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01/10/14

County vintners group releases findings of new economic report at annual meeting

01/10/14

Ouch! The job market suddenly looks a lot weaker than economists' had thought.

01/10/14

Miraculously, neither driver was injured. The wine, as you can see, was not so lucky

01/10/14

The vote comes two months after the San Joaquin County Planning Commission voted 3-2 against implementing a one-year moratorium on special events

01/10/14

Ajax has served in multiple positions at the Department since 1998.

01/10/14

The department has invited stakeholders to a workshop in the County Operations Center in San Diego at 10 a.m. on Jan. 17

01/10/14

The chief executive of Constellation Brands has rejected a suggestion that consecutive large harvests in California will lead to an outpouring of cheaper wine from the U.S. region.

01/10/14

Contrary to media reports, wine grapes are not making way for nuts, says a leading wine broker.

01/10/14

Some of the farmers named in the complaint consider their charges frivolous and their demands unrealistic.

01/10/14

A menacing letter claiming that the recent helicopter crash in Bordeaux was not an accident has been sent to a local newspaper as well as estate agents in the area.

01/10/14

The statewide expansion of wine grape acreage has seen a parallel increase in the incidence of virus diseases affecting the overall growth and sustainability of Washington's grape and wine industry. As solutions are found for select virus diseases, previously unrecognized diseases such as Grapevine red blotch are emerging that could derail the industry's growth trajectory.

01/10/14

Economic Impact Study Conducted By Stonebridge Research Group Provides the Most Comprehensive Report on the Value of Sonoma County's Vineyards and Wineries

01/10/14

AgroThermal Systems announced results from the company's 2013 trial programs involving eight cultivars from 12 trial blocks in California, Oregon and New Zealand where Thermal Plant Treatment was applied to vineyard blocks throughout the growing season.

01/10/14

Plus, King Solomon's plonk, and Montesquieu turns wine into water for needy Ethiopians

01/10/14

In 2013 most major stock markets made significant advances as the world economy moved further away from recession.

01/10/14

Eric Asimov picks out 20 winter wines for under $20 while Rebecca Murphy opts for an "intense" Nebbiolo for that special occasion.

01/10/14

Grape-growing regions are shifting north. Warmer weather due to climate change will expand grape production in England, China, Russia and Scandinavia by mid-century, The New York Times reports. At the same time, some fear increasing heat may hurt established wine regions in Bordeaux, Tuscany and Spain.

01/10/14

A new generation of Virginia winemakers has begun to produce wines that can compete with the best of those from California and Europe.

01/10/14

While there's an accent in Jon Bonné's name, he doesn't prefer one in his wines. His new utterly-compelling book "The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Wine Revolution" (Ten Speed Press) can be read as a fight against what he calls Big Flavor: the over-ripe wines that obliterate sense of place or nuance that first came into style in the 1990s.

01/10/14

Forcing companies to own real estate here to do business is not the answer.

01/10/14

When it comes to marijuana tourism, there could be a lot of profit to go around. Colorado is already a major tourism destination: In 2012, the state made nearly $17 billion from a record 60 million visitors.

01/10/14

A transport truck carrying a load of Casillero del Diablo red and white wine crashed through a centre median of a southern B.C. highway and hit another truck loaded with pulp at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

01/10/14

Wine exports rose over 80 percent since 2009; five big wineries account for 82 percent of the market.

01/10/14

Duane Lujan, owner of Wine-Crafters & Homebrew Supplies, 625 Paonia St., has been in the wine kit and brewing business since 1996. Back then, he mostly sold beer-brewing ingredients and equipment. It wasn't long before he added winemaking equipment and kits.

01/10/14

Diageo PLC., Spirits and alcoholic beverage giant, recently stated that it has organized a new partnership with Combs Wine & Spirits, a privately owned premium spirits and wine business founded by rapper and entrepreneur Sean Diddy Combs, for the attainment of the tequila brand DeLeón.

01/10/14

According to Gestion, the low cost of energy, cheaper labor, and "virgin land" for wine production are all attractive features for prospective Chilean investors.

01/10/14

Includes $2.1 million for design and construction of the Agricultural Technology Building Addition and $2.79 million for construction of the Viticulture Building Addition.

01/10/14

The Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC) recently announced the dates, venues and new format for its second annual CABs of Distinction event.

01/10/14

When the Kemp family launched a winery on the site of their Hawks View Vineyard (planted in the Chehalem Mountains in 1991) in 2007, they included some unusual wines in their Hawks View Cellars portfolio: Washington cabernet sauvignon and merlot, and California pinot noir and syrah.

01/10/14

The original Vermeil Wines tasting room is in downtown Calistoga, but owner Dick Vermeil has bigger dreams, so he opened a satellite salon at First and Main streets in downtown Napa last summer.

01/10/14

The new contract is expected to yield up to $450 million in revenue over the next 10 years. The additional revenue will be due to a lower-cost wholesale distribution deal, according to a release from the LePage administration

01/10/14

Privatization proponents hope to pass measure early this year.

01/10/14

The study, which sets the stage for debate during the 2014 Legislature, underscores winners and losers in a container-deposit system and already has pushed advocates and critics into well-drawn corners

01/10/14

Wine grape growers in warmer inland regions are accusing the big wine brands of price gouging