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Thursday, October 30th

09/12/13

Scientists have discovered where plants build tannins. The source is the tannosome, a newly discovered organelle found in most land plants

09/12/13

Vineyard Team Proposes Irrigation Targets/Monitoring Program in Paso Robles Basin

09/12/13

Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw and rising R&B/soul recording star Allen Stone perform

09/12/13

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign the bill, which had widespread support from environmental groups, though some withdrew their endorsement at the last minute.

09/12/13

Northern California's Best Winemakers, among many others, help to raise much needed funds!

09/12/13

Some community colleges see dip in number of viticulture and enology students, while four-year programs remain steady.

09/12/13

The wine grape harvest has begun at many of Oregon's 463 wineries and 849 vineyards as the state's industry looks forward to one of its earliest and most promising harvests in years, according to the Oregon Wine Board.

09/12/13

Errazuriz, Cono Sur, Concha y Toro and Montes all have traditional method sparklers in production set to fill a price gap between cava and Champagne.

09/12/13

Pioneering Chilean producer Aurelio Montes believes the country can now compete on the world stage with the best fine wines from France.

09/12/13

Decanter contributors Margaret Rand and Jon Wyand are among this year's prestigious Roederer award winners.

09/12/13

Big retailers have long complained about showrooming, when shoppers browse the aisles, find the product they want, and then order it online for less. Now the bane of Best Buy and Target's existence may be coming to your corner liquor store.

09/12/13

Concerning Kurniawan's case, Éric Rousseau has received FBI agents on his domain in Burgundy. This famous wine maker denounces the excesses of counterfeiting. By Denis Saverot and Fabien Humbert.

09/12/13

Designer Olivia Villaluz, whose work includes the Sunset Marquis (West Hollywood) and The Crescent Hotel (Beverly Hills) adds modern, breezy aesthetic to new tasting room experience .

09/12/13

John Tudal is full of stories - from 41 years ago, when his parents bought 10 acres of land north of St. Helena, and from this summer, when he and his wife moved from the East Bay to their family's property, which he said they should've done 10 years ago.

09/12/13

The harvest of Napa Valley reds has begun in some appellations, with last week's heat wave hastening the ripening process.

09/12/13

Champagne house Lanson-BCC has reported a tough first half of 2013, hit by higher costs and weak demand in the second quarter.

09/12/13

New Zealand wine producer Cloudy Bay is trying to prevent the 12-fold expansion of a nearby brewery on environmental grounds.

09/12/13

Rather than downing bottles, California vineyards will now focus strictly on filling bottles if the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has anything to do with it.

09/12/13

Comedian Suzi Barrett is guzzling the Golden State hate-orade again in the third installment of her "I Hate California" series. This week's target? California's beautiful wine country.

09/12/13

Last week's rain and this week's heat is a good combination for Oregon's winegrape harvest - as long as the heat doesn't stay too long.

09/12/13

But the wine region of Mexico's Baja Peninsula is changing dramatically, receiving many high scores from the American wine press, and a new breed of winemaker there is dedicated to producing premium wine.

09/12/13

Trade groups representing Napa Valley and European wine producers are pressing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to reject proposed .wine and .vin top-level domains (TLDs), at least until ICANN incorporates added safeguards for geographic and origin names at the second level.

09/12/13

Eight tricks for enjoying a wine tasting.

09/12/13

Councilmembers said they want the ordinance to be more specific about issues like noise, the types of allowable events, and the definition of a "small winery."

09/12/13

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan may not be a destination for wine tasting like the fabled Leelanau Peninsula. However, the U.P. does have a lot to offer, whether it's outdoor recreation, fall color tours or craft beer.

09/12/13

"It was a classic Sparkling harvest," said Lawrence Buhler, Colio's Winemaker. "The initial pressed grapes are exhibiting a nice bright acidity and great flavour." Buhler felt the Pinot Noir definitely hit the mark for an ideal Sparkling Wine.

09/12/13

Henderson spent 40 years at Brown-Forman and earned Whisky Advocate's Lifetime Achievement Award.

09/12/13

I, Doug Hill, and my vineyard management company, Oak Knoll Farming, are not in any way connected to Jeff Hill.

09/12/13

"I'm delighted by the tremendous resources that Accolade brings to our winemaking. Their commitment to Geyser Peak is creating exciting opportunities to craft a diverse and expressive portfolio of wines that best represent our region and brand legacy."

09/12/13

The USDA announced a rule change allowing Hawaiian imports into the domestic U.S.