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Monday, September 22nd

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Winery capacity becomes an issue in North Coast region as state experiences second large harvest in a row

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World wine production is forecast to climb 8.8 percent to the highest in seven years as grape harvests rebound in Spain, Argentina and France, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

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Wine industry people on the move from October 22 to October 28

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With half the world's beer produced by four big firms and few markets left for them to tap, the time may be right for a US$100-billion merger between the two largest, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller.

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Constellation Brands has reportedly allocated $100 million for the purchase of a "heritage" Tequila brand.

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With a single goal in mind of creating the first totally reproducible barrel in the industry, Esprit de Dryades was founded in 2010.

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The financial risk to Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) from the class action announced this morning is very low if TWE has insurance against such proceedings, CIMB analyst Daniel Broeren has advised.

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Some weeks ago I wrote about a wine carrying the familiar "Go Texan" mark of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) that was made mainly (85 percent, as it happened) of non-Texas grapes.

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Rep. Doug La Malfa Supporting Tribe's Dreams of Annexing 1,400 Acres in Santa Ynez Valley

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Developing and protecting strong trademarks should therefore be considered an investment designed both to ensure that others cannot stop you from using your mark and to prevent others from using your mark or a confusingly similar mark.

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The British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI) announced a strategic partnership with Cuvées in Hong Kong that make the Wines of British Columbia more accessible than ever to consumers in that market.

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Coming Drone Boom. Farmland Hides Dinosaurs. Tequila Curse. Arrowhead Bonanza. Fake Bubbly. Snakeheads. Redwoods vs. Red Wine.

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The multiyear project in Lodi should add about 400 jobs to the company, with no corresponding job loss in Napa County, Feeley said. The new crushing and processing facility in Lodi is already operating, and a new bottling and distribution center is on schedule to open in mid-2015, she said

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French wine merchant Castel is pursuing its trademark dispute in China at the country's Supreme Court and has said it will 'take any measures' to win.

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Treasury Wine Estates has been accused of misleading shareholders by not warning them early enough of its plan to spend millions of dollars to destroy excess wine in the US.

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Château Lafite and the high-priced Chinese spirit Moutai have both experienced a significant drop in trade and price this year as the government's austerity measures begin to bite.

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Global wine giant Treasury Wine Estates is facing legal action from Australian shareholders after it was forced to write off six million bottles of wine in July due to oversupply.

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Wine doesn't sell itself - especially Bordeaux right now - so it's time to see some customers.

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Santa Rita Estates is seeking to inject greater charisma into Chile's wine offer with the launch of a South American-inspired range, its first ever oak-aged Sauvignon Blanc and a pair of surfer-themed wines.

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A man in the US has told a local television news station how he was nearly killed after he returned to a burning house in order to rescue a case of beer.

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One of the state's top vintners showcases Knights Valley, Sonoma Coast and Napa wines.

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The Rhône's dynamic master of Hermitage has grown M. Chapoutier into a global success

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Don't blame me. Blame Nathan Myhrvold.

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Consumption is at its weakest since Italy was unified as a country in 1861, according to Coldiretti, the main farmers' association. The most immediate cause has been the economic downturn, which has pinched incomes.

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The most interesting new wine venue in Washington is Vin de Chez, a pop-up bar in a parking lot. It's the creation of Liz Bird and Tom Madrecki, two 20-somethings intent on proving that wine can be taken seriously yet still be fun. It also gives me the perfect excuse to discuss millennials and wine; after all, baby boomers tend not to drink wine in parking lots.

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According to Richard Lewis, public relations director for the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Piedmont, a fertile region at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains running north to south, is growing into a wine region that's beginning to measure up to some of Europe's greats.

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In fact, over the past 10 years, the number of wineries has spiked from 64 wineries in 2000 to 171 in 2011. Part of the reason is because Pennsylvania's environment is a sweet spot for grape growing.

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The California Department of Food & Agriculture is now accepting proposals for the 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program designed to enhance the competitiveness of the Golden State's specialty crops.

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Brought to you by Washington State Wine, this app features comedian Greg Proops as The Recommendeuer, the master of education and recommendation of Washington State wines. - App description