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Friday, August 29th

08/07/13

American Wine Consumer Coalition issues grades of "D" or worse to 22 states

08/07/13

Thieves nab art from Cougar Vineyard and Winery: Reward offered

08/07/13

The 2012 Kern County Crop Report was released at Tuesday's meeting of the Kern County Board of Supervisors, and it may be time to raise a glass of the finest vintage.

08/07/13

Winemaker CP Lin is understood to have left New Zealand's Mountford Estate after 16 years due to a dispute with the owners.

08/07/13

French wine production is forecast to rise 11 percent this year, less than predicted a month ago on poor flowering and berry development in regions including Bordeaux and Burgundy. The forecast for Champagne was raised.

08/07/13

The damage to vineyards in Bordeaux from a 10-minute hailstorm last Friday is now thought to be in the region of 20,000 hectares.

08/07/13

Gruppo Campari has bounced back from a weak start to 2013, describing its first half results as being "in line with expectations."

08/07/13

Research published today in the highly respected international journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B clearly demonstrates that at least five and as many as nine species of tropical fruit flies, including the infamous Medfly, are permanently established in California and inexorably spreading, despite more than 30 years of intervention and nearly 300 state-sponsored eradication programs aimed at the flies.

08/07/13

Two new wineries in Carroll are already forming, with one expected to begin making wine as soon as next fall.

08/07/13

The oppressive clout wielded by our provincial liquor boards claimed another victim in the Canadian wine industry at the recent premiers' meeting known as the Council of the Federation. At issue is a jurisdictional squabble that reaches beyond the issue of permitting the inter-provincial shipments of wine. The bigger picture is lost in the headlines.

08/07/13

The Coravin "wine access" system is going to change how wine is served and consumed in restaurants, wine tasting rooms and at home.

08/07/13

Well, in retrospect, why wouldn't the super-popular brand "___ For Dummies" make its own Wines for Dummies package? We've now discovered the easiest way to learn about wine: drinking a wine that's, well, you get it.

08/07/13

One Los Angeles restaurant seems to think so

08/07/13

The trial of Bo Xilai remains a mystery despite its high profile. Experts say, however, it will be swift and predictable.

08/07/13

The Frederick County liquor board approved a request to serve wine at the fair this year, but a final decision hasn't been made, said Becky Brashear, the fair's general manager.

08/07/13

The first of the blasts occurred in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) when a bike parked outside a wine store near the Cineplex Cinema on Sea View, exploded as a result of a small improvised device blowing up. At least one person received minor injuries as a result of the blast.

08/07/13

The Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain, renowned for its extensive wine collection and large number of half-bottles, will reopen with a launch party on 18 November following the completion of a £45 million restoration project.

08/07/13

The retailer earned $5.3 million, or 23 cents per diluted share, for the three-month period ended June 30. That compared with $4.8 million, or 21 cents per diluted share, for the same period a year earlier.

08/07/13

Cooperages 1912 is expanding the T.W. Boswell barrel collection to include three new barrels as part of a Cool Climates Series.

08/07/13

Vienna is no longer Europe's only wine region that doubles as a metropolis - London is now home to a number of vineyard start-ups.

08/07/13

For those doubting the power of Bordeaux in the Chinese market, db counts down the top 10 best-selling wines on Asian-based wine website Wangjiu.

08/07/13

This week's round-up of wines featured in Asian media reveals an "astoundingly well-made" red, a rosé described as "a refreshing summer tipple" and "a full bodied white with lots of richness."

08/07/13

A Filipino "wine" made from the sap of coconut palm flowers is hoping to capitalise on a growing thirst for coconut wine in Asia by launching in the Chinese market.

08/07/13

A range of Italian wines whose Fascist imagery sparked controversy a year ago has attracted further condemnation after reappearing on the country's shelves.

08/07/13

New figures released by the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) show the number of students for the academic year 2012/13 are at an all-time high.

08/07/13

For the past three summers, guests at the Baumberger Vineyard Winery in rural Dell Rapids got the "farm-kitchen-table" experience.

08/07/13

To economically survive these days, every wine grape vineyard and winery must continually evolve or else face a closed door by consumers looking for the latest and greatest products elsewhere.

08/07/13

According to research carried out by specialist wine bottler Cobevco, UK consumers prefer red wine over white, rosé and sparkling, and would rather drink it at home than at the pub or in a restaurant.

08/07/13

Mobile sales app developer Ai2 today announced that Martignetti Companies, a wine and spirits wholesale distributor covering all of New England, will deploy Ai2s ProSel® application for sales force automation on iPad.

08/07/13

Wine auctions by Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. rose 30 percent to $20 million in the first half of this year thanks in part to an improving economy.

08/07/13

Wine drinkers are particular. They believe fine reds and whites should be uncorked at the table and dispensed by a human hand. That belief - or display of snobbishness, as he calls it - is the greatest obstacle for Jean-François Bieler to overcome.