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01/28/14

U.S. winery production up 6.3%. The United States now has 7,762 wineries, led by California with 3,674. Canada has 568 wineries, having gained more than 8%. The net change in North American wineries was 345

01/28/14

Building and maintaining a strong DTC department is now key to a winery's success and now WiVi Central Coast has added a direct-to-consumer break-out session track to help Central Coast wineries learn how to effectively manage this powerful channel.

01/28/14

Saralee McClelland Kunde, a dairy ranchers' daughter who became a grower of prized wine grapes and an irresistible force for the celebration of Sonoma County agriculture, died Sunday

01/28/14

Wendy Brooks of Pride Mountain Vineyards was elected to serve as vice chair. Scot Covington of Trione Vineyards will be appointed by the Board this week to serve as Secretary & Treasurer

01/28/14

"Tom Garigliano's track record as a premier corporate tax partner with KPMG handling complex matters for virtually all types and sizes of businesses complements our existing strengths and adds further depth to our North Bay team."

01/28/14

Wine industry people on the move from January 21 to January 27

01/28/14

Housing Commission concerned growers could be subsidizing Sonoma labor

01/28/14

Trouble May Be in China Market

01/28/14

Investors in Treasury Wine Estates are bracing for yet another profit downgrade from the ailing wine group with soft sales and profit figures for December believed to be behind a trading halt requested by the company earlier on Tuesday

01/28/14

Argentina's wine producers believe a sharp fall for the country's peso currency will help them to stay competitive on retailers' shelves overseas, amid high costs at home.

01/28/14

M. Paquito Barbier, President of Tonnellerie Cadus, has chosen to end the contractual association with Vincent Bouchard in North America

01/28/14

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission's ninth annual Wine Week is featuring wine personalities and bottle-signings and tastings - culminating with an Easter Seals fundraising event featuring nearly 1,800 wines.

01/28/14

The annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium runs from Tuesday through Thursday at the Sacramento Convention Center. More than 13,000 people are expected to attend this year's event, billed as the largest wine and grape industry trade show in North America.

01/28/14

Students of King's College Cambridge held a "wages not wine" protest yesterday after it emerged that the university spent nearly £3m on wine last year.

01/28/14

There's a trillion dollars riding on the global produce market and Big Ag is moving toward a much larger share.

01/28/14

Drought raises alarms over frost protection, irrigation

01/28/14

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, the nationwide trade association of liquor producers, is urging that Tennessee's wine-in-grocery-stores legislation - up for a crucial committee vote tomorrow - be revised to allow liquor stores to sell on Sundays

01/28/14

A Utah lawmaker has proposed scaling back some of Utah's famously strict liquor laws just days after the Mormon church urged legislators to keep existing regulations in place

01/28/14

CedarCreek Estate Winery to join Von Mandl Family Estates

01/28/14

Collectors' thirst for Burgundy in 2013 was not enough to prevent lower prices for Bordeaux causing a drop in Christie's wine auction sales for the year

01/28/14

Metro-area outlets had good profits in 2012 despite pressure from private competitors at nearby stores.

01/28/14

Tawny Ports, long a less popular sibling of their ruby cousins, are gaining new attention. Seeing potential in the category, top Port houses are producing high-quality, long-aged tawnies and marketing them to American and U.K. consumers.

01/28/14

House and Senate agriculture leaders on Monday announced a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a five-year farm bill

01/28/14

Scientists and biotechnology companies are developing what could become the next powerful weapon in the war on pests - one that harnesses a Nobel Prize-winning discovery to kill insects and pathogens by disabling their genes

01/28/14

The conference's keynote speaker on Tuesday is Jerry Baldwin, former owner of Peet's Coffee & Tea and a co-founder of Starbucks Corp

01/28/14

Temperatures closer to what's normal for this time of year aren't expected until Thursday

01/28/14

Diageo, the global leader in spirits, beer and wine that runs much of its operations out of Norwalk, announced Monday that it's added the "super-premium" tequila brand Peligroso to its portfolio

01/28/14

During the Super Bowl, you'll have to watch approximately 119 beer commercials. But they won't reach you. You're a Wine-Searcher reader, and you're thinking about the most appropriate wine for the game

01/28/14

The water currently in question includes about 340,000 acre-feet stored at San Luis Reservoir on behalf of west-side farmers