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03/18/14

Central Coast Insights conference delves into hot topics of the region

03/18/14

Corporate spending in restaurants shows signs of increasing as the U.S. economy continues to emerge from the recession, according to two recent reports

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The stay was requested by the Paso Robles Water Integrity Network (PR-WIN), one of two groups that have sued the county

03/18/14

Wine industry people on the move from March 11 to March 17

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The second annual festival will take place on March 29th and 30th, and returns to the beautiful, Mission-style Veterans Memorial Hall in the heart of Solvang, California. Proceeds benefit Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture program.

03/18/14

The Zinfandel Festival has been re-branded to the new "Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines." It's going to be March 14-16, 2014. Paso Robles, named Wine Enthusiast's 2013 Wine Region of the Year, annually pays tribute to its heritage grape variety, welcoming wine lovers to over 120 participating wineries for an abundance of unique events.

03/18/14

WiVi Central Coast 2014, the wine industry's largest symposium and tradeshow on the Central Coast, starts this week at the Paso Robles Event Center. Hosted by Wine Business Monthly and Precision Ag Consulting, WiVi features a tradeshow with more than 100 exhibitors and two days of concurrent sessions that focus on regional viticulture, enology and wine marketing topics.

03/18/14

Lack of water will take away one of the weapons California growers can use to combat soil toxins.

03/18/14

St. Patrick's Day is more of a beer drinker's holiday, but state wineries and their patrons are celebrating today as Gov. Jay Inslee signs into law a bill allowing for the sale of wine in growlers statewide

03/18/14

Coon Dog Killer. Pope Loves His Plonk. EPA's Permit Planet. Rosewood Mafia. House with no Corners. Concrete Soil. Drought Costs Coming.

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As New Zealand harvests its second bumper vintage in a row, one winery owner has expressed concern that the country will repeat the oversupply pricing problems of 2008.

03/18/14

Another lawsuit erupts out of the controversial St.-Emilion classification. Plus, do older drinkers get drunk faster?

03/18/14

ProWein is a jungle and only the experienced and well prepared will survive. From booking hotels early to helpful organization apps, see the best ways to get through ProWein 2014 in one piece.

03/18/14

Larry and Teresa Stanton have found their niche in the hills of Westside Paso Robles. Larry's daily routine includes inspecting the 20 acres of vineyards planted on the Cerro Prieto Vineyard and Cellars property, which they have farmed since 1984.

03/18/14

"We are very pleased to announce our purchase of Goodrich Road Vineyard, a 69 acre property planted with Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris in Yamhill, Oregon"

03/18/14

Vandals who set fire to telephone exchanges in southern France over the weekend appear to have claimed allegiance to the militant winemaker group known as CRAV.

03/18/14

San Diego State environmental science seniors Eddie Hernandez and Tyler Whitfield are helping a San Diego-based winery, Europa Village, plan the installation of on-site solar panels.

03/18/14

CEO of Sustainable Insight Capital Management Emphasizes the Importance of Sustainability in his Firm's Investment Strategies

03/18/14

The popularity of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is surging, thanks to major capital investments and a prolonged "flavor of the month" tag that doesn't seem to stop. Travel the wine country of New Zealand for even a few days, and you quickly grasp how, and why, this is true.

03/18/14

South Florida may not have the valleys and vineyards of Napa Valley nor the hollows and oak barrels of Kentucky but the wine and liquor industry is here in its own unique way. Think mango wine not chardonnay, rum not bourbon and you've got the idea.

03/18/14

A new state law allows customers to bring their own wine to businesses such as restaurants and other places with liquor licenses. However, there is a catch. Businesses are not required to take part in the new law. If they do, they can charge a "cork fee."

03/18/14

Its members may be in the liquor business, but the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association might as well be a teetotaler when it comes to increased competition, says one player entering the Twin Cities market. The powerful trade association and lobbying group representing big and small liquor license holders is trying to prevent Minnesota from becoming the 16th state with Total Wine & More superstores.

03/18/14

In the report, published by the bank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group, Rabobank says that an improvement in the Spanish wine industry's productive structure and orientation to the international market is necessary for the country to remain globally competitive.

03/18/14

The Summer Diversified Agriculture Program and the Cold Climate Viticulture Series will be offered for the first time this spring and summer. The Cold Climate Viticulture Series is a four-session viticulture and enology program that includes topics in vineyard establishment and management, grape and wine chemistry, and basic wine processing.

03/18/14

However, businesses that pour drinks from more than one winery or brewery will have to take an additional step before opening, the result of a council requirement they get use permits

03/18/14

While redevelopment plans for the former Copia property are being hotly debated, new tenants have moved into the campus, the first to do so since the center dedicated to food, wine and the arts went bankrupt

03/18/14

The powerful trade association and lobbying group representing big and small liquor license holders is trying to prevent Minnesota from becoming the 16th state with Total Wine & More superstores

03/18/14

E.&J. Gallo led the way with eight domestic wine Hot Brands, while Constellation Brands followed close behind with a total of six entries

03/18/14

"Our experience with reds from California fruit made that a natural direction for us. We are confident wine drinkers will find all three of these wines offer outstanding quality at this price."

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the key question is, "What took me so long?" she says, before breaking into song: "What kind of fool am I?"

03/18/14

We are seeing a resurgence in the popularity of box wine today, with the number of new high-tier 3-liter boxes growing 35% since 2009."

03/18/14

everybody was on the scewcap thing ... the retail customers started pushing back ... and our wines weren't breathing. ...

03/18/14

At Silicon Valley Bank, we have been doing research and writing reports on the wine business for years now. ... and just this past week closed off the Tasting Room Survey which we run in conjunction with Wine Business Monthly. WBM will release the findings in their annual Tasting Room edition coming out in May and if you are one of the lucky 860 wineries who completed the survey, expect the complete results within the next two weeks

03/18/14

As a renowned wine judge and wine researcher, Wong worked closely with BevMo!'s wine-merchandising department and traveled frequently to France, Italy, Spain, Australia, South America and other key wine-producing countries in search of new wines and trends in the industry. Each year, Wong tasted between 6,000 and 9,000 wines and judged more than a dozen major wine competitions