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11/22/13

As there are about 1,400 acres of vines in the ground, this will leave precious little left that is plantable.

11/22/13

AWCC has suggested that H.294 not only be amended to allow consumers to receive shipments form both wineries and wine stores, but also that lawmakers pass legislation allowing the state's own wine stores to ship ...

11/22/13

My annual Holiday Champagne Buyer's Guide includes ratings on 325 current releases. It's packed with some amazing wines and many excellent values.

11/22/13

While China is currently the world's fifth-largest producer of wine, Boris Petric, an anthropologist with the research body, estimates it will soon have the most land under vine and produce more wine than any other country.

11/22/13

Pre-Event will be held at new location and on new day, January 22, 2014

11/22/13

As if there wasn't enough money in politics, now government agencies are using taxpayer dollars-our dollars-in an attempt to influence state policy

11/22/13

An intimate group of 20-plus, virtually all representing North Coast wineries, grilled a panel of wine writers and data miners about marketing issues during Sonoma State's Wine Trends seminar

11/22/13

After existing for more than a year with what its now former CEO describes as no outside capital, it shut down. Issues relating to a key supplier led to the decision, indicating perhaps that the company had simple cash flow problems.

11/22/13

In the Pacific Northwest, a sunny summer raised hopes; on the East Coast, a sunny autumn saved the day

11/22/13

A recent article in Newsweek bemoaned that Italians, particularly younger Italians, are drinking less wine today than they did five years ago. Fifty years ago, they consumed about twice as much annually. All this, even though no country makes more wine than Italy (which exports a great deal of it, especially to the United States).

11/22/13

It's not that Baja doesn't have a wine business (it dates back to 1791). I'd hesitate, though, to yet call it an "industry" on the scale of, say, Italy, Spain, or even Chile. It is small, growing; with lots of potential.

11/22/13

Under the latest deal, Vinx2 will offer direct-to-consumer modules, which make up the VinSuite platform, in Australia and New Zealand, beginning Q1 2014.

11/22/13

Winemakers and viticulturalists in BC are collectively rejoicing with the arrival of the annual Icewine harvest. With sub-zero temperatures in the Okanagan this week, the harvest for BC's "liquid gold" started on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and continued into the early morning hours on Nov. 21.

11/22/13

Santa Barbara vintners and their neighbors critique proposed winery ordinance ideas.

11/22/13

The Napa wines that famously beat France's best in the 1976 Judgement of Paris tasting have been chosen from among millions of artefacts as one of the 101 items that 'made America'.

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UK wine retailer Majestic expects strong sales momentum for Prosecco to continue, after drinkers' thirst for the Italian sparkling wine proved a highlight of its financial half-year.

11/22/13

A blind tasting of some of the world's top Cabernet blends from the 2009 vintage in London yesterday saw Château Ducru-Beaucaillou come out in first place.

11/22/13

The frames of the Wayfarer-shaped specs are made from wood used to age Central Coast red blend, Robert Mondavi Private Selection Coastal Crush Red.

11/22/13

A US company is offering people the chance to buy winemaking equipment they can install at home and produce their own wine with a computer programme.

11/22/13

There has never been so much great wine being produced. Time and time again, I am surprised and excited, not only by wines from regions that I have never explored before, but also by those that I thought I knew inside-out!

11/22/13

Wines to enjoy with a Thanksgiving feast are a theme in the US this week and Dave McIntyre recommends a full flight for $40 and Sandra Silfven picks a "wine to impress your guests".

11/22/13

Biltmore Estate Wine Company has relaunched its Pas de Deux sparkling wine as a separate brand, reflecting the wine's success with younger female wine buyers and its distinctive position within the Biltmore portfolio of wines.

11/22/13

The wine lot is its first cellar released featuring only the top producers in the world. The leading wine ecommerce website will sell the blue chip wines ranging in price from $250 for a bottle of Carruades de Lafite to $12k for a 6-pack of Château Petrus stored in the original wooden case.

11/22/13

Chalone Vineyard announces the first commercial release in more than a decade of its popular Gavilan wine brand. The new Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both from the superb 2012 vintage, are available at fine restaurants and wine shops around the country.

11/22/13

The sensor tag informs consumers about the state of their wine and an app, which contains a web dashboard and a QR code, enables winemakers to measure consumer engagement and prevent counterfeiting and brand duplication.

11/22/13

Following a warm, dry spring with near-ideal conditions for bringing grapes to maturity, the harvest was remarkably smooth; wineries are at capacity and working with some very high quality wine grapes, according to the California Wine Institute.

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It is only a recommendation against a 12-month moratorium.

11/22/13

Known mainly as a producer of accessibly-priced, entry level wines from the Central Coast, Monterey-based Hahn Family Wines is now seeking to reorient its portfolio in a more premium direction.

11/22/13

It was a wine-soaked showdown of valley floor vs. mountain Cabernet Sauvignon at the Napa Valley Vintners last Friday - with points scored on both sides and the winner left entirely undecided.

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The wine cellar is roughly 3,700 years old.