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Vintners hope to draw on success of Pinot Noir, entice wine-drinkers to try Oregon Chardonnay

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...a commitment to label wines with the correct place of grape origin

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The effluent plant is important because it's hard for city waste water systems to handle the suspended solids and pH levels in grape waste

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Acquisition of "Instagram for wine" will create community of 1.7 million wine consumers on Hello Vino platform. The Corkbin app features will add an important social dimension to Hello Vino's groundbreaking wine recommendation engine, which has accrued an installed base of 1.7 million users through its iOS and Android apps. By enabling users to access their friends' ratings of favorite wines, Hello Vino will also reinforce the wine profiles in its database with personal endorsements.

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Wine industry professionals will gather in Paso Robles for the second annual Central Coast Wine and Viticulture Symposium & Tradeshow (WiVi) on March 19 and 20. The largest regional wine symposium on the Central Coast, WiVi will showcase the latest wine industry technology, viticulture techniques, winemaking practices, winery sales information and education panels, according to a news release.

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The seminar, taught by Pilar Mustafa, director of marketing at VingDirect and wedding and event planner at So Eventful, focuses on aligning events with your brand, reaching the appropriate market audience and attention to the critical details necessary in planning and executing successful events for your winery. Learning outcomes for the half-day seminar include establishing the right goals based on event type, increasing sales and wine club sign ups and identifying the proper permits needed.

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Selling wine in New York City is a longstanding goal of New York State wine producers. Restaurants are a key entry point for exposing New York City consumers to New York wine

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This winter has been a tale of two Americas

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Zingerman founder Ari Weinzweig to relay 12 Laws of Business that have earned his organization the title "The Coolest Small Company in America."

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Thursday upheld the science used in fish protection plans that sometimes cut back water pumping for San Joaquin Valley farmers and Southern California cities.

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"The one positive is that smaller berry size could mean a better skin to juice ratio, meaning (this year's wine) could be higher quality, but there might not be a lot. And the lower yields could mean higher prices."

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California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to keep out salty ocean water if the state's drought persists. Two of the barriers would be aimed at reducing freshwater outflows from the Sacramento River, allowing it to better hold back sediment that would creep in from San Francisco Bay as river flows dwindle because of the drought.

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For help in planning your frost protection program this spring, take a look at Table 1. It's based on research reported by Matthew Fidelibus, University of California Cooperative Extension specialist, based at the Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, and Stephen Vasquez, formerly Fresno County UCCE farm advisor for viticulture.

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Wine scientists are recreating bushfires to help understand the impact of smoke on wine production

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Dave McIntyre picks an "exceptional" Chenin Blanc, while Irene Virbila recommends a selection of wines which pair perfectly with pizza.

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When it comes to their produce, winemakers are no different than any other farmers. They are obsessed with the earth. Though plants in reality only need water, sun and air to produce fruit, vignerons wax lyrical about the quality of their soil and how it influences their wines.

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The bill: House Bill 830 was introduced by Rep. Bryan Adams, R-Gretna, who is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee. It allows wine to come in 20-liter and 19 and five-tenths-liter containers when sold in or shipped to Louisiana. Currently, the largest wine container is 18 liters. The bill also allows 500 milliliters containers of wine to be shipped or sold in Louisiana, another size that is currently not available.

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Many of our life experiences have been enhanced by the internet. Just think about the days prior to Facebook when all we got were a few birthday cards and now we awake on our birthday to several dozen birthday wishes. Our wine experience is no different, the wealth of content related to wine on the internet is staggering, so here are my top five internet wine resources that are worth your time.

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The report from food and beverage researchers at Technomic cites a slowdown in overall sales and "(q)uickly evolving dynamics" will force the makers and sellers of adult beverages to work harder to capture consumers.

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Italian wine group Marchesi de' Frescobaldi plans to build a standalone winery for its Masseto Super Tuscan wine and is interested in moving into Chianti Classico

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Renowned French designer Philippe Starck has collaborated with Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion in Bordeaux on a new winery project for the estate

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The first three wines recommended in Eric Asimov's new Wine School column average $44 each. Will his readers pay the price?

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While the volume of wine from Bordeaux sold edged up 0.3 percent to the equivalent of 742 million bottles in 2013, by value it slipped 1.4 percent to 4.24 billion euros (US$5.9 billion), the Conseil Interprofessional du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) announced