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Thursday, September 18th

08/22/13

Louis Jadot's purchase of Resonance Vineyard follows Jackson's acquisition of Soléna Estate.

08/22/13

Based in Norwich, England, NakedWines.com's business model allows customers to sponsor independent winemakers in return for about 25 percent to 50 percent off a wine's retail price and exclusive promotions.

08/22/13

Revenue for the year came in below the company's July earnings guidance at $209.2 million, a fall of half a per cent from $210.2 million in the previous year, as a $7 million non-cash, unrealised loss of foreign exchange options weighed.

08/22/13

More than $33 million of wine will be lost, said CEO David Dearie. That total will include 500,000 to 600,000 cases of white wine that didn't move off the shelves as fast as company executives hoped.

08/22/13

"This year we're doing harvest two weeks early because of the weather."

08/22/13

On Sept. 19 starting at 5:30 p.m., local historian Rue Ziegler will reflect on the first 45 years of the groundbreaking legislation known locally as the Ag Preserve. Her address will be at the Goodman Library, 1219 First St. in Napa.

08/22/13

For the past year, Nick Lazaris has been preaching about the Coravin 1000 Wine Access Technology to winemakers and investors, including those in the Napa Valley. He said the new device, which was recently released and launched at Yountville's Bardessono Hotel, will transform the way people enjoy fine wine.

08/22/13

A hot weekend accelerated ripening, confirming initial predictions of an early harvest, at least on the valley floor. Lee Hudson of Hudson Vineyards in Carneros says this is the earliest harvest he's seen in his 30 years of experience.

08/22/13

Sarah Finney, who has 30 years of experience in the skin care business and has worked in the Napa Valley since 1996, is the newest member of the Heaven and Earth team. And more....

08/22/13

Death on the farm is often just one accident away.

08/22/13

Chardonnay is America's favorite wine, and it's No. 1 in Washington, one of the state's "big four" wine varieties.

08/22/13

Négociant buys 32-acre Resonance Vineyard; Veteran Jacques Lardière will make wines

08/22/13

Vintage Wine Estates, backed by Leslie Rudd, plans to boost production; art collection not included in sale .

08/22/13

There's a variety of wine apps already out there that do many of these same things, but none manages to cover quite as much ground as Delectable does.

08/22/13

It looks like American Airlines' flight attendants have added a new skill to their repertoire: wine pairing.

08/22/13

Santa Rosa wine company Vintage Wine Estates bought Clos Pegase Winery on Tuesday, adding the Calistoga property known for art and hospitality to its expanding collection of wineries.

08/22/13

Rafael Rios went from a child working in the fields of Napa to having his own wine label.

08/22/13

Company earns third straight Inc. 500/5000 placement, wines featured as "Impact Hot Prospect Brands" and Wine Enthusiast "Best Buys"

08/22/13

Net income fell to A$42 million ($38 million) in the year ended June from A$89.9 million in the previous 12 months, the Melbourne-based company said today in a statement. That exceeded the A$26 million average of four analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

08/22/13

Steve Lohr, son of J. Lohr Winery founder Jerry Lohr, has been named CEO and chairman of the San Jose-based wine company.

08/22/13

Though final decisions are more than a year away, Santa Barbara's wine country got its first peek at new rules for building wineries and tasting rooms, as the County of Santa Barbara's planning department unveiled proposed changes to the existing ordinance.

08/22/13

Mitchell Katz, owner of Mitchell Katz Winery in Livermore, took the stand yesterday in federal court.

08/22/13

Winemakers and bottlers are playing it too safe with sulphur dioxide in aromatic whites, according to the August edition of db.

08/22/13

Erwan Faiveley, the seventh generation of his family to head Burgundy's Domaine Faiveley, on the importance of clay for making great Chardonnay and why we should keep an eye on Germany.

08/22/13

Spain's Canary Islands have begun an expected bumper wine grape harvest for 2013, luring some workers from the unemployment queues to the vineyard.

08/22/13

Supporters packed council chambers on Monday evening as Jeff Downie, the owner of the Old Firehouse Wine Bar, asked the City of Duncan to back his bid for changes to his liquor licence.

08/22/13

The Elypsis Winery suite of software to manage the making and selling of wine is back under Napa Valley ownership, less than a year after the quarter-century-old company that created it merged with a Danish software developer.

08/22/13

Canada's 500 wineries pay $1.2 billion annually in provincial and federal government taxes and liquor board mark-up, so to state that these mainly small, family-owned rural businesses are looking for a "free ride," goes beyond outrageous.

08/22/13

An iPhone application for remembering wines you've tasted and discovering new vintages...

08/22/13

Despite the inventory reduction, TWE has had its bright spots in the U.S. of late

08/22/13

For now, a legislative committee is studying the proposal. It'll meet a few more times before voting on a recommendation.

08/22/13

Washington winegrape growers are set to begin harvest of their 2013 crop next week in earliest ripening vineyards.

08/22/13

Terry Theise has shaken up the American wine scene since he introduced the market to fine German riesling in the mid-1980s - followed by grower Champagne and Austrian wines.