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01/27/14

"Hitting Perfect Notes from Napa to Nashville" sold for $200,000. Pictured here are vintner Jeff Gargiulo, singer Billy Dean and Ron Kuhn

01/27/14

The value of direct-to-consumer wine shipments grew 7.5% to reach $1.57 billion in 2013, and that number could climb to $3.2 billion within 10 years, according to the 2014 Direct Shipping Report. ShipCompliant vice president Jeff Carroll shared this and other results of his company's annual report Thursday at the Direct to Consumer (DtC) Wine Symposium at the South San Francisco Conference Center.

01/27/14

... written for the growers and customers of Allied

01/27/14

The cooperage will acquire the Fine Northern Oak brand, as well as existing inventory and equipment. Founder David Plumb remains with the company. Philippe Michel of Oak Tradition will continue to represent the company in the Pacific Northwest

01/27/14

Bartenders, who are now supposed to wear gloves to put limes in the mojitos and cherries in the Manhattans - even to scoop ice into a glass.

01/27/14

Jon Moramarco is set to step down as president and CEO of wine and spirits importer and distributor Winebow, effective January 31. Winebow chairman Leonardo LoCascio will serve as interim CEO until a permanent successor to Moramarco is hired

01/27/14

by Jon Bonné, Winemakers to Watch for 2014 are a forward-thinking bunch. What's more impressive is how well they bridge the worlds of classic and modern California ...

01/27/14

Great Tasting Seminar moderated by Tim Fish, Senior Editor for Wine Spectator and Winemaker panelists: Morgan Twain-Peterson, Mike Officer and Tegan Passalacqua

01/27/14

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's proposal to increase the state's minimum wage represents a Band-Aid approach to economics. What is really needed is a means of growing the number of jobs that pay a living wage, not the minimum wage. But there is one thing to like about the proposal.

01/27/14

Winemaker Adam Henkel has grand visions for owner Roger Bower's Crown Point Vineyards.

01/27/14

The lack of rain is a cause for concern in many of California's vineyards. 'The soil is dry, the water table is lowering, shallower wells are drying up, [and] some neighbour relations are souring,' Tom Lane, winemaker at Bianchi winery in Paso Robles, told decanter.com.

01/27/14

A winemaker was tied up, gagged and threatened by masked men in the Languedoc over an agreement to sell his vineyard to Swiss buyers.

01/27/14

US House of Representatives speaker, John Boehner, has said he won't run for President as he doesn't want to give up wine, cigarettes and mowing the lawn.

01/27/14

From Millennials to legislation by way of sustainability and off-piste wines, we set the scene for 2014

01/27/14

this is a press release in the form of a "feature story" from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

01/27/14

meetings for ranchers in Mariposa, Mendocino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura and Tulare counties to connect remotely to a UC drought workshop

01/27/14

About 20 people showed up to a public meeting Thursday, the first outreach effort in an attempt to draft new rules

01/27/14

Winery Compliance Services of Walla Walla will open a new climate controlled operation in the former BurBee Co. distribution space at 1491 W. Rose St., owners announced.

01/27/14

Drake will cover the growing Texas wine industry.

01/27/14

Michaud will be the new representative for the Pacific Northwest.

01/27/14

Acting Wayne County Supreme Court Justice Dennis Kehoe (See Profile) rejected arguments seeking to hold Hazlitt's 1852 Vineyards & Winery responsible for the fatal collision under various theories, including common law negligence

01/27/14

"Prices would jump, hundreds of locally owned liquor stores would be forced to close and a fledgling craft distilling industry would be crushed."

01/27/14

The coho salmon of Central California, which swim up the rivers and creeks during the first winter rains, are stranded in the ocean waiting for the surge of water that signals the beginning of their annual migration, but it may never come

01/27/14

To find your dream vineyard, popular real estate agencies like Coldwell Banker have either designated branches or specialists in wine regions like Sonoma, California, in the US that are knowledgeable about this market. You can also find listings at ...

01/27/14

California water policy and management will need to prepare for these seeming inevitabilities and find solutions that support a strong economy and a healthy environment, while easing transitions for vulnerable groups

01/27/14

He gave up the wine, but not the women and song

01/27/14

There's Syrah from a little-known parcel in Napa's Coombsville area, better known for Cabernet. A Chardonnay from a remote spot nestled between Napa and Solano counties. More recently, a Tempranillo from high in the Sierra foothills and Cabernet made from the far coastal reaches of western Sonoma

01/27/14

How do you stake a career on Gruner Veltliner and Riesling? You start in Santa Barbara

01/27/14

They discovered a source of Vermentino in Carneros' silty Las Brisas vineyard, grown by Francis Mahoney, one of the grape's pioneers in this country

01/27/14

An Americana musician, he was living in Los Angeles and working as a sound effects editor at Sony when the opportunity arose to farm his parents' land. To get some experience, he turned to childhood pal Justin Smith

01/27/14

"A big part of this festival's success comes from listening to our guests' feedback from year to year," says

01/27/14

When you think of the great wine producing countries, Uruguay probably doesn't leap to mind

01/27/14

Sacramento sommeliers will need to be on their toes this week as restaurants in the central city fill with people who know a thing or two about wine.

01/27/14

Mitchell got into winemaking in 1998 in California's Paso Robles region

01/27/14

worldwide wine consumption is expected to grow almost 9 percent, to $182 billion, by 2016, with a large chunk of the demand coming from China