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10/11/13

WineAmerica's pilot program largely postponed

10/11/13

Banks becomes majority stake holder, with legendary winemaker, Bob Lindquist, remaining on board as partner

10/11/13

Richardson most recently served as winemaker for The Wine Group's Cupcake brand. Prior to that, he held winemaking roles at both Concannon Vineyard and E.&J. Gallo Winery.

10/11/13

The expansion of the Cannubi 'cru' could cast "doubt on the credibility of all the vineyard boundaries" in the region.

10/11/13

Attendees of the Summit, which was held across San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa, tasted over 350 wines and met 125 vintners over the course of five days last week.

10/11/13

Sonoma's Buena Vista Winery was awarded the 2013 California Preservation Design Award for "Craftsmanship/Preservation Technology" at the 30th annual California Preservation Awards in San Francisco.

10/11/13

There will be less holiday cheer in 2013 for Latitude Beverage Co. of Boston - about 45,000 gallons less, to be exact. That's how much of the wine company's product is held up in a California wine country warehouse, awaiting a government rubber stamp that, this year, probably won't be home for Christmas.

10/11/13

Recreated using original formula from records dating back to 1800s

10/11/13

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the signing of a series of new laws that will continue the state's efforts to better market and promote New York wine by designating portions of the state highways near wineries and vineyards as Wine Trails.

10/11/13

"Like the Old Vine" describes how famed winemaker achieved his American Dream.

10/11/13

France's health ministry has rubbished suggestions that it plans to put stricter health warnings on wine labels or that the government will raise taxes on wine.

10/11/13

Champagne is the latest region of France to see its 2013 harvest come under pressure from rot, but there is a mixed picture with picking only just underway in several key areas.

10/11/13

Spain's financial crisis means Rioja must redouble efforts to find drinkers abroad, the new president of the region''s ruling council has said.

10/11/13

Western Australia's Margaret River wine region needs to promote itself or become overlooked, warns David Hohnen from the area's McHenry Hohnen Winery.

10/11/13

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday overturned a county Planning Commission decision and denied a permit to expand an Acampo winery.

10/11/13

Nick Baile, the man who ran UK off-licence chain Oddbins for over a decade during the 70s and early 80s, died yesterday.

10/11/13

Irene Virbila recommends a "versatile, food-friendly wine that goes with just about anything" and Dave McIntyre picks out a "supple and elegant, yet powerful and refined" red.

10/11/13

Australian winemaker Chester Osborn, just back from China, is wearing a loud, colorful shirt featuring an electric purple paisley pattern.

10/11/13

The new wine lollipops are available in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot flavors. The new candy flavors are available individually and as a mixed pack of wines.

10/11/13

Brad Rickard, an expert in horticulture economics at Cornell University, says the overall economic impact of the new legislation is likely to be minor. But it could still be good news for small-scale producers, he says.

10/11/13

The amphitheater-or wine garden, as the owner prefers to call it-is nestled in the back of the St. Jorge Winery in Acampo.

10/11/13

Thanks to the development of new grape hybrids amenable to colder climates, Michigan's Tip of the Mitt region has seen a mini boom of vineyards.

10/11/13

The Jackson Family Wines, an American company known for its Kendall-Jackson brand, has signed an agreement to purchase a new estate in Willamette Valley, Oregon.

10/11/13

The Chilean wine industry is no stranger to adversity, hurdles and bumps in the road. But unlike Ontario and to a lesser extent B.C., Chile's obstacles have been more than a matter of weather.

10/11/13

Under the state's new farm brewery license, 14 local farm breweries have opened since January. The farm brewery license exempts local breweries from needing additional permits to serve beer and cider by the glass.

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By Sonoma County Winegrowers

10/11/13

With its higher elevation, Spring Mountain Vineyard's harvest is still going strong as workers pick cabernet grapes from a steep slope before sunrise.

10/11/13

Most winemakers and growers are wrapping up their picking for the 2013 vintage. Harvest began in late August, about a week earlier than normal.

10/11/13

The bill ends confusion over the rules for filling the big beer jugs.

10/11/13

Oregon's liquor agency has hired a former assistant Portland police chief to head its enforcement division.