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03/28/14

The only chance to meet a vast and varied collection of the Central Coast's best below-the-radar winemakers is this weekend in Solvang, when the California Garagiste's "Southern Exposure" experience brings together more than 60 wineries to pour their small-batch bottlings.

03/28/14

The declaration will help grape growers in the upstate region get critical relief. Now they will be eligible for emergency loans and recovery aid funds from the U.S. Farm Service Agency. The designation primarily covers Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Oswego and Yates counties.

03/28/14

Two veterans of the wine business have filed an application with Napa County to build a new winery with an annual production of 100,000 gallons atop the northwest Yountville hill opposite Mustards Grill.

03/28/14

Who in the United States is drinking all the wine then? Business Insider took it upon themselves to find out and charted just how much wine each state is drinking. With data from the Beverage Information Group they've determined how much wine per person each state consumed in 2013.

03/28/14

Unhelpful weather at different times in the growing season, including frost and late season rain, means Argentina's 2014 wine grape haul is set to drop by around a fifth versus last year, according to the country's National Institute of Viticulture.

03/28/14

The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association (TVWA) has announced it will host the 31st Annual Grape Day Conference on Thursday, April 17 at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa.

03/28/14

Nominations are now open for the North Bay Business Journal's ninth-annual "Best Places to Work" awards aimed a recognizing companies and organizations that have gone above and beyond to attract and retain talent.

03/28/14

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened the UK's first dedicated viticulture and oenology research centre yesterday.

03/28/14

The eponymous Kim Crawford label - with its range of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay - is doing just fine. The production model hums along on well-oiled rails, from sourcing grapes and making the wine, all the way to branding and route to market.

03/28/14

Total Wine & More, a rapidly expanding megastore chain with cheap prices, huge selection, and a reputation as "Toys R Us for adults," understandably has mom-and-pop liquor shop owners feeling like they could use a drink.

03/28/14

When I saw the first tweet about this, I truly thought it was a hoax. But no, it seems wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. is launching a lifestyle magazine. Wine-searcher.com has the story and describes the mag as aimed at "high net-worth individuals and corporate leaders."

03/28/14

Robert Parker is finishing up the sold-out Asian leg of his Grand World Tour before heading off to the US and Bordeaux later in the year. Tickets came in at over US$1,000 per spot, but in return guests have been treated to an array of top-drawer Bordeaux and 100-point Parker wines.

03/28/14

At all of Kimpton's 11 hotels in the Washington D.C/Virginia area, (eight in DC and three in Alexandria) Wine Hour has just got even better. Throughout the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs through April 13th, the hotels will be serving sake during their nightly complimentary wine hour in addition to the usual red and white wines.

03/28/14

What every wine drinker should know about Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Riesling

03/28/14

It's the thirty-second annual Business Week at UNCW's Cameron School of Business--meaning dozens of prominent alumni and executives have descended upon the Port City, to share their knowledge of marketing, entrepreneurship and information technology. Each year, programming is tailored to reflect Cape Fear-specific business trends. And today's trajectories point to "worthy cause marketing" and a rise in regional craft breweries and wine startups.

03/28/14

Wine? In Arizona? That may sound unlikely, but for about a decade, the four wineries connected by the Verde Valley Wine Trail have used the latest techniques to take advantage of that area's unique rocky soil.

03/28/14

Carmel said the rules for each tasting room are inconsistent, but there is a base set of rules. Right now, there's nothing keeping wineries in other parts of the state from having their wines promoted and sold in the city. Tasting rooms we spoke with said they want to keep the industry completely local.

03/28/14

The B.C. government has proposed major changes to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC), opening the door for East Kootenay farmers to gain permission to use their properties for non-agricultural uses.

03/28/14

The situation has led the county Water Agency to consider a 4 million gallon water detention and recharging basin at Montini Preserve, a proposal that some neighbors are fighting. While that specific item is not on the agenda, it seems likely to come up in conjunction with discussions of groundwater recharging

03/28/14

The 4,830 exhibitors from all relevant wine producing nations and regions of the world made an impressive appearance. The event also presented "newcomers" in the international wine business

03/28/14

Santa Barbara County in California and French wine regions Bordeaux and Bourgogne/Chablis are the latest signatories ...

03/28/14

North America's 360-some Whole Foods Markets already sell beer made by more than 500 different breweries

03/28/14

Burtka said his vision would create the first urban winery and vineyard in the country

03/28/14

The California Grape & Tree Fruit League (CGTFL) kicked off their new fiscal year this week at their 78th Annual Meeting in Ojai, CA. The event featured the election of the new Board of Directors and Chairman, as well as the honoring of a longtime CGTFL and agricultural industry support George Soares with the prestigious Mentor's Award