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Thursday, December 18th

08/28/13

Scientists at approximately 15 universities that focus on viticulture-based research came together to organize and develop a standardized viticulture protocol to evaluate the performance of both existing and emerging wine grape varieties across the upper Midwest and the East

08/28/13

While smoke from the Rim Fire hangs thick in the air over the foothills, winemakers across Calaveras County may be wondering whether smoke may permeate the fruit and potentially influence the flavor of this year's wines.

08/28/13

News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch is closing Tuesday on the purchase of an estate and winery called Moraga Vineyards in Los Angeles' Bel Air neighborhood for $28.8 million, according to listing agent Jim Kline.

08/28/13

Viansa Winery, the hilltop estate founded by the Sebastiani family that struggled under a series of ownership changes, is up for sale again.

08/28/13

Leading Chinese wine producer Changyu has unveiled a new €70m winery in Ningxia province - and named it after the company's Austrian winemaking consultant.

08/28/13

675 Napa Valley Wine Aficionados Kicked-off Harvest Season at Trinchero Family Estates

08/28/13

The live auction will be at Chateau St. Jean winery in Kenwood. Here's a peek at the auction lots expected to be the most hotly contested

08/28/13

Phil Coturri, owner of Sonoma's Enterprise Vineyards, is the honorary winegrower chair; the Gallo family with its E & J Gallo Winery arm in Healdsburg is the honorary vintner chair; and Sondra Bernstein, owner of Sonoma's Girl & the Fig, is the honorary culinary chair

08/28/13

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announced it has obtained certification mark protection for the Napa Valley name in the country of Norway, another milestone for the trade association in its efforts to protect consumers from deceptive wine labeling practices.

08/28/13

Thach is the Korbel Professor of Wine Business at Sonoma State University.

08/28/13

State's first wine growing region celebrates harvest

08/28/13

Festival offers award-winning vintners, White House and local celeb chefs, and a Julia Child Champagne Tribute this year.

08/28/13

The festivities will start with an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 4, following a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Manson Chamber of Commerce at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7 feature a mini-seminar, "Vermouth vs. Port" at 2 p.m. each day."

08/28/13

Exports of New Zealand wine hit record revenue levels over the past year, but volumes were down thanks to the small 2012 grape harvest, according to a new report.

08/28/13

The New York State Liquor Authority has ordered prominent New Jersey wine retailer Wine Library to stop selling wine to customers in New York state.

08/28/13

While small online wine retailers struggle to survive, the big names surge ahead with new ideas to keep their web customers satisfied.

08/28/13

A Tempe company is bottling up some goodwill, as it recycles used wine bottles, then sells them to raise money for Phoenix Children's Hospital.

08/28/13

Gary Vaynerchuk, the owner of the Wine Library, created an entrepreneurial empire with his national wine outlet and creation of his popular webcast series, Wine Library TV.

08/28/13

Not so. According to Silicon Valley Bank's Rob McMillan (an informative guy to follow if you like to stay up to speed on wine industry trends), this is not true. He calls it the "Millennial Myth."

08/28/13

Round Two of Santa Barbara County's winery ordinance workshops begins Thursday in Los Olivos with Long Range Planning staff looking for public comments on conceptual changes to the existing ordinance.

08/28/13

The growth impacts the wine industry at every level creating work for machinery fabricators, wine distributors and advancing knowledge and technique for other wineries that increase business for other wine-related businesses.

08/28/13

Also the northern hemisphere's harvest was poor this year. It had rained all summer in Europe, which affected the harvest.

08/28/13

An improving supply chain could help South African wine industry and raise the country's economic competitiveness, according to a study released on Tuesday.

08/28/13

One would think that if the Gibson and Hill were really concerned about the water problem they would have ordered an empirical study of the problem an economic impact study of the ordinance and propose both short and long-term solutions.

08/28/13

More BC Liquor Stores will soon carry refrigerated beer and wine. The pilot project is part of Victoria's ongoing review of provincial liquor laws and will bring walk-in coolers to seven government retailers this fall.

08/28/13

The Sonoma County Harvest Fair named UC Davis Grad Tyler Klick as its 2013 Outstanding Young Farmer

08/28/13

Britain's fruit trees are making up for a miserable early summer with an abundant harvest of berries, apples and tomatoes

08/28/13

Sarah Wong recommends an "elegant and well-balanced" Champagne, while the Wine Times lists a wine that is "excellent" with Chinese food.

08/28/13

Bouchard Père et Fils head winemaker Philippe Prost on what makes Chardonnay great and inspirational expressions of the grape.

08/28/13

Calling all Beijing oenophiles: on September 14, wine importer and distributor Torres China will be hosting its annual "Taste of the Nations" event at the luxe Swissotel Beijing in Chaoyang.

08/28/13

Foley Family Wines founder Bill Foley has acquired a stake in Epic Wines, a Capitola-based wholesaler that imports and distributes wines in California, for an undisclosed amount.

08/28/13

As an accredited Bordeaux tutor, Médoc ambassador, claret drinker, Bordeaux Blanc lover, sweetie fanatic and occasional primeur buyer, I'd really quite like the Bordeaux bashing bandwagon to come to an end.

08/28/13

Bay Area startups are developing new websites and apps to help connect wine drinkers with little-known wines

08/28/13

The rapid growth the craft brewing industry has experienced since the end of the Great Recession could slow to less than half its current pace over the next five years.