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12/23/13

Edgar Bronfman Jr. became president of Seagram in 1989 and chief executive in 1994. With his father's approval, he sold Seagram's shares in DuPont and used the proceeds, more than $9 billion, to purchase MCA

12/23/13

The Burgundy-based family acquired the Roserock Vineyard for an undisclosed sum.

12/23/13

Pierce's Disease Research Symposium highlights progress and new tools

12/23/13

Indiana liquor laws that date from the days of Prohibition are facing a challenge from the state's largest beer distributor, which argues it should be able to supply liquor to bars, restaurants and stores

12/23/13

Businessman had been pictured outside a French vineyard he had bought hours before the helicopter he was travelling in crashed

12/23/13

A Paso Robles man and his four children are being held in their community's embrace after the husband ran over his wife in a tragic parking lot accident

12/23/13

the transaction consists of a 77-acre property, which includes the Yverdon vineyard, winery and villa. This purchase marks the company's first acquisition on Spring Mountain

12/23/13

Constar International LLC, is a leading global producer and supplier of plastic bottles, jars and preforms for food and beverages

12/23/13

Mondo Cellars, situated in the rolling hills of Paso Robles, is selling a sizable chunk of its business in an effort to promote the use of bitcoin. It is not a small business, either

12/23/13

A grower must answer several questions to determine if the time is right to replant:

12/23/13

A woman was killed in Templeton Thursday in an apparent car accident at the Broken Earth Winery.

12/23/13

"Right now we have the world at our fingertips."

12/23/13

Direct-to-Consumer topics added to educational sessions

12/23/13

Registration is now open for the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers 2014 Convention with the theme of "Fundamentally Important."

12/23/13

The city of Napa won't be providing a water hookup to an Upvalley winery on Rutherford Road after City Councilman Scott Sedgley balked at the request, saying it would create a bad precedent for growth management.

12/23/13

Fernz, New Zealand producers of ultra-premium Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reveals its redesigned logo and label that will debut with its 2013 vintage, Sauvignon Blanc. The new logo and label is designed by award winning graphic designer, Michael Kornoff.

12/23/13

Drync LLC is proud to announce that Drync -- the first free mobile application that allows consumers to scan, track, share and purchase wine instantly -- is now available to Android users.

12/23/13

Vinitaly International is creating a new supporting channel for Italian wineries through an experimental project "Vinitaly International Importer Connect" (VIIC) with local partners, a potential 360 degree B2B beverage business matchmaking online tool to help suppliers find importers and distributors worldwide.

12/23/13

VinoVisit.com, the first tasting room management solution built just for wineries, rolls-out completely free pricing for wineries and re-launches consumer-facing website and winery dashboard.

12/23/13

Duckhorn Vineyards of St. Helena, Calif., has landed on Washington's Red Mountain with the purchase of 20 acres located between Col Solare, Chateau Ste. Michelle's venture with Italy's Antinori family, and the Hedges family's Bel' Villa Vineyard.

12/23/13

It took just a week of testimony and barely more than an hour of deliberation for a jury to convict 37-year-old wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, but the ramifications of this case may not be resolved so quickly, says Michael Steinberger

12/23/13

The body that represents wine businesses in the European Union has welcomed final approval of controversial reforms, which it claims will bring an end to the "prohibitionist" restrictions on vineyard planting.

12/23/13

A bill sent to the Senate floor last spring would let supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores and other retailers with beer licenses place wine on their shelves.

12/23/13

Columbia Distributing, one of the region's largest distributors of wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages, is adding another warehouse to its network. CoStar Group reports Columbia leased the entire 80,358-square-foot building at 3250 N.W. Guam St. from Holman Transfer Co. It will take occupancy as Holman vacates the property.

12/23/13

Neighbors and officials from the town of Southold had alleged that the winery had an excess of loud music, intoxicated patrons wandering into surrounding neighborhoods, and noisy "DJ Dance Parties," the liquor authority reported.

12/23/13

Mondo Cellars is offering investors the opportunity to own a part of an established winery for Bitcoin. The owners of Mondo Cellars understand the need for diversification and are also large Cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

12/23/13

Early this week the Ontario government announced its new New Opportunities for Ontario Wine Growers policy paper. It has gone almost unnoticed in the Canadian media but for the provincial wine industry Santa has come early and is finally delivering on a wish list that has been gone unanswered for years.

12/23/13

"Whenever I visit a winery or walk through a wine shop or grocery store, I'm seeing more and more red blends. What's behind this trend?"

12/23/13

Tommy Spina has partnered with some of his relatives from Sicily to form the new Sam Spina Importing Co., offering Sicilian wines that are being distributed throughout Alabama by Birmingham's International Wines & Craft Beer.

12/23/13

A new study released this month shows the wine industry is helping boost Colorado's economy.

12/23/13

In the US press this week wine experts pick out their favourite wines and sparklers for "holiday entertaining".

12/23/13

Joining the trail is Schwenk Wine Cellars, in business for 30 years, and located off Route 18 in the Town of Kent in Orleans County.

12/23/13

The Karnataka Wine Board (KWB) has increased its focus on wine tourism in the state in its bid to boost awareness to increase wine consumption in the state. The body believes wine sales can increase by 20 percent to 25 percent each year.

12/23/13

Another unique problem arose this year from the abnormally warm weather and lack of rain: The grapes all ripened at the same time.

12/23/13

A famous Napa Valley winery has found its place on Washington's Red Mountain

12/23/13

Plus, Siduri's Adam Lee takes a winemaking gig in Willamette Valley, and the Official Champagne of (almost) everything takes on New Year's Eve

12/23/13

this 2013 recap of entrepreneurial spirit is also a preview of the stories to come in 2014

12/23/13

Rémy Martin has announced that Baptiste Loiseau will succeed Pierrette Trichet as cellar master in spring 2014

12/23/13

According Krebs on Security, Target is investigating a data breach that has potentially affected millions of customer credit and debit cards. These sources say the breach appears to have begun around Black Friday 2013 and involves the theft of data stored on the magnetic strip of cards used at stores.

12/23/13

Kurniawan made at least $1.3 million between 2004 and 2012 (the FBI estimates profits running into the millions). In 2006 alone, he sold some 12,000 bottles of fake wine.

12/23/13

He knocks California's "fruit bombs,'' but finds plenty of good stuff on the Left Coast, and looks beyond Napa and Sonoma