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Thursday, December 18th

11/07/13

"It's signalling that consumer spending growth is about to drop and stay subdued for a few months. Not contracting, but well below expectations."

11/07/13

Returning to the role of Napa Valley reviewer for The Wine Advocate following Antonio Galloni's shock resignation earlier this year, the world's most influential wine critic, Robert Parker, has dished up 12 perfect scores

11/07/13

Sellers turn to middle class customers as government spending tapers off in China

11/07/13

Lambert Bridge announced today that Mike Gilfillan, former co-chair of the YankeeNets and former co-owner of the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, will assume leadership of the Dry Creek Valley winery known for its elegant Bordeaux-style red wines.

11/07/13

Nomacorc has won the Innovation Challenge's New Technology Award for its Select® Bio Series. Hosted by the SIMEI-ENOVITIS tradeshow, the New Technology Award recognizes the company's achievements in innovation for developing the world's first zero carbon footprint wine closure, Select Bio.

11/07/13

With an impressive line-up of over 75 international speakers featuring some of the top minds in the industry, the event programme has been crafted for an executive level audience. Its thrust is to inspire innovative and entrepreneurial ways to drive profitability in the wine business

11/07/13

by Michael Wolff, Maria del Mar Alsina and David R. Smart, UC Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology - This article from Practical Winery & Vineyard in the November issue is open access (no login required)

11/07/13

UC Davis' research winery may have all the latest equipment - including stainless steel fermenting tanks with high-tech sensors that download data in real time - but the vintages being poured there last week represented a blast from the past.

11/07/13

Oregon grocery chains could be allowed to sell liquor under a set of modernization proposals under consideration by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

11/07/13

Forecasters say the first significant rains of the season could arrive Monday or Tuesday. And that could mean snow in the Sierra

11/07/13

"His real coup and biggest investment was in bringing on Larry Stone to manage the cellar ..."

11/07/13

Looking out at the rows of vines in his Animo Vineyard up on Napa Valley's Atlas Peak, Michael Mondavi comments that he has not seen two back to back vintages in Napa with both high quality and higher yields, as there has been in 2012 and 2013

11/07/13

Impact "Hot Brand" J. Lohr has averaged 11% annual volume growth over the past three years across its Paso Robles-, Monterey- and Napa-sourced portfolio, no small feat for a brand whose wines retail mostly at $15 and up

11/07/13

US wine producers have become indirectly embroiled in a trade dispute between the US and Canada that could hamper access to their second biggest export market.

11/07/13

Why? Because they want in on casual beer snobbery

11/07/13

Topics at the upcoming Sustainable Ag Expo, November 18 and 19

11/07/13

Lake County is making its move toward securing its position as a partner in the North Coast, says Lake County Winegrape Commission Chair Peter Molnar.

11/07/13

Montevina Winery unveiled a contemporary new package for its portfolio of wines with a clean, bold and bright label, modern logo, and a new luxury bottle.

11/07/13

Lower-alcohol wines could play a key role in stimulating the sluggish Swiss market, according to a Wine Intelligence report.

11/07/13

Winery and land brings in $710,000 at today's sale

11/07/13

For the first time since the financial crash of 2008, we are starting to see viable medium to long-term growth in the wine sector of the UK on-trade, with the trend for trading up coupled with growing consumer knowledge helping to drive the growth, writes Mark Newton of CGA Strategy.

11/07/13

Champagne's innovative marketing strategies, with its link to fashion, luxury and celebrities, are helping to build a high-end image in China and attract more consumers.

11/07/13

A Chinese syndicate has failed in its bid to buy Ascension Wine Estate near Auckland due to residency issues.

11/07/13

Your favorite vino can hurt tooth enamel; how much and what can you do to minimize damage?

11/07/13

"This is the best harvest we've ever had. It's been absolutely great, just awesome."

11/07/13

The Napa County Planning Commission approved a new 50,000-gallon winery in the Mount Veeder American Viticultural Appellation on Wednesday, which again sparked debate before the commissioners over the winery's proposed marketing plans

11/07/13

Star/NVV panelists take the opportunity to explore other flavors

11/07/13

Next time you look deep into your glass of wine to marvel at its light and color, try to see the workers who picked its grapes. And they are hard to see, as so many are part of the migrant and often non-documented work force at the dark heart of the California wine industry

11/07/13

in Washington, the state owned the liquor stores, but in Oregon that's not the case

11/07/13

Your favorite vino can hurt tooth enamel; how much and what can you do to minimize damage?

11/07/13

economists had been expecting to hear that gross domestic product growth slowed from July 1 through Sept. 30, to a 2 percent annual rate. Their prediction may still turn out to be correct

11/07/13

As Riverside County's ambitious blueprint for Temecula Valley winery expansion nears completion, there remains a threat the plan will get bogged down in litigation

11/07/13

The volume of the 2013 vintage may rise 2.2 percent to 42.3 million hectoliters (1.12 billion gallons) from 41.4 million hectoliters in 2012, the Agriculture Ministry wrote in a report today. The forecast was cut by 1.74 million hectoliters from a month ago, equivalent to 231 million bottles.

11/07/13

"TWE strongly denies any allegations of wrongdoing and will defend any class action proceedings vigorously," spokesman Joel Fisher said in a statement.

11/07/13

Across the State, Grape Growers Produce High Quality and Large Quantities of Grapes for World Class Wine and Grape Products Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Purchase and "Taste NY" Wines this Holiday Season

11/07/13

The company launched several brands including California Square, Paso Ranches and Trader Joe's Petit Rose in the first quarter of its new fiscal year

11/07/13

Today, you just aren't with the times if you're not fermenting or aging your wine in a vessel that's been around for millennia: the terracotta amphora.