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05/21/14

Justin Roy Morris, a former University of Arkansas professor, executive vice president of Ozark Food Processors Association and a giant in the grape and wine industry, died Monday at the age of 77, according to the UA Division of Agriculture

05/21/14

"No one made a greater contribution to mechanized, vineyard agriculture than Dr. Justin Morris. Over many years, tractor companies have refined the mechanicals, but more than anyone, Morris developed the science. ... the design research of Dr. Morris and Tom Oldridge (the M-O System) resulted in the invention of 40 different machines and attachments to accommodate 12 trellis configurations ... "

05/21/14

UC Davis gives updates about research and management of leafroll and red blotch in grapevines

05/21/14

If the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors had solutions to impacts from increased winery visitation and direct-to-consumer sales on the Napa Valley, they opted not to reveal their cards in a standing-room-only hearing Tuesday.

05/21/14

Winery's Annual Supplier Summit Focuses on Innovation

05/21/14

RNDC funds more than 2,750 scholarships for Florida students for the 2014-15 school year.

05/21/14

the company will take immediate action to drive sustainable profit growth through increased investment in consumer marketing, to be funded by a comprehensive overhead and cost reduction program

05/21/14

The world's top listed, pure-play wine company is sending back the bottle-at the risk of leaving shareholders with an empty glass

05/21/14

With the help of frog eggs, scientists isolated a gene that leaves grapevines vulnerable to powdery mildew

05/21/14

The countermeasures went to lengths hitherto unprecedented in the High Plains.

05/21/14

As the only Spanish winemaker in Virginia, he feels it is his duty to share his family tradition of "la Comida" or the meal; which for David is merely an excuse to spend time with loved ones

05/21/14

California's drought will cause thousands of workers to lose their jobs and cost farmers in the state's Central Valley breadbasket $1.7 billion, researchers said in the first economic study of what may be the state's driest year on record. The most populous U.S. state is in its third year of what officials are calling a catastrophic drought, leaving some small communities at risk of running out of drinking water and leading farmers to leave fallow nearly a half-million acres of land.

05/21/14

When a charity event celebrates 30 years, no doubt it's not only been successful but has helped beneficiaries and local community along the way.

05/21/14

Forty-five-year-old St. Helena native Vince Butler will honor his grandfather, Rafael Rodriguez, in the most Napa Valley-appropriate way, by releasing a cabernet he is calling "Rafael." At the end of July, Butler's Vince Anthony Wines will release 50 cases of the 2012 cabernet sauvignon from the Oak Knoll region in Napa. The release party will be at the Lodi Farm Center in St. Helena.

05/21/14

A pair of companies accused of combining to prey on defrauded wine investors and cheat them out of more money have been closed in the public interest by the UK's High Court.

05/21/14

Located in California's Central Coast wine region, the fast-growing company hired four new team members who will travel to promote Terravant brands by running in-store tastings and providing staff and customer education. The program aims to promote the company's many private label brands - as well as Terravant-owned wines - at both off- and on-premise locations of major retailers in key wine markets throughout the country.

05/21/14

E&J Gallo is stepping up its push to replicate Moscato's US success in the UK with the launch of a major new marketing campaign this month.

05/21/14

Fish when drunk become hyperactive, swim faster and exhibit aggressive behaviour which elevates them to the status of leader among their sober tank mates, according to a recent study.

05/21/14

Sure, it's a useful marketing tool. But it's not the right word anymore

05/21/14

Sicily was still struggling to make a name for itself in the wine world when she came on board. While it is the second largest wine producer in Italy's 20 regions, it was known for its bulk wines as well as Marsala and Madeira -certainly not Chardonnay.

05/21/14

Annualised real returns of 4.1pc on wine from 1900 to 2012 beat government bonds, fine art and stamps.

05/21/14

Fernando Zenteno is considering ripping up 15-year-old chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon vineyards in Chile's central valley as the country plans to raise wine taxes to the highest among wine-producing nations.

05/21/14

The latest edition of the Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide highlights a record 107 wineries in the province. Among the eight new additions, Karlo Estates in Wellington, Ont., offers what are billed as North America's first vegan-certified wines, and the Ice House Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake is dedicated to producing icewine.

05/21/14

The trouble at Saskatoon's first, privately-owned liquor boutique began in May of 2012 when SLGA revoked its liquor license after the shop breached its contract by buying alcohol straight from an Alberta supplier, rather than importing their stock through the authority.

05/21/14

The Finger Lakes Visitors Connection is holding an Instagram contest for food and drink photos. The #FLXperience Foodie Revolution Contest's grand prize is a two-trip package: one to Naples, Ontario County, the other to Naples, Italy.

05/21/14

Not so long ago, the Paso Robles groundwater basin was thought to be practically limitless, at least by pro growth adherents. But times have changed, and this Central Coast wine growing region is now facing the most severe drought in recorded history. As might be expected, many are now looking for ways to protect the basin from further depletion, including a limit on further vineyard expansion.

05/21/14

Pesticide use by winemakers is under extra scrutiny in Bordeaux after several school children were briefly hospitalised by suspected exposure to fungicide from a nearby vineyard.

05/21/14

New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell quit last month. His successor Mike Baird, a former banker at Deutsche Bank AG, says Australia's most populous state needs to shore up infrastructure by investing in roads, railways and bridges. He may sell a state-owned electricity distribution network valued at $33 billion

05/21/14

Drizly also announced this week that residents in Manhattan, The Hamptons and Brooklyn, New York, can also use its service

05/21/14

a resurgence in winemaking has sprouted i

05/21/14

The fight for water during the drought pitted Merced County farmers from opposite sides of the county against one another in an emotional and lengthy Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday

05/21/14

Capital Bordeaux Investments Limited targeted the victims of previous wine investment scams and falsely claimed it could assist them in recovering their losses