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04/28/14

Wine giant finalizes purchase of Ledgewood Creek and 400 acres

04/28/14

CD producer and Grammy winner David Pack: "Five years, five wineries and a lot of fun."

04/28/14

"Misty brings a very qualified skill set to B.R. Cohn and will provide an immediate impact on refining our organization's culture and team efforts."

04/28/14

... after court action dragged on for almost three years.

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Buyers are showing a continued lack of confidence in Bordeaux's 2013 en primeur campaign while badly priced wines are being discounted, said Bordeaux negociants

04/28/14

There have always been plenty of unusual ideas for ballot measures that crop up every spring, sort of like dandelions in the political lawn, and knock-down campaign battles over the few that collect enough signatures to make the ballot

04/28/14

An unseasonably wet and cold spring made it far from stellar year for the region's vineyards

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This film may make you want to pull up stakes and follow in these winemakers' journeys. Scrolling across the screen comes the question: "If you finally discovered your true calling, would you have the courage to start over?"

04/28/14

A lovably nerdy mind set has helped the city in the Pacific Northwest become a wine lover's destination

04/28/14

Farm workers and farmers both have a deep understanding that producing food crops supports them both. Workers need a healthy agriculture industry just as much as farmers do.

04/28/14

Attendees of next month's Masters of Wine Symposium will become some of the first in the trade to taste wines from Chianti Classico's new Gran Selezione classification.

04/28/14

A bill to legalise the sale of alcohol-infused ice cream in the US state of Louisiana passed its first legislative hurdle yesterday.

04/28/14

Winemakers in northern Michigan could soon be gracing the small screen in a new reality TV series to rival A&E's Duck Dynasty.

04/28/14

The Antique Wine Co has issued a second riposte to Atlanta-based wine collector Julian LeCraw Jr, who is seeking $25m in damages from the UK-based merchant over the sale of allegedly fake bottles of Chateaux Yquem, Lafite and Margaux.

04/28/14

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced that the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau had backed off a previous ruling that selling wine in refillable containers was illegal unless a business had a bottling license.

04/28/14

A winter damage survey report from Ohio State University viticultural researchers says the extreme subzero temperatures devastated the 2014 vintage of some varieties of wines and caused around $4 million in damage to Ohio wineries.

04/28/14

This week a legislative board approved a summer study on alcohol distribution and sale. The study will likely result in proposed policy changes. Supporters of the study and direct shipping laws say current laws are "archaic." They say consumers should be able to buy wines that aren't available at stores.

04/28/14

When Italian winemakers export their wines abroad, they're exporting more than the wine itself. They're also exporting the lifestyle.

04/28/14

In the three years since Jean-Charles Boisset, son of a prominent Burgundian wine negociant, bought the troubled winery, Buena Vista has been buffed, earthquake-retrofitted and repositioned for the future. Whether Boisset can turn the enterprise around and raise the visitor count after years of decline, it's too soon to say. But he has lavished funds and energy on the effort.

04/28/14

The winery's new home will be at 1102 Sixth St. in Berkeley and Morgan says he thinks Covenant will be the first kosher winery in the United States to be in an urban setting since before Prohibition, let alone in Berkeley. Covenant Wines have been made at a custom-crush facility in Napa since 2008. Before that, Morgan had to drive grapes to the Herzog winery in Oxnard, on the Central Coast, the nearest place at the time that had an all-Orthodox Jewish winery crew, required for making kosher wine

04/28/14

Fields that normally come to life by April with the planting of tomatoes and melons have been left barren due to insufficient water. And that means less farm work to go around

04/28/14

On a recent sunny day, the water waste inspector rolled through a quiet Sacramento neighborhood in his white pickup truck after a tipster tattled on people watering their lawns on prohibited days

04/28/14

The study, already much talked about in meteorological circles, is an offshoot of a growing and still not completely accepted subfield of climate research linking real-time weather extremes to changes in the jet stream and connecting those changes to man-made global warming. Several outside scientists partly praised the work, but were also cautious about jumping to conclusions and not in full agreement

04/28/14

He declined to say which countries had demanded which changes, saying only that 'all the main countries and regions were represented'. He revealed the original draft of the summary contained a lot of detail on how international co-operation to curb emissions might work, and how it could be funded. The final version contains only meaningless headings, however, with all details removed

04/28/14

State lawmakers last Wednesday approved Senate Bill 1397, a sweeping rewrite of the Series 13 farm winery license criteria that requires wineries to manufacture wine on site or produce it from fruit grown on at least five acres of land they own or lease.

04/28/14

One of the six stories, about Brooks Wines in Amity, serves as the movie's unofficial heart: It traces how Jimi Brooks, a bohemian wanderer, became one of the state's most respected winemakers. But when Brooks died of a heart attack at the age of 38, his sister, Janie Brooks Heuck, had to decide whether to step in to help save the winery for Jimi's 8-year-old son, Paco

04/28/14

Three Leelanau Peninsula wineries are partnering to bring Michigan-produced wines to Ann Arbor

04/28/14

Business revenues of the market leader totalled 6.72 billion yuan in the first quarter, down 22.54 percent year on year.

04/28/14

New Hampshire stores sold more than 26 million bottles of wine in a year's time

04/28/14

Smell the wine, then taste it. Are the flavors what you expected, given the aromas?

04/28/14

Three years ago Philippe Bascaules was named as the surprise appointment as managing director and winemaker of Francis Ford Coppola's historic Inglenook winery. Before that he was Paul Pontallier's No.2 at Château Margaux where he'd worked since 1990

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The idea originated with graphic designer Kevin Shaw, of London-based Stranger & Stranger

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and the State spends $28.5 billion a year in promoting the state's agri-tourism?

04/28/14

a wealth of information in the areas of grapevine physiology and wine and grape phenolics. Other reviews have addressed wide-ranging areas such as grape disease and pest resistance, sensory analysis, wine microbiology, and wine and health. Such an array of reviews is evidence of the broad scope of the Journal and its usefulness to both the enology and viticulture communities, which work closely together

04/28/14

Figeac ploughed a lonely furrow of classicism, refusing to bend to short-term fashions

04/28/14

The move from power to finesse in Californian wine is the next big thing, but also a very old story, explains Mike Steinberger

04/28/14

I've said it before: Taste enough sauvignon blancs and you will find the following flavors: ripe pineapple, apricot, peach, melon, fig, kiwi, fresh-cut lawn, lemon grass, grapefruit, lime, gooseberry, celery, oregano, pencil lead, gunflint and, finally, cat pee

04/28/14

More than 200 judges will descend on London's Tobacco Dock today (28 April) to begin the week-long process of deciding which wines will go on to win bronze, silver and gold medals, plus the coveted regional and international trophies