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06/10/14

The Winebow Group will Provide Unprecedented Reach and Service in Fine Wine and Craft Spirits

06/10/14

Some farmers are paying 50 or even 100 times more for that water than others who live just an hour's drive away. The situation is provoking debate about whether water in California should move more freely, so that it can be sold to the highest bidder.

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Wine industry people on the move from June 3 to June 9

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The project, estimated to cost $20 million, plans to deliver more than 1,400 acre-feet of recycled water annually to grape growers and irrigators in Carneros

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William P. ("Bill") Jaeger, Jr., retired Napa Valley vintner and vineyardist, attorney, devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on June 2nd in Twin Falls, Idaho after a brief illness. He was 88 years old.

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The tribe has called building a casino an option it could consider if it receives federal recognition, although it would face stiff opposition locally if it tried to build one in Napa County. The tribe has aboriginal claims to land in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties, according to federal court records. Federal recognition would mean the tribe is considered a sovereign nation, and thus allowed to exempt land it takes into trust from local land-use and zoning laws.

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The Buccaneers' new partnership with E. & J. Gallo Winery will provide a new beverage choice on game days at Raymond James Stadium and support Buccaneers' women's organization promotions

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The Liv-ex indices continued their decline throughout May with first growth prices continuing to sink and non-Bordeaux fine wines strengthening their position in the market

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The three day conference attracted wine industry leaders from across the country to share concerns about the most pressing public policy issues affecting growers and wineries. 50 industry leaders representing wineries, growers and associations from 16 states were in attendance.

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Washington's last streamflow forecast for the season is good but several counties with dryland areas have been declared federal drought disasters.

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Numerous ag groups have been up in arms about proposed changes to the Clean Water Act they say would give EPA broad, congressionally unintended authority over additional waters and land usses.

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Even the most optimistic among the 500 members of Napa Valley Vintners didn't expect Auction Napa Valley to set new revenue records this year. Off the record, those associated with the 34th annual Auction Napa Valley said they'd be happy if proceeds totaled $10 million.

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In an industry historically dominated by men, women are increasingly smashing through wine's glass ceiling with the number of female Master of Wine students now surpassing that of male hopefuls.

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Dilemma: If several brands take the same route to achieving "special" then they have not achieved differentiation.

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In what may be the final chapter of the ongoing legal battle between Artesa Vineyards and Winery and several environmental organizations over the proposed conversion of a 324-acre tract in Sonoma to Pinot Noir vineyards, Artesa announced this past Tuesday that the property is being put up for sale for $1.5 million.

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Maverick Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog has seen its profits skyrocket by 383% to £2.3 million for 2013, with turnover up 70% to £18 million.

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As last week's London Wine Fair 2014 wrapped up, the initial visitor estimates show numbers up 11% overall, signalling the format changes and return to Olympia injected some much needed life back into one of the UK's biggest wine exhibitions.

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Alliance Wine is opening an office in London to boost its sales into the capital's on-trade and south east market.

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One of the biggest challenges facing the Champagne industry is how to manage the negative effects of global warming, according to Krug's senior viticulturist, Romain Le Guillou.

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According to a January 2014 Nielsen report, in 2013 retail sales of premium imported rosé wines (those priced at $12 or more) increased 39% on volume and 48% on value. This marks nine straight years of double digit growth in the US, proving that the perception of rosé as a low quality wine is a thing of the past.

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The push to put wine in grocery stores entered its second phase Monday, as supporters launched a statewide campaign to get the issue on the November ballot.

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There's a tangible buzz about Northern Michigan wine, and, no, this is not the buzz that comes from one too many glasses of Northern Michigan riesling. A new series that spotlights several wineries or Traverse City and Leelanau County called "Wine Warriors" is currently being pitched to major networks.

06/10/14

Wine from 20 different wineries and lobster highlighted the annual Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine and Jazz Festival this past weekend. The Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association, Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Ottawa Visitors Center sponsored the event that brought people from all across the state to Ottawa.

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"Rather than make wines geared for international palates that taste like they could be made anywhere, we want to make wines that express Campania's native grapes and our unique terroir by identifying the best vineyard sites, harvesting at the right moment and using less invasive cellar techniques," says Antonio Capaldo, president of leading Campania firm Feudi di San Gregorio.

06/10/14

There are certain types of businesses out there that have a track record of making money, even in a down economy. You'll be in it for the long haul with your business, so why not choose an industry that can weather the bad times, too, when they come?

06/10/14

After the last freeze of the long winter, this spring the vineyard looked pretty much the same as it had always looked-bare, newly pruned vines draped along supporting wires, waiting for the sunshine and rain to bring them to life.

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Though it's an issue that affects only a narrow slice of students- about 100 at UC Davis - the Legislature is working on a solution. Assembly Bill 1989, sponsored by Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro, D-Arcata, would craft an exemption to California's prohibition on "furnishing alcohol to a minor," allowing 18-, 19- and 20-year-old students in enology and brewing science to taste alcohol as part of their classes.

06/10/14

According to the Census of Agriculture, Oregon ranks sixth in the nation with 6,274 farms reporting direct sales of agricultural products to individual consumers. Only California, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio have more farms with direct sales. The value of sales by farm direct marketing in Oregon has eclipsed $44 million, ranking ninth in the nation. The numbers include sales from farmers' markets, roadside stands, pick your own operations, door-to-door sales, and CSAs.

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When the application went before a committee of council last week, former councillor Peggy Burris, some neighbours and the local Federation of Agriculture urged council to turn it down. Peggy Burris asked how long before natural farming is impacted by Hiller Creek Estates.

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He is now the proprietor of Classic Wines, LLC and Price Family Vineyards, LLC, which has invested in Durell Vineyard, Gap's Crown Vineyard, Buccella Winery, Kistler Vineyards. He is also chairman of Kosta Browne and Gary Farrell Winery.

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So far, 366 people have earned the coveted title, which involves a three-part examination: theory (four papers), practical (three papers) and a dissertation or research paper

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The secret stash of spirits, champagnes and wines date back a century, collected by the owner of Evesham Hotel during his travels across four decades

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Over 235 million people traveled in California in 2013, spending $109.6 billion in the state, an all-time high in both actual and inflation-adjusted dollars, according to a new report from the state's tourism industry.