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01/06/14

Del Dotto Vineyards alleges vineyard manager Hill Wine Company LLC ordered employees to deliver 12 bins of grapes - about 6 tons - to Hill's winery instead of Del Dotto and Fleury Vineyard.

01/06/14

The vineyards may be brown and dormant in winter, but some Napa Valley winemakers are preparing to invite locals to see their inner workings - and their touted commitment to greener practices.

01/06/14

His final Saturday column appeared in the Guardian newspaper on 19 December. He did not let his illness become widely known.

01/06/14

"The fix is removing the yeast from the wine."

01/06/14

The Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program (HOEEP) is now an I-BEST program according to the Wenatchee Valley College. I-BEST or Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program is a nationally recognized model that quickly boosts students' literacy and work skills so that students can earn credentials, get living wage jobs, and put their talents to work for employers.

01/06/14

A perspective for the New Year on putting 'social equity' into action

01/06/14

A new Bloomberg video takes a look at the various methods of faking, from the most sophisticated, such as re-bottling with empty bottles, down to the painfully obvious, such as making up vineyards that don't even exist.

01/06/14

Many professional athletes have become vintners, and Alex Guarachi might have been one of them if an injury at San Jose State University hadn't ended his hopes of playing professional soccer.

01/06/14

Napa Valley wine producer Duckhorn has filed legal action against a rival wine group and retail giant Wal-Mart, claiming that it has trademark rights over the word 'duck' on labels.

01/06/14

French wine broker and producer Castel has been hit with a €4m (US$5.46m) fine for not telling France's competition watchdog that it had bought Burgundy's Patriarche.

01/06/14

Californian Cabernet blend Opus One is enjoying strong international demand through Bordeaux négociants, despite stagnating sales for the region's Left Bank brands handled by the same distributors.

01/06/14

WineCare, the New York wine storage facility ravaged during Hurricane Sandy, has gone into liquidation.

01/06/14

Vinifera Imports, a US-based importer of premium Italian wines, has received an approval from the Santa Fe Springs City Council for the distribution of wines.

01/06/14

Young, ambitious and eco-friendly, with hobbies like deer hunting and Porsche racing, the next generation of California's wine heirs is coming of age - and they think they'll do it better. Unfettered with romantic visions of relaxed Napa living, these new vintners are putting out funkier, sometimes cheaper and often radically different bottles than their parents.

01/06/14

"When I wrote the book," explained wine merchant Kermit Lynch, "I thought the oenologists were going to take over."

01/06/14

Dollars & $ense seminar coming Jan. 15

01/06/14

... a "transparent solid", a building that catches and holds space as it passes through. The building shifts and bends perception as it foreshortens vistas and distorts depth, all in service of intensifying the specificity of the visitor's experience.

01/06/14

... a nine-city series of exceptional fine wine and dining events running February through June 2014.

01/06/14

The brand's marketing tie-up with singer Sheryl Crow has helped boost visibility and drive off-premise progress.

01/06/14

Festival ticket packages are $8,500 per couple; $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples.

01/06/14

To the outside world, the September rain didn't bode well for Oregon's harvest, but growers who have lived in Oregon for any period of time understand rain is a fact of life.

01/06/14

Automatic gratuities are commonly applied to bills for large parties to prevent stiffing the servers. The new IRS ruling, however, changes the categorization of automatic gratuities from a tip to a wage.

01/06/14

Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson are proud owners of one of California's most improbably situated farms.

01/06/14

At Lost River Winery in Winthrop, refilling reusable containers called growlers - with wine is the second most-popular offering after pinot gris.

01/06/14

Firefighters responded Friday afternoon to a small vegetation fire near a winery in the Santa Ynez Valley.

01/06/14

The Midwestern U.S. shivered through the region's lowest temperatures in two decades and forecasters warned that life-threatening cold was heading eastward.

01/06/14

The sinuous Colorado River and its slew of man-made reservoirs from the Rockies to southern Arizona are being sapped by 14 years of drought nearly unrivaled in 1,250 years.

01/06/14

It has been decades since parts of the Midwest experienced a deep freeze like the one expected to arrive Sunday.

01/06/14

Just think of them as the Coca-Cola and the Pepsi of viticulture.

01/06/14

Western Colorado's winegrape crop faces another blow this year after record-low cold temperatures earlier this month killed vines and grape buds across the valley.