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03/31/14

Cornell University is giving the New York wine and grape industry a peek at its new teaching winery. Located on the ground floor of the newly constructed research tower addition to Stocking Hall-long the home of the Department of Food Science at Cornell-the 3,900-square-foot winery is equipped with a range of small-scale winemaking equipment specifically selected to facilitate the teaching of different winemaking processes to undergraduates using small lot sizes. This month members of the state's wine industry traveled to Ithaca to tour the facility.

03/31/14

Safeway Inc.'s chance to shop around for another buyer has expired, making its acquisition by AB Acquisitions LLC more likely

03/31/14

Real-time monitoring helps better time, reduce irrigation

03/31/14

The negative impact of a major water call on the Magic Valley's farming economy would be huge, according to a University of Idaho report. A University of Idaho study shows that a major water call could have a huge negative impact on the Magic Valley's agricultural economy and the entire state.

03/31/14

Spec's says it was alerted to the scam by a major lending institution and one of its card payment processors. The retailer subsequently hired a private investigator and turned over evidence to the U.S. Secret Service, according to the Houston Chronicle. The issue is now resolved, the company says.

03/31/14

"Probably once a week someone asks me, what are multiples doing. What they are really asking is "are sales prices going up or down." As a banker I love that question because it means there might be a financing opportunity ... "

03/31/14

Before the big storm of early February, which dropped 7 to 14 inches over Napa Valley vineyards, and the subsequent storms in March, the response to that question came after a thoughtful pause. Even though there remain a couple of months when rainfall is possible, the lack of early winter storms and the fact that we are in a low rainfall year, on the heels of a relatively dry 2013 growing season, has our full attention.

03/31/14

Santa Barbara County in California and French wine regions Bordeaux and Bourgogne/Chablis are the latest signatories of the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin, a global movement aimed at ensuring wine place names are protected and not abused or miscommunicated to consumers.

03/31/14

Every year nearly 10,000 drinks brands are analysed by Intangible Business in partnership with the drinks business to produce the Power Brands 100 - comprehensive overview of the most powerful wine and spirits brands in the world.

03/31/14

If you want your wine to be a world-beater, aside from a space age winery and top terroir, call it something beginning with "L".

03/31/14

I recently published an article here about craft-beer labels. It seemed to me a double-standard existed whereby Big Beer played by stringent label rules established years ago, but craft beers were getting a pass.

03/31/14

According to a recent report by the American Brewers Association, Canada remained the industry's largest export market with shipments almost doubling up 92% by volume, while the category's next two largest markets, Sweden and the UK, saw export growths of 15.5% and 7.9% respectively.

03/31/14

With 12 wineries and 16 breweries in the metro area, there's no shortage of locally made drinks to imbibe. But a few things set these Kansas City-made drinks apart from options you can get anywhere else. For the uninitiated, the Kansas City Business Journal talked to local experts about what to expect from local wine and beer.

03/31/14

The flavour of wine can alter so greatly when served in a different shaped glass, you may believe you are drinking a different wine to the one tasted before. Find out how wine glassware design can influence the taste of your favourite tipple.

03/31/14

A search for the perfect wine to drink with the bird that is considered to go well with pretty much anything

03/31/14

The newly renovated tasting room is ideally situated near a number of Sonoma County sub-appellations from which Geyser Peak has made wine for many years, including Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley.

03/31/14

A lot of artists say they find inspiration in unlikely places. Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent, designers based in Ensenada, Mexico, most often find theirs digging through dumpsters and junkyards

03/31/14

Instead of betting it all at the blackjack table, hundreds of wine lovers tried their luck at the Vino Las Vegas Lodi Spring Wine Show searching for their new favorite vino

03/31/14

Australian winemakers might have to wait until 2015 to see a return to growth in China after Pernod Ricard, the world's second-biggest drinks group and owner of Jacob's Creek, warned that beverage sales were flat since the Lunar New Year as an austerity drive and crackdown on luxury gift giving kept glasses empty

03/31/14

In the meantime, the city is moving forward on a treatment system for waste water from the winemaking process. Such a system will help attract boutique wineries to the area, officials have said

03/31/14

"The first thing one will notice about this year's list of winners is that there are 53 recipients - a first for this award over its eight years," said Business Journal Publisher Brad Bollinger. "And there is a reason for this: We had a record outpouring of very deserving nominees," he said.

03/31/14

attendees of the nation's largest single-region wine and food event will be asked to make a donation to the Red Cross to help victims of the March 22 mudslide in the Snohomish County town of Oso

03/31/14

Jim Clendenen, the owner of Au Bon Climat (ABC) has been called "the most iconic American wine personality since Robert Mondavi." He tells Katherine Cole that his honesty and lack of "self-filter" gets him in trouble

03/31/14

The opening of Bordeaux's 2013 en primeur week was overshadowed by the death of Christine Valette-Pariente, a much-respected figure in St.-Émilion

03/31/14

Out of the blocks well ahead of the pack on Wednesday was flying fifth Pontet-Canet

03/31/14

Craft brewers cite job creation as they lobby Capitol Hill to reduce taxes, but some say it's time the price of alcohol is raised as a public health measure

03/31/14

Menu prices that vary at different times of day or on different days of week offer restaurant operators an opportunity to grab new traffic in their restaurants, attendees at the Women's Foodservice Forum were told this week

03/31/14

the Worcester's Department of Liquor Control (DLC) can be defined at times as a wholesaler and at other times as a retailer, but the implications on an ever-changing liquor distribution landscape in the county remain uncertain

03/31/14

A 136-year-old winery wants to gain recognition in Russia, now that their market is no longer a Ukrainian one. (Reuters)

03/31/14

Third Major Wine Company Extends Reach to Oregon