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03/11/14

"Right now we seem to be doing pretty good for frost protection. Most people have what they need," said Doug McIlroy, director of winegrowing at Rodney Strong Wine Estates

03/11/14

The Modesto Irrigation District board reviews a plan to begin delivering water March 30, three weeks later than initially thought

03/11/14

Celebrities Jane Lynch, Emilio Estevez, and Shiri Appleby were among the more than 600 guests who attended the recent event at the Bacara Resort & Spa

03/11/14

A record-breaking total of $1,086,350 in contributions to 44 Sonoma County non-profit organizations was distributed today from the hugely successful 2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. Over 100 guests representing Sonoma County's wine industry leadership, nonprofit organizations, local dignitaries, and top donors celebrated the momentous donation at a luncheon hosted by the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn in Sonoma Valley.

03/11/14

Wine industry people on the move from March 4 to March 10-New appointments from Jackson Family Wines, The Ranch Winery, Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies Advisory Board, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, J Vineyards & Winery and more.

03/11/14

a first-of-its-kind collaboration between five prestigious wineries-- Silver Oak, Far Niente, Pride Mountain, Gargiulo Vinyards, and Casa Piena-- and David Pack, legendary producer, vocalist, and hit-maker

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More capabilities, bumper '12-'13 crops drive demand

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Still, the survey indicated a disconnect between what consumers say they want and what they're willing to order and pay for

03/11/14

Generation Y - 18 to 35 year-olds - has an overall lack of engagement with wine

03/11/14

Construction started last week on the latest new wine warehousing project in Napa Valley, two buildings totaling 287,000 square feet in American Canyon

03/11/14

About 20 regional wineries are stops along the tour, which gives customers a passport to a month's worth of weekend events. From noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, guests can taste test, sample food and get a better look at how local wine is made. The tour is hosted by the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau; tickets sell for $25 per person and $15 for designated drivers, and are valid all month.

03/11/14

Cornell researchers found that customer service is the most important factor in boosting tasting room sales, but sensory descriptions of what flavors consumers might detect were a turn-off. 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.

03/11/14

An interesting trade opportunity to taste Greek wines from six producers, including Yliana Stengou, presenting her Domaine Porto Carras varietals, will take place Tuesday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mani Imports, 3601 Parkway Place in West Sacramento

03/11/14

Four of Texas' most distinguished wineries - Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery and Pedernales Cellars - have launched a new marketing initiative called "Texas Fine Wine" to promote their award-winning wines as some of the best in the state and their wineries as top wine tourism destinations.

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... all week we're spotlighting their favorite bottles and places to drink, along with a complete wine pairing guide

03/11/14

Wine, both in bottles and bulk, are a worldwide commodity. As such, members of the wine industry need to be aware of the current world situation. Rabobank International's Vernon Crowder, who has more than 30 years of experience in financial analysis of California agricultural commodities, will discuss the global economic outlook, a forecast of exchange rates, and macro implications for the overall global economy, including wine consumption at WiVi Central Coast 2014.

03/11/14

Agroterrorism is not theoretical: Agriculture operations cannot wait until a threat has revealed itself to begin preparing for it.

03/11/14

When's a pig not a pig? Waiting for Hitler. Climbing with honey hunters. Born, raised, slaughtered in the U.S. Fake food riches. Cyborg plants. Age of alchemy. High cost of cheap milk.

03/11/14

Auction house Sotheby's is keen to hold more ex-cellar sales of Burgundy after the sum raised from a 2,000-bottle cache of Maison Joseph Drouhin wines significantly beat estimates in New York.

03/11/14

Artemis Domaines, the company that owns Bordeaux first-growth Château Latour, has acquired a large minority stake in Château Siaurac & Co., according to Siaurac owner and manager Paul Goldschmidt. Siaurac includes three Right Bank estates-Château Le Prieuré in St.-Emilion, Château Vray Croix de Gay in Pomerol and Château Siaurac in Lalande-de-Pomerol-for a total of 143 acres of vines.

03/11/14

For the owners of the Minnesota Wine Exchange, Duluth's winter was a killer. Literally. The wine bar at 3 W. Superior St. in downtown Duluth closed in January due to slow business.

03/11/14

Modesto-area wine grape growers, who have enjoyed good times in the past few years, might have to dig in to endure the drought.. One piece of advice is to plunge a moisture sensor into the soil before irrigating, to be sure that the scarce water is truly needed that day.

03/11/14

Wine consumption in India is likely increase to 2.1 million cases by 2017, 73 percent higher than 1.21 million cases in 2013, said a survey today. Spirits consumption is also likely to increase in the next five years to 373.5 million cases, an increase of over 20 percent from 2013 level, said the study by Vinexpo.

03/11/14

"The worries are over for now," said Dan Partridge, a spokesman for the state Department of Ecology. "Right now, snowpack and stream-flow figures and all the indicators make it pretty certain that we won't have to worry about any kind of statewide drought."

03/11/14

A state advisory board is asking Oregon Governor Kitzhaber to approve an emergency drought declaration in Crook County. Should the Governor approve that request, Crook would become the fifth Oregon county to declare a drought emergency so far this year.

03/11/14

Drought conditions continue to be a problem in Texas and the 2013 annual Agricultural Increment Report from Bastrop County's Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service confirms the issue.

03/11/14

according to the latest figures from Vinexpo

03/11/14

Brad Reynolds Appointed Vice President, General Manager

03/11/14

On voice vote and without debate, the House last Wednesday approved a bill (H 228) that would legalize Sunday morning alcohol sales starting at 10 a.m. - two hours earlier than allowed under current law

03/11/14

But it seems neighboring states are also losing customers to Pennsylvania

03/11/14

San Joaquin Valley growers' demand for water conflicts with the needs of delta agriculture

03/11/14

"In some cases, we're seeing salinity levels at about three to five times what we would normally be seeing for this time of year."

03/11/14

Eastern Winery Exposition workshop looks at issues involved with distilling

03/11/14

disease is causing considerable concern

03/11/14

A look at the key events of the California drought of 2014.

03/11/14

Target suggested by 68-year appreciation pattern, little planting says John Bergman