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03/10/14

Diageo North America has tapped senior executive Stephen Rust to become president of its Diageo Chateau & Estate (DC&E) wine unit. Rust replaces current DC&E president Claudia Schubert, who will lead a new Diageo division that combines its Canadian business and U.S. control state operations

03/10/14

Veteran Wine Writer, Blogger and Critic Will Specialize in Communications and Education for Family's Expanding Portfolio

03/10/14

Publication Tastes More Wines in California Than Any Other Wine Magazine

03/10/14

Anyone working in a California restaurant or bar who prepares ready-to-eat food - from bagels to sushi to fruit salad to cocktails - has to wear gloves or use deli tissue, spatulas or tongs. But the new rule, which went into effect Jan. 1, has had so much blowback that lawmakers are already trying to repeal it

03/10/14

Total attendance was pegged at 1,500, taking into account those who came for the show and exhibitor staff

03/10/14

Duckhorn Wine Co.'s Decoy by Duckhorn has successfully positioned itself as an "affordable luxury" brand, combining strong winemaking credentials with an attractive price point. After rising 40% in 2012 to 175,000 cases in the U.S., Decoy-which retails for around $20-$25 a 750-ml.-rose 46% last year, to reach 255,000 cases.

03/10/14

The proposed bill would allow existing liquor licenses to be classified as Class "A" starting in July of this year. This means in July 2016 they could sell Tobacco and Groceries, as long as it does not take up more than 15% of the stores' space.

03/10/14

The findings stem from two studies on how the tasting room experience affects customer purchases and what wineries can do to create satisfied sippers, published in the current issue of the International Journal of Wine Business Research

03/10/14

Author-professor offers a guide to the sights, smells, and science of Lehigh Valley wines.

03/10/14

this past Friday, I braved California's first massive rainfall in many months to zip down to Santa Barbara for a comparative tasting of Santa Barbara sparkling wines hosted by Sonja Magdevski at her Casa Dumetz tasting room in Los Alamos. On hand were Brewer-Clifton's Greg Brewer, Sea Smoke's Don Schroeder, Clarissa Nagy of Riverbench, Dave Potter of Municipal Winemakers, and Blakeney Sanford

03/10/14

The wine producer said the existing bottle producer in the United Kingdom had been placed into administration

03/10/14

Nearly two years after the California giant bought the winery, we have a pretty clear picture of what Columbia Winery will look like. It is smaller, more nimble, more focused and poised for the national spotlight.

03/10/14

Bureau of Reclamation didn't do the job, congressman says

03/10/14

Latitude 38 Entertainment, is planning to resurrect BottleRock this spring. Latitude 38 Entertainment is unaffiliated with Vogt, Meyers or BR Festivals

03/10/14

... the easiest way for wineries to manage their tasting rooms

03/10/14

"Climate change is "coming upon us, and it looks like it's coming upon us fairly quickly."

03/10/14

The 20-year, $200 million pact between the NHLC and the new vendor, Exel Logistics of Westerville, Ohio, requires that each week Exel will prepare a written status report ...

03/10/14

Some companies use in-home shopping parties to get customers to spend on items like jewelry and Tupperware in the company of friends - and a lot of alcohol. Diageo is going straight to the fun by shipping liquor and bartenders to clients' living rooms

03/10/14

This winter's plethora of deep freezes have not been good to New York's grape growers and vineyards

03/10/14

The man with the best palate in the world lives on Aspen Mountain, in a tucked-away cabin at the top of a walking path that disappears into the slope. His home doubles as a workshop where Master Sommelier candidates aiming to pass their blind tasting exams make pilgrimages in order to learn how to correctly identify flights of six wines

03/10/14

'Strong demand for well-leased industrial product'

03/10/14

Global sales of Prosecco have overtaken Champagne, as the insatiable worldwide thirst for the Italian sparkler shows no sign of abating.

03/10/14

After his Cornville winery squeezes the last drop from its grape harvest, Arizona law requires Eric Glomski to throw away the hundreds of pounds of skin, pulp, seeds and stems left behind

03/10/14

Certainly, it's not a stranger - the world's most planted red wine grape, with about 700,000 acres in the ground. And yet so much is the basis of dull, basic wine around the globe

03/10/14

As a general rule in business, companies that attract the pockets of large private equity firms, especially ones named after a mythical three-headed hellhound, are in deep trouble.