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Grapegrower challenges use of wine ordinance

Andy Beckstoffer fears wineries are finding loophole to source more out-of-county grapes

Former California state Sen. Patricia 'Pat' Wiggins dies at 73
Wiggins represented Napa County from 2006 until 2010 when she announced she would not run for re-election for health reasons
Options to Control Powdery Mildew Evaluated
Annual field day looks at efficacy of fungicide treatments
Drync, A Wine-Scanning App, Raises $900K To Help You Get Crunk
Whether it be a fine Night Train vintage or a delectable bag of Boone's, Drync allows you to scan the label of nearly any grand cru and bring up a detailed listing of the vintage, varietal, and brand.
Cracking the Case On Counterfeit Wines
W. Blake Gray drank in the advice on offer at an anti-counterfeiting seminar in Napa.
Warren G Partners with Bronco Wine Company and Brand Elite as the New Face of Allure Moscato (Press Release)
Legendary Hip Hop artist Warren G and Bronco Wine Company announced today a new promotional program for Allure Moscato, using Brand Elite, LLC, the Los Angeles company focused on entertainment and sports stars with active wine interests.
Saury, USA Appoints Brianne Day to North American Sales Team
Day comes to Saury with eight years of wine industry experience in vineyards, production, and winemaking. Her prior travels have taken her to New Zealand, Argentina, Burgundy, and back to her native Pacific Northwest.
"The Shazam for Wine" Lets You Buy Vino By Snapping Its Label
Drync has raised $900,000 from angel investors to expand fulfillment and marketing.
Winemaker Reinhardt Establishes 'Dream' Winery
The Finger Lakes' newest winery is a dream come true for winemaker Johannes Reinhardt.
Central Coast Pinot Noir crop looks big
The wine grape crop is looking good in the California coastal area between the Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County south to Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley.
SJV table grape deal off to promising start
The SJV table grape harvest is off to a promising start. The season is shaping up to be as least as big as last year.
Moonshining loses the bootlegger label
Moonshiners, once with a perpetual ear to the ground, are no longer running from the feds. In short, the bootlegger's son has gone legit.
Former Ste. Michelle boss keeps pushing forward
Allen Shoup came into the Washington wine industry at a fortunate time, and he believes he has benefited as much in the past 33 years as he has contributed.
When cellaring, it's better to be safe than sorry
When the label on a bottle recommends ''cellaring for three to five years'', does that mean three to five years from the release date of the wine, or from the vintage year? If it means the release date, how do I find out when that was?
Alsatian wines make mark in US market
Alsace has an advantage over other French wine regions in the United States market.
How to make it in the wine business
Sales of wine in the United States increased by 2% in 2012, hitting a new all-time high of $34.6 billion, according to wine industry consultant Jon Frederikson.
When It Comes to New York Wines, the Governor Likes Them All
As the leader of a diverse dining-and-drinking state, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo doesn't play favorites with the state's wide variety of wines, so much so that when he is asked what his favorite one is, he mentions practically all of them.
Virginia wine sales reach an all-time high
Virginia wineries sold over 511,000 cases of wine in FY13 versus almost 485,000, the previous record high, in FY12 according to newly available sales figures compiled by the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) and the Virginia Wine Marketing Office.
Texas wines are proving to be real national contenders
In a scene that wasn't possible even a decade ago, four Texas wineries with more than two dozen national and international awards between them demonstrated that Texas wines have matured into major national contenders.
Mild Weather Could Mean Banner Year For Indiana Wineries
Purdue University Professor of Horticulture Bruce Bordelon say this year's weather has been unusually consistent - sunny days followed by cool nights.
Canada: Export a wine to import a buzz?
Like a Canadian star who had to make it big elsewhere before their career took off in Canada, Ontario's wine industry needs to export more of its wines around the world, says a professor who has done a five-year marketing study on the wine industry.
Tesco shows off BWS makeover
Tesco has unveiled a new look for its beer, wine and spirits displays; redesigned to encourage customers to spend more time browsing.
The Okanagan in pictures
Deserts, lakes, the open highway and wine, All were in evidence during the drinks business' recent trip to beautiful British Columbia and the Okanagan Valley.
Top 10 alternative uses for cork
From horse racing to trains and even space exploration, we explore some of the uses for cork beyond the wine industry - and not a cork hat in sight
'Just-add-water' beer set for launch
A Canadian brewer is preparing to launch a beer concentrate, that will become a normal ale when you add water and carbonate.
Study tracks racial differences in alcohol consumption
A new study in the US has tracked the differences between black and white adolescent girls with regard to the types of alcohol consumed.
Foliar testing for assessing vineyard nutrition
Early veraison is the most accurate time of year for sampling grape petioles to determine vine nutrient status.
North America Drives Global Cognac Sales Rise
North America emerged as the category's fastest-growing market, increasing 9.7% to 53.4 million bottles.
Australia: Winery aims to improve NW tourism
PORT Sorell winery Ghost Rock's $1 million expansion dream took another step towards reality when plans were tabled at the Latrobe Council on Monday night.
UK pushes for lowering of wine abv
The UK government is turning to low alcohol wines in its latest bid to battle problem drinking by lobbying the EU for a reduction in wine's legal minimum abv.
Scientists discover new health-enhancing molecules in red wine
Scientists studying the chemical structure of red wine are hailing a new discovery which could provide more conclusive proof of the benefits of drinking wine in moderation.
Seventh Annual Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium Expands to Two Days: January 22-23, 2014 (Press Release)
The popular Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium, the industry's national summit on direct marketing and sales, will take place January 22-23, 2014 at the South San Francisco Conference Center, three miles north of San Francisco International Airport. The summit is presented by and a fundraiser for Free the Grapes! and Coalition for Free Trade.
Fire at Kenwood winery causes minor damage
Smoke and water caused some damage to the shop, located just off the tasting room of the winery near Highway 12, but there was little fire or heat damage.
Trinchero Family Estates Forms Alliance with Taken Wine Company
Two Napa Valley Millennial Wine Makers Continue Family Legacy
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