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01/17/14
Governor declares drought emergency in California

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a statewide emergency because of drought, giving state agencies more flexibility in managing water supply and ordering them to conserve water.

01/17/14
Supplier News: Vinnovation Announces the Next Generation of Wine Pumpover Technology
"LOTUS also spread the cap evenly and covered a wider area, which is important when you deal with large surface areas. This invention ultimately allowed us to get more grapes into the tank."
01/17/14
Supplier News: Napa Valley-Based Govino Acquired By Wine Industry Investors
Stemless govino products are comprised of a flexible BPA free polymer
01/17/14
Wine Industry Symposium Group Announces 20th Annual Central Coast Insights Event With Focus on "California's Central Coast Sense of Place"
"Over the past twenty years we have witnessed the dramatic changes within the wine sector on California's Central Coast," said David Freed, chairman, The Silverado Group.
01/17/14
Burgundy Lovers Buying Up Back Vintages
It's back to the future for Burgundy drinkers, as they cope with recent short vintages by buying up older ones.
01/17/14
Bordeaux 2013 en primeur could shake up wine industry
While some critics are calling for the campaign to be called off, the Bordelais are imploring the trade and media to give the wines a chance, and merchants believe a bad campaign could revitalize the industry
01/17/14
Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards Positioned for Continued Success Under New Ownership (Press Release)
Richard Sanford, Founder, Remains as Winemaker and Brand Visionary
01/17/14
California drought threatens coho salmon
Coho salmon are trapped in the Russian River and urgently need a boost from Mother Nature
01/17/14
Napa man commutes to El Dorado County to create a winery - step by step
In El Dorado Country, a wine industry is growing, but one still is not surrounded on all sides by grapevines. On the road that snaked up the mountain, however, vines began to appear, growing valiantly on the steep slope. On a rock wall, a sign appeared: Jose Wine Caves.
01/17/14
Suntory's proposed $16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc. is being targeted by at least two lawsuits brought by Beam shareholder
both of which assert that Beam's board has accepted a price that undervalues the company
01/17/14
Wine industry sales expected to grow
Sales in the industry are expected to grow by 6 to 10 percent over the next year, said Rob McMillan, executive vice president and founder of Silicon Valley Bank's wine division.
01/17/14
Wildfires spark fears across dry California
Dry weather and winds have Californians worried about the potential for more wildfires in addition to those already scorching small portions of the state.
01/17/14
Washington wineries clean up North America's largest wine competition
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, held in this northern Sonoma County town, drew a record 5,825 entries from more than 1,500 wineries across 25 states. This makes it the largest judging of American wines -- and the biggest wine competition held on the continent.
01/17/14
Global Champagne demand dips in 2013
A late Christmas surge in consumer demand failed to prevent global Champagne sales dropping by 1.5% last year versus 2012, to 304m bottles, new figures show.
01/17/14
Drouhin agrees to 'once-in-a-generation' auction with Sotheby's
Auction house Sotheby's intends to capitalize on Burgundy wines' popularity by selling rare vintages spanning five decades direct from the cellars of Maison Joseph Drouhin.
01/17/14
Top 10 wines in the US press
Eric Asimov explores some "absurdly good value wines" of the Loire, while Dave McIntyre picks out an "impeccably balanced" Cab Franc.
01/17/14
A Tribute to Charlie Trotter, for His Cause
Plus, Ch√Ęteau d'Arsac taps Zulu winemaker for Winemaker's Collection, graffiti lands on wine labels, and Pennsylvania busts a civil disobedient wine smuggler
01/17/14
Worldwide Wine Auction Revenues Fall Again in 2013
Bordeaux prices on the rebound; Americans returning to marketplace
01/17/14
Wine's big threat (hint: it could be you)
The coming year is expected to bring good news to the U.S. wine industry, even as aging baby boomers present a question mark for future demand, according to a new report.
01/17/14
Rogue Valley Cab Awarded 90 Points Three Vintages in a Row
"This recognition affirms my idea that the growing conditions at Del Rio Vineyard are well suited for the Cabernet Sauvignon. You know that the variety has found a sense of place or terroir when consistency is achieved through several vintages."
01/17/14
PA: Greenhouse Winery in Sewickley Township plots $1M expansion
Gregory M. Hazuza has a $1 million plan to construct a building where he can make the wine he now produces in a garage on his Sewickley Township property and another building outside Rillton where he can host parties and wedding receptions.
01/17/14
WA State Experiencing Driest Winter Since 2000: How Will This Affect Wine Growers?
And, since there is not usually excessive rainfall in Washington state, van Loben Sels is fairly confident his crops will fare well.
01/17/14
Why Cork Is Still a Show-Stopper
Anyone who has built up a collection of fine wines over, say, 40 years will know that perhaps the biggest factor in maintaining their quality is the longevity of corks. At what age does one wear out and have to be replaced?
01/17/14
5 wine grape varietals you need to try in 2014
Growing interest in Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay (which sits happily at No. 5 on the grape vine hit parade) comes at the expensive of workhorse varieties, such as Rkatsiteli from Georgia and Sultaniye from Turkey.
01/17/14
Good News For Ontario Wine Lovers
The Grape Growers of Ontario says the 79,756 tonnes of grapes are valued at $99.7 million.
01/17/14
BC: Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon Registration Opens This Week
2nd Annual Race to be held September 6, 2014
01/17/14
Heavy drinking found to speed cognitive decline in men
Middle-aged men who consume an average of more than 2 1/2 alcoholic drinks per day accelerate the rate at which their memories decline by almost six years over a 10-year span
01/17/14
Special yeast reduce alcohol, improve wine
A team of Australian researchers has taken a giant step towards controlling a growing problem in the wine community. They have identified special yeast that produce a lower level of alcohol, helping to preserve the flavor. Their research is published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology
01/17/14
Gary Eberle Ousted at His Namesake Winery (Wine Spectator)
Shakeup leaves Paso Robles pioneer winemaker shocked; management refuses comment
01/17/14
Getting Your Wine Into Shanghai
The first step is undoubtedly to spend longer than you would in other markets finding an importer
01/17/14
Growing trend for craft beer and wine blends
A trend is developing in the United States for craft beers made both with grapes and spent lees.
01/17/14
Stella Artois Cidre draws US white wine drinkers
Stella Artois Cidre is poised for a US-wide launch after its introduction in 26 states last year, and the AB InBev brand claims white wine drinkers are flocking to the brand.
01/17/14
Wine & Sex: The New Tupperware Party
A Spanish winery is taking wine pairing to a whole new level
01/17/14
Governor declares drought emergency in California
California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a statewide emergency because of drought, giving state agencies more flexibility in managing water supply and ordering them to conserve water. - See more at: http://www.capitalpress.com/article/20140117/ARTICLE/140119875#sthash.HnddXbRp.dpuf
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