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11/26/13

A study led by UC Davis researchers offers evidence that grapes and the wines they produce are also the product of an unseen but fairly predictable microbial terroir, itself shaped by the climate and geography of the region, vineyard and even individual vine.

11/26/13

Wine industry people on the move from November 19 to November 25

11/26/13

Aquilini, which was begun 50 years ago by Luigi Aquilini, is a privately held company that grows blueberries and cranberries in British Columbia and Washington.

11/26/13

Prominent winemakers and growers competed vigorously for hours for parts of the Red Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) Saturday, but ultimately it was a single buyer from Canada who purchased all 670 acres for $8.7 million in a Musser Bros. Auction.

11/26/13

Investment firm bids $8.8 million for 670 acres in prime winery and grape-growing location of Red Mountain.

11/26/13

The discovery of stable but differing patterns of microbial communities from one region's vineyards to another means that microbes could explain, at least in part, why one region's zinfandel, say, tastes different from another's?

11/26/13

Nickolas Bokulich and his colleagues at the University of California, Davis, analysed the microbes on 273 samples of must - the crushed grapes from which wine is made. These came from eight wineries across the four major growing regions in California in 2010 and 2012.

11/26/13

Raisin Bargaining Association growers will receive $1,650 per ton for 2013-14 Natural Seedless crop.

11/26/13

In October, we asked sommeliers about their "pet peeves." This month, we are giving the retailers a chance. There was no shortage of irritation, but, not too surprisingly, all of the merchants interviewed asked to remain anonymous, as no one wanted to seem petty or overly critical of their customers and suppliers.

11/26/13

TEDxNapaValley will hold a free, independently organized event to take part in the TEDWomen 2013 conference being held in San Francisco through the use of streaming video.

11/26/13

Sharecropper to billionaire. Holy Land cowboys. Soldier in the poppies. Farmland 10. WinePod. Fertilizer fire. Less bees, more cost. Hemp to the Hill. And more.

11/26/13

Towing icebergs to ease water scarcity is yesterday; transporting water in supertankers is today.

11/26/13

Emmanuel Giboulot, a biodynamic winemaker in Beaune, has been threatened with a €30,000 fine and six months in prison for not treating his vines against the flavesence dorée disease.

11/26/13

Viticultural conditions in China make fine wine production difficult and bulk wine production expensive, according to Li Demei, vice general secretary of the China Wine Association.

11/26/13

China will become the biggest wine producer within five years, according to The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

11/26/13

Shanghai is to become the next international wine hub and one of the most influential wine investment wine markets in the world, according to experts at a recent wine summit.

11/26/13

A rainy spring led to fewer grapes, but dedicated winegrowers were able to produce promising wines

11/26/13

What did Canaanite royals drink in 1700 B.C.? A new discovery points toward wines flavored with mint and cinnamon

11/26/13

Assembly bill 4218 replaces the New Jersey Wine Industry Advisory Council with the New Jersey Wine Board for the purpose of fostering the development of the state's wine industry.

11/26/13

The production of wine grapes set another Washington state record this year, increasing 16 percent from last year's record. An estimated 218,000 tons of wine grapes were crushed this year, said Vicky Scharlau, executive director of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers.

11/26/13

The table setting at the Northstar Blending Experience is a cross between "Downton Abbey" and a chemistry lab.

11/26/13

The first international institution fully dedicated to education and research in wine and spirits management has just been launched.

11/26/13

Niswonger competed in the student wine tasting competition at La Soiree, an annual fundraising event hosted by the French American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco. She was announced as the winner after correctly identifying a 2012 Chenin Blanc from California and a 2011 Syrah from France.

11/26/13

Celebrated chef Charlie Trotter died of a stroke earlier this month, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

11/26/13

What Remy described as an "unfavorable situation" for imported spirits in China has left retailers with high levels of unsold inventory.

11/26/13

A draft version of proposed revisions to Santa Barbara County's winery ordinance is expected to be available to the public for review and comment early next year, according to Long Range Planning Division staff.

11/26/13

from the California Water Impact Network