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Napa Harvest report: Cool weather slows ripening
Last weekend's rain ushered the 2013 harvest into its final phase, with growers rushing to harvest the last of their white grapes.
County planners reject Flynnville winery project
Calling it an "industrialization of the Ag Preserve," Napa County planning commissioners on Wednesday bluntly rejected a proposed project to build an 82,000-square-foot winery near Calistoga with 300,000 gallons of production annually.
Constellation Brands Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results
Completes acquisition of Grupo Modelo's U.S. beer business; drives significant increase in second quarter sales and earnings.
Caymus Vineyards Matriarch Lorna Belle Glos Wagner Dies at 97
With a long family history in wine, she co-founded her family's famous Napa winery.
Antonio Galloni Announces Launch of Vinous Mobile Site (Press Release)
"Vinous represents a different approach to exploring wine. Today's consumers are interested in far more than facts and figures, they're looking for context, stories and in-depth commentary, all in real-time."
Wine aging experiment to resume off Charleston
A California winery's experiment with aging wine in the ocean off the Southeast coast resumes next month.
BC: Wine business economic impact estimated at $87 million
It's no secret that the wine industry is big business in the Okanagan, but a recent report demonstrates just how big an economic driver the industry has become.
Symposium to Cover Southeast Workforce
Wine and grape industry speakers will discuss developing a college wine program and standardizing skill sets at November event in North Carolina.
New research shows US wine trade ready to explore Australia's regionality, diversity, premium value (Press Release)
The United States of America's (USA) wine trade is ready to explore Australian wine's regionality, diversity and premium value according to new research, commissioned by Wine Australia and funded by the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation, released today.
Claude Taittinger's daughter goes solo in Champagne
Virginie Taittinger, once the 'princess' of her family's Champagne dynasty, has returned to the scene with her own cuvee.
Tokyo wine apartments developer eyes expansion
The developer behind upscale Tokyo 'wine apartments' that include shared access to a 10,000-bottle wine cellar has said he plans to build more, after opening his first complex in the city.
Star/NVV tasting panel: Carneros region ideal for Napa Valley pinot noirs
The St. Helena Star and Napa Valley Vintners Tasting Panel decided to explore the quality of Napa Valley pinot noirs during their latest wine tasting, where they reviewed 21 (three flights of seven) Napa Valley pinot noirs.
Port Winemakers Can Now Use Lower-Quality Brandy
A new law allows cheaper brandy for fortification; producers react with caution
Long Islanders Excited About Law Allowing For Farm Stand Wine Sales
Law Signed Monday Allows Local Wine To Be Sold At Farm Stands
Orange you glad the colors of wine are expanding?
Orange wines are a small drop in the ocean of wine available to us, but they have become a significant niche, even earning their own subheading on restaurant lists. In the District, the Red Hen, Ripple and Dino offer orange wines as a distinct category.
Without Healthcare, We Could Be Drinking Snake Wine
After spending three months doused in wine in a bottle, a snake "pulled a Jesus and sprang to life," biting the hand of a woman and sending her to a local hospital, China's English-language Global Times reported in September.
Evil Wine Leaves Its Stain on Boise
Wes Malvini and Dustin Jones spill on their evil pact
Proposed Calistoga winery complex worries neighbors
A St. Helena company wants to turn the 11-acre site, now home to a barrel storage warehouse and a PG&E equipment yard, into an 82,000-square-foot cluster of buildings that could be leased by a single winery or subdivided to allow smaller producers to have their own production and tasting facility without the expense of building a free-standing winery.
Corn-foam wine shippers can be enviro win
Consumers often have limited options for recycling the petroleum-based foam that cushions and insulates wine bottles during shipment, but a Napa Valley wine packaging company thinks it has found a way to make such recycling as easy as turning on a water spigot or stirring a compost pile.
Growler growth keeps pouring in
In the past three months, at least four tap rooms or growler fill stations have announced plans to open in Eugene-­Springfield, including Growler Nation, The Growler Guys, The Steel Pail and The Wild Duck Taphouse.
Former Sacramento sommelier opens Stockton's first wine bar
Paul Marsh was known as a key sommelier at The Firehouse, but he's since left Old Sacramento to launch Stockton's first bona-fide wine bar.
Napa County planners reject Flynnville winery project
The project, called Flynnville, would be located on the east side of Highway 29 in between Maple Lane and Drew Lane, just south of the city of Calistoga.
A win for Moon Mountain vintners
Farming on hillsides and high elevations is a tricky business, but winemakers have been harvesting grapes from the slopes of Moon Mountain in the Mayacmas range for generations.
Fracking linked to radioactive river water in Pa.
Has fracking contaminated water supplies? A Duke University study says its wastewater wasn't adequately treated before being released into a Pennsylvania river, causing elevated levels of radioactivity.
Inside The Beer Wholesaler's Conference
Innovations to Brew Up Volume Gains Rife At Las Vegas Industry Gathering
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