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A Hong Kong-based group has purchased the Cleavage Creek wine brand as well as its shuttered 6,700-case-a-year winery and vines in Pope Valley east of Napa with plans to export that brand and other forthcoming California labels to China.

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The Concannon and Wente Connection

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Why we think its going to be a good end to 2013...

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Colorado, New Mexico and Texas face short crops; other states 'normal'

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For three decades, the firefighters of the Dry Creek-Lokoya Volunteer Fire Department have relied on the annual Home Winemakers Classic fundraiser to pay for upkeep on their firehouse.

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The best customer for Rioja wines was the United Kingdom, purchasing 14.8 million liters, 4.58 percent more than the year before; followed by Germany, with 8.6 million liters, or 0.56 percent less than in 2012; and the United States, with slightly more than 5 million liters.

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Elen McCoy: "The ingenious $299 device went on public sale two weeks ago. Though most new wine gadgets bring out my inner skeptic, this one will revolutionize how we drink wine at restaurants -- and at home."

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In 1973, brothers and fifth generation California brothers, Bob and Steve Miller, established two vineyards: Bien Nacido Vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley appellation of Santa Barbara County, and French Camp Vineyards, in the Paso Robles County appellation.

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The Sausalito man now in prison at Terminal Island for setting fire to a Mare Island wine storage facility in 2005 was the subject of a recent episode of a CNBC show called American Greed.

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The company produced revenues of $3,609,259 and $2,851,146 in second quarters of 2013 and 2012, respectively, an increase of $758,113 or 26.6 percent.

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Ignacio Jr, Ignacio III and Eric Gallegos elevate a legacy of farming grapes in Napa Valley since 1950 with inspiration to create wine from select grapes of prestigious vineyard clients.

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Vineyard owners and managers in Napa steward some precious natural resources: Our air, water, wildlife habitats, and scenic beauty are all integral to our farm plans and our sustainability.

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Even with the lack of agreement on the specifics of minerality there is no doubt of its existence in the minds and memories of many as we relate the awareness of it with other more (or less) familiar sensations.

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The French investors continue: Mumm Napa; Domaine Chandon; Domaine Carneros; St.Supery; Opus One; and, now, Araujo Vineyards are all owned in whole or in partly French companies.

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On a single day in 1982, Kathleen Inman's future lined up like a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event.

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Two thieves have been found guilty of stealing over £1,300 worth of Champagne from Co-op stores across West Wales.

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Guinness has opened "The Tasting Rooms" as the latest development in a three year, €10million investment programme at the brand's St James's Gate Brewery in Dublin.

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Grapes destined for dry white wine were most affected by last week's storm in Bordeaux, which will have a knock-on-effect of the pricing of the 2013 vintage.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest attempt to draw attention to the upstate tourism industry will take him to Finger Lakes wine country on Tuesday.

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Duckhorn will not be taking over the Rack & Riddle custom crush business, and intends to eventually use the space to make wine for its own brands.

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It is unclear whether there would be enough demand for mail-order beer to make it worth doing

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Guess Who Isn't Happy?

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Speaking to the drinks business, Adolfo Hurtado, chief winemaker at Cono Sur, said: "I'm really confident about Chilean Chardonnay. No other New World country has the unique growing conditions for Chardonnay that we boast.

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An expensive cellar renovation is the new must-have in Bordeaux.

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Black Box Intelligence analyzes the results of the latest Restaurant Industry Snapshot

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Jon Bonné, "As recently as the mid-1970s, whites still dominated..."

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The dispute involves vampire-related brands for wine. TI said in its pleadings that "for many years'" it has marketed wines under the names "Vampire," "Dracula," Chateau Du Vampire,'' and "Vampire Vineyards," It sells another wine called "Dracula's Blood."