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Friday, September 19th

10/25/13

Minutes ago, Sommelier Journal announced that it has "suspended publication." Perhaps the magazine is not completely dead as David Vogels, former editor and publisher of Sommelier Journal, said in the letter sent to its contributors (which includes yours truly), that his team is "currently negotiating with a group that hopes to purchase the title and resume publishing the magazine at some point within the next year."

10/25/13

Mike McGrath grabs a handful of glistening berries dropping from the stainless-steel cowling at the output end of what looks like some futuristic orbital vehicle.

10/25/13

Thermal Plant Treatment (TPT) is a multi-purpose technology that can help improve fruit set, yields and pest control as well as improve fruit quality and crop protection.

10/25/13

The warehouse where Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services plans to open shop in Healdsburg stretched vast and empty this week as co-owners Bruce Lundquist and Rebecca Faust considered how they would lay out the space.

10/25/13

The value of French wine exports hit a record high in 2012 - thanks to buoyant luxury-wine sales and strong demand from Asian markets - and they have continued to rise this year.

10/25/13

Savigny producer dies after tragic car accident; a beloved grower and winemaker.

10/25/13

Pinot Noir Expands Sonoma Winery's Overlook Program

10/25/13

Groundbreaking experimentation paved way for major new varietals in Canadian viticulture

10/25/13

Glenora Wine Cellars group now one of the larger producers in Finger Lakes area.

10/25/13

Judging for Wine Press Northwest's 14th annual Platinum Judging started on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Clover Island Inn in Kennewick.

10/25/13

In a bizarre finale to a difficult year, a Sauternes wine producer has said it has lost a tenth of its normal grape haul after they were harvested overnight by someone else.

10/25/13

China's richest have continued to get richer in 2013, but several wine and spirits companies have warned that consumer demand for premium drinks is more sluggish than expected.

10/25/13

Santa Rita Estates is looking to plant more vines in Chile's Pumanque appellation, citing it as one of the country's most exciting up-and-coming wine areas.

10/25/13

A court in the Iranian city of Rasht has sentenced four members of the Church of Iran to 80 lashes each for drinking wine during a communion service.??

10/25/13

Medal winners from the inaugural Global Chardonnay Masters from the drinks business will be on show this Friday and Saturday at the Bettane+Desseauve Wine Experience London.

10/25/13

European authorities are pursuing a network of counterfeiters who passed off hundreds of bottles of mediocre wine as Romanée-Conti, often considered the best and most expensive wine in the world.

10/25/13

As someone who is solidly a part of the generation of women who watched "Sex and the City" a good 15 years before entering their 30s -- and as someone who aspired to be one of those fabulous New York ladies who had deep conversations with her girlfriends over drinks -- I've always seen wine as primarily a means for connection and relaxation.

10/25/13

True or False: "Wine is transitioning to something people can enjoy on all occasions."

10/25/13

"It's time to stop talking and get the shovels ready," said port commission Chairman Skip Novakovich.

10/25/13

A 22-year old student from northern France has died after falling in a wine tank and suffering carbon dioxide poisoning.

10/25/13

With the help of wireless sensor, the system connects to home and business Wi-Fi networks to monitor and alert customers on the protection of their wine cellar, wine cooler, or liquor cabinet door.

10/25/13

Value by any other measure wouldn't be half as good!

10/25/13

Yao Family Wines, the Napa Valley winery founded by former NBA star Yao Ming, has announced the release of its inaugural vintage of Napa Crest 2010 Napa Valley Red Wine with a suggested retail price of $48..

10/25/13

Washington Wine Country has announced a new collaborative effort with Hertz Rent-A-Car to promote Washington Wine Country.

10/25/13

Years of effort by local vintners paid off when the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau recently agreed to designate the 7,800-acre Ballard Canyon as a new American Viticultural Area.

10/25/13

Steve Marks told a state trooper he hadn't been drinking; the breathalyzer showed he had been.

10/25/13

Producers on both sides of the Andes are reporting significant damage to their earliest flowering varieties as a result of the severe frosts which hit many regions last month.