration with the STARZ Original Series, "The White Queen." Based on Philippa Gregory's bestselling novel series and starring Max Irons and Rebecca Ferguson, "The White Queen" is a story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder.

08/02/13

Tribute to Six Generations of Wine Growing

08/02/13

Perfect China bought the cellar of the Val de Vie estate, located between the towns of Paarl and Franschhoek, near Cape Town, it said in an e-mailed statement yesterday.

08/02/13

English sparkling wine is a dry, delicate delight. The mistake is expecting it to taste like Champagne.

08/02/13

A state court on Tuesday sided with a San Diego County ordinance that is bringing a bumper crop of boutique wineries to the backcountry.

08/02/13

In a few remote corners of China, two of France's top winemakers have more on their minds than a trade row with their most promising export market.

08/02/13

New Zealand producer Cable Bay Vineyards has added 28 hectares to its portfolio with the purchase of two sites in the lower Awatere Valley region of Marlborough.

08/02/13

Pernod Ricard is spearheading its 2013 Christmas campaign with a raft of new products, including a vodka launch already successful in the United States, a lower-alcohol variety for its flagship wine brand, Brancott Estate, and mainstream brandy, Domecq 1820.

08/02/13

An in-depth national study conducted by three prominent university researchers has found that wine sales in retail food stores are not linked to increased community safety issues such as traffic fatalities.

08/02/13

The Wine Industry Symposium Group announced that the 22nd Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium will be on Sept. 23-24 at the Napa Valley Marriott. The theme is "The Global Environment for Wine."

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Wine Market Council, the nonprofit association of grape growers, wine producers, importers, wholesalers and other affiliated wine businesses will begin an in-depth survey of its members U.S. wine clubs this September. The survey will provide data on the overall state of wine clubs, specific data on wine club and comparison to others across the country.

08/02/13

Vinitaly International, the ambassador for Italian wine, turns to a new dynamic Chinese social platform, WeChat, in its effort to promote Italian wine producers in an increasingly expanding and complicated Chinese market.

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Three Assistant Winemakers from Europe will be working during the 2013 harvest at Cellar 433's Dragoon Mountain Vineyard, near Willcox, Arizona.