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Thursday, October 30th

10/02/13

After seven years, 11 districts await final approval.

10/02/13

After more than a decade of attempts, the grape growers and wineries that farm on the mountain's slopes have been approved.

10/02/13

Winegrower, inventor, San Joaquin Valley farmer, Monterey vineyard installer and lifelong entrepreneur, Jerry McFarland, passed away on Sept. 2, 2013.

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Doug Bell chats about current trends in eco-friendly wine-and what America needs to catch up on

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Napa County planners will consider a proposal Wednesday to build a winery complex south of Calistoga that could be home to as many as 14 producers making up to 300,000 gallons per year.

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Millennials are a notoriously flighty, flaky bunch, so it comes as some surprise that they are leading wine industry growth -- a market plagued by old guard attitude and pretension. But the habits of Generation Y are more in line with the experience of wine than any generation ever before.

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The workshop will cover a number of topics in the arena of wine and must analysis, essential components of winemaking and winery operations: including pH; analytical methodology; laboratory techniques and how one does calculations leading from lab data to results.

10/02/13

Skinnygirl Prosecco, Skinnygirl Chardonnay, Skinnygirl Pinot Grigio and Skinnygirl Cabernet Sauvignon are now part of the collection.

10/02/13

After a vigorous review process, Sonoma Wine Company's Graton, CA facility has attained the prestigious ISO 9001 certification.

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Cassandras and Pollyannas abound when making predictions about agriculture. The trick is deciding who is right. Risk. Risk. Risk.

10/02/13

How did something so simple get so complicated?

10/02/13

Researchers have shed some light on why people tend to pour - let's be honest - more wine than they think they are, and under what circumstances.

10/02/13

Far from the formal trappings of traditional French dining, these convivial bars à vins offer a new way to learn about - and enjoy - wine: through eating and drinking. And, since many do not take reservations, they are a viable way to sample the city's newest tables without planning weeks or months in advance.

10/02/13

Former Gov. Gerald L. Baliles, who launched the first October Virginia Wine Month, joined Gov. Bob McDonnell and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd P. Haymore on Monday evening at the Library of Virginia in Richmond to mark the occasion.

10/02/13

Opportunities to buy French houses with wine-making facilities are ripe for the picking, says Caroline McGhie.

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The survey of 1,151 residents found that support for a comprehensive privatization plan that would eliminate state control of both the wholesale and retails sales of alcohol cut across political parties, gender, age and geographic region.

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Oregon's wine grape season started warm and dry but is ending wet, threatening a soggy harvest and raising questions about the quality and quantity of this year's vintages.

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Mermaid Winery, the Norfolk wine bar that calls itself Virginia's only "urban" winery, plans to release its first house-made vintage Friday.

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Under the plan, the St. Lawrence County Wine Trail would start near Black Lake's Bella Brooke Winery in Morristown, extending to Lisbon's River Myst Winery and then to High Peaks Winery in Winthrop.

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Nine wineries make modern use of the ancient Nabatean grape-growing terraces in Israel's Negev Desert, a perfect climate for the craft.

10/02/13

Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signed into law a measure expanding and renaming the Niagara Wine Trail system, which supporters say will allow for continued growth and tourism.

10/02/13

Hong Kong people are likely to spend more than HK$5,000 annually on wine, according to a new survey by the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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Mud House winemaker Nadine Worley has told how an ever-improving understanding of factors such as barrel maturation and clonal selection is helping New Zealand wines to show greater complexity.

10/02/13

As wealth grows in Asia, there's more money for the finer things in life, including wine.

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Australians drank, sprayed and toasted their way through more than 5.4 million bottles of champagne in 2012, cementing the nation's position as the seventh biggest market in the world for French bubbly with sales of more expensive vintage champagne brands now at record levels.

10/02/13

Ballot questions in Fountain Inn and Travelers Rest reflect how the fight over Sunday alcohol sales has played out since voters shot down a 1999 referendum that would have allowed liquor by the drink across Greenville County.

10/02/13

Tom Moher believes it's a matter of time before every province legalizes private-store wine, beer and spirit sales.

10/02/13

Association suggests changes to bring B.C. in line with other provinces

10/02/13

One of the most highly respected elder statesmen of Sherry, Mauricio Gonzalez-Gordon y Diez, Marques of Bonanza, has died aged 89 in Jerez.

10/02/13

With 150,000 "angels" across the world, the Norwich, England-based company has a turnover of more than £40 million and ships over 10 million bottles of wine a year.

10/02/13

Brewers that are waiting for approval on labels for new products won't get the go-ahead during the government shutdown.

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... there's a new guard of up-and-coming winemakers equally obsessed with Rhône varietals and cobbled soils

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Despite the policy having the support of the prime minister, in July it was left out of the government's plans to combat problem drinking.

10/02/13

20 varietals, 11 AVAs, and 25 bottles under $30! We asked Portland wine experts to pick their favorite bottles of the year-and the results are delicious.

10/02/13

Once funding has been restored, and the government shutdown is over, we will work to restore regular service as soon as possible.