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Wednesday, October 22nd

06/11/14

Large swathes of Bordeaux vines have been destroyed after two nights of hail storms, torrential rain and lightening swept across France

06/11/14

Land Trust's largest gift of land in its 38-year history

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Growers discuss trellising and hang time at Foothill Grape Day

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Having celebrated 30 years as an official American Viticultural Area (AVA) last year, the Russian River Valley can say that many of its visionaries' dreams have come true. The region is now world-renowned for producing gorgeous pinot noir and chardonnay, among other wines.

06/11/14

President Obama on Tuesday signed authorization for 34 Army Corps of Engineers water-related projects nationwide, including a long-sought green light for restoration projects in Dry Creek, allowing badly needed reservoir water to continue to flow sufficiently to meet the needs in Sonoma and northern Marin counties without an estimated $300 million bypass pipeline

06/11/14

The 88-acre undeveloped Calistoga Hills Resort property at the northern end of Napa Valley is being offered for $100 million, Christie's International Real Estate announced on Tuesday

06/11/14

"It's just in the proposal stage now," Barry Bedwell, president of the Fresno-based league, said May 29. "But it's been made very clear that given the severity of the drought, there will be changes."

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Social Media platforms using the #WITS2014 hashtag over the course of the two-day conference, organized and focused online wine tastings have also been scheduled with participating wineries

06/11/14

François Hériard Dubreuil had been acting as CEO in a transitional role since Frédéric Pflanz resigned after holding the position for just a few months

06/11/14

JP Chenet, the number one French wine brand in the world, announced the U.S. launch of an exciting new concept in sparkling wine: JP Chenet Ice Edition.

06/11/14

Ménage À Trois Launches a Trio of Vodkas in Accordance With National Martini Day June 19, 2014

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... more and more winemakers are now choosing to make rosé from the outset and are specifically focusing their viniculture efforts on producing rosé rather than simply using it as an outlet for unused juice

06/11/14

Psychologists have claimed that simply hearing alcoholic terms such as "vodka", "wine" and "whisky" can incite aggression in sober people.

06/11/14

A semi-annual survey of ag lenders shows less optimism than last fall due to an expected increase in ag loan interests rates. But the survey also showed an expected increase in loan volume and available money

06/11/14

on Monday, a number of Northern California leaders made it clear they are prepared to support a water bond for the November ballot - under certain conditions

06/11/14

Pharmaceuticals billionaire buys winery and vineyard; Mondavi looking for new home

06/11/14

The Latest Addition is a Chianti Rufina Riserva from the Historical Nipozzano Estate in Tuscany

06/11/14

As the next generation of Texas High Plains farmers takes the mantle from the 1970s winegrower founders and re-establish the AVA with new varietals, modern technologies and a thirst for critical economic understanding of wine markets, wine quality is much improved.

06/11/14

As of this coming Thursday, Washington consumers will be able to have wine growlers refilled at their favorite winery's satellite tasting rooms. That's when a law proposed by winery advocacy group "Family Wineries of Washington State" takes effect

06/11/14

A limp response to Bordeaux's latest offerings keeps the fine-wine market depressed.

06/11/14

For second year in a row, junior water rights holders in the Klamath Basin find themselves shut off.

06/11/14

As reported in the March 27 issue of The Grapeline, this past winter researchers based at the University of California and Sacramento State University surveyed six groups of grape growers in various regions of the state as part of a project to develop techniques for earlier detection of grape vine canker diseases. That, in turn, could lead to more effective, longer-term control.

06/11/14

Considering the hard freeze this past December and extremely dry weather up until around the middle of January, the Sierra Foothills vineyards managed by Carol Laubach are in much better shape at the start of June than she was expecting at the beginning of this year.

06/11/14

Continuing this year's quick pace, which began with budbreak, the Monterey County wine grape vineyards of Hahn Estate were advancing about two to three weeks ahead of the usual stage of development at the end of May. "It's the earliest crop I've seen in the 16 years I've been here," says Andy Mitchell.

06/11/14

Omero Cellars has announced the appointment of Chad Stock of Minimus Wines as Omero's new winemaker and Destiny Dudley has been promoted to assistant winemaker and director of operations. A new winery and tasting room is scheduled to open at the west end of Carlton in time for the 2014 harvest.

06/11/14

Codorniu-owned Artesa Vineyards is to sell its Sonoma County estate, but the group denied the move is connected to protests by environmental groups over its planned vineyard there.

06/11/14

Two new apps have been launched this month to help UK-based wine lovers get the best out of their preferred drink.

06/11/14

A petition calling for wine to be sold in grocery stores in Tennessee has begun with the aim of forcing a referendum this November.

06/11/14

Researchers in Australia are studying the genome of different grapes to see how the DNA composition of the vine affects the taste of wine as well as to speed up the clonal selection process.

06/11/14

A U.S. Food & Drug Administration statement which became public last week puts this 83-year-old practice in doubt

06/11/14

Top Australian wine producer Neil McGuigan says the US market is a "sleeping giant" when it comes to wine consumption, and predicts its growth will outpace China in the next few years.

06/11/14

Pedernales Cellars' David Kuhlken said the rugged Texas Hill Country, which sprawls over central and south Texas,"is more Mediterranean than one might think." Its creeks and rivers have carved into the deep layers of limestone and created a wide variation in soil types where grapes are grown.

06/11/14

A Mississippi brewery is partnering with Louisiana businesses to sell its new beer, which has an alcohol-by-volume level too high to be sold in the Magnolia State. After months of sitting in a large whiskey barrel, the new brew, Barley Legal, registered with an alcohol-by-volume (ABV) level of 11.4 percent, making it illegal to sell in Mississippi.

06/11/14

Steffan Bankier CEO of Public House Wine says more people are opting for boxed wine over bottled.

06/11/14

Wine's fresh female voices are to the fore of a revolution that is democratizing the industry

06/11/14

Sonoma County's smoking-hot tourism industry appears on pace for another record-setting year, with visitors likely to spend more than a billion dollars on the Wine Country experience, however they define it.

06/11/14

Oregon's wineries have turned to direct cellar door sales to help boost their brand and develop a following both in the US and internationally.

06/11/14

Riesling's most ardent supporter is British wine writer Stuart Pigott, whose blog chronicles his adventures on what he likes to call Planet Riesling, along with sharp observations and pungent opinions

06/11/14

This summer, lawmakers are studying the state's alcohol laws, and direct wine shipment is the fiercest battleground

06/11/14

Withstanding the drought that continues to batter farming statewide, Sonoma County's agricultural sector continued to grow in 2013, resulting in an annual yield of crops and products valued at more than $848 million, the county announced Tuesday

06/11/14

The attendance slump of the past couple years, the executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association says, is over, or at least the first few months of the 2014 festival and winery event season seem to indicate that the lag in numbers has ended

06/11/14

The laser system, created by the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, is set up on the side of the road to monitor each car that passes by

06/11/14

It's among the epicurean battles being waged around the world over what food and drink should carry special status as local and unique

06/11/14

New listings with major national retailers and company's growth in the USA and Canada require increase in production of fine wines.

06/11/14

Californians could save 10 million to 14 million acre-feet of water a year if they were to take common-sense and low-cost steps