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06/05/14

The problem was with the wording of the initiative's ballot title and the use of the word "tax." Oregonians for Competition had wanted the word replaced with the phrase "revenue replacement fee."

06/05/14

"The council sent a clear message that they weren't prepared to get in the business of stating a limit on the number of tasting rooms."

06/05/14

In addition to MM&D's $2.1 million Nevada jury award from last June punishing the illegal distribution of wine and champagne, a new court order requires the defendants to pay MM&D and Southern approximately $3 million in attorney's fees and court costs.

06/05/14

Kieu Hoang Winery to take over former Michael Mondavi Family premises

06/05/14

The 34th annual Auction Napa Valley, which begins Thursday and ends Saturday, has been in the works for more than a year

06/05/14

Artesa Vineyards and Winery of Napa has shelved its hotly disputed plans to plant a vineyard on forest land near Annapolis and has put the 324-acre property on the market for $1.5 million, the company announced Tuesday.

06/05/14

VJB Vineyards & Cellars, a family-owned winery in Kenwood, received a $1 million Small Business Administration loan that finalized financing for a Tuscan-style tasting room and hospitality center

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"Markets continue to polarize with quality Ports in demand and cheaper, commodity Ports in decline."

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Prosecutors had asked for a €5,000 fine on six counts of mislabelling vin de table made from Cabernet Franc. Cousin opted out of the Anjou appellation in 2005, but continued to use the Anjou name on labels

06/05/14

there's a potential punchline there. Sacramento? White zinfandel? How desperate for recognition must a city be to try to capitalize on the country's most juvenile wine?

06/05/14

Portugal's wine industry is being decimated by high costs of production and regulation and "something's gotta give", says leading Douro producer Paul Symington.

06/05/14

- Wisconsin winemaker Steve Johnson does not take offense at being called a mad scientist. In fact, he considers it a compliment. After all, Johnson just created two new wines that are both firsts for the U.S. wine market - the first wine that ferments red and white grapes together so that juice left in the skins is not wasted called Vin du Nord, and Wisconsin's first grape-grown sparkling wine dubbed Bubbler in an insider nod to the Wisconsin colloquialism for water fountain.

06/05/14

Charging yeast with magnetic nanoparticles could speed disgorgement, but winemakers aren't so sure.

06/05/14

On Saturday, CJ Lyons, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author of twenty-three novels and the first indie named to the Authors Guild, announced the winners of the third annual IndieReader Discovery Awards at Book Expo America, a major trade show in New York City.

06/05/14

The Napa Chamber of Commerce named Travis Stanley as its new president and CEO. Mr. Stanley's career includes 25 years working in public relations and marketing for the National Basketball Association, most recently with the Golden State Warriors, where he held the title of senior executive vice president of marketing.

06/05/14

British consumers are turning their backs on Bordeaux after losing faith in both producers in the region and the en primeur system, according to two key fine wine merchants.

06/05/14

The Queen has formally recognised a bill to introduce a new statutory code to protect tied-pub tenants in England and Wales.

06/05/14

A host of drinks categories launched an array of products this month - from an exclusive Drambuie gift set to a 150-year-old Port.

06/05/14

Cleaner plant material, improved fruit quality and more sensitive vinification are all contributing to the rehabilitation of South Africa's divisive Pinotage variety.

06/05/14

Craft beer is being taken more seriously in the UK - evidenced by its growing prominence in circles formerly restricted solely to wine, says one of the country's top beer sommeliers.

06/05/14

A reoccurring theme at London Wine Fair 2014 has been the growing importance of creating personalised content online to engage with consumers.

06/05/14

Here are four recent developments for consumers and businesses that impact how we choose, share, purchase, and manage wine. Plus another - decidedly non-technological in nature - that keeps the quants in check.

06/05/14

At New York City's Mission Cantina, diners eat tacos off goofy-colored plates. The restaurant is casual, with simple wooden tables and counter service. It's not, in other words, the kind of place where you'd expect a great wine list.

06/05/14

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but let's face it, most of the time we do. The same can be said about wine. How many times have you made your decision on what wine to buy based on the label alone? That's an observation that stuck with writer Frances Mayes when she set out to create her new line of Italian wines.

06/05/14

Grace Vineyard in Shanxi province is making its first experiments with sparkling wine although it has no plans to commercialise the results just yet.

06/05/14

Oregon's most searched-for winery mixes Pinot with woolly mammoths

06/05/14

Fox Run Vineyards has been selected as the official winery of the 46th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, the Corn Hill Neighbors Association announced Wednesday.

06/05/14

The production volume of wine was 1,178.3 million liters in China in 2013, down by 14.7% YOY. It fell in 2013 as cases of making and selling hedge wine happened in Hebei in 2010 reduced the consumption. On the other hand, the new government took measures to control expenditure on official business, which to a degree reduced the consumption of wine.

06/05/14

Since we're nearing the halfway mark for 2014, now is the perfect time to see how close you are to reaching this year's goals.

06/05/14

The world's largest wine tasting competition returns to the UK this summer, and it is women who are expected to crack open the Champagne. The Palate contest, launched by wine merchant - Oddbins, has announced it's annual search for the UK's best amateur wine taster and is expecting to see more entries than ever before with 25,000 entrants anticipated.

06/05/14

Bar and restaurant owners are applauding today's budget announcement that standardizes the specific tax on alcohol as of Aug. 1, 2014. Restaurants Canada (formerly the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association) has long been calling for equal treatment when it comes to this tax.

06/05/14

First impressions of Miljenko "Mike" Grgich would be of a happily retired man. Donning his signature beret and almost childlike smile, Grgich, now 91 years old, has come a long way from his native Desne village in coastal Croatia.

06/05/14

Imperial Tobacco calls tax increase 'irresponsible, short-sighted political cash grab'

06/05/14

Laboratory tests have confirmed a diagnosis of variant CJD (a fatal brain disorder) in a patient who recently died in Texas. The confirmation was made when laboratory results from an autopsy of the patient's brain tested positive for variant CJD

06/05/14

Spanish producers at the bottom end of the market are "sweating bullets" as they still have wine in their cellars and the next harvest is looming, according to one prominent Master of Wine.

06/05/14

A Languedoc wine producer hopes to use crowdfunding to revive 10 traditional varieties in the region that have fallen into obscurity

06/05/14

"Low-alcohol wines are super hot right now."

06/05/14

The state will seek new bids for the marketing contract because of an error by the vendor initially selected.

06/05/14

The Walla Walla winery - including storage and production facility - is developing a new storage and production facility adjacent to Amavi Cellars at 3796 Peppers Bridge Road.

06/05/14

WSU to accept credits for viticulture and enology coursework completed at community colleges

06/05/14

FEMAIL discovers that when it comes to the grapevine it's no longer a man's world