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02/11/14

Preliminary results from the California Grape Crush Report, released by the California Agricultural Statistics service show another year of record winegrape harvests, indicating 4.23 million tons of winegrapes were crushed, up 5 percent from 2012's 4.01 million tons.

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The 2014 harvest will be his last at the iconic Russian River winery as he explores other projects

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Treasury revamped California wine brand Souverain, aiming to reinvigorate a label historically known as a reliable, value-oriented Sonoma producer.

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Carneros Wine Alliance shares locals' insights and secrets of a wine region that spans two counties and produces some of the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sparkling Wines

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New York storage would require the creation of warehouses that do not currently exist. Nearly 80% of the 235 New York-licensed wine and spirits wholesalers now operate from New Jersey warehouses. Thus, the impact would be immense

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"I don't believe two major players should be able to buy legislation at the expense of small-businesspeople, which in my opinion is what's blatantly happening here. This just absolutely reeks."

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In the 4½ years since the Great Recession ended, millions of Americans who have gone without jobs or raises have found themselves wondering something about the economic recovery: Is this as good as it gets?

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By offering an unexpected grace period to businesses with between 50 and 99 employees, administration officials are hoping to defuse another potential controversy.

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The bulk wine and grape market for 2014 is already pretty active, and Clements said that possibly could be explained by the industry-wide concern over drought. Despite the recent rains, the 2014 and 2015 harvest could be at risk from drought, and producers may be locking in supply now.

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The good times kept rolling in 2013 for North Coast wineries and growers, thanks to another boffo harvest that established new records for size and value

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Napa County's 2013 grape crop was only off 2012's record mark by about 8,000 tons, earning local growers $638 million last year,

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Californian moscato production reaches all-time high in 2013 harvest report while Napa cab fetches record prices.

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State, local grape industry saw record numbers from 2013 harvest

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"Consumer demand for California wine is strong. After short crops in 2010 and 2011, growers delivered two remarkable vintages, with record-sized harvests and exceptional quality," said Heidi Scheid, chair of the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG).

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Statewide prices dip slightly from prior year. We should have more than enough supply unless the drought materializes.

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This record harvest stretched capacity to its fullest, putting downward pressure on prices for late season grapes and on some early bulk market sales

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In its annual public policy agenda, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) highlighted the sales tax bill and data privacy regulations as among the industry's most important agenda items for 2014

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Complex modern trade deals such as the TPP that go far beyond tariff reductions to encompass regulatory regimes and intellectual property.

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Nat DiBuduo, Allied Grape Growers president, is bullish on the short-term outlook for California wine grapes. He says wine grape supply and demand are in balance.

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Big Data is giant blank on the map and U.S. agriculture is charging right toward it. Nobody, including farmers, gets to opt out of the unintended consequences of digital technology.

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The Austrian winemaker in a trademark dispute with Champagne Krug has said that agreeing to the Moet Hennessy-owned firm's demands would mean 'total submission'.

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Independent discount retail is booming, with 17% of customers typically buying alcohol there, according to a poll.

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Winemaker Eric Glomski says people's perceptions of Arizona are "based on seeing Looney Tunes, the Road Runner and Coyote." Think vast stretches of desert with the occasional cactus and Acme anvil. But Arizona, he says, "is much more than desert."

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As head of American B.D., a wine wholesaler based in Glen Rock, Opici established the earliest pipeline connecting New Jersey to avant-garde winemakers on the West Coast determined to give Europe a run for its money.

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The Pennsylvania Wine Society was kind enough to have me speak at its Wine Excellence XII tasting in Harrisburg last month. Here are five observations about regional wine that are most striking a little more than a month into 2014.

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The state government claims they have got the balance right when it comes to the Strategic Regional Land Use Policy and the mapping of two critical industry clusters (CIC) in the Upper Hunter region.

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The Phillips brothers also have shown that cabernet sauvignon does indeed deserve a place in Lodi. One of their two most expensive wines is their Rapture cabernet sauvignon ($59), the jammy yet spirited 2011 version of which scored a rare double-gold medal at last fall's Houston competition

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Americans are drinking more Italian wines than Italians themselves, owing to the popularity of sparkling wines from the southern European country and millennial

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The WITS Steering Committee, comprised of technology and business leaders across the wine industry, is currently finalizing panel topics and keynote speakers

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Officials held a ground breaking for the facility this fall at the corner of George Washington Way and University Drive near Washington State University Tri-Cities

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13 percent of Americans eat pizza on any given day

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This white whale of wine gadgets does a seemingly impossible thing

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Despite the strong storm and heavy runoff, local government officials said drought measures, including mandatory cuts for water users in Cloverdale, Healdsburg and Willits, were still on.

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"The bottom line is that this storm is not going to end California's drought."

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World Ag Expo officials began the countdown to the opening today of the 47th edition of the world's largest outdoor farm show in Tulare, Calif.