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05/09/14

Combined with big-dollar contributions from Safeway and Fred Meyer, the grocery-backed group pushing to end the state's monopoly on liquor sales has raised about $2 million

05/09/14

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday will sign a law that streamlines state regulations allowing winemakers to bottle, can or keg wines from other wineries. The new law aligns with federal rules that allow bulk shipment of wine for local packaging and distribution

05/09/14

CalOSHA advisories mean increased risk regardless of drought status

05/09/14

The Family-Owned Winery Invites Americans To Mix It Up With Moscato on May 9th

05/09/14

Competition within the single-serve premium wine segment is heating up. New entrants in the 187-ml. segment include Copa di Vino ($35.99 a 12-pack) and Stack Wines ($11.99-$12.99 a four-pack).

05/09/14

The creator of "Palcohol" gives a full-throated defense of the powdered alcohol, and a demonstration, in response to criticism and calls to ban the product.

05/09/14

The acquisition of Martinborough Vineyard would add to Foley's Te Kairanga Wines company, just down the road

05/09/14

His attachment to the fair extends beyond his business dealings - Deglise actually met his wife at Vinexpo, a Spaniard who used to work for Torres. Hence he jokes, "You can do any kind of business there."

05/09/14

The picture has been decidedly mixed for the import segment's top sellers. Six of the top 10 brands were on the rise last year, but only half of those advanced by more than 2%:

05/09/14

Major drinks company boss unconcerned by California's continued drought but has warned there may be price rises ahead

05/09/14

Forty years after the 'Judgement of Paris,' a new generation of young California winemakers are ready to impress their European counterpart

05/09/14

Two "boutique" Saint Emilions, Palmer and Pape Clement topped Robert Parker's in-bottle scores for the 2011 vintage and even if Ausone slipped from its 100-point potential, the Right Bank won out in general.

05/09/14

Total agricultural production in the county known for its wine grape production fell about $3.1 million from the previous year's record figure to roughly $662.1 million

05/09/14

The ninth International Cool Climate Symposium 2016, which is being held in the UK for the first time between May 26-28, has confirmed its keynote speakers, including Jancis Robinson MW, Professor Dr Huiquin Ma, Dr. Mike Trought, Dr Kees Van Leeuwen, Justin Howard-Sneyd MW, Essi Avellan MW, Dr Steve Charters MW and Professor Charles Spence.

05/09/14

Last fall, Washington winemakers crushed 1,300 tons of Sangiovese, up from just 500 tons as recently as 2004

05/09/14

Less than three months after it debuted in New York, wine and spirits delivery service Thirstie is expanding this month to Chicago and Los Angeles. As in New York, Thirstie is promising deliveries via its own web site and both iOS and Android apps within an hour of an order being placed.

05/09/14

Research offers a curious perspective on the possible differences between those who choose the Apple ecosystem and those who don't

05/09/14

Back then, most vineyards were planted with Muscat to make the sweet dessert wines of Costantia, still produced today. Today, however, the majority of wines are white, with about 35 percent from the Chenin Blanc grape, there called Steen. Currently there are about 110,000 hectares planted, about the same territory as in Bordeaux

05/09/14

The liquor bill was approved 120-10 on Thursday, but not without a fight over unusual procedure.

05/09/14

The municipal water utility in this city, home to wide beaches, sun-kissed weekend getaways and evocative alternative scholarship, just got tough. Last week it started rationing water - for nonfarmers, the most draconian response to date to California's debilitating drought

05/09/14

There was once a time when it was easy to throw around the term "craft beer" and know exactly what you were talking about. For decades, craft was the way to differentiate small, independently owned breweries - and the beer they make - from the brewing giants like Coors, Budweiser and Pabst Blue Ribbon