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He transformed a small family business into one of the largest of its kind in the country

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Three states combine efforts to promote wines in UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany

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The launch comes during a period where beer sales are falling and beverage makers are looking to expand their offerings to make up the difference

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Nomacorc, one of the world's leading producers of wine closures and pioneer in oxygen management technology, has advanced its oxygen management research program with the addition of three new partners

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"It would be a political missed opportunity if we don't see a water bond on the ballot this fall," said Jack Pitney, a political-science professor at Claremont McKenna College. "As Rahm Emanuel says, 'Never let a crisis go to waste.'"

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The ongoing investigation by state officials into possible criminal ties by the Twin Liquors retail chain is threatening to put the prominent Austin-based company out of business.

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With recent efforts to privatize Pennsylvania's wine and spirits retail business foundering in the state legislature, governor Tom Corbett and some lawmakers are now exploring new plans that would either partially privatize or simply modernize the current system

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What's lamentable is the way criticism was doled out and what happened afterward. On his website, which requires a paid subscription, Parker was dismissive of Asimov's and Bonné's efforts to show an alternative perspective of Napa Valley, saying it was surprising that this would come from two men who are "alleged to be professional wine writers."

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Spring Gate Vineyard, located in Lower Paxton Township, will open at noon March 28, the culmination of several years of preparation for the midstate native. Schoffstall said they're all but ready, a few loose ends left to tie.

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Supporters of liquor privatization are working on a compromise that would expand wine sales into grocery stores, restaurants and beer distributors but leave state liquor stores with the exclusive right to sell spirits such as whiskey, gin and vodka

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A winery owned by the son of a Costco co-founder has received approval to expand production by more than 45,000 gallons, despite concerns of grape sourcing for the new wine, and water usage at the winery and adjacent vineyard

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Some party-goers in Ann Arbor might see it as a dream com true: an alcohol delivery service that brings beer, wine and liquor to your front door

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This month, the House approved the bill that would legalize Sunday morning liquor sales at 10 a.m., rather than noontime. The bill now goes before the Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules.

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The announcement came on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Europe. The ministry said in a statement that after six rounds of talks since November, Chinese and European wine industry groups signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday to "solve the dispute through cooperation".

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The diversity of wine styles, varietals and terrior in Sonoma County is immense. There are 16 different AVAs that add to this mixture. Recently I attended Sonoma In The City, which presented not only a wine tasting showcasing all these different components but a seminar comparing 28 different Pinot Noirs that were broken down into three different regions.

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"People don't drink alcohol for health and wellness reasons," says Spiros Malandrakis, a senior alcoholic drinks analyst with the consultancy Euromonitor. "Sometimes with marketers, navel gazing can become so much of a problem that you forget about how people go out and drink."

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California shipped a record volume of 117.4 million boxes (116.2 19-pound box equivalents) of fresh California grapes during the 2013 season, generating a total of $1.7 billion

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A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if it is worth buying

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It's no longer just men shaping America's vinous landscape. A talk with three women on the leading edge of our wine culture

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Treasury Wine Estates wants to double the size of it travel retail business within five years as it steps its distribution with exclusive and premium wines to airports, cruise ships, ferries and other key travel wine sectors.

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While the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center's building is complete, some finishing touches are needed to complete the center's ability to tell that story

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The state Ethics Commission reported last week that Conti and two other top LCB officials accepted tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and entertainment from the wine and liquor companies that do business with the agency, exposing a culture of casual venality made uniquely possible by Pennsylvania's Precambrian approach to alcohol regulation

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The Business Journal's 14th annual Wine Industry Conference on April 22 will feature the owner of the fast-growing Decoy and other Duckhorn Wine Co. brands as well as a panel discussion of brand positioning and other industry trends

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We were shocked to hear that many of our most esteemed somms and pie experts actually prefer a multitude of quirkier-than-wine pairings for pizza

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Henderson threw and caught it 69.6 feet