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03/27/14

There's still no director, but come June the Oregon Wine Research Institute will have a new program coordinator: Mark Chien, who has served as the viticulture educator for Penn State Cooperative Extension in Lancaster, Pa., since 1999.

03/27/14

This edgy, up-and-coming brand has posted strong growth through its tasting room, wine club and wholesale channels, despite having limited distribution and availability to this point

03/27/14

"With her background in travel and lifestyle media, along with her passion for wine, she brings our group an extra measure of depth and drive. We expect she will make our clients very happy."

03/27/14

four of the region's top six most widely planted varieties increased in price per ton, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Petite Sirah and Merlot

03/27/14

"Behind the prestigious labels of the greatest wines, a merciless French version of 'Dallas' is taking place, with rivalries, visceral hatreds, intrigues and below the belt blows." This is the publisher's summary of "Vino Business", a new book that has caused a stir in French wine circles and prompted a legal suit.

03/27/14

(TTB) will publish a final rule in the Federal Register amending the regulations to allow industry members to submit certain forms electronically to TTB rather than submitting originals

03/27/14

Three Renowned Wine Regions Join Growing Global Coalition to Protect Wine Place Names Declaration

03/27/14

He'll stand trial on November 3 over allegations from the fraud watchdog that while Scutts was CEO, he personally received secret payments totalling $NZ64,000 ($A60,463) from an Australian wholesaler based on the volume of wine sold by the wine company

03/27/14

We spoke to nine Israeli quality wine producers about the wines they make, their individual path into winemaking, and their terroir.

03/27/14

Grgich established the Miljenko "Mike" Grgich American Dream Scholarship to provide deserving young wine professionals an opportunity to succeed and to honor the adoptive country that has given him so much.

03/27/14

"With the current drought situation, I don't expect another big crop this year since some San Joaquin Valley vineyards face a very limited water supply and limited options," he says. "However, with all of the recent new plantings in the state, 4 million tons may be the new normal."

03/27/14

A £2m laboratory that is intended to put southern England on the world map for wine research has been opened by the Duchess of Cornwall. Its inauguration coincides with Plumpton College announcing that it will offer the UK's first MSc in viticulture and oenology from September this year.

03/27/14

... about 98 percent of the limes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico, and heavy rains late last year in a number of states had a major impact on production. As Kristy Plattner, a citrus analyst at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, explained to U-T San Diego, rain during the dry season can delay harvests; it also causes rot and fungal disease

03/27/14

Initial tastings of the new wines ahead of primeur week shed light on what the 2013 vintage has to offer.

03/27/14

Even at white tablecloth restaurants with solicitous sommeliers, diners are intimidated by what they don't know, are afraid to look unsophisticated or, worse, are nervous about spending $100 for a bottle they are not sure they will like. This conundrum prompted Mike Bell, Aaron Linsky and Justin Osler to develop Tipsi, a free iPhone app that launches this week with location-based inventories on over 120,000 wines for over 1,000 Manhattan restaurants. The app will also aggregate bottle prices and availability from local wine stores as well as Wine.com, should someone want to pick up a particular vintage again.

03/27/14

Underground Cellar, a new online wine marketplace that randomly rewards wine buyers with free upgrades to rare and private-stash bottles from prestigious wineries, today announced it is coming out of its highly successful six-month beta and is launching publicly.

03/27/14

The catalysts for the first Mexican-American Vintners tasting event are TBA (Total Brand Awareness) Napa, owned by Napan Thomas Bracamontes and St. Helena's 750 Wines. It will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 9, at 750 Wines at 1224 Adams St., which is owned by David and Monica Stevens.

03/27/14

Learn about the process of wine making by listening to the Paso Robles Winemaker Interviews. The March Winemaker Interview with the Krush 92.5 features Jason Joyce of Calcareous Vineyard discussing what makes Paso Robles Wine Country unique.

03/27/14

"I am the guy who measures the water in the wells … and I am not seeing the drastic fall everybody is talking about."

03/27/14

The new owner has in-turn entrusted day-to-day operations to the family of Vincent Fabre, which already makes Cru Bourgeois in the Medoc, including at Château La Tonnelle and Chateau Landat

03/27/14

Wine domain names can move forward without additional restrictions