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Wednesday, October 22nd

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"We're trying to add to the tools we have available to us" to save water."

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Demand for vineyards is " illustrated particularly by what is happening with wine companies looking outside California for vineyards."

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This year's event will focus on "Sustaining the Moment" with an impressive lineup of speakers and topics focused on the importance of sustainability

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"The 2012 harvest wasn't very big, so stocks had already declined, and for 2013-14 we're finding ourselves with not very large availability."

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Company accused of "knowingly exempting" itself from legal obligations

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Chateau de la Riviere will press ahead with a Buddhist ceremony to mark the estate's transfer to Chinese owners, as rescue workers continue to search for billionaire buyer Lam Kok and ex-owner James Gregoire following a helicopter crash

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Under Hollande's proposal, companies will have to pay a 50 percent duty on wages above 1 million euros ($1.4 million). In combination with other taxes and social charges, the rate will amount to 75 percent of salaries above the threshold

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First of all, it will be quite a bit smaller than it was. For the 2012 wines being released in January, new winemaker Sean Hails produced about 80,000 cases. That's down significantly from when Columbia Winery was owned by Ascentia Wine Estates of Healdsburg, Calif. Back then, the longtime winery produced about 100,000 cases of Riesling alone, along with myriad other wines

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A fascinating aspect of visiting tasting rooms, guided tastings and other events where experts have a chance to talk about particular growing regions is the way certain stories or ways of talking about a place come to the fore

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Master Sommelier Richard Betts is on a mission to help people enjoy wine as a grocery, not a luxury. Betts talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden about his book, The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

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Maureen Downey weighs up the consequences of the first federal wine-fraud trial

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The six canned Fun Wine options include moscatos like peach, rosé and white as well as red and white sangrias, all checking in at 6 percent alcohol.

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The University of Missouri-Columbia has raised half of the $3 million it needs to build a teaching winery

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More than 13,000 bottles of imported red wine from Spain were publicly destroyed in Zhengzhou, Henan province by workers who poured each one of the bottles and its precious liquid contents into an inflatable swimming pool under the watchful eyes of passersby

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The Binghams still have plans to build a crush/press facility,

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Tyler Colman polishes his crystal ball and looks ahead to the next 12 months in wine.

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The measure could help Michigan's wine industry by allowing consumers to bring local bottles, said Scott Ellis, executive director of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

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Oregon farmers continue to add to the state's groves of hazelnuts as optimism remains that there's room for more expansion

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The Mettler family has been farming grapes in Lodi since the late 1800s, and making wine since 1999

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Women for WineSense are a savvy lot, so there was more than one raised eyebrow when Master of Wine Tim Hanni proposed they have a dill pickle with their cabernet sauvignon.

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There's a new lawsuit brewing (or should we say fermenting?) between the Duck Dynasty and its wine label, Duck Commander Wines, and Duckhorn Wine Company

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The wine reviews and illustrations that Elaine Chukan Brown shares on her website Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews perfectly reflect this particular moment in the life of wine in America

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The Chinese are lining up to buy vineyards in France, eyeing the lucrative business opportunities that come from selling wine in China given the country's expanding wine consumption

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Experts fear a new drop in sales this year will take overall volumes below the 300-million bottle marker that is psychologically important to the sector

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Jay McInerney tracks down Anselme Selosse, the reclusive French vintner who helped uncork a bubbling movement

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" ... grower-producers whose wines express a sense of place. Both are also terrific values ..."

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A professional drink writer reviews 13 pop-culture-branded wines

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"there was a realization that we're in the midst of an up-is-down rethinking of wine and its geography"

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Musical Moscato mania became an epidemic this year, with Nicki Minaj and Warren G leading the way, but disasters, from winery fires to shipwrecks to overturned trailers, kept readers coming back