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Sunday, September 14th

10/04/13

Up to $1 billion estimated damage in South America's top fruit exporter

10/04/13

Chile has declared a state of emergency after its worst frosts in 84 years have caused an estimated US$1 billion worth of damage to grapes and fruit crops.

10/04/13

The property had been listed by Sotheby's International Realty for $15 million. The inventory and other aspects of the business were listed by a broker at an additional $10 million, for a total of $25 million.

10/04/13

Planning Commission rejects petition for 300,000-gallon incubator winery near Calistoga, encourages applicants to redesign.

10/04/13

Survey reveals the U.S. wine industry thinks highly of Australian wines

10/04/13

Wine experts and enthusiasts will gather at The Jefferson Hotel on October 28 for an innovative and informative day of speakers, tastings and discussions on the future and current state of Virginia wines.

10/04/13

The licenses would carry a distinction on the front of the card that states the document may be used for driving, not as federal identification.

10/04/13

Currently, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) prohibits individuals and nonprofits from selling homemade wine or beer - a prohibition many small nonprofits were unaware of until the ABC recently denied one-day alcohol permits for various charity events involving tastings or auctions of home-produced alcoholic beverages.

10/04/13

Veritable Foodie Frenzy as Owners, Staff, Alumni, and Fans Celebrate Anacapa Street Institution

10/04/13

Constellation Brands, U.S. seller of Corona beer, Svedka Vodka and Robert Mondavi wine reported net earnings of $189 million, or 96 cents per share, on $1.46 billion in sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2014. Earnings per share were up 35 percent from a year ago and beat the consensus estimate of 88 cents.

10/04/13

Jeff Porter, the acclaimed wine director of Del Posto, is now overseeing the wine program at Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's flagship restaurant, Babbo. He replaces Alec Steidl, who is no longer with the restaurant.

10/04/13

A new tourist placard published this summer, called "Walk Dundee," lists 36 businesses and a walking map on the other. A dozen of the businesses are wine tasting rooms; another 10 serve food.

10/04/13

New survey points wine lovers in the right direction.

10/04/13

While Burntshirt and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards have boldly put Henderson County on the viticulture map over the last two years, a retired restaurateur has quietly been producing fine wine grapes in his backyard here for more than a decade.

10/04/13

As growing conditions are altered, grape production is beginning to shift to new areas long associated with regions further south.

10/04/13

Laury Ellen Poland took over the position this week. "From being a frequent visitor myself, I know how much the destination has to offer," she said in a news release.

10/04/13

Amy Harmon's excellent article in the New York Times describes how the Florida orange juice industry may soon be wiped out because of a new bacterial disease spread by an introduced insect. There could be a technology fix for the problem using genetic engineering, but the question is whether the growers will get to apply that solution.

10/04/13

These New Wave wineries are turning heads for their bold lines. And the wines are pretty darn good, too.

10/04/13

The past two summers' lack of consistent rain forced vines to dig deeper roots to find water, and Phillips said the extra work and lowered water volume leads to heavily concentrated flavor in the fruit. T

10/04/13

Beer has boosted half-year profits for Constellation Brands, but the firm's wine business had a mixed six months.

10/04/13

Canadian made wine is not only abundant, readily available and affordable, but there is so much great stuff out there now it's become a wine crime to ignore it.

10/04/13

Marcella Hazan changed the way we think about Italian cooking.

10/04/13

Plus, a Master of Wine and mountains, and the California condor gets a lift from the vineyard

10/04/13

Dave McIntyre recommends a "fist-pumping" and "table-thumping good" Spanish red, while Jon Bonné picks out "the perfect fresh red for an age of nuance".

10/04/13

As grape harvests get under way this week, the damage caused by a single hailstorm that pummeled the area around 4 p.m. on July 23 has ruined the likes of Rouxel and hit sections of France's 8 billion-euro ($10.9 billion) wine industry hard.

10/04/13

Hong Kong residents 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

10/04/13

Ted Lemon's is the pensive face on the cover of Jon Bonné's soon-to-be published book "The New California Wine."

10/04/13

After five years of delivering information to readers worldwide, publishing company JV Presse Info has been forced to throw in the towel and admit defeat, despite the efforts of the entire team to weather the storm.

10/04/13

Conventional wisdom agrees that a fine wine generally gets better with age -- good news for the 6,200-year-old wine samples unearthed in Greece, huh?

10/04/13

Less than two years ago, in what she jokingly calls "a moment of craziness," she jumped at the opportunity to buy an abandoned estate in the farm district of Contrada Bombolieri.

10/04/13

Included in the sale is the adjacent 168-acre estate vineyard, planted to Sangiovese, Primitivo, Vernaccia and Pinot Grigio and 113-acre wetland preserve.