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Tuesday, July 22nd

10/17/13

Americans in October were the most pessimistic about the nation's economic prospects in almost two years as concern mounted that continued political gridlock will hurt the expansion.

10/17/13

The deal reached by Congress on Wednesday to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling averts a financial catastrophe but leaves the weakened U.S. economy facing new threats.

10/17/13

Amazon adds delivery of wine shipped directly from wineries to four states.

10/17/13

The Japanese government is considering removing tariffs on imported wine as part of ongoing negotiations, which could also see other countries removing tariffs on sake.

10/17/13

The annual HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair takes place November 7-9 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fair has developed into a significant marketing platform for vineyards and wineries and a must-visit sourcing ground for international buyers.

10/17/13

Winery group holds first Fresh Press Weekend

10/17/13

The grape harvest in the European Union has picked up from the extremely bad 2012 season, wine experts said. But key regions in France are still struggling because of bad weather.

10/17/13

Forget preconceptions about wine barrels and steel tanks. Glenora Wine Cellars is fermenting one of its wines in a concrete egg.

10/17/13

Want to sound like a beer aficionado or sommelier at Oktoberfest and Wine & Dine festivities? Recite these 15 beer and wine drinking statistics--they may surprise you!

10/17/13

Although Cullari knew about the looming shutdown he wasn't expecting this.

10/17/13

I started pondering the life of professional sniffers after I read Richard Juhlin's (who holds the world record for most champagne tasted since 1998), recently-released A Scent of Champagne: 8,000 Champagnes Tasted and Rated.

10/17/13

The rapid growth in the southeast Washington wine industry over the past decade, from a couple dozen wineries to more than 120, draws attention to Walla Walla from around the world.

10/17/13

A label is born

10/17/13

Three recently reported E. coli cases have been linked to each other using genetic fingerprinting, said Louisville Metro Health Department spokesman Dave Langdon. And the common denominator is that all three infected individuals - two from Louisville and one from Indiana - visited Huber's Orchard, Winery and Vineyards in Starlight, Ind., between Sept. 20 and 28, he said.

10/17/13

The PLCB carried about 100 different Pennsylvania wines in it state store system as of February. Throughout 2013, the PLCB has worked on a program to make it easier for in-state wineries, especially smaller ones, to get PLCB shelf space.

10/17/13

Orlando, Fla.-based Ben Hewitt, creator of the Corkcicle, and partners Stephen Bruner and Eric Miller. Corkcicle was designed to ensure "perfectly chilled wine every time," keeping white wines cool and bringing reds down to the ideal sipping temperature.

10/17/13

Being recognized for 38 years of dedicated work is something that Debi Pratt said she is still shocked about. She was named Business Citizen of the Year by the 2013 Niagara Grape and Wine Festival and by RBC.

10/17/13

The makers of Australia's highest selling export wine have produced their one billionth bottle.

10/17/13

The quality, not the quantity, is the main goal for the grapes harvested at Jackson-area wineries, which are experiencing a great harvesting season due to the mostly dry and warm fall weather.

10/17/13

Grape growers and orchardists were poised for a big night of frost fighting on Tuesday but some found it to be milder than expected.

10/17/13

South Africa has continued to build its reputation for fine wine after the country's second record-breaking auction within two months raised more than ZAR8.4m (US$843,000).

10/17/13

Spain is now the third biggest wine exporter to China according to recent figures, prompting greater Chinese-Spanish co-operation on the protection of trademarks.

10/17/13

Casella Wines, makers of Yellow Tail, is due to give its US$100 wine brand a big push in order to attract new markets amid narrowing profit margins.

10/17/13

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir buds damaged by freezing nights, but winemakers say it's too early to panic

10/17/13

To attract more affluent customers, the convenience store chain where many folks stop for the likes of bargain beer and two-for-one chips has begun to sell upscale wines.

10/17/13

Yountville has begun its move to annex the winery that has been associated with the town for 40 years, but has been just outside its borders.

10/17/13

This past weekend saw the closing of Retreat Hill Winery near White Hall, Texas. Billy Cox served his last customer, Helen Nix, at 5:19 p.m. Sunday. I wish this Aggie engineer "good voyages" as he continues with his run through life.

10/17/13

When taxes on alcohol go up, consumption and related health and economic problems go down, a Maryland researcher told Utah lawmakers during a presentation on Wednesday.

10/17/13

Master sommelier Richard Betts has released a "scratch and sniff" wine book that aims to make wine easier to understand.

10/17/13

South Africa has continued to build its reputation for fine wine after the country's second record-breaking auction within two months raised more than ZAR8.4m (US$843,000)

10/17/13

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir buds damaged by freezing nights, but winemakers say it's too early to panic