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09/23/13

The Melbourne-based group said it was committed to keeping its Americas business, despite conceding the division had struggled to deliver acceptable returns for 13 years

09/23/13

The small 2011 vintage was really difficult for those selling fine wine. Allocations were more the norm for their retail accounts because there just wasn't enough wine produced. Increasing bottle prices - even in an allocated environment has been like pushing a wet string up hill.

09/23/13

California region's serious overdraft on groundwater dividing community.

09/23/13

Groundwater supplies at least a third of the state's water. But it's being depleted at a rapid pace, despite efforts to recharge it.

09/23/13

With harvest just starting the timing is perfect. The board can be enhanced later to allow postings of other items for sale. It's a new benefit for FWC members.

09/23/13

Sonoma County grape growers said Sunday's sunny and breezy weather should alleviate any major problems related to Saturday's unexpected downpour.

09/23/13

After three years of lighter crops, this year's wine grapes at Klipsun Vineyards are delivering substantial clusters with spectacular flavor, said co-owner Patricia Gelles.

09/23/13

Internet daters love the single-beverage bar. But can wine columnist Lettie Teague get behind the craze?

09/23/13

to address anti-trust authorities' objections to its planned $1.7 billion acquisition of an American unit from France's Saint-Gobain

09/23/13

The number of craft brewers in the U.S. is soaring, and some are wondering how many more the market can sustain.

09/23/13

Schumer says the change would provide a lucrative source of income for small apple-growing operations. He says they face a difficult crop to grow and fickle weather.

09/23/13

Pennsylvania lawmakers return to work Monday after a nearly three-month break. This is one of five stories on the business they left undone in the spring, and what's likely to be on their agenda this fall

09/23/13

Winemakers in Southern Oregon are celebrating one of their earliest harvests in years with harvest parties and grape stomps.

09/23/13

Light rain forced cancellation of two opening acts at the Cohn Winery, where nearly 3,000 people sat on blankets lining the side of a hill above the stage

09/23/13

... "we'd like to specifically recognize outgoing Agricultural Commissioner Dave Whitmer, Planning Director Hillary Gitelman and Health and Human Services Director Randy Snowden."

09/23/13

Two views of Crete. Above, looking out to the Aegean in the north, is the region of Peza. Below, a little further inland, is a view of Archanes. These are two of the main PDOs on Crete along with Sitia and Dafnes

09/23/13

Since Mina owns 18 restaurants across the country, the idea is to offer members bottles from the wine lists of Mina's restaurants, thereby giving members access to hard-to-find wines from small producers around the world

09/23/13

As the economy continued to stabilize in 2012, wine consumption increased for the 19th straight year, according to The Beverage Information Group's recently released 2013 Wine Handbook

09/23/13

The scientists, led by Jeff Mount, formerly with the University of California, Davis, were hired by the groups American Rivers and the Nature Conservancy. Financial support was provided by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

09/23/13

For decades, South Africa has been the promising but slightly troubled cousin of the wine world. However, a new generation of vintners are creating distinctive, and some say world-beating, wines

09/23/13

Grape pickers will head out into the vineyards of Champagne on September 24 to begin the 2013 harvest - almost two weeks later than usual

09/23/13

Once hailed around the world for its so-called "critter labels" - cheap but decent quality wines featuring colourful kangaroo and koala adorned labels - Australia has been slow to grasp a move by consumers toward higher-end tipples