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04/04/14

100 chefs and 250 winemakers are about to descend on the Monterey Peninsula to celebrate high-falutin' comestibles in one of the world's most spectacular settings

04/04/14

This year (the second), it extended over two days at the historic Veterans Hall in the Danish-themed town of Solvang, where 20-some winemakers, a different lineup each afternoon, poured their wines. To qualify as a garagiste, producers must make less than 1,200 cases. For some, it's quite a bit less

04/04/14

Experience Napa Valley educational immersion will highlight more than 50 Napa Valley wineries

04/04/14

The impact of old vines on Washington State's wine industry has become more important in the past 10 years as planted acreage surged from 30,000 acres to more than 50,000 acres. The predominance of new vines complicated grape buying decisions as the number of wineries multiplied at the same time, and most winemakers went looking for old-vine fruit.

04/04/14

The technologies that improve the winemaking process-and also improve wines-arise from a number of sources including R&D with a specific goal and the application of fortuitous inventions developed for other purposes. The wine industry can apply techniques developed for other industries including dairy processing, beer making and pharmaceuticals

04/04/14

On-premise operator ratings of spirits, wine, beer, non-alcohol and mixer companies identify top suppliers

04/04/14

A bill that passed the Kentucky General Assembly would allow wineries statewide to sell alcohol on Sundays. Some Kentucky counties and cities already allow alcohol sales on Sundays, but the bill opens the door for cities of all sizes to pass an ordinance or hold a precinct vote to allow wineries to sell wine after 1 p.m.

04/04/14

The difference is in the details: City Winery, which opens April 10 with Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn in the $2.5-million renovated Napa Valley Opera House, holds 300 seats. The Uptown has 850 seats.

04/04/14

A wet March followed a wet February throughout the Pacific Northwest, further improving the water outlook for regional growers.

04/04/14

Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., calls on Congress to step forward and reform the nation's immigration laws.

04/04/14

Australian wine sales have fallen flat in China, with one producer admitting that the country is not "the El Dorado" the industry was hoping it to be.

04/04/14

A University of Adelaide wine marketing researcher has examined what influences selection along the wine supply chain, providing wine businesses with valuable insight into what encourages suppliers and customers to choose a particular bottle of wine.

04/04/14

First, Texas' cool weather and longer-than-normal winter has delayed "bud break" by weeks if not months. Vines along the Texas Coastal areas are just now budding out which is five weeks later than last year. Hopefully the longer cool period of winter will delay "bud break" an equally longer period in the Texas Hill Country and High Plains.

04/04/14

So far, Furrow-Scott says the cold winter has set it up to be a particularly good year for vineyards, but it can all change if we see a lot of frost in April.

04/04/14

On Tuesday, big grocery chains heralded the news: LCBO Express kiosks were coming to select grocery stores. On Wednesday, they were equally enthusiastic, but mum as to which of their locations - if any - fit the explicit terms and geographic limits outlined in the Request for Proposal document on the LCBO's website:

04/04/14

The definition of a "local" act has been expanded. "Last year, our focus was really centered on local talent with emphasis on Napa Porchfest favorites," said Witsil. This year, the stage will feature regional and up-and-coming bands from all over California

04/04/14

You might know the charming white-haired fellow at Trader Joe's as "the wine guy." His wine knowledge and recommendations are so popular that the store has created a section of "Tony's picks" for the days when he isn't there

04/04/14

Uncorking the City: An Expert on Burgundy

04/04/14

A spokesperson for Remy couldn't be reached for comment. A representative for Brown-Forman didn't immediately respond to an e-mail sent outside normal business hours

04/04/14

MillerCoors is investigating the possible embezzlement of two former employees of "several million dollars" from the company

04/04/14

"We wouldn't just leave a phone ringing in the office, so you've got to talk to the customer... if you talk to the customer, you'll always win."