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10/09/13

Mark Nechodom said the governor backs the controversial oil-production technique.

10/09/13

China has opened a new free trade zone in Shanghai, which has been touted as the country's boldest financial reform and economic experimentation in decades.

10/09/13

The owner of New Zealand's Jackson Estate has said he sees more growth opportunities in China than in the world's largest wine market, the US.

10/09/13

The land will be permanently placed off limits for development under a conservation easement, administered by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District.

10/09/13

The new distribution center spans over 518,000 square feet of space and rests on 45 acres of property. It is the company's largest facility. It will become Glazer's third major hub in Texas after Dallas and Houston.

10/09/13

University lab uses electronic tongue device to analyze wine

10/09/13

What once had appeared to be a vintage that might end historically early due to a very warm summer now looks to be extended well into this month.

10/09/13

The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas today announced structural changes for the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination and the Advanced Sommelier Course and Advanced Sommelier Examination for 2014 and the future.

10/09/13

California is failing to fully promote the dynamic nature of its wine industry, but lacks the personalities to do it, according to Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom.

10/09/13

Attendance dropped precipitously at the annual Sonoma County Harvest Fair this weekend following controversial changes intended to save the money-losing event, but organizers vowed to continue the festival again next year.

10/09/13

Underground Cellar, the new wine start-up founded by technology entrepreneur Jeffrey Shaw, has reconstructed an innovative solution to a problem plaguing the $1.4 billion direct-to-consumer wine industry: deep-discount websites.

10/09/13

The Land Report 100 is the tale of the tape for America's biggest landowners. Just to get a seat at the table (100th place) requires 100,000 acres.

10/09/13

For Chablis winemakers who can manage rot in their vineyards, the 2013 harvest may yet yield some pleasantly surprising wines, say producers.

10/09/13

Chateau Latour owner Francois Pinault has hired a family member from his newly-acquired Araujo Estate to improve his communications strategy.

10/09/13

invino, a private sale site for wine owned by US-based Good Company Wines, has launched an advanced wine club - inclub - which uses algorithm-based selections to tailor shipments to individual palates.

10/09/13

Pink Moscato will unlock the potential for Moscato sales in the UK market believes Stephanie Gallo, vice president of marketing at Gallo Family Vineyards.

10/09/13

California is hailing 2013 another first-rate vintage, following last year's harvest, which was extremely highly rated right across the state.

10/09/13

Maison Louis Jadot President Pierre-Henri Gagey has outlined the extent of July's hail damage in the Côte de Beaune, which has affected a third of his Burgundy vineyards.

10/09/13

Exports of Australian wine into China are expected to rise by 50% over the next three years, according to Weekly Times Now.

10/09/13

An 11-year-old schoolboy in the US has won a NASA competition to design an experiment to be conducted in space - on how microgravity affects brewing beer.

10/09/13

This is Regional Wine Week, the sixth annual celebration of the growth of the U.S. wine industry beyond the West Coast.

10/09/13

Suddenly confronted by an entree of pretzel-encrusted chicken served atop roasted butternut squash with stone-ground mustard creme sauce, you must make a decision: Do I select a really tasty craft beer to wash this down? How about a fine wine kissed with sunshine from some venerable California winery?

10/09/13

The former owner of Village Wines, a Hillsboro Village wine store, has been accused of misrepresentation and fraud related to more than $65,000 in financing provided by local investors.

10/09/13

Millennials (21- to 34-year-olds) may get wine sales hype, but Boomers (47- to 64-year-olds) own wine market share.

10/09/13

Two new businesses are opening this week in downtown Huntington. The Tap House is now open at Heritage Station, and Wine and Design is hosting a grand opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at 948 4th Ave.

10/09/13

Overall the consensus is that this year's grape quality across all varieties is outstanding and as the vines in the valley begin the next phase in their life cycle, the growers and winemakers reflect on another successful harvest in the Russian River Valley and begin the next steps in their quest to create wines that inherently express where they are from.

10/09/13

Tomasello Winery will expand its Hammonton facility with a 2,095-square-foot wine-tasting and showroom area, after getting unanimous approval from the Planning Board.

10/09/13

The stunning backdrop of the Okanagan Valley is the perfect setting for the wineries to share their dreams and aspirations with Vancouver Sun readers.

10/09/13

Who's the new guard?!

10/09/13

The best are products of imagination, dedication, energy, resources and a clear point of view. They offer worthy wines in all price ranges.